National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF)

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About National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF)


4501 Harlan St
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
United States

More Info on National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) is your one-stop source for OE repair and tooling information. Whether you are a repairer, automaker, educator, toolmaker, or information provider, your account will allow you to customize the information you receive to best meet your needs. By creating a free account, you will be able to access NASTF’s library of service information links, submit SIRs, dialogue with other members, and receive up-to-the-minute updates from OEMs.

NASTF also hosts the Vehicle Security Professional (VSP) program. A VSP account allows locksmiths and other vetted professionals to securely access key, immobilizer, and PIN codes through the Secure Data Release Model (SDRM). Please note, there is a charge to be credentialed by the VSP registry and it is not included in the free NASTF account. The VSP program is only available to users in the United States and Canada.

Products & Press Releases

Company/Association News

NASTF to launch Assisted Immobilizer Reprogramming Service

March 26, 2021
During the week of April 5 the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will be launching the new Assisted Immobilizer Reprogramming (AIR) service.
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Industry News

NASTF chooses Diagnostic Network as its community platform

Dec. 10, 2020
The new NASTF user group on Diagnostic Network is available exclusively to NASTF's members.

NASTF announces free webinar

June 3, 2020
The National Automotive Service Task Force is hosting a virtual general meeting, free for all attendees.
Industry News

NASTF explains phase one of new website rollout

May 20, 2020
The changes to the NASTF website during phase one surround accessibility, design, and navigation.
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Industry News

Registration opens for the AMRA, ETI, and NASTF combined 2020 spring meeting

Jan. 8, 2020
This collaboration is designed to better serve the associations' members and enhance the value of the meetings.
Training and Resources

NASTF to expand heavy duty capabilities

Dec. 3, 2019
The company is asking volunteers from the heavy duty original equipment manufacturer world to assist in service information verification.

NASTF finalizes details for fall general meeting

Oct. 16, 2019
The meeting will take place November 6th at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.
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Industry News

NASTF names Holly Wolfe managing director

Aug. 9, 2019
Wolfe will be spearheading several outreach initiatives for NASTF as well as overseeing the communications and heavy duty teams.
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Training and Resources

NASTF announces topics for Spring general meeting

March 28, 2019
The NASTF general meeting will be held on Thursday May 2nd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM following the close of ToolTech.
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National Automotive Service Task Force releases redesigned security program

Aug. 29, 2018
The new application is designed to streamline Vehicle Security Credential applications and renewals from the current 10 to 20 days down to seven to 10 days.

Articles & News

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Company/Association News

MEMA celebrates NASTF's 23 successful years

July 26, 2023
The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) is celebrating its 23rd anniversary, MEMA offers congratulations.
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Service Repair

NASTF: Mercedes Benz DAS4 replacement key ordering process now available

Aug. 2, 2022
The process differs somewhat from other TRP processes.
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Diagnostics and Drivability

Programming services: How to use the tools you have

Aug. 1, 2022
Should we program a module just because it has an available update?
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Tesla makes service information free to NASTF members

May 23, 2022
Recently, Tesla responded to requests for more scan tool features for earlier vehicles in ToolBox 3.
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Service Repair

5 must-read tips before repairing a Tesla

Dec. 16, 2021
With the availability of Tesla Toolbox 3, automotive shop owners may have a whole new line of business on their hands
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Industry News

NASTF announces new Tesla Toolbox coming for the aftermarket

Aug. 30, 2021
Tesla’s automaker page on the NASTF website will be updated with the latest information, including instructions for setting up the Tesla diagnostic tool.
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Tool Distributor

Are you prepared to program?

Oct. 2, 2019
To keep current with manufacturer software subscriptions and updates, begin by ensuring your intel and hardware are up to the task.
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Service Repair

Las Vegas shows present game-changing technologies

Dec. 4, 2013
Innovations in vehicle technology and tool/equipment technology challenge the aftermarket like never before.
Bob Stewart tells NASTF members GM wants to hear about counterfeit scan tools being sold; the company is taking action.
Diagnostics and Drivability

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

Nov. 8, 2013
GM's Bob Stewart notes the Internet has compromised intellectual property.
Greg Brannon of AAA thinks driverless cars will emerge faster than telematics has in the automotive industry.

Connected, driverless cars coming soon, AAA official tells NASTF

Nov. 7, 2013
Driverless cars to be half of U.S. cars in 2025, speaker claims.

