Prashanth Mahendra-Rajah elected to Goodyear board

Since 2017, Mahendra-Rajah, 51, has served as chief financial officer for Analog Devices, Inc., a $60 billion global technology company and semiconductor manufacturer based in Boston, Mass.

MidV4est Investment Forum engages American and European investors and entrepreneurs

This online event will be held on June 17th at 9:00 AM CST (4:00 PM CET) and will be conducted in English.

The Group Training Academy Expands Training Resources

The Network Academy Merges with The Group Training Academy.

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.

Prashanth Mahendra-Rajah elected to Goodyear board

Since 2017, Mahendra-Rajah, 51, has served as chief financial officer for Analog Devices, Inc., a $60 billion global technology company and semiconductor manufacturer based in Boston, Mass.

MidV4est Investment Forum engages American and European investors and entrepreneurs

This online event will be held on June 17th at 9:00 AM CST (4:00 PM CET) and will be conducted in English.

Continental wireless cameras provide exceptional vision and safety for truck and off highway, company says

Available in 12V and 24V configurations, Continental new wireless cameras offer a wide range of applications in small and medium trucks, agricultural and construction equipment, and material handling applications.

Registration now open for SEMA Battle of the Builders

Open exclusively to those with a car or truck displayed at the annual trade show taking place in November, the competition celebrates and honors top builders for reaching what many consider to be the pinnacle of automotive events.

Automechanika Shanghai reports: A snapshot into China’s new developmental plan for the auto industry

Approximately 3,900 exhibitors in seven sectors and three specialized zones will spread across 280,000 square meters at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai.

Still time to register for the free Mitchell 1 ‘Accelerate Profitability’ Virtual Workshop Series

Each session will last about 60 minutes with a Q&A following each presentation.

Chevron launches Chevron xpress lube image program for qualifying U.S. fast lube owners

All xpress lube locations are independently owned and operated under a brand sales and license agreement with owners retaining operating flexibility without traditional franchise or royalty fees.

CRC Industries celebrates 50 years of CRC Brakleen Brake Cleaner

CRC is a leading global manufacturer of specialty products and formulations for maintenance and repair professionals and do-it-yourselfers.

‘Top Techs’ awarded at Pep Boys

Five service technicians recognized for performance, commitment to training and mentorship, and overall 'Go Further' spirit during Automotive Service Professionals Month.

This Father’s Day, celebrate your #GarageMoments with Advance Auto Parts

Through June 20, motorists may enter to win the ultimate Father’s Day gift presented by Shell Pennzoil: a Ford Mustang, modified with performance parts by automotive customization shop Tommy Pike Customs.

Free Service Technician Webinar from ASE: Subaru AVCS – Active Valve Control System

Kyle McDonald and Tom Witbeck from Subaru Technical Training will cover mechanical operation and diagnosis of diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) caused by mechanical problems.

AutoZone Vendor Partner Summit recognizes contributions of top suppliers

The awards honor companies who provided exceptional performance and demonstrated a strong commitment to customer satisfaction during the past year.

John Bean introduces new Tru-Point app for enhanced augmented reality experience

Using both 3D functionality and augmented reality via the camera on a smartphone or tablet, the John Bean Augmented Reality Experience app lets the user experience the Tru-Point ADAS calibration tool in their shop before they make a purchase.

ASE C1 test validates knowledge of service consultant professionals

C1 certification provides shops with an opportunity to validate the knowledge of service consultant professionals and provide a sense of confidence to vehicle owners when they bring their cars in for service.

Hot Shot’s Secret donates funds to Battle Scarred Motorsports to help wounded veterans race

The funds will be used to convert donated police cars into hand-controlled race cars that can be used by veterans and first responders that no longer have full use of their legs.

Auto Care Association’s Auto Care Caucus renewed with 117th United States Congress

Congressional caucuses are classified as “Congressional Member Organizations” and are made up of lawmakers who share common public policy goals pertaining to a particular interest, demographic or political party.

Total U.S. automotive aftermarket sales forecasted to increase 11.2% in 2021

The Joint Channel Forecast Model presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association and the Auto Care Association details a strong aftermarket recovery coupled with indicators for continued growth.

Free Service Technician Webinar from ASE: Critical Skills Needed for Electrical Diagnosis

This webinar, presented by James Wilson of ATech, will clear up the confusion and teach the critical skills needed to apply electrical theory in the real world on practical situations.

Dayco, Physis partner to develop hybrid electric vehicle modules

This partnership will allow further development of hybrid system solutions for light and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers across the globe.

June is Automotive Service Professionals Month

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has...

Watch and Win with The Group Training Academy: Your Key to Success Sweepstakes

In this course, ASE Master Technician John Forro will demystify today’s key programming systems, explaining how bringing this service into your shop will not only be an added service for their customers, but also create a new profit center.

