Product News

Conway, AR – Dec. 10, 2018 – No matter the size of your shop or how many heavy duty vehicles you service, John Bean® has the ideal heavy duty tire changer to meet your needs.   “The new line of John Bean heavy duty tire changers will provide our customers the ability to service heavy duty vehicles...
POWAY, Calif., Dec 10, 2018 – Mitchell 1 announces the release of its 2019 Emission Control Application Guide (ECAT19) for domestic and import cars, light trucks, vans (diesel engines) and Class ‘A’ motor homes with gasoline engines, model years 1966 - 2019. "Mitchell 1’s Emission Control...
BASEL, Switzerland, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche AG has added Cromax® to its list of approved car paint repair brands, making all three of Axalta's premium global refinish brands ­ Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox - authorised for use by Porsche AG dealerships and bodyshops worldwide....
Warrensville Heights, Ohio – PRO Filler Body Filler from Martin Senour is a premium line of lightweight filler, fiberglass reinforced filler and putty. The professional-grade product offering provides reliable, high caliber performance in any repair.   Body shops seeking a straightforward, cost-...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to announce the release of an extension to the current Chrysler 5.7L HEMI V8 product line. This engine is now available for the following late-model applications:   2016 Chrysler 300                            2016 RAM 1500 2016 Dodge Challenger...
Fort Myers, Fla. – Dec. 4, 2018 – Research at Auto Repair Compare (ARC) found the automotive aftermarket has experienced a cultural shift in the way people shop for automotive repair services, especially among millennials. As a result, the company developed the ARC Smart Quoter™, a user-friendly...
Body shops can turn dented bumpers into profits with Polyvance's new 6148 Bumper Rollers kit. Most body shops throw dented bumpers away, unaware that they can be repaired. The 6148 Bumper Rollers kit makes it easier for technicians to push dents out and restore the sharp body lines common in today'...
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...

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