Videos & Resources

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LIVE from ETI ToolTech 2022 - The NASTF Spring General Session

May 2, 2022
Join us Monday, May 2, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern, 1:30 p.m. Pacific as we host a live stream of the 2022 National Automotive Service Task Force Spring General Session from ToolTech...
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Training and Resources

VIDEO: Why becoming a vehicle security professional is a necessity

Jan. 21, 2020
Opus IVS is supporting NASTF to bring vehicle security procedures to independent repair shops and collision facilities.
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Diagnostics and Drivability

Webcast: NASTF addresses J-2534, R2R, other issues

March 21, 2014
The National Service Task Force spring meeting addresses key issues facing the independent aftermarket.
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Training and Resources

VSP News: Industry Insights, Episode 13 - The gap in service information

Aug. 15, 2013
NASTF's Skip Potter talks about the information, education and tool gap in service information among automotive technicians.
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Diagnostics and Drivability

VSP News: Industry Insights, Episode 12 - NASTF responds to counterfeit scan tools

Aug. 1, 2013
Editor Elliot Maras talks with NASTF's Skip Potter on why the auto aftermarket should focus on counterfeit scan tools.
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Service Repair

AAPEX 2012 Live Stream: Day 2, afternoon broadcast

Nov. 14, 2012
Live show coverage from the floor of AAPEX 2012. PTEN Editor Elliot Maras talks with industry experts about important vehicle repair topics. In this episode: Watch a live demonstration...


Ron Pyle, left, explains the role of the first NASTF executive director, Skip Potter, seated.
Service Repair

ASA's Ron Pyle explains NASTF's new autonomy

Oct. 15, 2012
NASTF has its first full-time executive, Skip Potter

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Brandon Steckler

A 'juror,' but certainly not the 'judge'

June 27, 2022
Via the Right to Repair Act (R2R), NASTF is the governing body and helps to establish and maintain the rapport between the OEMs and the aftermarket; but things don’t always go...
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Industry News

NASTF talks industry changes and solutions to the technician shortage at AAPEX 2017

Nov. 6, 2017
NASTF and TechForce partner in Road to Great Technicians initiative. The program discussed approaches designed to recruit qualified technicians.
Training and Resources

Presenters set for National Automotive Service Task Force Fall General Meeting

Oct. 17, 2017
This is a featured event of the AAPEX Service Professionals Program in Las Vegas.
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Training and Resources

NASTF session at AAPEX to spotlight OEM service information for technicians

Aug. 10, 2017
The presentation will emphasize the value of OEM technical information websites for technicians working outside franchised dealerships.
Industry News

NASTF covers J2534, governance and more at AAPEX 2016

Nov. 8, 2016
The NASTF Fall 2016 General Meeting featured a technician’s primer on module programming, “Take the Box Outta the Box,” which reviewed how to configure a J2534 interface device...
Training and Resources

NASTF Fall General Meeting to focus on programming with SAE J2534

July 12, 2016
Aftermarket technical instructors are finding an alarming number of advanced service technicians who have already purchased an SAE J2534 vehicle interface device but have yet ...
Training and Resources

Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network becomes 2016 partner of National Automotive Service Task Force

Jan. 28, 2016
NASTF had recently begun integrating heavy duty vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEM) into its programs offered on the NASTF website.
Training and Resources

NASTF studies cybersecurity, J2534, governance

Nov. 11, 2015
The NASTF Fall 2015 General Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4 and the NASTF fall meeting of the board of directors on Thursday, Nov. 5 provided both insight and direction. Both events...

NASTF names spring 2015 collision panelists

Feb. 20, 2015
Five panelists and a discussion moderator have been named for the featured presentation in the March 19 NASTF Spring 2015 General Meeting in Secaucus, N.J.

2015 NASTF committee co-chairs appointed

Jan. 9, 2015
In their year-end meeting, the NASTF Board of Directors made the OEM and independent co-chair appointments to each of the six NASTF committees for 2015.

NASTF panel commences with panel on OEM education resources

Nov. 21, 2014
Jill Saunders of Toyota, Rob Morrell of WORLDPAC and Bill Moss of EuroService Automotive engaged with panel moderator Skip Potter of NASTF seeking a solution to a mismatch between...
Training and Resources

OEM educator and shop owner added to Nov. 5 NASTF education panel

Sept. 17, 2014
A three-person panel will discuss key issues in a one-hour session, Aftermarket Access to OEM Education Resources, during the NASTF Fall 2014 General Meeting, Wednesday, Nov. ...
Training and Resources

NASTF connect shop owners, techs and OEMs at AAPEX to bring service information solutions

Aug. 15, 2014
AAPEX attendees are encouraged to also attend the NASTF Fall 2014 General Meeting to join the conversation.
Training and Resources

NASTF to hold Fall 2014 General Meeting at AAPEX

July 23, 2014
The NASTF meeting is part of the all-new Service Professionals Program at AAPEX. There is no cost to attend and pre-registration with NASTF is not required.
Service Repair

NASTF explores J-2534, R2R and more at spring meeting

April 1, 2014
Automotive Service Association hosts NASTF in Seattle, Wash.

NASTF meeting to be webcast live March 20

March 19, 2014
NASTF Spring Meeting to be held in Seattle on March 20.
Training and Resources

Subaru, Toyota, GM and Nissan executives outline service requirements during VISION meeting in Overland Park, Kan.

