National Mechanical

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – October 9, 2018 – Big O Tires®, one of North America's largest retail tire franchisors with nearly 450 stores in 23 states, recently announced the company will waive the initial franchise fee for eligible first responders. This program is an extension of the previously...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2018) -- SEMA Show exhibitors have cast their votes and selected the finalists for the SEMA Award, an honor presented to automakers to recognize the most accessory friendly vehicles in five categories, including car, truck, 4x4/SUV, sport compact and – for the first...
September 5, 2017 (Lansdale, PA) – A/Ccess is the theme of the MACS 2019 Training Event and Trade Show to be held February 21-23, 2019 at the Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA. Attendees will gain A/Ccess to the mobile A/C and engine cooling service and repair information needed to make accurate...
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...

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