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Kukui Corporation, a developer of marketing software solutions for automotive repair shops, has completed a new, “next generation” website for the Automotive Management Institute.
Kukui
The differentials of rear wheel or 4 wheel drive vehicles are subject to drawing in  water through vent holes that can quickly cause premature failure of gears, bearings, and seals.
Penray
Even regular changes of lubricants and filters cannot remove deposits of sludge, gum, varnish and other contaminants that build up over time.
Penray
V&F Auto began with a firm foundation. Vinny and Frank Palange, father and son, founded V&F in 1988 by taking the added step of buying an acre of land in Agawam, MA.
Robert Bravender
To make life in the shop easier, Snap-on has created an array of tool organization options that are key in maintaining a productive and safe work environment.
Snap-on
The refreshed app features an optimized user experience for seamless transitions, and allows users to easily book appointments, view Meineke Rewards points, vehicle service history and much more.
Meineke
At booth #782 during NACE | CARS 2016, Autologic will demonstrate capabilities of its recently unveiled Autologic Assist suite of capabilities that uses state-of-art technology.
Autologic
With its latest software release, Snap-on increased the vehicle coverage in Software Upgrade 16.2 for Auto-ID, One-Touch Full Vehicle Code Scan and One-Touch Clear All Codes.
Snap-on
MAT Holdings, Inc. announces the launch of the enhanced Bendix brand Stop by Bendix product line.
MAT Holdings
The annual Petty’s Garage Car Show presented by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) will be a free cruise-in event this year. The cruise-in will take place on the historical Petty compound in Level Cross, N.C., on Oct. 1.
ALI

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Canadians own and operate some of the largest most well known companies in the collision repair segment.
Brad Mewes
For the second consecutive year, the San Antonio Business Journal tabbed Service King Collision Repair Centers as one of the best places to work in South Texas.
Service King
Recently, Mike’s Auto Body acquired a 14,000 square-foot facility in Vallejo, Calif., making this the company's 15th location.
Mike's Auto Body Vallejo
The event featured a sold-out lineup of 140 golfers from across the community and officially raised $25,000 for the Angels on Assignment organization.
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PPG Industries demonstrated its ongoing support for Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), joining with the organization’s New Hampshire chapter on July 16 for the 2016 Track Walk fundraiser at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
Speedway Children's Charity
The new Globaljig Presented by Chief Quick Pull scissor lift bench is designed to handle most sheet metal and other light-duty pulling jobs right in the bay – keeping the frame benchfree for larger jobs.
Globaljig Quick Pull
The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group" or "Boyd") recently announced the July 15, 2016 opening of a collision repair center in Statesville, N.C., and the July 22, 2016 opening of a collision repair center in Titusville, Fla.
Gerber Collision & Glass
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA) announces that after months of hard work it has officially launched its newly re-designed website.
AASP-PA
The following is a statement from Tom Boney, chairman of the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) and vice president and general manager, Automotive Value Stream, Novelis North America on the release of the draft Technical
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CARSTAR Canada announces that CARSTAR Newmarket is now under new ownership.
CARSTAR Ontario

Aftermarket Business

George Sherman, who joined Advance in April 2013, has served as President throughout his tenure. In addition, Sherman served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from January to April 2016.
Advance Auto Parts
Consolidated sales for the second quarter were $323.8 million, a 20.7% decrease, mainly due to the sale of the net assets in 2015. Excluding sales from the net assets sold, consolidated sales grew 14.6% compared to the same period last year.
Uni-Select
Sales for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016, increased $141 million, or 7%, to $2.18 billion from $2.04 billion for the same period one year ago.
O’Reilly Automotive
Due to this revelation that hyperbole seems to trump common sense, I have developed a simple chart to help you determine where you should buy your parts and get your service. I call this guide the crazy vs. experience matrix.
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WORLDPAC announced the opening of a new regional branch warehouse in New Orleans. This is the first WORLDPAC location in the state of Louisiana.
WORLDPAC
Today, the vehicles entering shops for maintenance or repairs sit parked 95 percent of the time. Tomorrow, fleets of driverless cars will spend nearly all their time on the road—with an increase in wear and tear and a proportionate need for mai
Jason Bigelow
John Krafcik, CEO of Google Self-Driving Cars, told a Washington audience that NHTSA needs to update its federal safety standards if autonomous vehicles are to reach the market as quickly as companies like Google hope they will.
Dedicated to building strong, long-term supplier partnerships on behalf of its members, the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) is evaluating new and existing vendor relationships with a focus on future growth and success.
Automotive Parts Services Group
Gabriel (Ride Control LLC) announces that SAF-HOLLAND will include Gabriel’s heavy-duty shock products, the FleetLine and GasSLX product lines, in its Gold Line Quality Parts brand offering.
Gabriel
Standard Motor Products (SMP) announces the addition of 149 new part numbers to its Intermotor import line. The release expands coverage through the 2016 model year by more than 50 million additional vehicles in operations.
Standard Motor Products

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