March 11, 2014
OEM executives note service training requirements challenge the aftermarket.
Training and Resources

NASTF takes steps to add new leaders

March 11, 2014
The National Automotive Service Task Force Board of Directors has voted to reorganize its governance structure.
Service Repair

NASTF names panelists for J-2534 meeting in Seattle

National Automotive Service Task Force meeting March 20 to address J-2534 issues.
Service Repair

NASTF to focus on J-2534 at Spring Meeting March 20

Meeting to be March 20 in Seatac, Wash. prior to Automotive Training Expo.
Training and Resources

NASTF board appoints 2014 co-chairs

Jan. 21, 2014
Each committee has one co-chair representing the OEMs and one co-chair representing the independent automotive segment.
Service Repair

NASTF names first independent shop owner as chairman

Dec. 11, 2013
National Automotive Service Task Force names 2014 officers.
Training and Resources

NASTF speakers address counterfeit tools, other topics in Las Vegas

Nov. 26, 2013
Topics include connected cars, collision repair initiative, vehicle security, OE service info and more.
Training and Resources

AAA's Greg Brannon to address NASTF meeting in Las Vegas

Oct. 9, 2013
NASTF general meeting to be Nov. 6 during AAPEX and SEMA shows.
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The Garage

AAPEX and SEMA: your chance to stay up to date in the face of constant change

Oct. 3, 2013
Many market trends are driving new products in today's aftermarket.
Diagnostics and Drivability

GM's Bob Stewart to address counterfeit tools Nov. 6

Aug. 23, 2013
NASTF's fall meeting to address the counterfeit scan tools issue and provide OEMs a perspective on the topic.
Training and Resources

NASTF and ASA Northwest bring spring meetings together in March

Aug. 6, 2013
NASTF spring meeting to be March 20; ASA Northwest training expo to be March 21 to 23.
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Diagnostics and Drivability

Unauthorized diagnostic tools harm the aftermarket’s integrity; do your part to raise awareness

May 1, 2013
It’s hard to understand why anyone, particularly a professional, would take a gamble on an unauthorized diagnostic tool. But peruse some aftermarket forums and you see there’s...
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Owners’ manual language underscores need for better OEM/independent aftermarket relations; Organizations are doing their part; Are you?

March 22, 2013
OEMs want the independent aftermarket's support; the two sides can build on common ground.

VISION 2013 meeting to address telematics March 8 in Overland Park, Kan.

Jan. 29, 2013
Equipment & Tool Institute executive director to present results of telematics survey.
Training and Resources

National Automotive Service Task Force brings OEM execs to general meeting in March

Jan. 15, 2013
Toyota, Subaru and General Motors confirm participation at March 8 meeting in Overland Park, Kan.
Training and Resources

ASE Industry Education Alliance growth sparks changes

Effective Jan. 1, Trish Serratore has been named President of Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) in addition to her role as President of the National Automotive Technicians...
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OEMs and the independent aftermarket: New technology calls for a new spirit of cooperation

Nov. 30, 2012
New research quantifies the need for a more professional aftermarket.
Training and Resources

NASTF announces 21st annual Vision HiTech Training & Expo

Oct. 15, 2012
Spring event to be held March 8, 2013 in Kansas City.
Training and Resources

National Automotive Service Task Force announces technician outreach initiative

Oct. 15, 2012
NASTF to participate in VISION Hi-Tech Training Expo in Kansas City next March.

NASTF Secure Data Release Model exhibits at ASRW

Oct. 9, 2012
SDRM allows aftermarket industry access to security sensitive information related to automobiles.
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Service Repair

How to utilize service information resources

Oct. 8, 2012
The right information system can be the key to unlocking profitability and success in your shop
Diagnostics and Drivability

Identifix hires Richard Gunderson as vice president, business development

Oct. 3, 2012
Gunderson to oversee implementation of Identifix’s long-term strategic business plan.

Ethanol fuel technology to headline NASTF at ASRW

Sept. 28, 2012
Panel will present new engine technologies that will help automakers meet the mandated Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard (54.5 mpg by 2025) and help prepare automotive...
Diagnostics and Drivability

NASTF recognized in Massachusetts bill

Aug. 14, 2012
Massachusetts law recognizes NASTF as a resource of OEM information to the aftermarket.
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NASTF announces new executive director

June 27, 2012
William "Skip" Potter has been appointed the organization's executive director.
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Training and Resources

NASTF seeks Executive Director

March 2, 2012
Organization looking for an independent contractor to lead the organization.
Training and Resources

NASTF Secure Data Release Model under new management

Nov. 21, 2011
Will now be managed by the Automotive Service Association. The SDRM was previously managed by the Associated Locksmiths of America.
Training and Resources

What is NASTF?

Nov. 21, 2011
In 1990, the Clean Air Act was amended with language aimed at making it possible for automotive technicians to properly repair any malfunction that increases emissions. Among ...