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Vehicle data will be the key for vehicles and the aftermarket moving forward, and the OEMs trying to control who gets the data with the ExVe solution, says Aaron Lowe. The SVI solution allows consumers to choose where their data goes. (Graphic courtesy of Auto Care Association )
Napa, Calif.—Technology is driving the automotive industry, and much of the work the Auto Care Association is focusing on in Washington D.C. and around the country involves issues and concerns that revolve around it, particularly access to vehicle data as it pertains to telematics and connected...
ROUSH Performance unveils its highest ever horsepower Phase 1 Supercharger system
PLYMOUTH, MI. (March 29, 2018) — A storied history in powertrain development between ROUSH Performance and Ford Performance continues with today’s availability of the new 2018 ROUSH Phase 1 Supercharger kit for the V8-powered 2018 Mustang GT. Thanks to a larger 2.65L front-feed design and hours of...
WASHINGTON, DC (March 28, 2018) – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has joined forces with other U.S. manufacturers warning President Trump and the U.S. Congress that newly-enacted tariffs have the potential to harm American companies, workers, and consumers. SEMA member companies...
MCHENRY, Ill., March 27, 2018 – Raybestos® has partnered with top suppliers to restore and upgrade the Raybestos 1953 Chevrolet® pickup truck. “The list of companies participating in the latest Raybestos build project is unbelievable,” said Kristin Grons, marketing manager, Brake Parts Inc. “With...
North Richland Hills, Texas—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced its lineup of instructors for the Friday, May 4, training sessions at the 2018 Annual Business Meeting. Scheduled for May 2-4, at Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Hotel in Orlando, Fla., the meeting will...
Roanoke, Va.—Advance Auto Parts recently completed a nationwide rollout of cross banner visibility, a program that enables the company to serve professional customers with a greater breadth and depth of quality parts available in-market. Cross banner visibility enables shop owners, technicians and...
LAS VEGAS (March 22, 2018) – Millions of vehicles being acquired, retailed and serviced by dealers this year may have potentially dangerous unfixed recalls. According to Carfax, more than 57 million recalled vehicles – greater than one out of every five vehicles in the U.S. – currently are in use...
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...

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