Motor Age

The Car Care Council Women’s Board has announced the new members of the Education and Development, Marketing and Recruitment and Member Development committees.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
With spring and National Car Care Month in full swing, Hankook Tire polled Americans to see how confident they are in their abilities to maintain their cars and repair winter damage.
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Technicians are invited to test the effectiveness of the newly updated OTC Encore diagnostic tool software program — and you can win a prize as well!
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Versatile equipment that works with many vehicles can help independent repair shops get the most profit out of each work bay. That’s why the Forward Lift I10 10,000 pound capacity two-post lift comes with Spot-Rite three-stage fr
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Gold Eagle Co., makers of America’s No. 1 selling brand of fuel stabilizers and ethanol treatments, STA-BIL, is announcing that the company is revolutionizing and expanding its successful STA-BIL 360 product line.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and the MOOG Steering and Suspension-equipped No. 17 Zest Ford earned their first top-five finish of the season and crew chief Nick Sandler won his career-first MOOG “Problem Solver of the Race” Award in the rain-
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Ben Johnson is director of Product Management for Mitchell 1. He is a former automotive repair shop owner and has been involved in leadership roles in the automotive aftermarket for more than 24 years. He explained some overall industry problems, sol
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With vast coverage for both domestic and import applications and hardware included to make installation fast and easy, exhaust manifolds from Graywerks by ATP Automotive are the preferred choice of professional service technicians in the auto care in
ATP Automotive
Jeremy Kahrs, YTC senior director, supply chain, logistics, corporate quality assurance. Kahrs discussed the reasoning behind the plan and how it will help Yokohama and its dealers grow business further.
Jeremy Kahrs, Yokohama, Yokohama Tire


I-CAR® announced that Jeff Peevy, senior director segment development – Collision Repair & Field Operations, has been recruited to lead the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) as its next president.
CHICAGO — Magneti Marelli is offering 20 percent cash back for all customers who purchase $100 in parts every month, but the offer expires June 30!
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CHICAGO — Magneti Marelli is offering 20 percent cash back for all customers who purchase $100 in parts every month, but the offer expires June 30!
autobody news - ABRN
At Automechanika Chicago, April 24-26, Axalta worked with show attendees and customers to showcase its 145-year history, but also its brand flexibility, said Laurie Kronenberg, strategic marketing director, North American Refinish with Axalta Coating
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Chief Automotive Technologies offered two new products, teased a third and pushed a rebranding at Automechanika Chicago, April 24-26.
Brembo is utilizing its booth at Automechanika Chicago not only to display it aftermarket parts range, but also to take advantage of one-on-one contact with the technician.
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Sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015, increased $174 million, or 10%, to $1.90 billion from $1.73 billion for the same period one year ago. Gross profit for the first quarter increased to $987 million, or 51.9% of sale.
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One of the men behind Automechanika Chicago, Michael Johannes, brand manager for Automechanika, spoke live from the tradeshow floor about the event, its roots and what is to come in the automotive aftermarket industry.
Automechanika Chicago
The upcoming Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference, May 13-15 in San Antonio, Texas, will present a panel, “Millennials: Hiring, Managing and Making Way for Millennials,” to help better communicate to the industry how to
Collision Works, a provider of high-quality collision repair services in Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, announces the acquisition of Duvak’s Collision Center, the largest collision repair provider in Southern Oklahoma.

Aftermarket Business

AASA will examine “Technology Game Changers” at the 2015 Technology Conference presented by AASA. This year the conference will be conducted in conjunction with the Automotive Distribution Network technology forum.
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The ones that stick-out the most are the ridiculous and surreal happenings of everyday life in all things automotive. These are three vignettes of life behind a parts counter and dealing with the public.
The new Epicor “Service Insights” app for automotive aftermarket sales professionals is available immediately for use on most Apple iOS and Android-based tablet computers and mobile phones.
Epicor Software
A bill that encourages federal fleet managers to consider purchasing remanufactured auto parts got off to a quick start in this Congress as it passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee with no opposition.
ECOBREX® Parts Canada, a subsidiary of Hardex Brakes Corp., a global leader in automotive aftermarket parts with a distribution network in over 50 countries worldwide, announced the opening of another distribution facility in the United States.
The Parts Authority will host a one-night exclusive trade show from 6 to 10 p.m. April 28 at Citi Field in New York. Only attendees who receive a VIP pass from an authorized Parts Authority salesman will be able to attend. 
Parts Authority trade show
Sales for the Automotive Group were flat compared to the prior year and consisted of core automotive growth of approximately 3% and a slight benefit from acquisitions.
Genuine Parts Company
Leadership of the Automotive Parts Services Group met April 13-14 in Dallas, prior to the start of the Pronto spring membership meeting, to review and finalize several strategic initiatives. More than 500 Pronto members and suppliers were updated on
Automotive Parts Services Group
David Weichenberg has retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of NUCAP.
NUCAP Industries
SKF USA Inc. plans to transfer the production of its factory in Hobart, Okla., to other SKF sealing facilities in North America. This move will result in the eventual closure of the Hobart plant within the next two years.