The Commitment to Training initiative gives you the chance to connect with other automotive professionals who share your passion for training. By joining our community, you’ll get access to the latest industry news, cutting-edge resources, expert tips and free training events. Get started by browsing the exclusive content we offer below.
Brought to you by Nace Automechanika Chicago and Motor Age, ABRN and Aftermarket Business World, you will find a wealth of exclusive content offered throughout the program.
NACE Automechanika Chicago kicks off July 26 with a full slate of the industry’s best trainers leading the courses you need to take to be successful technicians, owners and managers. With vehicle technology changing faster than ever, stay up-to-date on techniques, processes and more, with classes covering diagnostics, hybrids, diesels, brake service, A/C and all of the business, management and marketing training you could want!
Come learn from John Thornton, Craig Van Batenburg, Danny Sanchez, G. Jerry Truglia, Bobby Bassett, Vin Waterhouse, Bob Greenwood and others from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Standard Motor Products, Mitchell 1, CARQUEST Technical Institute and many more!
The best part is when you register through our sites, each mechanical technical and management course you sign up for is offered to you at NO COST thanks to the support of manufacturer sponsors
Curious about what the NACE Automechanika Chicago letter of intent means? Read more about the letter and how two great shows, NACE and Automechanika Chicago, are bringing the amazing lineups of collision and mechanical training to the industry in July 2017. With comments from the Automotive Service Association, UBM and Messe Frankfurt, this is what you need to know about the letter of intent.
Ann Arbor, MI
Classes include Business Succession Planning, How to Diagnose P0420s and P043s Catalyst, Aluminum Welding and more.
Oct. 15, 2016
Classes include Service Counter Selling Skills, Vehicle Technology and Trends, Practical Electrical & Scope Techniques and more.
Telematics can provide you new ways to improve customer service, open new avenues to educate your customers about their vehicles and repair options and create broader customer reach.
Reprogramming a module can be a daunting task the first time you try. If you don't follow the procedure correctly, you could turn that expensive ECU into an expensive paperweight. This webinar from Motor Age and TST will cover OE websites, what software to have and NOT have on your laptop, how to update your J-2534 software, updating the firmware, finding the correct computer information, what battery maintainer to use, how to look up information, how to prevent module and computer failure, when to program and more.
Presented by Pete Meier, director of training with Motor Age, and G. Jerry Truglia, president of Technicians Service Training (TST), this webinar covers essential testing techniques to speed up your electrical diagnosis and even find problems that are disguising themselves as electrical faults. Learn why reading voltage on the ground side of a circuit is a bad thing, how current can be used to test a variety of issues, tricks for locating parasitic battery drains and more!
Now is your chance to improve your knowledge of the battery and charging system on today’s vehicles and learn testing you can use right away to help your customers. After all, a vehicle that won’t start is one of the fastest ways your customers’ days can be ruined. Watch and learn from our experts – G. Jerry Truglia with TST and Pete Meier – as they teach you a variety of methods for battery and charging system testing as well as educate you on the common causes of premature battery and alternator failures. Starting with a simple DVOM test and moving up to capacitance testing and DSO testing, you will walk away with the actual tests you can perform in your shop.
How much do you really know about the modes and methodology of Global OBDII? This standardized platform is capable of helping you diagnose nearly any drivability problem you may come across if you understand its true potential! Join top trainers Pete Meier with Motor Age and G. Jerry Truglia with TST as they show you all 10 modes of OBDII and explain what each brings to the diagnostic table. The pair use the same information they will share with you in many of their own diagnostic processes.
Both owners and techs can benefit from the addition of nitrogen plastic welding. From an additional revenue stream to proving yourself as a valued and skilled employee, those are just a few of the many benefits. With this whitepaper and how-to information, you will learn the skills and processes involved in nitrogen plastic welding.
Simply investing time into the right training for your shop and putting forth the effort to have all of the appropriate employees complete it ensures the business will stay on the right track. One way to go about training is to utilize resources from experts in the field. In this whitepaper, learn tips on not only how to find the right training for your collision repair facility but also to learn better ways to care for matte or low-gloss finishes.
There are many benefits to having your estimators include cavity wax in their repair plan and making sure your technicians follow the simple application steps. In this whitepaper, you will learn the steps to applying cavity wax, when to use the product and how you can benefit from using it from a business perspective, including that cavity wax is not included in Paint & Material costs but is a non-included billable item.
As part of our Commitment to Training, ABRN will prepare you for welding on today’s vehicles and the variety of metals you will face. From a look at the right equipment to a discussion on aluminum welding techniques and how they differ from steel, you need to watch this webinar to become a top welder for your shop.
ABRN, in partnership with lean material management expert Jim Compton, will walk you through the process of dissecting your shop’s P&M costs and provide simple steps for cost management. Learn what KPIs and numbers are most important to monitor, the value training can have on your P&M profits and how to get your staff on board and involved in the process.
Join us for "Proper Paint Booth Operation," where you will learn how to: properly prep a vehicle before painting, improve your booth’s spray zone, achieve balanced booth pressure and maintain optimal booth performance. This webinar will help you best position your collision repair shop to be the leader in your area when it comes to effectively and effeciently painting your customers' vehicles.
The automotive market is growing not only within the U.S., but especially on a global scale. "Doing Business Overseas" is an overview of what you need to know and where you need to go to broaden your product’s reach and to bring in new product to your distribution chain. Learn about markets to consider and those to avoid because of tariffs, regulations and more.
While some millennials place vehicle ownership low on their list of priorities, this segment not only now is who your are hiring, but it also is a growing portion of consumers. Additionally, for years women have made up the majority of decision-makers when it comes to vehicle repairs. Two studies available from Aftermarket Business World, bring you the facts and figures you need to make buying decisions for your business and to educate your customers.
CIC Meeting and SCRS Open Board Meeting | Hilton Palm Springs
Palm Springs, California
January 23-26, 2017
2017 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week |
Las Vegas, Nevada
MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide) | Anaheim Marriott
VISION Hi-Tech Training and Expo | Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, Kansas
2017 I-CAR Volunteer & Instructor Conference
Automotive Training Expo (ATE) | Doubletree Hotel SeaTac
Technicians Service Training (TST) Big Event | Westchester Marriott
Tarrytown, New York
2017 ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference | Kansas City Mariott Downtown
Kansas City, Missouri
NACE Automechanika Chicago |
McCormick Place West
Chicago Area Networking (C.A.N.) Conference | Westin Chicago
October 31 - November 2
AVI Conference and AAPEX |
Sands Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 31 - November 3
SEMA | Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada