Auto Care’s Bill Hanvey on AAPEX 2021: The buyers will be there

The Auto Care Association’s new Auto Care Connect event experience kicked off Thursday with an executive briefing from association President and CEO Bill Hanvey.

Jenoptik secures new automation orders in North America

These automation orders reflect the successful execution of the new strategic integrated sales approach in the Light & Production division.

AMPA Online, Taipei AMPA/AutoTronics aim to bring the automotive aftermarket together in April and May

In person, Taipei AMPA will be held on April 14-17, 2021 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall 1.

Edelmann Elite power steering program features new rack & pinion, pumps and gear boxes

Proprietary tooling; all units 100% tested; engineered to eliminate OE flaws, improve design.

Auto Care’s Bill Hanvey on AAPEX 2021: The buyers will be there

The Auto Care Association’s new Auto Care Connect event experience kicked off Thursday with an executive briefing from association President and CEO Bill Hanvey.

Jenoptik secures new automation orders in North America

These automation orders reflect the successful execution of the new strategic integrated sales approach in the Light & Production division.

Frank Garcia of XL Parts named Pronto Network Executive of the Year

Frank Garcia, chief operating officer (COO) of XL Parts,...

AAPEX 2021 registration is open

After a missed year, AAPEX 2021 will be an industry homecoming, reconnecting business partners and peers in the automotive aftermarket, while continuing to be the premier event for innovative products, emerging technology and technical and business management training.

Automotive Engineering Show Chennai 13th edition has been postponed

Scheduled to take place July 1-3, 2021, at the Chennai Trade Centre, the fair’s new dates will be announced after consultations with industry stakeholders, in the coming months.

Autopromotec CEO confirms 2022 show preparation well under way

Renzo Servadei, speaking in a video posted to YouTube, said preparations for the 2022 edition are well under way, after the 2020 show was postponed due to Covid-19.

AGS, GMB earn Co-Man vendors of the Year honors from the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group)

AGS Automotive Solutions was honored as Co-Man Vendor of the Year and GMB North America was voted Co-Man Vendor of the Year – Order Fill.

Automechanika Frankfurt goes compact for 2021, resuming full show in 2022

Messe Frankfurt anticipates the show will return in full Sept. 13-17, 2022, and return as usual, every two years.

Three Pronto members honored for outstanding achievement

Johnston Autostores of Spencer, Iowa was presented with the Pronto Member Marketing Excellence award.

Dayco amps up North American motorsports program by sponsoring five extreme drift teams

Dayco is diversifying its motorsports program by sponsoring five...

Auto care industry invited to attend executive briefing, conversation with Congressman Brendan Boyle

Auto Care Connect, set to take place virtually throughout the month of May, will feature more than 10 of the Auto Care Association's premier events for an experience that delivers more for attendees and their businesses.

Auto Care CEO Bill Hanvey, Temel’s Tunc Kip tackle the state of the automotive aftermarket at Auto Expo Turkiye 2021

Tunç Kip, CEO of Temel Gaskets, sat down Tuesday with Auto Care President and CEO Bill Hanvey during the virtual Auto Expo Turkiye 2021 conference and trade show to discuss the changes in the automotive aftermarket during the Covid-19 pandemic.

What happens when ordering apps don’t work?

Sometimes, apps and websites look like they’re working but they generate phantom orders. Credit cards may get charged but somewhere in the virtual piping, the message isn't getting through.

Yokohama Tire returns as title sponsor of the Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 with new teams

The tiremaker is bringing along elite drivers such as Justin Lofton and new Team Yokohama member Tanner Foust for the 54th running of the iconic rally, which takes place on the famed Baja peninsula April 25-29.

Volkswagen AG approves Car-O-Liner Resistance Spot Welder for high-quality repairs

Highlights include new Volkswagen-specific software, 16A welding caps, a dust cover, and the new shelf and hook kit as standard equipment.

OTC releases new connected adapter ball joint kits

The new kits are maintenance-free, with no O-rings or split rings to lose or replace, while holding cups and adapters throughout ball joint service, the company says.

New Rislone Hy-per Lube Zinc ZDDP Supplement protects both classic cars, modern vehicles

New Rislone Hy-per Lube Zinc ZDDP Supplement protects against friction and wear in a wide range of vehicles, including antique and classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles, trucks, daily drivers and race cars, with gasoline or diesel powertrains.

