Motor Age

Mark Claypool, President of Optima Automotive, a web presence management company, has just announced two key internal promotions within the company.
Over 600 shop owner members, their employees and family, and event sponsors converged on the luxury resort for four days of engaging activities, including discovering new strategies, networking with peers, touring the area, fundraising and celebratin
I had (have) been writing for Motor Age since May 2000, and so, when I submitted my application for the college instructor’s job in December of that year, I included copies of Motor Age that featured my articles, and to this day, I believe my p
Cooling systems! Could there be a more boring topic? That is exactly what I would be thinking if I were reading this article right now, but I would be wrong. Hybrid and electric vehicle cooling systems are anything but boring. They will challenge you
John Kelly
In this latest Remarkable Results podcast with Carm Capriotto, he speaks with Rob Morrell, Sr. Director of Management and Technical Training at WorldPac Technical Institute and Mark Warren, training manager at WTI.  
Remarkable Results
Several months before the EPA announced  its final rule banning methylene chloride from consumer paint stripper sales because of acute fatalities, Cortec addressed the problem with the release of  EcoLine 4320 and 4330.
New Driver Services will include discounted mechanical and collision repairs
Brian Albright
Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) announces changes to the wholesale parts program built to serve independent repair facilities.
VIP Tires & Service announced that it is opening a new store in Framingham, Massachusetts, making it the company’s fourth store in the Bay State.
Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced the extension of its partnership with WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products with more than 50 years of motorsports experience, as the team’s official filter.


Congratulations to David Culp, of Robinson, Texas! He's the latest winner of our "ASE Question of the Month" random prize drawing. Our December issue features diagnostic tales and tribulations. So we tested your fundamental electrical t
Pete Meier
Congratulations to Chuck Gerali from New Lebanon, New York! His name was drawn at random and is the September winner of a custom diecast, supplied by the sponsor of our monthly "ASE Question of the Month", Federated Auto Parts. Entering is
Pete Meier
Jamie McMurray and the MOOG Steering and Suspension-equipped No. 1 Energizer EcoAdvanced Chevrolet earned their fourth straight top-10 finish and the team’s rookie crew chief, Matt McCall, took home MOOG “Problem Solver of the Race&r
moog, steering and suspension, problem solver
The Advanstar Automotive Group, a leading provider of integrated media solutions to the automotive aftermarket and collision repair industry, has announced a complete redesign and re-launch of its portal site at
Illinois Tool Works Inc. and Relational Investors LLC have entered into a mutual cooperation agreement giving Relational an option to appoint David H. Batchelder, its principal and co-founder, to ITW's board of directors.
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Federal-Mogul Corp. is supplying products for all 10 of Ward's 10 Best Engines for 2012 model year vehicles.
Auto-Lab Franchise Management Corp. and LV2 Equity Partners are pleased to announce a partnership in the formation of a new entity: Auto-Lab, LLC.
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This year's list once again includes a number of Continental's advanced engine technologies, from sensors to direct injectors, that are aimed at assisting automakers reach tougher fuel economy standards while continuing to provide consumers with the
Lear Corp, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical power management systems, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a $300 million increase to its existing share repurchase program, bringing the total value
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The funding, which is subject to approval by the Michigan Strategic Fund, will be used by Hyundai to expand an environmental chamber for extreme temperature testing at its technical center.


The collision industry is not a hapless victim in the plight of the technician shortage. They can fight back against the challenges of recruiting talent into our industry — but how?
Consumer privacy rights just got a lot more serious in California, with at least several other states looking to follow suit — so shop owners need to step up for the protection of their customers, their employees and their businesses as a whole
AirPro Diagnostics announced today that it has filed for patent protection on a revolutionary new product which brings Cognitive Augmented Reality (C.A.R.) to present digitized calibration targets to vehicles requiring ADAS calibrations.
AirPro Diagnostics
Hard as is to believe, collision shop owners may soon be thanking government for reviving an outdated regulation. Some shop owners can now achieve valuable manufacturer certification while others will struggle to distinguish between certified and non
Service King Collision Repair Centers, one of the nation’s most trusted providers of high-quality collision automotive repair service, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Hutchens as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective imme
Service King
The I-CAR Board of Directors announced innovations to the organization’s Governance Model that will provide a stronger, more robust and modern framework for leading I-CAR into the future with continued relevancy and responsiveness.
When Nick Patel came to America from India at the age of 18, he began working at his brother-in-law’s Maaco shop. Soon afterward, at 22, he became a franchise owner himself.
CARSTAR is planting trees in both its Canadian and U.S. head office locations, Hamilton, Ontario and Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) announced the election of Ann Gonzalez, Vice President, Strategic Development at I-CAR to the CIF Board of Trustees.
Martin Senour Paints has announced its 2019 second quarter training schedule, offering classes in Color Adjustment and Blending, Painter Certification and Pro//BASE Refinish System Painter Certification.
Martin Senour

Aftermarket Business

The Auto Care Association announced Jim Smith as the senior director of technology standards and solutions and the new liaison to the association's Technology Standards committee.    
HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA appointed Mr. Fred Snow as President of HELLA Automotive Sales, Incorporated in addition to his functions as head of aftermarket sales with effect from March 1, 2019.
Pep Boys, an Icahn Automotive Group company, today announced the winners of its annual Pep Boys ‘Tech of the Year’ award.
pep boys
At the GCommerce annual kick-off meeting and awards banquet, the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance was recognized for its critical partnership with GCommerce and was inducted as the inaugural customer in the GCommerce Hall of Fame.
Carparts Distribution Center, an Auto Value affiliate of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., has acquired Motor Supply Company.
Carparts Distribution
Elgin Industries, a leading global manufacturer of engine and chassis components, has again earned Platinum Supplier status from the General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales organization.
Jim Zhang, founder, chairman and CEO of Friction One, has been inducted into the Federated Auto Parts Vendor Hall of Fame.
Federated Auto Parts
Little Rock, Arkansas-based Crow-Burlingame – one of the largest Bumper-to-Bumper affiliates  – has appointed Fletcher Lord III as president of the family-owned company that marks its 100th anniversary this year.
4 Wheel Parts is proud to announce a partnership with the Ladies Offroad Network for their 2019 Trail Training Tour, a nationwide series of workshops aimed at teaching women beginner-to-advanced level skills in off-road repair and recovery.
4 wheel parts
TecAlliance celebrates 25 years of TecDoc Standard. This data standard was introduced in 1994 so as to create a uniform data format for collecting, publishing and distributing high-quality spare parts information.