Aftermarket Business

Genuine Parts Company
GPC will acquire Monroe Motor Products, which was founded in 1917 and is based in Rochester, N.Y. It is a leading regional automotive parts distributor with 17 stores and a large hub location.
eBay Motors
Virtual Tech enables buyers to shop and connect with Automotive Service Excellence certified techs via an add-on cost. The service gives buyers expert advice on what to purchase and how to install parts.
Kevin McGirl
Commoditization is increasing and when consumers are unable to distinguish between two suppliers’ parts and services, their decision largely comes down to cost, making it hard for smaller players to compete.
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Vertical Development received the 2016-2017 Excellence in Service and Support award from Mighty Distributing System of America.
Genuine Parts Company
Third quarter sales for the Automotive Group were up 3.6% including an approximate 1% comparable sales increase.
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Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper’s Road Warrior Weekend promotional trip winners completed their final laps last week at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Matthew Brown of Lawson Products and its Kent Automotive division provides a detailed account of the Lawson/Kent internal training programs.  
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It's possible that someday the vehicle's OBD port might disappear entirely, so all the diagnostic data that technicians currently obtain through the OBD port will only be available through the telematics system.
Lawson Products and its Kent Automotive division offers products and training to collision repair centers, dealership groups, independent body shops and mechanical repair shops.
Epicor
Epicor is introducing a graphics-based electronic catalog interface designed to help automotive parts providers speed the lookup of all aftermarket or OE components needed for a specific repair.

Special Reports

Consumers who purchase auto parts are likely to compare prices before buying, but they are not influenced to buy by the lowest price available, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2017 Consumer Attitude Study.

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Last week, the Aftermarket Business World team attended the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas from November 3-5. Take a look at some of our photos and top stories below....Read more