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ASRW Hosts NASTF Fall General Meeting in October
April 26, 2010 by Auto Service World

Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) 2010 will host the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Fall General Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 10 in conjunction with NACE (International Autobody Congress & Exposition) and CARS (Congress of Automotive Repair & Service)

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VL Communications announces integration of Net Value with AB Magique software
April 22, 2010 by Auto Service World

VL Communications announced the integration of the Net Value (Auto Value Parts Stores) link is completed and available for “AB Magique” software. All current subscribers as well as Auto-Mecano and Auto Value Certified Service Center can now access Auto Value

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Automotive Supplier Hella Expanding In North America
April 22, 2010 by Auto Service World

Hella is expanding its operations in the NAFTA trade region with fuel-saving electronic components, increased production volumes in Mexico and a line of non-automotive products. Dr. Martin Fischer, president of Hella Electronics Corporation and the head of the company’s Corporate

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International Tire Exhibition and Conference Developing Comprehensive Educational Program
April 16, 2010 by Auto Service World

The 2010 International Tire Exhibition and Conference (ITEC) is developing the tire industry’s “most comprehensive educational program” ever, according to a Crain Communications executive. “ITEC 2010 is shaping up to be the most comprehensive educational program the tire industry has

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Latest Blow for Toyota has Far Reaching Effects
April 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

On the heels of a rare “Don’t Buy” rating by Consumer Reports, Toyota has decided to temporarily stop selling the Lexus GX460 SUV, putting the China launch of the SUV in jeopardy. “For more than 20 years, Lexus has made

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Delphi Teams With ClipperCreek to Develop Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles
April 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

Delphi Corp.and ClipperCreek, Inc., a developer of electric vehicle charge stations and technology, have agreed to work together to develop, manufacture and sell charging systems for all-electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). The SAE J1772-compliant, UL-listed systems

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Pirelli Marks Highest In J.D. Power and Associates Tire Study In Performance/Sport Category
April 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

Pirelli scored highest in the Performance/Sport segment in this year’s Tire Satisfaction Index in the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates Tire Customer Satisfaction Study. Pirelli index score was 742 in the study, 38 points above the segment average of 704,

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Programmable Speedos Feature One-button Calibration
April 9, 2010 by Auto Service World

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket offers VDO programmable speedometers with built-in microprocessor technology that allows enthusiasts to change wheel size, gears or differentials, and re-calibrate the speedometer with the push of a button. The auto-calibration feature makes the speedometer ready

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AAIA Announces the General Release of Special Ordering Web Services
April 9, 2010 by Auto Service World

The Technology Standards Committee of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has announced the general release of the Internet Parts Ordering (IPO) standard, version 2.0. IPO is an industry standard for the messages and information flow required to locate and

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Daimler, Renault-Nissan enter partnership for small cars, powertrains
April 8, 2010 by Auto Service World

Reuters is reporting that Daimler AG, Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. have entered into an alliance that will have the German and French-Japanese automakers working together on the development of small cars, commercial vehicles and future powertrains. Under the

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited announced that it has engaged dunnhumby, a provider of customer centric analytics, to help it better understand its customer base.
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Canadian Tire Forges Into Customer Centric Analytics
April 6, 2010 by Auto Service World

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited announced that it has engaged a provider of customer centric analytics to help it better understand its customer base. The move to work with customer centric analytics provider dunnhumby is intended to help Canadian Tire better

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Federal-Mogul Announces Wagner Brake Pads for Toyota Prius
April 6, 2010 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has announced that its Wagner brand is the first aftermarket brand to offer replacement brake pads for 2010 Toyota Prius models. The new Wagner ThermoQuiet ceramic pads (Wagner p/n QC1184A, front; QC1423, rear) are now available. “Wagner ThermoQuiet