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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Associated Equipment Corp. (AEC) announces New BEST IN CLASS Warranty program for domestically made wheeled battery chargers. Associated Equipment’s new BEST IN CLASS warranty provides TWO (2) year manufacturer’s warranty with FIVE (5) years transformer/rectifier for heavy...
“The Auto Care Association urges President Trump not to follow through on his threat to increase tariffs on $200 billion in imported goods from China as soon as this week. The proposed sudden increase from 10% to 25% would have an immediate negative impact on not only the U.S. businesses that...
Washington D.C.—Automotive industry trade associations have joined to oppose legislation House Bill 451 in Missouri aimed at eliminating that state’s premier vehicle safety inspection program. The Auto Care Association, Automotive Service Association and Tire Industry Association are longtime...
5 Stones Media has introduced a brand new division of their company, Shop Marketing Pros. This new auto repair shop marketing division will serve independent auto repair shop owners who need help drawing in customers. For Shop Marketing Pros’ owners, it will be a familiar journey complete with new...
Today I want to talk to you about success and the inherent frustration you’ll unfailingly encounter as you drive to achieve your dreams. You know that frustrated feeling I’m talking about — the one that comes from things taking you longer and requiring far more effort than you counted on to realize...
PurePower Technologies exhibits at HDAW 2019 and introduces its expanded turbo and injector lineup to the aftermarket.
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has promoted John Carlson “JC” Washbish to vice president of Marketing. Washbish will continue to lead the marketing efforts for the Alliance including promotions, branding, communications and events. He was previously the director of marketing having joined the...
FCA to Expand Production Capacity in Michigan to Grow Core Brands, Electrify Jeep Vehicles; $4.5 Billion to Build New Assembly Plant in Detroit and Add Production at Five Existing Michigan Facilities, Creating Nearly 6,500 Jobs Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. confirmed today plans to invest a total...
EMPI CFO/COO Todd Tyler (left) and general manager of sales Jesse Hardin show off the company’s project Volkswagen Beetle. Air-cooled VWs remain the company’s “bread-and-butter.”
Anaheim, Calif.—Air-cooled Volkswagens have long-enjoyed a vibrant automotive aftermarket, and for good reason. There were a lot of them to keep running, with more than 21 and a half million of just one model, the iconic Beetle, sold around the world from its first production in 1949 to the final...
SEMA Truck of the Year: Ford F-Series (Photos by Jay Sicht)
Las Vegas—The top trending vehicle models in five categories were announced at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Selected by manufacturing exhibitors, the SEMA Vehicle of the Year award winners are: • SEMA Car of the Year: Ford Mustang • SEMA Truck of the Year: Ford F-Series • SEMA 4x4/SUV of the...
Bill Hanvey (left), president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, delivered the opening statements alongside Bill Long, president and COO of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). The ceremony included a breakfast and featured keynote speakers John King and Karl Rove. (Photos by Shane Rohleder)
Las Vegas—CNN’s John King and political strategist Karl Rove gave their views on how tariffs could impact the automotive aftermarket industry during the grand opening keynote breakfast at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas. King said the great unknown is what will happen post-elections, such as Special...

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