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  • Car Care Council Supports National Tire Safety Week
    Maintaining a vehicle’s tires is essential to maximize tire life and ensure safety on the road. There is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week in May to start checking tire pressure and condition regularly, according to the Car Care Council.
  • Raybestos 1953 Chevrolet Pickup Delivered to Winner
    The Raybestos® 1953 Chevrolet® pickup truck is now home in Minnesota, having been recently delivered to grand prize winner Charles Ruder, according to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI).
  • Auto Care Association Issues Statement on Tariffs
    “The Auto Care Association applauds the Trump Administration’s reversal on its decision to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association.
  • Job openings increased to 7.5 million in March
    The number of job openings increased to 7.5 million in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an increase of 346,000 from the previous month.
  • Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Orlando Experience
    Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper kicked off a magical week in Central Florida on May 12 as staff members welcomed more than 250 guests to the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel for the Orlando Experience sweepstakes. The Orlando Experience technician sweepstakes ran from Sept. 1-Nov. 30, 2018.
  • DENSO Shows Commitment to STEM Education
    DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, was a lead sponsor of the 20th Robofest World Championship, held May 16-18, 2019, at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Michigan. DENSO has always been committed to shaping the advanced mobility industry by getting young students – and future leaders in the automotive industry – interested in highly skilled careers in science, technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing. Because of this, DENSO has sponsored the event since 2005 and has been a lead platinum sponsor since 2015.
  • Behr Hella Service (BHS) to be taken over by MAHLE
    Following the acquisition of the entire shareholding in Behr Hella Service (BHS) by MAHLE Aftermarket, all existing activities of BHS will be transferred to MAHLE on January 1, 2020. For MAHLE customers, this means access to a broad portfolio of thermal management products for passenger cars and trucks. In the future, products will be offered under the BEHR sales brand and the portfolio continuously expanded.
  • Permatex Named Official Gasket Maker of Formula Drift
    Permatex®, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has been named the Official Gasket Maker of Formula Drift, the premier drifting series in the United States. Permatex will provide the gasket makers for all vehicles competing in Formula Drift’s nine races during the 2019 season. The company also served as the presenting sponsor for the first Formula Drift race of the season, the O’Reilly Auto Parts RD1: the “Streets of Long Beach,” in Long Beach, CA, April 5-6th.
  • The Group Training Academy Enhances Offerings
    The Group Training Academy has been expanded with the introduction of new programs that enhance the current educational offerings. New additions to The Group Training Academy include courses on hybrids, anti-theft systems, European schematics as well as new classes for shop owners and managers. In addition, members of The Group Training Academy can upgrade their memberships and receive an all-access pass that includes additional courses, such as technical training offerings from Bosch and Standard Pro Training on-demand.
  • MAP Spring Technical Conference
    Industry professionals and executives from leading companies in the automotive aftermarket industry met in Chicago to participate in dialog around various topics affecting the industry during the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) Spring Technical Conference. The day-and-half meeting was sponsored by the Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA) and included informative and technical presentations covering topics that affect how service providers repair and maintain vehicles, as well as their ability to build trust with the motorist.
  • Fisher Auto Parts Acquires BFCP
    Fisher Auto Parts acquired Burlington Foreign Car Parts (BFCP) was announced by Herb Godschalk, co-president of Fisher Auto Parts. BFCP operates nine locations, made up of six in Vermont, two in New Hampshire and one in New York. Adam Glaser will stay on following the acquisition and will continue to help grow the business.
  • Record Number of Suppliers Participate in AWDA Challenge Benefitting University of the Aftermarket Foundation
    Distributors and suppliers who participated in the most recent Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Business and Education Conference, and accepted the AWDA Challenge, together contributed more than $92,000 to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. These donations will be used to support the foundation’s mission of funding scholarships and educational initiatives that help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket workforce.
  • TechForce Foundation Announces 2019 FutureTechs Rock Awards Winners
    10 students recognized for outstanding contributions as role models at school and in their communities.

    TechForce Foundation announces the 2019 FutureTechs Rock Awards Grand Prize Winner Jonathon Miranda, an automotive student attending Ohio Technical College, a post-secondary technical school in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Hanson Distributing Company Joins Federated
    Federated Auto Parts is pleased to welcome a new member, Hanson Distributing Company, who becomes the newest addition to take advantage of the support offered by Federated and the Automotive Parts Services Group.
  • Denso Recipient of 2019 Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Receiver’s Choice Award
    The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance was excited to name Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc. as the winner of the 2019 Receiver’s Choice Award, presented at the Auto Care Association’s Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) Knowledge Exchange Conference in Tampa, Fla. Denso received exceptional ratings in every content category including product details and attributes, marketing descriptions, images and timely delivery of quality data.
  • JASPER® Offers Turbochargers for Gas/Diesel Engines
    Jasper Engines & Transmissions announces over the counter availability of gas and diesel turbochargers for select automotive applications.
  • New Car Care Council Video Explains TPMS