BEDFORD, Texas (Sept. 1, 2003)—Eight top automotive service industry instructors will teach technical education courses at the 2003 Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS), Nov. 6-8 during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas.
The theme for this year's event, being held at the Tropicana Resort & Casino, is “Automotive Service—The Next Generation.”
Participants will include Jim Linder and Doug Garriott, both of Linder Technical Services, who will tackle electronic service information and fuel systems. Jorge Menchu, of Automotive Electronics Services Inc., will help techs develop strategies for analyzing complex electronic systems.
Vince Fischelli, of Veejer Enterprises, will conduct a three-hour hands-on electrical clinic. Chris Chesney, of Carquest Technical Institute, will address the new challenges of the latest OBD II systems.
Mike Joachim, of Melior Inc., will help techs utilize the data collected by their scan tools. Brad Davis, of Identifix, will cover Toyota driveability diagnostics. Craig Van Batenburg, of the Automotive Career Development Center, will share organization procedures and skills vital to a service operation.
ASA is offering discounted registration for techs when another employee from the same shop has a full registration for the technical courses. For course descriptions, pricing and online registration, log onto the CARS Web site—www.CARSonline.org—or by calling the ASA meetings department at (800) 272-7467, ext. 235 or 220.
Bill Sauer, Identifix founder, will serve as the chairman for the event, which is sponsored by the mechanical division of the Automotive Service Association (ASA).
Early registration, before Oct. 1, entitles ASA members to a full CARS package for $275. After that date, the registration fees increase to $375 for the full package and $250 for technicians.