National Mechanical

Troy, Mich.—Moving from the shop floor to factory floor, remanufacturing is casting an ever-bigger light and influence on aftermarket and public perception, as evidenced in October when President Barack Obama signed legislation into law that promotes remanufactured parts in the maintenance of...
Washington, D.C.—New estimates released in September by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 1.82 trillion miles in the year’s first seven months, beating the previous record -- 1.77 trillion, set in July 2007. The new...
Detroit—If widely adopted, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) could generate tremendous benefits to society, sharply reducing the number, cost, and severity of automotive accidents, according to a new study from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). “Because the vast majority of crashes in the...
McHenry, Ill.—Now through Nov. 30, Raybestos distributor customers of Brake Parts Inc. have the opportunity to design their own Fall Football Fun sales program with Raybestos branded premiums to reward their customers with must-have tools for the football season. “The latest Raybestos promotion is...
Monroe, Mich.—The Monroe “Ready2Sell BENEFITS” promotion returns this fall, giving counter professionals a chance to earn a $10 Visa Prepaid Card for each pair of qualifying Monroe Quick-Strut replacement assemblies sold from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30, 2015. “Monroe Quick-Strut replacement assemblies...
Orlando, Fla.—A new analysis of AAA roadside assistance data revealed that millions of roadside breakdowns each year could be prevented with basic vehicle maintenance.  Despite this, a recent AAA survey found that 35 percent of Americans have skipped or delayed service or repairs that were...
Troy, Mich.—The emissions crisis in VW, along with major recent recalls with GM, Takata and elsewhere, has weakened public confidence in the auto industry and its ability to assure health and safety, said Steve Handschuh, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) president and CEO,...
Farmington Hills, Mich.—The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, together with the Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI), the Auto Care Association, and Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on...
Washington, D.C.—Remanufacturing in the automotive aftermarket continues to make strides. In a landmark event for the remanufacturing industry, President Barack Obama signed legislation into law encouraging the use of remanufactured parts in the federal fleet on Oct. 7. The legislation received...
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