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Piquet Marks Second Podium Finish In Two Weeks With WIX
The Charlotte race marked the halfway point of the 2014 season of the Red Bull Global Rallycross champion series. Next up for Piquet and SH Racing Rallycross is the inaugural running of rallycross racing at Daytona International Speedway Aug. 22-23. More

AVI To Provide Technicians With $1 Million In Free Training
AVI reports that it is pledging to give away $1 million worth of training to students, technicians, shop owners or teachers with the desire to expand their automotive knowledge. More

Variety Of New Courses Available This Month From AVI
From building better communication skills to tightening up your technical expertise, a number of new courses are now available from AVI to help fine-tune your abilities and bring more business into the shop. More

New Brands Added To ShowMeTheParts.com
With these most recent additions, ShowMeTheParts.com now includes 276 brands covering more than 4,100 part types and millions of applications. More

Stant Awards 10 Scholarships For 2014
The Stant award winners are students planning careers as automotive or heavy-duty technicians. More
Poll
Does your store or warehouse plan to reduce employee hours in light of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?
Yes - 68%
 
No - 11%
 
Unsure/Haven't heard - 20%
 
Articles: Tech Topics
The Science Of Drive Shaft Repair
During the early years of the automobile, automotive engineers were confronted with the problem of transmitting power from a fixed position at the transmission to the rear axle, which is traveling through a vertical plane. More

Offer Your Customers A Premium Oil Filter
Believe it or not, smaller particles cause more engine bearing wear than larger particles. Most wear is caused by particles in the 5 to 20 micron size range because that's the minimum oil film clearance between many bearings and their journals. More

Rack And Pinion Unit Repairs
The function of any steering gear is to transform the circular motion of the steering wheel into the linear motion needed to steer the front wheels right and left. More
Products
Beck/Arnley Launches TRUE|Friction Brake Pad Series
TRUE|Friction pads are specifically designed to match the most current OE friction type by application, according to the company. More

Standard Motor Products Inc. Introduces QWIK-SENSOR Multi-Coverage Clone-able TPMS Sensor Line
QWIK-SENSOR Multi-coverage TPMS sensors are easily programmed with the new TechSmart T55003 TPMS tool and can be ID-cloned or factory relearned, techn... More

Arnott Introduces New Air Spring For E61 Chassis 2004-2010 BMW 5 Series Wagon With Self-Leveling Rear Suspension
The air springs - OEM numbers 3712675602 and 37126765603 - are in stock for immediate shipping, marking yet another milestone in the ongoing expansion... More
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Articles: Operations
Flash: We're Delivering Auto Parts Faster Than Pizza
Mandy Aguilar remembers the days of zero deliveries to customers. The "you want it, come and get it before I close the door" business mindset was the norm back then; but, it was doomed to cease, he writes. More

The Philosophy Of Problem-Solving
In developing the problem statement, we provide a precise and, most importantly, measurable description of the current state based on factual evidence that is free of opinion. More

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














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