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January 2022

2022 Aftermarket Jackpot Convention

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Save the Date 

November 1-3, 2022 

at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Auto Value & Bumper to Bumper High Stakes Jackpot Convention.

Enjoy the Entertainment capitol of the world with access to AAPEX and SEMA, nightly entertainment, prize giveaways and all sorts of fun courtesy of the Aftermarket Jackpot.

See you in Vegas!!

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$25,000 in scholarships


Nothing says Happy 2022 like a $1,000 college scholarship for you or your child. It's not too early to get started with the application. Visit automotivescholarships.com for details on qualifications and requirements.

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$250 in reimbursements

Time is running out to claim your $250 in ASE reimbursements. Auto Value & Bumper to Bumper will give up to $250 to all shops who submit proof of passing scores by February 15, 2022.

Visit alliance-programs.com/login to start.


Auto Care Association to Host 2022 Business Outlook Webinar

As an Auto Value Certified Service Center you now have member access to everything the Auto Care Association has to offer. Join industry thought leaders as they discuss Right to Repair, Supply Chain Issues, Labor Capacity opportunities, and more. Register for the Webinar HERE and tune in on February 2nd to get more insight on key issues facing our industry today.

New Year, New Website Updates

A New Year is always a great time to evaluate the utilization of your marketing tools and how they can set you up for success in the months to come. If your past year has been like many auto repair shops, you haven't had much of a chance to think about your website while maintaining your busy schedule. No need to worry, Repair Shop Websites has compiled 7 different updates that you can make to help keep your website refreshed throughout the New Year.

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CSC Program Spotlight: AutoText.Me

Autotext.me is a cloud-based shop management solution designed by a shop owner to help shop owners provide their clients with top-of-the-line digital service.

Learn more by watching the video below:

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Support the Aftermarket Industry

From access to telematics data to environmental and labor regulations, policies debated in Washington, D.C. have a direct impact on the way you do business. The Auto Care Association's Political Action Committee (ACPAC) provides members with an easy, powerful way to get personally involved in the political process. Join ACPAC today!

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How to Win Locally - 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Service Experience

Consumers are changing—new expectations and demands aren’t just a future state—they’re here today. In fact, according to J.D. Power, auto service customers now prefer texting over all other channels. It’s time for auto service businesses to rethink old marketing strategies and deliver the experience modern consumers expect. 

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Tekmetric Business Tip:

You probably know this by now, but by and large, people prefer to use digital media and tools to save time, money, and even paper. The shop owner's ultimate digital vehicle inspection guide brought to you by Tekmetric can help your shop not only save time and paper but also enhance the customer experience. Build customer trust and loyalty, empower service writers to sell larger repair orders, and streamline your repair process.

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January Tech IQ:

Code P0315 and Crankshaft Position Sensors. If you replaced the ECM or crankshaft position sensor, a new code for the crankshaft sensor called P0315 might be set. In this episode of Tech IQ, Shop Owner uncovers why code P0315 occurs after a vehicle is reflashed or the crankshaft position sensor is replaced.

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January Maintenance IQ:

Keeping an oil filter on the side or bottom of the engine is no small engineering accomplishment. It is a balancing act with the forces of friction, surface area and stretch working together. In this video by Shop Owner they cover what holds an oil filter to an engine. While discussing threads, baseplates and gaskets they breakdown how to install an oil filter.


MPA Webinar Trainings for 2022

Starting in February, MPA will be launching a series of free training webinars beginning with an overview of LIN Controlled Alternators. Click Here for more information. The series will include trouble shooting and best practices, product overviews, and technical resources available, among other things.

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POP QUIZ: A vehicle's passenger heating system is set to MAX HEAT but blows warm air only. All of the following will cause this condition EXCEPT:

A) An air pocket in the heater core

B) A restricted heater control valve

C) A weak engine cooling fan motor

D) A clogged heater core

View the answer. View explanation.