Articles: News
Minimizer Celebrates 30 Years With Its 30th Anniversary Sweepstakes
After 30 years of success and longevity, the company is celebrating with the Minimizer 30th Anniversary Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes will award a total of $30,000 to two Minimizer customers. More

Jimmie Johnson Crew Chief Chad Knaus Claims MOOG 'Problem Solver' Honors At Atlanta
Sponsored by Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., the weekly MOOG Problem Solver award is presented following each Sprint Cup event to the crew chief whose car posts the greatest second-half improvement in average lap... More

High Expectations For The Inaugural BigR/ReMaTecUSA
The new remanufacturing show, which is the successor to the former Big R show organized by APRA, now has 95 exhibitors from 15 countries, making it more than twice as large as previous editions. More

New Walker Online VIN Search Can Help Shops Boost Efficiency
Convenient new feature speeds lookup of any Walker converter, company says. More

Pulstar Launches New Website
Pulstar's updated website provides consumers with explanations about the technology employed in its Pulstar spark plug. The technology section describes how pulsed power is used to create energy-dense plasma that excites the fuel mixture to improve e... 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
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

Philips Introduces New Anti-Counterfeit Xenon HID Packaging
Certificate of Authenticity protects customers from counterfeit Philips Xenon lighting. More

Prestone Introduces Improved Antifreeze/Coolant, Offering Advanced Corrosion Protection
New Prestone with Cor-Guard inhibitors helps engines run longer, the company says. 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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