National Mechanical

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- American Tire Distributors, Inc. ("ATD" or the "Company") today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with approximately 75% of its bondholders on the terms of a recapitalization that would reduce the Company's debt by...
The aftermarket industry hasn’t faced so many issues that represent both headwinds and tailwinds – at the same time and from the same source, says Chris Gardner, vice president, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) in a recent blog post. Technology such as e-tailing and telematics is...
Cologne, Germany—TecAlliance and Continental have developed a prototype of the first digital voice assistant for vehicle workshops as part of a joint innovation initiative. The voice assistance system supports technicians during the initial vehicle inspection. The digital voice assistant is based...
Madison, Ind.—Shop owners planning to build a new vehicle repair shop or expand an existing facility now has more accessibility to Rotary Lift’s assistPRO free professional facility planning assistance service that helps maximize shop efficiency and technician productivity, while avoiding costly...
San Diego—Today more than ever, the importance of creating a thorough blueprint for automotive repair is an integral part of proper and safe repairs. Creating a roadmap for how a vehicle is going to be repaired provides the most accurate and efficient methods of repair and ensures that every...
Portland, Ore.—According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, “Electric Vehicle Market by Type and Vehicle Type: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018-2025,” the global electric vehicle market was valued at $118.864.5 million in 2017, and is expected to reach $567,...
Mountain View, Calif.—The latest findings from mobile car repair company YourMechanic reveal the most common car issues by season across the U.S. “While some of the results of our analysis are to be expected, it’s interesting to see there are other more unexpected issues occurring at certain times...
By mastering the interaction of sensors, control units and vehicle motion control, ZF has gained a strong market position. As a leader in the automotive aftermarket, ZF Aftermarket puts the focus on the quality of parts and offering state-of-the-art technology for customers. This year’s Automotive...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—After teaming up with Amazon.com in May, Sears Auto Center announced the expansion of its program that provides full-service tire installation and balancing for customers who purchase any brand of tires on Amazon.com. Initially launched at 47 Sears Auto Centers in eight...
Wheat Ridge, Colo.—Since 2011 KIA has been producing documents outlining issues that can occur with their CAN equipped vehicles when certain devices are introduced to the vehicle electrical system, said Donny Seyfer, National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) executive director. KIA is not...

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