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ORGANIZERS HAVE CANCELLED GAAS 2015
(July 31, 2014) -- The 2015 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium has been cancelled. Organizers of the annual event, held each spring in Chicago, have decided to postpone the event for 2015 in order to revaluates its purpose in the marketplace. ...more
 
AAPEX ATTENDEES WILL VOTE FOR BEST NEW PRODUCT
(July 30, 2014) -- The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) is asking attendees to participate in an all-new voting process at this year’s event to determine the winning entries in the 2014 New Product Showcase. ...more
 
CLOUD-BASED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IS LOOKING FOR NORTH AMERICAN BETA TESTERS
(July 29, 2014) -- Razoom’s CarVue is a first of its kind: a cloud-based, simple but smart garage management system that is designed for independent automotive businesses. The company is inviting beta testers in the US and Canada to test the product and work in partner ...more
 
CANADIAN TIRE JOINS FEDERATED AUTO PARTS GROUP
(July 29, 2014) -- Canadian Tire is now a member in the Federated Auto Parts group, one of North America’s largest and leading auto parts distributors. ...more
 
NASTF WILL HOLD A GENERAL MEETING AT AAPEX 2014
(July 28, 2014) -- The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will hold its Fall 2014 general meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5, during the upcoming Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev. ...more
 
NACE/CARS EXPO AND CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD JULY 30-AUGUST 2 IN DETROIT, MI.
(July 25, 2014) -- The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is proud to present the 32nd year of the largest North American conference for the automotive collision and service and repair industry. ...more
 
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR AIA CANADA’S ATLANTIC SERVICE PROVIDERS FORUM
(July 24, 2014) -- Planned specifically for shop owners and managers who are stretched to the limit with both time and resources, the AIA Atlantic Automotive Aftermarket Service Providers Forum will provide the tools needed to meet the challenges of running a successfu ...more
 
TECHNICIANS SAY SERVICE ADVISORS UNDERESTIMATE REPAIR TIMES
(July 22, 2014) -- According to the surveyed techs, as many as one-third of all dealership customers are given unrealistic waiting times by service advisors. Service advisors disagree, stating they are accurate 83% of the time. ...more
 
DAYCO WINS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S LARGE INDUSTRY AWARD
(July 22, 2014) -- Dayco Products has been named the 2014 Large Industry Award winner by the Walterboro-Colleton, S.C. Chamber of Commerce. The award, voted on by members of the Chamber, is given to a large industry that is a proven leader within the Walterboro, South ...more
 
FEDERAL-MOGUL MOTORPARTS ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES
(July 21, 2014) -- Leadership appointments intended to better align regional operations and strengthen business units while supporting global growth. ...more
 

HEATED INSOLES
ThermaCELL Heated Insoles are designed to keep toes toasty so you can endure the elements longer. Both products have temperature settings controlled by a wireless remote, allowing for easy temperature adjustment without removal from shoes or boots, u ...more
 
SMART PHONE BATTERY TESTER
OTC has released the 3200 Smart Battery Tester, offering near-instant battery, charging and starting system test results with a technician’s iOS or Android device. ...more
 
HEATED JACKETS AND HOODIES
Powered by M12 Redlithium battery technology, Milwaukee Heated Gear distributes heat across the chest and back to actively warm core body areas. Durable carbon fibre heating elements woven in between rugged exterior materials and thermal insulating l ...more
 
CORDLESS RATCHETS
The Snap-on 1/4-inch Drive 14.4v MicroLithium Cordless Ratchet (CTR725) and 3/8-inch Drive 14.4v MicroLithium Cordless Ratchet (CTR761) give service technicians the first cordless ratchets to match the performance of a pneumatic ratchet. ...more
 
FOUR-POST LIFT
Rotary Lift is expanding its Shockwave-equipped line of vehicle lifts to include four-post models, providing substantial time savings and improved productivity for quick service technicians. ...more
 
SOFTWARE UPDATE
OTC has released its second major software update this year for the Genisys Touch and Encore diagnostic tools. Boasting new coverage for 2014 Model Year Chrysler/Jeep, Mazda and Fiat vehicle coverage and industry-best diagnostics coverage for Jaguar, ...more
 
PARTS GUIDE
Cardone’s latest parts guide highlights new products, hard-to-find parts and parts available to the aftermarket exclusively from Cardone. It also includes links to several new technical videos and more. ...more
 
ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS
Gates has launched 12 new electric water pumps, covering 4.8 million vehicles in operation in North America, from model years 2006 to 2013. An additional seven pumps will be launched later this year. ...more
 
DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION FLUID
Red Line has released an all-new product, DCTF Dual Clutch Transmission Fluid (part #31004), for many of the latest 6-, 7- and 8-speed transmissions found in modern passenger cars. ...more
 
ELECTRONIC UNIT PUMPS
Delphi has launched a global Electronic Unit Pump (EUP) and Smart Injector repair program for high performance, heavy-duty (HD) applications. ...more
 

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