BREA, Calif. (June 25, 2014) — The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) now exceeds 80,000 members, a record for the 19-year-old online community.
Members are located in 160 countries and collectively share 1.9 million years of experience, according to Brea-based iATN.
“Although we’ve crossed the 80,000 member threshold, iATN members are the minority of the industry: they are the professionals who understand what it takes to survive in our increasingly challenging profession,” said Scott Brown, president of the iATN.
“Members here find that by networking with fellow professionals, they are continuously expanding their knowledge on systems, tools and best practices that often elevate their careers to the next level. iATN provides a platform that allows members to communicate with each other interactively by sharing case studies, solving vehicle problems and sharing tips that cover the gamut of challenges facing the automotive service industry.”
The primary membership benefits of the iATN include TechHelp, where thousands of automotive technicians from all over the world exchange information and ideas 24 hours a day. Members also have access to more than 20 different technical, shop management and auto industry Web forums and the iATN Knowledge Base, the network said.
The Knowledge Base includes the FIX database with more than 200,000 vehicle fixes, Forum Archives with millions of iATN web forum discussions, and the Waveform Library with 35,000 waveforms, scan data images, component photos and other vehicle specific images, documents and videos that have been uploaded to the network.
The iATN was founded in 1995 and is an online community of automotive technicians, repair shop owners and other allied service professionals in the world. For more information, visit its website.
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