Motor Age

Gumout Performance Additives announces the complete redesign of The new website was constructed to align with the brand’s science focused message and optimized for a consumer friendly experience. has initiated a Brake Pad Review section on it’s website. A YouTube type video with a technician reviewing brake pads will appear on the site and new brake pad reviews will appear every two weeks.  
The automotive collision and mechanical repair industry flocked to Detroit this summer for the renaissance of NACE | CARS 2014. 
The annual Automotive Aftermarket Riders’ Club (AARC) “Ride for the Future” will change course this year, heading to Sedona, Ariz. to raise funds for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. AARC seeks sponsors and pledges for
Federated will officially launch its 2014 Toys for Tots seasonal campaign during the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sept. 6 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR).
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The Fel-Pro Gaskets brand has introduced two innovative Fel-Pro PermaTorque MLS multi-layer-steel head gaskets that address a common combustion sealing issue encountered in 6.0L diesel engines.
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It took Mike Wheeler, interim crew chief for Denny Hamlin and the MOOG Steering and Suspension-equipped No. 11 FedEx Toyota, just three starts to earn his first MOOG “Problem Solver of the Race” Award.
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BorgWarner supplies its mini direct-acting variable force solenoid (VFS) for General Motors’ global front-wheel drive 6-speed automatic transmission program (GF6). 
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New redesigned coils for BMWs from Bosch, [part numbers 0 221 504 464/00124 and 0 221 504 407/00044] have had a number of automotive service technicians wondering what happened to the “snap.”
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a statistical projection of traffic fatalities for the first three months of 2014. 
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Repair professionals say digitally empowered customers are transforming their business, driving adoption of new technology and forcing them to communicate in new ways, according to an AudaExplore survey.
Garmat’s Sharp Shooter contest aims to recognize shop owners and paint techs who use Garmat equipment
Garmat USA
The PPG Fall MVP Business Solutions Conference, focused on helping attendees gain a competitive edge, will be held Sept. 21-23 in Nashville, Tenn.
Parts and repair costs will remain a point of contention between insurers and shops, but carriers face challenges on other fronts as well.
Caliber Collision Centers opened a new 15,000 square foot location in Tomball in the greater Houston area of Texas.
Caliber Collision
A survey by the Northwest Automotive Trades Association put two smaller Northwest-based insurers — Oregon Mutual and Mutual of Enumclaw — among the best, along with USAA, while State Farm slid this year from first to fourth ranked.
Gerber Collision & Glass,  a member of the National Auto Body Council , has restored a vehicle as part of Recycled Rides, a nationwide vehicle donation program that provides vehicles to families in need.
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Scuderi Auto Body CARSTAR in Rockville, Md., is celebrating its 60th anniversary with an open house.
CARSTAR Auto Repair Experts
A team of chemists presented research from an international collaboration at the American Chemical Society National Meeting & Expo that aims to help coating formulators select a solvent that provides optimal final film properties.
Axalta Coating Systems
PartsTrader has successfully processed it 1,000,000th parts job since it launched its online marketplace in February 2012.

Aftermarket Business

MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions, formerly MAHLE RTI, opened a new satellite warehouse in the Los Angeles area to support customers on the West Coast and to expand service to Canadian customers.
MAHLE Aftermarket
John T. Bohenick has been named to succeed James C. Orchard as Chief Executive Officer of Dayco LLC and its principal subsidiaries effective September 2, 2014.
Motorcar Parts of America said it intends to offer 2 million shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering, subject to market and other conditions.
Motorcar Parts of America
Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH), a family-owned auto parts distributor and store group, and United Auto Supply Inc., a leading privately held distributor and store group, announced plans to join forces.
Automotive Parts Headquarters
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket named Howard A. Laster as Head of Aftermarket – NAFTA Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket.
Howard A. Laster
The AAPEXedu Webinar Series will present, “Copywriting: Your #1 Marketing Skill,” a free exhibitor webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. EST, to show exhibitors how effective copywriting can be used to grow their businesses.
Twenty-seven heavy-duty aftermarket professionals gathered at Northwood University for the third-annual Heavy Duty Leadership education conference, Aug. 3-8.
Northwood University
Federal-Mogul Motorparts announced the launch of an extensive new North American technical and product support program to extend its reach to local vehicle service businesses.
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Advance Auto Parts announced its financial results for the second quarter ended July 12, 2014. Second quarter comparable cash earnings per diluted share (EPS) were $2.08, an increase of 30% versus the second quarter last year.
Advance Auto Parts
WORLDPAC announces the opening of a new regional warehouse facility in San Mateo, Calif.