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John Bean app designed to makes wheel balancing easier
September 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  John Bean has released a new app to help service technicians identify the best set of tools for their balancers, improve balancing accuracy, ensure rim protection and provide a faster setup. The new John Bean EZ-COLLETS app is free

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CAN Connect Virtual offers performance industry a place to meet
September 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

From Oct. 5 through Oct. 9, the Custom Automotive Network (CAN) is inviting the performance industry to get business done online during the CAN Connect Virtual event. Registration is open for the annual event, put on by the Custom Automotive

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Battery cooling fans
September 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Continental now offers a wide range of OE quality Hybrid Battery Cooling Fans for popular hybrids from model years 2003-2017. Formerly only available from the dealer, Continental has 16 part numbers available for exact replacement on hybrid models from

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Straw Poll: What I’ve learned during Covid
September 22, 2020 by Peter Bulmer

What lessons are people taking away from the extraordinary circumstances we’re all facing this year?

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Bestbuy’s ‘reimagined’ trade show enters second week
September 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bestbuy Distributors Limited opened its annual Buy & Sell trade show — in unprecedented virtual form — last week. The buying group hosted one-on-one meetings between Bestbuy shareholders and vendors, September 15-17. The popular feature of the annual show has a

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Castrol launches pails and racks to aid shop inventory management
September 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

As motor oil grades and specifications develop and vehicle technology evolves, auto repair shops must have several different grades of oil on hand where only a couple would have sufficed in the past. With this in mind, and combined with the

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Dana aftermarket site adds videos, literature
September 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Dana Aftermarket has developed a series of instructional videos to help automotive professionals get the most out of its industry-leading e-commerce platform. The site also features an extensive literature library that provides in-depth product attribute information. “For those new to

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ASW Conversation: Sahas Katta on the future of telematics
September 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

 Auto Service World · 027 Sahas Katta on the future of telematics       Sahas Katta founded Smartcar – a mobility software company – with his brother Sanketh in 2015. Its application programming interface is a “way in”

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Alliance wraps up virtual Sales and Marketing Forum today
September 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

    The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., will wrap up its annual Sales and Marketing Forum this afternoon with a virtual happy hour. The event drew a record audience when it kicked off on Wednesday morning, with hundreds of

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GMB adds 360-degree part photos to online catalogue
September 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

GMB has improved its online catalogue with additional technical details and 360-degree imagery of their most popular products. The company says visitors to the GMB online parts catalogue can search from their desktop or mobile device, getting a 3D, true-to-life

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Virtual conference to examine industry trends, new technology
September 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The aftermarket needs to keep up with new technology or risk future growth, says one of the scheduled speakers at the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) annual Technology Conference. Dr. Alison Burham, vice president of data science at RepairSmith, will

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SEMA Data Co-op acquires PartsHub
September 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

An industry-owned co-op dedicated to moving products through the use of standardized catalogue data has purchased the PartsHub catalogue management solution. The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) says the acquisition will allow it to expand its data services and provide its members with