Motor Age

The non-profit Car Care Council has totally redesigned its popular Car Care Guide, adding 20 additional pages of new information to help motorists be car care aware by better understanding the when, why and how of caring for their vehicles.
Car Care Guide, Car Care Council
The baseball playoffs are on deck, and Hankook Tire is getting in the spirit with the launch of its 2014 ‘Great Hit’ mail-in rebate promotion.  
hankook, hankook tire
The Automotive Service Association of PA (ASA-PA) has announced a new benefit provider for its members: Comcast Spotlight, which will help ASA members in Pennsylvania reach current and potential customers.
asa, automotive service association
OTC says technicians now can test batteries faster with the automotive industry's first smart phone app and tester. 
OTC, OTC battery tester
The Hybrid Shop (THS), a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), will host a Complimentary Hybrid Training Day event for shop owners during the SEMA Show 2014 in Las Vegas.
sema, sema 2014
Delphi Product & Service Solutions announces five new Mass Airflow Sensors cover nearly 1 million vehicles built from 1990 to 2013. 
delphi, delphi maf sensor, maf sensor
SAKOR Technologies, Inc., a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, announces that it will be exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo 2014 North America from Oct. 28-30 at the Suburban Collection Showplace
Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ MOOG Steering and Suspension brand has introduced a complete strut assembly, control arm assembly and several additional new parts that together cover more than 12 million North American passenger vehicles. 
moog, steering and suspension
AAEC BEST client, Roy and Beth McNeill of Don McNeill Enterprises, Ltd., Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Canada, has won the Auto Care Association (formerly AAIA) North American “Head of the Class” Award in the Repair Shop category. 
Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre, AAEC, AAEC BEST
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is providing the last chance in this subscription period for ASA members to subscribe to Mopar’s TechAuthority Online at a huge discount. 


Valspar Automotive releases a new look for the DeBeer Refinish brand. 
SCRS announces that David Rigg, project lead with the Auto/Steel Partnership Advanced High-Strength Steel Repairability Project will speak at the group’s technology summit during SEMA.
Society of Collision Repair Specialists
Chief Automotive Technologies redesigned its website to make it easier for collision repairers to find the equipment and information needed to properly repair vehicles.
The Automotive Service Association has launched a new initiative to focus on refinish issues and their effects on collision repair facilities.
Automotive Service Association
I-CAR will offer 11 Professional Development Program training courses at SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas, Nov. 4-7.
Fix Auto USA’s 12th annual National Conference, “In Pursuit of a Higher Purpose,” has sold out and will draw the largest attendance in the conference’s history.
Fix Auto USA, MSO
The CARSTAR Cincinnati Business Group hosted its 12th annual golf outing on Aug. 25, raising more than $14,000 for the Fisher House Foundation.
CARSTAR Auto Repair Experts
Herb’s Paint & Body, a family owned and operated business since 1956, has opened its eighth location in McKinney, Texas.
Herb's Paint and Body
Cooks Collision Centers, a Roseville, Calif.-based operator of 34 collision repair facilities, has expanded its 8,000 square-foot Dublin, Calif. location by an additional 10,000 square feet.
Cooks Collision Centers
Caliber Collision Centers has acquired Arthurs Auto Collision & Paint, Inc., which has three locations in Colorado.
Caliber Collision Centers

Aftermarket Business

Martin Skok founded Elgin Machine Works in September 1919 and soon expanded into a variety of products, including water pumps, oil pumps, push rods, king pin sets, steering gear sets and pistons.
Elgin Industries
Trico Products Corporation launched a new website designed to provide customers in Mexico with comprehensive details on all available TRICO wiper blade products.
Trico Products
More than 2,000 Federated members and customers were on hand at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) to watch the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup event, the last race to make the “Chase.”
Federated Auto Parts
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. today announced it entered into an agreement with ZF Friedrichshafen AG in which ZF will acquire all outstanding shares of TRW for $105.60 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.5 billion.
ZF Friedrichshafen
United Stationers Supply Co. signed an agreement to acquire MEDCO, a U.S. wholesaler of automotive aftermarket tools and supplies, and its affiliates including G2S Equipment, a Canadian wholesaler. 
Walker’s coverage of exhaust temperature sensors for U.S. diesel applications includes 53 part numbers covering diesel vehicles from 2006 – 2014 for Chevrolet, GMC, Jeep, Mercedes Benz, Audi and Volkswagen applications.
Walker Products exhaust temp sensor
DENSO Corp. said it will end production at DENSO Automotive Systems Australia in line with the withdrawal of its customers from auto production in Australia.
The vast majority of tire dealers said they expect to order about the same number of auto parts or more in 2014 as they did in 2013, according to the Aftermarket Business World Tire Dealer Product Study.
Auto Supply Company acquired Loop Road Auto Parts, a leader in providing quality parts and service to customers in the Raleigh area of North Carolina.
E-tailing is the fastest growing retail sector in the automotive aftermarket and is becoming a significant revenue stream for auto parts sales, according to E-Tailing in the Automotive Aftermarket from the Auto Care Association.
Auto Care Association