AAPEX will offer repair shop readiness sessions for shops and instructors

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The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Learning Forum will offer eight repair shop readiness sessions for shops and automotive instructors.  The 2013 AAPEX is set for Nov. 5- 7, at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nev.

The eight sessions will cover either new technology or the management skills necessary to ensure that repair shop staffs are ready for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges, The sessions are:

* Direct Injection Technology Update*

 *Wallet Flushing?

* Salespeople are from Venus: Installers are From Mars

* New Exhaust Technologies Including the New Clean Diesel*

* Wiring Diagram Color Coding: A Tool for Understanding Electrical Circuits*

* Four Cornerstones of Service Operation Success

* TPMS Smart Maintenance and Repair*

* Secrets to Auto Repair Shop Success

Automotive instructors who attend the five technical sessions (*) will receive an added bonus as these sessions are accredited for National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) credit hours. Certificates will be distributed at the conclusion of the session.

This year’s Learning Forum will feature nearly 40 free sessions, the highest number ever offered at AAPEX. Sessions will begin on Monday, Nov. 4, the day before the official start of AAPEX, and continue through Nov. 7.

All sessions are accredited by the University of the Aftermarket toward the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) professional designations.

For a list of topics, speakers, session descriptions and a schedule, visit the AAPEX Learning Forum,

AAPEX is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). For more information, visit or e-mail:

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