Motor Age

Courtesy Auto Service and Tire in Tacoma, Wash., is committed to taking care of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) military service members: active-duty, veterans, reserves, retirees and their families.  
Courtesy Auto Service
By using the GOLO OBD interface with any of the newly released LAUNCH Android-based Scan Tool tablets, the shop owner or technician will now have the ability to perform remote vehicle diagnostics on customer’s OBDII vehicles.  
New research from Google into the purchasing behavior of retail tire customers shows a marked increase in online tire purchases.   
This big brake kit represents the ultimate brake system upgrade with stiffer calipers, larger rotors, higher friction pads, braided stainless steel lines and all of the necessary mounting hardware and brackets to complete the job.  
The first two winners of the Champion Spark Plug brand’s annual $125,000 “Search for a Champion” motorsports sponsorship contest added to their growing lists of honors by posting impressive victories in key early-season national dra
ATP Automotive cabin air filters are now available for 2015 Audi A4, A5, Q5, Allroad, S4 and RS5 vehicles as well as Volkswagen CC, Eos, Golf, Jetta AF and Beetle models.   
ATP Automotive
LAUNCH Tech USA has been named the Matco Tools Supplier of the Year for 2013.   
LAUNCH TECH USA award from Matco
The new was updated "to be extremely user-friendly and easy-to-navigate with new features and upgrades."
Chad Knaus, crew chief for six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, received Federal-Mogul’s MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award after the No. 48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished third in the
Moog, steering, suspension
After a three-month contest, a grand prize winner for's (with collaboration with NUCAP Industries) Bad Brake Pad Contest has been chosen.  
Ivy Palmer photo


I-CAR is offering a limited-time promotional offer on two all-new training bundles from the Intro to Collision Repair Series.
I-CAR, training
CARSTAR Collision North in St. Louis, Mo., has joined the CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts family.
Nagy’s Collision Specialists owners Ron and Dan Nagy have opened Nagy’s Power Sports in Wadsworth, Ohio.
Sign up for Meguiar’s Ultimate Sweepstakes online to win a trip to SEMA 2014, along with weekly product prizes and retailer gift cards.
The AASP-MN legislative proposal which would have prohibited insurers from requiring shops to utilize specific vendors was not given a hearing in the legislative session.
Flint Mobile has added invoicing, coupons, Apple Passbook support and other enhancements to its no-card-reader mobile payment app.
Flint Mobile
Collision Works opens its fourth location with the acquisition of Darren’s Paint and Body in Newcastle, Okla.
Collision Works
CCC ONE’s contact center solution creates a single, central location for shops to view incoming assignments, contact customers, schedule jobs and dispatch work.
The Ford Collision Parts Truckload Program added 38 new parts and reduced prices by 11 percent to help deliver high-quality, cost-effective repairs.
IBIS 2014 in Barcelona, Spain is themed “Best Practice” and will address MSO staff relation issues, retail models and the future of the industry.
IBIS 2014

Aftermarket Business

Thomas C. Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genuine Parts Company, said that sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, were $3.6 billion, up 13% compared to $3.2 billion in the first quarter of 2013. 
Genuine Parts Company
Standard Motor Products formed a joint venture with Gwo Yng Enterprise Co. Ltd., and announced the acquisition of assets of Annex Manufacturing, a privately held company, for approximately $11.5 million.
Standard Motor Products
The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship program website,, received a record-setting 607 completed applications from students seeking the 2014-2015 awards.
Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, GAAS
Full service automotive aftermarket suppliers are optimistic and have a positive outlook for 2014, according to responses to the first quarter 2014 “Aftermarket Supplier Barometer” survey conducted by AASA.
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, AASA
Late last year, Timken joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of more than 130 companies across the United States with a shared objective to hire 100,000 armed forces veterans by the end of 2020.
The Pep Boys- Manny, Moe & Jack will be featuring new apparel and accessories lines in stores nationwide by early May.
The Pep Boys
The improved economic environment in developing and developed economies is restoring business confidence and pushing up the global sales volumes of medium-heavy duty trucks. 
Frost & Sullivan
Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation established Hopkins Canada, Inc. in Blenheim, Ontario Canada.
Hopkins Canada
Green Automotive Company has closed its acquisition of Blackhawk Manufacturing and its affiliated companies for a value of $6m of Green Automotive’s common stock at $0.05 per share, which equals 120m shares.
As part of BPI’s commitment to enhance product sales and simplify distribution for its customers, the brake parts manufacturer added Doug Koch as packaging manager to its Corporate Product Department.
Brake Parts Inc.