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Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s first Shop Management Workshop, April 30 to May 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. The training is designed for shop management software users who want to learn more advanced capabiliti
Mitchell 1
A Kentucky entrepreneur with deep roots in the local business community is opening Louisville's newest Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center.
Federated Free Fuel Fridays are back. Beginning Jan. 30, Federated will announce four winners of free gas cards on its Federated Auto Parts and Federated Car Care Facebook pages.
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Bosch debuted and demonstrated the first service drive inspection system with dealer management system (DMS) integration in North America at this year’s National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) expo.
Bosch
Clear Tech Automotive Inc., a management system for independent shop owners, announced today that it has become part of myCarfax.
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Behr Hella Service now features an alternative line of radiators in a lower price segment to meet practical economic considerations. 
Behr Hella Service
Veyance Technologies, Inc. announced recently that Paul Deanne of Accurate Auto Service in Snohomish, Wash., is its 2014 Gatorback Club grand prize winner.
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Identifix, Inc. along with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), honored Edward Kiekover, an ASE Master automobile technician from Zeeland, Mich., with the Identifix/ASE Aftermarket Drivability Technician of the Year award.&
Identifix
WIX Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, is offering mobile and stationary water absorbers and test kits for diesel and gasoline systems. 
WIX Filters, WIX
This newsletter addresses a common problem with a 2-3 flare which is also related to the operation of the band. 

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PartsTrader, a parts procurement program, has launched PartsTrader Rewards program that allows repairers to earn points for collision pars purchases that can be redeemed for products and services.
PartsTrader
Body shops across the country are finding creative ways to cut shops costs without sacrificing the quality of work performed, productivity or customer service.
Tiger-Vac’s Wet Mix immersion separator helps keep shops safe from the dangers surrounding aluminum dust, which is combustible and can cause explosions.
Tiger Vac
Scholarships to attend the 3-day training program at Automechanika Chicago, April 24-26, 2015, are running out!
Automechanika Chicago
Registration for the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s 14th annual summer golf fundraiser, schedules July 22 in Detroit, is now open.
Collision Repair Education Foundation
Optima Automotive and YDraw have partnered to produce unique, animation videos that can be used on auto body repair websites and social media accounts.
YDraw
Use third-party verification to ensure your shop is doing the right repair the right way on every car.
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Jaguar Land Rover is developing new technology that uses colors, sounds and touch inside the car to alert drivers to help prevent accidents involving bicycles and motorcycles.
Jaguar Land Rover
The Theobald Family CARSTAR Collision Repair Centers ownership group has acquired CARSTAR Collision Center of Fairfield, Ohio.
CARSTAR Auto Repair Experts
ABRN Top Shop winners offer their insights on recommended products to add to your shopping list for 2015.

Aftermarket Business

TI Automotive will be acquired by Bain Capital. The existing management team will continue to lead the company. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.
TI Automotive
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket will release a free VDO RoadLog ELD software update to address the FMCSA’s decision to temporarily suspend the 34-hour restart rule revision instituted in July 2013.
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket
Dana Holding Corporation has completed the sale of its Venezuelan operations, C.A. Danaven, to Manufacturing and Logistics Solutions Limited, an independent and locally operated company.
Dana
More than 400 companies from Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and the U.K. will showcase their latest auto parts and accessories at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 2015 this February.
ACMA Automechanika New Delhi
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC continues to build on its nearly 40-year history as a remanufacturing leader, growing its reman business and further developing its operations and offerings.
Bendix
Jeff Malone has been named senior sales representative for Timken's commercial vehicle aftermarket. He reports to Mike Copeland, regional manager – commercial vehicle aftermarket.
Timken
While some countries in commodity-rich Latin America still face challenges due to low raw material prices, many bright spots exist in this diverse and vibrant region. Many opportunities exist in Latin America for North American automotive and heavy-d
Curtis Draper
Naysayers and detractors abound and gossip is always rampant, so to Federated and Pronto I say “kudos and Godspeed.” I hope you make something wonderful that changes all of our automotive aftermarket lives.
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has picked up the issue of tire safety, and its concern could lead to recommendations for regulatory changes affecting tire dealers.
The U.S. EPA, the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) and motor vehicle industry associations signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the agency and the motor vehicle industry for the reduction of copper in brake pads.
copper brake agreement