Automechanika Shanghai 2020 creates channels for cross-sector collaboration

The show aims to amplify these latest forms of cooperation through leveraging its exhibitor and buyer resources in the supply chain. It will draw attention to ever-evolving digital, technological and consumer trends revolutionizing the auto market and place more emphasis on network expansion, supply chain integration and sustainability.

Free service technician webinar from ASE: Lubricants and Fuels

With the introductions of CK-4 and FA-4 oils in 2016, the benefits and differences of both engine oils will be highlighted during the presentation.

Automechanika Shanghai 2020 creates channels for cross-sector collaboration

The show aims to amplify these latest forms of cooperation through leveraging its exhibitor and buyer resources in the supply chain. It will draw attention to ever-evolving digital, technological and consumer trends revolutionizing the auto market and place more emphasis on network expansion, supply chain integration and sustainability.

With The Group Training Academy, Federated Expands Training Resources for Automotive Service Professionals

As the premier training resource in the auto care industry, The Group Training Academy continues to add valuable content so automotive service providers can stay well informed. Collaborating with an extensive list of knowledgeable partners, The Group Training Academy offers the finest online training options in the industry.

Automechanika Shanghai 2020 creates channels for cross-sector collaboration

The show aims to amplify these latest forms of cooperation through leveraging its exhibitor and buyer resources in the supply chain. It will draw attention to ever-evolving digital, technological and consumer trends revolutionizing the auto market and place more emphasis on network expansion, supply chain integration and sustainability.

Free service technician webinar from ASE: Lubricants and Fuels

With the introductions of CK-4 and FA-4 oils in 2016, the benefits and differences of both engine oils will be highlighted during the presentation.

Yokohama Tire’s Summer Spartan Race promotion features free 2021 race entry

Yokohama is the Official Tire of the U.S. Spartan Race Series, which is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand.

Continental solves hybrid battery fan problems for Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, KIA and Toyota

Continental now offers a wide range of OE quality Hybrid Battery Cooling Fans for popular hybrids from model years 2003-2017. Formerly only available from the dealer, Continental has 16 part numbers available for exact replacement on hybrid models from Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, KIA, and Toyota.

New myASE Dashboard streamlines registration and certification process

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) plans to launch the updated myASE dashboard on August 10 with many new features.

Yokohama Tire celebrates 10th Year as a sponsor of the Los Angeles Angels

Yokohama has been a sponsor of the American League West team since 2011, and the tiremaker’s corporate logo will again be featured prominently in left center field, where three-time American League MVP Mike Trout plays.

Latin Tyre Expo & Latin Auto Parts Expo rescheduled to July 13-16, 2021

"This new date allows our exhibitors, attendees, and expo staff to better prepare and handle these challenging circumstances. Above all, our goal is to protect the health of our community and those around us," show organizers said.

Both in-person AAPEX, SEMA shows canceled for 2020, organizers announce

The Auto Care Association and AASA, which co-own AAPEX, are exploring virtual options for the fall, the letter states.

Sandeep Kar joining Virtual AASA Technology Conference as featured speaker

The Fleet Complete Chief Strategy Officer will share insights on the future of servicing vehicle fleets with changing ownership models.

Andy Harmon named 2020 Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year

Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one of the nation’s top teachers for their commitment to educational excellence in the automotive repair industry.

Free service technician webinar from ASE: Accessing and Using Audi OEM Procedures Through erWin

Learn where and how to access Audi OEM repair information as well as some of the ins and outs of how to read and interpret different information contained in the procedures.

Federated Car Care scholarships awarded to six students

Awarded to the employees or children of Federated Car Care Center members, the Federated Car Care scholarships are funded by Fisher Auto Parts and administered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in memory of the late Art Fisher, founder of Federated Auto Parts.

Dana introduces genuine Spicer Trac-Lok for aftermarket

By limiting wheel-slip rather than fully locking, Spicer Trac-Lok acts as an open differential and freely differentiates in normal operating mode.

