National Mechanical

Dublin, Ireland—Research and Markets’ new report, “Strategic Overview of United States Automotive Aftermarket Maintenance and Repair Service Channels,” states service channels will evolve from 2015 to 2021 as small repair shops close and are replaced by franchised chains and mass merchants. Overall...
Bethesda, Md.—A quick visit to www.carcare.org can help shops, stores and auto care organizations get started with plans for Fall Car Care Month vehicle check events. “Hosting a community car care event is a ‘no-pressure’ way to interact with current customers, attract new ones and demonstrate how...
Bethesda, Md.—A quick visit to www.carcare.org can help shops, stores and auto care organizations get started with plans for Fall Car Care Month vehicle check events. “Hosting a community car care event is a ‘no-pressure’ way to interact with current customers, attract new ones and demonstrate how...
Kenosha, Wis.—The Snap-on Franchisee Conference (SFC) drew record-setting attendance for its annual gathering, showcasing industry-leading tools and innovation to deepen Snap-on’s customer connection, as well as productivity solutions to enhance the profitability of franchisees. The three-day...
Detroit—The second annual Telematics & Technology forum at NACE/ CARS, held recently at the Cobo Center in Detroit, assembled industry experts and hosted multiple panels to discuss emerging technologies, from the “Internet of Everything” (IOE) to the age of the “Connected Car” and what it will...
STAUNTON, Virginia, September 10, 2015 – Federated Auto Parts recently recognized its supplier partners that support the Federated Car Care Center program. “We are very fortunate to have so many outstanding vendor partners that not only supply Federated with top quality name brand parts, but also...
Diamond Bar, Calif.—SEMA-member manufacturers now have access to a new, upgraded 3D printer that produces larger and more accurate prototypes than the machine previously available through the SEMA Garage. Resembling a vending machine that dispenses soft drinks, the new Fortus 450mc is the...
Atlanta—Women tend to believe in the technology and safety potential of connected vehicles and autonomous driving much more so than men, according to the annual Jabian Automotive Industry Survey. A blind survey of 1,045 North American drivers identifies preferences for vehicle technology and...
Detroit—The inaugural Service Repair Leadership Forum (SRLF), July 25, at the NACE/CARS show at the Cobo Center in Detroit, was one of many CARS-focused training seminars organized by the ASA to bolster the offerings for service professionals attending the show. Co-Emcees Maylan Newton, CEO of...
Lenexa, Kan.—Are you charging and testing your customers’ batteries using the same equipment you were just a few years ago? If so, you may cause irreversible damage by using the wrong charger, and you may needlessly condemn a perfectly good battery by using an incorrect testing regimen. As...

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