Alex Goodemoot of N.A. Williams selected as World Class Technician

This prestigious honor was bestowed upon Goodemoot by the Auto Care Association and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

AutoZone second-quarter same store sales increase 15.2 percent

"Our outstanding performance is also driven by the exceptional and heroic efforts of our AutoZoners, particularly those in our stores and distribution centers who have been there every day for our customers during these extraordinary times,” said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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.

Alex Goodemoot of N.A. Williams selected as World Class Technician

This prestigious honor was bestowed upon Goodemoot by the Auto Care Association and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

AutoZone second-quarter same store sales increase 15.2 percent

"Our outstanding performance is also driven by the exceptional and heroic efforts of our AutoZoners, particularly those in our stores and distribution centers who have been there every day for our customers during these extraordinary times,” said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

New Premium Guard Filter Catalog introduces 142 new late model part numbers, expanded early model coverage

The catalog represents the most current application information available in the automotive filters business, featuring 142 new late model part numbers and expanded application coverage for older vehicles.

Auto Care Association’s Demand Index Data Analysis Tool expands to include new product groups

The Demand Index tool enables subscribing automotive aftermarket manufacturers to know how their products are performing against the market.

PPG appoints VP for automotive refinish Asia, DENSO celebrates 50 years in America, SMP names director of sales and more

DENSO will mark the anniversary with various employee celebrations across its administrative, sales, manufacturing and distribution centers throughout North America. Group events will be coordinated as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

New automotive aftermarket show for Latin America, AutoAméricas, coming to Miami

AutoAméricas, sponsored by Aftermarket International Magazine and organized by Latin Press Inc. is scheduled for Feb. 25-26, 2022, at the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC).

AAPEX 2021 Accepting Submissions for Repair Shop HQ Training

Repair Shop HQ is a new area dedicated to the service center and everyone who works in the shop.

AutoZone incentivizes AutoZoners with $100 to get their COVID-19 jab

AutoZoners will receive an additional $100 after completing their COVID-19 vaccination. To date, AutoZone has invested more than $125 million to help AutoZoners deal with the challenges caused by COVID-19.

AISIN Aftermarket releases new Korean water pump timing belt kit installation video

Designed with the automotive technician and the DIY market in mind, it aims to address reported challenges related to the installation of these products.

LATIN TYRE EXPO & LATIN AUTO PARTS EXPO is Oct. 6-8, free ASE webinar, MAHLE launches videos and more

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians on Friday, Feb. 26 at 4:00 p.m. ET entitled “Heavy-Duty Truck Wheel End Inspection, Service and Installation.”

Timken recognized, SMP announces financials, Pennzoil unveils Carbon Neutral Lubricants in North America and more

Cooper Standard, Timken recognized among World's Most Ethical Companies.

Localization is the key to a resilient Indian automotive industry, say ACMA Automechanika organizers

Messe Frankfurt India and The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) share their insights on the need for deep localization of auto component manufacturing and the role of the recently announced union budget in promoting this objective.

Trova Commercial Vehicles strengthens advisory board’s global perspective, pursues 575 million Euro alliance

Paul Kegels to join advisory board and manage the electric vehicle startup’s European supply base.

Barry Neal from Roland Berger to cover vehicle data business opportunities at the 2021 Vision Conference

In this Vision-exclusive session for AASA’s newest landmark study, Barry will cover how free flowing vehicle data will create new repair and maintenance opportunities for automotive aftermarket repair shops, distributors and suppliers.

AAPEX 2021 announces housing and registration details

Housing for this year’s event will open in early March and attendees are encouraged to use onPeak, the official housing partner, for lowest rates at conveniently located hotels.

CAWA installs its 2021 Officers of the Board of Directors

Mike Mohler of the Automotive Parts Services Group will chair the board.

Tint World ranked No. 11 on Franchise Gator Top 100 List

This is the eighth year that the online franchise directory has published a Top 100 ranking, which was created to help guide individuals looking to invest in a franchise opportunity.

Advance Auto Parts launches DieHard battery-stocking program

As part of the DieHard battery-stocking program, Advance is offering a consignment option to qualified repair shops. Participating shops receive a battery rack and their first order of batteries with no initial investment. Additionally, battery inventory will be replenished and rotated by Advance.

