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AAPEX Mobility Park Will Demo Scan Tools and Underhood Diagnostics

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The new outdoor Mobility Park at the 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) will feature demonstrations of the latest scan tool technology and  procedures for underhood diagnostic work.

AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Scan Tool Theatre

Demonstrations in the Scan Tool Theatre will focus on tire pressure monitoring systems, electronic parking brakes, Tesla S battery modules, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) collision avoidance, battery technology, fuel injection and gasoline direct injection testing techniques.

Exhibitors and companies providing the demonstrations include: Standard Motor Products, Schrader, Bartec, Autel, AVI, Mahle, OTC, Delphi, ATS and The Group Training Academy.

For a schedule, visit the Scan Tool Theatre.

Underhood Training

The Underhood Training section will include demonstrations on pressure and vacuum waveform analysis, grouping parameter IDs, R-1234yf, GDIs, gaskets, 2 CT clutch transmission and a 4-step diagnostic process.

In addition, demos will cover scanner diagnostics focusing on air induction, EVAP diagnosis, U-codes, battery technology, diesel training and scan tool testing.

Exhibitors and companies providing the underhood training demonstrations include: The Group Training Academy, Carquest, Honeywell, Standard Motor Products, Mahle, Schaeffler, Bartec, Bosch and Delphi.

For a schedule, visit Underhood Training.

Electric Vehicles

An electric vehicles display will round out the Mobility Park at AAPEX.

All Mobility Park demonstrations will last approximately 45 minutes and are included in AAPEX registration. The Mobility Park will be located behind the Sands Expo in the LINQ parking lot.

To register for AAPEX, visit:

AAPEX is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public. Registration for approved and credentialed media is free and can be completed at

AAPEX is expected to feature more than 2,200 exhibiting companies and nearly 50 AAPEXedu sessions. Approximately 158,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 140 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the SEMA Show.

AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). For more information, visit or e-mail: On social media, follow AAPEX at #AAPEX17.  

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