DENSO Shows Commitment to STEM Education as Lead Sponsor of the 20thRobofest World Championship

Mobility supplier supports event to engage and excite the automotive workforce of tomorrow about future careers in technology and engineering.

My 3-Point Plan To Fall In Love With Your Business All Over Again

There’s February 14th, Valentine’s Day, but where’s Fall-In-Love-With-Your-Business-All-Over-Again Day?

Volvo Car Group Takes The Stage At ReMaTec 2019

Aftermarket Intel readers are invited to visit the trade event by using invitation code REM510034 on to receive a free 3-day access badge.

The Secret To LIQUI MOLY’s Success: Face-To-Face Talks With Their Customers

LIQUI MOLY is well-known for its European applications, but what many might not realize is that LIQUI MOLY has products for domestic cars, heavy-duty trucks and motorsports.

DENSO Shows Commitment to STEM Education as Lead Sponsor of the 20thRobofest World Championship

Mobility supplier supports event to engage and excite the automotive workforce of tomorrow about future careers in technology and engineering.

My 3-Point Plan To Fall In Love With Your Business All Over Again

There’s February 14th, Valentine’s Day, but where’s Fall-In-Love-With-Your-Business-All-Over-Again Day?

Bendix Marks National Tire Safety Week with Insight on Monitoring Systems

It takes as little as a 5 psi difference between dual-mounted tires to create problems, including irregular or accelerated tire wear.

BCA Bearings Brings Home Bronze Award for Web Catalog from ACPN

BCA received the Bronze Award for the web-based catalog on

AirSept Granted Patent for its GM Retrofit Cabin Air Filter

Filter provides an OE-fit that installs within the vehicle A/C system to help eliminate pollen, other microorganisms and contaminants, the company said. The new patent raises AirSept’s portfolio to more than 30 issued patents.

More Prizes, Great Rebates in Fisher Auto Parts ‘WOW! Earn and Win!’ Promotion

The Fisher Auto Parts “WOW! Earn and Win!” promotion will offer a bigger earn-back rebate program and will award more prizes than any contest in Fisher history.

Automechanika Launches Body & World Championships

Bodyshop professionals will be competing against one another at six Automechanika shows worldwide, from England to China. The national event winners will then travel to Frankfurt for the grand finale at Automechanika from Sept. 8-12, 2020.

American Powertrain Adds XL Wide Universal Crossmember to the X-Factor Line

This new X-Factor crossmember, available in silver or black, adjusts from 40"-46" wide for wider full frame cars and trucks.

Valeo At Viva Technology: Innovations And Challenges In The Fields Of Electric, Autonomous And Connected Vehicles

Valeo is showcasing several innovations driving the revolutions that are currently redefining the car as we know it.

MEYLE-HD Now Offers Control Arm Kit For BMW And Mini

These parts offer forged aluminium control arms for long life, reduced weight and improved corrosion resistance, the company says.

Women in Auto Care Now Accepting 2019 Women of the Year Award Nominations

Award recipients will be honored at the Women in Auto Care press conference and reception during the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), taking place Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Volvo Car Group Takes The Stage At ReMaTec 2019

Aftermarket Intel readers are invited to visit the trade event by using invitation code REM510034 on to receive a free 3-day access badge.

DEI Introduces 7″ Silver Protect-A-Boots

Made from high temperature resistant woven glass fiber material with double-wall construction with no restricting steel ring, they are resistant to damage from chemicals, abrasions and contaminants.

Apex Tool Group Bolsters Support For Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports As Official Tool Partner

Apex brands, including GEARWRENCH (hand tools and storage), Cleco (power tools) and Weller (soldering equipment), make up the bulk of the sponsorship, filling out the Indianapolis-based NTT IndyCar Series team’s garages with tools and tool storage options that far exceed the initial investment just a year ago.

Mitchell 1’s SocialCRM Achieves Google Partner Status

The certification recognizes expertise in managing high-performing Google pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns, and demonstrated Google Ads skill and expertise by passing assessments and earning certifications through the Google Academy for Ads.

Aftermarket Intel Becomes Media Partner For ReMaTec 2019 Remanufacturing Show In Amsterdam

ReMaTec 2019 is the world's leading remanufacturing trade show for industry professionals. Three action-packed days will provide the ideal platform to make profitable business relationships, exchange ideas and enhance know-how, show organizers say.

Packed Program Planned For 4th International Conference On Remanufacturing (ICoR) At ReMaTec 2019

ICoR will be held at ReMaTec 2019 in Amsterdam from June 23-25, where Mike Hague-Morgan, co-owner of independent reman group Autocraft in the UK, joins a packed program during which numerous academic papers will also be presented.

Autopromotec unveils the AutopromotecEDU calendar

One of the key elements of Autopromotec is AutopromotecEDU, a dialogue and debate platform focusing on innovation and main trends in the aftermarket industry, an opportunity for training and education for aftermarket professionals.

