The Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo is imminent, with doors to the event opening at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on April 11 for three action-packed days of leading brand exhibits, technology demonstrations and expert insights. Make sure to visit Stand C05 to meet VASA board members, discuss the upcoming Wire & Gas 2024 convention Continue reading See you at the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo very soon!

The Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo is fast approaching, and the final preparations are underway for what promises to be a key source of education for the automotive repair and service industry, not to mention the usual plethora of equipment, technology, parts, and accessories from 400 brands. Several members of the VASA board will be staffing Continue reading Countdown to Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo is on!

The Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo, scheduled for April 11-13 at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, is shaping up as a substantial source of education for the automotive repair and service industry, as well as the usual showcase of the latest equipment, technology, parts, and accessories. As usual, several members of the VASA board will Continue reading Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo education program shaping up strongly

Years of hybrid sales by the likes of Toyota mean electrified vehicles are now regularly presenting at workshops

Australian auto workshops are actively preparing for the future of electric vehicles (EVs), with 50 per cent already EV-ready or investing in skills and equipment, according to the Australia-First 2023 Future Readiness Index research. The national survey, conducted by Fifth Quadrant for the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) aimed to determine the readiness of local Continue reading Workshops already EV ready – or getting there: AAAA

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has raised concerns over recently proposed regulations that could limit the ability of trained auto technicians to service electric vehicles (EVs). Continue reading Proposed Electrical Safety Act change would limit ability of automotive technicians to work on EVs

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has signed the new Right to Repair position statement, together with other worldwide organisation leaders to support consumer rights to repair and service their vehicles at the workshop of their choice. The manufacturing of garage equipment and replacement parts, their distribution systems and the service and repair facilities themselves Continue reading AAAA Joins global Right to Repair movement

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) and its Auto Innovation Centre (AIC) facility are gearing up for the electric vehicle (EV) revolution with the launch of a new initiative in collaboration with the Victorian Government’s ZEV Commercial Sector Innovation Fund. As part of this collaboration, a Ford F-150 Lightning electric ute – the only commercially Continue reading AIC readying aftermarket EV support

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association is claiming that next month’s Autocare convention in Brisbane will assemble the “largest collection of leading experts ever assembled in Australia” to provide training and education on topics that matter to automotive repairers.   A number of sessions will cover the hot subject of electrified vehicles, including one entitled ‘HEV/BEV Safety, Continue reading Training on EV Service and Repair Fundamentals at Autocare Brisbane

With an estimated skills shortage of 30,000 automotive technicians in Australia, this year’s Autocare training and networking event will reveal new techniques to recruit and retain skilled employees. A dedicated Autocare workshop session titled ‘The Race to Find and Keep Top Talent in Your Workshop’ promises to use real world, workable solutions, combined with the Continue reading Autocare Brisbane to present new ideas for finding and keeping technicians