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Monroe, MI, September 6, 2018 – In the automotive service business, time is money, and quicker repair times translate to more sales opportunities. Tenneco’s already extensive Monroe®Quick-Strut®line of premium replacement strut assemblies – designed to facilitate fast and simple strut replacement...
Larry Kendall, assistPRO technical information specialist at Rotary lift, works with customers on facility planning to help them avoid costly shop design mistakes before construction starts.
Madison, Ind. (September 6, 2018) – Anyone planning to build a new vehicle repair shop or expand an existing facility now has more accessibility than ever to Rotary Lift’s assistPRO™  free professional facility planning assistance service that helps maximize shop efficiency and technician...
Versatile Balancer Does It All From Kias To Kenworths
Conway, AR – Sept. 5, 2018 – Ergonomic and easy-to-use, the new John Bean® 9800 Heavy Duty Wheel Balancing System is perfect for shops that perform multiple heavy-duty balancing jobs day in and day out. “The new John Bean 9800 meets the heavy-duty wheel balancing needs of today’s shops, while...
New 3M™ Versaflo™ TR-800 PAPR Provides a Long-lasting Solution for Painter Protection
ST. PAUL, MN (September 5, 2018)– Painters know that respiratory protection is necessary, as paint booth exposures to paint mists and vapors may cause irritation or potentially lead to serious health problems.  But many might balk at the bulkiness of some powered and supplied air respirators...
Stuttgart, September 4, 2018 – A new generation of MAHLE piston coatings is being developed with the purpose of increasing efficiency and minimizing emissions. These coatings are intended to guide and reduce the heat entering the pistons. This initially reduces the demand for piston cooling, and...
New Bosch BAT 135 analyzes 6V and 12V batteries and 12V and 24V charging systems.
Bosch battery tester integrates printer to capture full test results Warren, Mich.—Bosch has introduced the new BAT 135 battery tester with integrated printer. The integrated printer is designed to capture test results for customer records such as presenting the state of health and state of charge...
Meguiar’s D113 Citrus Blast Wash & Wax has a high-lubricity, lower-sudsing action for quick results.
Meguiar's D113 Citrus Blast Wash & Wax offers quick results      Irvine, Calif.--The D113 Citrus Blast Wash & Wax is the latest addition to Meguiar’s (www.meguiars.com) professional detailer line of products. Formulated with the professional in mind to deliver a fast and effective wash with...
VDO Hybrid Battery Cooling Fans restore the original battery cooling performance to a vehicle.
Continental first to aftermarket with VDO Battery Cooling Fans for hybrids Allentown, Pa.—Continental’s new VDO Hybrid Battery Fans have applications for the Ford C-Max and Fusion, Lexus CT 200h and ES 3000h, and Toyota Avalon, Camry, Prius, and Prius V models. The new direct replacement components...
New Ultra 9K™ Delivers Precise Color Match, Ease-of-Use and Increased Production
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) August 24, 2018 – Sherwin-Williams, through its Automotive Finishes division, has introduced the Ultra 9K™ Waterborne Basecoat System, combining productive speed and system design to help shops dramatically increase volume. The Ultra 9K system formulation delivers precise and...
LINCOLNSHIRE, IL, Aug. 29, 2018 –Snap-on® reminds professional automotive technicians that now is the perfect time to upgrade their Snap-on diagnostic tools to ensure they’re not missing out on the latest coverage and needed features.   “It’s critical for technicians to keep their diagnostic tools...

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