COMMITMENT TO TRAINING INITIATIVE

The Automechanika 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 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 Atlanta and Motor Age, ABRN and Aftermarket Business World, you will find a wealth of exclusive content offered throughout the program.

THE INDUSTRY'S BEST TRAINING UNDER ONE ROOF

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NACE Automechanika Atlanta kicks off August 8 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 the leading trainers in the automotive industry and others from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Standard Motor Products, Mitchell 1, CARQUEST Technical Institute and many more! Interested in becoming an Automechanika Commitment To Training sponsor? Contact us!

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. Sign up to be the first to recieve updates on the 2018 show in Atlanta!

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SERVICE REPAIR WHITEPAPERS AND RESOURCE GUIDES

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Focus on Telematics

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.

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Focus on Repair Shop SOPs

Creating and implementing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are the best ways to ensure each employee knows the proper method of performing various jobs throughout the shop.

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SERVICE REPAIR WEBINARS AND TRAINING VIDEOS

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Reprogramming With J-2534

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.

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Everyday Electrical Troubleshooting

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!

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Battery, Starter, Charging Syster Testing Webinar

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.

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Diagnosing Drivability With Global OBDII

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.

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COLLISION REPAIR WEBINARS AND TRAINING VIDEOS

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Welding Techniques for Today’s Shops

As part of the Automechanika 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.

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Tracking Paint and Material Costs for Improved Profitability

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.

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AFTERMARKET BUSINESS WORLD RESEARCH

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Doing Business Overseas 

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.

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Aftermarket Business World Professional Research

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. 

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2018 AUTOMECHANIKA COMMITMENT TO TRAINING SPONSORS

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FREE AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING EVENTS

January 26-28, 2018

Mobile Tech Expo 

Orlando, Florida

February 2-6, 2018

Mid West Auto Body Show

Altoona, Iowa

February 8-12, 2018

Hybrid / EV Training Class (IGNOC & ACDC)

Wilmington, N.C.

February 14-17, 2018

MACS

Orlando, Florida

March 2, 2018

NC Tire Dealers Association

Raleigh, North Carolina

March 2-3, 2018

VISION

Kansas City, Missouri

March 16-18, 2018

North East Automotive Services Show

Secaucus, New Jersey.

March 16-18, 2018

Automotive Training Expo (ATE)

Seattle, Washington

March 17, 2018

TST Big Event

Fishkill, New York

March 21-24, 2018

ATI Super Conference

Orlando, Florida

March 22-24, 2018

NADA

Las Vegas, Nevada

April 10-11, 2018

HD Repair Forum

Fort Worth, Texas

April 13-15, 2018

Management Success Spring Conference

Montgomery, Texas

April 18-19, 2018

National Automotive Training Competition (NATC)

New York City, New York

April 21-22, 2018

Southern Automotive Repair Conference

Biloxi, Mississippi

April 24-27, 2018

Auto Body Parts Association (ABPA) National Convention

San Diego, California

May 6-8, 2018

PPG MVP Spring Conference

Doral, Florida

June 4-7, 2018

Government Fleet Expo and Conference

San Diego, California

July 16-19, 2018

NACAT Conference

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

August 08-10, 2018

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NACE Automechanika Atlanta  

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

August 8-11, 2018

Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS)

Las Vegas, Nevada

September 22-23, 2018

Management Success Fall Conference

Los Angeles, California

September 22-24, 2018

C.A.N. (ASA Illinois)

Chicago, Illinois

September 28-30, 2018

ASTE by Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

October 30, 2018 - November 1, 2018

AAPEX

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 30, 2018 - November 1, 2018

SEMA

Las Vegas, Nevada