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AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Returns to SEMA Show Celebrating 10-Year Partnership with McLaren Racing

TROY, Michigan – AkzoNobel, a leading provider of vehicle refinishing products, today unveiled its programming for the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The event takes place in Las Vegas from October 30 through November 2, 2018.

AkzoNobel will exhibit at booth #25163, where attendees will be able to view two new cars from hot rod builder Dave Kindig (renderings below). AkzoNobel will also lead a press conference to celebrate the company’s 10-year partnership with McLaren Racing, and will offer show attendees product demonstrations. In addition, AkzoNobel will have a presence at the Rig (#61014), host an Education Session, and participate in the SEMA Student Career Day.

Erie Coast Customs at SEMA

Congratulations to Mike Apelons & Patty Rolko with Erie Coast Customs. Their Award winning 1976 Chevy Van, “Vangerine” has been invited to be on exhibit at the MrTailLight.com booth #37229 with Mr. Tail Light himself, Steve Dempsey at the SEMA 2018 International Show in Las Vegas. “Vangerine” is a Five Time Van Nationals, Six Time Autorama ISCA winner, Two Time ISCA Award for Best Interior Truck & most recently was awarded the Super Chevy Editors Choice this past September in Rockingham, NC. Special thanks goes to Phillip Anderson with Anderson Custom Interiors. To see more of their custom built vans visit http://www.eriecoastcustoms.com & follow them on Facebook & stop at the MrTailLight.com booth while at SEMA 2018!!!

ALLDATA - Schedule a media interview with President Satwinder Mangat

If you’re an editor/writer/reporter going to SEMA, I wanted to let you know that there are limited times available to meet with ALLDATA President Satwinder Mangat on Tuesday or Wednesday, Oct. 30 – 31. I would be happy to work with you to carve out some time to speak with Satwinder or another representative from ALLDATA.

Please call me on my direct office line, 916.478.3105, or call/txt my cell phone at 208.255.9274.

The big push on the collision side of automotive repair is diagnostics, and that’s what ALLDATA is showcasing at SEMA.

KRI-TECH SOLUTIONS, LLC ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF ITS ONE-OF-KIND SOFTWARE, AUTO ESTIMATE REKEY

KRI-TECH SOLUTIONS, LLC ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF ITS ONE-OF-KIND SOFTWARE, AUTO ESTIMATE REKEY, A SOFTWARE SOLUTION FOR THE COLLISION REPAIR INDUSTRY TO ALLEVIATE THE TIME-CONSUMING, LABOR-INTENSIVE, MANUAL PROCESS OF RE-KEYING ESTIMATES.

CANYON LAKE, CALIFORNIA, OCTOBER 18, 2018

Kri-Tech Solutions, LLC announced that it will launch Auto Estimate ReKey, a one-of-a-kind software platform for the collision repair industry, at SEMA in Las Vegas on October 30, 2018. Auto Estimate ReKey is a simple software solution to the time-consuming problem of re-keying estimates that until now has been a labor-intensive process for the industry either in-shop or through a third party manual process.

ALLDATA Collision is the industry's leading online source for unedited, OEM-direct diagnostic and repair procedures, plus Manufacturer Positioning Statements

ALLDATA Collision®
PRODUCT SHEET

DESCRIPTION
ALLDATA Collision® builds on the factory-direct mechanical information found in ALLDATA Repair®, including Manufacturer Positioning Statements. It delivers unedited OEM data targeted specifically to auto body repair shops, such as body and frame sectioning, handling of new materials, evolving technologies such as hybrids and panel replacement, and electronic systems. ALLDATA Collision helps to limit shops’ liability, improve productivity, and enhance profitability, all from one intuitive, integrated technology platform.

Visit alldata.com/collision for more information.

ALLDATA Booth #10631/North Hall

New this year, show attendees can schedule a VIP Demo in advance or at the show by texting VIPDEMO to 313131.

