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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Feb. 15, 2018 – Attendees can book their rooms now on the AAPEX website, aapexshow.com/bookaroom, to receive discounted rates at Las Vegas hotels during AAPEX 2018. The event represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30...
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – Feb. 5, 2018 – Excitement is building for the 2018 combined Pronto/Federated spring member meeting to be held April 9-12 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. “Following two previously contracted meetings held in separate...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Feb. 8, 2018 – AAPEX 2018 will showcase the high-tech, $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry during this year’s event, Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.   Approximately 2,500 manufacturers and suppliers with new products,...
Bethesda, MD – Jan. 29, 2018 – Changing the oil and oil filter, replacing wiper blades and air filters, and scheduled maintenance top the list of the 10 most common vehicle repairs of 2017. According to research conducted by IMR Inc., an industry leader in automotive research, the top 10 most...
MCHENRY, Ill., Jan. 30, 2018 – Remy® Power Products has launched a new website at www.remyautomotive.com, it was announced today by Kristin Grons, marketing manager, Remy Power Products and Brake Parts Inc. “One of the first things visitors will notice about the new website is that it’s presented...
TRW Product
With growth and expansion as the buzz words surrounding ZF Aftermarket’s TRW brand in North America as it enters 2018, the road ahead seems paved with opportunity and set for success. The brand introduced a record number of SKUs in 2017, well more than 1,000; in line with the ZF Aftermarket policy...
Southfield, Mich.—More than 33 million autonomous vehicles will be sold globally in 2040, a substantial increase from the 51,000 units forecast for the first year of significant volume in 2021, according to the latest autonomous vehicle sales forecast from business information provider IHS Markit....
Bethesda, Md.—The Auto Care Association commended the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) for its results of the 2017 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets Report and its decision to relist Alibaba’s Taobao platform as a notorious market. The report, released in January,...
London, U.K.—Automakers are expected to launch about 75 new models in 2018, contrasting with about 53 in 2017 and an expected 56 in 2019, according to IHS Markit forecasts. The SUV bodytype (including both crossover and sport utility vehicles) will see the most activity in 2018, as was true in 2017...
Las Vegas—Aftermarket repair and service options that shops are able to offer their customers today are changing as fast as technology is advancing, so long as independents are willing to integrate them into their business models. “Not every repair is the same,” Walter Scott said. “Some repairs can...

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