Valuable content hallmark of ‘The Group’ Conference and Expo

Over 1,200 members, vendors and associates participated in the week-long event that concluded with an innovative service center show for Federated Car Care, Pronto Smart Choice and Parts Plus Car Care Centers and national account customers.

ACMA Automechanika ready to reunite aftermarket players through its first-ever virtual edition

Messe Frankfurt India along with ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association) will welcome aftermarket players on its online networking and sourcing platform from April 22–23, 2021.

AMPA Online, Taipei AMPA/AutoTronics aim to bring the automotive aftermarket together in April and May

In person, Taipei AMPA will be held on April 14-17, 2021 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall 1.

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.

Valuable content hallmark of ‘The Group’ Conference and Expo

Over 1,200 members, vendors and associates participated in the week-long event that concluded with an innovative service center show for Federated Car Care, Pronto Smart Choice and Parts Plus Car Care Centers and national account customers.

ACMA Automechanika ready to reunite aftermarket players through its first-ever virtual edition

Messe Frankfurt India along with ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association) will welcome aftermarket players on its online networking and sourcing platform from April 22–23, 2021.

WVE Vehicle Electronics introduces more than 1,800 new part numbers in April

WVE announced 696 switches, 428 fuel system products, 397 sensors, 245 emissions products, 21 coils, 12 solenoids, and 3 voltage regulators – which includes more than 583.5 million sales opportunities.

Country music star Clay Walker to perform at ‘The Group’ National Meeting

The virtual performance, scheduled for Thursday, April 15, will only be available for members of The Group, vendor partners and associates registered for the meeting.

XL Parts, The Parts House integrate their organizations

Although both companies continue to operate independently in front of customers, they are now integrated organizationally, and continue to grow.

Save the date: Motorsport Next – Industry Innovation and Technology Transfer Global Forum, set for June 30

The digital event, co-organized by ANFIA-Motorsport and Autopromotec, is aimed to promote the encounter among the most important Italian companies related to the motorsport industry and national and international players of technologically-related fields.

Fuel cell technology from Dana Inc. featured at Hannover Messe

Dana will highlight its metallic and composite bipolar plate technology for fuel cell stacks at the conference taking place April 12-16, 2021.

Dayco bolsters aftermarket bench by adding talent in product management, engineering and sales

Fernando Montano joins Dayco as regional sales manager; Brent Cressman as regional business development manager, Heavy Duty; Jon Crawford as product manager, Hydraulics; and Cody Colter and Hassan Mourad as product evaluation engineering technicians.

Upgraded components in new Rein Automotive water pump kit help avoid oil leaks in Audi, VW 2-liter TSI engines

The Rein Water Pump Kit was developed with upgraded components to help address failure issues with the OE pump and provide a longer service life.

New Snap-on Software upgrade helps technicians embrace the full potential of their diagnostic platforms

From the moment they power-on, technicians can confidently service customers with a tool containing unparalleled depth in general and collision repair coverage for Asian, domestic and European vehicles.

Register now for ASE Instructor Training Conference

Offering more than 20 hours of technical update training, the conference will provide separate tracks for auto, medium/heavy truck and collision repair instructors.

AASA announces Marybeth Storjohann as new AASA Aftermarket Volume Group (AAVG) Executive Committee Member

Marybeth, Credit and Collections Manager for CRC Industries, Inc., has been a highly-engaged AVG member since 2008 and has over 20 years of credit experience.

CRC Industries joins with TechForce to help develop next generation of technicians

TechForce Foundation provides opportunities, resources, and support for students who want to pursue careers as professional technicians.

Telematics: Ten must-have features in 2021

By using data, connectivity, and AI-powered analysis, companies can have a huge competitive advantage if they can act on the issues at hand, writes Oswaldo “Ozzie” Flores, product manager, Teletrac Navman.

Yokohama Tire opening new distribution center near Dallas, Texas

The state-of-the-art, full-service facility is expected to open in summer. It will first be used to distribute Yokohama’s OE tires, followed by passenger car/light truck and commercial truck/bus products in 2022.

MBE Group hires Wade Kings as creative director

Kings brings over two decades of creative experience to his new role, with expertise in graphic and web design, video, photography, print, copywriting and digital advertising. Throughout his career, Kings has led countless branding and company identity projects.

