Motor Age

A panel of industry press judged the new products displayed in three categories: Most Innovative New Product, Most Service Friendly and Best Use of Technology.
The amount of mistrust in this industry between the independent service shop and his/her parts distributor has grown over the past ten years.
Specially coated with Grey Fusion 4.0, this innovative new line provides maximum protection from corrosion and comebacks, as well as increases service life.
Vehicle Service Group has been awarded the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Master Agreement for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Associated Equipment, #05316, effective February 10, 2017
Craig Van Batenburg, CEO of ACDC met with Massachusetts Senator Jamie Eldridge to offer his help to draft a bill that will help technicians, car owners and shops.
Meineke Car Care Centers, the leader in automotive maintenance and repair, recognized the top owners and operators in its system at the 2017 Meineke Convention.
CRP Automotive, a leading source of OE-quality replacement and service parts, delivers comprehensive applications with its new, comprehensive Rein Automotive Cooling System Program.
CRP Automotive
Ford is making a big play for the aftermarket parts market with the launch of its new Omnicraft brand for all makes of vehicles.
From flexible ownership to automation to transparency in manufacturing practices, consumer trends are driving this industry.
Scott McLaren
Snap-on has added its MODIS Edge combination full-function scan tool and scope/graphing meter to its diagnostic calculator feature.


Car-O-Liner announces that Metropolitan Car-O-Liner, the first-ever U.S. distributor of Car-O-Liner products, will be exhibiting at AASP-NJ’s 40th Annual NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show, March 17-19, 2017.
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) is proud to announce the return of Collision Advice's Mike Anderson to NORTHEAST 2017.
Mike Anderson
With 25 years of experience as an executive in the automotive aftermarket, Erika Alessandrini, executive coach in Carleton, Mich., knows what it takes to drive change and fuel bottom line growth in the industry.
Erika Alessandrini
BASF presented Andrew Lee, president & CEO of Driven to Cure (DTC), and his father Bruce Lee, chairman, treasurer & secretary of DTC, with a check for $10,000.
PPG has developed several key advances in its popular array of color software and hardware tools.
The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is publicly denouncing auto body repair legislation recently introduced in Maryland that, if passed, will limit consumer choices when having their vehicle repaired.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new T94 Series welding helmets, designed to reduce neck strain and fatigue, while improving operator comfort, visibility and productivity. 
Miller Electric
Approximately 105 people from the collision industry attended the fun event. The gala guests were able to participate in a raffle and silent auction featuring many items.
D CEO Magazine, one of the region’s top business publications, officially named Frymire one of three finalists for the Outstanding CFO of the Year Award.
There are three large deals for private equity in collision repair this week, including CCC Information Services, Caliber Collision, and Service King.
Brad Mewes

Aftermarket Business

Total sales for the fourth quarter increased 2.4% to $2.08 billion, as compared with total sales during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 of $2.03 billion.
Advance Auto Parts
Too many companies are shortchanging their profit potential by incorrectly pricing their products and services. By setting prices relative to what consumers value, not off cost, companies are better positioned to generate windfall profits for the lon
Alan R. Segal
86Borders has developed an online hub called 86enroute that helps small companies use their fleet visibility data to share information with customers about the status of orders, deliveries and drivers in a pull-based framework.
Dan McDonald
Auto Pride introduced two new business service partners in Elite Extra and Sophio Software.
The new offerings are for a variety of gaskets, pistons and piston rings, filters, valves, engine bearings, and turbochargers now available for both light vehicle and heavy-duty applications.
Bar code technology is a well-established way to improve inventory accuracy. Bar codes are used up and down the auto parts supply chain, from manufacturing applications to point of sale.
MAS Industries, a North America-based manufacturer of premium chassis parts and control arms, announced the introduction of 106 new part numbers that cover more than 38 million vehicle service possibilities.
MAS Industries
Effective February 1, 2017, National Pronto Association added Auto Partes Baja to the Pronto membership. The company operates five locations in the Ensenada market.
National Pronto Association
Senior automotive analyst Bernard Swiecki, director of CAR’s Automotive Communities Partnership (ACP), reports that it remains difficult to determine what industry changes might occur under President Donald Trump.
The board of directors of Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC today announced the appointment of Bradley S. Norton as co-chief executive officer of the company and chief executive officer of its Motorparts division, effective March 8, 2017.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts