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BMW recalls select plug-in hybrids over fire hazard
October 23, 2020 by Christine Hogg

BMW has issued a global recall on the majority of its 2020 and 2021 plug-in hybrid models over a fire hazard involving the battery. According to the safety report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 1,228 vehicles

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Suppliers bullish about next year: AAPEX webinar
October 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  By Allan Janssen Despite fears of a lingering pandemic, a panel of well-placed aftermarket executives agrees there is room to be optimistic about the industry’s prospects for the next 15 months. Speaking on an AAPEX webinar this week, Bob

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John Bean welcomed as official sponsor of WorldSkills
October 23, 2020 by Christine Hogg

John Bean is officially a global industry partner of WorldSkills International, and will support WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 with automobile technology, providing wheel alignment and calibration equipment. “We are very pleased to welcome such a world class company to WorldSkills,” said

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Category Focus: Engine Parts
October 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Recent announcements from automotive aftermarket tool makers, parts manufacturers, and distributors.

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Hunter hosting virtual expo during AAPEX
October 22, 2020 by Christine Hogg

As part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), Hunter is hosting an event of its own. The Hunter Innovation Expo will webcast multiple times from Nov. 3 through Nov. 5 and will involve exciting equipment demonstrations and exclusive promotional offers

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Liqui Moly & Edd China team up for video series
October 22, 2020 by Christine Hogg

YouTuber Edd China, also known for his Discovery Channel TV series “Wheeler Dealers” has teamed up with Liqui Moly to create a series of video tutorials. China is using his own Ford Mondeo ST200 and his Range Rover to show

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AAPEX announces lineup of keynote speakers
October 22, 2020 by Christine Hogg

AAPEX has announced its keynote speaker lineup. Taking place from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5, this year’s virtual AAPEX Experience Keynote Session will feature a roundtable discussion with panelists sharing their insights on, “What to Expect on the Road Ahead.”

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New AIA study measures COVID-19 impact on aftermarket
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

  COVID-19 has disrupted the Canadian economy, and, inevitably, the automotive aftermarket, a recent study shows. Published every two years, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s 2020 Outlook Study provides an in-depth examination of the state of the Canadian

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New Volvo XC40 could make EVs more accessible to Canadians
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

With the recent release of Volvo’s first-ever fully-electric vehicle, the Volvo XC40 Recharge, Canadians could soon have a wider range of electric vehicle charging stations across the country. One of the greatest barriers to consumer EV adoption remains range anxiety;

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Epicor offering free consultations with new initiative
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

There’s a new tech-focused solution for aftermarket parts and service businesses looking to increase their revenue in a post-pandemic world. Free of charge, Epicor Software Corporation’s “Epic Results” initiative aims to promote business growth by providing “Profit Clinic” consultations. The

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Arnott expands product line with purchase of AccuAir
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Arnott, which specializes in the production of air suspension products for passenger vehicles – has purchased the assets of the former AccuAir Control Systems suspension company. This purchase enables Arnott to expand its air suspension products within the performance and

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ATEQ TPMS Tools expands European division
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

ATEQ TPMS Tools, LC,  leader of TPMS Tool solutions for the OE, Industrial and Aftermarket industries, announced the appointment of  Matthias Froehlich to the European TPMS team. Froehlich’s  new responsibilities will include managing sales, accounts,  maintaining the European market, training