Doug Kaufman, Author at aftermarketNews
MPA To Offer Free Part Smart Training in 2024

The sessions will cover brake training, vehicle-specific starter issues, advanced charging systems, DTCs and more.

Podcast: What to Expect in the Future Auto Aftermarket

Schwartz Advisors’ Derek Kaufman shares what to expect in the auto industry of the future.

Future Techs Aren’t The Only Ones In Short Supply

What can we do about the often overlooked factor in the equation, skilled, passionate, dedicated teachers?

Electrifying The Next Generation Of Techs

How better to build excitement about this industry’s future than by showcasing the exciting vehicles already here?

Appealing To Industry To Answer AAPEX Travel Prayers

Planning and preparation help – faith in our automotive partners is absolutely critical.

Appetite For Training Obvious In Orlando

One thing was more than clear at the recent STX in Orlando, FL – this industry is hungry for technical education.

Nostalgia Can Reignite Automotive Enthusiasm

Looking back at what our heroes had to overcome can help us reignite the passion for what we can create.

Lessons Learned By Being Back – The Last Word

This year’s AAPEX was unique for attendees and exhibitors – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

If You’re Smart, You’ll Keep Learning

A wise man once told me, “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you should change rooms.”

Shop Profile: Hilltop Auto Service, Byron Center, MI

For owner Ken Elzinga, his main goal is to build trust and create long-term relationships.


In partnership with Tomorrow’s Technician, B’laster will honor top automotive technology instructors in 2021.

Building A Legacy Of Community Service

The Topels plan to nearly triple the number of employees in their new facility.