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Advance Auto Parts sponsoring music tour
February 8, 2017 by Adam Malik

Advance Auto Parts announced that they are sponsoring the 2017 tour of country music duo, Florida Georgia Line. The Dig Your Roots tour, named after the group’s latest album, started January 27 in Tallahassee, Fla. It will make stops across

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Brake calipers better protect against rust
February 8, 2017 by Adam Malik

Reybestos has applied its rust prevention technology to its plated brake calipers. This will help provide a better defence against Mother Nature, the company announced. The “calipers are premium quality, remanufactured calipers that function and fit like OE. A proprietary

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Testing kit for circuit analysis
February 7, 2017 by Adam Malik

Snap-on has released a new testing kit for 12-volt electrical circuit analysis. It features various grabbers and clips, plus standard, micro and spade-style probes to fit the job. These options make it easy to operate the unit hands-free to jiggle

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APD hands out first-year student award
February 6, 2017 by Adam Malik

Tracey Jennett was named the winner of Automotive Parts Distributors’ (APD) Highest Overall Achiever for the first-year automotive technician program at Saskatoon Polytechnic. APD said that the award is based on academic achievement, work attitudes, and work habits demonstrated in

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FinishMaster grows on west coast
February 2, 2017 by Adam Malik

FinishMaster announced that is has completed what it calls its largest acquisition “to date” after a deal on the U.S. west coast. The company completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of A. D’Angelo & Sons, Inc. and

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Get money for more installs
February 2, 2017 by Adam Malik

Technicians who install a pair of qualifying Monroe Quick-Strut until the end of March will be eligible for some cash. The company is offering a $30 prepaid MasterCard card for each installation. The promotion is now open until March 31.

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New Monroe parts now available
February 2, 2017 by Adam Malik

Tenneco announced that 34 new Monroe ride control part numbers are available. This covers about 12 million vehicles across North America. Included are 17 new Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies that cover a number of late-model applications from Volkswagon, Toyota, Saab, General

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New sales director at Mevotech
February 2, 2017 by Adam Malik

Mevotech added a new member to its sales team. The company announced that Jeff Charron recently joined as sales director. He will report to Ron Aparicio, Mevotech’s national sales director. In the announcement, Mevotech said that Charron has an wide-ranging

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Ford shifts into aftermarket
February 1, 2017 by Adam Malik

Ford wants a piece of the growing automotive parts industry. The Detroit-based automaker announced the launch of Omnicraft, a brand to be sold through Ford dealers and independent repair shops to fit all types of vehicles. That includes competitor cars.

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New headlight clear coat from 3M
February 1, 2017 by Adam Malik

Ultraviolet rays can do a number on vehicle headlights. Overexposure to UV light can cause headlights to yellow and become hazy. This, 3M Auto says, can decrease road visibility. To help, the company announced the 3M Quick Headlight Clear Coat

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Millennials to MiX it up with AASA
January 31, 2017 by Adam Malik

In an effort to bring more younger, tech-savvy perspectives to the table, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association announced that they have launched a new council comprised of millennials. Recognizing that there is an opportunity to spread knowledge through a reverse

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New NAPA line targets younger demo
January 31, 2017 by Adam Malik

Younger technicians looking to stand out from the crowd will soon be able to get their hands on a new line of tools and clothing. Attendees of the NAPA National Business Conference on January 27 were shown the upcoming Radical