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  • Helping Moms Obtain Reliable Transportation

    Epicor Software Corp., a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has awarded a free subscription of the Epicor Integrated Service Estimator™ (ISE) mechanical service estimating solution to God’s Garage, a non-profit automotive repair shop headquartered in Conroe, Texas. The charity, primarily made up of volunteer technicians, will use the donation from Epicor in support of its mission to provide reliable, repaired vehicles to single mothers, widows, and wives of deployed military members.


  • Bower Launches Clutch Pilot Bearings Program
    Bower heavy duty bearings by NTN now offers clutch pilot bearings as part of its product offering. With over a century of experience in the heavy-duty market, the company said Bower is second to none when it comes to OE quality and rugged reliability.
  • Gabriel & Bendix Introduce New Answer - Garage Rewards & Training Program
    Gabriel® (Ride Control, LLC) recently launched the Gabriel and Bendix® Answer Garage™, a rewards and training program for service professionals.
    The Answer Garage Program is available to light-vehicle shops and technicians in the U.S.
  • AAPA Cools Down Its Summer Shareholder Meeting
    The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (AAPA) concluded its annual Summer Shareholder Meeting early last month in Phoenix.
  • NGK Announces Executive Changes
    NGK Spark Plugs (USA), Inc. is proud to announce changes in its executive management team.
  • Toyota and Denso May Consolidate Electronic Component Operations Within Denso
    Toyota Motor Corp, and Denso Corp. recently announced that they have agreed to begin considerations toward consolidating the core electronic component operations of both Toyota and Denso within Denso.
  • BCA Bearings Announces New Website
    NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, recently announced the launch of its new website, BCABearings.com. The new website features a clean, new, responsive design, improved functionality and simplified navigation for a more user-friendly experience, the company said.
  • Fuel Injectors Launched by Omnicraft
    The right fit, the first time: that is the priority with each new Omnicraft™ part. New fuel injectors, now available for non-Ford/Lincoln vehicle repairs, are designed to meet precise standards and are put through rigorous testing to reach this goal, according to Ford Motor Co.
  • ASA National recently announced changes to its regional affiliate ASA-Midwest
    ASA National Response: ASA National recently announced changes to its regional affiliate ASA-Midwest.
  • ASA-Midwest Declares Independence; ASA National Provides New Offerings
    Midwest Auto Care Alliance: In the interest of better serving its members, the ASA-Midwest Board of Directors announced a significant change to the organization. On June 14, the ASA-Midwest Board and House of Delegates voted unanimously to disaffiliate with ASA National and become an independent regional association known as the Midwest Auto Care Alliance™ (MWACA).
  • Raybestos 1953 Chevy Pickup Revealed
    The Raybestos® 1953 Chevrolet pickup build project is complete. The restored classic will now hit the road for a North American tour before one lucky automotive professional wins it for their very own.
  • Win ‘The Best Memories’ T-Shirt in Federated Contest
    It promises to be a long, hot summer, so Federated has kicked off an ultra-cool T-Shirt Tuesdays contest on Facebook where 50 lucky winners will receive a limited-edition Federated “The Best Memories” t-shirt.
  • ASA-Midwest Declares Independence - ASA National Provides New Offerings
    Midwest Auto Care Alliance: In the interest of better serving its members, the ASA-Midwest Board of Directors announced a significant change to the organization. On June 14, the ASA-Midwest Board and House of Delegates voted unanimously to disaffiliate with ASA National and become an independent regional association known as the Midwest Auto Care Alliance™ (MWACA).
  • Tenneco Encourages Shops that Rely on Monroe® Products
    In its new, extensive “If It Doesn’t Say Monroe” integrated media campaign, Tenneco highlights the many reasons why thousands of automotive service businesses choose high-quality, precision-engineered Monroe® shocks and struts to maintain ride quality and performance in their customers’ vehicles. Through June 1-30the company is giving its service shop partners another reason: multiple opportunities to win Monroe-branded merchandise by participating in the “Show Your Monroe” social media sweepstakes.
