Video rules the automotive aftermarket and more. Your Aftermarket Intel news update for Monday, April 13

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4 pm Eastern Daylight Time

Snap-on Adds SOLUS Legend Training Modules to Website

To help professional technicians navigate the features and functionality of the new SOLUS Legend diagnostic tool, Snap-on has added ten Training Solutions videos to its website at http://diagnostics.snapon.com/trainingsolutions that can be viewed free-of-charge.

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The Training Solutions videos teach technicians how they can get the most out of their 

SOLUS Legend diagnostic tool through short instructional sessions on specific topics, allowing them to quickly get answers on different aspects of tool operation. Topics include introduction and navigation, vehicle ID and scanner codes, quick lookups, motorcycle functions, functional tests and more. Visit the Snap-on website for a complete list of subjects.


3:50 pm Eastern Daylight Time

OptiCat introduces “Load Sheets” for unique, non-standard distributor data

OptiCat has introduced a powerful and revolutionary new solution that helps parts
and accessories suppliers and distributors communicate distributor specific custom data fields easily and efficiently.

The new OptiCat product is called “Load Sheets,”, which is designed to simplify the process for suppliers to deliver unique new item setup data and other information to individual data receivers, based on their custom needs. More specifically, “Load Sheets” address the needs of distributors who require product information that is not accommodated by the industry standard Auto Care Association PIES data fields.

For more information, contact OptiCat at 801-542-0560 or info@OptiCat.net.


11:49 am Eastern Daylight Time

Mitchell 1 Offers ProDemand Video-Based Certificate Program

For service technicians that want to take their knowledge of ProDemand to the next level, Mitchell 1 offers a video-based certificate program that covers key features to help them become more proficient with the repair information software.

The training is presented in a series of simple, easy-to-understand videos that are each under four minutes in duration and cover all of the features of the ProDemand auto repair information software. After watching the videos, users can take a short quiz to validate their understanding of the content and test their proficiency.

Available at https://mitchell1.com/support/playlist/, the certificate program is part of the ProDemand Get2Know online training and support center. The site also offers resources to help auto repair technicians learn ProDemand, including a getting started guide, online training videos and links to live one-on-one training.


11:30 am Eastern Daylight Time

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Announce Daily Shop Webinar Series

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper are kicking off their first ever Certified Service Center (CSC) Webinar Series this month. Beginning April 13, Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper will be producing daily CSC-exclusive webinars to further benefit the shop network. “Automotive repair has been deemed an essential business because we keep America moving,” said JC Washbish, vice president of sales and marketing at Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper. “Now, more than ever, shops need to know all the tools at their disposal.”

The 1 p.m. daily series will begin Monday with a presentation on being found online.