MAHLE Motorsport expands power potential for 3.0L BMWs

Naturally aspirated or turbocharged, MAHLE Motorsport now provides BMW...

Hot Shot’s Secret distributes over 500 Trucker Appreciation Care Packages for truckers going the extra mile

A local White Castle restaurant donated food as part of a final giveaway to truckers that began in April.

ASE to offer enhanced myASE Portal

The current portal will be closed end of day July 31, 2020. Between August 1 and August 9, 2020, technicians and account managers will not have any access to the portal. The updated portal will open August 10, 2020.

Philips MasterDuty Lighting Line provides tough, long-lasting bulbs for medium and heavy-duty vehicles

Specially designed to handle rough terrain and damaged roadways while providing the ultimate protection against mechanical shock, Philips MasterDuty bulbs also deliver a long-lasting runtime of up to 550 hours.

Auto Care Association responds to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Massachusetts telematics November ballot question

A vote in favor of Question 1 would give Massachusetts vehicle owners the ability to access their mechanical data and to provide authorization to share that data with their independent repair shops.

Exide Technologies successfully concludes auction process for Americas business

An affiliate of Atlas Holdings will acquire assets comprising substantially all of Exide's ongoing Americas business and operations for approximately $178.6 million, subject to adjustments, and assume certain liabilities related to the acquired assets.

MAHLE Aftermarket’s Henning: Fit for the Aftermarket of Tomorrow

Speaking from Germany during the company’s MAHLE Aftermarket Press Day 2020, Henning and his colleagues presented “One Century of Aftermarket Experience — Fit for the Aftermarket of Tomorrow.” MAHLE is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2020.

Join Snap-on for live online training sessions

With numerous opportunities to join, technicians can choose the time that works best with their schedules. Sessions are free-of-charge and will provide approximately 30 minutes of material and 15 minutes for questions and answers.

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America announces Todd Hertzler as vice president, independent aftermarket sales

He will be located in the Broadview, Illinois office, reporting directly to Enrico Manuele, regional president, automotive aftermarket North America.

AutoZone recognizes top suppliers; Dorman named Vendor of the Year

Seven vendors received AutoZone WITTDTJR awards (“What It Takes to Do the Job Right”): Autolite; Bosch; Gold; Power Stop; Valvoline; White Knight and Winhere Brake Parts. Seven vendors were selected for the prestigious AutoZone Extra Miler award: Apex Tool Group, Baofeng, Exxon Mobil, Meguiar’s, Old World Industries, Prestone and Standard Motor Products.

New video from Kasey Kahne features ASE renewal app

In the new video, Kahne shares how the ASE Renewal App gives technicians an easy, remote option for managing certifications by testing their technical knowledge through an app for phones, tablets and computers.

Mitchell 1 announces the return of its “Sizzlin’ Summer Sweepstakes”

One lucky person will win a $100 Omaha Steaks gift card each Thursday throughout summer, with two winners to be announced the final day, culminating the week before Labor Day weekend. Facebook users can enter the sweepstakes on the Mitchell 1 page.

AISIN launches two new automatic transmission fluids for Mazda and Subaru applications

AISIN's ATF-MFZ is formulated for all Mazda vehicles that require Mazda FZ Type Automatic Transmission Fluid. The company's ATF-SHP is formulated for all Subaru vehicles that require Subaru Type HP Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Yokohama Tire earns third Consecutive Subaru supplier award

The third consecutive award earned the tiremaker a spot in in the prestigious Superior Excellent Performance category. Yokohama earned the award for its supply of the AVID S34P (P225/40R18 88V) tires on the Impreza and AVID GT S35 on the Legacy (P225/55R17 97V and 225/50R18 95V), and on the Outback (225/65R17 102H and 225/60R18 100H).

