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POWAY, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 – Mitchell 1 announces the introduction of ProSpect™, a mobile vehicle inspection and check-in application integrated with the Manager™ SE shop management software that offers the option to take the system beyond the walls of the auto repair shop to start the vehicle...
New Part Numbers Added to Element3 and R-Line
MCHENRY, Ill., Dec. 3, 2018 – Raybestos® has increased its caliper coverage with the addition of premium Element3™ new plated brake calipers and Raybestos R-Line remanufactured plated caliper part numbers, it was announced today by Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc (BPI). “We...
GLEN MILLS, Pa., Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) has launched a mobile application for the North American commercial transportation aftermarket repair industry to guide users to refinish system recommendations based on project criteria. The app, available on Android and Apple...
At the SEMA Show, Evercoat Zone Manager Mike Franqui shows how Rage Optex applies pink and will turn green when it has properly cured.  CS-Products_Evercoat_Optex.jpg Evercoat’s Rage Optex body filler (shown) and putty won Best New Collision Repair & Refinish Product at the SEMA Show. (Photo by Jay Sicht)
Evercoat Optex body filler named best at SEMA Show      Cincinnati—Evercoat launched its Rage Optex body filler with color-changing technology at the SEMA Show, where it was also named Best New Collision Repair & Refinish Product at the show. Changing colors from pink to green, it indicates to...
The NGK Ruthenium HX offers two times the service life of the NGK Iridium IX and four times the service life of nickel spark plugs.
NGK announces high ignitability technology in new Ruthenium HX spark plug Wixom, Mich.–NGK Spark Plugs has debuted its new NGK Ruthenium HX spark plug line at AAPEX, which consists of 25 part numbers covering more than 200 million vehicles in operation. Currently, high ignitability designs make up...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to offer an expansion to our remanufactured Ford 6R80 RWD and 4WD transmission product line. These transmissions are now available for the following Ford and Lincoln applications:   2015 RWD Explorer/Navigator (3.5L)                       2016 3.5 RWD...
Conway, AR – Nov. 28, 2018 – John Bean, the leader in innovative, productivity-enhancing heavy duty wheel service products, has expanded and enhanced its heavy duty product line.   “As the market leader, John Bean delivers shops the high performing, heavy duty wheel service products they require to...
Lumileds receiving award for Best Problem Solver Award from the Import Vehicle Community during the 2018 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas, NV, (l to r) Jens Schueler, Import Vehicle Community Chairman, Dawn Gonzalez, Lumileds Marketing Communications Manager, Automotive Aftermarket, and Ann-Marie Hines, Lumileds Sr. Marketing Manager, Automotive Aftermarket.
Farmington Hills, MI, November 27, 2018 – Lumileds, a leading lighting solutions company for the automotive industry, received a prominent marketing award for their New Philips X-tremeUltinon LED headlight during the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Show in Las Vegas, NV, October...
November 2018 – Oil for current car models has no place in classic cars. Those who reach for expensive synthetic oil here are not doing their four-wheeled treasure any favors, but are making a serious mistake that can damage the engine. That's why the German oil and additive specialist has...
Evercoat, the #1 brand of body filler and putty in North America announces the launch of Rage OPTEX body filler with color-changing technology. Rage OPTEX changes colors from pink to green, indicating to the body shop technician that the repair is properly catalyzed and ready to sand. “The...

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