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Is it price or demand that is driving aftermarket bottom lines?
January 13, 2023 by Adam Malik

Automotive aftermarket companies reported strong financials during and coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Deemed essential on both sides of the border, shops were kept busy and jobber stores couldn’t keep up with demand. Bill Hanvey, president of the Auto

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Here’s how aftermarket suppliers will now be represented
January 13, 2023 by Adam Malik

MEMA announces a new structure and brand that will see three groups come together as one to focus on aftermarket priorities together

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Why the aftermarket is ‘in trouble’ as retirements loom
January 12, 2023 by Adam Malik

A recent survey found that nearly two-thirds of automotive aftermarket shop owners plan to retire in the next 10 years. But how many of them have a proper plan to transition? That uncertainty has some industry experts worried. Of those

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The top vehicles consumers are looking for
January 12, 2023 by Adam Malik

While one of the most popular vehicles stayed at the top of the list for car buyers, more economical options are surging in popularity. A pair of car-buying platforms recently released lists of the most popular vehicles consumers search for.

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Check out the Nov/Dec 2022 issue of CARS
January 12, 2023 by Adam Malik

The last issue of CARS for 2022 arrived in mailboxes just before the end of the year. If you haven’t had a chance to flip through it yet, here’s what you’re missing…   View this post on Instagram   A

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Here’s how to not scare off talent
January 11, 2023 by Adam Malik

The best candidates will be snapped up quickly by those who aren’t stringing them along the recruitment process

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Liqui Moly media head dies
January 11, 2023 by Adam Malik

Peter Szarafinski, long-time head of international media relations at Liqui Moly died unexpectedly just ahead of Christmas. Colleagues were stunned to learn of the news of the 47-year-old’s death before Christmas Eve. “Unfathomable – the great loss of a valued

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How to check how healthy an EV battery is
January 11, 2023 by Adam Malik

Just how healthy is that battery on an electric vehicle? That’s not just a key question for current owners but especially for those looking at the used market. vsNew, Inc. recently announced the launch of its EV and Hybrid Battery

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How reliance on average age needs to change
January 10, 2023 by Adam Malik

A prominent aftermarket industry group believes that using average age as part of the formula to judge aftermarket health is “out of touch.” Vehicle average age is consistently highlighted as a way to gauge the health of the automotive aftermarket.

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U.S. farmers sign R2R deal with John Deere
January 10, 2023 by Adam Malik

An agreement has been struck between farmers and a major equipment manufacturer in what may signal a larger movement afoot in the right to repair debate. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) announced it signed a memorandum of understanding with

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CRC appoints Len Mazzanti as CEO
January 9, 2023 by Adam Malik

Len Mazzanti is taking over as the chief executive officer at CRC Industries. He succeeds Perry Cozzone, who served as CEO from 2018 until his retirement at the end of 2022. An announcement from CRC highlighted Mazzanti’s 30 years of

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Rotary announces new line of AC diag, recharging equipment
January 9, 2023 by Adam Malik

Rotary, though its recently announced partnership with TEXA, announced the introduction of a new line of fully automatic air conditioning diagnostic and recharging equipment. The new Rotary product line gives North American automotive service professionals a quick, efficient and cost-effective