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April 30, 2019 @ 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Dr.
Hurst, Texas 76054 +Map It

REGISTER NOW!

GAIN THE EDGE

Connecting industry leaders who are Advancing Professionalism and Excellence in the Service and Repair Industry

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April 24, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

For Technicians

Presenter: Dave Cappert, ASE Campus Administrator

Anyone doing A/C work that involves handling or charging refrigerant into the system must have their EPA Section 609 certification or could face a fine! In this session, Dave Cappert, technical expert responsible for the ASE Section 609 online certification, will offer training, tips and advice on preparing for the certification test, along with comments on the latest information from the 2019 MACS convention. If your shop does A/C work and your technicians haven’t yet achieved Section 609 certification, don’t miss this webinar! After this webinar, you will have a clear understanding of what the Section 609 Certification covers; you will understand the penalties for not having Section 609 Certification; and you will have a thorough understanding of what the ASE Section 609 certification test contains and how to take the test online.

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May 15, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

For Shop Management

Presenter: Rick White, 180 Biz Solutions

Most shop owners today are on hairpin triggers all day long running from fire to fire. Success becomes just getting to the end of the day without killing someone along the way. The To-Do list only grows. It becomes more and more difficult to get any traction in moving the business forward. How do you change the cycle so you can actually enjoy dinner with your family every night? Take a vacation without worrying that your sales will tank? You have to lead your days with intention, following through from beginning to end. Not so easily done, is it? This seminar teaches you to identify your specific management style, see how it affects overall performance and the steps you can take to modify it to get the most out of your team. In this webinar, you will learn how to get more done in less hours, how to modify YOUR behavior in order to get the results you really want from your business and how to go home feeling like a winner every day.

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April 28, 2019 @ 08:00 AM - 04:30 AM

UTI, 2611 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532 +Map It

ASA Illinois is excited to host NEW Hands-On Tech Training (HOTT) events in 2019. Each all-day training event will feature two separate hands-on classes. Each class is limited to 16 people, so these classes will sell out quickly! Register now while spots are still available!

Courses offered on April 28:

Advanced Driver Assist Systems with Instructor:  Louie Nelson

Automotive HVAC Systems: Automatic Temperature Control Diagnostics with Instructor:  Kevin Roberts

May 18, 2019 @ 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

UTI, 2611 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532 +Map It

ASA Illinois is excited to host NEW Hands-On Tech Training (HOTT) events in 2019. Each HOTT event will feature two separate all-day hands-on classes. Each class is limited to 16 people, so these classes will sell out quickly!

Here are the courses offered on May 18, 2019: Sponsored by Advance Professional and  Carquest Technical Institute

Advanced Driver Assist Systems: ADAS Fault Analysis by Instructor:  Louie Nelson

Gasoline Direct Injection: Practical Diagnostic Techniques by Instructor:  Kevin Roberts

April 26, 2019 @ 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

McHenry County College (MCC), Automotive Technology Building D 8900 US 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012 +Map It

For the third consecutive year, Automotive Repair Shop owners from ASA Illinois and many of the key automotive repair industry vendors, will network with students pursuing careers in the automotive industry. Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program at MCC, or in local high school automotive programs, are encouraged to attend and check out the auto lab, live demos, vendor displays and giveaways, and win door prizes from the vendors to be awarded to students attending the event.

Last year, the 2018 ASA Grow-a-Tech Scholarship Program awarded $8,300 in Scholarships to 15 students in the automotive technology program at McHenry County College.

April 27, 2019 @ 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Tarrant County College – South Campus, 5301 Campus Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76119 +Map It

Monty Seltz has been in the Diesel engine repairs for over forty years and the last 22 years as the Drive in Service Manager for M&D Distributors in Houston Texas. In M&D’s Drive in Service the vast majority of our service is related to Diesel Fuel System Diagnostics and Diesel Fuel System repairs. Prior to this Monty owned his own automotive repair business and also worked for Landmark Chevrolet as a Diesel Tech. With this class you will receive information and incite from the fuel system repair side of the business – including problematic diagnostic issues and related tips to repair.

