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After a fire at the Eaton Rapids, Michigan plant of Ford supplier Meridian Magnesium Products, the automaker was forced this month to temporarily halt production on the Ford F-150 and F-Series Super Duty. Meridian’s plant is still undergoing repairs, but for the time being, Ford is ready to restart...
Port Washington, NY, May 14, 2018 – According to global information company The NPD Group, 14 percent of buyers in the automotive aftermarket today make purchases online. While this industry ranks as one of the lowest for online penetration compared to other industries tracked by NPD, as it is...
BETHESDA, Md. – May 16, 2018 – The Import Vehicle Community, a community of the Auto Care Association, is now accepting nominations for the 2018 People Awards and entries for the 2018 Import Product and Marketing Awards program and showcases at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in...
BETHESDA, Md. – May 11, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the addition of a new community to its membership with the introduction of the Filter Manufacturers Community (FMC). The group will join 10 additional auto care communities currently represented by the association. The formal...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – May 9, 2018 – John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics, will take the stage at AAPEX 2018 to discuss the upcoming mid-term elections and the impact the various outcomes could have on Washington, D.C. His grand opening keynote, “Breakfast with...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – May 10, 2018 – More than 700 Big O Tires franchise owners, managers, corporate Associates and suppliers recently gathered in San Antonio, TX for the annual Big O Tires Convention. Throughout the convention, the message of Big O Country was integrated into all aspects of the...
BETHESDA, Md. – May 7, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced it is accepting nominations for the 2018 “Impact Award: Four for the Future.” The annual award recognizes four aftermarket professionals aged 40 or younger who have made outstanding contributions to the auto care industry. The...
Sacramento, CA / Bethesda, MD / Bowie, MD – May 4, 2018 – On April 9, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a “compliance warning” to Hyundai Motor Company regarding violations of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (MMWA)’s prohibition against tie-in sales of branded products and services as...
Chicago—Access to vehicle data is critical to the automotive aftermarket’s ability to diagnose and service advanced technology vehicles. Leaders of the Vehicle Data Work Group of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) outlined their vision of a marketplace solution during a panel...
Grand Blanc, Mich.—More than 281,000 Genuine GM and ACDelco service replacement parts — everything from air filters to emission parts — are now be covered under a 24-month, unlimited miles warranty, according to David Mestdagh, general director of global product development, GM Customer Care and...

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