Automotive Content Professionals Network launches ACPN Pipeline

The Pipeline platform, hosted in the Auto Care Association’s Auto Care Digital Hub, will provide the ACPN community with access to year-round educational content from industry thought leaders and the ability to stay connected with one another.

Applications now being accepted for the Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Scholarship

The winning student will receive a $2,500 scholarship, a check for $500 and roundtrip airfare and accommodations for the winner and a guest to attend the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference to be held July 12-15, 2021 at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter in Covington, Kentucky.

Bapcor makes the auto repair business easier in New Zealand

The vast diversity of the New Zealand automotive car park makes it very unique when sourcing parts for the myriad of makes and models being driven in the country.

Free Service Technician Webinar from ASE: Optimize and Manage Your I-CAR Education

This webinar will show participants how to optimize and manage their I-CAR training education with the professional development program 2.0.

EnerSys becomes official ODYSSEY Battery sponsor for NASCAR Racing Experience

As part of this exclusive agreement, NRE will power its racing vehicles with ODYSSEY batteries, engineered with Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, to deliver virtually maintenance-free and long-lasting power.

The Group to hold virtual national member meeting in April

The virtual event will bring together members of Federated Auto Parts and the newly formed Pronto Automotive Distribution Network (The Pronto Network), as well as supplier partners and associates, in an online forum.

Pronto and The Network Merger: An exclusive supplier conversation with Robert Roos and David Prater

AASA to host exclusive supplier member only webinar discussing the recent merger between Pronto and The Network that will cover the how, why, and what’s next for the automotive aftermarket.

New South America product catalog data and Spanish translations available for automotive aftermarket companies

Adding to the already available Colombia and Chile data, two new countries are now available in the Vehicle Configuration Database (VCdb): Brazil and Argentina.

Free Service Technician Webinar from ASE: Stop-Start System Technologies – Theory, Operation and Diagnostics

This technology has been used on hybrid vehicles for over 20 years, but manufacturers are now using stop-start systems on non-hybrid vehicles for idle-time reduction strategies and to boost fuel mileage.

Federated Car Care scholarships now available

Apply Online at www.AutomotiveScholarships.com by March 31.

Timken named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes

Recognition reinforces company's ongoing commitment to being an employer of choice and to creating a culture of learning and inclusion, the company says.

First Brands Group adds new Raybestos part numbers, increases coverage for luxury vehicle applications

New Raybestos part numbers are available for luxury vehicle applications including Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Corvette, Genesis, Infiniti, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Saab and Volvo.

AISIN Aftermarket launches new water pump timing belt kit video

In a continuing effort to best serve its vast network of customers and technicians, AISIN Aftermarket has issued the latest installment in a series of AISIN University Training Videos, featuring the AISIN Water Pump Timing Belt Kit.

AASA Global attendees get front-line intelligence on Covid-19, effects on aftermarket

How Covid-19 has affected automotive trends has been surprising, to say the least.

Timken reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 results; expects strong growth in 2021

The company posted fourth-quarter sales of $892 million, down less than 1 percent from last year.

The Group offers new technician coaching program

The courses are taught by ASE Master Certified instructors and are designed to improve technician diagnostic problem-solving skills and technical aptitude.

Auto Care Association congratulates Secretary Buttigieg upon his confirmation

Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey released a statement congratulating Pete Buttigieg on his confirmation yesterday as the leader of the Department of Transportation.

Latin Tyre Expo & Latin Auto Parts Expo set new show dates

An email received Tuesday says the Latin Tyre Expo & Latin Auto Parts Expo will now be held October 6-8, 2021.

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.

Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo 2021 (AMR) returns in April to Beijing

AMR 2021 is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt Traders-Link (Beijing) Co Ltd, the China Automotive Maintenance Equipment Industry Association (CAMEIA) and the China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (CAMRA). The fair is also one of the some 40 global events under Messe Frankfurt’s Mobility and Logistics sector.

Check it out: Auto Care Association unveils a new look

"Inspired by you and designed for you, the new autocare.org is your one-stop shop for the tools and resources most important to your business," Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey writes.

