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2018 NASTF Fall General Meeting Las Vegas

You are invited to join us for the Fall General Meeting on October 31,2018 1-5pm at the Sands Convention Center in Cassanova Meeting Rooms 606-607


  • SDRM 2.0 Update - NASTF's new baby will be just born. See all the new features and hear statistics from the VST team. 
  • Road to Great Technicians - Program update with Special Guests Charles Sprague, STEM instructor, Chris Chesney, Automotive Charter School Program, Entry level technician specifications and more. This will be a very interesting presentation by the R2GT team.
  • NASTF Technology Fair - The Communications and Service Technology Teams will show you what we have planned for May of 2019.
  • What's Up With YOU? - This was a very popular part of our Spring General Meeting at Tool Tech. Please plan to bring your 1-2 minute story about something exciting or newsworthy happening in your part of the industry. 

You do not need to be registered for AAPEX to attend the NASTF meeting. If you wish to visit the show floor or any of the great educational opportunities you will definitely want to register. Use this link to get started:

For more info please see our General Meetings Page


SDRM 2.0 Roll Out in Process

NASTF began the roll out of SDRM 2.0 with a new video on how to migrate your VSP account on September 20th. With over 6000 active Vehicle Security Professionals in the Registry NASTF needs VSPs to help us by uploading the documents that are required for the registry. All VSPs were sent an email with a list of these documents to prepare in advance of our early October migration. The entire system is slated to go live mid October pending an adequate number of VSPs who have completed a mandatory training program. 

The New SDRM portal brings lots of new features to the table but for most users it will be a major shift in how they do things. Users will be able to perform virtually all functions of managing their account and D1s through the web portal which is also smart phone and tablet friendly. D1s will be filled out online and customer signatures can be gathered directly on a phone or tablet. It will take a little bit of explaining but VSPs will find that everything from renewing their credential to handling transactions will be faster and easier. Most important, no more storing D1s. The SDRM 2.0 will store them with bank level encryption. Click on the picture below to see the migration video on the NASTF YouTube channel. 

Visit the VSP page on this site to learn more by clicking here




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KIA CAN and TPMS interference TSBs - Save diagnostic time. 

Since 2011 KIA has been producing documents outlining issues that can occur with their CAN equipped vehicles when certain devices are introduced to the vehicle electrical system. KIA is not unique in this problem however there are some drivability problems that can be very frustrating for techs to diagnose. These can be remedied by identifying and removing these devices. You will find links to 3 different TSBs that identify the problem, the devices that cause it and solutions. For those of you who want the bottom line DLC Dongles are particularly troublesome and can cause diagnostic failures and drivability problems. Another source of issues are non-us navigation/infotainment devices that create noise in the U.S. TPMS frequency of 315 MHz where U.S. vehicles are not shielded. This can result in difficult to find TPMS warning indication.







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About The National Automotive Service Task Force (2 min)

The National Automotive Service Task Force is a not-for-profit organization established to facilitate the identification and correction of gaps in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information, service training, diagnostic tools and equipment, and communications for the benefit of automotive service professionals. NASTF is a cooperative effort among the automotive service industry, the equipment and tool industry and automotive manufacturers.


There is no cost to participate in NASTF. If you are a professional auto service technician, shop owner, OEM service employee or any other automotive industry professional supporting the mission of NASTF, please enroll here on our website. Click HERE.