Articles: News
AISIN's Charles Pariano Appointed To CAWA's Manufacturers Advisory Council
Currently, Pariano is responsible for AISIN's aftermarket sales and marketing strategies in North America, as well as maintaining the company's overall relationships with traditional and import aftermarket customers across all product groups. More

Continental To Sponsor AAPEX 2014 Media Center
The Media Center will welcome hundreds of journalists from around the world as they cover breaking news, announcements, exhibiting companies and special events at AAPEX. The new Media Center will be equipped with dedicated Wi-Fi, expanded work areas ... More

Autologue Launches New Productivity Tool
This new tool is designed to help outside sales teams and counter personnel boost sales. More

Federated Auto Parts 400 A Weekend To Remember
"Suite Deal" winners enjoy sweet time in Richmond. More

New Parts For More Than 12 Million Vehicles Now Available From MOOG Steering And Suspension
The new MOOG parts include a front complete strut assembly (No. ST8603) for more than 600,000 4WD Dodge Ram 1500 trucks, model years 2006-2008; control arm assembly (No. RK640588) for 1985-1987 Volkswagen Golf and Jetta models. 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?
Auto care - I'm using it already! - 26%
I like "aftermarket" better - 74%
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
CRP Automotive Introduces Environmentally Friendly Pentofrost E Antifreeze For Multipurpose Applications In Water-Cooled Engines
Meets OE specifications for Audi, Volkswagen, Bentley and Lamborghini. More

Permatex Introduces New, Easy-To-Use Tubes For Ultra Series RTV Gasket Makers
Advanced tube technology makes application easier; extends product shelf life, company says. More

Fel-Pro Introduces Three Exclusive Head Gasket Sets For Popular Subaru Engines
New sets among 31 additional Fel-Pro part numbers now available for late-model 2.5L and 3.0L Subaru applications.. 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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