Art Fisher Memorial Scholarships awarded

Administered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, the scholarships are awarded in memory of the late founder of Federated Auto Parts.

Parts Authority expands UAF support to Diamond Level

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) is proud to announce that Parts Authority has expanded its support by two levels to Diamond Lifetime Trustee and thanks them for their generosity and ongoing support.

The hidden dangers of counterfeit automotive bearings: How they can threaten lives, industries and economies

Hidden and dangerous, counterfeit automotive bearings are not just undermining the auto industry; they're setting the stage for potential vehicle malfunctions, potentially risking countless lives on our roads every day.

Transtar unveils comprehensive line of air conditioning parts and tools for automotive professionals

With more than 70 locations across North America and over 150 sales and customer service team members, Transtar now offers an expansive selection of transmission, driveline and A/C parts from more than 500 top manufacturers.

Art Fisher Memorial Scholarships awarded

Administered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, the scholarships are awarded in memory of the late founder of Federated Auto Parts.

Parts Authority expands UAF support to Diamond Level

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) is proud to announce that Parts Authority has expanded its support by two levels to Diamond Lifetime Trustee and thanks them for their generosity and ongoing support.

Microsoft automotive AI expert added to lineup of 2023 Aftermarket Technology Conference

Just added to the speaker line up is Kaivan Karimi, Global Partner Strategy and OT Cybersecurity Lead, Automotive, Mobility, and Transportation at Microsoft.

MiX presents ‘Brewing Brilliance’ webinar featuring aftermarket industry legends on National Coffee Day

This insightful event will feature conversations with some of the aftermarket industry's most iconic figures: Bill Long, president and CEO of MEMA; Larry Pavey, CEO of the Automotive Parts Services Group; and John Washbish, president and CEO of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.

Oil expert LIQUI MOLY relaunches car care products

Aiming to secure the top spot in the car care category, LIQUI MOLY has revamped its product line. This includes a refreshed label design and the introduction of new containers and formulations.

Free service technician webinar from ASE: Air Conditioning Leak Detection Methods

In this webinar, Peter McArdle with Standard Motor Products will detail different leak detection methods for motor vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) systems. This includes using electronic and dye detection systems.

AAPEX webinar to address strategies for global supply chain cost, risk reduction

Leading the session will be Thomas Cook, the managing director of Blue Tiger International, a consulting firm specializing in global business, supply chain management, and trade compliance.

DMA appoints Todd Ciccone to its product and marketing team

His career includes roles as marketing and product manager at Brembo North America, where he played a pivotal role in boosting sales and expanding market coverage.

CRP Automotive rolls out new coolant hoses for Tesla vehicles

The company has introduced 29 hoses, aligning their offerings with the needs of Tesla owners and technicians alike.

Northwood University to honor aftermarket leaders for education efforts

The honors are awarded through a partnership between Northwood University, Auto Care Association, Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors Association, and MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers. The much-awaited award ceremony will be a part of the luncheon at AAPEX, scheduled from Nov. 1-3 in Las Vegas.

Bogi Lateiner presentation at ASE Instructor’s Conference promotes diversity and inclusion in schools, workplaces

Before a standing-room-only crowd, Lateiner gave a compelling speech that focused on how to develop new initiatives to create a culture of inclusiveness in schools and the workplace.

Federated adds more races as World of Outlaws title sponsor

Federated will also be the primary sponsor of Logan Schuchart’s Shark Racing No. 1 sprint car for these two Federated-sponsored races.

UAF awards scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year 

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) has awarded 378 scholarships to students throughout the country, totaling $640,250 for the upcoming school year.

Free Service Technician Webinar from ASE: A Lift Safety Discussion

In this webinar, the technical team from the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) will reaffirm key lift safety requirements and introduce elements of the changing industry needs associated with the growth and demand for electric vehicles (EVs).

The automotive aftermarket needs your voice

As the upcoming Auto Care Association's Fall Leadership Days and Legislative Summit approaches, the timing couldn't be more critical.

Last call to register for ‘Aftermarket 101’: A two-day intro to the automotive aftermarket

Organized by the University of Aftermarket at Northwood University, the course is designed to equip attendees with an in-depth understanding of our multifaceted industry.

Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) accepting 2024 scholarship applications

The ACPN Scholarship awards one deserving individual, who has the passion and determination to pursue professional and personal growth, the opportunity to attend the annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference, which is the largest gathering of content professionals and service providers in the aftermarket.

DMA welcomes Trevor Potter as Chief Product & Marketing Officer

"Bringing Trevor on board marks an exciting chapter for DMA," said John Treece, DMA’s CEO.

