Automotive aftermarket

  • Auto Plus President and Chief Executive Officer Brent Windom announced the acquisition of Central City Auto Parts in Cleveland, Tenn., and Xpress Auto Parts of Ft. Myers, Fla.
    Auto Plus
  • The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Know Your Parts® Starting & Charging micro-campaign, launched in March to help service professionals correctly diagnose repairs, is expanding with additional diagnostic tips.
    AASA, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association
  • As both Chrysler Fiat and General Motors received record fines for violating federal safety laws related to vehicle recalls, the U.S. Congress wrangled over safety-related language in a proposed comprehensive transportation bill.
    Brian Albright
  • Michael Sachs, a partner at Carlisle & Company, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about some of the company's findings relative to dealership technician staffing.
    Michael Sachs
  • Automakers operating in India’s volatile yet enticing new-car sales arena are aggressively upping their in-house after-sales programs in an effort to gain market share amid a hotly competitive OEM environment.
    James E. Guyette
  • The Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN), segment of the Auto Care Association, formerly NCMA, has agreed to extend the Automotive Content Professional (ACP) designation to include vendors. The decision was recently reached by the ACPN Board.
    Auto Care Association
  • Paintshield Technology Corp. released its Paintshield Pattern Program Web Edition. The offering is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) endeavor that provides installers, paint protection film manufacturers and distributors access to priority and in-demand precision patterns created by designers at the company’s facilities in North America and Europe.
    Steven McAuley
  • A convergence of bricks ‘n’ clicks will eventually be connecting with connected cars and the motorists inside them to ring up aftermarket sales as innovations in electronic commerce establish new avenues of e-retailing.
    James E. Guyette