Motor Age

After rebuilding a ZF6HP26 transmission, it is frustrating to say the least when you discover harsh, bumpy or clunky type shifts on a road test.
The JF011E is a JATCO-made CVT that has such a presence on the road today, it comes as no surprise that many shops have chosen to take on repairing this simple transmission.
The newly updated Rapid Profit Management (RPM) ToolKit™ from Auto Profit Masters gives shop owners the ability to have real-time updates on critical data, removing manual data entry from the equation.
Auto Profit Masters
Vizoop offers everything you need to make social media marketing fast, easy, and effective. 
A new spacer plate is available for the 6L80 series transmission due to an 8th ball being added to the upper valve body
Tackling a 1999 Ford Ranger with a 3.0 liter V6, automatic transmission, 4WD and 175,432 miles that runs rough and has the MIL on.
Nicholas Conti from Falconer, N.Y. was recently named the 2015 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student during the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held in Joliet, Ill.
Snap-on has recently added Quick Tips training videos to its website and YouTube channel to help professional technicians speed up their diagnostic capabilities.
The Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle uses no gasoline and emits nothing but water vapor.
Sprintex USA is adding new charge to the late model Dodge Challenger equipped with a 3.6L V6 Pentastar engine by introducing a fully integrated supercharger system for 2012 to current models.


Michael Freeman, market segment manager, automotive refinish with BASF, was jazzed about some new technologies and customer offerings that his company presented during the NACE/CARS show in Detroit. 
 In achieving their certification, CARSTAR Russom’s Dyersburg is now officially recognized by Assured Performance, FCA, GM, Enterprise, Ford, Nissan.
OEConnection and PartsTrader are integrating to allow quote requests and orders from PartsTrader to be processed in the OEC dealer portal through the CollisionLink procurement solution.  
Assured Performance Collision Care, Inc., a non-profit consumer advocacy organization, announced its 2015 - 2017 Board of Directors. 
Assured Performance
CARSTAR is expanding in Southern California with the addition of CARSTAR Allstar Collision, Inc. in Corona, Calif., to North America’s largest collision repair network.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts
The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition and opening of four collision repair centers in the state of Utah under the Gerber Collision & Glass name.
Gerber Collision & Glass
With more than 6,600 automotive industry professionals visiting the Expo and 8,000-plus throughout Detroit attending NACE | CARS and related Industry Week events, the turnout was up slightly from last year and headed in the right direction for the fu
Service King Collision Repair Centers announced further expansion in the Knoxville, Tenn. market after reaching an agreement to partner with Downtown Autobody.
Service King Collision Repair Centers
Fix Auto USA has announced the addition of ten new franchise locations, bringing the organization’s franchise total to 75.
Fix Auto
The Connecticut Supreme Court reversed the $34.7 million judgment against The Hartford Fire Insurance Company from 2009, a move AASP/NJ called mind boggling.

Aftermarket Business

Uni-Select Inc. reported financial results with increased adjusted earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.
With the old system, they had a limited ability to capture important information on customer buying patterns. They couldn’t easily spot a sudden decline in friction purchases, for example – a decline that likely meant another jobber had g
Scott Thompson, Epicor
The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) is now accepting nominations for its annual awards to be presented at the AWDA conference in conjunction with AAPEX in Las Vegas in November.
Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association, AWDA,
Sales for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, increased $188 million, or 10%, to $2.04 billion from $1.85 billion for the same period one year ago.
O'Reilly Automotive
The sweet spot volume of vehicles has been declining over the last few years to its current volume at 89.4 million vehicles and will continue to decline for the next two years due to the low volumes of new vehicles sold during the Great Recession of
The combined average age of all light vehicles on the road in the U.S. has climbed slightly to 11.5 years, based on a snapshot of vehicles in operation (VIO) taken Jan. 1 of this year, according to IHS Automotive.
IHS Automotive
The Auto International Association (AIA), a segment of the Auto Care Association, is now accepting nominations for the 2015 AIA People Awards. The awards honor the excellence of individuals in the import auto care industry. 
Auto Care Association
ContiTech unveiled its new-look North American headquarters in Fairlawn, Ohio, today, and ContiTech NAFTA CEO Jim Hill pledged that the new organization would focus on informing its customers and the public about the new name and new brands created b
ContiTech sign
Terry McCormack will step down as CEO of CARDONE Industries, but will continue as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Stan Gowisnock will be CARDONE's new President and CEO effective August 3, 2015.
Stan Gowisnock
Arch Auto Parts, a leading aftermarket auto parts supplier in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, has a recently renovated and updated store that tested successfully in the face of an unexpected emergency.
Arch Auto Parts