Paul McCarthy Named New Head of AASA as Aftermarket Industry Faces Important Challenges

McCarthy comes up through AASA’s top leadership, where he had served nearly three years as second in command and executive vice president to AASA’s previous president and COO Bill Long. Long was named president and CEO of AASA’s parent organization, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), in February.

Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey Testifies Before USTR on Fourth Section 301 China Tariff

Hanvey testified that our members are experiencing many challenges as a result of the Section 301 tariffs, including heavy financial strain from absorbing tariff-related costs, decrease in demand for products, margin pressure and negative cash flow. “As prices increase, not only are American jobs lost, but safety-critical maintenance is deferred, thus making American roads less safe,” Hanvey said in his testimony.

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 www.rematec.com/register 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.

Paul McCarthy Named New Head of AASA as Aftermarket Industry Faces Important Challenges

McCarthy comes up through AASA’s top leadership, where he had served nearly three years as second in command and executive vice president to AASA’s previous president and COO Bill Long. Long was named president and CEO of AASA’s parent organization, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), in February.

Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey Testifies Before USTR on Fourth Section 301 China Tariff

Hanvey testified that our members are experiencing many challenges as a result of the Section 301 tariffs, including heavy financial strain from absorbing tariff-related costs, decrease in demand for products, margin pressure and negative cash flow. “As prices increase, not only are American jobs lost, but safety-critical maintenance is deferred, thus making American roads less safe,” Hanvey said in his testimony.

New JOSAM Cab Tower Offers Versatile Solutions for Heavy, High-Reach Body Repair

The JOSAM Cab Tower’s aluminum alloy construction is lightweight and very easy to move around. It can perform multiple pulls or pushes, made at the same time, up to 13 feet in height.

Auto Care Association Hosts Business Development Trade Mission and Technology Standards Seminar in Colombia

Through a partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Colombia (AmCham), the delegation participated in business-to-business meetings with potential clients matched to each company’s products and specific business objectives.

Registration Open for Mitchell 1 Shop Management Workshop in Scottsdale, Arizona

The training is designed for auto shop management software users who want to learn more advanced capabilities, shortcuts and new features to run their businesses more efficiently. The sessions will uncover strategies that attendees can use to compete successfully against dealerships, maximize their maintenance and repair opportunities, and enhance their relationships with customers.

National Promotion from Purolator Encourages Drivers to Replace Air and Cabin Air Filters this Summer

Customers at participating automotive retail stores and repair shops will qualify for a $5 mail-in rebate on the purchase of any PurolatorBOSS Premium Cabin Air Filter with Febreze Freshness. A $3 rebate is also available on PurolatorTECH or PurolatorONE Air or Cabin Air Filters.

Arnott Introduces New Premium Coil Spring Conversion Kit for 2004-2009 Jaguar XJ Series

Arnott's premium Jaguar suspension conversion kit C-3270 for the 2004-2009 Jaguar XJ Series (X350 & X358 Chassis) features high-performance Eibach front and rear monotube dampers custom tuned by Arnott to provide the comfort and handling Jaguar owners expect. The conversion kit also features powder-coated steel springs made by Eibach.

Versatile control arm kit in MEYLE-HD quality now also available for Land Rover models

The continuously variable ball joint with exact position display allows camber correction during axle alignment directly on the vehicle.

AAPEX 2019 Lines Up Top Training Partners

To stay ahead of the curve, automotive aftermarket professionals turn to AAPEXedu for classroom, hands-on and underhood training.

Raybestos Web Catalog Wins Automotive Content Professionals Network Award

Judges evaluated all web catalog entries based on the following criteria: design, navigation, catalog content, technology, interactivity and innovation.

Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. Partners with Clay Millican as Co-Primary Sponsor at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

National campaign engages with popular sporting event to drive home importance of car data access and control.

BCA Bearings Adds 109 Parts to Product Offering

The new products cover BCA’s wheel hubs and bearings product lines. BCA has also updated its late model coverage.

University of the Aftermarket Foundation Welcomes New Lifetime Trustee: Richard and Lisa Beirne

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation lifetime trustee designation is reserved for those donating $100,000 to $249,999 to support the foundation’s mission of providing scholarships and educational opportunities to the next generation of industry leaders.

New ATE Two-Piece Disc Brake Rotor Certified for Direct Replacement on Mercedes-Benz Models

The new ATE Rotor features an improved version of the same two-piece pot and friction ring construction as the original, patented two-piece Mercedes-Benz design.

Alliance Kicks Off 2019 Summer Shareholder Meeting in New Orleans

More than 140 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper shareholder representatives and about 250 channel partners joined a robust team from the Alliance headquarters Sunday for four days of company updates, closed-door meetings, workshops, and more.

Yokohama Tire Rolls into Summer With National Rebate Offer

The offer includes some of Yokohama’s newest treads, such as the ultra high-performance summer tire, the ADVAN Fleva V701, as well as the GEOLANDAR X-CV, which is designed for luxury SUVs and crossovers.

Fisher Auto Parts Acquires BFCP

Burlington Foreign Car Parts (BFCP) operates nine locations, made up of six in Vermont, two in New Hampshire and one in New York. Adam Glaser will stay on following the acquisition and will continue to help grow the business.

