Articles: News
Specialty Auto Parts U.S.A. Inc. Appoints New Sales Manager
Diana Gill brings more than 13 years of experience with Specialty Auto Parts with not only a strong knowledge of the day-to-day operations within the company, but also of what the company's customers want. More

PRONTO Selects Philips Automotive North America As Its Preferred Automotive Lighting Supplier For North America
Program includes a full line of commercial and retail automotive lighting products. More

The Latin Parts Expo Is Almost Here
To date, more than 157 international companies are registered to exhibit such as Multi Parts Supply, Pep Boys, Federal-Mogul, NAPA Auto Parts, Walker Products, Schaeffler Aftermarket, Beck/Arnley World Parts, MAHLE Trading, Aisin World Corp. of Ameri... More

HELLA Developing New Charging Systems For Electric Vehicles
HELLA is working with Paul Vahle GmbH to develop wireless charging systems that the company believes could spark renewed consumer interest in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. More

Royal Purple Renews Sponsorship Agreement With Red Bull Global Rallycross
Royal Purple Extreme Performance Racing (XPR) motor oil will be used in both Red Bull GRC Supercars and Lites vehicles in 2014. More
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) is rebranding itself as the Auto Care Association, and desires to change "aftermarket" to "auto care" to better represent what our industry really represents. Your take?

Articles: Tech Topics
Take Charge Of A/C
In the years ahead, a new refrigerant called HFO-1234yf will gradually replace R-134a in new vehicles. More

When Selling Hoses, Always Consult Cataloging For Recommendations
To withstand extreme temperatures, most modern coolant hoses are now made from ethylene propylene (EPDM rubber, which can endure operating temperatures ranging from -40 to +275 degrees F. More

Air And Oil Filter Change Intervals Depend On Use
Back in the day when most motorists changed their oil every 3,000 miles or three months, and engines were equipped with quart-sized filters, some penny pinchers only replaced their oil filters at every other oil change. More
EnerSys Adds Group 75/86 Battery To ODYSSEY Performance Series Product Line
The ODYSSEY Performance Series 75/86-705 battery features 708 cold cranking amps (CCA), 89 reserve capacity (RC) minutes and weighs 43.4 pounds. More

Trico Products Releases 2014 U.S. Application Guide
The 264-page compilation provides wiper blade and washer pump details for 39 new part numbers including the TRICO Sentry hybrid wiper blade, which wil... More

JohnDow Industries' Dynamic Brand Cleans Up With New Chemical Line
The Specialty Shop Products category includes the Dynamic-PrePrep7, specifically formulated to clean the wheel surface in preparation for applying adh... More
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Articles: Operations
If You're Sitting, Try Standing. If Standing, Do The Reverse.
I recently got a standing desk at work to alleviate almost-constant sitting at my desk. ("Standing desk" is almost a misnomer; it's more like a sitting/standing desk. I'll tell you why shortly.) More

An Interview With Henry Hippert Of Eastern Catalytic
Counterman recently asked Henry Hippert, executive sales director of Eastern Catalytic, to bring readers up to speed on rules and regulations regarding catalytic converters. More

The Mad Rush To Secure Mobile Apps In The Automotive Aftermarket
A detailed search of Apple's iOS app store for the term "auto parts" now yields more than 250 apps available for download for both iPhones and iPads. More

Raymond Guffey III, The 2013 Counter Professional Of The Year
Raymond Guffey III becomes Counterman's 28th Counter Professional of the Year, sponsored by Affinia Group Inc., Raybestos Chassis and WIX Filters. More

You Gotta Want It
Napolean Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" is as relevant today as it was nearly 70 years ago. More

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