Aftermarket parts industry consultant Dan Morrissey challenges some of the statements made at the ABPA convention by Jack Gillis of CAPA.
Miami—Consumer group support may be wavering for proposed federal legislation that could curtail automakers’ ability to use design patents to limit the sale of non-OEM crash parts, aftermarket parts distributors were told at a recent industry even
University Auto Parts is a family-driven business that includes (from l.) Cole Shaffer, Brenda Shaffer, Joel Pitre, Kellie Pitre and Brad Shaffer.
Broomfield, Colo.—Cole Shaffer was raised in the NAPA family – both literally and figuratively.
Daniel Wininger receives a number of benefits from the Technet program, including training and a nationwide warranty for all work done at the shop.
Russellville, Mo.—Customers from as far away as 30 miles come to High Point Repair Services for its reputation as a provider of honest, high-quality repairs using high-quality parts, said Daniel Wininger, owner of the rural shop about 25 miles wes
Owner Barry Roberts has faced many obstacles over the years at Reno Auto Body, but getting the right parts for his repairs hasn’t been one of them.
Reno, Nev.—Reno Auto Body is located not far from casino row, but Owner Barry Roberts isn’t willing to gamble when it comes to the quality of his collision repairs.
SSF CEO Thomas Beer is always looking for new ways to set up his European repair shops for on-going success. That’s why he and his team recently added a new technical training program and a division that sells tools, equipment and shop supplies.
San Francisco—In 1976, two guys named Jobs and Wozniak started Apple Computer in a little garage just down the road from SSF Imported Auto Parts in South San Francisco.
Melanie Lewis, general manager of the NAPA seven-store group, is shown with Shell Sloan, manager of The Parts Store in Burlington, headquarters of the operation.
Burlington, Wash.—From humble beginnings, a NAPA Auto Parts group in Washington’s Skagit County has grown to be a major player in parts distribution with seven stores, including a store in Everett (Snohomish County), said Melanie Lewis, the group’
Aftermarket parts industry consultant Dan Morrissey challenges some of the statements made at the ABPA convention by Jack Gillis of CAPA.
University Auto Parts is a family-driven business that includes (from l.) Cole Shaffer, Brenda Shaffer, Joel Pitre, Kellie Pitre and Brad Shaffer.
Daniel Wininger receives a number of benefits from the Technet program, including training and a nationwide warranty for all work done at the shop.
Owner Barry Roberts has faced many obstacles over the years at Reno Auto Body, but getting the right parts for his repairs hasn’t been one of them.
SSF CEO Thomas Beer is always looking for new ways to set up his European repair shops for on-going success. That’s why he and his team recently added a new technical training program and a division that sells tools, equipment and shop supplies.
Melanie Lewis, general manager of the NAPA seven-store group, is shown with Shell Sloan, manager of The Parts Store in Burlington, headquarters of the operation.
Driver Jack Beckman speaks to onlookers as rain puts a pause on Dodge Challenger racing at the Autonation Parts Center/Mopar Wholesale Appreciation Night, July 21, at Bandimere Speedway.
Morrison, Colo.— Mopar and Pennzoil kicked off the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, July 22-24, by announcing their sponsorship of the Top Fuel Dragster driven by Don Schumacher Racing driver Leah Pritchett. “To have two great global corporations like Mopar and...
The most recent version of the app includes an interactive user guide that explains all the app’s features.
Atlanta—Where there’s an app, there’s a way. Since its introduction last year at the NAPA Expo 2015 in May, the NAPA AutoCare App has gained traction with consumers and NAPA AutoCare Centers as a way to stay connected with one another for service and repair and more. “It was launched to address the...
The new Premium series boasts a larger 4” color display.
Launch Tech USA announces new CRP123 Premium and CRP129 Premium Code Readers Ontario, Calif.—The Launch CRP123 and CRP129 code readers have been upgraded to a “Premium” edition. The new Premium series boasts a larger 4” color display, increased storage, revised button layout for improved navigation...
The 2017 Subaru BRZ offers new design features plus heavily bolstered sport seats, a new multi-function instrument display, and a refined Boxer engine.
Big buy. Nissan purchased 34 percent of Mitsubishi Motors in May for a reported $2.2 billion and entered a strategic alliance similar to the one Nissan has had with Renault since 1999. The investment was said to have been a good deal for Nissan as Mitsubishi stock was worth substantially higher in...
The new Forward F12 lift can be configured for multiple drive-through clearances including two widths and four heights.
New Forward Lift F12 Two-Post Lift gives shops service versatility Madison, Ind.—Forward Lift’s new heavy-duty F12 two-post lift is a 12,000-pound capacity two-post lift shops can use to service a wide range of vehicles. “This lift was designed to deliver more bang for the buck,” said John Uhl,...
There are many advantages to having your technicians on a performance-based pay program (flat rate, bonuses based on productivity, etc.), rather than a fixed hourly rate. Unfortunately, many shop owners are afraid to take the leap and convert to these performance-based programs. Although there are...
NACE/CARS heads to the West Coast with increased OEM support, says Dan Risley, president/CEO of ASA, the show’s sponsor.
North Richland Hills, Texas—The International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) will be at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 9-13. It marks the first time the event has been offered west of Las Vegas. Although its...
The SATA dry jet 2 uses the same Venturi principle as its predecessor, but has an extra-large footprint for increased waterborne paint drying efficiency.
SATA Dry Jet 2 is more efficient and easier to use Spring Valley, Minn.— To ensure fast drying of waterborne paint, it is vital to apply as much air as possible within a short period of time onto the painted object. To achieve this objective, the new SATA dry jet 2 (www.satausa.com; order number...
 
 

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