National Mechanical

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) represents the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the United States and is a critical part of the American economy. More than 871,000 Americans are directly employed by the auto parts sector -- a number that is up 19 percent since 2012...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, April 30, 2019 – ASA unveiled a new app today at its Annual Business Meeting & Conference, providing a way to reach its members and others – with important industry news and vital association information – more quickly than ever. ASA partnered with MobileSoft in the...
The study provides a numerical index ranking of the highest-performing U.S. automotive brands, which are based on service quality (27 percent); service initiation (20 percent); service advisor (20 percent); service facility (17 percent); and vehicle pick-up (16 percent).
Costa Mesa, Calif.—Satisfaction scores tend to increase when car dealership service departments use customers’ preferred methods of communication; however, dealerships are not regularly doing so, according to the J.D. Power 2019 Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. Satisfaction is 75 points higher (...
Robert Bosch LLC Senior Training Instructor Karl Schneider discusses why brake maintenance is important to the performance of complex systems.
Overland Park, Kan.—The industry has come a long way from four-drum, single-reservoir master cylinder braking systems. Today’s braking systems are an integral part of newer technology such as electronic stability control and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), correcting for conditions such...
Washington D.C.—The IRS has announced that General Motors has sold more than 200,000 vehicles eligible for the plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit during the fourth quarter of 2018. This triggers a phase out of the tax credit available for purchasers of new General Motors plug-in electric...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – April 24, 2019 – AAPEX 2019 is hosting Exhibitor Booth Camp in Detroit and Las Vegas to prepare exhibiting companies for success at this year’s event representing the more than $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. AAPEX will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5 through...
Manassas, VA – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) and S/P2 (sp2.org) announced today a partnership to provide ARA members with access to the S/P2 Careers database of entry-level technician candidates across the country. Each ARA member will receive a discount to S/P2 Careers that they can...
IRVINE, Calif. (Apr. 24, 2019) – CarMD, a leading provider of automotive diagnostic data and business solutions, today released its 2019 CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ report. This annual VHI report provides an overview of information related to check engine-related car repairs, costs and trends. The...
Doug Bawel, Chairman/CEO, started the Jasper Holdings, Inc. annual meeting with a Thank You.  He then asked Steve Fleck, Company Chaplain, to open with a prayer.  The meeting was held at their corporate facility, and live-streamed to other facilities.  Bawel quickly got into the Audited Results for...
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WardsAuto has unveiled the annual Wards 10 Best Interiors list for 2019, spotlighting vehicles with creative and colorful interiors across a wide range of price points. Now in its ninth year, the Wards 10 Best Interiors list recognizes...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.