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When can the aftermarket expect normalcy? One expert’s guess…
August 18, 2021 by Adam Malik

The automotive aftermarket is in for at least another year of uncertainty and increased prices, according to an industry observer. A culmination of issues — ranging from lack of shipping containers to rail congestion to changing consumer habits to the

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Only use an OEM scan tool? No, say three groups
August 12, 2021 by Adam Malik

In response to recent industry commentary that automotive repair and service shops should only use original equipment manufacturing scan tools, three prominent industry groups put out a joint memo against the position. The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI), Automotive Aftermarket

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Who will lead the ACC this year
August 5, 2021 by Adam Malik

Jennifer Holland will take the reigns of the Automotive Communications Council for the upcoming year. The ACC announced that Holland, from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), will serve as president, with John McGrane of ACME Manufacturing serving

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AASA webinars to tackle supplier challenges
July 29, 2021 by Adam Malik

The supply chain is going through some tough times these days and a series of webinars from the supplier association will look at helping to alleviate concerns. A new six-part series from the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) starts Aug.

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Reminder from ASE: Renew your subscription
July 28, 2021 by Adam Malik

The National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE) is reminding automotive service professionals to renew their subscriptions on the ASE Renewal App. Introduced last year, the app extends ASP’s A1-A9 certifications without stepping foot in a test center. More than 10,000

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University foundation dishes out most scholarship cash ever
July 27, 2021 by Adam Malik

It was a record-setting year for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. The foundation handed out $706,250 in scholarships in 2021, all with the goal of helping build a strong and knowledgeable workforce. Recipients will be attending a two-year or

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How high specialty equipment sales rose last year
July 20, 2021 by Adam Malik

It was a record-breaking year for specialty equipment sales in 2020 — and all signs are pointing to an even better 2021 and beyond. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) reported that, despite COVID-19 creating a roller coaster of a

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ASE explains why earning entry level credentials are important
July 14, 2021 by Christine Hogg

ASE Entry-Level certification tests validate students’ readiness for the workforce and earning an Entry Level credential is the best first step in building career credentials as an automotive service professional, according to Mike Coley, ASE Education Foundation president. Geared toward

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MEMA & AASA support President Biden’s executive order on the right to repair
July 9, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association applaud President Biden for issuing an executive order today directing the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish new rules making it easier and cheaper for consumers to

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Cox Automotive raises more than $12,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada
July 9, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Cox Automotive Canada’s team members attempted to “Climb Every Mountain” by walking a combined total of over two million steps and raising more than $12,000 in support of Make-A-Wish Canada. For the first time, Cox Automotive Canada joined its International

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Schedule re-certification tests by June 30th, ASE says
June 25, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) encourages those whose certifications are expiring on June 30 to schedule their tests now to secure a confirmed time slot. More service technicians than usual are scheduling tests before their certifications expire

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AAPEX 2021 announces CEOs to participate in Keynote Buyer Panel
June 23, 2021 by Christine Hogg

AAPEX 2021 has assembled a Keynote Buyer Panel of well-known industry CEOs for an engaging discussion on key topics facing the automotive aftermarket industry. The panel discussion will take place during the Keynote Session at this year’s in-person event, Tuesday,