Training Resources, Industry Associations, and News

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Technician Resources

iATN –  

The largest community of automotive technicians in the world.  The forums here may lead you to the solution to any technical problem. 

ASE -

Get your ASE certification today!  

Vehicle Manufacturer Service Information Matrix -

Long name, simple tool.

DRIVE Directory -

The most powerful automotive training search engine on the planet.  Brought to you by AAIA.

AutoTechnician.Org -

Free database for public to search for technicians and shops.  Technician Registration requires difficult testing, ensuring only professionals are listed.  This site is the first of it’s kind.

Industry Association and News

AAIA -

Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association.  The heavy-hitter association of our industry, AAIA provides us with a voice in legislation on important issues like the Right to Repair act, as well as providing critical data on trends in our industry.

MEMA -

Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association.  Get the scoop on what the manufacturers are up to.

ARA-

Automotive Recycler’s Association. For all things green in the automotive aftermarket.

SEMA -

Specialty Equipment Market Association.  One stop shop for all news on special equipment.  SEMA also throws one heck of a show in Vegas.

Ward’s Auto -

Auto data, auto news and analysis for the worldwide providers of cars and trucks.

Detroit Free Press -

News from the heartland of US auto industry.

Aftermarket News -

Exactly what it sounds like.

AWDA -

Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association. The world of distribution in the automotive aftermarket.

University of the Aftermarket -

THE provider of higher education specifically for our industry.  Enough good cannot be said about the quality and value of their courses.

Counterman -

The long-running magazine/website that features “Ask the CounterPro”, the industry famous “Mitch’s World” opinion pieces, and “Counter Person of the Year”.

Shop Management Resources

ASA – 

Automotive Service Association. A group all shops should join.

JEM Performance -

Learn how to attract and retain top technicians.

MotorAge/ SearchAutoParts.com -

Technical and management information and trends for the service dealer. Motor Age strives to create a sense of community among automotive aftermarket small business owners.

Auto Care Pro – 

Provides automotive shop owners, managers and technicians with a website and e-newsletter filled with products, tech tips and automotive news needed to be successful in the marketplace.