Motor Age

AutoEnginuity, LLC, a global engineering company specializing in vehicle data stream and diagnostic solutions, recently announced the worldwide release of ScanTool 12.3 for the Windows platform. 
Federated Free Fuel Fridays has returned this fall. Each Friday through Oct. 24, Federated will announce four winners of free gas cards on its Federated Auto Parts and Federated Car Care Facebook pages.  
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From Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, 2014, Mighty Auto Parts’ consumer rebate promotion will feature the several services and rebates, which can total up to $90 per customer.
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Kyle Larson’s crew chief, Chris Heroy, was selected as the MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” based on the MOOG-equipped No. 42 Target Chevrolet’s 0.366-second-per-lap improvement over the final 134
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The iconic Champion Spark Plug brand is once again stepping forward to support grassroots racers through the popular $125,000 “Search for a Champion” contest, which will fund 15 sponsorships available to racers in virtually every for
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The innovative new Element3 brake pads with Enhanced Hybrid Technology (EHT) from Raybestos brand brakes have been subjected to one million miles of testing and are backed by a two-year trouble free performance guarantee.
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Audi will be the first company to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by California. A range of new regulations that govern the testing of automated driving on the state’s roads take effect this week.
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.
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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.
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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.  
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Sustainability is key for businesses to be future proof, and a new AkzoNobel tool, slated for release by yearend, can help shops determine areas for improvement.
Krista McNamara
In its annual ranking, The Romans Group has named CARSTAR the largest MSO in the US and Canada with more than 400 locations.
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
Valspar Automotive releases a new look for the DeBeer Refinish brand. 
The Automotive Service Association has launched a new initiative to focus on refinish issues and their effects on collision repair facilities.
Automotive Service Association
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 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
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
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

Aftermarket Business

The Auto Care Association named the 2014 recipients of its Impact Award, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, age 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the aftermarket industry.
Auto Care Association
Autodistribution International (ADI) and National Pronto Association (Pronto) announced their decision to develop common automotive aftermarket activities in their joint venture “1Parts.”
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ATP Automotive launched a new website at, featuring a functional design that reflects the company’s new corporate identity.
ATP Automotive
LogicSource will provide on-site resources and access to shared service subject matter experts, optimizing Pep Boys’ strategic sourcing and procurement processes and reducing Pep Boys’ costs and time to market.
The Pep Boys
Autologue Computer Systems is launching a mobile business intelligence and CRM tool called eSalesBI Dashboard, which is designed to help outside sales teams and counter personnel boost sales.
Autologue Computer Systems
Air Lift Company will mark its 65th year of business this year by buuilding a 40,000-square-foot addition at the company's Lansing, Mich., headquarters.
Air Lift Company
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
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
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
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.