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March 23, 2018 -- CHICAGO – Access to vehicle data is critical to the automotive aftermarket’s ability to diagnose and service advanced technology vehicles. Leaders of the Vehicle Data Work Group of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) outlined their vision of a marketplace...
(Philadelphia, PA, March 26, 2018) — CARDONE Industries, a leader in the automotive aftermarket, and partner Swag Custom Rides, the nation’s first and only nonprofit custom auto restoration shop, have announced the tour schedule for the fully restored and reimagined ’66 Chevy Chevelle. The classic...
LENEXA, Kan. (March 15, 2018) – Automotive Parts Associates (APA) program group held their 37th Annual Shareholders’ and Manufacturers’ Conference March 7-9, 2018 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort convention center in Orlando, Florida. The yearly event serves as an opportunity for shareholders of the...
LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has received the 2018 Distinguished Original Equipment (OE) Partner Award from Automotive Parts Associates (APA) Inc. The buying group, which represents more than $1...
ROANOKE, Va., March 13, 2018 – Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, recently completed the nationwide rollout of cross banner visibility, a program that enables the company to...
GERMANTOWN, Tenn., March 12, 2018 – The Happiest Place on Earth is about to get more crowded. The Automotive Distribution Network has sold out its 14th Network National Convention, with an overflow crowd expected Thursday through Sunday at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. “...
Sacramento, Calif. – March 8, 2018 – The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) welcomes six aftermarket industry companies to its national Awareness Partner network. 4 Wheel Parts, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Eckler’s Industries, Mighty Auto Parts, Race Winning Brands (RWB), and...
San Jose, CA - March  7, 2018: Kukui Corporation, maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, has launched a new recognition program for the independent automotive industry. Through this program coaching and training organizations, software providers, and repair shops that meet a rigid set of...
KENOSHA, Wis. (March 6, 2018) – With the end of winter in sight, shops will soon be gearing up to service vehicle A/C systems. To maximize the A/C performance of cars and trucks, tool upgrades small and large can be win/win for shops and their customers. "The addition of advanced A/C service...
MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA – March 5, 2018 – Mercedes-Benz dealerships ranked highest in the 2018 Pied Piper PSI® Internet Lead Effectiveness® Benchmarking Study, which measured how auto dealerships responded to customer inquiries received through dealership websites. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)...

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