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WIN A TRIP FOR 2 TO THE 2015 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC WITH ANCO’S ‘SHOW YOUR FACE OFF’ CONTEST
(December 12, 2014) -- Now through December 16, 2014, hockey fans can enter the contest by posting their best game face photo, along with the #showyourfaceoff hashtag, to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. ...more
 
2014 AAPEXEDU HAD LARGEST NUMBER OF SESSIONS AND RECORD ATTENDANCE
(December 11, 2014) -- The AAPEXedu set two new records at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) by having the highest attendance ever and offering the largest number of sessions in AAPEX history. Attendance increased by 8 percent over 2013 and a total of 5 ...more
 
PIAA’S RODGER L. WAGNER TO RETIRE; CURT BRYANT PROMOTED TO EVP
(December 11, 2014) -- Rodger L. Wagner, executive vice president of PIAA North America, has announced his retirement, effective December 15, 2014. Replacing him in this position is Curt Bryant, former operations manager and controller for the company. ...more
 
SUPERSPRINGS RELEASES NEW INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO SERIES
(December 10, 2014) -- SuperSprings International has created a new video series for customers who are looking for product details and installation advice, but are short on time. Its SuperMinute videos cover a variety of topics in 60 seconds or less. ...more
 
NATIONAL PRONTO ASSOCIATION MERGES WITH FEDERATED AUTO PARTS
(December 10, 2014) -- National Pronto Association and Federated Auto Parts announced today they are merging their efforts and resources with a focus on being “best in class” in providing overall value and support within the auto care industry. This newly formed organizati ...more
 
APPLY NOW FOR ASA’S VISION EXPO AWARDS
(December 08, 2014) -- ASA’s Vision HiTech Training and Expo will be held March 5-8 in Kansas City. Shops that attend are encouraged to apply for several awards that will be handed out at next year’s event. ...more
 
J.D. POWER STUDY SAYS CUSTOMER SATISFACTION INCREASES DURING PEAK MONTHS
(December 06, 2014) -- Considered by many dealers to be a customer service nightmare, tire season is the epitome of a capacity crunch, wherein busy customers swarm dealership service bays at double, even triple the typical rate. Given the intense volume pressure, many deal ...more
 
LIGHT VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS CONTINUE TO RISE IN CANADA
(December 04, 2014) -- In 2013 light vehicle registrations totalled 23.44 million, up noticeably from the 22.50 million registrations recorded the previous year. Light vehicle registrations have been trending upwards in recent years and are expected to continue to do so. ...more
 
AIA CANADA’S HOSTS 7TH ANNUAL STUDENT AFTERMARKET DAY IN BARRIE, ONT.
(December 02, 2014) -- Organized by the AIA Young Executive Society (YES), the day was an opportunity for students from the Automotive Business School of Canada at Georgian College to meet and network with aftermarket industry leaders. ...more
 
REDLINE DETECTION NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 ROCKSTAR PERFORMANCE AWARD
(November 30, 2014) -- Redline Detection is encouraging anyone who works with, or knows, a talented technician to nominate him or her for the second annual Redline Rock Star Performance Award. ...more
 

BRAKE PADS
Federal-Mogul Motorparts has expanded its industry-leading Wagner brake products line to include several new premium brake pad sets that offer combined coverage of nearly 1.4 million additional passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs. ...more
 
HOOD SUPPORT CLAMP
ShockLock is a new safety tool for quick and easy engine repairs. Clamp a ShockLock around dead or worn-out gas struts and lock it into place with one hand. ShockLock supports hatches weighing up to 100lbs and is universally designed to support all g ...more
 
PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION
The Rancho brand will release two new systems soon for the 2015 Ford F-150 4WD truck, including 6-inch (RS66501B) and 4.5-inch (RS66500B) systems that will help to maximize handling and performance off-road and provide a rugged, performance stance to ...more
 
EUROPEAN GASKETS
CRP Automotive, a leading source of OE-quality replacement parts for European and Asian import vehicle applications, has significantly expanded its AJUSA European gasket program to over 300 SKUs. The new additions include valve cover gaskets, plenum ...more
 
MOBILE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
With the new Mobile ManagerPro from Mitchell 1 and an Android tablet device, auto repair shops can now extend their shop management systems into the driveway and service bays with full wireless functionality and integration with Manager SE. ...more
 
WIPER CATALOGUE
Anco Wipers, the official wiper blade of the National Hockey League, has published a comprehensive new master catalogue that helps speed the selection of the right replacement blades and related Anco products for virtually any automotive, vintage, he ...more
 
PARTS GUIDE
Cardone’s fall parts guide highlights new products like their new Cardone Ultra premium line of calipers and hard-to-find parts available to the aftermarket exclusively from Cardone. ...more
 
SHOCKS
The Rancho brand has released a new larger RS5000X shock series that helps deliver precisely controlled off-road performance to lifted trucks and sport utility vehicles found around the globe. The new RS5000X shock series includes Cross-Tuned Technol ...more
 
MUFFLERS
DynoMax has added a new universal part number to the drone-free DynoMax VT muffler series. The new configuration – ideal for trucks, larger sport utility vehicles and custom fabricated systems – includes DynoMax VT patented valve technology and an in ...more
 
ALIGNMENT LIFT
Rotary Lift has updated its 14,000 lb. capacity ARO14 alignment lift to offer greater precision, faster performance and new user-friendly features. The updates are also available on the AR14 closed-front alignment lift and as part of a patent-pending ...more
 

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