Pylon partners with BFGoodrich to launch first-ever BFGoodrich wiper blades

Made specifically for trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and 4x4’s, the BFGoodrich Off-Road Wiper Blades were inspired by the popular BFGoodrich All- Terrain T/A KO2 tire tread.

Nokian Tyres and POWDR to plant 50,000 trees to mitigate carbon emissions

POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company on a mission to...

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.

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.

Pylon partners with BFGoodrich to launch first-ever BFGoodrich wiper blades

Made specifically for trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and 4x4’s, the BFGoodrich Off-Road Wiper Blades were inspired by the popular BFGoodrich All- Terrain T/A KO2 tire tread.

Nokian Tyres and POWDR to plant 50,000 trees to mitigate carbon emissions

POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company on a mission to...

Auto Care Association responds to Alliance for Automotive Innovation Lawsuit in Massachusetts

“Unfortunately, the vehicle manufacturers are once again ignoring the will of the people and have instead chosen to pursue legal action against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in an effort to halt the implementation of Question 1,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association.

CRP Automotive employs ‘Virtual Roadshow’ to connect with customers and industry partners

Direct online meetings deliver program presentations, training, and new product introductions in lieu of traditional trade events.

NORMA Group 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.

AASA’s Marketing Executive’s Council names 2021 Executive Committee

Two industry veterans join the MEC Executive Committee to help lead the council in 2021.

New AWDA officers, at-large governors take office

The new members joining the ranks of AWDA’s leadership will hold their positions for a two-year term, ending in 2022.

Virtual AAPEX Experience takes training to next level

During the Virtual AAPEX Experience, 4,167 targeted buyers had access to approximately 200 exhibiting companies to talk products and conduct business.

Continental receives 2020 Automotive Communications Award for Best Ad Campaign

The award was presented during the 2020 Virtual AAPEX Experience tradeshow by Women in Auto Care, part of the Auto Care Association, for the Best Ad Campaign to the Distribution and Retail Audience.

Four Seasons offers line of brushless blower motors for light car and truck applications

Four Seasons is the flagship brand of Standard Motor Products - Temperature Control Division (SMPT).

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada announces support of the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. campaign

Global support backing car data ownership for consumers grows with addition of Canadian automotive aftermarket association.

TI Automotive launches revolutionary ‘Pick Your Horsepower’ parts lookup tool for universal high-performance fuel pumps

The interactive “Pick Your Horsepower” tool provides a dynamic digital catalog to search for universal fuel pump options for a custom build.

Win a Zoom dinner with Kasey Kahne

To be eligible to win, register for any ASE test by Dec. 31, 2020 and you will be automatically entered.

Permatex names Dan Clarke as Director of Marketing for Engine Repair Business

In his role, Clarke will be responsible for driving the development and execution of all marketing activities for the Engine Repair business, to meet strategic objectives and deliver financial goals.

Latest release of Mitchell 1 Manager SE includes new online reports

Select Manager SE reports can now be viewed from an internet browser anywhere the owner or manager has a PC or mobile device with an internet connection.

AWDA, HDDA: Heavy Duty announce integration

The decision to unite the two communities under the Auto Care Association was met with overwhelming support for this coming-together.

AASA’s Paul McCarthy, Auto Care’s Bill Hanvey receive 2020 Outstanding Leadership Award

AASA and Auto Care have a long history of partnership on behalf of the automotive aftermarket, and in 2020, McCarthy and Hanvey demonstrated unmatched collaboration.

Dana becomes first U.S. company, automotive supplier to achieve CIPS Procurement Excellence Standard

The assessment focuses on five key areas, including leadership and organization, strategy and policy, people, processes and systems, and performance management.

Socket Roll introduces Socket Roll Metric Pro and SAE Pro

Made in the USA durable organizer designed to keep sockets, drives and accessories secure and easy to transport.

APOLLO-D9 training modules added to Snap-on Website

The Training Solutions videos teach technicians how they can get the most out of their APOLLO-D9 diagnostic tool through short instructional sessions on specific topics.

University of the Aftermarket Foundation announces officers, trustees for 2021

Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation has funded millions of dollars of scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket workforce.

United Pacific’s new amber LED parking/signal lights add contemporary style for classic Broncos

The new, super-bright lights are direct replacements for the original components, offer greater visibility than the stock incandescent lamps and complement United Pacific’s range of high-power LED headlamps and taillamps for early Broncos.

Armorlite unveils complete floor replacement kit for Jeep Wrangler JK 2-Door

The new kit is available for pre-order only at starting now and ends December 12, 2020.

Virtual AAPEX Experience extends access to training content

The Virtual AAPEX Experience is offering its training content at no cost to automotive aftermarket professionals until Dec. 5, even if they didn’t register and attend the experience in early November.

Uni-Select Inc. reports third quarter 2020 financial results and highlights

"We managed to maintain our adjusted EBITDA margin at 8.4%, in line with the same period last year, and returned to profitability with net income of $4.5 million," said Brent Windom, President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select Inc.

Automechanika Shanghai 2020 unites international and domestic markets

Paul McCarthy, President and Chief Operating Officer of AASA, will take part in a panel event for the Automotive Aftermarket Summit.

Outgoing Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart addresses leaving his position early; company names new leader

In its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Continental AG appointed Nikolai Setzer as new Executive Board chairman until March 2024, effective December 1, 2020.

Hypermotion 2021 to be held alongside Automechanika Frankfurt

Organizer Messe Frankfurt believes that there is a great deal of overlap in topics such as fleet management, product development and mobility services, as well as IT and software- based services.

ADVICS wins Best B2B Website Award at 2020 Virtual AAPEX Experience

These prestigious awards, given on November 3, 2020, recognize companies for their outstanding advertising, marketing and public relations efforts in the automotive aftermarket.

Dana expands Victor Reinz coverage for import nameplates

The comprehensive Victor Reinz line of premium quality sealing products includes problem-solving applications to help technicians save time and improve productivity.

Pep Boys helps military veterans and their families move forward

This is the third consecutive year Pep Boys has been an affiliate of Progressive’s Keys to Progress program, which donates cars to help veterans get back on the road.

Government Advocacy Town Hall celebrates yes vote on Massachusetts Right to Repair

Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, reported from Beacon Hill in Boston, Mass., as he welcomed the virtual Town Hall audience.

Industry executives share insights on future of automotive aftermarket

In "What to Expect on the Road Ahead," industry executives and leaders shared a consistent message: the automotive aftermarket continues to be resilient despite crisis.

KYB brings back ‘Truck Months’

As an original equipment supplier on many of the most popular SUVs and crossovers, KYB has the right products and Trucks Months is the right promotion to help service providers sell more truck and SUV shocks.

Women in Auto Care announces 2020 Automotive Communications award winners

New in 2020, the award submissions were judged and winners determined by volunteer members of the Auto Care Association Marketing and Communications Committee and the Automotive Communications Council (ACC).

Auto Care Association announces new Auto Care Connect unified event experience

Auto Care Connect, set to take place May 2-8, 2021 in Orlando, Fla., will co-locate four of the Auto Care Association's premier events for an experience that delivers more for attendees and their businesses.

Consumers to automakers: We want the right to repair our vehicles

Today, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly voiced their support at the ballot box for Ballot Question 1, which will preserve their right as vehicle owners to have access to and control of their vehicle’s mechanical data necessary for service and repair at the shops of their choice.

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021 steps into a new automotive industry era

The Vietnamese Government has placed the automotive manufacturing sector at the core of its developmental roadmap for merging the local supply chain with a wider global network.

Matt Smith captures 4th NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship

The trio of racers who make up Matt Smith Racing – Matt and Angie Smith and Scotty Pollacheck – reached new heights in 2020 no other team has achieved.

London Electric Vehicle Company today announces the start of production for its new electric VN5 van

The new model is designed, engineered and manufactured at LEVC’s award-winning production plant in Ansty, Coventry.

Tenneco’s DRiV division announces automotive aftermarket industry sponsorship and donation

Funding to Provide Scholarship and Funding to Women in Auto Care, Northwood University.

Premium Guard Inc. acquires global aftermarket filters business from Tenneco

The announcement was made by Anan Bishara, CEO and President of PGI, who noted that the acquisition, which was finalized on October 31.

DENSO connects with automotive industry at Virtual AAPEX 2020

The Virtual AAPEX Experience will take place Nov. 3-5 on a digital platform.

Spectra Premium launches its first 3D interactive product images on its electronic catalog

In addition to the current multi-view high-resolution images, over 500 aftermarket products across several product categories feature this new format.

Dana to acquire portion of light-vehicle thermal business from Modine Manufacturing Co.

This balances the company’s current product portfolio by extending its offerings in chillers and water-charged air coolers, among other things.

Why power steering repair is perfect for the automotive aftermarket

Many vehicles in the U.S. are approaching a time where steering components are likely needing to be replaced.

Dana Recognized with Drivetrain Component of the Year Award

Dana's Spicer TE50 powershift transmission lauded at the 2020 Diesel Progress Summit and Awards, held last week.

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.

Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart to resign early from his position for personal reasons

“Immediately necessary, preventive health care” was cited as the reason, the company said.

Virtual AAPEX Experience Government Advocacy Town Hall to discuss election results and Right to Repair vote

The Government Advocacy Town Hall will be live-streamed on and registration for the Virtual AAPEX Experience is not required to attend.

Pep Boys to again sponsor Nationwide Toys for Tots Campaign

Toy collection bins will be placed in every Pep Boys location; new this year is a point-of-sale donation option.

DENSO earns Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 ‘Company of the Year’ Award

Business expert lauds DENSO for excellence in growth, innovation and leadership.

Virtual AAPEX Experience adds more training to schedule

Training is geared toward shop owners, technicians and service advisors, although all aftermarket professionals are welcome to attend.

LIQUI MOLY unveils new additive to prevent engine damage

Modern engines are at increased risk from LSPI (low speed pre-ignition). LIQUI MOLY has developed an additive to significantly reduce this risk: DIJectron.

MAHLE Aftermarket presents a series of product information sessions at the Virtual AAPEX Experience

Throughout the three days of the VAE, Senior MAHLE Training Manager, Tim Golema will present training sessions on three key products in the MAHLE product portfolio.

Dana invests in Pi Innovo, strengthening its electric vehicle offerings

The investment in Pi Innovo will further enable Dana to enhance its in-house electric-vehicle capabilities by providing turnkey software and control solutions for its entire portfolio of technologies.

New updates available for John Bean EZ-ADAS app

More than 1,000 target placement updates related to the camera system are now available for the John Bean EZ-ADAS recalibration system.

Arbe announces availability of the first 2K high-resolution imaging radar development platform

Arbe is collaborating with over 20 tier-1 and OEM customers that are developing next-generation radar systems based on this platform.

AASA announces new AASA Aftermarket Volume Group (AAVG) to focus on health of key aftermarket finance trends

The MEMA Financial Services Group (MFSG) and MFSG’s Aftermarket Volume Group (AVG) have been combined to form the new AASA Aftermarket Volume Group (AAVG).

Hot Shot’s Secret introduces CDL Discount

U.S.-based CDL drivers will qualify for a 10% discount that will be automatically applied at checkout on
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