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CATEGORY FOCUS: Shop Tools
August 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released products in the automotive repair tools space include: heavy duty die grinders from Snap-on; low-vibration hammers from Chicago Pneumantic ; a high-torque impact wrench from Milwaukee; and a new service cart from Matco Tools. Welcome to Auto Service

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VDO Redi-Sensor eliminates need to mail in warranty registrations
August 9, 2019 by Renee Montague

A new warranty registration website launched by Continental Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket allows shops to register customer information making the warrantee process easier. “We created the VDO Redi-Sensor warranty website to give technicians a faster and easier way to register

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Jobbers… I would love to hear from you!
August 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Camps that are sometimes seen as being in opposition to one another should, in fact, be working together.

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Americans delaying maintenance to the tune of nearly $25 billion a year
August 8, 2019 by Renee Montague

Brake pads, tire changes and oil changes rank at the top of the list of unperformed maintenance work in the U.S., according to the Auto Care Association’s latest Factbook. The annual report on the health of the aftermarket pegs the

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AAPEX learning sessions to address top industry trends
August 8, 2019 by Renee Montague

More than 48,000 buyers and 162,000 aftermarket professionals from 126 countries are expected to attend AAPEX 2019 in Las Vegas on November 5-7. AAPEX 2019 will feature the popular New Product and New Packaging Showcases as well as the Technology

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How routine work builds loyalty
August 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Selling things like oil changes and brake jobs puts you in a great position to build loyal customers.

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Permatex and PowerNationTV build a 2019 Dodge Challenger
August 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

Permatex and PowerNationTV are teaming up to build a 2019 Dodge Challenger 5.7L Hemi V8 to award to a lucky winner in April 2020. The build will be featured in three episodes of Engine Power’s new season by hosts Mike

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Mr. Lube partners with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
August 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

During the month of August, Mr. Lube locations across the country will raise funds for Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada with their Kids Drive Program. “We are excited to launch the August Kids Drive to kick off our new

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BY THE NUMBERS: A look at texting
August 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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Liqui Moly to partner with Canadian powersports distributor Kimpex
August 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

German oil and additive specialist Liqui Moly is significantly expanding its powersports business in Canada, making its products available through the distributor Kimpex. We have found a great partner in Kimpex,” says Carlos Travé, who is responsible for Liqui Moly’s two-wheeler

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Georgianne Dickey to preside over ACC
August 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

NTN senior manager of product and marketing communications Georgianne Dickey has been named the new president of the Automotive Communication Council (ACC). Dickey has been an ACC member for the past 10 years, serving on the board for six of those

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APD to offer management training this fall
August 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

APD will host management training sessions for auto service providers this fall. A SMART (Service Management and Results Training) class will be offered Sept. 10-12, featuring Murray Voth of RPM Training. It will be held at the APD branch in