Motor Age

Just in time for the holidays, Snap-on is offering a limited edition SOLUS™ Edge (EESC320EURSS) with a stainless steel style bezel and the latest European software, while supplies last.
Koda Colbert of Wilsonville, Oregon was named the 2016 Mitchell 1/ Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician of the Future as part of the ASE Fall Board of Governors Meeting and Technician Recognition Awards, held recently in Concord, North Caro
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Women in Auto Care, formerly the Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB), announced Tammy (Chaffee) Tecklenburg is its new president
TBC Corporation (TBC), one of the nation’s largest marketers of automotive services and replacement tires, announced its recipients of the 2016 ASE Technician of the Year Award.
ACDelco has introduced General Motors Original Equipment (OE) engine component gasket kits to help aftermarket customers get the OE replacement parts they need.
Autologic Diagnostics, the provider of the world’s first and only fully integrated cloud-connected vehicle diagnostic support solution, announced that has entered into a licensing agreement with Volvo Car Corporation.
Meineke Car Care Centers announced a revolutionary innovation in vehicle maintenance – the Meineke Revvy, a vehicle connectivity system that puts auto maintenance on auto pilot and delivers freedom and peace-of-mind for America’s drivers.
Standard Motor Products, Inc. announced the release of the SMP® Parts App 2.0, available for download on the App Store and Google Play Store.
Standard Motor Products
Standard Motor Products, Inc. announced the Grand Prize winner of its TechSmart “Show Us Your Shop” Contest: George Robinson of Smith’s Auto Service in Jacksonville, NC.
Standard Motor Products
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. introduced 81 new part numbers in the third quarter of 2016 as part of the company’s continuing product line expansion.


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The new Chief Aluminum Dust Extractor 63L combines an economical purchase price with innovative features designed to increase operational longevity as well as collision repair shop productivity.
Chief Automotive
The Collision Repair Education Foundation is requesting year-end in-kind donations of products, tools, equipment and spare parts that will be distributed to high school and college collision school programs.
Successful businesses are great at developing relationships.
State Farm has ceased use of its Auto Repair Facility Survey program to help determine auto body Labor Rates in areas of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, the insurer said on Monday, December 5.
AR Direct is proud to sponsor both Collision Industry Conference and National Auto Body Council events for the 2017 NABC Golf Fundraiser in Palm Springs, California.
AR Direct
The CollisionLink parts ordering and fulfillment solution will allow Hyundai’s network of dealers to access competitive pricing on eligible OE parts and expand their market penetration in the U.S.
The newly formed North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) joined the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) as its newest affiliate association.
Online registration is now open for NABC's Annual Golf Fundraiser, Wednesday, January 11, in Palm Springs, California, at the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort.
Kyle Bossick has only been with Ocean Bay Auto Body for six months; however, to shop owner and AASP/NJ board member, Ted Rainer, it’s as if he’s been a part of the team for years.

Aftermarket Business

Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has selected US Motor Works and Gates Corporation to become the preferred vendors for water pumps to shareholders, effective immediately.
Automotive Parts Associates
The CCE will further Centric Parts’ initiative of growing national distribution share in the aftermarket with the best in Category Management, Sales Support and Supply Analysis.
Centric Parts
Everyday purchases made at Amazon can help the University of the Aftermarket Foundation provide scholarships and educational opportunities to deserving students seeking a career in the auto care industry.
University of the Aftermarket Foundation
AutoZone reported net sales of $2.5 billion for its first quarter (12 weeks) ended November 19, 2016, an increase of 3.4% from the first quarter of fiscal 2016 (12 weeks). Domestic same store sales, or sales for stores open at least one year, increas
Manufacturers, distributors, associations and repairers need to work together to try to keep counterfeit parts out of the aftermarket supply chain.
SKF USA appointedf George Garner as Director of OES Truck Sales for the SKF Vehicle Service Market (VSM), North America Business Unit. Ray Bihn will assume Garner’s current position as Vice President of Automotive Sales for the SKF VSM, North A
OEMs, vehicle part manufacturers and  aftermarket stakeholders support OBD cybersecurity efforts while ensuring the necessary vehicle data access for  OEM and aftermarket repair facilities.
Tenneco’s Rancho performance suspension and shock brand will be the official sponsor of Jeep Jamboree USA (JJUSA) for its 2017 adventure program.
During AAPEX, the company showcased the latest version of Autopart, its Windows based point-of-sale, inventory and e-commerce system for parts distributors, dealers and jobbers.
MAM Software
FinishMaster, a subsidiary of Uni-Select, has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Autobody Supply Company.


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