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Bosch has announced ENVISION as the newest addition to the windshield wiper product line, designed to sharpen night visibility and provide extreme weather safety.
Bosch
Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces its acceptance in the Manufactured Again Certification program.
SMP
LIQUID WRENCH Pro Penetrant and Lubricant, powered by FlashSight Technology features a built-in LED light located directly above the spray nozzle, enabling users to see where they spray and improve accuracy in low-light areas.
Liquid Wrench
Growth, revenue and the number of employees are growing practically in lockstep at LIQUI MOLY.
In August and September the German lubricant and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY employed 23 people, thereby breaking the 800-employee barrier.
William “Skip” Potter, who recenlty retires as executive director of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) spoke with Motor Age about his career and the industry.
NRDC’s groundbreaking blueprint calls for major climate action to slash greenhouse gases & increase energy efficiency, wind and solar power and super-clean vehicles; yielding benefits 7 times the cost
NRDC
The AAPEX 2017 Service Professionals Program will feature an all-new Service Professionals Summit, “Emerging Technology: How Will the Aftermarket Prepare?”
AAPEX 2017
Chicago Pneumatic tools and the people who make them have been given a starring role in a new episode of TV series Wicked Inventions.
Chicago Pneumatic
The Advance Professional Availability Challenge gives shop owners and professional customers in the Atlanta, D.C. and Tampa Bay markets an extra incentive to partner with Advance Professional for their shops’ quality parts needs.
Advance Professional

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The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – has pledged $750,000 to the American Red Cross and $250,000 to Americares.
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The 2017 SEMA Show will once again include the Performance Pavilion, one of four expansion areas that accommodates manufacturers of automotive parts and accessories and makes it possible for them to exhibit at the event.
SEMA 2017
Chief will provide welding and computerized measuring equipment for Caliber Collision’s Changing Lanes program.
Chief Automotive Technologies
Smaller, lesser-known insurers received the highest marks from collision repairers asked to grade the auto insurers’ claims practices in the 2017 CRASH Network “Insurer Report Card.”
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Snap-on diagnostic scan tool products perform full system code scans mandated by manufacturers for pre- and post-collision work.
Snap-on
The Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association (WMABA) announces today the addition of West Virginia as a state it will represent within its membership territory, as the association also prepares to turn the mid-century mark of fifty years in oper
WMABA
CREF and ASE announced the fall schedule of career fairs that will bring together high school and college collision repair and auto service students together with industry employers.
CREF
The Service King Way Grant was created in memory of Malacara’s dedicated service, loyalty to the industry and the indelible impact he had on countless people during his career.
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The redesign of the PCS system is a direct result of the company’s dedication to color excellence and efficiencies in improving the lives of their customers in the USA and worldwide.
ChemSpec
The Area Developer Conference will cover topics such as: New Operating Units Programs, Paint Programs, Franchise Sales, Recruitment, and the new CarLove Recon Advantage Program.
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Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, which produces the Consumer Electronics Show, discusses the OEM forum on cooperative partnerships to develop electronic vehicles.
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Why can’t we get shops to train employees? That is where the conundrum comes in -- the training that the shops know they need becomes secondary to their immediate problems at hand.
The big issue for the aftermarket, the one raised by the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), is whether suppliers can also test AV components the same way auto manufacturers can test vehicles. And the House bill establishes that aut
Asia’s automotive industry is undergoing rapid technological changes, thanks to the ever-growing consumer demand for new energy vehicles, faster workshop speeds, increased customization options and improved in-car technologies.
Automechanika Shanghai
Brake Parts Inc (BPI) recently invested in new manufacturing and testing equipment for its BPI-Laixi plant in Laixi, China to expand brake testing capabilities and increase production capacity.
Brake Parts Inc
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance welcomed 80 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper representatives to New Orleans last week for its annual Sales and Marketing Forum.
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AutoZone reported net sales of $3.5 billion for its fourth quarter ended August 26, 2017, an increase of 3.3% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. Domestic same store sales, or sales for stores open at least one year, increased
AutoZone
Uni-Select Inc. announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Dash Distributors, an independent distributor of automotive products based in Edmonton, Alberta. It previously was a member of a non-affiliated buying group.
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Levine Auto and Truck Parts, based in Danbury, Conn., has 170-plus employees and operates eight locations and a warehouse.
Automotive Distribution Network
A lot of good people are rallying to support their aftermarket colleagues facing life-altering challenges amid the death, destruction and misery wrought by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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