National Mechanical

The metal cabinet has space for either 12 20-liter canisters or eight 20-liter canisters and two 60-liter barrels.
Ulm-Lehr, Germany—Many independent garages often suffer from the problem of needing to stock lots of different special oils but not having enough space to store them. One solution is the oil cabinet from LIQUI MOLY, now available worldwide. It has space to safely and cleanly store 12 different...
San Rafael, Calif. – Donny Seyfer, one of the industry’s leading experts on diagnostics, telematics and new car technology, will present “Defining the Connected Car” during his Chicago area SERVICE-EDU™ keynote presentation Oct. 8 at the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) campus at 2611 Corporate...
From left, are Jim Savas, vice president and general manager from UBM Automotive, Michael Johannes, brand manager Automechanika, Dan Risley, ASA president, and Dennis Smith, president/CEO, Messe Frankfurt North America.
Santa Monica, Calif.—Automechanika Chicago, a U.S. trade show dedicated to technical and management-related training for automotive collision and service repair shops, along with NACE (the International Autobody Congress & Exposition), a 30-plus year-old event for the U.S. collision repair...
New 4 1/2 and 6-inch bolt-on lift kits improve the looks of Ford’s popular pickup, allow for the use of 18-inch or larger wheels and 36-inch or larger tires, and deliver superior ride quality and handling.
West Monroe, La. (September, 2016) – Superlift, the leading manufacturer of truck and off-road suspension systems, has announced the release of its all-new lift systems for the 2015-2016 Ford F150. These systems are the most complete and cost effective solutions available to make room for larger...
LEESBURG, VA, September 8, 2016 – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has launched a new consumer education initiative, along with a video contest to help answer the question “what is ASE and why is it important to drivers?” To help better educate the motoring public, ASE...
How would you like to join Mitchell 1 in Las Vegas for the AAPEX and SEMA shows? The Mitchell 1 “Fabulous Las Vegas Sweepstakes” will award an all-expense paid trip for two to attend this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) events, including the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (...
A custom-fitted 1970 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser will cover 4,000 miles of dirt roads in 11 states through the heart of America in 30 days.
Catawba, N.C.—The Garage Shop announced its Expedition SEMA, which will tackle the Trans-America Trail in a 1970 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser. The 30-day trip will cover 4,000 miles of dirt roads in 11 states through the heart of America. “We have a passion for overland expedition driving,” said Aaron...
Reno, Nev.—Green Garage Challenge announced the Green Score Campaign to pay automotive service and repair shops $200 per month, up to three years, in cooperation with the U.S. PACE Nation program to promote climate pollution prevention. “New federal, state and local Green Disclosure Policies enable...
McLean, Va.—Despite some economic and political uncertainty ahead with the upcoming elections, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is holding steady its sales forecast of 17.7 million new cars and light trucks for 2016. “We’ve had six straight years of steadily rising sales, which...
Lincolnshire, Ill.—With its latest software release, Snap-on increased the vehicle coverage in Software Upgrade 16.2 for Auto-ID, One-Touch Full Vehicle Code Scan and One-Touch Clear All Codes to help technicians diagnose problems quickly. The Auto-ID feature includes coverage for 39 vehicle makes...

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