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  • Centric Receives Service's Export Achievement Certificate
    Auto Care Association member Centric Parts was presented with the U.S. Commercial Service's Export Achievement Certificate for their accomplishments in the Central and South American markets during AAPEX activities in Las Vegas.
  • Airtex-ASC Launches New Enhanced Website
    Airtex-ASC has launched a newly designed website that features increased product information and detailed technical support to help meet the needs of its customers. The new site, www.airtexasc.com, also houses a comprehensive online parts finder.
  • Monroe Quick-Strut Assemblies Have Increased Coverage
    Tenneco has expanded its aftermarket ride-control offering, making Monroe® Quick-Strut® premium replacement strut assemblies available for an additional 4.2 million vehicles registered throughout North America. With 21 new part numbers recently added, Tenneco has expanded its range of Quick-Strut assemblies by 247 product numbers this year.
  • Lumileds Names Chris McPhedran as National Sales Manager for Canada
    Lumileds, a lighting solutions company for the automotive industry, has appointed Chris McPhedran as its national sales manager for Canada. McPhedran will oversee all aspects of sales for the Lumileds automotive aftermarket channel in Canada.
  • Bosch launches Technician Nation
    Bosch Automotive has launched Technician Nation, a new online platform for technicians to use as a resource for addressing vehicle issues. The online and on-tool platform includes a dashboard aggregating nationwide service trends that can be segmented by geography, vehicle and code, based on vehicle scans from technicians using diagnostic tools powered by Bosch.
  • Omnicraft™ Parts Now Available at FordParts.com
    FordParts.com, which relaunched earlier this year with an improved experience for fleet customers and technicians, is now offering even more options with the addition of Omnicraft parts. Omnicraft completes the Total Parts Lineup from Ford by offering premium aftermarket parts that are backed by Ford Motor Company for non-Ford/Lincoln vehicle repairs.
  • Arch Auto Parts Transforms Block By Renovating Flagship Store
    Arch Auto Parts, an aftermarket auto parts supplier in Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau County, N.Y. has completed major renovations and rebranding on its facilities in Hollis, N.Y. As corporate headquarters, parts warehouse and busiest of the 12 stores, it was important for the outside of the building to accurately reflect that this location is much more than a busy parts store with long lines on Saturday mornings, the company said.
  • Federated’s Pavey Joins Global Brake Safety Council
    “It’s simple – brakes save lives,” stated Larry Pavey, president of Federated Auto Parts, after joining the Global Brake Safety Council. “One of the easiest things we can do as an industry is to recognize that brakes are the most important safety device in a vehicle. This mindset should enable a collective step toward widely accepted standards in brake manufacturing. I look forward to collaborating with the GBSC on this critical issue.”
  • Precision Motors Transitions to Pep Boys
    Precision Motors, an auto repair and tire center in Mystic, Conn., was recently sold and the location has converted to a Pep Boys Service and Tire Center. The business, operating in 9,750 square-foot facility, was family owned since 1995 by husband and wife Tom and Vickie LaFrance. Tom LaFrance still owns the real estate and was delighted to sign a long-term lease with Pep Boys to provide consistent retirement income.
  • BPI Supports AACF to Help with Hurricane Relief Efforts
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Brake Parts Inc (BPI) has made a donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) to support their efforts to help auto care industry members affected by the recent natural disaster in North and South Carolina.
  • Tenneco Announces Close of Federal-Mogul Acquisition
    Tenneco Inc., global designers, manufacturers and marketers of ride performance and automotive exhaust system components and technology solutions for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket, recently announced it has completed its acquisition of Federal-Mogul LLC, a global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket.
  • Epicor to Offer Free Technology Consultations for Aftermarket Businesses During 2018 AAPEX Show
    Epicor Software Corp., a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, will offer free, 30-minute technology consultations to owners and managers of automotive aftermarket businesses during the 2018 AAPEX Show, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 in Las Vegas.
  • Continental TPMS Training Specialist Sean Lannoo to Speak on TPMS at 2018 SEMA Show
    Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has announced that its Sales Technical Training Specialist Sean Lannoo will join a team of TPMS experts at a special TPMS seminar during the 2018 SEMA Show called, “TPMS at 10”.  The educational event, which is sponsored by Tire Industry Association (TIA), will focus on “Understanding Original Equipment TPMS.” It will be held on Oct. 30, 2018 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, S115.
  • BPI Supports AACF to Help with Hurricane Relief Efforts
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Brake Parts Inc (BPI) has made a donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) to support their efforts to help auto care industry members affected by the recent natural disaster in North and South Carolina.
  • AAPEX 2018 Announces Let’s Tech 20-Minute Presentations
    Technology experts will take the Let’s Tech stage at AAPEX 2018 to give "TED Talk-style" presentations on the latest new products, tools and technologies and how they benefit automotive aftermarket businesses. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
  • Becky Hillig Named Winner of the Mitchell 1 ‘Fabulous Las Vegas Sweepstakes’
    Becky Hillig of Hillig Auto Center in Long Prairie, Minn., is the winner of the 2018 Mitchell 1 “Fabulous Las Vegas Sweepstakes.” She will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to attend this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) events, including the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, running Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • ALI Launches Video Series on Safety
    Automotive Lift Institute has launched a four-part video series featuring celebrity car builder and TV host Lou Santiago. In the series, he gives a behind-the-scenes tour of the new LiftLab facility at ALI’s headquarters in Cortland, N.Y. Along the way, he shares lift safety tips and highlights a couple of cool vehicles in the facility: a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner and a 1946 Brockway heavy-duty truck.
  • BW Uses Exhaust Heat as Force for Good
    Developed for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), BorgWarner’s Exhaust Heat Recovery System (EHRS) will enter production later this year for vehicles from a major North American automaker.
  • Federated Awards Car Care Scholarships
    Five outstanding students have been awarded Federated Car Care scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • AACF Mourns Loss of Founding Member Joe Mittelman
    The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) announced the passing of founding member, Joe Mittelman.
  • Ed Jones Returns to Bartec USA
    Bartec USA, manufacturer of TPMS diagnostic tools, recently announced the re-hiring of Ed Jones as national dales manager for its eastern region. Ed, recently with the JS Products, is widely known as a successful leader in the automotive aftermarket. He has rejoined the Bartec USA team and brings his vast knowledge of TPMS, sales, and customer support to their team.
  • Trump Makes Progress on Tariff’s that Affect Vehicle Production
    In a win for motor vehicle parts suppliers, President Trump has signed proclamations allowing the Commerce Department to provide targeted relief from quotas imposed under Section 232 on steel from South Korea, Argentina and Brazil, and aluminum from Argentina.
  • Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Announce Sweepstakes
    Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper will be making dreams come true this fall with the Orlando Experience sweepstakes! Thirty technicians will each win a grand prize trip package for their family to Orlando, Fla.