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.”

Free Service Technician Webinar from ASE: Heavy-Duty Truck Wheel End Inspection, Service and Installation

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.”

This webinar, presented by Roger Maye of ConMet, will cover wheel ends found on Class 8 trucks and trailers. This includes identification, inspection, repair and maintenance of both manually adjusted and pre-adjusted wheel ends. This session will also feature the use of hands-on video to best demonstrate the details involved in service.

For those who are not sure they can attend, we encourage them to register anyway to receive a follow-up email with details on how to attend a recorded session, if available. After registering, they will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For more information or to register, click here.

MAHLE introduces Video Warehouse: Extensive video library on intuitive platform

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. recently introduced the MAHLE Aftermarket Video Warehouse, a centralized digital platform that includes product and training videos related to all MAHLE Aftermarket products, services and educational tools. The easy-to-navigate platform is segmented into three key areas – parts, tools and equipment, and e-learning.

“While all MAHLE Aftermarket video content remains available on the MAHLE Aftermarket YouTube channel, we felt it necessary to offer an easy-to-navigate platform for our loyal users, distributors and technicians, that was segmented into specific product areas with enhanced search functionality,” said Ted Hughes, Director of Marketing, MAHLE Aftermarket North America. “The MAHLE Aftermarket Video Warehouse is one central location where this detail can be located quickly and easily.”

Access the MAHLE Aftermarket Video Warehouse by visiting

EnerSys marks 20-Year milestone as exclusive ODYSSEY Battery Partner of BIGFOOT 4×4 Inc.

EnerSys is observing its 20-year partnership with BIGFOOT 4×4 Inc. As an exclusive sponsor, ODYSSEY batteries are installed in all vehicles featured in the BIGFOOT Monster Truck racing and display program, which includes the company’s entire fleet of monster trucks, haulers and show vehicles.

“As ODYSSEY battery is set to celebrate its 25th Anniversary this year, it has also met another impressive milestone of 20 great years partnering with BIGFOOT 4×4,” said Dave McMullen, Senior Director of Marketing, Transportation & Specialty at EnerSys. “Our two-decade long relationship with BIGFOOT validates the dependability, grit and performance of ODYSSEY batteries, even in the most extreme environments like a monster truck race. We look forward to continuing our prosperous partnership with BIGFOOT for many more years to come.”

Fisker, Foxconn sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in support of global electric vehicle project

Fisker Inc. today announced it has entered into a MOU with Taiwan’s Hon Hai Technology Group (also known as Foxconn) supporting a project to develop a breakthrough electric vehicle. Highlights of the proposed collaboration, codenamed ‘Project PEAR’ (Personal Electric Automotive Revolution):

•Fisker and Foxconn to jointly develop a breakthrough new segment vehicle.
•Foxconn to manufacture the vehicle at projected annual volumes of more than 250,000.
•Global market scope – including North America, Europe, China, and India.
•Projected start of production is Q4 2023; this will be the second vehicle introduced by the Fisker brand, following the launch of the Ocean SUV in Q4 2022.

“We created our company to disrupt every convention in the auto industry,” commented Fisker Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Henrik Fisker. “The creation of Project PEAR with Foxconn brings together two likeminded and complementary companies, each focused on creating new value in a traditional industry. We will create a vehicle that crosses social borders, while offering a combination of advanced technology, desirable design, innovation and value for money, whilst delivering on our commitment to create the world’s most sustainable vehicles.”

“The Fisker and Foxconn partnership brings together two global leaders in innovation that will join forces to unlock the potential of the electric vehicle industry,” said Foxconn Technology Group Chairman, Young-way Liu. “Foxconn’s participation in the electric vehicle industry delivers a refreshing thrust into the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry that is already focused on this exciting sector. The key success elements of electric vehicle development include the electric motor, electric control module and battery. We have two major advantages in this regard, with an exceptional vertically integrated global supply chain and the best supply chain management team in our industry. Coupled with our accumulated engineering capabilities, Foxconn has been critical to the success of many ICT companies over the past 40 years and we look forward to extending this success with Fisker.”

Meet buyers in the leading tire and auto part show in Latin America

The LATIN TYRE EXPO and the LATIN AUTO PARTS EXPO are the most important tire and auto part shows in Latin America and the place to be if you want to grow your business in Latin America and the Caribbean. The upcoming edition will be in the all-new Panama Convention Center in Panama which features 59,000 m2 of space. Almost 400 international exhibitors will be present, from tire manufacturers, tire service and repair companies, retreading, wheels, auto part manufacturers, auto service, tools and equipment, etc. Educational and training sessions with top industry leaders, networking events, and much more are included with your registration.

The combined show takes place October 6-8, 2021.

Many leading tire and aftermarket industry professionals will make presentations at the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo and the Latin Auto Parts Expo. We invite you to please contact for additional information and

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