National Mechanical

‘The Group’ leadership meets to chart growth strategy

Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Va.— A strategic planning session for the recently formed Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) was held Feb. 9-11, in Costa Rica. The Group was formed through the merger of the Pronto and Federated program groups with a goal to maximize effectiveness through a combination of efforts and resources.

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
More than three-quarters of consumers who negotiated repair bills were successful in receiving discounts Yonkers, N.Y.—Consumer Reports’ latest survey of repair service satisfaction found the odds are consumers will be more satisfied with an independent repair shop than with a...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Prestone capitalizes on OEM relationships and drives coolant technology to aftermarket Orion, Mich.—As Champion Laboratories and FRAM have merged together under the umbrella of FRAM Filtration with factory and engineering consolidations, FRAM Filtration manufactures 30 different brands of oil...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Motorcraft ATF helps service facilities stock proper fluids for performance Dearborn, Mich.—When it comes to automatic transmission fluids, there is no one-size-fits-all-solution. Ford transmissions are designed for use in many different service environments and operating conditions, and each...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Novvi develops environmentally friendly lubrication solutions without compromising performance or price Emeryville, Calif.—For shops seeking an environmentally friendly engine oil and lubricant alternative without compromising the performance of petroleum-based product, there’s now an...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Centreville, Va.—Carfax announced a major expansion of the Carfax Service Network. The no-cost vehicle maintenance program is evolving to better connect member shops with the nearly one million car owners using myCarfax. As part of the expansion, each participating dealership and aftermarket...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Sycamore, Ill.—If there is one thing every technician hates, it’s the bolt they just can’t get to. “You can get a wrench on it but there is not enough room to swing it. It’s a problem technicians face every day,” said Walt Sedlacek, SK Tools director of sales and...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Bethesda, Md.—With National Car Care Month in April quickly approaching, shops can develop a proactive plan to alert customers to invest in their vehicles to keep them running better and longer. “With gas prices this low, motorists have a few more dollars in their pockets to spend on...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:36
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, California. With over 300 people from across North America registered to attend, this will be one of...
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 16:22
MAHLE has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the wholly-owned thermal business of U.S. automotive supplier Delphi Automotive PLC. In 2014, the division and its approximately 7,600 employees achieved annual sales of around USD 1.2 billion (roughly EUR 1.0 billion). After approval by the...
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 16:21
PENDLETON, Ind. -- Remy International Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all assets of Maval Manufacturing Inc., a Twinsburg, Ohio manufacturer, remanufacturer, and distributor of steering systems, components, and specialty products to the...
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