Motor Age

Midtronics, Inc. announced the launch of the CPX-900 Battery & Electrical Analyzer, its first handheld one-piece diagnostic tool featuring Conductance Profiling™ technology. CPX-900 represents a major advancement in capabilities for the pro
With its fall diagnostic software release, Snap-on offers more safety and Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems (ADAS) coverage than ever before. Technicians get more Vehicle Communications Systems, and now new Guided Component Tests targeted to this a
When South Main Auto Repair owner Eric Obrochta — who is also a Motor Age contributor — found out that his shop’s online video had won CARDONE’s summer/fall installation video content, he already knew what he was going to do w
Brian Albright
Tenneco has expanded the Monroe Quick-Strut premium replacement strut assembly product line coverage by 20 new numbers this month, bringing the year’s total to nearly 300 new part numbers introduced in 2018.
Launching in 2019, CARDONE will unveil a complete heavy duty brake program that includes air disc calipers, brake pads, rotors and other accessories.
The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) and its members are collecting toys and donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program this holiday season. Already this year, The Group has raised almost $375,000 for Toys for Tots a
The Group
Rotary wants to help you lift holiday spirits – and the bottom line – in your shop this year with gift ideas any technician would love to find in a stocking. From laser swords to wheel lifts, these gifts make life in the shop more comfort
Mitchell 1 announces the release of its 2019 Emission Control Application Guide (ECAT19) for domestic and import cars, light trucks, vans (diesel engines) and Class ‘A’ motor homes with gasoline engines, model years 1966 - 2019.
Mitchell 1
These new offerings include AAE precision remanufactured electronic power steering (EPS) racks for 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2012-2017 Buick Verano (CRP P/N ER1015) and 2011-2014 Ford Mustang (CRP P/N ER1074).
CRP Automotive
In our November issue, two of our contributors point out that it is easy to misdiagnose a customer concern as a component failure when the real problem lies in the integrity of the electrical circuit feeding that component. You can read both stories
Pete Meier


To ensure collision repair quality matches the fast-paced development of today’s automotive industry, in January Ford will launch its Ford Certified Collision Network.
Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that the Subaru Certified Collision Network, designed to ensure the proper training and equipment necessary to restore vehicles to original factory specifications, will open enrollment to independent collision
Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, announced that it has been granted a patent by the United States P
AkzoNobel, a global leader in automotive and specialty coatings, is handing over the keys for its Acoat Selected Benevolence Program to combine it with the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides initiative. The latter has its roots
Polyvance’s new 6204 Hot Spot cordless plastic stapler is ideal for holding broken plastic parts together so technicians can perform a permanent repair. The tool is small, lightweight, and easy to maneuver into tight spaces. It’s a cordle
The report explores how intelligent automation is changing the nature of work in insurance, collision repair, and beyond.
This year’s conference will follow a similar format to last year’s event with keynote speakers, presentations from OEMs and other industry experts, followed with unique access to equipment suppliers, break-out sessions, and networking opp
HD Repair Forum
The event was a follow-up to a news conference held this summer in Atlanta by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and ASA.
Malco Products, SBC, a leading manufacturer of high-quality, American-made tools for the HVAC trade (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), was recognized as the Medium Manufacturer of the Year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
PRO Filler Body Filler from Martin Senour is a premium line of lightweight filler, fiberglass reinforced filler and putty.
Martin Senour

Aftermarket Business

The first-ever Channel Excellence Award will be presented during the 2019 AASA Vision Conference on Wednesday, April 3, in Dearborn, Mich.
CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed Tom Marx of Hart-Marx Advisors and the Marx Group to the association’s Board of Directors.
Tom Marx
Haytham Elhawary, founder of technology company Kinetic, thinks he’s come up with a solution that detects unsafe postures and other conditions that could lead to injury.
To say Crossville, Tenn.-based Tri-County Equipment Sales & Service is in a “transition period” is a significant understatement. They have survived not one, but two major software platform implementations – the second was comple
Brian Albright
Once a favorite of hippies and housewives, Beetle mania has apparently run its course as Volkswagen is swatting away the Bug while applying its legendary engineering prowess towards powering forward into the EV era.
Former inmates can be highly motivated to become productive employees. Business owners eager to fill vacant staffing slots have been increasingly willing to tap into this resource.
Lauren Gaglardi is president of Beelineweb, a British Columbia, Canada-based firm that serves as a comprehensive resource for students seeking education within a wide variety of occupations.
After another successful round of the popular customer-loyalty giveaway, Automotive Parts Associates (APA) is excited to announce the grand prize and runner-up winners in the “2018 Harley-Davidson Giveaway” promotion.
OptiCat has announced that Paramount Data Management (PDM) has integrated to the new OptiCat OnBoard API (applications programming interface) for the distribution of product data, generated with a PDM product information management (PIM) system accou
Final figures for the 14th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place Nov. 28 thru Dec. 1, suggest visitors at the show rose by 15 percent, reaching a total of 150,568.