Why automotive aftermarket professionals need to understand automatic emergency braking (AEB)

Automatic emergency braking or AEB, is part of a larger grouping of technologies called advanced driver assistance technologies or ADAS for short.

Free Service Technician Webinar from ASE: Evolution of the Passenger Vehicle Engine Oil

Jordan Smith with Exxon/Mobil will discuss current challenges for passenger vehicle engine oils along with the relevant industry and OEM specifications.

German participants are on the home stretch of the Automechanika Body & Paint competition

On Sept. 15 in Frankfurt, an expert jury consisting of renowned trade journalists, designers and industry insiders will select Germany’s winner.

DENSO, Honeywell taking to the air with new urban air mobility (UAM) alliance

Drawing from their automotive and aerospace backgrounds, the companies will develop and manufacture electric propulsion systems for aircraft, initially prioritizing the urban air mobility (UAM) segment with a focus on air taxis and delivery vehicles.

Timken named one of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates by Forbes

Over 20,000 U.S. young professionals, who work for companies that employ at least 1,000 people, participated in the independent survey focused around work-related issues and their experiences in the workplace.

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) 
hires retail marketing specialist Hollie Maxymillian 

The all new marketing position was filled in April to ensure Hot Shot’s Secret’s branding presence for the company’s 35-plus family of products is leveraged across multiple channels – direct, online and retail, including national and international sales.

The Group Training Academy Expands Training Resources

The Network Academy Merges with The Group Training Academy.

AAPEX attendee survey: We’re ready to return to Las Vegas

AAPEX is scheduled to return to the Sands Expo and will appear for the first time at the newly constructed Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas Nov. 2-4.

Continental recognized by ACPN for excellence in electronic catalog data quality

This marks the second ACPN award for Continental’s aftermarket team, who also received the 2018 ACES and PIES Data Award for Small Catalogs.

Zimmey’s Auto Parts & Zimmey’s Diesel join The Pronto Network

Zimmey’s headquartered in Lebanon, PA has been in the distribution business for over 30 years, serving the professional service dealer/technician.

The automotive aftermarket has a parts availability problem (for right now)

Some aftermarket parts categories are in short supply. Repair shops are turning away customers because they don’t have all the parts to do some repairs.

Martin & Company announces passing of Co-Founder and CFO Randal “Randy” L. Martin

Randy Martin is the spouse of Zan Martin, president and co-founder, and former serving member of the SEMA Board of Directors and a former SBN Chair.

Permatex’s color-matching bottles make it easier for users to select the right threadlocker

The key component of the new design is the new color-matching bottle, which reflects the color and application strength of the threadlocking formula inside.

ACMA Automechanika New Delhi makes a successful virtual debut with more than 1,200 auto component products on display

Garnering the presence of both domestic and international visitors on its platform, the first-ever virtual edition of ACMA Automechanika successfully concluded after two days of proactive networking, sourcing and knowledge sessions.

Jenoptik announces the appointment of Denny Hao as Director of Sales, Light & Production North America

Hao’s experience in business development, key accounts, and global business will further strengthen efforts aimed at growth in the region by expanding products into different industries and significantly magnifying our market growth efforts.

Free service technician webinar from ASE: What’s a Fuel Trim?! – Decoding Gasoline Engines for the M/H Truck World

Justin Ridings and John Renno, with Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, provide perspective and insight on this shift and will show participants some live data on a complete vehicle chassis dyno.

Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, Latin Auto Parts Expo postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19 pandemic

"To prioritize the health and safety of our exhibitors and attendees due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Latin Expo Group has postponed the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo and the Latin Auto Parts Expo," show organizers explained in an email this afternoon.

CRC Industries, Pocono Raceway announce Camping World Truck Series entitlement partnership

CRC, an industry-leading global supplier of specialty products and formulations, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its flagship brand, Brakleen, the #1 selling brake parts cleaner worldwide.

Automotive industry companies, organizations partner with ASE Education Foundation to offer free training

“We can’t thank these companies and organizations enough for making their online educational offerings available to our ASE instructors,” said Mike Coley, ASE Education Foundation president.

Congressman Boyle at Auto Care Connect: Show up and advocate

During the 2021 Spring Leadership Days REV Talk on...

Auto Care Association applauds FTC report on anti-competitive repair restrictions

The Auto Care Association today applauded a report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entitled, “Nixing the Fix: An FTC Report to Congress on Repair Restrictions.”

Timken increases quarterly dividend to 30 cents per share

The dividend is payable on June 3, 2021, to shareholders of record as of May 21, 2021.

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.

Federated presents top member awards

Lafayette Warehouse in Lafayette, Indiana was honored as the Federated Co-Man Member of the Year. This top award is presented to a member that has shown outstanding support of the member-owned Co-Man warehouse operation and its programs.

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.
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