National Automotive Service Professional Week is celebrated annually during the second week of June and this year, it takes place from June 5 to 11. Car troubles can be most frustrating — a flat tire when we have a long day ahead, a breakdown when we are running late, or being stranded in the middle of nowhere. It’s not just the trouble, but the timing of it, and when it feels like nothing more can go wrong, it usually does. So, today is the day to thank the superhumans who keep our rides up and running and save us from troublesome days.
History of National Automotive Service Professional Week
The world of cars was introduced by Ford Motors. Since then, the journey has been onwards and upwards. Car choices are vast, with styles for every taste. They’re also designed for safety and comfort, with price ranges tailored to different budgets, and loan options that make it easier to commit to a purchase.
This week celebrates the service professionals who not only fix the beast in our garage but the ones that help build the roads on which they ride. Automotive vehicles by definition include passenger vehicles, S.U.Vs, vans, trucks, buses, or any automobile that travels by road with the help of an engine.
National Automotive Service Professional Week (N.A.S.P.) was introduced by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) in 2005. It came after the stellar success of N.A.S.P. Day which was first inaugurated in 2001.
A.S.E., established in 1972, seeks to recognize the dexterous service providers who help maintain complex vehicles used for transportation. Tim Zilke, the president and C.E.O. of A.S.E., said that this week is aimed at recognizing the significant contribution of part specialists, mechanics, support professionals, and collision technicians who help keep the wheels on the motor industry running and allow the public to get on with their day-to-day commute.
National Automotive Service Professional Week timeline
National Automotive Service Professional Day is established by A.S.E.
After observing the success of N.A.S.P. Day, N.A.S.P. Week is introduced.
N.A.S.P. Week is marked in Chase’s Calendar of Events.
Between 2012 and 2022, there is an uptick of 13% in automotive body and glass repair jobs.
National Automotive Service Professional Week FAQs
Is a motorcycle an automobile?
No. An automobile has to power itself with an engine, be able to carry passengers, and have four wheels. So, while a motorbike satisfies the first two points it doesn’t qualify as an automobile.
What are the two primary segments of the automotive industry?
Automotive companies can be divided into car manufacturers and car parts manufacturers.
How much does the automotive industry contribute to the U.S. economy?
The automotive industry contributes to 3% of the U.S. economy.
National Automotive Service Professional Week Activities
Say thank you
Show your gratitude with a cup of coffee, a box of cupcakes, a thank you card, or just some words of appreciation. Tell your car service guy or gal why you’re thankful for their help.
Consider making it a profession
With the number of cars increasing, so will the need for repair jobs. The most basic model in your garage is a complex machine and requires great skill to fix. Are you good with your hands and like a mechanical challenge? If so, then pursue a career in automotive services.
Add another star
Leave a good review on Google or tag them on social media. Talk about their great service and expertise while sharing it with your friends.
5 Interesting Facts About Automotives
Down to the T
Model T was the first car made by Ford Motors, and introduced in 1908, was the first affordable model for the middle class.
China is the largest producer of cars
China is the largest producer of cars followed by the U.S.A., producing 25,720,665 million in 2019.
White, Gray, Black
This is the order of preference of car colors in the U.S.A.
A total of 1.7 million people work in the automotive industry in 2022.
Rolling in the Rolls Royce
Rolls Royces are one of the most sought-after cars and are also one of the most reliable, with 75% of the Rolls Royces ever made still being in action.
Why We Love National Automotive Service Professional Week
It’s as good as new
Who doesn’t appreciate a recently serviced car? The engine starts on the first go, there is no blinking red light on the dashboard, and it brakes effortlessly.
We celebrate car doctors
Servicing cars is a complex job that needs to be done to keep us safe on the roads. That’s why we need specialists to fix the machines that our inner handyman couldn’t.
We can show gratitude
Showing gratitude is one of the simplest ways of staying positive. So remember to say “thank you” at any chance you get to.
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