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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

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New Signal-Stat LED Brochure Available
February 15, 2010 by Auto Service World

Truck-Lite has published a new Signal-Stat LED Lighting Brochure with more than 100 high-diode-count lamps to choose from. This Signal-Stat LED line has been expanded several times since Truck-Lite introduced it in 2004, and offers quality LED lighting products at

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MEMA Acquires Shareholder Stake in OptiCat
February 12, 2010 by Auto Service World

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) announced that it has become a major shareholder in OptiCat LLC; the automotive aftermarket’s first supplier-owned electronic parts catalogue data aggregator. Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), MEMA’s affiliate association that exclusively represents North

Nucap has extended its exclusive Nu-Lok Piston Cushion Assortment Kit agreement with NAPA.
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Nucap Extends Exclusive Nu-Lok Agreement with NAPA
February 11, 2010 by Auto Service World

Nucap Industries has announced the extension of its exclusive North American distributor agreement with NAPA Auto Parts for the Nu-Lok Piston Cushion Dealer Assortment Kit. The exclusive agreement has been extended until August 1, 2010. “The partnership between Nucap and

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Used Vehicle On-Line Marketplace Launches
February 11, 2010 by Auto Service World

Vehicle Gateway Corporation announced the launch of its flagship website, Vehicle Gateway; an online marketplace offering pre-owned vehicles from reputable dealers and private sellers. The site provides information on history and current conditions of pre-owned vehicles. VehicleGateway.com is dedicated to Certified

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University of the Aftermarket to Present Annual Executive Education Awards for Distributors, Manufacturers
February 9, 2010 by Auto Service World

The University of the Aftermarket is launching a new industry awards program to organizations that demonstrate a commitment to employee development through access to accredited, university-level business education. The University of the Aftermarket Executive Education Awards will be presented each

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Toronto Automotive Students Get Set for Tech Competition
February 9, 2010 by Auto Service World

Toronto-area high schools are sending their best automotive students to the Canadian International AutoShow to test their mechanical aptitude and skills coveted by the automobile industry. On February 11, two-member student teams from Greater Toronto Area secondary schools will have

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Cross Canada Acquires Distribution Company, Builds Bumper Offering
February 3, 2010 by Auto Service World

Cross Canada Auto Body Supply has acquired Collision Parts Specialists (CPS), a paint and body supply distributor with bumper recycling facilities. According to terms of the agreement, CPS will become one of the distribution arms for Cross Canada.  “As one

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Did Industry Predictions Hold True?
February 1, 2010 by Andrew Ross

Brake Market: