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San Antonio - The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has promoted John Carlson (JC) Washbish to Director of Marketing for the organization.  JC will lead the marketing group’s efforts in the development and implementation of all communications, promotions, branding, public relations and event...
South San Franciso, Calif.—Three technicians have been selected to represent the U.S. at the AP Expert International Technicians Challenge in Warsaw in September. SSF Auto Parts conducted a nationwide competition this summer to determine a team that includes James Koppenhaver, of Portola Valley,...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Aug. 17, 2017 – AAPEX has introduced its 2017 Mobile App that lets attendees register for the event, get the latest news, learn about new products, and search for exhibitors by name, product and brand. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and is...
BETHESDA, MD – The Auto Care Association announced the formation of the Emerging Technologies Committee – a new standing committee comprised of staff, member volunteers and external stakeholders who will spearhead research and development for vehicle network interfaces, vehicle connectivity and...
Harsh winter weather can be tough on vehicles, and the last thing any driver needs is to break down. Before the cold weather sets in, Fall Car Care Month in October is the ideal time to kick off the winter driving season and remind customers that getting their vehicles ready for winter while...
July 11, 2017 Community car care events conducted across the country reveal that the majority of vehicles need service on one or more inspected areas of the vehicle. “At the Car Care Council, we stress the importance of preventative vehicle maintenance and provide free tools, tips and information...
August 1, 2017 -- The Car Care Council recently received three prestigious awards from the North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) for outstanding print media coverage of its consumer feature articles, nearly three times the average visibility. According to NAPS, most articles from companies and...
DENSO Corporation, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Intel Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO, INC., Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation today announced that they have initiated the formation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium....
St. Louis, MO – August 7, 2017 -- Hunter Engineering is pleased to announce the newly redesigned Hunter.com has been awarded a Platinum dotCOMM award in the Business to Business Website category. The dotCOMM Awards is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital...
ST. JOHNS, Fla. -- Skip Potter, executive director of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) since June 2012, informed the Board of Directors earlier this month of his intent to retire, August 31, 2017, and has begun working with NASTF leadership for the transition to new management....

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