National Mechanical

Ulrich Guellering gives an overview of the electric parking brake (EPB) as part of the Volkswagen/Audi Chassis Dynamics & Steering class, one of 160 classes offered during WORLDPAC’s Supplier & Training EXPO, April 21-24.
Grapevine, Texas—Adding electronic controls and a motor to a parking brake may seem like unneeded complexity, with one more component to fail. But there are a number of advantages to the electric parking brake, now in about 10 percent of all new cars, said Ulrich Guellering, parts and service field...
Along with other WORLDPAC executives and suppliers, Bob Cushing, president and CEO, cuts the ribbon for the grand opening of the Dallas Master Distribution Center, which shipped its first order April 25. In Parts & People’s readership area, it serves the Denver; Shawnee, Kan.; and St. Louis branches.
Grapevine, Texas—With more than 1,600 participants, WORLDPAC’s fourth Supplier & Training EXPO (STX), held April 21-24 at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center, was the largest yet for the Newark, Calif.-based importer and distributor of original equipment and quality aftermarket...
The iconic Raybestos 1969 Mustang will travel the country before making its way to the 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas in November.
McHenry, Ill.– The restoration of the Raybestos® 1969 Ford Mustang is complete and the classic muscle car is ready to hit the road to show auto enthusiasts what all the buzz is about.  “Raybestos and Mustang are the perfect match of history, leadership and innovation, and that connection is evident...
Launch Tech USA, in Ontario, Calif., makers of vehicle diagnostic solutions for aftermarket service providers, has earned the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Leadership Award for its overall performance in implementing strategies that create value for its customers with a focus on...
National Automobile Dealers Association – One of the first things you’ll notice in a new car — after the high sticker price — is the array of icons. There are icons showing hot coffee, or the letter P with a triangle, or a bag holding an exclamation point, or just a series of lines. And they aren’t...
The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act is gaining Congressional support as race enthusiasts and industry stakeholders flood lawmakers’ offices on Capitol Hill with letters urging them to support the legislation. However, there are still many lawmakers who remain undecided. Visit...
Bonita Springs, Fla. – Plans for the creation of an education campaign on telematics and the connected car for consumers, policymakers and the industry were unveiled at the Auto Care Association’s board of directors meeting in Bonita Springs in early MayRepresentatives of the Powell Tate public...
Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. – MagnaFlow, a leading performance exhaust manufacturer, has released a new competition and race series performance exhaust systems for the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro with the 3.6L V6 or the 6.2L LT1 V8. The 2016 Camaro represents Chevrolet’s best attempt at making a pony...
Hamburg, Germany - As suspension parts wear out, near-by parts are likely also to be affected. Wulf Gaertner Autoparts has made further additions to its range of MEYLE-HD control arm kits to fit BMW and Mini applications. The special feature: To date, Meyle is one of the only brands to supply...
GoTech Mobile OBDII Diagnostic Tool
Fond du Lac, Wis. — Wells Vehicle Electronics has unveiled an innovative automotive diagnostic solution that transforms Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets into an OBDII scan tool. The GoTech Mobile OBDII Diagnostic Tool, which won the Best New Product in Tool & Equipment category at the...

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