Motor Age

Tenneco has made it even easier to access the Walker catalytic converter product line by introducing a convenient VIN search feature on
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The all-new Service Professionals Program at AAPEX will feature customized education sessions, facilitated roundtable discussions, in-booth technical demonstrations and networking events to address what’s keeping shop owners and repair professi
The Automotive Service Association (ASA)-PA has announced Capital Direct, a credit card processing company, as a new benefit provider for its members.
Automotive Service Association, ASA
Snap-on Software Upgrade 14.2 supercharges the Snap-on family of diagnostic tools for stronger starts and faster finishes, allowing technicians to expand their diagnostic capabilities to fuel efficiency and productivity in the bay.
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Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet led a race-high 138 laps and crew chief Keith Rodden took home his second MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristo
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Todd Westerlund, president and CEO of Kukui Corporation, will speak at the 2014 Mudstock Training Summit, slated for Sept. 3-5, 2014 in Adairsville, Ga.
Todd Westerlund, Kukui
The good folks at Continental Automatic Transmissions in Bridgeview, Ill., gave me a heads up if a new style 2014 model year 09G transmission now on the road.
The U140/240 and 150/250 front wheel drive series transmissions has had and continues to have issues related to the quality of shift transitions. Most times resetting the shift adapts after repairs, rebuild or the replacement of a transmission handle
ATSG has had many years dealing with great techs in shops around the world. In diagnosing problems with them, they often times share with us other problems they have struggled with and resolved.
Changing the sensor and cleaning the connector will fix the problem but if the hose leak isn’t addressed, it will only be a matter of time before this problem repeats itself.


The National Auto Body Council is now accepting nominations for seven open board seats to be elected at its upcoming annual meeting Nov. 5.
National Auto Body Council
The Boyd Group announced the opening of a new Gerber Collision & Glass Repair Center in Spokane, Wash.
Gerber Collision
Car-O-Liner has hired Dan Trahey as manager of technical training.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced its latest courses and training sites for the fourth quarter of 2014. 
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
The decision by Farmers Insurance to remove Most Favored Nation clauses from insurer direct repair programs garnered praise and support from the Automotive Service Association.
Farmers Insurance
An SCRS and SEMA donated prize package that includes a trip for two to attend the SEMA Show, was awarded to Sandy Martin, automotive instructor at Starmount High School in Boonville, NC.
Society of Collision Repair Specialists
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. has signed on to join the CCC TRUE Parts Network, an electronic automotive parts quoting and e-procurement network.
MSOs need to leverage social media sites to maintain their online visibility.
Private equity firms are taking profits because the time is ripe in the automotive aftermarket to make extraordinary profits. 
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BMW and joint-venture partner SGL are embarking on a $200-million expansion of their carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) plant in Moses Lake, Wash. The auto industry will turn to CFRP as a material of the future.
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.’s Service Solutions division named Terry Taylor head of sales. He will be responsible for all sales for MAHLE Service Solutions, including what was the former MAHLE RTI division.
Terry Taylor
MAM Software is helping Weathers Auto Supply update its technology by implementing Autopart business management software teamed with online e-commerce and cataloging tools.
MAM Software
Fleetio is a software tool for fleet operators that allows them to log and track vehicle maintenance schedules using their mobile phones and OBDII devices.
Matt Chapman
Big data has arrived in the aftermarket, with the potential to improve supply chain operations from inventory forecasting to pricing.
Motorcar Parts of America announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 2.4 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26 per share.
Motorcar Parts of America
The next round of fuel efficiency/greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for trucks moved to the top of the agenda of the federal government.
Eagle Ottawa is the world's largest supplier of automotive leather with annual sales of approximately $1 billion.
Lear Corporation
Philips Automotive North America, a division of Royal Philips, has developed special packaging to prevent piracy and protect customers from buying counterfeit Philips Xenon HID lighting.
Philips anti-counterfeit Xenon HID