NORMA Group Launches New Quick Connector For Use In Electric And Hybrid cars

Optimized for compactness, the eM Compact can be used in thermal management systems inside as well as outside the battery packs of electric or hybrid vehicles.

German Oil Manufacturer LIQUI MOLY Sponsors 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

This is the third IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship that LIQUI MOLY has sponsored. The oil company's logo will be visible on the boards at every game.

A Half-Century After The Uniroyal Tiger’s First Appearance, The Mascot Has A New Name And Style

The symbol of a tiger has long been associated with Uniroyal. In the 1960s, the brand introduced the Tiger Paw line of tires, and a cartoon tiger starred in Uniroyal ads. Tiger Paw tires were the original tires on the Pontiac GTO during that era.

Federated, Fisher Establish Memorial Fund To Honor Frank Berrodin

Federated and Fisher Auto Parts have each made a donation to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in Berrodin’s memory to fund industry educational initiatives, including the newly established Frank Berrodin Memorial Scholarship that will be awarded to a deserving student pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket.

New Video From Car Care Council Explains TPMS

Produced in conjunction with AutoNetTV Media (ANTV), the new video discusses the importance of monitoring the vehicle’s tire pressure and explains that when the TPMS warning light goes on, tire pressure has fallen by at least 25 percent of what is recommended for that specific vehicle.

Welcome To Taipei, Site Of An Automotive Megashow

Much of what is made in Taiwan in auto parts comes to the United States. Many companies worldwide use Taiwan’s high-tech facilities under contract to create their own products.

Auto Care Association Announces Mike Tanner As Director, Vehicle Communications

In this role, he serves as the association’s lead technical subject matter expert for vehicle connectivity related projects and initiatives, including conducting field testing and inspection of products and services related to proof of concept implementations, liaising with Standard Developing Organizations (SDO) and the creation of technical reports and design recommendations for SDO related projects.

NTN, Parent Company Of BCA Bearings, Realigns Automotive Aftermarket Sales Organization

NTN has announced the hiring of Charles Harris as the Director of Automotive Aftermarket Sales and the appointment of Ed Magruder to the role of Director of Special Market Sales as of April 1, 2019.

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Announces DENSO As Recipient Of 2019 Receiver’s Choice Award

DENSO received exceptional ratings in every content category including product details and attributes, marketing descriptions, images, and timely delivery of quality data.

Alliance’s Service Center Advisory Council Wraps Up Spring Meeting In Charlotte

WIX Filters, a valuable channel partner for Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper, hosted the meeting.

Mitchell 1’s ProSpect Now Compatible With Android

This new release expands ProSpect compatibility across virtually any Android or Apple iOS smartphone or tablet device an auto repair shop is using in their daily operations.

Raybestos Expands Line of Element3 Coated Rotors

Raybestos Element3 Coated Rotors with RPT Rust Prevention Technology use a proprietary finishing technology to coat each rotor’s entire surface, including the cooling vanes.

Bestop Salutes Service Members By Rolling Out 2019 Military Discount

To receive the military discount, simply call the Bestop Customer Service Department Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Mountain Time (MT) at 1 (800) 845-3567 for verification. Eligibility is verified by Active Military ID or DD Form 214.

Spectra Premium launches new Active Grille Shutters product line

Located between the front grille and the condenser, the AGS are plastic shutters that open or close to control the inbound airflow. Restricting the airflow improves fuel economy by helping the engine to warm up and reducing drag at high-speed.

Cloyes Offers Technicians A Complete Repair Solution With Variable Valve Timing Chain Kits In North America

Designed for the replacement of worn or damaged timing chains, tensioners, sprockets, guides, and VVT actuators, also known as cam phasers, Cloyes timing chain VVT kits are the convenient solution when replacing all major components in a timing chain job.

AMSOIL Offers Five More Products In Its Award-Winning Easy-Pack

The easy-pack allows for improved maneuverability and access to tough-to-reach fill holes.

Global Vehicle Identification Solution Now Available To Connect Parts Data For Nearly 1.4 Billion Vehicles

Auto Care Association announces UniLink to enable the automotive aftermarket to sell more parts in more markets.

Johnson Controls Power Solutions Becomes Clarios

The company was acquired by Brookfield Business Partners and operates as a global energy storage business generating $8 billion in revenues with more than 16,000 employees, 56 facilities worldwide and 130 years of expertise, the company said.

Hanson Distributing Company Joins Federated

Hanson Distributing Company has an aggressive rollout planned for the Federated program with their customers, including enhanced information technology processes, marketing programs and customer support along with a complete training program for customers and associates.

AAPEX 2019 Exhibitor Booth Camp To Share Buyer Perspectives

Exhibitor Booth Camp is offered at no cost and is for first-time and returning exhibitors. The Booth Camp will include a panel of AAPEX buyers to share what motivates them to visit a booth and their expectations when talking with booth staff.

Hello From Taipei, Where An Automotive Megashow Is Under Way

Expecting 1,530 exhibiting companies to occupy 4,550 booths, the event will be larger than ever, show organizers say.

