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MACS to sponsor auto software, electronics bootcamp
April 24, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide will sponsor the Automotive Software and Electronics Boot Camp this fall. Dr. Mark Quarto is partnering with FutureTech Auto at the MACS training center in Lansdale, Pa., from September 16-20, 2019. In an

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AIA’s new ASAP program holds EV primer event
April 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Shop owners and technicians get a crash-course on what it will take to tackle hybrid repairs.

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Tenneco, PWI win first AASA award
April 9, 2019 by Adam Malik

The first-ever Channel Excellence Award was taken home by Tenneco and Parts Warehouse Inc. A shared data analytics program between the supplier and distributor focused on inventory and sales optimization of Monroe ride control components and won over the selection

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Close the border? MEMA, Auto Care say no way
April 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

Two of the automotive aftermarket’s largest groups are demanding that the United States-Mexico border stay open. The missive follows threats from U.S. President Donald Trump that his government would shut down the border over supposed border security. Trump claimed Mexico

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IWI Motor Parts joins the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
April 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

IWI Motor Parts of Dubuque, Iowa, is the newest shareholder of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. “We are tremendously excited to welcome IWI Motor Parts as our newest affiliate,” said John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the Alliance. “IWI’s

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Global Brake Safety Council heralds safety-related catalogue update
March 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) is calling a recent update to the Friction Materials Standards Institute (FSMI) catalogue a “remarkable improvement in the advancement of brake pad safety for consumers.” The update acknowledges the fact that certain vehicle applications

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Electric vehicle expert to headline AIA training event
March 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

EV guru Craig Van Batenburg will be the feature speaker at the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s “Vehicle Programming Today!” series of events. The Ontario event will take place April 10 at the Electric Vehicle Centre in North York, Ont.

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Finalists named for Channel Excellence Award
March 27, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association will be crowning the first winner of a new award next week. Three finalists have been chosen for the AASA’s Channel Excellence Award, which recognizes collaboration and innovation in the aftermarket. The award, sponsored by

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ALI makes Lifting It Right training available through subscription
March 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is making its popular “Lift It Right” safety course available online, with a subscription model that allows everyone in the shop to get training as often as needed throughout the year. Standard pricing for the

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MEMA backs call to delay tariffs
March 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

The U.S. association for auto manufacturers is applauding a bipartisan effort to study the automotive industry and its role in the American economy before tariffs can be imposed. The Automotive Jobs Act was introduced recently by Representatives Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)

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Aftermarket women gather in New Orleans
March 19, 2019 by Adam Malik

Women in Auto Care held its latest Winter Leadership Conference with 138 attendees. Held over two days at Le Meridien New Orleans, women from across the aftermarket listened to keynote speeches on topics of leadership styles, avoiding burnout, self-coaching and

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Special pricing deadline approaching for ASA Dallas event
March 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Early bird registration deadline is approaching for the Automotive Service Association (ASA) Annual Business Meeting & Conference. The event, to be held April 30-May 2 in the Dallas, Texas area, has special pricing online until March 24. “We created something