Ten students honored for academic excellence with Federated Car Care Scholarships

Federated Auto Parts has awarded Car Care scholarships to 10 exceptional students for the 2023-24 academic year: Taylor Butler, Kylie Caverly, Keith Cecil, Christian Fisher, Leigh Hicks, Jacob Miller, Michael Phelps, Kathleen Raab, Bailey Thede and Hannah Winn.

LIQUI MOLY joins forces with renowned YouTube channel to celebrate car enthusiasm

As part of this collaboration, LIQUI MOLY USA will contribute its cutting-edge products to Autotopia LA's captivating videos, showcasing how its additives and oils enhance engine performance, fuel efficiency, and overall longevity.

JRi Shocks rolls out advanced adjustable shock kits for Jeep Wrangler JL and Jeep Gladiator

Designed to excel both on the trail and on the road, these shocks incorporate a "piggyback" reservoir for a boosted performance experience, the company says.

Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) donates scholarships to University of the Aftermarket

The Leadership 2.0 program is a cornerstone in the industry’s efforts to foster the development of a new generation of visionary executives who will help drive the aftermarket to new levels.

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers renews call for federal solution

While MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers supports NHTSA and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s “goals of consumer choice in repair facilities and vehicle safety,” a short-range wireless protocol is insufficient to provide consumers with repair choice and stakeholders with a level playing field going forward.  

Formula 1 and LIQUI MOLY extend partnership in new multi-year deal

As an Official Partner, LIQUI MOLY will continue to have physical and virtual trackside signage at select race events.

Federated Suite-Stakes winners enjoy once in a lifetime weekend

The grand prize winners of the Ultimate Weekend and their guests included: Savanna Emery and Michael Federico, Randall Ferguson and Willian Marstellar, Adena and Howard Fetzer, Anthony Inglis and Jellis Anthony, Jennifer and Jeremy Johnson, Lisa and Andre Lemieux, Chris and William Ready and Jeffery and Derrick Renner.

Advance Auto Parts introduces new leadership: Shane O’Kelly to take helm as CEO

O'Kelly's appointment comes on the heels of Tom Greco's decision to step down. Having provided leadership to Advance Auto Parts since April 2016, Greco had shared his retirement plans earlier in February this year.

Apple TV+ to debut riveting Carlos Ghosn docuseries

Set to premiere on Friday, the four-part series is inspired by the book "Boundless," penned by The Wall Street Journal reporters Nick Kostov and Sean McLain.

Arnold Motor Supply acquires Barron Motor Supply

Arnold Motor Supply, which originated in 1927, has nearly 70 locations across five Midwestern states. Barron Motor Supply, founded in 1930, operates 12 locations in Eastern Iowa and is presently overseen by third-generation leader John Barron.

The hidden dangers of counterfeit automotive bearings: How they can threaten lives, industries and economies

Hidden and dangerous, counterfeit automotive bearings are not just undermining the auto industry; they're setting the stage for potential vehicle malfunctions, potentially risking countless lives on our roads every day.

Driving the future: 2023 Remanufacturing Conference showcases innovation and sustainable solutions

Hosted by MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, this year's conference will bring together the remanufacturing community for two days of insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and valuable insights into the role of remanufacturing in the circular economy and the aftermarket.  

Carrera Panamericana chooses LIQUI MOLY as its official oil and general partner for 2023 Event

Known worldwide in its initial stage as “The Mexican Road Race”, the automobile sports competition would receive the name of La Carrera Panamericana.

NTN recognized for Supplier Quality Excellence by Toyota

Toyota has awarded NTN Driveshaft, Inc., and American NTN Bearing Manufacturing Corporation each with a Certificate of Achievement for receiving an “A” grade for supplier quality in 2022.

Stellantis unveils expanding focus on circular economy at MEMA Sustainability Summit

The Sustainability Summit was organized by the MEMA Center for Sustainability and MEMA Government Affairs.

Continental’s Benova Eco Protect material named Automotive News PACE Award finalist 

Continental is among 34 finalists for the 2023 Automotive News PACE Award. Winners will be announced at the Automotive News PACE Awards ceremony in early 2024.

Registration open for Auto Care Association’s International Matchmaking Program at AAPEX 2023

The International Matchmaking Program is made possible through the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce to promote trade with Latin America.

AARC Ride for the Future heads to Antelope Canyon

The ride raises money for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) to help fund scholarships and educational opportunities for the next generation of industry professionals. 

Diesel Technic Italia S.R.L. inaugurates second logistics center

The newly commissioned logistics center, which began operations on March 15, is strategically situated in the province of Caserta, Campania.

Call for submissions at the 2023 Aftermarket Technology Conference: showcase cutting-edge technology 

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers is seeking companies at the leading edge of aftermarket technology and innovation to showcase and demo their technologies.

