F.Y.I.The suite of education sessions being offered by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA AAIA Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (consolidation of the Automotive Parts & Accessories Association and the Automotive Service Industry Association)
AAIA Association on American Indian Affairs ) at this year's AAPEX AAPEX Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo
AAPEX Association of Agricultural Production Executives Show in Las Vegas has been greatly expanded and tailored to aftermarket professionals in all segments of the industry. All sessions will be held in the Sands Expo Center (unless otherwise indicated) and are approved by the University of the Aftermarket for CEU CEU Continuing Education Unit
CEU Central European University
CEU College of Eastern Utah (Price, UT)
CEU Centro Escolar University (Manila, Philippines)
CEU Centro Escolar University credit toward the AAP AAP - Association of American Publishers and MAAP MAAP Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program
MAAP Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs
MAAP Master Air Attack Plan
MAAP Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (Bataan, Philippines) certificates. AAPEX will be held Nov. 4-6, 2008.
Hella recently released its new 2008-2009 Lighting Spare Parts catalog of OE-quality replacement parts for various Audi, BMW BMW
in full Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
German automaker. Founded as an aircraft engine manufacturer in 1916, the company assumed the name Bayerische Motoren Werke and became known for its high-speed motorcycles in the 1920s. , Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Freightliner, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Saab, Toyota and Volkswagen models. The 84-page catalog features complete application listings with parts photos and ordering details, as well as an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and part number cross reference.
MAHLE Clevite recently unveiled new courses pertaining to Clevite engine bearings and Perfect Circle piston rings for its eLearning curriculum, which is composed of courses covering each of the company's product lines. Each course is divided into 15- to 20-minute chapters, then into lessons. When a technician completes a course, he can print out a certificate to let others know of his achievement.
DENSO Sales California has published a new 2008 fuel pump catalog (No. FP-CAT-0708) for its First Time Fit fuel pump line. The expanded catalog includes 157 new part numbers, including modules and hanger assemblies, plus 33 new tank seal part numbers. It covers passenger car, light truck and van applications and features expanded coverage of GM vehicles, along with Honda, Toyota, Acura, Lexus and Scion models. To obtain a copy of the catalog, contact your local DENSO representative, or call 88896-DENSO. The company also announces its "Clear Driving Ahead" wiper blade promotion, in which distributors and sales professionals can receive free pairs of Oakley sunglasses based on how many qualifying orders of First Time Fit wiper blades are placed. The promotion ends Nov. 30. For additional information, contact your local distributor, or visit www.densoaftermarket.com.
Tenneco has introduced a new set of trade incentives to its popular Monroe brakes "Fuel Stop" promotion. The new "Fuel Stop Rewards!" installer promotion and "Fuel Stop Benefits!" jobber/warehouse distributor promotion are available through Nov. 30, 2008. The Fuel Stop program is valid on any purchase of qualifying Monroe Ceramics and Monroe Dynamics brake pads. The program gives installers the opportunity to earn up to a $75 Monroe brakes debit card after purchasing 36 sets of qualifying pads (lesser amounts for smaller quantities). For more on the Fuel Stop promotion, visit www.monroebrakes.com. "Be Car Care Aware" point-of-sale kits are now available from the Car Care Council, in time for this months Fall Car Care Month. The kit includes a copy of the popular Car Care Guide and a pack of 25 vehicle inspection forms. The kits can be ordered at the Council's website, www.carcare.org, which has been recently redesigned with a cleaner look, enhanced graphics and new multimedia capabilities.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is a professional certification group that certifies professionals in the automotive repair and service industry. (ASE (Adaptive Server Enterprise) A relational DBMS from Sybase that runs on Windows NT/2000, Linux and a variety of Unix platforms. ASE is a comprehensive and robust data management product with a long history dating back to the late 1980s. ), Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) and SkillsUSA have announced an agreement to provide cobranded end-of-program exams for students in secondary and postsecondary automotive technology programs. The new exams will merge the well-known NATEF NATEF National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) End-of-Program tests into a joint offering from the three groups. A spring 2009 launch is anticipated.
ANSA ANSA - Advanced Network Systems Architecture Automotive recently released its new 2008 OE Replacement Exhaust Catalog on CD, with more than 200 new part numbers added to the company's import replacement exhaust line. The CD catalog, which utilizes a PDF (Portable Document Format) The de facto standard for document publishing from Adobe. On the Web, there are countless brochures, data sheets, white papers and technical manuals in the PDF format. format, includes installation hardware for most import light vehicle applications and features a full index by vehicle make and model.
To offer greater flexibility and reach more technicians, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has acquired the resources to provide live mobile a/c training via the Internet in a webinar format. A webinar class requires students to view the instructor and class presentation materials on a computer connected to the Internet. Students hear the instructor over the phone. Initially, MACS will offer prep classes for the section 609 certification class and portions of the MACS Best Practices class via the Web. To schedule webinar classes, e-mail Marion Posen at email@example.com, or call 215-631-7020 ext. 304.
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