Automotive aftermarket

  • Nearly 70 percent of motorists surveyed by the nationwide RepairPal certification network cite the costs associated with auto repairs and the challenge of locating a trustworthy service center as the two main factors they hate most about taking their vehicle into the shop.
    Steve Moretti
  • Uni‐Select Inc. subsidiary FinishMaster has completed the acquisition of the assets of Auto Paint Specialists, APS Tower Paint Company and L.I.C. Incorporated, aftermarket distributors located in Wisconsin, and the assets of Dan’s Distributing Co. in Northern California.
  • The NARSA Heat Transfer and Mobile A/C Pavilion is back as a featured pavilion at AAPEX 2015, Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
  • When the manager of Arch Auto Parts' Atlantic Avenue location in Brooklyn, N.Y., discovered smoke pouring into the basement from a fire in a nearby building in July, the fire department quickly had the facility evacuated and shut off the power. But that didn't stop the store from doing business.
    Brian Albright
  • MAM Software Inc. has redesigned the Tire Display in its Openwebs B2B e-commerce software for easier searching and ordering on mobile devices.
    MAM Software
  • For its second Repair America promotion this year, the Automotive Distribution Network will award five technicians a day of driving a 426-hp 2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE at the renowned Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Phoenix.
    Automotive Distribution Network
  • Jeff Nedwick is strategy director at the company’s Automotive Industry Solutions division, and he recently answered a series of questions from Aftermarket Business World about how Big Data can assist aftermarket businesses.
    Jeff Nedwick
  • In a series of moves likely to benefit inventors and vendors of cutting-edge automotive innovations, new Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo is implementing a heightened emphasis on developing advanced technologies while easing up somewhat on reaching what has been described as overly ambitious vehicle sales goals that have been over-extending the company’s existing engineering resources.
    James E. Guyette