AAPEX Learning Forum boasts 30 sessions

Sept. 26, 2011

The Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN) and AWDA Manufacturers Advisory Council (MAC) are sponsoring 30 education sessions at the upcoming Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).

All AAPEX education sessions are free and will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 3, in Marco Polo Rooms 701-706 and 801-802 on the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center Level 1 in the Venetian Hotel.

Two timely technical training programs for technicians and shop owners are included:

* Mode $06 Data and Drive Cycle Diagnostics presented by David Hobbs, Delphi Corp. Mode $06 data is some of the most misunderstood and underused scan tool data available on today’s vehicles, according to AAPEX. This session will help you understand and interpret Mode $06 data in order to use it to its full advantage. Mode $06 diagnostic skills will also give the technician the opportunity to identify marginally performing components and advise the vehicle owner of future potential problems. Combined with drive cycle diagnostics, Mode $06 diagnostic skills can be looked at as a kind of “insurance policy” against unnecessary comebacks.

* Catalytic Converter OBD II Diagnosis presented by Gary Stamberger, Magnaflow Exhaust Products. For the first 20 years of its existence, the catalytic converter was treated as nothing more than a restriction in the exhaust. For shops located in states with an emission testing program, it generated income with little or no downside. Then came OBD-II and the game changed. It has changed yet again with the advent of advances in technology and tighter emission regulation. This session will discuss today’s issues and concerns, as well as how new technologies in fuel delivery will impact catalytic converters.

All AAPEX education sessions are accredited for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) by the University of the Aftermarket toward the AAP and MAAP professional designations.

For more information on these sessions, as well as information on all education sessions, visit http://aftermarket.org/Education/AAPEX-Learning-Forum/2011FullSchedule.aspx.

For more information about AAPEX, visit www.aapexshow.com.