Motor Age

It took Mike Wheeler, interim crew chief for Denny Hamlin and the MOOG Steering and Suspension-equipped No. 11 FedEx Toyota, just three starts to earn his first MOOG “Problem Solver of the Race” Award.
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The Fel-Pro Gaskets brand has introduced two innovative Fel-Pro PermaTorque MLS multi-layer-steel head gaskets that address a common combustion sealing issue encountered in 6.0L diesel engines.
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BorgWarner supplies its mini direct-acting variable force solenoid (VFS) for General Motors’ global front-wheel drive 6-speed automatic transmission program (GF6). 
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New redesigned coils for BMWs from Bosch, [part numbers 0 221 504 464/00124 and 0 221 504 407/00044] have had a number of automotive service technicians wondering what happened to the “snap.”
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a statistical projection of traffic fatalities for the first three months of 2014. 
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KYB Americas has announced the completed expansion of the KYB Technical Center. The Technical Center operates next to KYB’s 575,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Franklin, Ind.
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CRP Automotive, a source of OE-quality replacement and service parts, is the first to market with ContiTech replacement belts for applications that use start/stop technology. 
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Service operations representatives from 12 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) already have confirmed their participation in the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Fall 2014 General Meeting at AAPEX.
Raybestos brand brakes has expanded its social media program with a new Facebook page and Twitter feed for automotive service professionals and other important industry audiences.
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The National Green Garage Challenge program is pleased to announce that Lauren Bailey, Manager of Regulatory Initiatives for National Auto Dealers Association (NADA), will be the guest speaker for an educational webinar entitled, “How EPA Educa
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The PPG Fall MVP Business Solutions Conference, focused on helping attendees gain a competitive edge, will be held Sept. 21-23 in Nashville, Tenn.
Parts and repair costs will remain a point of contention between insurers and shops, but carriers face challenges on other fronts as well.
Gerber Collision & Glass,  a member of the National Auto Body Council , has restored a vehicle as part of Recycled Rides, a nationwide vehicle donation program that provides vehicles to families in need.
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Caliber Collision Centers opened a new 15,000 square foot location in Tomball in the greater Houston area of Texas.
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A survey by the Northwest Automotive Trades Association put two smaller Northwest-based insurers — Oregon Mutual and Mutual of Enumclaw — among the best, along with USAA, while State Farm slid this year from first to fourth ranked.
Scuderi Auto Body CARSTAR in Rockville, Md., is celebrating its 60th anniversary with an open house.
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A team of chemists presented research from an international collaboration at the American Chemical Society National Meeting & Expo that aims to help coating formulators select a solvent that provides optimal final film properties.
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PartsTrader has successfully processed it 1,000,000th parts job since it launched its online marketplace in February 2012.
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey’s Labor Pool can help shops find employees and potential employees find shops.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has introduced Senate Bill 2760, the Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Enhancement Act of 2014, which would reauthorize funding for NHTSA to target recalls.

Aftermarket Business

Federal-Mogul Motorparts announced the launch of an extensive new North American technical and product support program to extend its reach to local vehicle service businesses.
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Twenty-seven heavy-duty aftermarket professionals gathered at Northwood University for the third-annual Heavy Duty Leadership education conference, Aug. 3-8.
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Advance Auto Parts announced its financial results for the second quarter ended July 12, 2014. Second quarter comparable cash earnings per diluted share (EPS) were $2.08, an increase of 30% versus the second quarter last year.
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WORLDPAC announces the opening of a new regional warehouse facility in San Mateo, Calif. 
Cliff Hovis, president of Hovis Auto and Truck Supply, was recently honored with the Federated Industry Advocacy Award.
Federated Auto Parts
Collision repairers prefer to get their parts from auto parts retailers (33 percent) with dealerships (24 percent) and jobbers (23) a close second and third option, according to the Aftermarket Business World Collision Shop Study. 
MAT Holdings and Honeywell reached an agreement under which MAT Holdings is granted an exclusive license for the use of the BENDIX trademark on automotive braking products to be sold in the U.S.
Private equity funds managed by Blackstone announced the acquisition of Alliance Automotive Group, the leading wholesale distributor of automotive parts in France and the UK, from Weinberg Capital Partners.
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Automotive Parts Associates (APA Group) welcomes five new members to its growing membership rolls.
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DENSO released its 2014 First Time Fit® Oxygen and Air/Fuel Sensor Catalog that includes 70 new sensor part numbers and covers an additional 3.6 million units in operation.