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The newly released SMP Parts App 2.0 features an array of new tools to make part lookups even easier.
NEW YORK, N.Y., December 1, 2016 - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the release of the SMP® Parts App 2.0, available for download on the App Store and Google Play Store. Building off the success of the award-winning SMP Parts App 1.0, the revamped SMP Parts App 2.0 features an array of...
Launch Tech USA’s Scott Gompper presents the company’s Millennium line of code readers at AAPEX.
Las Vegas—Scott Gompper, Director of Marketing for Launch Tech USA, introduced the company’s X-431 PRO at AAPEX in Las Vegas, which is a professional, bi-directional scan tool tablet. It uses a class-1 Bluetooth 4.0 connector to ‘talk’ to a vehicle, he said, adding that it services all makes/all...
No special training or diagnostic expertise is required to successfully operate the new VDO Autodiagnos Check service tool.
New VDO Autodiagnos Check service tool simplifies service Las Vegas—Continental showcased its new “VDO Autodiagnos Check” service tool for service centers at the 2016 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas. The tool’s specialty is the simplification of everyday service applications. Continental reduced the tool’s...
From left: Bosch product specialists Dominik Jedrzejak and Rob Butz were on hand during AAPEX to discuss steering products and the OTC Evolve diagnostic tool, respectively. (Photos by Brandy Simmons)
Las Vegas—Bosch has added steering to its portfolio of automotive system components. The Bosch Automotive Steering Division made its first aftermarket appearance at AAPEX 2016 and develops technically sophisticated solutions for all major vehicle manufacturers, the company said. In the aftermarket...
David Boer, vice president of Marketing, NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), announces the launch of NGK Ignition Coils. (Photo by Brandy Simmons )
Wixom, Mich.—Adding to its high-quality lineup of ignition parts, NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) announced the addition of NGK Ignition Coils to its product offering. With market coverage for nearly 96 percent of vehicles in operation in the U.S., the comprehensive product range includes more than 450...
Brian Herron, president of Drew Technologies, accepts the SEMA New Product Award in the Collision Repair & Refinish Product category for his company’s Remote Assisted Programming kit as presenters Jessi Combs and Dennis Pittsenbarger look on.
Las Vegas–Each year, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) awards the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products. This year, more than 3,000 products were entered into 16 different showcase categories to be considered for the SEMA New Product Awards. “Winners were...
With the addition of the repair shop telematics products, Innova now has a complete suite of telematics devices for fleets, service facilities and the consumer.
Las Vegas—Innova, which recently acquired Aftermarket Telematics Technologies, is launching two repair shop products: a dongle-based telematics device and a blue tooth device that shops can provide to customers so service facilities can compete with OEM telematics. “Until now, aftermarket repair...
Lenexa, KS (November 30, 2016) – Four new battery service products recently launched by Clore Automotive include a four-channel charger, a heavy-duty charger, a digital tester with printer and a line of booster cables. Charge Up To Four Different Batteries With One ChargerThe new PRO-LOGIX 2A x 4...
Conway, AR – November 30, 2016 – The new Hofmann® geoliner® 770 Diagnostic Wheel Alignment System offers users the ultimate in productivity and speed. Featuring innovative, award-winning technology, the Hofmann geoliner 770 is perfect for high-volume shops that specialize in alignments and wheel...
POWAY, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 – Mitchell 1 announces enhancements in the latest release of the Manager™ SE shop management system to streamline auto repair shop accounting and credit card payment tasks. Two applications, Accounting Link from The Back Office and 1st Mile powered by Merchant Partners...

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