Aftermarket Business

Dayco
Dayco added Interactive Routing Guides to its North American Aftermarket website, DaycoProducts.com. This latest online feature gives end-users a more efficient way to find replacements parts.
Monroe Thermo Quiet brakes
The Wagner Brake brand from Federal-Mogul Motorparts has expanded its replacement brake pad coverage with the addition of several new premium pad sets available for more than 1.1 million late-model vehicles.
Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (AAPA) announced July 31 that 30 students have been selected to receive the 2015 Advancing the Aftermarket and General College Scholarship. 
Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association, AWDA,
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.
Scott Thompson, Epicor
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
Uni-Select
Uni-Select Inc. reported financial results with increased adjusted earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.
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
O'Reilly Automotive
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.
IHS Automotive
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.
Auto Care Association
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. 

Special Reports

Customers tend to listen to recommendations from auto repair professionals when purchasing vehicle parts, according to the Auto Service Franchise study in the July issue of Aftermarket Business World. The study surveyed franchise owners and mana