Regional Coverage

Mountain View, Calif.—The automotive industry has long been introducing new and innovative features to cars on the basis of consumer trends, preferences, safety bulletins and market positioning. The industry is now on the verge of integrating health, wellness and well-being (HWW) technologies into...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR has announced that its third quarter product launch includes important course updates on aluminum welding, Toyota vehicle repair and custom painting techniques. As part of the I-CAR Professional Development Program (PDP), the updated training courses are designed to keep...
Overland, Mo.—In the five years Doug Jacquot and his wife, Gail, have owned Overland’s Jammin’ J Automotive, he says he’s never sold something to someone they did not need on their car. Instead, he tries to be a problem-solver for his customers. “I take their problem and make it my problem,” he...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR has announced that its third quarter product launch includes important course updates on aluminum welding, Toyota vehicle repair and custom painting techniques. As part of the I-CAR Professional Development Program (PDP), the updated training courses are designed to keep...
Irvine, Calif.—Unique to the automotive aftermarket, the new Innova Fleet Services Management System gives auto parts stores a sales advantage by alerting both the fleet customer and the parts store of required vehicle maintenance through telematics. “The new Innova Fleet Management System was...
St. Charles, Mo.—The 34th annual AASP-MO EXCEL Automotive Trade Show & Training Conference will be Sept 18-19, at the St. Charles Convention Center, where its scheduling has gone through changes in response to attendee and exhibitor feedback. “The biggest response we received was the time it...
Loveland, Colo.—Diesel pickups, school buses, medium-duty trucks, and passenger cars line the parking lot fence at Big Thompson Diesel and Automotive, an O’Reilly Certified Auto Repair Center in Loveland. They await repairs in the three-bay shop that journeyman technician Erik Rud and his wife,...
Washington, D.C.—New estimates released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that Americans drove 987.8 billion miles for the first four months of the year, topping the previous record — 965.5 billion — set in April 2007. The new data,...
The AAPEX Remanufacturing Section – co-hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Auto Care Association – is sold out for 2015, with more than 40 exhibitors set to grow their remanufacturing business before an international audience of more than 39,000 buyers....

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.