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Friday, 22 September 2017 17:04

CARQUEST Trains ASA-Midwest on ‘The Future of the Automobile’

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Both of Chesney’s sessions enjoyed a great turnout of collision repair professionals eager to learn more about the industry’s future. Both of Chesney’s sessions enjoyed a great turnout of collision repair professionals eager to learn more about the industry’s future.

On Sept. 13, ASA-Midwest's Wichita Chapter held a meeting at Advance Auto Parts in Wichita, KS, where Chris Chesney of the CARQUEST Technical Institute presented "The Future of the Automobile." 

Chesney delivered an encore presentation two days later at iWerx in North Kansas City, MO, for the Kansas City Chapter's monthly meeting. The presentations attracted 21 attendees in Wichita and 35 attendees in Kansas City. 


According to ASA-Midwest Executive Director Sheri Hamilton, "The training event was very successful with a great turnout of shop owners and managers all seeking to learn what is ahead for them."


Vehicles are changing at a more rapid rate than ever before.


Chesney noted, "The technologies you’ll see in your bays in the next 10 years are already being built and are in your shop today, but what about the technologies to come? We covered not only the technologies that vehicles and services shops will see, but also the changes in how we will all interact with the automobile in general. The goal was not to scare you with technology change, but to encourage shops with opportunity and to enable you early enough to capitalize." 

 

"Chris came out and spoke about what to expect in automobiles for the coming future. Some of those things included self-driving cars, cars that will run off smaller batteries and the targeted fuel mileage in the years to come and its impact on technology," Hamilton shared. "Attendees enjoyed the presentation, and Chris always has such a great grasp on our industry and how our shops need to respond with training and technology." 

 

ASA-Midwest held this training event in an effort to continue to educate, share and network with industry professionals who are facing similar upcoming changes in the industry. 

 

For more information on the association and its training schedule, visit www.asa-midwest.org.