Supreme Court affirms ability of automotive aftermarket to build replacement parts compatible with OE software

The Auto Care Association today reacted in support of the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday in the Google v. Oracle case surrounding a decade-long copyright dispute over software.

‘The Group’ to host Service Center Show

During the service center show, attendees can hear about new products and upgrades, view product and program presentations and have the chance to network and learn in a fun environment.

ASE designates June as Automotive Service Professionals Month

To commemorate Automotive Service Professionals Month, ASE has developed a special logo that can be used by companies, organizations and individuals to recognize and honor vehicle service professionals during the month of June.

Robust agenda planned for ‘The Group’ National Member Meeting

Registration is open for the April 12-16 virtual conference.

MEMA, other auto industry groups advocate for comprehensive strategy to transition to a net-zero carbon transportation future

In a letter to President Biden and congressional leaders, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators) affirmed their commitment toward a net-zero carbon transportation future that includes a shift to electric-drive vehicles.

Permatex promotes Eva Pitts to Director of Sales for Traditional and International Business

In her new role, Pitts will manage Permatex’s traditional and international businesses, driving continued growth through strong sales programs, new product initiatives, and customer partnerships.

Dayco heats up drag racing scene with team sponsorships

In addition to its tried and true racing products like 11mm blower belts and harmonic balancers, Dayco is currently in the final testing stage of a new 8mm blower belt technology that will be used by drivers this season.

BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY names three to executive roles

The company expects to announce in the coming weeks additional new team members and promotions that support the company's strategic initiatives.

LSI Chemical signs new distributor in India

Quality Group is now authorized to sell LSI Chemical oil and fuel additives and to work with LSI Chemical in the development of performance blends of petrol and diesel based on customer specifications.

Timken teams up with LeBron James Family Foundation, Goodyear introduces all-new EV-4M Port Handler tire

Timken will sponsor the Makerspace learning lab at the Foundation's I PROMISE School in Akron, Ohio, where Timken associates will share their engineering expertise with the school's students.

Final day of the AASA Vision Conference delivered executive-level insights leaving attendees ready to take On 2021

The second and final day of the 2021 AASA Vision Conference provided aftermarket supplier executives with insights from the customer...

Free service technician webinar from ASE: Estimating Is Not About Finding Damage

Kristen Felder with Collision Hub will explore the ways estimating has changed due to advancement in vehicle design and electronic technologies. Participants will learn how to see the vehicle and systems differently and build a new inspection and estimating plan to increase accuracy and profitability.

Standard Motor Products names Duane Burns vice president of distribution

Burns joins SMP after serving in a wide range of supply chain leadership positions across a number of industries. Most recently, he served as the principal owner of a consulting and contract distribution company in Virginia.

Registration open for Auto Care Association’s first-ever ‘Auto Care Connect’ unified event experience

Auto Care Connect, set to take place during the month of May, will bring together 10 of the Auto Care Association's premier events for a virtual experience that delivers more for attendees and their businesses.

Yes, this is a Tesla-powered Range Rover Classic. E.C.D. Automotive Design made it

The journey for this electric build began several months ago when E.C.D. partnered with the U.K.’s leader in electric conversions of classic vehicles, Electric Classic Cars (ECC), to secure the Tesla motor.

Artificial intelligence and the evolution of garage equipment

Car repairers will have to deal with a new business model: customers are making a transition from car owner to mere car users.

Goodyear, Voyomotive collaborate on tire intelligence for vehicle efficiency

This Goodyear-enabled service captures and analyzes relevant tire performance data to detect slow loss of tire pressure multiple days before the TPMS light illuminates and pending low tire pressure conditions.

First day of the AASA Vision Conference brings the industry together through resilience, recovery and innovation

The annual conference provided aftermarket executives with valuable insights in a post-pandemic world including data access, electrification, the economy, and more.

2021 ASE Instructor Training Conference goes virtual

The ASE Education Foundation will host a virtual instructor training conference July 26-30, 2021. This conference is designed for high school and college instructors from auto, truck and collision repair programs nationwide.

Advance to lease Pep Boys retail space

The conversion will happen over the next 9 to 12 months, the company said.

Advance’s Mike Broderick leaves leaves for Monro

Broderick will assume his role effective April 5, 2021, when he will also join the Board of Directors.

ATE genuine OEM electronic brake calipers offer fast and easy repair on Audi and VW

The new OEM disc brake calipers are pre-assembled with the electronic parking brake and designed to deliver exact fit, form, and function as the OE part, ensuring a fast and trouble-free installation.

