The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) will host its 36th annual NORTHEAST 2013 Automotive Services Show March 8-10 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus.
The weekend will kick off with the SCRS and AASP/NJ-hosted East Coast Resolution Forum & Leadership Conference, which will welcome representatives from national and local automotive repair associations. This event will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 8.
Following this event will be a panel discussion on parts procurement. The panel will include representatives from many of the State Farm/PartsTrader program test areas across the country, and SCRS Executive Director Aaron Schulenburg will serve as the moderator.
“There are 100 reasons to come out to the NORTHEAST 2013 show,” says AASP/NJ President Jeff McDowell. “But if you only need one, it’s the parts procurement panel. This may be the single most devastating threat to our industry in decades."
Larry Montanez, one the industry’s leading speakers and trade writers, will return to present “Damage Report Writing Case Study.” Attendees will follow along with three case studies on a quarter panel replacement, bumper fascia replacement and key scratch down the side of a vehicle. Additional procedures, materials, included and non-included items will be covered, along with calculations of procedures. Montanez will also be teaming with Metropolitan Car-O-Liner to present a special “Calculating Frame/Uni-Body Setup and Realignment” demonstration on Saturday morning.
Future Cure will host an educational waterborne paint seminar, “Drying Waterborne in 2013: Just the Facts,” as well as “Equipment Financing Made Easy” and “Painting With Nitrogen: Inside the Collision Industry’s Best-Kept Secret” in conjunction with Haydell Industries.
NUCAR will facilitate two programs presented by GM Parts: “After the Crash,” a seminar addressing new NVH technologies and several new safety features, and “Beyond the Four Strokes,” a presentation using real world scenarios based on vehicles from several manufacturers to focus on engine mechanical related misfires diagnosis, SIDI engine service techniques and most recent engine sensor technology.
I-CAR will be represented by its latest class, “Vehicle Technology & Trends 2013 (NEW13),” and the topic of “Social Marketing Made Easy” will be addressed by Frank Terlap of Summit Software Solutions.
“With all our area has gone through over the past year, NORTHEAST 2013 really has so much more significance this year,” added McDowell.