Dodge Cummins Diesel Class – Common Rail Fuel System Topics

  • Fuel system supply testing
  • Injector and high pressure pump return flow testing
  • Fuel rail and pressure relief valve
  • The importance of the injector connectors and what they do
  • Engine making oil
  • OEM procedures
  • Injector codes
  • Technician quick tests
  • Common Bosch fuel system parts shared among OEMs
  • Base line fuel system data and how to use it, the next day in your shop

BONUS TOPICS

  • Quick tips on the Dodge ISB VP44 injection pump – 1998 – 2002
  • Quick tips on the Dodge 12 valve P7100 injection pump – 1994-1998

Chevrolet Duramax Diesel Class – Topics

  • Fuel system supply testing
  • Injector codes
  • Injector return flow
  • Fuel regulator #1 and #2
  • Engine making oil – 2002 – 2004.5 engine code 1
  • Exhaust systems
  • NOx sensor data and testing
  • Glitter in the fuel system
  • Duramax Garett Turbo sharing components with the Ford 6.0L turbo
  • Injector identification
  • COST IS PER SHOP, UP TO 4 TECHS, 200.00 ASA MEMBER SHOP 250.00 NON ASA MEMBER SHOP- LUNCH AND DRINKS INCLUDED.

September 21, 2019 @ 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Holiday Inn Express – Hurst, TX, 820 Thousand Oaks Drive
Hurst, TX 76054 +Map It

Every shop owner starts the same way; excited about running a business and becoming his or her own boss. Why then do some succeed while so many fail? It’s simple, really. The truly successful repair shop owner embraces the “business” side of his shop. He understands that to achieve the dream he needs to focus on planning and execution – not activity. This champion learns “the numbers.” What to watch; what to measure; what to modify. This is what KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are all about. They are simply tools that successful shop owners use to see where they are today compared to where they want to be; identify quickly whether things are getting better or worse; highlight areas that need improving before they become problems. This fast-paced course draws you into the shop owner’s journey as he makes his business healthy and more profitable using KPIs.

In the second part of the class, you should have YOUR numbers in front of you. We do a deeper dive into each KPI and compare your numbers to our benchmark metrics. We will review typical shop scenarios, see what factors affect each and learn what you can do to improve YOUR metrics. By the end of this class, you’ll be able to join those other champion shop owners on their journey as you make your business healthier and morae profitable with the use of KPIs.

At the end of this course, you will:
• Understand Key Performance Indicators and how to use them
• Be able to calculate and compare your KPIs to industry benchmarks
• Know specifically how to change those numbers to increase profits in your shop
Audience: Shop Owner, Manager

COST IS 150.00 ASA MEMBER SHOP.

200.00 NON ASA MEMBER SHOP

PER SHOP UP TO 4 PEOPLE

Automotive Service Association of Texas

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June 23, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226 +Map It

To register for this event, go to: https://www.trainingexpoaz.com/

It’s that time again… We are excited to announce our annual Training & Expo event June 21-23, 2018 returning to the popular Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Conference Center.

As you know, this is our feature event which brings together mechanical and collision shop owners, managers, technicians and service advisers in one place to learn, network and find the latest and greatest resources that will take their businesses to the next level.

Last year we had over 220 registrants, attending the 60 hours of training led by top industry trainers.  Again, this year, we have invited trainers from across the country to provide our management and technical training for shop owners from all states.

Come join us in sunny Arizona for a great weekend of training and networking. Our accommodations are great for families with a number of things to do, eat and shop nearby.

To learn more and register for this event, go to: https://www.trainingexpoaz.com/

May 08, 2019 @ 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Santa Rita High School, 3951 S. Pantano Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85730 +Map It

Awards banquet to provide scholarships to high school students attending a credited automotive training school. Thank you to Ray Fisher for joining us as our keynote speaker.