ABOUT ALLDATA

ALLDATA Repair is the industry's #1 choice for unedited, OEM-direct online repair information

ALLDATA Repair®
PRODUCT SHEET

DESCRIPTION
ALLDATA Repair is the industry’s number one choice for unedited, OEM-direct diagnosis, repair, and maintenance information for more than 38,000 engine-specific vehicles – 95% of all vehicles on the road today. The subscription also includes access to ALLDATA® CommunitySM, where, under the watchful eye of ALLDATA’s team of ASE-Certified Master Techs, shops can find real-world repairs, post questions, and offer their own expertise. ALLDATA Repair helps to limit shops’ liability, improve productivity, and enhance profitability, all from one intuitive, integrated technology platform.

Visit alldata.com/repair for more information.

ALLDATA Booth #10631/North Hall

New this year, show attendees can schedule a VIP Demo in advance or at the show by texting VIPDEMO to 313131.

ABOUT ALLDATA

ALLDATA Collision Advantage creates OEM-accurate estimates the first time

ALLDATA Collision Advantage
PRODUCT SHEET

DESCRIPTION
Introduced at SEMA 2017, the award-winning ALLDATA Collision Advantage combines the power of ALLDATA Collision® with the protection of ALLDATA Estimate Integration. Shops simply create an estimate with any of the three major estimating systems, run ALLDATA Collision Advantage, and it displays, all on a single screen:

 OEM Procedures – Graphic icons show OEM info, including TSBs, DTCs, service precautions, specifications, diagrams, paint codes, locations, and more.
 OEM Alerts – Line-by-line red OEM Alerts plus pop-up notifications when there are required structural repairs or replacements.
 Vital Repairs – On each estimate, “Vital Repairs” describe the OEM-specified inspections and repairs required after a collision, including high voltage system disable/enable.
 Manufacturer Positioning Statements – One-touch access to the latest vehicle-specific OEM manufacturer positioning statements.

DICKIES® IS NOW THE OFFICIAL WORKWEAR OUTFITTER OF DETROIT SPEED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2018

DICKIES® IS NOW THE OFFICIAL WORKWEAR OUTFITTER OF DETROIT SPEED
Two leaders in the automotive space will extend their partnership at SEMA Show in Las Vegas

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (October 16, 2018) – Dickies®, the preferred brand for the automotive industry, expands its leadership and legacy in the space through a unique partnership as the official workwear brand of Detroit Speed, Inc., a company best known as an award-winning manufacturer of aftermarket performance suspension for muscle cars and trucks. This partnership is the first of its kind for Dickies and will be publicly introduced at SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas later this month.

ALLDATA Diagnostics Scan Tool Solution with ALLDATA Built In and UNLIMITED SCANS

ALLDATA Booth #10631/North Hall

ALLDATA Diagnostics™ Scan Tool
PRODUCT SHEET

DESCRIPTION
The awards-winning ALLDATA Diagnostics™ turns a tablet into a professional-level scan tool, the only one with ALLDATA built in (requires an ALLDATA Repair® or ALLDATA Collision® subscription. Shops get unlimited pre- and post-scans, with no per-scan charge. There’s also no charge for software or data updates. There’s not even an upfront charge for equipment – it’s all included in one low subscription. Shops can limit liability and increase revenue by using ALLDATA Diagnostics to conduct full-system, exportable pre- and post-repair scans. The Quick Scan feature is new for 2018 – it instantly performs systems-wide full-vehicle scans with just a click.

AWARDS
• 2018 PTEN Innovation Award, Scan Tools category
• 2018 Innovation Zone Winner, NACE Automechanika Atlanta, Repair & Maintenance category (as voted by attendees)

KEY FEATURES/Benefits

Visit Tidewater Finance for an Ice Cold Beverage

Virginia Beach, VA, 10/9/2018 – Feeling Thirsty? Stop by Tidewater Finance Company’s booth in the Performance Pavilion, #53004 any time on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and get an ice cold beverage on us!
While there take a moment to learn more about how Tidewater Finance Company can help you bring more customers into your business.

YES, we can make financing simple
YES, we can help bring more customers into your business
YES, we can turn customers into repeat customers
YES, we have over 25 years’ experience as a secondary finance company
YES, we can provide training and work with your technology

To learn more about how we can help your business out contact us to schedule a meeting with our staff or just swing by our booth #53004 in the Performance Pavilion. We look forward to chatting with you on how we can help you out!

About Tidewater Finance Company

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