Motor Age

The Motor Age Vehicle Protection Plan (MAVPP) program was created to be a turnkey solution to help shops build business and enhance customer loyalty.
Motor Age Vehicle Protection Plan
The Board of Directors of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) announces the appointment of Jessie Korosec of the Equipment & Tool Institute (ETI) and Valerie Sullivan of American Honda as 2015-2016 Co-Chairs of the NASTF Communicat
Keith Kern, general manager of CCW Forged Performance, says the Daytona Series was engineered from years of CCW track experience to produce a unique, strong and lightweight wheel.
With the ability to cut through steel, wood and plastic, the CTRS761 is equipped with a variable speed-controlled trigger switch, and the footplate can be adjusted to six different positions to match job applications.
Several free, management and profitability sessions in the AAPEXedu 2015 program are geared toward warehouse distributor (WD) executives and senior level management to help them better understand their businesses and how to implement change.
Yodle's Lighthouse 360 combines marketing automation tools with new tools designed specifically to help local auto repair business owners manage their shop and grow profitably.
ContiTech’s St. Marys, Ohio, plant, its premier North American manufacturing facility for engineered products, is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
A U.S. House Committee approved the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act of 2015, which encourages the use of remanufactured parts to maintain the vehicles in the civilian federal fleet.
The graduating class of 2015 includes 58 automotive service and repair professionals who earned the Institute's prestigious AAM designation by successfully completing AMI courses and accumulating a minimum of 120 credits.
Roger Lanctot, Associate Director in the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics, is a guest on the aftermarket's only interview-based podcast.
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Last call for nominations for seats on the National Auto Body Council (NABC) 2016 Board of Directors is this Friday, September 4.
After a record year in 2014 for sales, growth and industry performance, CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest multi-shop operator (MSO), announced that it finished the first half of 2015 with revenue of $386.2 million.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes offers training sessions that provide collision repair industry professionals advanced knowledge in their field.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
“Reliable transportation is something many of us take for granted,” said Chris Anderson, Service King Regional Vice President. “Our teammates are humbled and honored to partner with Allstate in an effort to provide a great local org
Service King
NSF International's Automotive Collision Repair Shop Certification provides independent, third-party oversight of collision repair shops and verifies the shop's ability to conduct high-quality repairs.
Even automotive retail and new car dealership industry is undergoing consolidation at the hands of AutoNation, Sonic, and Warrant Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Automotive Group. It begs the question, why is consolidation such a popular business
Evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of technicians and shop owners, the PTEN Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative products introduced in the last year to the automotive aftermarket.
The center previously operated as Duval Automotive and is located on East Duval Street, a key thoroughfare in Lake City and close to the I-10 and I-75 interstate highways.
Gerber Collision & Glass
Collision Repair Education Foundation’s Cars, Careers & Celebrities Expo being held on Friday, September 18th at the Chicago Speedway (Joiliet, Ill.).
To continue the momentum built at NACE, WIN will be present at several major events during the remainder of 2015 including the CREF Collision Repair Education Foundation's Cars, Careers & Celebrities Event, the SEMA Show and numerous corporat

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“#PartsMatter,” an auto safety campaign for consumers and professional technicians throughout the U.S. and Canada, is offering weekly cash prizes to winners who share photos and/or videos documenting a part failure on any passenger vehicl
Federal-Mogul Motorparts
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance selectd Lumileds LLC, founded by Philips, a subsidiary of Royal Philips, as its preferred supplier of automotive lighting products throughout the North American region.
Philips, Philips Automotive North America, Philips lighting, Philips Vision LED
Multi Parts Supply has changed its name, shortening it to Multi Parts. Coinciding with the name change is launch of the latest evolution of Multi Parts’ corporate website, 3.0.
Multi Parts Supply
Uni-Select Inc. has completed the acquisition, through one of its subsidiaries, of the assets of Duncan Auto Parts Ltd. This acquisition expands Uni-Select’s reach in Pacific Canada.
The Monroe Shocktober promotion is here for September and October, enabling consumers to get four qualifying Monroe or Rancho shocks or struts for the price of three at a participating vehicle service provider or parts store.
Monroe Shockmobile, Monroe, Tenneco
Dayco announced Gordon Hensley has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Research, Development and Engineering (RD&E) and Program Management.
Automakers are investing billions of dollars to put technologies in their cars and light trucks that are not being used by many of the owners of those vehicles, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience (DrIVE) Report.
J.D. Power
Fans of classic and current vehicles cast their votes throughout the summer, ultimately choosing a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro as the grand-prize winner in the Champion Spark Plug “King of the Road” contest.
Champion brands
National Pronto Association added Ancona Autopartes to its membership effective Aug. 13. Ancona has its headquarters in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico and is a leader on the Yucatan Peninsula in aftermarket auto parts.
National Pronto Association
According to a recent study completed by PwC, the global automotive supplier M&A deal value will likely exceed $48 billion in 2015, easily overtaking the previous high in 2007 of $35 billion, as measured by transactions closed within the calendar

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