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Continental’s North American Automotive Aftermarket business recently showcased at the HDA Truck Pride Show in Orlando, Fla., its heavy-duty coolant tubes that stay rust-free longer than the original equipment parts.
Tool Connect features a 3-part inventory management solution that encompasses the Tool Connect Inventory Manager web portal, the updated Tool Connect mobile app, and connected products.
“Fortune favors the bold” goes an old Latin proverb, so when an independent Mercedes-Benz-oriented repair shop in Waltham, Mass., was sold to a dealership, three visionary individuals took it upon themselves to create a new one: European
Robert Bravender
ASA held its first Connected CARS event May 18-19 in Detroit. The event provided an in-depth look at the technical aspects of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
ASA
Brake Parts Inc was named a 2016 GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held recently in Orlando, Florida.
Last week NGK Spark Plugs hosted the YANG regional meet-up in Novi, Michigan at Ascension Brewing Company.
NGK Spark Plugs
There's a need to track recalls that the government isn't filling — and that's why independent companies are filling in the gaps with machine learning.
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NACE Automechanika, held at McCormick Place West in downtown Chicago, offers transmission guys the best in the business to learn from.
Pete Meier
The first in a series of videos has been posted to the MAHLE Aftermarket North America YouTube Channel documenting the building of the MAHLE Ford Mustang at Petty’s Garage, the grand prize in the MAHLE “Drive with the Original” Tech

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Throughout the course of the three-day weekend, collision shop owners, their spouses, parts vendors and Management Success staff members addressed hot trade topics such as scanning, DRPs and employee management.
Management Success
Service King Collision Repair Centers today announced the organization officially eclipsed another milestone by surpassing 250 successful hires through its ongoing veterans initiative – Mission 2 Hire.
Service King
Dynabrade, Inc is proud to introduce the New Dynorbital Extreme Series of Random Orbital Sanders.
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Many find it easier to start off with very basic methods, get everyone onboard then have the option to migrate to more advanced or dynamic systems.
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When something doesn’t go right with a job in one of our shops, it’s almost always because someone deviated from our system. They skipped a step, for example, usually not because they’re being lazy or trying to cut corners, but just
Ryan Cropper
The announcement comes as Service King finalized a deal to partner with Wilson’s Auto Collision Inc., located at 4365 E. Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs.
Service King
Snapsheet, the auto-insurance industry’s largest provider of virtual claims solutions, comments on Allstate Insurance Company’s commitment to improved customer service through the use of technology with plans to close drive-in estimating
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The Women’s Industry Network (WIN®) is committed to continuing its mission of engaging women in the Collision Repair Industry, and we depend upon the support and generosity of individuals and organizations in the industry to do so.
Women's Industry Network
At the 2017 VisionPLUS Performance Group Business Conference, BASF awarded 2016 Shop of the Year designations to seven collision repair shops.
BASF
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR St. Petersburg Collision Center at 1819 11th Ave. North, St. Petersburg,
CARSTAR Auto Repair Experts

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Six professional technicians will win the powersports vehicle of their choice. In addition, the Alliance is giving away 150 Visa gift cards, totaling $25,000.
Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
The sales decrease of 3% was primarily driven by the comparable store sales decline of 2.7%, which reflects the sequential timing impacts from the fourth quarter related to the shift in holiday timing and other factors.
Advance Auto Parts
The event provided a forum for NEXUS North America founding partners, The Automotive Distribution Network, Automotive Parts Associates and VIPAR Heavy Duty, to meet with current and prospective global supplier partners.
NEXUS North America
The MOOG brand was recognized for excellence in developing and delivering product information – including application data, product attribute data and digital assets – that drives success at the point of sale.
Advance Auto Parts
Brent Windom had previously served as president and COO of Uni-Select USA Inc. His most recent position was President and Chief Executive Officer of Auto Plus | Pep Boys.
Brent Windom
Technology is having a massive impact on how automotive businesses operate, helping everyone from auto manufacturers to aftermarket parts suppliers and distributors stand out from the crowd.
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SKF was recognized by Uni-Select Canada as a top supplier based on successful sales growth during 2016.
Uni-Select
Remy Power Products, Stant Corporation and Standard Motor Products (SMP) were the recipients of the supplier awards.
Automotive Parts Services Group
Amazon is great for retailers who have their own warehouses and excel at fulfillment and customer service. But just because you meet their fulfillment standards doesn’t guarantee sales. To get traffic and conversions, you need to optimize your
Albert Ong
If employees in auto parts stores could have it their way, would they vote Amazon out of the marketplace? Scores of counter people who serve on the frontlines are at risk of being replaced by e-commerce technologies.
Alan R. Segal

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