CRC Industries Awarded Patent for Innovative GDI Cleaning Technology

The patented technology includes systems for the reduction or elimination of intake valve deposits in gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines and related methods, including the delivery device, conduit and actuator.

DEI Introduces Reflective Fuel Can Covers in Six Popular Sizes

Developed of lightweight, reflective material, the covers feature sewn-in pull tabs for quick and easy removal. Velcro flaps provide a secure fit.

DENSO Delivers Key Technology to WaterBit’s Precision Irrigation Solution

DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., a DENSO affiliate will provide advanced sensor technology to enhance WaterBit’s smart irrigation system that improves crop yield, conserves water and increases the efficiency of farms.

Women in Auto Care Now Accepting 2019 Automotive Communications Awards Submissions

The annual awards recognize companies and agencies that provide automotive information to consumers and trade professionals through outstanding advertising, marketing, merchandising and effective PR.

Dayco Awarded PACCAR Quality Achievement Certification

In addition to the acknowledgement that Dayco has met and exceeded PACCAR’s stringent quality performance requirements, the company will be added to its list of 10 PMM suppliers, which are shown on the website (www.paccar.com) and displayed in its facilities.

‘Get Your Shop in Gear’ With Raybestos Promotion

By ordering part number RAYSHOPKIT19, Raybestos distributors will get the “Get Your Shop in Gear” kit that includes a brake pad measuring tool, trash can, tin tacker sign, open-closed door sign and their choice of two sets of premium quality Raybestos brake pads for popular vehicle applications.

Tuffy Offers Under-Seat Security Solutions for Toyota Tundra Double Cabs

The boxes are ideal for securing long guns, as well as other lengthy tactical gear used by law enforcement personnel, the company says.

Auto Care Association President Bill Hanvey At Autopromotec 2019: Not Only Will We Survive, We Will Thrive

Hanvey was part of a panel discussion centered on the role of data and the issues that both Europe and the U.S. face with regard to data and vehicles.

Raybestos 1953 Chevrolet Pickup Delivered to Winner

Charles Ruder was named the grand prize winner at a special booth reception held at the BPI booth during the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Group Hosts Golf Outing to Benefit Toys for Tots

The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) charity golf outing, held recently at the Disney Palm Golf Course in Orlando, Florida, raised over $300,000 for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign.

Move Alignment Business in a New Direction with New John Bean V2380 Wheel Alignment System

The John Bean V2380 Wheel Alignment System is an advanced imaging alignment system that does not require extensive training or experience to operate.

ZF Celebrates Diversity Day 2019

ZF has 149,000 employees with over 118 nationalities spread across its 230 locations globally.

ADVICS To Participate In Panel Discussion At 2019 BMC, FMSI Brake Weekend

Greg Ladley, manager of friction engineering, will represent ADVICS at the 2019 Brake Weekend meeting on June 2.

MAHLE Service Solutions Announces Winner of Richard Petty Autographed ArcticPRO ACX2280 R1234yf A/C Unit

MAHLE Service Solutions has announced that Steve Sharbuno, co-owner of Treasure Coast Automotive in Vero Beach, Florida, is the winner of a new ArcticPRO ACX2280 R1234yf refrigerant handling system autographed by race legend Richard Petty.

Autopromotec 2019 Crosses The Finish Line: Automotive Show In Italy Marks Large Increase In Exhibitors, Visitors

The event, which took place throughout 17 exhibition Halls and 5 outdoor areas, with a total exhibition area of 162,000 m2, attracted 119,108 professional operators, up by 4.85% compared to 2017, who had the opportunity to meet specialist companies from all sub-sectors of the aftermarket.

LIQUI MOLY financial results: The engine keeps on running

Sales and revenue rise in 2018. The lubricant specialist also recorded a plus for the beginning of 2019.

Parts Authority Acquires Penny Pincher Auto Parts

This acquisition represents an expansion of the Parts Authority market share in Arizona. The transaction closed May 1, 2019.

MAHLE displays vision for the future and hosts free technical training at ReMaTec

With a free workshop for mechanics on engine damage prevention during maintenance, service and installation, MAHLE takes their vision to the present on the ReMaTec show floor.

Yokohama Tire Delivers Ultimate Off-road Performance and Comfort with the All-new GEOLANDAR X-AT

Designed for pickup trucks, Jeeps and SUVs, the X-AT goes on sale July 1 with 27 sizes planned, ranging from 15 to 22 inches.

DEI Introduces Pre-Cut Hood Insulation Kits for GM Early Model Classics

DEI, a leading specialist in heat and sound control for the automotive aftermarket, has just released a line of pre-cut hood insulation kits developed for popular early model GM classics - Chevelle, Nova, Ventura, Omega and Apollo.

Women in Auto Care, AIA Canada Announce Joint Summer Women’s Leadership Conference

The conference will take place Aug. 7-8 in Detroit, Mich. at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

DENSO Shows Commitment to STEM Education as Lead Sponsor of the 20th Robofest 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 www.BCABearings.com.

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 www.rematec.com/register 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.
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