  • Fuel Injectors Launched by Omnicraft
    The right fit, the first time: that is the priority with each new Omnicraft™ part. New fuel injectors, now available for non-Ford/Lincoln vehicle repairs, are designed to meet precise standards and are put through rigorous testing to reach this goal.
  • CNN’s John King to Deliver AAPEX 2018 Keynote Session
    John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics, will take the stage at AAPEX 2018 to discuss the upcoming mid-term elections and the impact the various outcomes could have on Washington, D.C. His grand opening keynote, “Breakfast with John King,” will wrap up with a Q&A session with the audience.
  • NRS Provides Heat-Resistant Solution to Solve an OE Challenge
    NUCAP is proud to announce its latest back-plate project win involving FineBlankPlus™ with stepped-chamfer and NRS™ mechanical attachment for the North Ford Transit platform. This is a result of NUCAP providing a thermally-resistant mechanical attachment solution capable of lasting across the brake pad life-time. The back-plates will be manufactured at NUCAP’s own facility in Shanghai, China.
  • FTC Releases Magnuson-Moss Violation Letter to Hyundai
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sent a compliance warning letter to Hyundai Motor America regarding possible violations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The letter explains that the act prohibits warrantors of consumer products from conditioning (tying) their written warranties to a consumer's use of any article or service that is identified by brand, trade or corporate name (e.g., “original equipment only”).
  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts Receives ACPN Award for MOOG Hub Assemblies Catalog
    Federal-Mogul Motorparts received the Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) Content Excellence Award during the 2018 Knowledge Exchange Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, in mid-April. The company's content team was recognized for achieving the highest score in the ACES (Aftermarket Catalog Enhanced Standard) and PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard) digital assets category for the latest MOOG® Hub Assemblies catalog.
  • Jasper Acquires West Virginia Branch Distributorship
    Jasper Engines & Transmissions recently announced the acquisition of Jasper Engines & Transmissions of South Charleston, W.V.
    The branch originally opened in 1976 as an independent distributorship, selling Jasper remanufactured products to customers in West Virginia. The branch moved to its present location in 1980 at 102 D Street in South Charleston.
  • Niteo Buys Motor Medic
    Niteo Products LLC, a portfolio company of Highlander Partners L.P., recently bought the automotive chemical products portfolio sold under the Motor Medic® brand from RSC Chemical Solutions. Founded in 2015, through the acquisition of the Valvoline car care assets from Ashland, Inc., and headquartered in Dallas, Niteo is a manufacturer and marketer of automotive fragrance, appearance and performance products.
  • GM Recognizes Brake Parts Inc for Performance, Quality and Innovation
    Brake Parts Inc (BPI) was named a 2017 GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held recently in Orlando, Fla.
  • Friction One Named Co-Man Vendor of the Year by The Group
    During its recent national meeting held in Grapevine, Texas, the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) honored vendor partner Friction One as Co-Man Vendor of the Year for outstanding overall performance.
  • Winhere Brake Parts Inc. Wins O’Reilly’s Receiver’s Choice
    O’Reilly Auto Parts has honored Winhere Brake Parts Inc. with its Receiver’s Choice award for catalog excellence at the Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) Knowledge Exchange Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Federated Recognizes Three Members for Excellence
    Three Federated Auto Parts members were recently honored for exceptional support of the group’s Co-Man, marketing and national accounts programs.
    Intex Auto Parts, San Jose, Calif., was named Federated Co-Man Member of the Year. This annual award is presented to a member that has shown outstanding support of the member-owned Co-Man warehouse operation and its programs. Kenny Ho accepted the award on behalf of Intex.
  • Akebono Introduces Eight New Part Numbers;  Coverage for More than 2 Million Vehicles
    Akebono Brake Corp. recently introduced eight new part numbers to its Pro-ACT®, Performance® and EURO® Ultra-Premium ceramic disc-brake pad lines, expanding vehicle coverage by 2.1 million vehicles.