River Valley

McKay NAPA Continues Make-A-Wish Support

Headquartered in Litchfield, Illinois, McKay NAPA Auto Parts once again provided a huge boost to Make-A-Wish Illinois funds with their continued efforts to fulfill ‘Wishes’ for local children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.  Culminating at McKay’s 9th Annual Tool & Equipment Show in Staunton, IL on October 9th, 2014, the company raised $40,000.00 this year for Make-A-Wish.  The funds stay in the areas of McKay NAPA Auto Parts 18 mid and southwest Illinois stores.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
St. Charles, Mo.—Although many consumers view automotive service as a commodity, good sales techniques are sometimes required to show them the difference in expert-level car care, said Jay Moore, president of SafeWay Tire & Auto Center. “We’d rather let people know up front...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
ILLINOIS Robert Bosch LLC has established a scholarship program through UTI (Universal Technical Institute) with a gift of $50,000 to the Lilse, Ill., campus. The program will assist students with funding their education at the school. Multiple $1,000 scholarships and employment grants will be...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Maplewood, Mo.—After working at Don’s Body Shop in Overland for 40 years and owning it for 35, Dennis Carroll expanded his operations in March by opening a second location geared toward quicker repairs and more customer-pay work designed with options in mind. “It’s called...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
St. Charles, Mo.—All too often, people expect opportunities to fall into their lap, when they’re usually disguised as a problem, said Rick White, managing partner of One Eighty Business Solutions in Harrisonburg, Va., and consultant to the automotive repair industry. White kicked off...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Jasper, Ind.—Jasper Engines & Transmissions officially started transmission production at its new Drivetrain Remanufacturing facility in Jasper, Indiana, Sept. 8.       The first transmission remanufactured was a front-wheel drive GM 4T65E. It was the culmination...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Dellwood, Mo.—John Zisser sits in his office at his makeshift desk, a plastic folding table that’s stood in for his oversize antique wooden desk since Zisser Tire was vandalized and looted Aug. 10, after the police shooting of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson the day before. About 20...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Belleville, Ill.—After 87 years in business, the Meckfessel family is going strong in independent service and repair. “My grandfather started the shop in 1927,” said Mark Meckfessel, who, along with his brother, Kent, and sister, Mandy, has run Meckfessel Tire and Auto since their...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 09:50
St. Louis—Stone Wheel Inc. has just added the Beck/Arnley line of OE-quality import parts to its 17 warehouses in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Wisconsin. And in the St. Louis market it recently teamed up with the company to educate customers about what OE-quality parts and fluids are...
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
ILLINOIS The Auto & Truck Recyclers of Illinois 2014 Convention and Trade Show is Sept. 19-20, at the Embassy Suites East Peoria Hotel and Conference Center. Seminars and events include Parts Trader, speakers Rob Rainwater and Dan Bruner, airbag and forklift training, a tour of Neal Auto Parts...
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
St. Louis—With modern vehicles having more control modules than ever, it’s critical to have an OEM scan tool to reprogram them, said Mike Fitzgibbons, who with his brother, Clif Fitzgibbons, owns and operates Fitz’z Service Inc. and the Airbag Service franchise for the St. Louis...
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