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New filters feed high-performance cars
January 12, 2017 by Adam Malik

High-performance streetcars can now use a new line of oil filters from Fram under the hood. The company recently announced its new racing oil filters product line designed for extreme operating conditions. To help alleviate pressure on the engine, Fram

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VDO blower motors for HVAC systems
September 28, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket will now offer a line of VDO blower motors for direct replacement on modern utility vans. The VDO HVAC system blower motors line offers model coverage for Chevrolet City Express, Dodge / Mercedes Sprinter, Ford

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Cool Looks Heat Up
August 1, 2015 by Martha Uniake Breen

Cool custom looks for cars have always been one of the more interesting niche markets for jobbers, and an excellent opportunity to differentiate you from the competition. But lately, the demand for consumers personalizing their vehicles is hotter than ever.

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Demand for Quality Brake Parts Continues To Grow
August 1, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

With customers hanging onto their vehicles longer, most are much more receptive to investing a little more for aftermarket parts that will give them good performance, increased safety, and a longer life. With the price point between first-line and second-line

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Import Applications And You: OE Platform Changes Put Pressure On Jobbers
August 1, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Maintaining adequate warehouse space has been an ongoing challenge for jobbers for more than a decade, given the continued onslaught of new parts from OEMs as they strive to make their vehicles lighter and more fuel-efficient. And tough as it’s

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Longer Service Intervals Driving Premium Filter Sales
July 1, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Working to meet the growing demands of discerning vehicle owners, North American aftermarket suppliers are increasingly manufacturing premium air, fuel, and oil filters that are more durable and provide better filtration capacities to meet extended replacement intervals. A key factor

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Dorval Auto Parts 2015 Jobber of the Year A Family Values Success Story
July 1, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Investing in people is the key to success in business, according to the owners of Dorval Auto Parts, a Bestbuy Distributors shareholder that operates three stores in the Quebec region: Dorval Auto Parts, St-Henri Auto Parts, and Sources Auto Parts.It was

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Stricter Emission Standards Driving Aftermarket Sales
July 1, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

With the new, tougher OBD-II emission standards, emission components sales are increasing across the board. In a recent survey by Jobber News, over 85% of respondents report they have seen a steady increase in emission component sales. Some 20% of

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Strategic Partnerships: Do they work?
July 1, 2015 by Mark Borkowski

The old adage that “one plus one makes three” explains the special alchemy of a merger or an acquisition.The most practical definition of strategic partnerships is that they are an association between two companies who agree to work together to

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High-Tech Apps Improve Belt And Hose Sales
July 1, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

High-output alternators, mounted to more fuel-efficient engines that are squeezed into even smaller engine compartments, have resulted in substantially more operational stresses on both the serpentine belts and coolant hoses.“These newer engine designs and tighter engine compartments have created an

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT, PEOPLE STILL MATTER
July 1, 2015 by Auto Service World

It’s time to address some very important aspects concerning the changing of the guard in the aftermarket.As many of our industry veterans transition to more, um, leisurely pursuits, they are taking their long years of experience and relationships with them.It

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Tune-up Tips To Build Sales
June 1, 2015 by Auto Service World

Today, a strong argument could easily be made that the term “tune-up” no longer applies to today’s auto park. Today’s vehicles are now equipped with electronic ignitions and several onboard computers that control all of these functions and more.The term