Motor Age

when it comes to marketing, Jake The Car Doctor is haunted by his lack of knowledge on the subject and his inability or unwillingness to take decisive action to promote his shop. 
The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has debuted a series of “Ask Joe” videos to help attendees prepare for AAPEX and grow their business while at the event.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation has announced that its ANCO Wipers brand is returning as the official wiper blade of the National Hockey League (NHL)  for the 2014-15 season. 
Anco, Anco wipers, NHL
Premium synthetic lubricant and performance chemical manufacturer, Royal Purple, has re-launched its corporate homepage,, with a new format and fresh look.
royal purple
Clean diesel cars were included among the five finalist positions for 2015 “Green Car of the Year” award with the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel car and the Volkswagen Golf.
As of Oct. 11, the number of independent repair garage owners and managers registered for the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) – made up of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and the SEMA Show – was
Schaeffler Group USA Inc. will hold a news conference during AAPEX 2014 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas to announce its new full line of bearings and seals through its FAG brand for the North American aftermarket.
Trico Products Corporation recently announced that four new parts numbers have been added to the TRICO Force product line. The premium high-performance beam blade now offers the 25-251, 25-281, 25-290 and 25-291 parts numbers for a total of 16 S
trico, trico products
Cindy and Bob Cowie had each spent nearly 20 years working hard at their jobs. But 18 years ago, they both decided if they were going to work so hard, they may as well do it for themselves.
Dates for the next Tire Leadership 21 education program have been announced by Northwood University and the Center for Tire & Service Education (CTSE). 
Northwood University, University of the Aftermarket


The Auto Care Association has released the 2014 Digital Collision Repair Trends report, an online 70-page analysis of data compiled from primary Auto Care Association research, federal government and independent research data sources.
Axalta Coating Systems will highlight the need for speed at the annual SEMA tradeshow by featuring it brilliant colors and fast-drying coatings.
Keeping the focus on improving the customer experience was the main takeaway from insurance executives at AudaExplore’s annual Total Loss Summit on Sept. 24 in Boston.
CCC Information Services has donated $30,000 in scholarships and grants to the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
CCC Information Services
Christopher Toomey, Senior Vice President of Regional Procurement for BASF in North America will assume responsibility for the BASF Coatings business in North America.
Pro-Spray Automotive Finishes is teaming up with The Custom Shop to display the 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster known as “Copper Topless” at its SEMA booth #11253.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts has been named No. 112 on the Franchise Tiimes annual Top 200 ranking of the largest US franchises.
CARSTAR Auto Repair Experts
Motor Guard has expanded its line of Super-Rigid Big Block models for fast and aggressive blocking of aluminum or steel.
Motor Guard
CARSTAR Hall’s Collision Center in Louisville, Ky., has joined the CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts MSO network. 
CARSTAR Auto Repair Experts
Metropolitan Car-O-Liner, the first US distributor of the company’s products, has relocated and expanded its facility in New Jersey.

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.
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.
MAM Software
Dealers who want a competitive edge and really want to excel in growing their business should stop thinking of aftermarket products as an afterthought. 
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.
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, AASA
Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology will make its debut in the GM product line as early as 2017.
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.
Aftermarket Foundation
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.
Joe Swaim
Donaldson Company was awarded a 2014 Supplier Award by Volvo Group Purchasing in the category Aftermarket Excellence.
Donaldson Company
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.
Lou Camilli, Enerpulse
The annual Automotive Supply Associates (ASA)/Sanel Auto Parts golf outing donated proceeds from the event to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in memory of George Segal, chairman of ASA/Sanel, who passed away in August.
University of the Aftermarket Foundation