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.
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Dealers who want a competitive edge and really want to excel in growing their business should stop thinking of aftermarket products as an afterthought. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology will make its debut in the GM product line as early as 2017.
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.
A series of new regulations limiting the copper content of brake components – including a provision that took effect at the beginning of this year – do not put a stop to selling and installing industry products already on the marketplace.

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.