LIQUI MOLY unveils optimized bicycle product line

The “BIKE” care series not only comes in a new look, but also offers reliability for all types of bicycles with product innovations, the company says.

Sally McNulty, @Teamsallyracing and LIQUI MOLY USA boost their partnership

Sally McNulty's exceptional talent and unwavering dedication have propelled her to new heights, securing numerous podium finishes, and planting her flag as one of the top competitors in the TC America series.

DENSO expands PowerEdge starter line

The competitively priced 38PE starter expands the PowerEdge line of premium starters for commercial vehicles and service fleets, the company says.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker breaks ground on TCCI Electric Vehicle Innovation Hub in Decatur

A global leader in electric compressors for commercial, heavy-duty, and automotive specialty markets, TCCI’s EV Innovation Hub is a critical part of Illinois’ growing EV ecosystem. 

AirSept announces new distribution partnership with Transtar Industries 

Transtar recently launched a comprehensive line of air conditioning parts for auto, light duty and medium duty applications. 

Tuffy Security Products offers convenient factory-installed combination lock upgrade for safes and lock boxes

For customers that want the added convenience of a keyless entry option on Tuffy’s heavy-duty storage products, the 3-digit combination lock upgrade replaces the standard factory equipment keyed lock on select products, the company says.

AWDA opens 2023 Industry Awards Nominations

The AWDA Industry Awards are presented annually during the AWDA Business and Education Conference, which will take place Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nev. 

UAF thanks volunteer scholarship reviewers

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) is in the process of awarding hundreds of scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year and would like to recognize and thank those individuals who generously volunteered their time to review and evaluate the applications.

Wake Tech announces recipients of Advance Auto Parts Foundation Scholarships

The students will enroll in either Automotive Systems Technology or Collision Repair and Refinishing, both offered at the Hendrick Center for Automotive Excellence.

Taipei AMPA, AutoTronics Taipei and 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan booth application process opens August 7

One of the top automotive, mobility and motorcycle trade shows in the world,Taipei AMPA, AutoTronics Taipei and 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan will take place from April 17-20, 2024, at TaiNEX 1, Taipei, Taiwan.

An interview with SkuCaster’s Adam Toledano: An AI-powered approach to inventory forecasting in the automotive aftermarket

SkuCaster, an inventory forecasting company, employs a team of professionals specializing in predictive analytics, including data science, machine learning and statistical modeling.

Stellantis executive to cover circular economy at MEMA Sustainability Summit

Alison Jones will cover Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 strategy at Sustainability: Competing in Today’s Environment presented by MEMA’s Center for Sustainability and Advocacy Team.

Deadline extended for Technology Innovation Award Applications

The Business Technology Council (BTC), a council under MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, announced that the deadline to apply for its Technology Innovation Award has been extended to Friday, August 18, 2023.

Dates for the 2024 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo & Collision Repair Expo have changed — and it’s for a good reason

The Expo was initially scheduled for March. However, when dates for Melbourne’s 2024 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix were announced which directly clashed with the original Expo timing, it was clear to the AAAA that new dates were required. 

Jon Palarchio joins Niterra North America as Director of Forecasting

Clair Stewart II, Niterra, Vice President of Supply Chain Management, announced the appointment and expressed his excitement about Jon joining the team.

The Automotive Communications Council (ACC) names new Board of Directors

Patrick Cronin, who serves as the Marketing Manager for the Automotive Aftermarket division at NTN Bearing Corporation, has been appointed as Vice President of the Board.

Overseas Automotive Council to celebrate 100 years in new reception location during 2023 AAPEX conference 

The Global Reception is one of the only events in North America that brings together aftermarket buyers from a diverse range of countries with over 500 attendees from more than 30 countries attending each year.

LIQUI MOLY launches Special Tec AA 0W-8: A game-changing motor oil for Mazda and Toyota models

LIQUI MOLY's Oliver Kuhn knows that although modern engines are smaller, they are not subject to less stress, but rather more.

ATE brake pads offered in more than 150 formulations

The ATE Brake Pad line includes 293 part numbers with application coverage for over 104 million vehicles in operation.

ASE adds Spanish-language study guides to website

The two new Spanish-language study guides added to the ASE website are entitled “Pruebas de Automóviles ASE” for A, C, F and X series tests and “Prueba de Mantenimiento Y Reparación Ligera de Automóviles (MLR)” for the G1 Auto Maintenance and Light Repair certification tests.

Federated to sponsor World of Outlaws Ironman 55 

One of the most prestigious races on the World of Outlaws schedule, Federated has served as the title sponsor of this iconic event since 2012.
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