Motor Age

S. 263, introduced by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., would amend the Clean Air Act by revising the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) program to allow more time to implement the 2015 standards.
Tool Connect features a 3-part inventory management solution that encompasses the Tool Connect Inventory Manager web portal, the updated Tool Connect mobile app, and connected products.
“Fortune favors the bold” goes an old Latin proverb, so when an independent Mercedes-Benz-oriented repair shop in Waltham, Mass., was sold to a dealership, three visionary individuals took it upon themselves to create a new one: European
Robert Bravender
Continental’s North American Automotive Aftermarket business recently showcased at the HDA Truck Pride Show in Orlando, Fla., its heavy-duty coolant tubes that stay rust-free longer than the original equipment parts.
Brake Parts Inc was named a 2016 GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held recently in Orlando, Florida.
Review the shop’s gross profit by each revenue category compared to expectations. Are your buy/sell habits in check with your supplier?
Last week NGK Spark Plugs hosted the YANG regional meet-up in Novi, Michigan at Ascension Brewing Company.
NGK Spark Plugs
There's a need to track recalls that the government isn't filling — and that's why independent companies are filling in the gaps with machine learning.
ASA held its first Connected CARS event May 18-19 in Detroit. The event provided an in-depth look at the technical aspects of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
The first in a series of videos has been posted to the MAHLE Aftermarket North America YouTube Channel documenting the building of the MAHLE Ford Mustang at Petty’s Garage, the grand prize in the MAHLE “Drive with the Original” Tech


The Valspar Corporation has expanded production capacity of its automotive refinish coatings products at U.S.-based manufacturing facilities.
After my 30 years in the people business, I can tell you that my wise grandmother was absolutely spot on when she said, “Do not judge a book by its cover. I am telling you, you’d better look at them from the inside, out.”
Mike Jones
Throughout the course of the three-day weekend, collision shop owners, their spouses, parts vendors and Management Success staff members addressed hot trade topics such as scanning, DRPs and employee management.
Management Success
Service King Collision Repair Centers today announced the organization officially eclipsed another milestone by surpassing 250 successful hires through its ongoing veterans initiative – Mission 2 Hire.
Service King
Dynabrade, Inc is proud to introduce the New Dynorbital Extreme Series of Random Orbital Sanders.
When something doesn’t go right with a job in one of our shops, it’s almost always because someone deviated from our system. They skipped a step, for example, usually not because they’re being lazy or trying to cut corners, but just
Ryan Cropper
Many find it easier to start off with very basic methods, get everyone onboard then have the option to migrate to more advanced or dynamic systems.
The announcement comes as Service King finalized a deal to partner with Wilson’s Auto Collision Inc., located at 4365 E. Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs.
Service King
The Women’s Industry Network (WIN®) is committed to continuing its mission of engaging women in the Collision Repair Industry, and we depend upon the support and generosity of individuals and organizations in the industry to do so.
Women's Industry Network
At the 2017 VisionPLUS Performance Group Business Conference, BASF awarded 2016 Shop of the Year designations to seven collision repair shops.

Aftermarket Business

Prepare to take a beating on your inventory on hand. If you are lucky, you will get 50 cents on the dollar from either a warehouse return, or, another store buying selective lines.
AutoZone reported net sales of $2.6 billion for its third quarter ended May 6, 2017, an increase of 1.0% from the third quarter of fiscal 2016.
The border adjustment tax, which would impose a new 20 percent tax on imported goods and services, would result in a $20 billion per year tax increase on automotive parts.
Auto Care Association
Standard Motor Products (SMP) was chosen by the Federated membership as Outstanding Vendor of the Year.
Federated Auto Parts
The Lodi Group of Monterrey, Mexico, has acquired the assets of ATP Inc. Under new ownership, the company begins operation as Automotive Technology Products LLC.
The Colombian market's medium and heavy trucks represent almost 10 percent of the cars and light trucks combined, compared to other countries’ ratios, such as Mexico’s with 3 percent to 4 percent.
Evaristo Garcia
The sales decrease of 3% was primarily driven by the comparable store sales decline of 2.7%, which reflects the sequential timing impacts from the fourth quarter related to the shift in holiday timing and other factors.
Advance Auto Parts
The event provided a forum for NEXUS North America founding partners, The Automotive Distribution Network, Automotive Parts Associates and VIPAR Heavy Duty, to meet with current and prospective global supplier partners.
NEXUS North America
Six professional technicians will win the powersports vehicle of their choice. In addition, the Alliance is giving away 150 Visa gift cards, totaling $25,000.
Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
The MOOG brand was recognized for excellence in developing and delivering product information – including application data, product attribute data and digital assets – that drives success at the point of sale.
Advance Auto Parts