Messe Frankfurt’s ‘Let’s Talk Business’ tackles alternative fuels

The digital talk took place on April 14 and dealt with the question of which mix of alternative fuels we will need to reach the EU’s climate targets.

New Spicer ReadyShaft next-day driveshaft delivery program

All driveshaft part numbers are available for heavy-duty commercial vehicles through the ReadyShaft program and each comes with a two-year limited warranty.

Autopromotec taking booth pre-registrations for its 2022 show

Pre-registrations are not binding for the show, held in Bologna, Italy, but pre-registration helps show organizers better anticipate the needs of the exhibition areas and the various business sectors represented by the show.

Pep Boys to award $100,000 in scholarships to aspiring automotive technicians

This year’s program will include five $10,000 scholarships to be awarded to qualified students studying to become professional automotive technicians in major metro areas: Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida.; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Puerto Rico.

Dana publishes sustainability and social responsibility report

The report, available on, details the company’s commitment to empowering its people, innovating new products, and protecting the planet to deliver on Dana’s vision for a better world.

Members of Automotive Distribution Network honored with Pronto Partnership Award

The award was presented to David Prater, executive vice president of the newly formed Pronto Automotive Distribution Network (The Pronto Network) by Robert Roos, president of The Pronto Network.

Permatex kicks off 2021 NASCAR season with StarCom racing sponsorship

Permatex is sponsoring Quin Houff and the #00 Camaro at Talladega and New Hampshire.

Charlie Crouse honored with Federated Art Fisher Memorial Award

Federated Auto Parts presented its most prestigious member honor, the Art Fisher Memorial Award, to Charlie Crouse, owner of TBA & Oil Warehouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The award was announced during the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) national conference and expo.

Valuable content hallmark of ‘The Group’ Conference and Expo

Over 1,200 members, vendors and associates participated in the week-long event that concluded with an innovative service center show for Federated Car Care, Pronto Smart Choice and Parts Plus Car Care Centers and national account customers.

ACMA Automechanika ready to reunite aftermarket players through its first-ever virtual edition

Messe Frankfurt India along with ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association) will welcome aftermarket players on its online networking and sourcing platform from April 22–23, 2021.

WVE Vehicle Electronics introduces more than 1,800 new part numbers in April

WVE announced 696 switches, 428 fuel system products, 397 sensors, 245 emissions products, 21 coils, 12 solenoids, and 3 voltage regulators – which includes more than 583.5 million sales opportunities.

Country music star Clay Walker to perform at ‘The Group’ National Meeting

The virtual performance, scheduled for Thursday, April 15, will only be available for members of The Group, vendor partners and associates registered for the meeting.

XL Parts, The Parts House integrate their organizations

Although both companies continue to operate independently in front of customers, they are now integrated organizationally, and continue to grow.

Save the date: Motorsport Next – Industry Innovation and Technology Transfer Global Forum, set for June 30

The digital event, co-organized by ANFIA-Motorsport and Autopromotec, is aimed to promote the encounter among the most important Italian companies related to the motorsport industry and national and international players of technologically-related fields.

Fuel cell technology from Dana Inc. featured at Hannover Messe

Dana will highlight its metallic and composite bipolar plate technology for fuel cell stacks at the conference taking place April 12-16, 2021.

Dayco bolsters aftermarket bench by adding talent in product management, engineering and sales

Fernando Montano joins Dayco as regional sales manager; Brent Cressman as regional business development manager, Heavy Duty; Jon Crawford as product manager, Hydraulics; and Cody Colter and Hassan Mourad as product evaluation engineering technicians.

Upgraded components in new Rein Automotive water pump kit help avoid oil leaks in Audi, VW 2-liter TSI engines

The Rein Water Pump Kit was developed with upgraded components to help address failure issues with the OE pump and provide a longer service life.

New Snap-on Software upgrade helps technicians embrace the full potential of their diagnostic platforms

From the moment they power-on, technicians can confidently service customers with a tool containing unparalleled depth in general and collision repair coverage for Asian, domestic and European vehicles.

Register now for ASE Instructor Training Conference

Offering more than 20 hours of technical update training, the conference will provide separate tracks for auto, medium/heavy truck and collision repair instructors.

