Motor Age

Chad Knaus, crew chief for six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, received Federal-Mogul’s MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award after the No. 48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished third in the
Moog, steering, suspension
The new was updated "to be extremely user-friendly and easy-to-navigate with new features and upgrades."
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LAUNCH Tech USA has been named the Matco Tools Supplier of the Year for 2013.   
LAUNCH TECH USA award from Matco
DENSO has announced the availability of 238 new part numbers in its latest starter and alternator catalog (SA-CAT-0314), expanding coverage to a total of more than 201.6 million Units In Operation (UIO) for alternators and 200.5 million UIO for start
After a three-month contest, a grand prize winner for's (with collaboration with NUCAP Industries) Bad Brake Pad Contest has been chosen.  
Ivy Palmer photo
The Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide now archives more than 1 million automotive service technician Section 609 records.  
MACS Worldwide
With Snap-on's new subscription program, automotive professionals now have access to continuous diagnostic software upgrades and a very affordable payment plan.
The Automotive Service Association welcomes the New England Service Station & Auto Repair Association as its newest “supporting association” member.  
ASA logo
EnerSys, the manufacturer of ODYSSEY batteries, announced its sponsorship of Rutledge Wood’s 1953 Plymouth Suburban project vehicle, which will join the 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour in Knoxville, Tenn.  


Shop owners who offer emergency-oriented tips, kits and instructions can assist motorists in your community when dangerous driving conditions arise.
AkzoNobel’s North American Director of Vehicle Refinishes Doug Holmberg will be a speaker at the 2014 Women’s Industry Network Education Conference May 5-7.
Repairers and insurance carriers now have TenPoint Complete CSi advanced analytics available, tying consumer satisfaction to all impact points within a claim cycle.
PPG Automotive Refinish’s PAINTMANAGER software now uses the Internet to combine the accuracy and efficiency of the color formula retrieval with reporting and tracking features.
I-CAR revamped its Steering and Suspension Damage Analysis Course to include interactive classroom activities that enrich the learning experience.
The Boyd Group has acquired 25 collision repair centers from Collision Revision in Illinois, Indiana and Florida.
The Boyd Group
I-CAR announces several milestone accomplishments made possible through its ongoing commitment to supporting the industry.
Mercedes-Benz approved the Elektron MULTISPOT MI-100control T Spot Welder with C-pliers for use in performing spot welding on its vehicles.
Elektron, spot welding
Thousands turned out for the 37th annual NORTHEAST 2014 Automotive Services Show, presented by AASP/NJ March 21-23 in Secaucus, NJ.
Many MSOS are doing their part to demonstrate respect and to help the country’s military, veterans and their families.

Aftermarket Business

Attendees and exhibitors can now make their hotel accommodations for the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) using the AAPEX website,
Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, AAPEX
A record number of Federated members and suppliers are set to attend the upcoming Federated Auto Parts national membership meeting to be held April 30 to May 3 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Federated Auto Parts
Arnott Air Suspension Products announced the opening of a European Union branch office and distribution center.
Arnott Air Suspension Products
The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack – announced financial results for the 13 weeks (fourth quarter) and 52 weeks (fiscal year) ended February 1, 2014.
The Pep Boys
FRAM® and Brian Deegan have partnered to host a sweepstakes for freestyle motocross, RallyCross®, automotive and action sports fans in advance of the inaugural X Games in Austin, Texas, June 5-8.
FRAM Filtration
The Automotive Distribution Network has launched a new website to complement the latest program offerings of its Auto Pride division.
Automotive Distribution Network
There is no doubt that cars and trucks connected to the vehicle manufacturer through embedded telematics is a game-changing technological development.
Leadership 2.0, the University of the Aftermarket’s automotive aftermarket Leadership Development Program, concluded on April 11, with a graduation ceremony for its 38 participants.

University of the Aftermarket
Honeywell Transportation Systems named Dan Yaung general manager of the company’s turbocharger and friction materials aftermarket business in North America.
The deal catapulted Advance to the No. 1 spot in the Aftermarket Business World Top 25 Auto Chain Report with 5,297 company owned stores, 105 WORLDPAC branches and approximately 1,400 independently owned CARQUEST branded stores.