National Mechanical

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the leading trade association focused on advancing the fast-changing mobility industry, has named William (Bill) Long as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Long was selected by the MEMA Board...
Some Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have been available for nearly 30 years, however, they have only become more commonplace in the last several years, like automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance. Since these features now come standard on many new vehicles, it is...
Denver—If you bought a new car in 2018, you might have focused on the purchase price and monthly payment when it came time to calculate just how much car you could afford. That means, per AAA’s 2018 Your Driving Costs study, you likely overlooked the single largest expense associated with...
New research shows safety tops U.S. drivers’ wish list for connected vehicles SUBHEAD: Survey releases results of 1,500 consumers, 12 car brands Bethesda, Md.—A recent survey of 1,500 U.S. drivers reveals car owners want more sophisticated features in the areas of safety, time savings, maintenance...
If you hope to reach customers in the new year, you’ll need an effective digital marketing strategy that includes a multi-channel approach. With consumers on their devices at all times, you can’t risk restricting your marketing to just email blasts or hoping your customers will naturally land on...
Bethesda, MD – Jan. 28, 2019 – The Car Care Council today announced an agreement with the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) and the Asociación Nacional de Representantes, Importadores y Distribuidores de Refacciones y Accesorios para Automóviles, A.C. (ARIDRA) to create Car...
Stuttgart, January 24, 2019 – One year ago, MAHLE launched the Classic Line, a special spare parts segment for vintage and modern classic cars. The range has grown steadily since then, and now includes engine parts such as cylinder liners, pistons, valves, and bearings as well as starter motors,...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, Jan. 23, 2019 – The Automotive Service Association has joined forces with Kukui as its latest Sponsored Benefit Provider. ASA Sponsored Benefit Provider companies provide special-priced member services and products to ASA members to help offset their everyday business...
Scottsdale, Ariz.—TechForce Foundation has released a Transportation Technician Supply & Demand Report updating its reports for 2018 that reveals the transportation technician shortage continues to worsen. The “Technician Supply & Demand Report” supplements the previous reports, adjusting...
Cleveland—OEConnection LLC (OEC), the leading automotive technology provider for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, in partnership with Toyota Motor North America, is launching a comprehensive mechanical parts ordering and fulfillment program. The program interfaces...

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