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Mitchell 1 to discontinue outdated search modules
December 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

With the latest release of Mitchell 1’s ProDemand software on January 23, two modules in the repair information software will no longer be available. The company will replace 1Search Classic and Component Search with a more powerful search engine, 1Search Plus. According to

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Category Focus: Specialty tools
December 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Magnetic Parts Bowls Mueller-Kueps has developed Magnetic Parts Bowl to store fasteners, nuts, bolts, and miscellaneous metal parts while you’reworking on a car. A durable bowl and a very strong rubber coated magnet make it easy to use this bowl

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KYB unveils road testing app
December 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

KYB has recently launched a new road testing app and updated its website. The company is utilizing technology to achieve three objectives.  First, train service professionals on how to determine if shocks should be replaced. Second, provide better information to

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Category Focus: Chemicals
December 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Electronic contact cleaner Penray, Inc. has introduced its new Professional Contact Cleaner for precision removal of harmful deposits and debris from electronic components. This Professional Contact Cleaner, p/n 7017, provides powerful cleaning action for sensitive equipment. The new contact cleaner

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CATEGORY FOCUS: Chassis
December 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

    Trakmotive has introduced 85 new part numbers, providing over 10 million application opportunities. The new numbers include CV axles, drive shafts, CV intermediate shafts, and window regulators. They cover 10.6 million vehicles in operation on North American roads.

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Product Focus: What’s new in Brakes
December 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  Late-model brakes Bosch has introduced new aftermarket automotive parts for more than 4.5 million vehicles in operation in North America. The new replacement brake pads, engine management parts and spark plugs offer coverage for select BMW, Fiat, Ford and

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VDO offers direct replacement for Mercedes electric water pump
December 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The VDO Electric Water Pump for Mercedes Benz models is identical in fit, form, and function to the OE part, ensuring that installation and performance is hassle-free. The part is the genuine OEM part and a direct replacement for the

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Castrol Edge 0W-16 now available from Wakefield
November 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Nov. 26, 2019 — As the automotive market continues to make moves to achieve gains in fuel economy, auto manufacturers are developing engines to operate on lighter viscosity engine oils. Lighter viscosity oils provide less internal resistance and are therefore

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Denso launches new automotive diagnostic platform
November 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A senior Denso VP says the company’s plans to keep up with growing vehicle sophistication – started a few years ago – are now coming to fruition with the launch of a new diagnostic platform. Joe Mejaly, senior vice president

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Mevotech develops solution for common bushing failure
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mevotech has developed a solution for the premature wear of bushings on a popular police fleet vehicle. The bushing is a part of the Mevotech Supreme brand, known for application specific upgrades above the OE designs. The development was initiated

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NRS Brakes declares war on brake corrosion
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

NRS Brakes, the Toronto-based manufacturer of brake pads, says using galvanized metal solves a problem which needlessly shortens the life of brake pads throughout North America. “The biggest problem we see on the road is that brake pads deteriorate before

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‘Visualizer’ shows vehicle enhancements before they’re installed
October 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Keystone Automotive Operations has added a custom vehicle “visualizer” into its popular web portal, eKeystone.com Described as “the perfect complimentary sales tool for jobbers, dealerships, and accessory manufacturers,” Interactive Garage allows them to demonstrate to their customers exactly how selected