Articles by Chris Miller

There may not be a foreseeable end to our current recession, but automotive aftermarket suppliers are a little more optimistic about the marketplace than at this time last year.
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CHICAGO ? Alleviating the auto industry's headache of unsold maintenance can be traced to basic shop operations, like scheduling, says John Watt, national manager of CERTIGARD Franchised Operations, Petro-Canada.
Years ago, a visitor to China would see dirt roads inhabited by goats and other farm animals, bicycles and surrounding farmland. Now, automobiles, paved highways and high-speed trains are a common sight, says Timothy Weckesser, who spoke today at the
Suppliers are using the Web to reach and educate the end-users, in a trend that resembles the ultimate digital, interactive point-of-purchase display. Many sites now include training videos and installation information to guide DIYers to particular p
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Wiper blades are historically an overlooked maintenance item, but a number of factors are bringing this selling category more visibility in the marketplace.
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Here's the full text for a recent collision industry speech delivered by Chris Miller in San Diego.
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Many manufacturers aspire to speak directly to each end-user, but logistics would prevent this from literally happening. However, a new educational program launched by Liquid Wrench, a division of Radiator Specialty Co., offers advice directly to con
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With the recent news of Uni-Select's departure from the Automotive Distribution Network, there are no hard feelings on either side, assure leaders of both distribution groups.
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