Regional Coverage

30-31 * 41st annual Vintiques Northwest National, State Fair Park, Yakima, Wash. Visit www.vintiques.com. Aug. 4-7 * 2015 ADS International Convention & Tradeshow, Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS), San Antonio, Texas. Visit www.diesel.org for details and registration. Aug. 4-9 * Hot...
Conway, Ariz.—Portable, wireless and battery-powered, the new John Bean Opti-Tread is a diagnostic tool to evaluate and reveal problems using tire tread depth and tire pressure measurements for vehicles with up to six wheels. Fast and easy to use, it performs all inspections and provides a detailed...
NEVADA Barrett-Jackson is gearing up for its 3rd Annual Hot August Nights auction, held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., Aug. 6-8. After listening to fans, Barrett-Jackson has adjusted its hours to feature the auction during the day so that fans may attend other Hot August Nights...
San Jose, Calif.—Jim Leale Jr., president of Leale’s Transmissions & Auto Repair and Leale’s RV, said he started helping his father in the family-owned business at an early age. After working on transmissions and drivetrain components and “getting pretty good at it,” Leale said his father...
Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new line of workshop equipment for the professional automotive and heavy fleet maintenance industries. The new line of workshop equipment includes jack stands, bottle and floor jacks, air-hydraulic jacks and presses, torque wrenches and other accessories. All...
Glen Mills, Pa.—Axalta Coating Systems has introduced a new urethane primer and polyurethane clearcoat to expand its Rival economy paint brand family that offers a mix of value and performance for shops in the commercial vehicle industry. Rival RV400 Urethane Primer is designed to be fast-drying...
ALASKA      Seekins Ford in Fairbanks has been honored by Ford Motor Co. and Blue Diamond Parts for purchasing more than $1 million in Power Stroke Diesel parts from Ford, the Ford powertrain distributor, and local Motorcraft FAD in 2014. “Once again a job very well done in Alaska for Seekins,”...
Farmington Hill, Mich.—MAHLE has developed a diagnostic tool to make the job of servicing today’s computer-controlled engines easier and more efficient. MAHLE’s TechPRO, designed by the company’s Services Solutions division, is a Cloud-, PC-, or tablet-enabled device that will help service...
Ontario, Calif.— Scan tool manufacturer Launch Tech has released its new CRP 229 diagnostic scan tool, said Harlan Siegel, the company’s vice president, and, he added, it comes in at a price and value point that is unequalled. “We harnessed the power of our pro line product and put it into a small...
Southfield, Mich.—Customer loyalty to automotive brands reached a 10-year high during the first quarter of 2015, according to analysis from IHS Automotive, a global provider of information and insight to the automotive industry and part of IHS Inc. Brand loyalty during first quarter 2015 was 52.8...

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