Regional Coverage

(Sacramento, CA. - October 22, 2015)   CAWA, a regional automotive trade association, today announced that Charles Tyson, EVP Merchandising, Marketing , Supply Chain of Advance Auto Parts will keynote their 2015 Gala Dinner to "kick -off" Industry Week in Las Vegas next month. The gala will be held...
Southfield, Michigan, October 22, 2015—October is National Fall Car Care Awareness Month, and Federal-Mogul Motorparts wants to help educate consumers about the importance of regular vehicle maintenance.  On Saturday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT, the Garage Gurus(TM) at Motorparts' Van...
Performance Plus Tire & Automotive Superstore is gearing up to prepare for their 18th annual Thanksgiving Day Food Drive. The annual food drive, set to take place Sunday, Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. to 11:30am.  It will be held at their “locally world famous” retail store location at 3910 Cherry Ave,...
Kirkwood, Mo.—Walk into Combs Auto Service and Tire Center on Big Bend Boulevard in Kirkwood and you might notice that something is missing in the shop’s reception area: tires and displays of other parts typically found in the lobby of most auto repair facilities. The absence of those products —...
Portland, Ore.—Business continues to grow for Tonkin Parts Center, and with that comes challenges, such as accommodating the more than 2,000 phone orders coming into its call center and maintaining high standards for quality and service. The solution was to bring e-commerce to its parts ordering...
St. Charles, Mo.—With a total of 19 classes in management, collision repair, or technical categories, there was plenty of information to soak up at the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Missouri’s (AASP-MO) 34th annual EXCEL Trade Show & Training Conference, Sept. 18-19, at the St....
ALASKA NAPA AutoTech will be presenting “Dynamic Engine Testing” classes in November at Hutchison Career Center in Fairbanks (Nov. 17; contact Jay McFetridge at 907-388-2592), at the NAPA Training Center in Wasilla (Nov. 18; contact Andy Rogers at 907-745-6272), and at the East Dowling NAPA Auto...
Red Bud, Ill.—In a town with a population of 3,500 that supports six body shops, Red Bud CARSTAR Collision Center finds ways to come out on top, from customer satisfaction to cycle time and well-trained staff. “We’re really saturated, but we have a fair amount of industry here which draws out-of-...
NATIONAL The Auto Care Association has launched its interactive Industry Job Board on autocarecareers.org, promoting career opportunities in the auto care industry to college students and recent graduates, military veterans and technical schools. The Industry Job Board offers the industry at large...
ILLINOIS Service King Collision Repair Centers announced expansion in the Chicago area through the acquisition of Riverdale Body Shop and its eight premier collision repair facilities. It now offer 22 locations across the area. An area of rapid growth for Service King in 2015, the Riverdale...

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