New ASE military tests now available

ASE will continue to offer the MIL2 Diesel Engines and MIL6 Electrical/Electronic Systems tests, which were introduced in January, in addition to the five new test options.

Victor Reinz again named TecAlliance Certified Data Supplier

TecAlliance publishes the TecDoc catalog, a world-renowned, automotive aftermarket catalog.

Federated expands training resources with new content from The Group Training Academy

As the premier training resource in the auto care industry, The Group Training Academy continues to add valuable content so automotive service providers can stay well informed. Collaborating with an extensive list of knowledgeable partners, The Group Training Academy offers the finest online training options in the industry.

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.

New ASE military tests now available

ASE will continue to offer the MIL2 Diesel Engines and MIL6 Electrical/Electronic Systems tests, which were introduced in January, in addition to the five new test options.

Victor Reinz again named TecAlliance Certified Data Supplier

TecAlliance publishes the TecDoc catalog, a world-renowned, automotive aftermarket catalog.

Cloyes achieves world-class Net Promoter Score

An NPS score of 70 or higher is considered “world class” by experts and is a very strong indicator of customer loyalty. The score also highlights the success of the company’s prioritization of customer satisfaction, the company says.

DENSO promotes John Klassen to president of Guelph, Ontario, facility

Klassen has led daily operations onsite as plant director since 2018. He succeeds Andris Staltmanis, who will continue in his primary role as business leader for the DENSO Thermal Systems (TAC) business unit.

AAPEX 2021 accepting session proposals for AAPEXedu

Proposals are due by Friday, July 30, and sessions selected for the AAPEXedu schedule will be notified by Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Improved Rislone Hy-per Cool Super Coolant helps cars keep their cool this summer

Now under the Rislone brand umbrella, Hy-per Cool Super Coolant cooling system additive has been improved to further reduce engine temperature and offer even greater protection against overheating, especially when vehicles are operating under load, towing, racing or climbing steep grades. Super Coolant now reduces engine coolant temperatures up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit and can lower cylinder head temperatures by up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit to enhance engine efficiency, contributing to better fuel economy, power and performance.

Mitchell 1 names Vance Hagarman 2021 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student

Hagarman will receive a $3,000 scholarship and a $250 Snap-on gift card. The scholarship program is administered through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

Permatex to challenge ‘The Magic Mile’ with NASCAR Racing Team at Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

Permatex/StarCom team to compete in 50th NASCAR race at Loudon, NH track.

ADVICS expands ultra-premium disc brake pad coverage for domestic makes

With this expansion, the company is adding 47 additional SKUs to its line of ultra-premium disc brake pads, resulting in an increased aftermarket product offering for Chrysler, Ford and General Motors makes.

FullSpeed Automotive acquires 25 new automotive centers in Dallas-Ft. Worth

The acquisition included four different automotive center brands, with the majority being Kwik Kar Automotive Lube & Service Centers.

ASE Entry-Level Certification: The first step in building career credentials

Geared toward high school and college students completing a technical program in automotive, truck or collision repair, ASE Entry-Level certification helps students demonstrate their knowledge and workforce readiness.

Federated expands training resources with new content from The Group Training Academy

As the premier training resource in the auto care industry, The Group Training Academy continues to add valuable content so automotive service providers can stay well informed. Collaborating with an extensive list of knowledgeable partners, The Group Training Academy offers the finest online training options in the industry.

Federated Free Fuel Fridays returns to reward winners at the pump

The ever-popular Federated Free Fuel Fridays returns and Federated will announce four free-fuel winners each Friday through Sept. 3 on its Federated Auto Parts and Federated Car Care Facebook pages.

Dayco hydraulic crimper program for customers in North America who stock hydraulic components

Designed to introduce all industrial customers to the benefits of using a premium Dayco crimper, the company’s new hydraulic crimper program helps simplify the process of securing or upgrading to a new crimper by providing a significant discount on three of the most popular crimper models offered.

MANN+HUMMEL named a 2020 Supplier of the Year winner by General Motors

This is the 26th time MANN+HUMMEL has received the award.

LSI Chemical announces Anna ChemTech Co. Ltd. – China-based distributor to market LSI Chemical and Hot Shot’s Secret automotive aftermarket products

Anna ChemTech is an international trading company with a broad product portfolio that encompasses cosmetics, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants.