Autopromotec 2019: The Unmissable Event In The World Of The Automotive Aftermarket

The final figures from Autopromotec 2019 will be revealed just before the fair opens; however, the organizers have already noted a 4% increase in the number of exhibitors over the 2017 edition.

Permatex Gets A New Home: Moves Headquarters To 350,000 Square Foot Facility in Solon, Ohio

The facility is home to 19 high-tech robots designed for the elimination of repetitive motion and to lighten the amount of heavy lifting done by Permatex employees.

Auto Care Association Announces Jim Smith As Senior Director, Technology Standards And Solutions

The Auto Care Technology Standards Committee develops industry-specific standards and best business practices in the area of electronic commerce and data exchange.

TrakMotive Releases New Axle Brackets, Ford Alignment Tool Designed to Help Reduce Warranties

TrakMotive offers replacement brackets made of premium-quality forged steel, which are much stronger than the OEM brackets, the company says. These brackets available separately or already installed on the correct TrakMotive replacement axle.

Hot Shot’s Secret Sponsors 2018 Power Wheels Drag Racing Co-Champion Madi Lowther 

Hot Shot’s Secret is a two-year sponsor of Pacemakers Dragway Park located in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

Opinion: The Auto Care Industry Is Positioning Our Future Leaders For Success

Some companies are relying on apps to prod and remind young leaders when they should be doing something, whether it’s praising employees or following up with them on tasks or reminding them to do a fundamental part of their job.

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inducted Into The GCommerce Hall of Fame

Accepting the award for the Alliance was Dale E. Hopkins, vice president and chief information officer at the Alliance.

ZF And Foton Open Joint Transmission Plant In China, Advancing Automation For Commercial Vehicles

The partners have now opened a production plant in Jiaxing, to the south of Shanghai. The companies will focus primarily on the production of automated transmissions for heavy and light commercial vehicles.

CRP Automotive Reaches Century Milestone With Informative Inside The Brands Educational Video Series

Monika LaPrete, CRP Industries Marketing Communications Director, noted that unlike the previous 99 videos created by the CRP brand management team, the new 100th episode will not cover a particular technical topic, but instead has been cast as a "thank you" to fans and followers of the series and features entertaining bloopers and outtakes.

Autonomous Driving Company Nullmax Wins Pre-Series A Round of Industrial Financing and Achieved Strategic Cooperation with Desay SV Automotive

Headquartered in Shanghai, China, Nullmax is one of the earliest companies in China that obtained autonomous driving road test license in California.

March Performance’s New Chevy Long Water Pump Serpentine Kits With Spring-Loaded Tensioner

March Performance wanted to create a serpentine kit for their customers that would be very simple to install and more adaptable than ever. That's exactly what they did with the New Chevy Long Water Pump Kit. Included in this kit is a spring-loaded tensioner to help keep the belt tight at all times.

Schaeffler Group USA Inc. Receives John Deere Supplier Innovation Award

The award is presented to a select group of Suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in a product or service they provide to John Deere.

2019 Shanghai Auto Show: Valeo Unveils Its Innovations In The Electric, Autonomous And Connected Vehicle Segments

Valeo is presenting its low-voltage (48 V), all-electric urban vehicle prototype, just one example of its electrification solutions for all the different mobility needs and uses.

Carparts Distribution Center Acquires Motor Supply Company

Effective April 1, 2019, the acquisition brings nine new stores and 69 additional Certified Service Centers to Carparts’ operations.

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. Awards Florida Technician The MAHLExRTR Grand Prize Ride-Along With Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Robert Lewis, a technician from Lakeland, Florida, received a trip to the first round of the 2019 Formula Drift championship at Long Beach, California, on April 4–5.

ZF Announces ZF coPILOT, An Intelligent Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

Leveraging the power of AI and equipped with a comprehensive sensor set, vehicles can perform various automated driving functions, especially on freeways.

DRiV Debuts At AAA Expo In Australia

For the fifth consecutive expo, Monroe was the major sponsor of this biennial showcase of the Australian automotive aftermarket industry.

MOMO Launches New SR6 Series Racing Harnesses

In accordance with the brand’s legacy of promoting exceptional standards in sports car and endurance racing, MOMO’s SR6 series six-point harnesses exceed FIA testing standards and are the first in a full-line of motorsports restraints being developed and released by MOMO this year.

Jim Zhang Inducted Into Federated Vendor Hall Of Fame

The Federated Hall of Fame induction took place during the recent Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) national meeting held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Openbay Launches Artificial Intelligence Powered Automotive Service Adviser For Automotive Service Businesses

Openbay Otis personalizes interactions and automates communication between automotive service provider and vehicle owner, the company says.

C-V2X Or DSRC: The Debate Rages Over Which Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Technology Will Prevail

Just this week, the European Parliament’s plan to go forward with a WiFi-based system for vehicles to talk to each other hit a roadblock when critics said they favored a system that is based on cellular technology.
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