National Mechanical

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – July 17, 2018 – AAPEX attendees can now turn to the event’s new blog for insights from industry experts on how the latest vehicle technologies, trends and issues are impacting the global automotive aftermarket. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket...
GERMANTOWN, Tenn., June 29, 2018 - The Automotive Distribution Network has named Federal-Mogul Motorparts a strategic partner across all available product categories. “This new relationship enables the Network’s growing membership to maximize sales and marketing opportunities with the manufacturer...
BETHESDA, Md. – July 2, 2018 – The Auto Care Association last Friday urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it would have on both the U.S. automotive...
Port Washington, N.Y.—According to global information company The NPD Group, 14 percent of buyers in the automotive aftermarket today make purchases online. While the industry ranks as one of the lowest for online penetration compared to other industries tracked by NPD, as it is relatively new to...
Among the new capabilities of Epicor Eagle are improvements at the point of sale (POS), in purchasing, receiving and in other areas.
Austin, Texas—Epicor Software Corporation has announced the release of the latest version of Epicor Eagle for the aftermarket business management software for automotive parts distributors and jobbers. It is designed to help parts distributors and jobbers increase productivity and profitability and...
Orlando, Fla.—Autologic is partnered with WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI) and CARQUEST Technical Institute (CTI), to host its National Conference & Tech Sessions (NCTS), taking place Aug.16-19, at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Fla. “Two things that set Autologic apart...
San Ramon, Calif. and Emeryville, Calif.—Chevron Products Company, a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., and Novvi LLC have announced they have entered into an agreement to jointly develop and bring to market novel renewable base oil technologies. Novvi’s base oil products and technology are...
Madison, Ind.—In general, accessories are like the exclamation point on an outfit – they help complement the base package and pull everything together. In the case of lift accessories, they go one step further than just making the lift look good to actually help technicians be more effective, which...
An on-site technician works on engine while interacting with a remote expert via smartglasses.
Atlanta—Augmented reality is coming to U.S. car repairs for the first time at scale, exclusively at Porsche dealerships across the country. Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has begun rolling out “Tech Live Look” to its 189 dealers in the U.S. The system connects dealership technicians to remote...
LSPI typically results in piston damage, which can be catastrophic in nature. So much so, that engine replacement is necessary in many instances.
Houston—The American Petroleum Institute (API) has followed through on requests from automakers for the development of a supplemental motor oil specification that would address low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) problems in turbocharged direct injection gasoline engines. As of May 1, select Pennzoil and...

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