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Akebono wins shipping award from Alliance
February 11, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance named Akebono Brake Corporation its 2018 Supplier Award for Outstanding Shipping Performance. The award recognizes prompt delivery from suppliers. “We continually strive to deliver the best possible shipping performance; delivering complete, accurate and on-time orders

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Billy Moore joins AirSept as sales engineer
February 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

AirSept has hired aftermarket marketing specialist Billy Moore as its sales engineer. In the newly created position, Moore will report to AirSept executive vice president Greg McGuinness and assist the company in its national sales efforts through distribution channels and

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Schrader celebrates 175th year, sets new focus on future tech
February 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Schrader Performance Sensors, an aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, is celebrating 175 years since its founding in 1844 as a maker of rubber valves and fittings. The special occasion – in classic Latin its “dodransbicentennial” year – comes only months

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AASA hires new director
February 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has hired Megan Gardner as its new director of membership and sponsorship. She will be responsible for membership growth and retention, identifying member needs and potential new association services, and building relationships and relevance

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Five things that will change your business
February 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

New vehicle sales to slow, used market to grow – good news for the aftermarket but challenges await

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New Apollo D8 videos added by Snap-on
February 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

Snap-on has added 11 training videos to its website to help technicians navigate features of the new APOLLO D8 scan tool The videos, available at http://diagnostics.snapon.com/trainingsolutions, range from an introduction to a complete vehicle system scan. “The five-minute Training Solutions

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AIA to host automobile programming event in B.C.
February 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) will host a technician training day in Burnaby, B.C. in March. The event, dubbed “Vehicle Programming Today!” will be a presentation of the association’s new Automotive Service Associate Program (ASAP) which allows service

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Tenneco adds to Quick-Strut coverage
February 7, 2019 by Adam Malik

Monroe Quick-Strut added 17 replacement assembly numbers, covering 2.8 million late-model passenger vehicles. Tenneco, its parent company, also added 17 new premium shock absorbers and conversion kits to the line, giving 16 million replacement opportunities. The latest applications now covered

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Mitchell 1 Integrates SureTrack and ProDemand
February 7, 2019 by Adam Malik

Repair information solutions provider Micthell 1 has enhanced its search engine in ProDemand to include relevant information from its user community SureTrack. When a technician types in a code, component or symptom into ProDemand, the software delivers related community trends

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Icahn Automotive completes acquisition of RPM Automotive
February 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Icahn Automotive Group LLC, which owns and operates auto repair and maintenance providers Pep Boys, AAMCO and Precision Tune Auto Care, has completed its acquisition of RPM Automotive. The deal expands Icahn’s presence in the Southeastern U.S. by 10 locations

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Marx Group hires new account exec, expands its Detroit team
February 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Marx Group, a full-service marketing communications agency specializing in automotive aftermarket, trucking, tech and consumer goods, has hired a new account executive, expanding its Detroit-based team. Caitlin Dempsey joins Marx Group after several years at Hirons & Company, an advertising,

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NATA elects new president, reinforces commitment to CASIS
February 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Ronald Tremblay, owner of The Garage in Vancouver, B.C., has been elected the new president of the National Automotive Trades Association (NATA). The association, an umbrella group for aftermarket repair associations in Canada, met in Toronto to elect a leader,