AASA announces Marybeth Storjohann as new AASA Aftermarket Volume Group (AAVG) Executive Committee Member

Marybeth, Credit and Collections Manager for CRC Industries, Inc., has been a highly-engaged AVG member since 2008 and has over 20 years of credit experience.

CRC Industries joins with TechForce to help develop next generation of technicians

TechForce Foundation provides opportunities, resources, and support for students who want to pursue careers as professional technicians.

Telematics: Ten must-have features in 2021

By using data, connectivity, and AI-powered analysis, companies can have a huge competitive advantage if they can act on the issues at hand, writes Oswaldo “Ozzie” Flores, product manager, Teletrac Navman.

Yokohama Tire opening new distribution center near Dallas, Texas

The state-of-the-art, full-service facility is expected to open in summer. It will first be used to distribute Yokohama’s OE tires, followed by passenger car/light truck and commercial truck/bus products in 2022.

MBE Group hires Wade Kings as creative director

Kings brings over two decades of creative experience to his new role, with expertise in graphic and web design, video, photography, print, copywriting and digital advertising. Throughout his career, Kings has led countless branding and company identity projects.

Supreme Court affirms ability of automotive aftermarket to build replacement parts compatible with OE software

The Auto Care Association today reacted in support of the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday in the Google v. Oracle case surrounding a decade-long copyright dispute over software.

‘The Group’ to host Service Center Show

During the service center show, attendees can hear about new products and upgrades, view product and program presentations and have the chance to network and learn in a fun environment.

ASE designates June as Automotive Service Professionals Month

To commemorate Automotive Service Professionals Month, ASE has developed a special logo that can be used by companies, organizations and individuals to recognize and honor vehicle service professionals during the month of June.

Robust agenda planned for ‘The Group’ National Member Meeting

Registration is open for the April 12-16 virtual conference.

MEMA, other auto industry groups advocate for comprehensive strategy to transition to a net-zero carbon transportation future

In a letter to President Biden and congressional leaders, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators) affirmed their commitment toward a net-zero carbon transportation future that includes a shift to electric-drive vehicles.

Permatex promotes Eva Pitts to Director of Sales for Traditional and International Business

In her new role, Pitts will manage Permatex’s traditional and international businesses, driving continued growth through strong sales programs, new product initiatives, and customer partnerships.

Dayco heats up drag racing scene with team sponsorships

In addition to its tried and true racing products like 11mm blower belts and harmonic balancers, Dayco is currently in the final testing stage of a new 8mm blower belt technology that will be used by drivers this season.

BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY names three to executive roles

The company expects to announce in the coming weeks additional new team members and promotions that support the company's strategic initiatives.

LSI Chemical signs new distributor in India

Quality Group is now authorized to sell LSI Chemical oil and fuel additives and to work with LSI Chemical in the development of performance blends of petrol and diesel based on customer specifications.

Timken teams up with LeBron James Family Foundation, Goodyear introduces all-new EV-4M Port Handler tire

Timken will sponsor the Makerspace learning lab at the Foundation's I PROMISE School in Akron, Ohio, where Timken associates will share their engineering expertise with the school's students.

Final day of the AASA Vision Conference delivered executive-level insights leaving attendees ready to take On 2021

The second and final day of the 2021 AASA Vision Conference provided aftermarket supplier executives with insights from the customer...

Free service technician webinar from ASE: Estimating Is Not About Finding Damage

Kristen Felder with Collision Hub will explore the ways estimating has changed due to advancement in vehicle design and electronic technologies. Participants will learn how to see the vehicle and systems differently and build a new inspection and estimating plan to increase accuracy and profitability.

Standard Motor Products names Duane Burns vice president of distribution

Burns joins SMP after serving in a wide range of supply chain leadership positions across a number of industries. Most recently, he served as the principal owner of a consulting and contract distribution company in Virginia.

Registration open for Auto Care Association’s first-ever ‘Auto Care Connect’ unified event experience

Auto Care Connect, set to take place during the month of May, will bring together 10 of the Auto Care Association's premier events for a virtual experience that delivers more for attendees and their businesses.

Yes, this is a Tesla-powered Range Rover Classic. E.C.D. Automotive Design made it

The journey for this electric build began several months ago when E.C.D. partnered with the U.K.’s leader in electric conversions of classic vehicles, Electric Classic Cars (ECC), to secure the Tesla motor.
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