Motor Age

In this latest Remarkable Results podcast with Carm Capriotto, he speaks with Seth Thorson, shop owner, Eurotech, Brighton, Minn. Seth created a $25,000 endowment for automotive careers.
Remarkable Results
There was a local repair shop that had an oil change go wrong on a 2011 Kia Optima with a 2.4 L engine (Figure 1). The shop mechanic had an easy task of simply replacing the oil filter and removing and reinstalling a drain plug to drain and refill th
John Anello
In this latest Remarkable Results podcast with Carm Capriotto, he speaks with Jennifer Filzen, from Rock Star Marketing, who is talking about her new book ‘What Dancing Taught Me About Running A Successful Business.”
Jennifer Filzen
Women in Auto Care and the Automotive Industries Association of Canada announced registration is open for the 2019 Women's Leadership Conference.
Roush Yates Engines announced today it has reached a five-year partnership extension with long-time partner Cometic Gasket, Inc.
To meet the growing demands regarding oil management in electric vehicles with an oil-cooled powertrain, MAHLE has developed a new oil management module.
Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Company (St. Joseph, Missouri) will serve as chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors effective May 22 following the retirement of Jerry Lentz of Challenger Lifts (Louisville, Kentucky).
TBC Corporation, one of North America’s largest marketers of automotive replacement tires, is once again expanding its footprint via the organization’s company-owned retail brands, NTB and Tire Kingdom.
TBC Corporation
Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, now offers its customers one of the most comprehensive range of modular hoses in the aftermarket industry.
From May 21 to 23, MAHLE will appear at Stand 8438 in Hall 8 of Automotive Testing Expo 2019 in Stuttgart, where it will present itself as an agile heavyweight in the field of vehicle diagnostics.


CARSTAR is pleased to announce a partnership with KISW 99.9-FM “The Rock”, and Go Fast Turn Left Racing for the 2019 Seafair unlimited hydroplane race.  Go Fast Turn Left’s brand-new race boat will be known as CARSTAR Powered M
Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting is proud to announce significant financial incentives for veterans who want to become entrepreneurs and join the Maaco family as a Maaco center owner.
American Honda has updated its position statement for all vehicles involved in a collision and the minimum diagnostic scans, inspections, and/or calibrations required for proper repair.
Only nine collision repair facilities out of 4,900 Nationwide On Your Side Repair Network locations received the award.
Thermal Dynamics, an ESAB brand, announced that its Cutmaster 58 handheld air plasma cutting system, a reintroduction of the Cutmaster 52, is now available and has been upgraded to include the industry-leading SL60 QD 1Torch as standard.
Thermal Dynamics
BASF plans to build an engineering plastics compounding plant and a thermoplastic polyurethane plant at the company’s proposed integrated chemical production site in Zhanjiang, China.
The proactive resale strategy will launch the brand into a new era, creating a stronger presence to support the company’s mission of restoring the safety and appearance of millions of vehicles as America’s #1 body shop.
Registration for the 18th Annual Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) Golf Fundraiser, co-hosted by the automotive refinish business unit of PPG, is selling out fast.
Claim Genius recently joined CIECA as a corporate member.
OEConnection LLC (OEC) will lead a discussion on “How OEMs, Dealers and Shops Can Protect Themselves Against The Onslaught Of Aftermarket Collision Parts” at the Automotive News Europe Congress on 22 May.

Aftermarket Business

This acquisition represents an expansion of the Parts Authority market share in Arizona. The transaction closed May 1, 2019.
Parts Authority
Gates (NYSE: GTES) announced the promotion of Mark Osterman to senior sales director for Gates brand U.S. automotive replacement market.
Every major technological shift reflects a quantum leap in automotive manufacturing which is the first to adopt new technology trends followed by other manufacturing sectors.
Automotive Engineering Show
The sixth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) opens from May 23-25 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center in China.
The automotive aftermarket is forecasted to register its name in the billion-dollar fraternity down the line of six years, by exceeding a revenue of $1.42 billion by 2024 with a projected CAGR of 5 percent over 2018-2024.
Global Market Insight
Cloyes Gear and Products recently celebrated 15 years of successful operations at its 20,000-square-foot Aguascalientes, Mexico distribution center, and concurrently celebrated all 15 years without a single lost time incident.
The Latin American passenger vehicle (PV) market is expected to achieve unit shipment of approximately 5.72 million units in 2019, growing at 4.3 percent year over year.
The Auto Care Association today released the second edition of its research report on the Mexican aftermarket, titled 2019 Mexico Market Report: An Assessment of Mexico’s Light Passenger Vehicle Aftermarket.    
Auto Care Association
As part of the organization’s continued efforts to ensure a consumer’s right to access their car data, Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of Auto Care Association, penned an op-ed exploring the significant issues surrounding data collection a
Auto Care Association
East Penn Manufacturing Co. is pleased to announce a new online application guide tool on to help users find the right automotive Duracell battery that’s right for their vehicle.