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The John Bean B300S Digital Wheel Balancer is belt-driven, ensuring that the 200 rpm rotational speed is always kept constant during measurement.
Rugged Ridge announced that it has partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by pledging to make a charitable donation of $5 for every pink Jeep and off-road product it sells in 2015.
October is the fall Car Care Month, a terrific time to take your car in for its semiannual service checkup.
Automotive instructors are invited to participate in this year’s Inside AAPEX program that will highlight the latest technology and show its impact on diagnosing, servicing and repairing today’s high tech vehicles.
The Technician Challenge will take place during the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Tuesday, November 3 to Friday, November 6 at booth 16007 in Westgate Hall.
Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is helping consumers get ready for the holidays with its latest national rebate promotion, “Autumn Escape.” 
Using a combination of advanced textiles and a reliable standoff bracket design, the ONYX Series Flexible Heat Shield with its rich, black finish, provides maximum cooling and heat dissipation; preventing heat soak and burns.
The Raybestos 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback in its initial stages of restoration made its first public appearance at the Brake Parts Inc annual employee appreciation event and car show on Sept. 10.
The new VERUS Edge from Snap-on comes fully loaded with more vehicle coverage, expert resources and industry knowledge than any other full-featured diagnostic platform on the market.
The $100,000 Cottman Sweepstakes promotion will begin Oct. 1, 2015 and run through Nov. 30.


Lincoln Electric will showcase its latest lineup of MIG, TIG and robotic welders at the SEMA Show, and enable attendees to meet celebrity designers/builders during special guest appearances. 
At this year’s SEMA Show, BASF is offering seminars that will help shop owners better manage their business. 
Assured Performance Network, the country’s largest Certified Collision Repair Network, today the official launch of their suite of data safeguard and management services exclusively for their Certified shops. 
Assured Performance Network
Service King Collision Repair Centers announced the organization has expanded for the first time into San Diego, Calif.
Service King
I-CAR announced its fourth quarter product launch, which includes new and updated courses designed to help technicians and repair facilities prepare for today’s rapidly evolving collision repair industry.
The U.S. Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance under the U.S. House Financial Services Committee held a hearing titled “The Impact of Domestic Regulatory Standards on the U.S. Insurance Market.” 
Automotive Service Association
The CARSTAR Cincinnati Business group hosted their annual Golf Outing at TPC River’s Bend on Monday, Aug. 31st, with proceeds benefiting the Fisher House Foundation.
Chief has introduced a product line designed to help heavy-duty body shops improve technician ergonomics, shop efficiency, repair quality and cycle times.
Chief Automotive Technologies
PPG Automotive Refinish has unveiled a new website focusing exclusively on its popular VIBRANCE COLLECTION® line of refinish products.
Starting in the fourth quarter, Ford Motor Co. planned to begin using multiple components in the F-150 pickup made from next-generation aluminum produced through Alcoa's Micromill process.

Aftermarket Business

To provide an enhanced online experience for its customers, Dayco unveiled its next-generation website,, and its updated global automotive aftermarket catalog,
During its recent fall membership meeting in Phoenix, the Automotive Distribution Network elected David Prater president of the group, succeeding Mike Lambert, who retired earlier this year.
Automotive Distribution Network
Mark Finestone, Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Store Development, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Supply Chain, and Marketing.  Bill Graves, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and International, has been
Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Automotive Distribution Network, Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association each contributed $25,000 to honor the industry icon and former vice chairman of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation who pa
University of the Aftermarket Foundation
Three automotive repair professional finalists who participated in the Gates promotional program have been randomly selected as winners of a trip to Las Vegas for industry week and a chance at winning $100,000 at the live event.
Gates Corporation
Martin J. (Marty) Skok Jr., who helped build his father’s successful engine parts manufacturing business into a global enterprise serving original equipment manufacturers and replacement parts distributors, died Oct. 4, 2015. He was 87.
Martin J. Skok Jr.
TRW’s North American Aftermarket Group has extended its all makes premium chassis program by 39 SKUs including the latest parts for Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Altima, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Honda Accord and Toyota RAV4.
TRW chassis
Following MAHLE Group’s 2014 acquisition of Slovenia-based component manufacturer for motor vehicle electric systems Letrika, the integration of the two companies is expanding MAHLE Aftermarket's competence in this segment.
MAHLE Aftermarket
Uni-Select Inc. has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent equity interest of Pièces d’Autos La Malbaie Inc. and, through one of its subsidiaries, the assets of Pièces d’Autos AFCAR.
eCounter, Motorcraft’s e-commerce tool, has partnered with Identifix – the automotive repair industry go-to for information to help diagnose and repair vehicles efficiently, accurately and profitably.


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