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BettsHD Joins the OptiCat Network 

OptiCat LLC, a leading supplier of cataloging data services for the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarkets, reports BettsHD has joined the OptiCat Network.

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ASE Enhances myASE Portal 

ASE Enhances myASE Portal

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will be deploying an updated myASE portal for test registering, scheduling and viewing technician information. The portal will be more intuitive and improve the level of service ASE provides.

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The Group to Hold Virtual Meeting

The Group to Hold Virtual Meeting

Pronto Smart Choice and Federated Car Care Centers are invited to participate in the upcoming Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) virtual national meeting on Friday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. CT,

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PAVE to Clear Confusion Over ADAS Terminology

PAVE to Clear Confusion Over ADAS Terminology

Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) has endorsed an effort by several leading safety organizations to help reduce consumer confusion by adopting standardized naming for advanced driver assistance technology.

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TechForce Foundation Promotes Service Technician Careers

The TechForce Foundation has a multitude of materials the industry can use to promote careers as...

From Aug. 24 to Sept. 11, TechForce Foundation, with the help of its partners (including 10 Missions Media, the publisher of Auto Service Professional magazine), will be showcasing the social and economic potentials of pursuing an education and career as a technician.

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SEMA Wants Input on Plans for 2020 SEMA Show

SEMA is collecting feedback from its members and looking at how to offer a safe 2020 SEMA Show -...

The Specialty Equipment Market Association continues to plan for an in-person 2020 SEMA Show, but organizers also are watching a spike in coronavirus cases in Las Vegas and working on a virtual element to meet the demand of international attendees who may face travel restrictions.

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Auto Care Association Extends Award Submission Deadlines

Auto Care Association Extends Award Submission Deadlines

The Auto Care Association is extending the submission deadline for its 2020 awards recognizing excellence in education -- the Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award and Auto Care Career & Education (ACE) Award. The new deadline is July 31, 2020.

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Aftermarket Sales to Drop 8.8% This Year, Rebound in 2021

"Miles driven continue to rise as global economies reopen, new technologies continue to emerge...

Total U.S. automotive aftermarket sales are forecast to decrease 8.8% in 2020 as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related factors, according to the 2020 Joint Channel Forecast Model produced jointly by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association. But a rebound is expected to take place next year.

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SEMA Details Health Precautions for November Show

SEMA is working with experts to develop safety precautions for this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

In reference to its early-November show in Las Vegas, Nev., the Specialty Equipment Market Association says it is “focused on building the optimal business environment where showgoers will feel safe to congregate.”