National Mechanical

By mastering the interaction of sensors, control units and vehicle motion control, ZF has gained a strong market position. As a leader in the automotive aftermarket, ZF Aftermarket puts the focus on the quality of parts and offering state-of-the-art technology for customers. This year’s Automotive...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—After teaming up with Amazon.com in May, Sears Auto Center announced the expansion of its program that provides full-service tire installation and balancing for customers who purchase any brand of tires on Amazon.com. Initially launched at 47 Sears Auto Centers in eight...
Wheat Ridge, Colo.—Since 2011 KIA has been producing documents outlining issues that can occur with their CAN equipped vehicles when certain devices are introduced to the vehicle electrical system, said Donny Seyfer, National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) executive director. KIA is not...
BETHESDA, Md. – September 25, 2018 – In a letter to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday, the Auto Care Association urged USTR to adopt a process for our members and stakeholders to request products to be excluded from the latest round of Section 301 tariffs. Last week, USTR...
WASHINGTON (Sept. 25, 2018)—According to a recent study by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) – commissioned by NADA – American consumers would see dramatic increases in vehicle prices, and the auto industry and broader economy would suffer significant harm from new auto tariffs, including a...
BURLINGAME, Calif. (PRWEB) September 13, 2018  -  Driveroo, the proactive auto care service platform, today introduced Pre-purchase Inspection, a service that streamlines the process around third party pre-purchase inspections on used cars, trucks and vans. Third party pre-purchase inspections are...
Steve Handschuh has announced his retirement from MEMA.
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) President and CEO Steve Handschuh has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31. “I am very honored by this release and only wish my health would have allowed me to complete my commitment to the board of MEMA and the outstanding members of...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sept. 11, 2018– Brake Parts Inc is the official sponsor of the AAPEX 2018 International Buyer Center, the central meeting place for attendees from around the globe to do business while at this year’s event in Las Vegas. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive...
ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Genuine Parts Company (NYSE : GPC ) ("GPC") today announced that it has received notice from Essendant (Nasdaq : ESND ) of its intent to terminate the merger agreement to combine GPC's S.P. Richards business with Essendant, entered into on April 12, 2018...
Cologne, Germany. September 2018 - TecAlliance and Continental have developed a prototype of the first digital voice assistant for vehicle workshops as part of a joint innovation initiative. The innovative voice assistance system supports mechanics during the initial vehicle inspection. The...

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