Aftermarket Business

NHTSA isn't waiting for Congressional authorization to make some changes. The agency is in the midst of tinkering with tire identification numbers (TINs) to help facilitate recalls.
Dealers who want a competitive edge and really want to excel in growing their business should stop thinking of aftermarket products as an afterthought. 
MAM Software
MAM will demonstrate its automotive aftermarket software products in booth #1873 at AAPEX from November 4th-6th at the Sands Expo Center; and in booth #40083 at SEMA from November 4th-7th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, AASA
Patrick Enniss, catalog manager of the Wix Filtration Division of Affinia Group, has joined the Board of Governors of the Technology Council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association.
Joe Swaim
Joe Swaim, senior business application consultant at International Business Systems, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the supply chain technology needs of small and mid-sized distributors.
Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology will make its debut in the GM product line as early as 2017.
Aftermarket Foundation
The Executive Committee of the Aftermarket Foundation announced that, in order to meet growing needs within the automotive aftermarket industry, it is commencing a hiring search for a full-time Executive Director.
Donaldson Company
Donaldson Company was awarded a 2014 Supplier Award by Volvo Group Purchasing in the category Aftermarket Excellence.
Lou Camilli, Enerpulse
Leaving Major League baseball behind and armed with a mathematics degree from Texas A&M University, Camilli scored in the aftermarket by inventing the Pulstar spark plug and establishing Enerpulse Inc.
University of the Aftermarket Foundation
The annual Automotive Supply Associates (ASA)/Sanel Auto Parts golf outing donated proceeds from the event to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in memory of George Segal, chairman of ASA/Sanel, who passed away in August.

Special Reports

Auto technicians say that quality and brand are the two most important reasons they buy a particular aftermarket product, according to the 2014 Aftermarket Business World Technician Attitude Study.