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Madison, Ind.—In general, accessories are like the exclamation point on an outfit – they help complement the base package and pull everything together. In the case of lift accessories, they go one step further than just making the lift look good to actually help technicians be more effective, which...
An on-site technician works on engine while interacting with a remote expert via smartglasses.
Atlanta—Augmented reality is coming to U.S. car repairs for the first time at scale, exclusively at Porsche dealerships across the country. Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has begun rolling out “Tech Live Look” to its 189 dealers in the U.S. The system connects dealership technicians to remote...
LSPI typically results in piston damage, which can be catastrophic in nature. So much so, that engine replacement is necessary in many instances.
Houston—The American Petroleum Institute (API) has followed through on requests from automakers for the development of a supplemental motor oil specification that would address low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) problems in turbocharged direct injection gasoline engines. As of May 1, select Pennzoil and...
Redwood City, Calif.—SHIFTMobility Inc. has revealed the world’s first blockchain-powered platform for the automotive industry. As modern vehicles continue their transformation into smart devices, today’s mobile-enabled world requires a platform able to connect to, understand, and harness demand...
Long Beach, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas has added Advanced A/C training to its selection of instructor-led automotive repair courses. The new “Advanced A/C Operation, Performance and Diagnostic” class offers comprehensive instruction in automotive air conditioning systems,...
ASA and the Automotive Management Institute (AMi) jointly held the Celebration of Excellence & AMi Graduation Ceremony.
North Richland Hills, Texas—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its 2018 Annual Meeting at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel and Resort in Orlando, Fla., May 2-4. “This year’s ASA Annual Business Meeting returned to our roots. The focus was world class AMi management training...
By Jonathan Collegio, NADA, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs The Trump Administration announced in late May that it was initiating an investigation that could result in a tariff of up to 25% on imported automobiles and automobile parts. Under law (Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of...
Las Vegas—AAPEX 2018 is partnering with 10 leading organizations to deliver the most robust education program to date to ensure professionals stay ahead of the curve and grow their businesses in today’s high-tech automotive aftermarket industry. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 26, 2018) – Nominations for the prestigious SEMA Industry Awards are being accepted now through July 13, 2018, at www.sema.org/awards.   Regarded as the highest honors presented to companies and individuals in the automotive specialty equipment aftermarket, SEMA Industry...
Gladstone, Missouri - Shop owners and industry suppliers throughout the country have responded in strong support of the recent announcement of “Member Choice” that was instituted in ASA-Midwest. Effective September 14, former ASA-Midwest members will have the opportunity to select their membership...

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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.