AASA announces U.S. Embassy speakers for their Regional Overview Segment “Post-Pandemic Asia” at the 2021 Global Summit

Attendees will hear from US Commercial Service Speakers from China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Southeast Asia.

Greg Johnson, CEO and co-president at O’Reilly Auto Parts will join AASA’s Vision Conference as 2021 Keynote Speaker

This year's Vision Conference keynote speaker will provide an AASA exclusive view on O'Reilly history, performance during the COVID pandemic in 2020, and his views on the industry in a post COVID-19 world.

DENSO Products and Services Americas names operations director

Logistics expert Joseph Wright joins DENSO as director of Americas Operations.

Brake Parts Inc recognized by Uni-Select with the Diamond Award

Brake Parts Inc (BPI), now a part of First Brands Group, was recently honored by Uni-Select with its highest supplier recognition, the Diamond Award, during Uni-Select’s AutoXPO Virtual Trade Show and Convention.

BOLT Lock recovery hooks now available

Manufactured from aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum, the new BOLT Locking Recovery Hook has a 10,000 lb. capacity and is designed to be 99-percent faster than other ¾-inch shackle type hooks due to the product’s unique latching mechanism, the company says.

Dana Introduces new Spicer Performance ball joint kits for Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator models

Spicer Performance ball joint kits feature everything needed to service the front left or front right corner of a Jeep Wrangler or Gladiator model, the company says.

Snap-on adds service Resets and Relearns Quick Tip videos to website

Technicians can visit the website to view all of the past episodes as well as sign-up to receive future quick tip videos.

ZF expands remanufactured air compressor and collision mitigation retrofit portfolios at HDAW ’21

ZF CVCS Division’s continuing commitment to grow aftermarket portfolio ensures support for fleet owners throughout the vehicle lifecycle, and further strengthens its role as a Partner in Uptime.

ASE announces new officers, board members

Mark Polke, Bosch Workshop Concepts, North America, Robert Bosch LLC will serve as chairman and Brad Pellman, Pellman's Automotive as vice chairman.

Flexfab joins the OptiCat Network

With this new addition, there are more than 930 Supplier brands in OptiCat’s secure data repository for use by supplier-approved Data Receiver channel partners.

Uni-Select Inc. to hold 2020 fourth-quarter results conference call

The conference call will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:00 AM Eastern and can be accessed by phone and webcast.

Infectious disease expert Dr. Parker Hudson will join AASA’s Global Summit as a featured speaker

Hudson will share insights on the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccination and answer questions about global trends and travel.

LSI Chemical expands distribution to China, signs Pioneer New Material Technology Co. Ltd.

Pioneer boasts an independent import and export license and a complete customs clearance system to ensure the smooth flow of domestic and foreign products.

Advance Auto Parts, Worldpac announce registration now open for STX 2022

More than 250 technical and business courses, plus exclusive networking activities planned over five-day training and expo event.

DENSO collaborates with Aeva to bring new LiDAR to market

This collaboration boosts DENSO’s development of sensing and perception systems, supports company goal to deliver accident-free society.

LSI Chemical signs NanoTech Petroleum as authorized distributor for South Africa

NanoTech Petroleum will now market and sell the LSI Chemical line of products as well as the entire line of Hot Shot’s Secret products – over 35 performance additives and specialty oils.

ASE winter certification registration now open

More than 50 ASE certification tests are available, covering nearly every aspect of the motor vehicle service and repair industry.

DENSO selects New North American CEO, announces organization changes

DENSO has named Seiji Maeda CEO of DENSO’s North American operations. He also is a senior director at DENSO Corporation.

New MEYLE-PD cabin air filter protects against NOx, fine dust

Drivers and passengers want to protect themselves from harmful gases and particles, which in addition to smog, exhaust, soot, ozone and pollen also includes fine dust and nitrogen oxide (NOx).

ACMA, Messe Frankfurt India announce first hybrid edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi in 2021

Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have announced that the 5th edition through its new dynamic digital model will allow automotive aftermarket players to take advantage of both physical interactions and virtual networking opportunities.

ASE applauds outgoing chairman Bobby Bassett

Bassett receives AWDA Art Fisher Excellence in Education Award.
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