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Uni-Select Reports Strong Third Quarter Profit, Automotive Margins Down
October 31, 2002 by Auto Service World

Uni-Select’s financial results for the third quarter of 2002 show a strong increase in profits over the previous year, with significant growth occurring in its automotive segment.Net profits increased by 21.0% to attain $5,856,000 or $0.32 per share compared to

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PREVIEW: SmartGarage at Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, Las Vegas, Nev., November 5-8, 2002 (October 31, 2002)
October 31, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), held annually in Las Vegas, Nev., will features every guy’s dream garage: the SmartGarage.<br>Located at the AAPEX show at the Sands Expo Center and created exclusively for Popular Science, the SmartGarage is billed as

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Delphi First to Earn i-Shop Certification
October 29, 2002 by Auto Service World

Delphi Product & Service Solutions, part of Delphi Corporation has recieved i-SHOP certification for its patented DS800 computer-implemented diagnostic system.The i-Shop standard, (AAIA Open Industry Standards) provides an industry standard for data and communications among shop equipment. The DS800 platform,

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U.S. News: ChevronTexaco Launches Enhanced Motor Oil
October 29, 2002 by Auto Service World

ChevronTexaco Global Lubricants (CTGL) has announced an enhanced version of its Havoline brand passenger car motor oil. The enhanced Havoline Motor Oil will be available in the United States by the end of November 2002.According to the company, the improved

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Truckers Can Rock and Roll Down the Road with Satellite Radio
October 28, 2002 by Auto Service World

Delphi has introduced a satellite radio system for commercial truck applications.With the introduction of satellite radio broadcasts, Delphi is helping commercial vehicle manufacturers provide truck drivers with the ability to receive radio programming despite the tremendous mileage they log each

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PREVIEW: Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, Las Vegas, Nev., November 5-8, 2002
October 25, 2002 by Auto Service World

Only one week to go before the largest automotive aftermarket event in North America opens in Las Vegas.Combining the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), as well as the Internation Tire Retailers Association

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PREVIEW: Live Rodeo and Texas Barbecue to Kick of International Autobody Congress & Exposition
October 25, 2002 by Auto Service World

The 20th Annual International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) in Dallas, Tex., will officially open on Dec. 5 with a Big “D” Welcome Party featuring a Live Rodeo and a traditional Texas barbecue with all the trimmings. The evening’s entertainment

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SmarTire Changes Focus to OE Level from Aftermarket (October 25, 2002)
October 25, 2002 by Auto Service World

SmarTire Systems Inc., a developer of tire pressure and temperature monitoring technology, has announced changes to its executive management team in response to a change in the company’s market focus.The company says that it will be increasing market focus at

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SmarTire Changes Focus to OE Level from Aftermarket (October 25, 2002)
October 25, 2002 by Auto Service World

SmarTire Systems Inc., a developer of tire pressure and temperature monitoring technology, has announced changes to its executive management team in response to a change in the company’s market focus.The company says that it will be increasing market focus at

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Survey Reveals Consumers Place a Premium on Branded Tires and Car Stereos
October 24, 2002 by Auto Service World

Automakers trying to strengthen their image by using brand-name components may want to focus on the tires and stereos, where most consumers look for names they know and trust, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2002 Global Component Branding

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Greenpeace Tells Alberta’s Klein He’s a Threat to Climate, Health
October 23, 2002 by Auto Service World

Greenpeace activists gave a message to Alberta Premier Ralph Klein, flanking him on stage wearing gas masks to illustrate the threat Klein poses to the climate due to his opposition to Kyoto. Greenpeace has repeatedly challenged Klein to a debate

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Rack Manufacturer Launching At SEMA
October 23, 2002 by Auto Service World

SportRack Automotive (SRA) will be introducing the inclusion of several new versatile accessory items into its already diverse line of multi-sport lifestyle accessory products at the SEMA 2002 Show in Las Vegas November 5-8. These products, which will be manufactured