As an owner of an auto repair shop, keeping on top of all the latest technologies and the future direction of the industry amidst running a business can be challenging. That’s why you should consider attending tradeshows. They give you the opportunity to see new products and tools, network with others in the industry, and see the latest techniques.
With that said, due to the pandemic, many events have been adjusted and rescheduled. Here are the upcoming auto repair trade shows that you still have time to take advantage of over the next year:
Automotive Testing Expo
When: October 26th-28th, 2021
Where: Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan
America’s largest vehicle and component testing show, The Automotive Testing Expo, will feature over 300 exhibits and 6000 attendees. Don't miss the opportunity to see all the latest from ‘Full vehicle testing’ to ‘Crash test technology’.
- Registration for this event is FREE.
Sign up here now to secure your place.
When: November 2nd-4th, 2021
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
The AAPEX show will be held across two venues; most will be located at the Sands Expo, with additional exhibition space at the Caesars Forum.
- Online registration- $40 before October 8th and $90 after.
- Fax or mail registration- $65 before October 8th and $115 after.
Note- Attendance to AAPEX is restricted and there are no children under 16 allowed. Click here to register now.
Arizona International Auto Show
Where: November 24th-27th, 2021
When: Phoenix Convention Center in Pheonix, Arizona
The Arizona International Auto Show will feature 500+ new models, high-end vehicles from Penske Luxury Salon, off-roading Jeeps, Subaru pet adoption, kid’s racing track, and local food trucks.
The schedule is as follows:
Sunday: 9am-7pm (Family Day, all children 12 and under have free admission)(12 AND UNDER): FREE
- Children 6 and under- FREE
- Adult tickets (13+)- $11
- Senior Citizens (62+)- $7
- Military and Children (7-12)- $7
Utah International Auto Expo
Where: January 14th-17th, 2022
When: Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah
The Utah International Auto Expo will include 350 new cars, trucks and SUV’s, 30+ vehicles you can test drive, Subaru pet adoption, kid’s test drive, in-booth promotions, automobile exotic collection, and Utah’s first entirely autonomous shuttle.
The schedule will run as follows:
- Adult tickets (13+)- $10
- Senior citizens (62+)- $6
- Military and Child (7-12)- $6.
- Children 6 and under enter for free.
Note- Both Sunday and Monday are family days where all children under 12 have free admission with a paying adult. You can purchase your tickets here.
Jacksonville International Auto Show
When: February 18th-20th, 2022
Where: Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Florida
The Jacksonville International Auto Show includes the Classic Car Museum of St Augustine, BMX Trickstars and a host of rare European vehicles on display, including Maseratis and Bentleys.
The organisers at Jacksonville International Auto Show have also put in place COVID-19 measures such as contactless ticket scanners, hand sanitizer dispensers placed throughout the venue, indoor mask policy, and regular vehicle cleaning by exhibitors so attendees can enjoy all the best aspects of the trade show.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday: 12pm-9pm (Active Military & First Responders Day)
- Adults (13+)- $13
- Senior citizens (65+)-$9
- Children (6-12)- $6
- Active and retired military personnel- $5
- Health care workers with valid I.D. on Active Military & First Responders Day- FREE
Keeping Your Customers Informed
Tradeshows are a great way for auto and tire shop owners to increase their product and market knowledge as well as equipping themselves with the latest advancements in the auto industry. By gaining these insights, your business can begin to increase its car count, improve efficiency, and ultimately boost your revenue.
Part of implementing these changes involves streamlining your efforts where you can. That includes marketing. By partnering up with auto repair industry experts like those at BayIQ, you can easily implement email and text marketing, a loyalty program, automated appointment reminders, and even review solicitation. BayIQ understands each aspect of running an auto shop and how to market it to help your business grow exponentially.