Articles: News
Fuse5 Supports Ken Schrader Racing's Pink Campaign
Schrader's dirt team will race each weekend sporting a pink paint scheme in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. More

Falken Tire Bringing All-New Exhibit And Consumer Retail Strategy To 2014 SEMA Show
Redesigned display showcases new retail environment and consumer strategy, company says. More

Fisher Auto Parts Celebrates 85th Anniversary
Fisher Auto Parts has served both installer and do-it-yourself customers since the company was founded in 1929 by Blair Coiner, grandfather of Bo Fisher, CEO of Fisher Auto Parts. More

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Joins The CCC TRUE Parts Network
The addition of the Alliance will makes millions of mechanical repair parts from a variety of store brands available to CCC ONE Repair Workflow Customers. More

Seven-Time Motorcycle Land Speed Record Holder Valerie Thompson Will Appear At CTEK's New Happy Hour At AAPEX, SEMA Shows
Thompson will be on hand at both Happy Hour events during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas to meet fans and sign autographs. The AAPEX Happy Hour will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 4-5 p.m. at the CTEK AAPEX booth No. 1176/1177. Th... 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
Streamlight Introduces The Double Clutch USB Low-Profile LED Headlamp
The new light features both spot and flood beams - for either distance or close-up lighting needs - and provides high- and low-intensity settings for ... More

ACDelco Adds New GM OE Emissions Parts
The additional part numbers cover tens of millions of model year 1982 through model year 2015 cars, trucks and crossovers from current GM brands Chevr... More

Cyclo Industries Introduces PermaStop, A High-Performing Permanent Solution, That Stops The Toughest Cooling System Leaks
Cyclo Industries delivers high-performance products in the automotive, heavy-duty/fleet, industrial, agricultural and marine services. 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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