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EYE SPY: OUT THE BACK DOOR
(October 31, 2014) -- The owner of this GMC Savana van gets a workout each time they get in and out of their vehicle. The only working door on it is the barn doors at the back. ...more
 
AUTO-WARES GROUP SET TO ACQUIRE UNITED AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CO.
(October 28, 2014) -- Auto-Wares Group of Companies will be acquiring United Automotive Supply Co. of Warren, Michigan. ...more
 
ANCO RETURNS AS THE OFFICIAL WIPER BLADES OF THE NHL
(October 27, 2014) -- Federal-Mogul’s Anco Wipers brand is returning as the official wiper blade of the National Hockey League for the 2014-15 season. Anco will continue its sponsorship of a variety of NHL events, including the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, and con ...more
 
TOM HART JOINS SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM AT DAYCO
(October 27, 2014) -- Dayco Products has hired Thomas Hart as a senior vice president of the Dayco production system. Hart will now lead Dayco’s enhancement of lean processes in order to accelerate its continued excellence in manufacturing. ...more
 
AAPEX REPORTS AN INCREASE IN INDEPENDENT REPAIR SHOPS REGISTERED FOR INDUSTRY WEEK 2014
(October 27, 2014) -- As of Oct. 11, the number of independent repair garage owners and managers registered for the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) – made up of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and the SEMA Show – was up nearly 9 percent c ...more
 
EYE SPY: CALIFORNIA CRUISER
(October 24, 2014) -- A shop down in California sent in this picture of a cylinder head on a PT Cruiser Turbo. The owner of the vehicle claimed he performed his own repair on the blown head gasket. ...more
 
SASKATCHEWAN SHOP OWNER WINS HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
(October 23, 2014) -- Ray Miller of Minute Muffler in Regina wins one of two grand prizes in the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s “Perfect Stop/ThermoQuiet Harley-Davidson Giveaway” ...more
 
GOODYEAR TIRE CO. STANDS BEHIND FARMERS’ ALMANAC PREDICTIONS
(October 23, 2014) -- The weather formula of the Farmers’ Almanac is a closely guarded secret. It is prepared two years in advance and the forecasts are based on sunspots, planet position and the moon’s tidal action. ...more
 
CARDONE SIBLINGS APPOINTED TO LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AT CARDONE INDUSTRIES
(October 22, 2014) -- Cardone Industries has announced that Michael Cardone III and Christin Cardone McClave have assumed new positions to help lead the business and drive future growth. ...more
 
MAC TOOLS’ “WRENCHING FOR A CURE” PROGRAM RAISES MONEY FOR BREAST CANCER
(October 21, 2014) -- Featured pink products include clothing, accessories, flashlights, pint glasses, and authentic MB1000A toolboxes. A portion of the sales from this program will be donated in honour of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and also the Stefanie Spielman ...more
 

TRANSFER CASE MOTORS
Cardone says your clients will be ready for any weather condition with Cardone’s 100% torque-tested A1 Cardone reman Transfer Case Motors, which offer tested performance, long product life and the most popular application coverage on the road. ...more
 
WIPER BLADES
Trico Force features the patented VorTec aerofoil that controls airflow and transfers wind force downward to provide maximum contact between the wiper blade and windshield. With a robust superstructure for durable, all-weather performance, this swept ...more
 
FOUR-POST LIFT UPGRADES
Forward Lift has made several upgrades to its 14,000 lb. capacity CR14 four-post lift to improve operator ergonomics and lift durability. The improvements add rise height and include new lifting components and a stronger finish. ...more
 
BATTERY PACK
Milwaukee continues to deliver advancements to the industry, with the introduction of the new M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Extended Capacity Battery Pack in November 2014. Milwaukee will deliver up to 2.5X more run-time, 20% more power and 2X more life than ...more
 
TRANSMISSION REBUILD KITS
Rebuilding an automatic transmission is a big job. ATP Automotive transmission rebuild kits are the perfect solution to make transmission overhauls much easier and more efficient. ...more
 
POWERSPORTS FILTER GUIDE
Mahle Aftermarket Inc. has announced the publication of its 2015 Powersports Filter Catalog (No. FI-70-15) including part numbers for Mahle Original oil filters, air filters, and fuel filters. The new filter catalog, available in print and online, in ...more
 
DIAGNOSTIC TOOL
The new USB-Link 2 is five times faster than its predecessor and supports heavier bus loads on simultaneous channels. Nexiq has also added a Bluetooth module with an enhanced data rate to support wireless vehicle to PC communication. ...more
 
CABIN FILTERS
Featuring a sleek new look and bold colours, ATP Automotive has introduced new packaging for its premium and OE replacement cabin air filters. ...more
 
TOOLBOX ACCESSORIES
Create a two-colour toolbox and protect your tool storage unit at the same time with the new Snap-on Coloured Guard Kits. These protective accessories are coated in authentic Snap-on powder-coat paints and are perfect for the drawers, corners and bot ...more
 
REPLACEMENT LIGHTING
Philips Automotive has introduced its newest line, Philips Vision LEDs, as direct replacements for interior and exterior vehicle lighting. These new innovative LEDs are guaranteed to deliver years of dynamic lighting and are backed by a 12-year limit ...more
 

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