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Soon, You Won't Be Allowed To Drive. And Why That's Good For Us.
This is all very good for the aftermarket. Why? Because there are going to be many more vehicles on the road in the future. And they're all going to need repairs. It's all a matter of numbers.
Oil Filters: It's What's Inside That Counts
Oil Filters: It's What's Inside That Counts
Filter manufacturers use a variety of different filter media to keep the oil clean.
Shocks Are Comfort And Safety Items
Shocks Are Comfort And Safety Items
Shock absorbers can last a long time, but they don't last forever.
Figuring Out Which Friction Is Best For Your Customer
Brake pads must be replaced when they are worn down to minimum thickness specifications, or when their built-in wear indicators scrape against the rotors.
Engine Kits Combine Frequently Replaced Parts
Engine kits typically combine all of the frequently replaced parts such as bearings, rings and gaskets, and may include pistons, valve springs and other parts depending on the type of kit.
Disc Brake Calipers Come In Several Variations
Disc Brake Calipers Come In Several Variations
Most floating calipers are single-piston units designed for light-duty applications. Special anchor bolts are used to not only fasten the caliper to the steering knuckle, but also to allow the caliper to slide horizontally to center the pads on the b...
Program Groups Are Positioned For The Future
Program Groups Are Positioned For The Future
The leaders of some of the top program groups in the automotive aftermarket are optimistic about 2014 and beyond.  However, all of them see some challenges ahead, chiefly the efforts of automakers to keep the reins of critical data, the impact of pa...
I'm Lost. Show Me The Waze
Waze users automatically report their driving speed using the phone's GPS triangulation features, and if they hit a slowdown, they simply click on a variety of alert buttons, instantly transmitting the traffic alert to all other users not yet snarled...
Check Your Brain At The Door?
We are all accountable to someone. Accountability does not have to be to someone but can be to ourselves.














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