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  • Did you know that the energy we use in our homes and businesses causes more greenhouse gas emissions than driving our cars? That’s just one interesting fact from the Energy Star for Small Business program. A free service of the U.S. Environment
  • Amid a sputtering stock price, AutoZone seems to have lost some of its pizzazz among Wall Street investors. However, analysts are quick to mention that the aftermarket could see renewed trading action if AutoZone is successful with its pay-on-scan pl
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  • Rapidly rising rates for health care coverage are pandemic throughout the nation, and the impact is especially acute within the aftermarket. Employee health insurance plans are a business necessity if an operation hopes to keep its valued workers. Th
    James E. Guyette
  • Taking a few cues from toy retailers could make all the difference in moving your inventory.
  • Earlier this month Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. acquired 36 Mr. Tire locations in Maryland and Virginia from privately held Mile One Automotive. For distributors in Maryland and Virginia, it’s worth noting that the deal appeals to another service
  • The recent news of Dana Corporation’s sale of its aftermarket properties is likely to lead to bigger and better things for that division, according to one aftermarket investment banking firm.
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  • Applications are now being accepted online for the 2012 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarship, awarded to students planning automotive aftermarket careers. The application process is now entirely electronic through the GAAS schol
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  • The ability to add legitimate line items to every repair order is a proven way for auto dealers to boost parts and labor profits - and retain customers. To help auto dealers in this upsell process, MPi, the leading provider of vehicle inspection tool
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  • Curry's Auto Service, a high-end auto repair chain headquartered in Northern Virginia, today announced that it has again been named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America. After a rapid growth rate of more than 78% over the pas
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  • If you’re running service bays or supply technicians you probably know the biggest red flag is the customer who insists they don’t need an estimate.
  • MONROE, Mich – The total number of shocks and struts sold in the U.S. has declined from 33.3 million units in 1998 to 24.6 million units last year, according to data from the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). That’s
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  • Continental is enacting a price increase of up to 8.5 percent with some in-line adjustments on all PLT Continental, General and proprietary passenger car and light truck tires in the U.S.
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  • The Ohio Valley Automotive Aftermarket Association has awarded five scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.
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  • Kicking off its support of the trucking industry during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) raised more than $1,000 for Trucker Buddy International as TRIB?s managing director, David Steven
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  • Wendell Hays is the senior product manager, Steering Products, with Federal-Mogul Corporation.
  • Effective Sept. 12, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has raised the prices of its Bridgestone and Firestone truck and bus radial tires by up to 8 percent for its American and Canadian dealer and truck stop customers.
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  • Tim Odom is the president of The AAM Group.
  • Tom Marx, CEO, and Paul Cooperstein, president, of Marx Group Advisors will present "Aspects of Buying/Selling a Small Business" on Wednesday Oct. 12, 2011 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott in Fort Myers, Fla. Their presentation is part of a special se
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  • S many different things go into making a positive net operating profit that we must really try to understand some of the numbers behind getting there in the first place.
  • Jay Burkhart is the senior vice president, Global Aftermarket, with Federal-Mogul Corp.