AAPEX and SEMA Show recap: Top stories from the show

During the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) last week, VehicleServicePros.com brought readers a first-hand look at what was happening at the show. Here's a recap of the top stories from last week's show coverage newsletters:


UPS announces winner of  'Ride Your Hauler to SEMA' contest

The contest was designed to celebrate the creative talent among the automotive specialty aftermarket.


GM battles counterfeit scan tools, aftermarket specialist tells automotive task force

A hot topic over the last year, the use of counterfeit scan tools in shops can compromise the intellectual property and violate copyright laws. The seminar, held at AAPEX 2013, discussed the different types of counterfeit scan tools, how techs can spot a counterfeit tool, and the steps manufacturers are taking to combat the sale of counterfeit scan tools.


OTC debuts next generation scan tool, Encore, at AAPEX

With the integrated Android-based operating system, the Encore scan tool has a boot-up time of less than 15 seconds. VehicleServicePros' Wrenchin' Roger got a live demonstration on the show floor


SEMA announces new product award winners

More than 2,000 products were submitted for consideration. 


New ProDemand 1Search feature delivers OEM and experience-based repair info together

Last year at AAPEX 2012, Mitchell 1 released its SureTrack repair information resource, which combined diagnostic experience with repair time savers and detailed parts replacement records. This year, the company integrated its data into the ProDemand integrated diagnostic software to combine OEM and experience-based information. 


Get more information on full AAPEX and SEMA Show coverage by visiting the VehicleServicePros.com show coverage section at www.VehicleServicePros.com/AAPEX.