Motor Age

MAHLE Service Solutions has announced that it will be working with auto repair experts Eric “TheCarGuy” Cook and Charles Sanville, better known as “The Humble Mechanic” to serve as new brand ambassadors for the division.
Purchased in 1968, the 200,000 sq. ft. (18,600 meters) facility rests on a 17-acre plot of land about 15 miles northeast of Madison, Wis., the state capital. The plant produced its first hydraulic brake hose in September of 1968.
AAPEX is expanding several programs at this year’s event in a continued effort to spotlight the impact of technology on the automotive aftermarket and prepare attendees for the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Women in Auto Care released its complete schedule of events planned for the 2018 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas.        
Women in Auto Care
Vehicle Service Group has named Kirk Dawson vice president and general manager — The Americas, effective Dec. 1, 2018.  
Kirk Dawson
The Monster 41" tool boxes give the extreme professional tool storage that is craved by all technicians.
The new Brake Fluid Tester (part no. KTI70120) from K Tool International is providing the reliable information that technicians need when working on various types of vehicles.
K Tool International
To help professional technicians navigate the features and functionality of the new APOLLO D8 full-function scan tool with exclusive Intelligent Diagnostics software, Snap-on® has added 11 Training Solutions videos to its webs
These new diagrams, as with an array of additional user-friendly graphical resources added to the eCatalog over the past year, are designed to help PartExpert users more quickly identify all of the right parts for a repair, leading to increased sales
Platinum Driveline, Inc., a premium supplier of automotive clutch kits and other driveline products, has appointed Chris Habel to the position of Vice-President – Sales & Marketing.
Platinum Driveline


BASF Refinish Automotive Coatings will conduct two educational sessions as part of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is eager to welcome Dave Kindig of Kindig-It Design to GFS Booth #11119 at this year’s SEMA Show.
Global Finishing Solutions
PTEN magazine recently announced that ALLDATA, an AutoZone company, had won two 2018 PTEN Innovation Awards; one for ALLDATA Diagnostics in the Scan Tools category, and one for ALLDATA Collision Advantage in the Computers and Software category.
The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) is excited to announce that they will host a 30-minute informational webinar called “Developing a WINner’s Mindset – Pun Intended!” on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. EST.
Women's Industry Network
LORD Corporation has launched Fusor 231/234 Sound Dampening Material.
The top 10 innovators in the 2018 SEMA Launch Pad powered by YEN program have been announced and advance to the final stage of the contest, a live product-pitching event held at the 2018 SEMA Show.
SEMA 2018
Colors on Parade is happy to announce the Veteran Franchise Scholarship.
Colors on Parade
The Alliance of the Automotive Services Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) brought together close to 100 members of the automotive industry for its 14th Annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing on Monday, September 17.
The 11th Annual auction will be held September 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Evans, Speer and the rest of the team at Count’s Kustoms are proud users of Matrix Automotive Finishes.
The HD Repair Forum announces it will host its second annual conference for the heavy-duty collision repair industry on April 2-3, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas at the historic Hilton Fort Worth.

Aftermarket Business

 Two tutorials have been added to enhance attendee experiences at the 36th Annual SAE International Brake Colloquium and Exhibition.
Epicor Software Corporation announced general availability of its new PartExpert electronic catalog of automotive replacement parts for the Mexican market.
The Automotive Distribution Network recently partnered with Safety-Kleen to launch a new environmental-waste green initiative designed to helps its members and their customers manage, collect, recycle and responsibly dispose of automotive-waste bypro
OnBoard Pro is OptiCat’s innovative portal used by suppliers of cataloging data, to validate and securely deliver their data to data receivers in “near real time.”
The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) has made a donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation to help fellow auto care industry members impacted by Hurricane Florence and the devastating floods that followed in North and Sou
The Group
 Genuine Parts Company announced acquisitions for both its Industrial Group, Motion Industries, and its U.S. Automotive Parts Group.
Genuine Parts
With decidedly mixed emotions, the Board of Directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has accepted Steve Handschuh’s decision to retire as the association’s president and chief executive officer, effective on
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) thanks MAM Software Group for their generous support and welcomes them as a lifetime trustee.
MAM Software
Chelsea Sexton, an electric vehicle advocate and advisor, based in California, served as keynote speaker for the 2018 Battery Show, taking place this week at the Suburban Collection Showplacein Novi, Mich.
Brake & Equipment Warehouse, a leading automotive parts distributor based in Minneapolis, Minn., will upgrade from Epicor Ultimate business management software to the Epicor Vision distribution management system.