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Miles Driven Continues To Trend Downward
Northcoast Research, a Cleveland-based firm that tracks miles driven and presents data about six weeks ahead of the government, isn’t convinced that miles driven will reverse the decline it’s been experiencing.
TRW Announces Launch Of North American Aftermarket Group
WIXOM, Mich. – TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has formed the TRW North American (NA) Aftermarket Group, designed to serve the needs of distributors and repair technicians with an extensive range of safety products. TRW said this ne
DENSO Announces New Mobile Aftermarket Website
LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Sales California has announced the availability of its new mobile version website at densoaftermarket.com. This new mobile version is live and is designed for t
New ‘Live Chat’ Technical Support Feature Available From Spectra Premium
BOUCHERVILLE, Canada – Spectra Premium now offers product technical support via a “live chat” option available on its website. Spectra Premium customers, professional technicians or DIY consumers can now chat online
Federated To Continue Partnership with NASCAR Legend Ken Schrader In Sprint Cup Series
Federated To Continue Partnership with NASCAR Legend Ken Schrader In Sprint Cup Series
STAUNTON, Va. – Continuing its long and successful partnership, Federated Auto Parts says it will once again sponsor NASCAR legend Ken Sch
Automotive Distribution Network Names Tom Frey Vice President Of Information And Technology
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – Tom Frey has been promoted to vice president of Information and Technology for the Automotive Distribution Network.
Cardone Family To Retain Ownership And Control of CARDONE Industries
PHILADELPHIA – CARDONE Industries announced that it has terminated discussions relating to the acquisition of CARDONE Industries’ North American operations. The Cardone Family will retain ownership and control of the company following a m
Pep Boys Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired by The Gores Group
PHILADELPHIA – Pep Boys has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which it will be acquired by The Gores Group, one of the nation’s leading investment firms, led by founder and CEO Alec Gores. Total enterprise value of the tran
Bosch to Acquire SPX Service Solutions Business
KARLSRUHE, Germany and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bosch Automotive Aftermarket division has announced plans to acquire the Service Solutions business of SPX Corp., headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., for approximately $1.15 billion. The two companies s
Federated Member Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Opens New Technical Training Facility
STAUNTON, Va. – Federated member Hovis Auto & Truck Supply has opened its new Hovis Technical Training Center located in Mercer, Pa. The 10,000-square-foot, hands-on training facility is equipped with the most advanced tools and equipment an
Consumers Can Get Up To $20 Back On ANCO Wiper Blades In February And March
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Consumers who purchase qualifying new ANCO wiper blades in February or March can receive rebates of up to $20 from Federal-Mogul. Federal-Mogul is offering a $15 rebate on each qualifying purchase of a pair of
The Alliance Selects The Virtual Inventory Cloud (VIC) Special Order Solution
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has begun implementation of new supply chain technology through which it says it will get special-order items into the hands of service dealers faster, more reliably and with far less hassle.
Pushing Engines Farther
Pushing Engines Farther
Downsizing vehicles, reducing vehicle size and weight and using smaller and more fuel-efficient powertrains are some of the ways automakers will reach government fuel standards.
What's Changed About The Brake Job?
What's Changed About The Brake Job?
Selling modern brake service parts is a lot like making a game-winning touchdown.
The Super Stores: O’Reilly Holds Onto Second Place In Store Counts
The Super Stores: O’Reilly Holds Onto Second Place In Store Counts
Every year, Counterman magazine provides an overview of the super stores serving the automotive aftermarket. To be part of the list, a chain must have 50 or more stores.
Counter-Tech: Using Apps To Sell Parts
Counterman columnist Mandy Aguilar gets faxed orders on his smartphone without even owning a fax machine.
Keeping It Simple: Attitude Is An Attitude
Keeping It Simple: Attitude Is An Attitude
Over the past several years, I have been afforded the opportunity to share my thoughts on a wide variety of subjects through Counterman magazine. Through this, I’ve delved into the topics of leadership and attitude as a subject more o
Get Active In Training Your Customers
How many times have you said that Joe at Joe's Auto Repair is a great tech, but what does he know about running a business?
TRW Automotive To Manufacture Electric Steering In Brazil For The South American Market
TRW Automotive To Manufacture Electric Steering In Brazil For The South American Market
LIMEIRA, Brazil —TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. announced the start of production of Electric Power Steering (EPS) from its facilities in Limeira, Brazil, in support of the company's expanding South American customer base. TRW has invested in hig












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