May 10, 2019 @ 09:00 AM - 04:00 AM

Ohio Auto Kolor Training Room, 2600 Fisher Rd
Columbus, OH 43204 +Map It

This seminar teaches Collision Advice’s PROVEN approach to writing a repair plan for safe and proper repair. This approach begins with scanning the vehicle and researching OEM repair procedures.  This seminar then guides you through the process of analyzing the damage, completing a 100% disassembly and documenting the damage in a way that assists in negotiating with and getting reimbursed by insurers.

Attendees will acquire the knowledge and understanding of key considerations when replacing a damaged component, such as non-reusable parts, adjacent panel damage, corrosion protection and much more.  You will also learn what changing vehicle design and the use of various new substrates means to you as an estimator, especially when it comes to repair versus replace decisions and structural repairs.  Finally, we’ll cover some not-included refinish operations, so you understand what they are when they are required and how to get paid for them. Repair centers attending this seminar have seen an average increase of $300 to $400 per RO!

 

This program includes:

  • Our “Learn to research; research to learn” philosophy.
  • How to write a damage analysis in conjunction with 100%disassembly.
  • An introduction to collision accident avoidance features and how they impact the repair plan.
  • How to document structural repairs.
  • What corrosion protection is worth from a labor and materials perspective when estimating.
  • The importance of pre-repair and post-repair scanning of vehicles.
  • How to use the four negotiation questions to justify and improve your negotiations with insurers.
  • How to get paid for hotly contested items, such as prepping raw plastic, blend within a panel, “feather, prime and block”, masking operations, weld burn damage and much more.

RECEIVE SIX  (6) I-CAR CREDITS AND EIGHTEEN (18) AMI CREDIT FOR ATTENDING SEMINAR.  REPAIRCENTERSATTENDINGTHISSEMINARHAVE SEEN AN AVERAGE INCREASE OF$300 TO $400 PER RO!

May 11, 2019 @ 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Education Service Center of Northeast Ohio, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd South
Independence, OH 44131 +Map It

This seminar teaches Collision Advice’s PROVEN approach to writing a repair plan for safe and proper repair. This approach begins with scanning the vehicle and researching OEM repair procedures.  This seminar then guides you through the process of analyzing the damage, completing a 100% disassembly and documenting the damage in a way that assists in negotiating with and getting reimbursed by insurers.

Attendees will acquire the knowledge and understanding of key considerations when replacing a damaged component, such as non-reusable parts, adjacent panel damage, corrosion protection and much more.  You will also learn what changing vehicle design and the use of various new substrates means to you as an estimator, especially when it comes to repair versus replace decisions and structural repairs.  Finally, we’ll cover some not-included refinish operations, so you understand what they are when they are required and how to get paid for them.

This program includes:

Our “Learn to research; research to learn” philosophy!

How to write a damage analysis in conjunction with 100%disassembly

An introduction to collision accident avoidance features and how they impact the repair plan

How to document structural repairs

What corrosion protection is worth from a labor and materials perspective when estimating

The importance of pre-repair and post-repair scanning
of vehicles

How to use the four negotiation questions to justify and improve your negotiations with insurers

How to get paid for hotly contested items, such as prepping raw plastic, blend within a panel, “feather, prime and block”, masking operations, weld burn damage and much more.

RECEIVE SIX  (6) I-CAR CREDITS AND EIGHTEEN (18) AMI CREDIT FOR ATTENDING SEMINAR.  REPAIRCENTERSATTENDINGTHISSEMINARHAVE SEEN AN AVERAGE INCREASE OF$300 TO $400 PER RO!

September 12, 2019 @ 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Hilton Hotel, 200 Wilshire Drive
Troy, MI 48084 +Map It

What’s Now, What’s New & What’s Next

ASA is partnering with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to bring you the Technology and Telematics Forum. One comprehensive day designed to bring you face to face with the industry leaders and innovators who can help bring this topic home.

The Forum will address these questions by industry leaders, innovators and technology developers:

  • What is at stake for repairers with these new technologies?
  • What are current data access and cybersecurity solutions?
  • How can I apply this info to my shop today?