Automotive scholarships deadline approaching

Nearly 500 scholarships for the 2021-22 school year will be awarded to deserving students pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket industry.

NTN’s halfshafts adopted in the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade

To meet the demands of GM’s high production volume, NTN began the mass production of the halfshafts in the summer of 2020.

Automechanika Frankfurt will be in-person event, with hybrid concept

Show organizer Messe Frankfurt said attendees able to travel to the Messe Frankfurt trade show grounds will get an in-person experience close to what they’re used to — with the obvious addition of health safety precautions much of the world has already gotten used to over the past year.

Finalists selected for AASA’s Channel Excellence Award presented by Epicor

The award will recognize collaborative and innovative aftermarket initiatives at 2021 AASA Vision Conference.

It took this long for AutoZone shoppers to come into stores after getting stimulus checks

That’s right. A day after stimulus checks began hitting checking accounts, AutoZone saw people coming into their stores and buying. Pent-up demand from vehicles needing new batteries, other parts and products was alleviated almost the moment people had money to do it.

INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico moves to new date, location

The 2021 edition of INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico will be held Dec. 1-3 at the San Luis Potosí Convention Center in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, said Messe Frankfurt in a statement by email.

Alex Goodemoot of N.A. Williams selected as World Class Technician

This prestigious honor was bestowed upon Goodemoot by the Auto Care Association and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

AutoZone second-quarter same store sales increase 15.2 percent

"Our outstanding performance is also driven by the exceptional and heroic efforts of our AutoZoners, particularly those in our stores and distribution centers who have been there every day for our customers during these extraordinary times,” said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

New Premium Guard Filter Catalog introduces 142 new late model part numbers, expanded early model coverage

The catalog represents the most current application information available in the automotive filters business, featuring 142 new late model part numbers and expanded application coverage for older vehicles.

Auto Care Association’s Demand Index Data Analysis Tool expands to include new product groups

The Demand Index tool enables subscribing automotive aftermarket manufacturers to know how their products are performing against the market.

PPG appoints VP for automotive refinish Asia, DENSO celebrates 50 years in America, SMP names director of sales and more

DENSO will mark the anniversary with various employee celebrations across its administrative, sales, manufacturing and distribution centers throughout North America. Group events will be coordinated as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

New automotive aftermarket show for Latin America, AutoAméricas, coming to Miami

AutoAméricas, sponsored by Aftermarket International Magazine and organized by Latin Press Inc. is scheduled for Feb. 25-26, 2022, at the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC).

AAPEX 2021 Accepting Submissions for Repair Shop HQ Training

Repair Shop HQ is a new area dedicated to the service center and everyone who works in the shop.

AutoZone incentivizes AutoZoners with $100 to get their COVID-19 jab

AutoZoners will receive an additional $100 after completing their COVID-19 vaccination. To date, AutoZone has invested more than $125 million to help AutoZoners deal with the challenges caused by COVID-19.

AISIN Aftermarket releases new Korean water pump timing belt kit installation video

Designed with the automotive technician and the DIY market in mind, it aims to address reported challenges related to the installation of these products.

LATIN TYRE EXPO & LATIN AUTO PARTS EXPO is Oct. 6-8, free ASE webinar, MAHLE launches videos and more

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians on Friday, Feb. 26 at 4:00 p.m. ET entitled “Heavy-Duty Truck Wheel End Inspection, Service and Installation.”

Timken recognized, SMP announces financials, Pennzoil unveils Carbon Neutral Lubricants in North America and more

Cooper Standard, Timken recognized among World's Most Ethical Companies.

Localization is the key to a resilient Indian automotive industry, say ACMA Automechanika organizers

Messe Frankfurt India and The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) share their insights on the need for deep localization of auto component manufacturing and the role of the recently announced union budget in promoting this objective.

Trova Commercial Vehicles strengthens advisory board’s global perspective, pursues 575 million Euro alliance

Paul Kegels to join advisory board and manage the electric vehicle startup’s European supply base.

Barry Neal from Roland Berger to cover vehicle data business opportunities at the 2021 Vision Conference

In this Vision-exclusive session for AASA’s newest landmark study, Barry will cover how free flowing vehicle data will create new repair and maintenance opportunities for automotive aftermarket repair shops, distributors and suppliers.
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