Friday, July 27, 2012

AVI Brings High-End Technical Training to AAPEX 2012

AVI Brings High-End Technical Training to AAPEX 2012 

The AVI Training Conference will take place alongside the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) to give attendees the opportunity to participate in two industry events at one time and one place. AVI’s Training Conference is slated for Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30 during AAPEX 2012, set for Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 1. Both events will take place at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.  

AVI’s conference will feature more than 20 high-end technical classes, all geared toward the needs of the installers, technicians and shop owners to help them be more efficient with diagnostics. Topics include: advanced diagnostics using pressure transducers; using the Bartec TPMS tool; PCM coding, reflashing and reprogramming; advanced security, TPMS and chassis systems; and vehicle stability control. Classes also will cover Bosch training on gasoline direct injection, passenger car diesel, powertrain networking and Ford Powerstroke, as well online marketing strategies and creating profit win numbers. 

The instructor lineup for the AVI Training Conference includes: 
• Jim Bates and Michael Moskowitz, Advance Auto Parts;
• Dave Hobbs, Delphi; 
• Wally Mouradian, Automotive Training Group; 
• Mike Rose, Bartec USA; 
• Luis Ruiz, DiPaco DTech Products; 
• Danny Sanchez, Autoshop Solutions; 
• Dave Scaler, Mechanics Education Association; 
• Bernie Thompson, Automotive Test Solutions; 
• Jim Wilson, Auto Dynamics Ltd.; 
• Matt Winslow, Automotive Training Institute; and 
• Becky Witt, approved Automotive Management Institute (AMI) instructor.

Attendees must be registered for AAPEX before registering for the AVI Conference. To learn more and to register, visit the Learning Forum on the AAPEX website,, or the AVI Training Conference, 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Federated Car Care Announces 'Let it Ride' Sweepstakes

STAUNTON, Va. – Federated Car Care has just announced the launch of the “Let it Ride” Sweepstakes, in which one lucky Federated Car Care Center member will not only win a trip to Las Vegas, but also a Chevy SSR to take home. 
The lucky winner of the Federated Car Care “Let it Ride” sweepstakes will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas for the 2012 AAPEX show and will also leave Las Vegas with a Chevy SSR as the grand prize winner of this exclusive contest. In addition, hundreds of other prizes will be awarded to Federated Car Care Center members throughout the country.
“In past Federated Car Care sweepstakes, the grand prize winners have been awarded a trip or have won a vehicle,” said Phil Moore, senior vice president of Federated Auto Parts. “This year, our ‘Let it Ride’ sweepstakes takes it to a new level. We are going to send our grand prize winner on a trip to Las Vegas, where he or she will be awarded with a second grand prize, a cool Chevy SSR. This just goes to show that you can’t lose with Federated Car Care, one of the nation’s most comprehensive support programs for professional service technicians.”
The Federated “Let it Ride” Sweepstakes is open to any fully enrolled Federated Car Care Center member. Current members are automatically eligible. New members must be enrolled by Aug. 31 to be eligible.

To learn more about the Federated Car Care Center program and the “Let it Ride” sweepstakes,

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