Permatex PowerNation Sweepstakes winner brings Dodge Challenger story full circle

Mark Dragotta, of Florida, was selected as the lucky winner of the custom-built dark blue 2019 Dodge Challenger 5.7L Hemi V8 in a special drawing and presentation held at PowerNation’s studios in Nashville, TN.

Federated Member Dobac International/Kashima System offers online training in Spanish

Kashima University provides online and face-to-face training, as well as the knowledge necessary to efficiently diagnose and repair all vehicles. Its educational program for automotive technicians is widely used in Europe and is the most complete training program in Latin America.

ASE test centers, summer registration now open

To help ensure the protection of its employees and test takers, and to remain in compliance with governmental mandates and recommendations from the CDC and WHO, Prometric test centers have enacted safety practices throughout the testing process and are following local government guidelines. It is recommended that automotive professionals coordinate testing with their employers and review the safety measures that Prometric has put in place.

WVE Vehicle Electronics introduced these 203 new part numbers in June

In all, WVE announced 2 new emissions products, 1 fuel injection product, 153 new sensors and 47 new switches – covering more than 63.6 million vehicles.

73rd Annual AWDA Conference registration is now open

In an effort to meet the needs of all our AWDA member companies, this year’s Conference will offer a level of flexibility that’s never been seen before, conference organizers say.

MAHLE Motorsport introduces Chrysler Hemi 5.7L Dome PowerPak Plus Forged Piston Kits

These newest forged Chrysler dome kits deliver strength, added compression and durability and are available wherever MAHLE Motorsport pistons are sold.

Dana unveils new electric motor, drive axle for lift trucks

Dana’s flexibility helps manufacturers reduce system complexity, shorten the time to develop and introduce new products, and facilitate the introduction of innovations into the vehicle life cycle.

NTN presented with Supplier Quality Excellence Award by General Motors

Suppliers who receive this award recognition have met or exceeded a very stringent set of quality performance criteria and have achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization.

Dennis Jacinto of APA Engineering appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council

Jacinto began his career in the automotive aftermarket in 1977, with FEMSA of America, a supplier of rotating electrical components to rebuilders.

Free Service Technician Instructor Webinar from ASE: Axalta’s Surface Preparation Process

This Axalta session will be presented by Gordon Wry, Axalta technical instructor, and is designed to review surface preparation basics, identify the steps to properly clean the surface, review the role of each undercoat used in the refinish process and some basic steps when painting plastic parts.

Brake Parts Inc recognized by General Motors as a 2019 Supplier of the Year Winner

Brake Parts Inc (BPI) was named a 2019 GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honoring the recipients of the company’s 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

29th edition of Autopromotec postponed until May 25-28, 2022

“The Covid-19 pandemic continues to register high rates of contagion, and severe limitations to international travels persist,” says Renzo Servadei, Autopromotec CEO.

CRP Industries names automotive industry veteran PT Muldoon as Director of Engineering

Muldoon will be responsible for all engineering activities and initiatives in the development of new automotive opportunities with OEMs and Tier-One suppliers, as well as the improvement and expansion of current products and product lines.

Fisher Auto Parts launches Vision 2020 Promotion

Now through September 30, Fisher professional installer customers can win a wide array of prizes, including Apple watches, iPads, televisions and Polaris off-road vehicles, plus the grand prize, the choice of a Chevrolet Silverado or a boat.

Messe Frankfurt postpones Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City

The 2021 fair will take place from June 30-July 2 at the Saigon Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Automechanika Shanghai to host webinar about Asia’s automotive market on July 9

Starting in early July, Automechanika Shanghai will present a webinar series with top executives, scholars, specialists and association representatives from different fields to discuss the current market situation.

Rich White steps down from Car Care Council

During his tenure, White led the industry-wide workgroup that developed the “Be Car Care Aware” campaign and spearheaded the development of the popular Car Care Guide.

