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DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 13, 2018) – Builders who have a car or truck displayed at the 2018 SEMA Show, held Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas, can bring added exposure to their vehicles and the products that make their builds unique by entering the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition online at www....
BETHESDA, Md. – June 6, 2018 – Women in Auto Care, a global community of auto care professionals dedicated to advancing women in the auto care industry, today announced the opening of its 2018 awards season. This year’s award season includes the community’s Women of the Year Awards and the...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – June 5, 2018 – AAPEX buyers will share their views on what draws them into a booth at the global automotive aftermarket event during the upcoming Exhibitor Booth Camp in June. AAPEX 2018 will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The...
Classic Truck to be Awarded to One Lucky Automotive Professional
MCHENRY, Ill., June 4, 2018 – The Raybestos® 1953 Chevrolet® pickup build project is complete. The restored classic will now hit the road for a North American tour before one lucky automotive professional wins it for their very own. “We have restored a lot of very cool vehicles, including the...
(Denso) announce that they have agreed today to begin considerations toward consolidating the core electronic component operations of both Toyota and Denso within Denso. Currently, advanced development and mass-production development for Toyota’s electronic components, as well as the production of...
In addition to 700 horsepower, the supercharger is capable of 610 lb-ft of torque at 12 psi of boost on 91-octane fuel for either manual or automatic transmissions.
Plymouth, Mich.—It took more than a year and thousands of hours to bring the new 2018 ROUSH Phase 1 Supercharger kit for the V8-powered 2018 Mustang GT to market. It was designed in partnership with Ford Performance using the expertise of both Ford and ROUSH Performance to build a well-engineered...
Kukui CEO Todd Westerlund (right) says community involvement is an important component when evaluating shops for certification.
San Jose, Calif.—Kukui Corporation has launched a new recognition program for the independent automotive industry to single out organizations and individuals who meet a rigid set of standards and best practices. “The industry is experiencing a lot of change, from technology to the economy,” said...
Nobody should be profiting from the data we are generating on behalf of our customers,” says Scott Benavidez, ASA’s Collision Division Operations Committee director.
North Richland Hills, Texas—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) cautions that some third-party vendors that collision and service repair shops do business with might be reselling their customers’ data in detail, or as an aggregate, to other third parties. This practice raises concerns that...
Costa Mesa, Calif.—Service quality continues to be the main driver of customer satisfaction among individuals who get their vehicles serviced which, in turn, leads to greater brand advocacy, according to the recently released J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. Additionally,...
Monroe, Mich.—Monroe and Walker Servicegrams – a monthly flier series that covers common service bay repair procedures, in-depth product features, troubleshooting techniques, tips and more – are now available through the Monroe Shocks and Walker Emissions Control mobile apps. Now loaded with...

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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.