Automechanika Frankfurt prioritizes personal interaction, digital networking in new show format

This year’s Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus will be held in a more compact form, with a different model adapted to suit the times, and also with a wide range of online products and services.

Wilton shop vise featured in NAPA promotion supporting Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

For each Limited Edition vise sold during the July through September event, $5.00 will be donated to the care of military service members who suffer from the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTS).

Auto Care Association comments on Biden Right to Repair announcement

Auto Care Association is pleased that the Administration recognizes the importance of right to repair to ensuring consumer have access to a competitive repair market.

MEMA and AASA applaud President Biden for executive order ushering in consumer choice in Right to Repair

The president's executive order directs the FTC to establish new rules that will prevent manufacturers from limiting consumers’ ability to choose where and with what parts their vehicles will be repaired.

CRC Industries and NAPA Auto Parts partner to support Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Throughout the months of July and October 2021, a portion of CRC products sales at participating NAPA AUTO PARTS stores will be donated to the IFHF.

Purolator promotes summer auto maintenance through national consumer campaign

Between July 1 and August 30, 2021, consumers can save up to $15 after a mail-in-rebate on qualifying Purolator purchases. This includes all Purolator brands of oil, air and cabin air filters (PurolatorTECH, PurolatorBOSS, PurolatorONE and Purolator).

Still time to register for ASE Instructor Training Conference

Seats are limited, so those interested are encouraged to register now.

Continental enhances Autodiagnos Pro with wide European coverage and expanded capabilities

New coverage has been added for leading European makes that include 1.53 million Volkswagen, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz vehicles in operation in the U.S. and Canada.

Jason Scott joins ‘The Group’

In his new role, Scott will leverage his extensive experience in the areas of merchandising, product and category management, global sourcing, supplier relations and strategic planning.

WVE Vehicle Electronics introduces nearly 1,800 new part numbers in July

In all, WVE announced 1,060 switches, 577 sensors, 112 emissions products, 30 solenoids, 8 fuel injection products, 2 filters, 1 coil and 1 distributor drive gear – which includes more than 770 million sales opportunities.

BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY appoints new sales and marketing directors

Thomas Ripple has assumed the role of sales director. David Weston, an eight-year veteran at BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY, where he served as marketing manager, has been named marketing director.

Global forum MOTORSPORT NEXT tackles motorsport innovation and technology

The first edition of Motorsport Next - Industry Innovation and Technology Transfer Global Forum: was an event dedicated to innovation, research and technology transfer in the motorsport sector, and was co-organized by ANFIA-Motorsport and Autopromotec.

ASE thanks industry for recognizing automotive service professionals during inaugural commemorative month

Automotive Service Professionals Month (ASPM) was designated by ASE as a time to recognize automotive service professionals who are proficient, credentialed and committed to excellence.

Aftermarket groups praise FTC on ‘Nixing the Fix Report,’ calling for action to implement its findings

The aftermarket groups state in their letter that “the report accurately describes the extensive breadth of problems vehicle owners face and recognizes that the commission can take certain steps relatively quickly without further statutory authority.”

AASA announces dates and key topics for the 2021 in-person technology conference

The 2021 Technology Conference will be held in Memphis, Tenn. on October 11-12 with an additional online content portion that will broadcast prior to and following the live event.

MEMA’s Ann Wilson a featured speaker at USMCA Automotive Industry Summit

Organizers of the hybrid in-person/virtual event reports that more than 930 companies and 1,667 participants are scheduled to take part.

Two Taiwan companies forge partnership for telematics video solution

The partnership between TUTK and OTUS can help fleet telematics service providers rapidly develop and launch new video- based services to their fleet customers, says Patrick Kuo, CEO of TUTK.

Brake Parts Inc named a 2020 Supplier of the Year winner by General Motors

The annual awards highlight global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies among the highest quality in the automotive industry.

A new Lamborghini Huracán EVO will guide arriving, departing planes at Bologna Airport

Automobili Lamborghini has announced that the company has renewed its partnership with Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) for the seventh time.

AASA announces dates and key topics for the 2021 Mobility Innovation Conference

The 2021 Conference Theme “Stronger Connections to Tomorrow's Vehicle Technologies and New Business Partners” will highlight several key topics from Big Tech and Telematics to the New Players in Telematics Technology.

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.
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