You don’t want to be in the dark when called upon to help shine some light on meeting the vehicle lighting needs of your DIFM and DIY customers. Having evolved into becoming more complicated than simply pushing in a matching bulb, obtaining the necessary education to impart illuminating repair and replacement information is taking on heightened importance.
Automotive accessories contribute billions in revenue to the auto industry. In fact, half of new auto buyers install $250+ worth of accessories, with corresponding average per vehicle spending near $1,000, according to Foresight Research.
Horizon Global Corporation, a leading manufacturer of branded towing and trailering equipment, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Westfalia-Automotive and Terwa, collectively referred to as the Westfalia Group (Westfalia), a leading global towing company.
Thorough training is a must for warehouse distributors, retail managers, sales personnel and installers of aftermarket audio and infotainment equipment in the increasingly complex and sophisticated $2-billion mobile electronics segment.
With three Middle East countries being among the top 10 richest countries in the world, there is a slew of affluent consumers who want to customize their luxury vehicles. They are only limited by their money and imagination, both of which have no shortage.
In 2014 the full-service Motorcars automotive network established its Motorcars Mobility Sales & Service center to accommodate the needs of disabled drivers requiring specialized vehicles, repairs and maintenance. General Manager Ken Rainey recently answered a series of questions about the conversion process and how the marketing mix was implemented.
More than 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada report having transportation issues relating to physical challenges; 6 million of them are veterans, a figure that has jumped by 25 percent since 2001.
With global demand for disabled-friendly vehicles experiencing unprecedented growth, the need for obtaining expert education for both business owners and technicians is critical when venturing into this segment, according to Dave Hubbard, executive director and CEO of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA).
The mayor of Chicago and executives from Advanstar Communications and Messe Frankfurt introduced Automechanika Chicago, a new trade show that will focus on shop-level training for technicians and product discovery.
Pep Boys is spicing up its relatively recent retail and wholesale sales presence within the specialty equipment marketplace by sponsoring a new “West Coast Customs” television show on the Fox Sports Network.