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Ford recalls pickups over downshifting problem
February 15, 2019 by The Associated Press

Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million pickup trucks in North America because the transmissions can suddenly downshift into first gear. The recall covers F-150 trucks from the 2011 through 2013 model years with six-speed automatic transmissions. It includes about 221,000

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New specialty brushes available
February 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

Brush Research Manufacturing has made a complete line of specialty automotive brushes available. The brushes, which are used to remove rust, carbon deposits and dirt, are designed for injector, copper cleaning, seat cleaning, injector cup and plunger bore applications. Surfaces

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Cardone expands reman EPS options
February 13, 2019 by Adam Malik

An expanded line of remanufactured electronic power steering (EPS) solutions has been unveiled by Cardone Industries. The expansion is to deal with the oncoming wave of demand as more automotive manufacturers transition from hydraulic power steering to EPS. “The EPS

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Airtex-ASC adds water pumps
February 13, 2019 by Adam Malik

New electric water pumps from Airtex-ASC will provide coverage for 40 million vehicles in operation (VIO). Coverage includes BMW, Toyota, Lexus, Volkswagen, Audi, Ford and Lincoln. Like its OE counterpart, each electric water pump is engineered to keep the engine

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Monaco Group conference looks to future
February 12, 2019 by Nathalie Savaria

Store members, shops and suppliers gather in Gatineau, Que., for first bilingual conference

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EyeSpy: Drivers and wheel repairs don’t mix well
February 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

There’s no shortage of supply of customers trying to fix their wheels. Thanks to our readers, some of the best have been captured and sent to us for our latest episode of EyeSpy: Wheel Whepairs. Whether it’s patching a leak

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Fiat Chrysler recalls trucks due to steering failure
February 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

Fiat Chrysler is recalling over 660,000 heavy-duty trucks worldwide because a loose nut can cause a loss of steering control. The recall covers Ram 3500 pickups from 2013 through 2017, as well as 2500 pickups and 3500 Chassis cabs from

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New Apollo D8 videos added by Snap-on
February 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

Snap-on has added 11 training videos to its website to help technicians navigate features of the new APOLLO D8 scan tool The videos, available at http://diagnostics.snapon.com/trainingsolutions, range from an introduction to a complete vehicle system scan. “The five-minute Training Solutions

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Tenneco adds to Quick-Strut coverage
February 7, 2019 by Adam Malik

Monroe Quick-Strut added 17 replacement assembly numbers, covering 2.8 million late-model passenger vehicles. Tenneco, its parent company, also added 17 new premium shock absorbers and conversion kits to the line, giving 16 million replacement opportunities. The latest applications now covered

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Paste Auto sold to NAPA
February 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

Toronto jobber Paste Auto Parts has been sold to NAPA. The deal was closed in mid-January. Paste’s three locations will become corporate stores of NAPA. Jacob Yako, who served as president of the jobber, sold the business outright but is

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Akebono adds to brake offerings
February 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

Akebono is added to its Pro-Act, Performance and Euro lines. The brake maker is added three part numbers to Pro-Act, two to its Performance line and one Euro part numbers. Five of the six also include premium stainless hardware. “Today

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Navigating the new aftermarket in Greenwood’s Garage
February 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

The bus has left the station. You’re on it. But do you know where it’s going? And do you know who’s on there with you? Are they ready to take on what lies ahead? Don’t know? You’re on the highway