February 26th, 2015

‘Hateful Eight’ film crew spends more than $140,000 at Telluride Tire

Telluride, Colo.—Telluride Tire has benefited from February’s snows and the cast and crew from Tarantino’s new film “The Hateful Eight,” according to a recent report from Colorado Public Radio (CPR).

Owner Stuart Armstrong said that since the first film crews arrived in November, they’ve spent more than $140,000 at his shop. He estimates his staff has put more than 200 studded and snow tires, in addition to other equipment, on vehicles ranging from rental cars to shuttle buses to dually trucks.

Calendar of Events


Feb. 28-Mar. 1 * 2015 Mega Show, Competition Specialties, Inc., Auburn. For details, visit



March 3-6 * The Work Truck Show 2015 and 51st annual NTEA Convention, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. Visit

February 25th

March 2015 - Publisher's Statement

National Car Care month approaches

     As we put the winter of 2015 in the rear view mirror, it’s time to begin contemplating National Car Care Month in April.  This award-winning industry program continues to expand and improve.  And, it is not too early, at all, to begin making plans as to how your business can leverage the Car Care Council’s national consumer media campaign to help grow your business and make a marketing impression in your community.

BAR notifies smog check stations of OIS implementation and equipment requirements

Ranch Cordova, Calif.—The executive office of the Bureau of Automotive Repair recently sent a notification to smog check station owners alerting them of a statewide OBD Inspection System (OIS) implementation, beginning March 9.

Upcoming changes to the Smog Check Program include the following:

1. Smog check stations must use an OBD Inspection System to test the following vehicles:

Automotive Parts Associates is set to host its 34th Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California

Lenexa, Kansas – Automotive Parts Associates will host its 34th Annual Conference,
“Shifting Into High Gear,” on March 18 - 20, 2015 at the Hyatt Century Plaza in Los Angeles,

Drive Train Industries announces updates on training classes in 2015 and 70th anniversary open house

March 3, 3015
Title:  Brake Systems Training
Montrose, CO
9:00 am to Noon

  • Air Disc Brakes & Antilock Braking Systems:
  • Operation
  • Inspection
  • Diagnostics

Troubleshooting of the following components:

FRAM Filtration Rolls Out Expanded Filter Program for Professional Installers: FRAM Pro Series

Oil, air and cabin air filter offerings deliver trusted products to help drive shop business
LAKE FOREST, IL (Feb. 24, 2015) – FRAM®, a leading U.S. oil filter brand, today announced the rollout of the FRAM Pro Series product line, a set of oil, air and cabin air filters designed specifically for use by professional installers. The FRAM Pro Series is the first product line to align oil filter selection with the specific oil used most frequently by professional installers and commercial garages.


SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS (February 24, 2015) – Vintage racing fans and participants will see purple at Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) events in 2015 thanks to the presence of Royal Purple, the Official Racing Oil/Lubricant of SVRA. SVRA vintage racers and crews know that when using Royal Purple, their cars will receive performance benefits and protection similar to those experienced by top professional racing teams.

ATP Automotive Front Differentials For GM Trucks and SUVs Save Time and Money

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. – Feb. xx, 2015 – Because they are no longer available from the car dealer as new, ATP Automotive’s fully remanufactured front differentials for GM® trucks and SUVs offer the best alternative to bench rebuilding the unit or buying used.

ACCEL Performance Group launches new web-based video series, ACCEL IT

ACCEL Travels the Country, Surprising Unsuspecting Auto Enthusiasts With Free On-Site Performance Upgrades
CLEVELAND (February 18, 2015) – ACCEL Performance Group, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance automotive and motorcycle parts and accessories, today announced that it has launched a new web-based automotive video series called ACCEL IT.