NACE | CARS event organizers have released of details for this year’s OEM programming. NACE | CARS 2016, taking place Aug. 9-13, will feature record involvement and expanded training from companies such as Audi, BMW, FCA, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and more, providing information on their latest vehicles, materials and technology, how to address specific repairs and how to become a certified repair shop.
Here is an overview of the training, which will be offered on a complimentary basis with the purchase of a conference or expo pass:
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Introducing the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. The class will provide you with information relative to the technical specifications, metal strengths and repair procedures. Presented by John Hughes, MOPAR Collision Repair Responsible Service Engineering, TSO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
- Ford Motor Co.: Ford F-Series Repair Information & Introducing the 2017 F-Series Super Duty. Join in on the discussion about Ford’s aluminum-body truck lineup. This repairability presentation will include specifics about the F-150 and the 2017 F-Series Super Duty, including Ford-approved repair procedures and a Q&A session for technicians to speak personally with Ford service engineers. Presented by Gerry Bonnani, service engineer, Paint and Body Repair, Ford Motor Co.
- Audi of America: Introducing the 2017 Audi Q7 Hybrid. Learn the material construction and repair methodology of the new 2017 Audi Q7 Hybrid. Presented by Mark Allen, collision programs and workshop equipment specialist, Audi of America.
- American Honda Motor Co.: 2016 Honda Pilot and Civic body technology and Honda’s Pro First Certified Collision Repair Facility Program. Learn about Honda’s latest collision industry support activities and accomplishments. This class will include an overview of body technology on the 2016 Honda Pilot and Civic and the ProFirst Certified Collision Repair Facility Program. Presented by Gary Ledoux, assistant national manager, Collision Parts Marketing, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. and Chris Tobie, collision business specialist, American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
- General Motors (GM): Focus on the customer and the importance of a safe repair and overview of Cadillac CT6 Repair Procedures. With a wide range of repair challenges facing the industry, GM is focused on helping body shops access information to make quality, safe repairs. This class will cover “what’s new” at GM along with how to access new repair information. GM also will discuss the repair procedures for the all-new aluminum unibody Cadillac CT6. Presented by John Eck, manager, Wholesale Dealer Channel, General Motors.
- Toyota Motor Sales: “Work Smarter. Not Harder. New Skills For Repair Challenges!” The class aims to demonstrate how Toyota’s “Fix it Right the First Time” philosophy pays off. Hence our claim that Toyota Collision Repair & Refinish doesn’t cost, it pays. This will be accomplished through a presentation on a typical non-structural/structural repair challenge, in which some repairers might guess at the right thing to do instead of planning the repair using skill and information resources learned during instructor-led training. Presented by James Meyer, technical training administrator senior, Toyota Motor Sales.
- Service Ready: Honda: Join Honda’s Valerie Sullivan and her team as they show service repair shops how to be service ready for their brand. From service information, scan tools, key and immobilizer codes, learn what is available and how you can utilize these resources to make your shop more successful when servicing American Honda vehicles. Presented by Valerie Sullivan, Parts and Service Communications, American Honda Motor Co.
“The support and participation of the car manufacturers is significant to the show’s development. Although NACE | CARS received support in the past, the industry has never before experienced this level of OEM involvement. Service and repair professionals will benefit from attending and learning directly from the car manufacturers on how to repair the cars of today and tomorrow,” said Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director.
Targeting business owners, management and technicians, the event organizers say this conference and exposition brings together all market segments for the latest and most comprehensive repair solutions, services, education, products and technology.
For information on booking exhibit space or sponsorships, contact Robert Martin at [email protected] or (832) 646-0176.