MANN+HUMMEL recognized by General Motors as a 2019 Supplier of the Year Winner

MANN+HUMMEL was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honoring the recipients of the company’s 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

NTN receives Special Recognition Award – Pursuit of Excellence from Subaru of Indiana Automotive

Out of SIA’s nearly 260 suppliers, NTN was one of just 22 to be recognized for exceptional performance over the last year.

MEMA Statement on USMCA Entry Into Force

MEMA was one of the earliest supporters of the UMSCA, as we understood it would enhance the regional economy in our sector. MEMA is grateful for the transparent process with which the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has engaged stakeholders on new auto rules of origin (ROO) issues. However, these changes will not be without challenges for our members to implement. As implementation moves forward, MEMA intends to stay active and address these challenges.

With The Group Training Academy, Federated Expands Training Resources for Automotive Service Professionals

As the premier training resource in the auto care industry, The Group Training Academy continues to add valuable content so automotive service providers can stay well informed. Collaborating with an extensive list of knowledgeable partners, The Group Training Academy offers the finest online training options in the industry.

Free Webinar from ASE: Science of Tribology – Understanding Friction, Wear and Lubrication to Get the Job Done Right

This webinar will cover how to use maintenance chemicals (lubricants, penetrants, greases, cleaners and degreasers) to protect equipment and make jobs easier.

Automotive Parts Associates (APA) holds online election for board of directors

Douglas Squires, Bestbuy Distributors Limited, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was elected chairman.

The Group to hold virtual National Member Meeting in August

Registration information and the agenda will be sent to members of The Group in the coming weeks. The virtual conference will include sessions for both members and suppliers.

MBE Group promotes Kaleigh Jerzykowski to Account Executive

Jerzykowski joined MBE Group in 2017; she previously held the position of assistant account executive. Throughout her time at the company, Jerzykowski has had important roles in many of the company’s key accounts, supporting integrated marketing programs via social media management, brand launches, event and tradeshow logistics and competitive analysis.

IMR Inc. releases latest insight on delayed maintenance

Out of households surveyed in Q1 of 2020, 17.6 percent reported that they had delayed vehicle repairs or maintenance while in Q2, households reported that 20.1 percent had delayed maintenance on their vehicles.

10 Missions Media Buys Bobit’s Modern Tire Dealer, other titles

The publisher of FenderBender and Ratchet+Wrench adds Modern Tire Dealer, Auto Service Professional, and training organization to its automotive aftermarket group.

Six-Bay Giveaway winners announced

Grand prize winner, Payless Garage Inc. of Salem, Oregon, won a Mitchell1 ProDemand annual subscription, two Challenger CL10V3 2-post lifts, one John Bean 12k wheel alignment lift and a John Bean V2280 wheel aligner.

Breakthrough aftermarket testing demonstrates ADAS compliance of aftermarket-modified vehicles

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), along with several industry-leading automotive aftermarket companies, ADAS technology service providers and test facilities, have successfully completed ADAS testing of an aftermarket-modified 2020 model year pickup truck proving that it meets all functional and regulatory safety compliance standards, OEM warranty requirements and insurance eligibility specifications.

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) hires Todd Cawley as Vice President of Global Sales

The position was filled in June of this year in response to the unprecedented growth LSI has encountered in multiple markets in the USA and the potential to capture market share of the lubricant and additive market abroad.

Martin & Company offers free stimulus package for automotive aftermarket

For a limited time through July 31, 2020, businesses will be able to receive a research-based, digital marketing analysis and direct sales consultation to help compete in this crowded and ever-changing market.

Jim Hastie joins Parts Authority as vice president category management — cooling and collision

Hastie joins Parts Authority with more than 20 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry.

The Group Training Academy adds electric vehicle courseware, training tool

The “Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technician Training” course offering is designed to educate experienced automotive professionals on proper and safe procedures for diagnosing and repairing electric vehicles. It is also flexible enough to train those in secondary and post-secondary education programs.
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