Motor Age

On July 19, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protections held a hearing on a bill to advance the testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles.
Scott Little was named the Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year during the 44th annual North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held last week in Warren, Michigan.
Mitchell 1
The new John Bean V-Series of wheel alignment systems are designed to help shops reduce alignment times while, at the same time, increase accuracy. With six options to choose from, the John Bean V-Series has the right system to align with any shop en
John Bean
Automotive service professionals and shop owners attending the upcoming NACE Automechanika Chicago trade show will have the chance to experience Tenneco’s broad range of product innovations as well as take advantage of comprehensive emissions c
Registration is now open for 18 University of the Aftermarket online courses that cover a variety of business and aftermarket topics.
University of the Aftermarket
Repairify, Inc., owners of the patented asTech device, completed its acquisition of Mobile Diagnostics, LLC.
CARDONE Industries will showcase auto part solutions and products at NACE Automechanika Chicago, a trade show for the auto service/collision repair industries.
Standard Motor Products, Inc. announces the addition of 25 new part numbers to its TechSmart line.
Standard Motor Products
If enacted, the bill would phase in implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards, extending to 2025 the date for final designations under the 2015 standards.
The new site features more in-depth information about the innovative line of Hofmann wheel balancers and tire changers, aligners, lifts and brake lathes.


Kent Automotive will be exhibiting at NACE Automechanika Chicago, July 26 – 29, at booth #2125.
Kent Automotive
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced a new and innovative tool that allows body shop technicians and distributor sales staff to get all the answers they need to their collision repair questions directly on their mobile devices.
Come visit SAICOZERO at NACE Automechanika Chicago at booth number 2306 where they will introduce their State of the Art Spray booth, now with air conditioning.
Saico Zero
For the second consecutive year, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) met with representatives from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to make a donation to help the organization in its efforts to combat prostate c
Assured Performance Network, North America’s largest Certified Collision Repair Network, announced the official launch of a major initiative referred to as "OEM Certification 2.0 - The CRP Model."
Assured Performance
Mitchell International, Inc., announced Mitchell Estimating Cloud, a completely cloud-based estimating solution designed to simplify the estimating process to quickly create accurate appraisals.
Thus far in 2017 CCG has added 52 additional locations all who will benefit from its supply chain and business development platform.
An educational program on “Bonding & Structural Bonding” will be presented. LORD Corporation will also share details on the tradeshow’s media stage about its recent partnership with Saint-Gobain, which went live on July 1.
1Collision Network proudly announces it's further expansion in the Chicago market with the addition of Law Auto Bodywerks in Bensenville, IL.
1Collision Network
In an emotional presentation Wednesday morning, Seattle’s beloved Walton family and a local hero, US Navy veteran Gregory Wood, each received keys to new vehicles as part of a special event hosted by Service King Collision Repair Centers and GE
Service King

Aftermarket Business

Amazon must have loved announcing that major traditional aftermarket suppliers have agreed to support their new push. Now that almost all items are available through Amazon Marketplace, direct selling of most popular SKUs to Amazon is snowballing.
Bill Wade
Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) today announced it has acquired D&V Electronics, an Ontario, Canada-based company in a stock purchase transaction. Terms were not disclosed.
Motorcar Parts of America
Aftermarket suppliers need to become holistic solution providers and extend their capabilities beyond manufacturing by incorporating digital innovations in their channels to market, including distribution, sales and service.
Frost & Sullivan
What is the average closing percentage of website leads for collision shops? I researched this and realized there are shops that do not know how the work they get in the shop is finding them, nor where new business is coming from.
The auto care industry needs to produce sustainable solutions to recruit and retain capable technicians to operate independent garages. Without creative intervention, the customers’ choice of repair outlets will be limited.
Alan R. Segal
The Over-Built campaign highlights Mevotech’s engineering expertise, and is designed to prove the durability and strength of it’s full line of chassis parts.
The 158 new numbers are available now and include parts for the following applications: 2014-2017 Mazda 3, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2017 Buick LaCrosse, the 2016-2017 Chevrolet Malibu and others.
MAS Industries
Second quarter sales for the Automotive Group were up 4%, including an approximate 1.5% comparable sales increase.
Genuine Parts Company
There was no federal funding attached to the automated vehicle proving grounds program when it was announced during the Obama administration, and there is none in the Trump administration budget for fiscal 2018,
Abex ADBHD1369 is now produced at Federal-Mogul Motorparts' manufacturing facility in Glasgow, Ky.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts