Articles: News
O'Reilly Automotive Joins CCC TRUE Parts Network
O'Reilly is the first mechanical parts supplier to join CCC TRUE Parts Network. More

New Publication To Give Buyers One More Look At New Products And Packaging Designs At AAPEX
Product Plus will be published by Babcox Media on behalf of AAPEX. It will be mailed to buyers after AAPEX, giving them one more look at hundreds of new products and award-winning packaging designs that will help them grow their businesses. With Prod... More

Federated to Launch Toys for Tots Seasonal Drive During Federated 400 Weekend In Richmond
While the Federated Auto Parts 400 is the official start, Federated members have already been collecting toys and donations for Toys for Tots. More

Gumout Performance Additives Launches New Website
The new site showcases the company's product mission: "Science In, Performance Out." More

Online Applications Accepted Now For 2015 GAAS, UAF And Other Organization Scholarships
The deadline to apply online at is March 31, 2015. More
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
Arnott Introduces Remanufactured Rear Air Struts For 2007 To 2013 Mercedes-Benz S- And CL-Class
The parts are in stock and available for immediate shipping. The air struts retail for $525.50 each, and are available from Arnott as part number AS-2... More

TMD Friction Unveils Patented Lightweight CV Backing Plate Designed To Reduce CO2 Emissions In Commercial Vehicles
Developed together with a strategic partner in the backing plate manufacturing industry, this new product represents the potential for a total weight-... More

Penray Introduces Synthetic Media Heavy-Duty Coolant Filters
According to Penray, the key to the effectiveness and durability of these new heavy-duty coolant filters is the company's fiberglass-based filtering m... 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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