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AASA president and COO Steve Handshuh says that the quality message is important for the success of the aftermarket.
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Parts Supplier Driven Awareness Campaign Moving Ahead
March 19, 2010 by Auto Service World

Automotive aftermarket supplier members of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) have committed to the next steps in the association’s industry awareness and education campaign, “Know Your Parts.” At the third annual AASA Vision Conference, the association’s membership meeting, was

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Wells Diagnostic Video Covers Starter Solenoid Function, Replacement
March 18, 2010 by Auto Service World

The Technical Services team of Wells Manufacturing has released a comprehensive new training video covering the operation, diagnosis and replacement of automotive starter solenoids. Developed in response to a significant number of customer inquiries, the seven-minute “Starter Solenoid Function and

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TIA seats Fountain Tire’s Hesje on environmental council
March 17, 2010 by Auto Service World

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced the addition of Brian Hesje, chairman of the board of Fountain Tire to a seat on the new Environmental Advisory Council (EAC). Hesje will replace Jim Pangle, also of Fountain Tire, on the committee.

Federal-Mogul was named GM Supplier of the Year for the third year in a row for its work with piston assemblies.
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Federal-Mogul Named GM Supplier of the Year
March 16, 2010 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has received the 2009 Supplier of the Year Award from General Motors, in recognition of its performance in engine piston products. Federal-Mogul supplies aluminum pistons, rings and connecting rods to General Motors for both passenger cars and light

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NAPA Canada Launches New Website
March 11, 2010 by Auto Service World

NAPA Auto Parts has announced the launch of its new Canadian website. The new website, at www.napacanada.com, is geared towards both professionals and enthusiasts of automotive mechanics and allows consumers to access part of this expertise online. In order to simplify

Nearly 100 new technologies will challenge the skills of automotive professionals.
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Technology Advancements Will Drive Skills Requirements
March 11, 2010 by Auto Service World

According to a study commissioned by the Canadian Automotive Repair and Service Council, nearly 100 new  technologies could shape the skill requirements of the future. The research report, from Convergence Management Consultants Ltd., identifies 95 OEM vehicle technologies that have recently

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All Your Electronic Catalogues Combined
March 3, 2010 by Auto Service World

Totally free! Go to: www.netcomchronos.com. New electronic catalogue system comprised of the major brands sold in North America. Catalogues imported within a maximum of 48 hours, thus ensuring that data is as accurate as that printed on manufacturer Web sites.

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Knowledge Exchange Conference: It’s All About the Catalogue . . .
March 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

The National Catalogue Managers Association (NCMA) announced the keynote speakers for its 2010 Knowledge Exchange conference who will address electronic automotive cataloguing from several distinct directions. Speakers at the conference, April 24-27 in San Antonio, Texas, include: Paul Magin, senior

If Malaysia's ban on imported used auto parts goes ahead, it could force owners of vehicles like this Ford Extreme to resort to new parts only, and boost the domestic parts industry.
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International News: Malaysia Studies Ban On Imported Used Auto Parts in 2011
February 28, 2010 by Auto Service World

Part of Malaysia’s proposed Motor Vehicle Development Program (MVDP) would ban the importation of most used cars, and all used auto parts. The MVDP, which is designed to spur development of Malaysia’s auto industry has been given lukewarm reception by

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Delphi Technician Promotion Gets Green Flag
February 23, 2010 by Auto Service World

For the second year in a row, Delphi’s Destination: Victory Lane promotion is giving professional automotive technicians the chance to win great prizes. Delphi’s Destination Victory Lane promotion runs February 1, 2010, through December 12, 2010. Throughout the racing season

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New Fleet Management and Tracking Solution Released
February 19, 2010 by Auto Service World

Complete Innovations Inc., a provider of operational solutions for mobile workforce and transportation-related companies, has announced the availability of Fleet Complete 3.0, the latest version of the company’s flagship fleet and mobile resource operations management and tracking solution. Through the

Hybrid vehicle buyers aren't always motivated by the same factors, says Road & Track magazine.
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Alternative Fuels Roundup: Who Buys Hybrids? Pencil Outers, Techies, Firsties, and Statement Makers, That’s Who
February 17, 2010 by Auto Service World

There are five types of hybrid vehicle buyers, according to the March 2010 issue of Road & Track. Firsties are early adopters who gain real pleasure in being pioneers. They were the first digital camera enthusiasts and the first to