Motor Age

Looking to help fleet owners get the strongest return on their tire investment and boost their bottom lines, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is launching a new, dedicated commercial tire website,
Yokohama Tire, Yokohama Tire Corporation
Redline Detection, an industry leader in OEM-mandated diagnostic leak detection equipment, announced the winner of its 2015 Redline Rock Star Performance Award: Rob McNees of Truck Centers, Inc.
Redline Rock Star, Redline Detection
The American Petroleum Institute (API) announced that Northeast Lubricants, a three-location motor oil distributor headquartered in Cleveland has been licensed under API’s Motor Oil Matters (MOM) program
Bosch offers, a website designed to provide information and education necessary to help diesel vehicle owners and technicians make the right choice when purchasing replacement injectors for vehicle service.
Bosch, diesel fuel injector
Centerforce Clutches is keeping the art of the drive alive through the “Get Your Shift Together” video contest.
Centerforce, Centerforce clutches, Centerforce fans
Philips Automotive North America, a division of Royal Philips, has just launched a new, dedicated website to support the latest Philips automotive lighting innovation, Philips Vision LEDs.
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Meineke Car Care Center, the nearly 1,000-unit, aftermarket auto franchise, is poised for paralleled growth as consumers place a greater focus on preventive maintenance and entrepreneurs seek franchising opportunities.
meineke, Meineke Car Care
Paul Menard and the MOOG Steering and Suspension-equipped No. 27 FVP/Menards Chevrolet SS posted their first top-five finish of the season and crew chief Justin Alexander earned MOOG Problem Solver of the Race honors during the NASCAR Sprin
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Right to Repair legislation has been reintroduced in the New Jersey Assembly. Assembly Bill 230 addresses the availability of service information to independent repair shops. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) calls on all New Jersey repairers
OTC has released the industry’s first all-in-one tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) tool with wireless OBDII dongle, activation and relearn capabilities. 
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BASF Canada recently helped its oldest North American customer, Garage Paul Belanger in Quebec, celebrate its 60th anniversary.
Garage Paul Belanger
Auto Art Body Shop has opened two additional locations in Mt. Juliet and Nashville, Tenn., bringing its total number of locations to seven.
The composition of the industry’s top MSOs is quickly transforming as more and more are acquired by the Big Four consolidators, according to research by Focus Investment Bankers.
Each strategy posed to collision shop owners today — buy, sell or hold — pose inherent risk, as well as potential rewards. Which is best for you?
We can develop a new fair and reasonable way to overcome new technology and training costs, and a new structural aluminum rate may be one answer.
Matt Parker, owner of Parker Auto Body in Monroe, La., announced that he is running for state insurance commissioner.
Matt Parker
Spanesi Americas has expanded it building footprint and doubled both the warehouse and training space in Naperville, Ill.
The Automotive Recyclers Association is warning consumers about the growing danger of counterfeit automotive parts in the marketplace and urging them to utilize quality, recycled original equipment manufacturer parts supplied by professional automoti
Automotive Recyclers Association
The Women’s Industry Network is committed to continuing its mission of engaging women in the collision repair industry, and thanks its corporate sponsors for their support.
Women's Industry Network
The GEICO Philanthropic Foundation donated $100,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

Aftermarket Business

Arnott Air Suspension Products recently christened a new Engineering/Research and Development center dedicated to developing and producing air suspension products.
Arnott Air Suspension Products
Integrated Supply Network (ISN) announced Don Barry would be joining the team as Executive Vice President of ISN USA.
Integrated Supply Network
Program groups are merging, independent warehouses are buying each other out, and now manufacturers’ investment groups are buying warehouses, distribution centers and company-owned stores.
APA members elected Joseph Koudsi as a new Board Member. Koudsi is Vice President of International Metric Specialists located in North Hollywood, Calif.
Automotive Parts Associates
Arfa Syed, digital and social media manager at the Auto Care Association, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the use of social media in the aftermarket.
Arfa Syed
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation approved a grant of $20,000 for the Wyakin Warrior Foundation to fund the educational, professional and personal costs faced by two of their warriors who were severely wounded during their military service
University of the Aftermarket Foundation
Innovative companies and providers of services for the connected car are invited to take part in a special thematic world at the next Automechanika Frankfurt from September 13-17, 2016.
Standard Motor Products selected the winner of its “Are You TechSmart?” scholarship search. Marcos Gutierrez of Oakland, Calif., will receive the $5,000 scholarship to use towards his education.
Marcos Gutierrez, TechSmart scholarship
MAM Software and Motorcraft, a Ford Motor Company brand that provides parts for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, said MAM as an approved receiver of Motorcraft’s full line product catalog.
MAM Software
Capgemini has launched a new Automotive Insights Laboratory, a virtual lab that will use Big Data and analytics to help car manufacturers anticipate customer behavior. It also could potentially impact the way automakers approach service.