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[Cleveland, Ohio – April 16, 2019] Transtar Industries is continuing to lead the future of the automotive aftermarket industry with the introduction of an all-new program of remanufactured hybrid drive and electric vehicle batteries. Over the next 10 years, hybrid and electric vehicles are...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (April 12, 2019) -- Registration for the trade-only 2019 SEMA Show is now open at www.semashow.com/register. The annual trade show is set for Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 5-8, 2019, in Las Vegas and is where the $43 billion specialty automotive industry will come together to conduct...
NEW YORK, April 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global automotive diagnostics market is expected to reach USD 55.6 Billion by 2026, according to a new report by Reports and Data. This can be mainly associated with the increasing applications of cloud diagnostics, neural networks and artificial...
Home News MEMA Explores Impacts of Tariffs on Parts Suppliers at Policy Breakfast MEMA Explores Impacts of Tariffs on Parts Suppliers at Policy Breakfast Date: April 10, 2019 MEMA held a policy panel discussion, “Tariffs on Autos and Auto Parts: Auto Parts Are Not a Threat to National Security,”...
BETHESDA, Md. – April 11, 2019 – Customer service interactions are an important part of how your commercial customers view the service provided by manufacturers and manufacturers’ rep agencies. The Auto Care Association’s Manufacturers’ Reps Council will host a one-hour teleforum with industry...
Enhanced offerings will include new fleet-specific Pep Boys Mobile Crew  vehicles to provide on-location maintenance and repair .
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 11, 2019 – Icahn Automotive Group LLC (Icahn Automotive), an Icahn Enterprises L.P. company, which owns and operates leading repair and maintenance providers, today announced Pep Boys Fleet, a program which puts a renewed focus on automotive service designed to better meet...
Ben Johnson, director of product management for Mitchell 1
POWAY, Calif. – April 8, 2019 – Ben Johnson, director of product management for Mitchell 1, participated in a discussion titled, “How Can Suppliers Help the Repair Community Service ADAS?,” during the AASA Technology Council (ATC) spring meeting, held April 4 in Dearborn, Michigan. Johnson was...
A limited-run version of the Jeep® brand's return to the pickup truck market – the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition – has sold out in the limited pre-order opportunity. The unique Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition was offered for pre-order to the general public on Jeep 4x4 Day, April 4. The pre-order...
[Cleveland, Ohio, April 8, 2019] Transtar Industries is proud to announce the launch of transend™, a proprietary eCommerce platform that enables users to look up the exact transmission and driveline parts applications that match a vehicle using license plate number, VIN, or year-make-model-engine...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – April 2, 2019 – Registration is now open for AAPEX 2019, the world’s gathering place for the more than $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. AAPEX 2019 will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. To register, attendees...

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