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New York, NY, April 1, 2019 -- Standard Motor Products, Inc. (NYSE: SMP), an automotive replacement parts manufacturer and distributor, announced today that it has acquired certain assets and liabilities of the Pollak business of Stoneridge, Inc. for approximately $40 million, subject to post-...
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – April 2, 2019 – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has been named 2018 Vendor of the Year by 1Parts North America. The coveted industry award was announced during the Automotive Parts...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance is thrilled to announce the signing of its newest shareholder member, IWI Motor Parts, effective April 1, 2019 (and no, we’re not joking!). IWI, based in Dubuque, Iowa, joins the Alliance as a Bumper to Bumper member. “We are tremendously...
Andrew Cardwell, Product Development Manager, Engine Parts Group, Inc.
Engine Pro has named Andrew Cardwell of Delphos, OH as its Product Development Manager. Cardwell is charged with researching and identifying new product opportunities, expanding current parts lines and overseeing new product introductions for the nationwide engine parts distribution company. In...
Denver and Colorado Springs were ranked among the worst U.S. cities for vehicle repair by RepairPal, which states, “As one of the economically hottest places in the country, the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area has a lot of people commuting to work. They’re also paying a lot for their car repair...
Brad Harder from Emporia, Kan., was recently awarded the 2019 World Class Technician award.
Brad Harder from Emporia, Kan., was recently awarded the 2019 World Class Technician award. The Auto Care Association, in partnership with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), provide the annual designation to recognize professional technicians who have achieved ASE...
Mopar recently announced its lineup of Mopar “Top Tech” and “Top Advisor” award recipients, recognizing 100 technicians and 30 service advisors out of a pool of 35,000-plus candidates across the nation. Winners included Tech Matthew Langer, of Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Vacaville; Tech John Bottarini,...
International Rally Driver Ken Block and the Hoonigan Team recently revealed their newly built Ford Escort Cosworth that began competing in the ARA 100 Acre Wood Rally in March and is expected to be front runner in the Olympus Rally.
IDAHO      Michael Gonzalez, of Larry Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM in Boise, is one of 30 service advisors nationwide to receive the Mopar “TopAdvisor” award from FCA. Award winners received a trip to FCA US headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., and a Mopar Shinola watch. Mopar parts has honored...
First-place winner in the 2018 “Hit a Buck, Win Some Dough” contest is Jerry Kelly, here with Eric Montroy, painter; Charlie Cunningham, prep; Morgan Cavalier, body technician; Jadon Creamer, quality inspection; and Shawna Martin, vice president.
Sparta Collision Repair Facility has announce the winners of “Hit a Buck, Win Some Dough” contest. Overkill Custom Inc. runs the contest from Oct. 1 through Jan. 31 every year. “We try to make a bad experience a little fun for the customers. The top three insurance claims due to a deer hit receive...
AAPEX 2019 attendees are encouraged to book their hotel rooms early to ensure they receive the best deals at their choice hotels as approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 126 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the SEMA Show. AAPEX represents the...

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