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Carshare Services Disrupting Automotive Aftermarket

There is growing evidence that the emerging community of carshare owners is being recognized as a distinct market opportunity for service department operations at dealerships.

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The right way to help consumers as they face tough times

Consumers these days are being increasingly challenged financially by higher inflation and rising interest rates. That makes the role of the automotive repair shop all that more important, according to an industry expert. And there’s a proper way to help them along the way.

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The ‘Aftermarket Jackpot Convention’ Begins

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper have kicked off their 2022 Aftermarket Jackpot Convention at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Registration opened Tuesday with thousands of attendees visiting registration, an opening reception and dinner.

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SEMA Show Returns for 2022 as the Annual Epicenter of Automotive Business, Trends and Culture

The Show features thousands of new products, OEM debuts, hundreds of custom vehicle builds, interactive experiences, demonstrations, and more. The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show opened this morning, officially kicking off with an industry breakfast…

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SEMA EV Aftermarket Panel: EVs are Different; Be Ready

In a panel discussion entitled Future of the Aftermarket in an Electrified World, moderator Sean Holman quizzed three panelists—Marie-Pier Forget (Ingenext), Brian Reese (T Sportline), and Ben Schaeffer (Unplugged Performance)—on the impact of electric vehicles on the aftermarket.

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AAPEX keynote still resonates after show

AAPEX may have wrapped for another year, but conversations at the keynote kick off event continue to resonate. The discussion between political icon, James Carville, and political strategist Karl Rove provided points and counterpoints on the upcoming U.S. …

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