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Dorman Products has launched a totally redesigned websites for the automotive, heavy duty and Spanish markets.
Dorman Products
Robert Bosch LLC, a worldwide supplier of automotive parts and systems to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the independent aftermarket, has announced the launch of its “Engine Management for All” promotion.
Bosch
Big O Tires has reopened its location in San Jose, Calif.; this marks the 100th location in the state of California for Big O Tires.
From the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 to the 2016 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn., the Monroe Shockmobiles traveled extensively – more than 10,000 miles – through the United States and Canada this past summer.
Monroe Shockmobile
MEYLE introduced its revamped brand identity sending a clear message: "Driver‘s best friend".
MEYLE
The Auto Care Association has announced the recipients of the Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education and Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Awards for 2016-2017.
Pennsylvania House Bill (HB) 2297 would require state vehicle safety inspections to include a review of any potential safety recalls and notify the owner or driver of the vehicle if the vehicle is subject to a recall.
ASA
This year, professionals will be able to see and compare even more products and services as the NARSA Mobile Heat Transfer/ Heating/ Air Conditioning section expands from one section to two sections at AAPEX 2016.
AAPEX
Winner of one-of-a-kind classic car to be announced at AAPEX
Raybestos
The e-brief is full of information to help educate motorists to “be car care aware,” such as seasonal maintenance tips, auto care articles and more.
Car Care Council

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Pro Spot International, manufacturer of tools and equipment for the collision repair industry, had another successful exhibition at Automechanika trade fair held from Sept 13-17, 2016, in Frankfurt, Germany.
Pro Spot
Service King Collision Repair Centers one of the fastest-growing comprehensive automotive repair companies in the U.S., was officially named the No. 3 Best Place to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth, as announced by The Dallas Business Journal.
Service King
CARSTAR is teaming up with the National Auto Body Council and others in the collision industry to educate drivers about being smarter and safer in the car.
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The repair center continues Service King’s rapid growth in the market and is located conveniently at 11075 Highway 92 in Woodstock, Ga.
Service King
PPG continued its commitment to custom car restorers with a two-day restoration seminar at the company’s Business Development Center in Wixom, Mich., Aug. 16–17.
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The gift of a new vehicle helped change the lives of needy families in 15 cities across the country this past weekend as part of a massive giveaway effort conducted by Service King Collision Repair Centers and its teammates.
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BASF distributor, Albert Kemperle, Inc. has expanded its distribution of BASF Automotive Refinish paint brands, Glasurit, R-M and Limco in Florida. The new location in Fort Myers, Florida opened last month.
BASF
The 2017 Women’s Industry Network Sponsorship Campaign will begin its second decade as an organization that remains committed to its mission of engaging women in the collision repair industry.
WIN
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) launched the collision industry-centric SCRS Career Center.
SCRS
PPG has received approval from American Honda Motor Co., Inc., for use of its NEXA AUTOCOLOR 2K, DELTRON, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM, ENVIROBASE® High Performance and AQUABASE Plus products for warranty repairs of Acura and Honda vehicles in the Unit
PPG

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A recent survey of manufacturing executives indicates many respondents (67 percent) are pressing ahead with plans to invest in data analytics even as they pare back spending in other areas to combat tough business conditions.
Honeywell
Autologic Diagnostics, a worldwide provider of a cloud-based, vehicle-connected aftermarket automotive diagnostic solution, appointed Allan Heller national sales manager.
Autologic Diagnostics
More and more repair shops are using social media for marketing. Learn how it can boost your repair shop marketing.
To build a successful team you need to know what makes a potential team player tick and how they interact. The best way to accomplish this is through personality testing.
Saudi Arabia’s thriving auto aftermarket trade, valued at nearly US$2.6 billion in 2015, has attracted the attention of global manufacturers, as they lay down plans to grow their business interests.
Automechanika
The auto industry is facing off against the cable television, cell phone and other Wi-Fi-dependent sectors in an effort to preserve the radio spectrum reserved for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications.
The central theme at Automechanika Frankfurt, the world's largest showcase for the independent aftermarket in 2016, was "Tomorrow's Service & Mobility." A record 
4,820 exhibitors from 76 countries took part.
Automechanika Frankfurt
Telematics advances access for repair shops, but poses vehicle security risks
That Tesla crash resulting in the driver's death has cast a shadow on the efforts of Tesla, Google and other companies that have been testing autonomous vehicles for several years now.
The Auto Care Association has signed a joint coalition letter to Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, detailing concerns as a result of the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy and urging the department to facilitate resolution.
Auto Care Association

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