Back Issue > September 2012
Make Use Of Research, Information P.A.R.T.S. Offers
In its 12th year, Counterman’s Professional Automotive Repair Technician Survey, or P.A.R.T.S, is packed with quite a lot of information.
Monroe Motor Products Celebrates 95th Anniversary
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – Rochester, N.Y.-based Monroe Motor Products, a Parts Plus member warehouse of the Automotive Distribution Network, is celebrating its 95th year in business, according to Mike Lambert, president of the Network. “As the
Exide Announces New Supply Contract With Pep Boys in the U.S. and Puerto Rico
MILTON, Ga. – Exide Technologies has been awarded a contract to be the majority supplier for Pep Boys stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. 
According to the contract, Exide will provide private-labeled, Pep Boys Pro-Start batteries for
Standard Auto Parts Selects MAM Autopart
BALTIMORE, Md. – MAM Software Inc., a global provider of business management solutions for the automotive aftermarket, announced that Standard Auto Parts has selected Autopart to manage its multi-warehouse, multi-store auto parts company.
Federated Contest Winners Have ‘Dream Weekend’
STAUNTON, Va. – Thunder, lightning and some heavy rain could not keep the winners of the Federated “Dream Weekend” from having a great time. Five Federated service provider customers watched some major league baseball and dirt trac
Advance Auto Parts Reports Second-Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results
ROANOKE, Va. – Advance Auto Parts announced financial results for the second quarter ended July14. Second-quarter earnings per diluted share (EPS) were $1.34, an 8.2 percent decrease versus the second quarter last year. Year-to-date, EPS was $3.
National Pronto Association Adds Two New Members
GRAPEVINE, Texas – National Pronto Association has announced the addition of Jack Young Co./Central Automotive Warehouse and Cerma Automotriz SA DE CV to the Pronto membership, effective Aug. 1. Jack Young Co. was founded in the
Right to Repair Bill Now Law in Massachusetts
BOSTON – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed the Right to Repair bill (HB 4362) into law on Aug. 6. With the governor’s signature on the Massachusetts Right to Repair legislation, the first-of-its-kind in the country,
CARDONE Industries Appoints New CEO
PHILADELPHIA – CARDONE Industries has announced the appointment of Kevin Cramton as its new CEO. Cramton, who will assume his duties in September, will succeed Michael Cardone Jr., the driving force behind CARDONE’s rise as a leader in th
Bosch Updates Part Finder App
App now available for Android devices as well as iPhone and iPad.
Parker Hannifin to Sell Automotive A/C Business to ContiTech
CLEVELAND – Parker Hannifin Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to sell the automotive air conditioning portion of its Mobile Climate Systems Division to ContiTech AG of Hanover, Germany. Terms of the transaction were not dis
Wagner ThermoQuiet CeramicNXT Brake Pads Now Available for 2012 Honda Pilot, Civic Models
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Federal-Mogul’s new line of Wagner ThermoQuiet CeramicNXT brake pads has been expanded to include rear disc pad sets for 2012 Honda Pilot models (Part No. QC1585) and front pad sets for 2012 Honda Civic passenger cars
Uni-Select Reports Second-Quarter Sales Increase of 1.7 Percent
BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec – Uni-Select Inc. generated sales of $483 million in the second quarter of 2012, compared to $475 million in the same period of 2011. Net earnings stood at $15.1 million or 70 cents per share in the second qu
Automechanika Shanghai Nearly Sold Out, According to Show Organizers
SHANGHAI – Automechanika Shanghai, set for Dec. 11-14, is almost sold out according to organizers Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co. and the China National Automotive Industry International Corp. The event will be held at the Shanghai
Standard Motor Products Announces Second-Quarter 2012 Results
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Standard Motor Products (SMP) has reported its consolidated financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30. Consolidated net sales for the second quarter of 2012 were $268.9 million, compared
Fifty-Six New MOOG Steering and Suspension Parts Expand Brand's Coverage to Millions of Additional Vehicles
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The MOOG steering and suspension line from Federal-Mogul now includes 56 new parts that expand the brand’s coverage to millions of additional foreign nameplate and domestic passenger vehicles. According to Federal-Mogu
TRICO EX Factor Promotion Rewards Fall Wiper Sales
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Trico Products has announced the launch of the TRICO EX Factor fall wiper blade promotion. The promo not only offers consumers mail-in-rebate discounts on TRICO blades but also provides counter professionals and ser
ADVICS North America Commemorates 10 Years in the U.S.
LEBANON, Ohio – ADVICS North America Inc. marked the company's 10th anniversary this year, with a celebration that included founding members, family companies, suppliers and employees. ADVICS North America, Inc. (ADVICS NA) opened
Advance Auto Parts Professional Shows Local Support in Florida with Commercial Customer Event
ROANOKE, Va. – Advance Auto Parts kicked off a new initiative that will offer training and business growth solutions to more than 100 commercial customers at an event on Aug. 2 in Orlando, Fla. The full-day training event was the first in a seri
A Look At O2 Sensors
Oxygen sensors have been used for more than a quarter of a century, dating back to 1980 when the first computerized engine control systems appeared. The oxygen (O2) sensor is part of the fuel management system. It monitors unburned oxygen in the exha
The 'Other' Modules
You've heard of ECMs, ECUs and BCMs. What about the others?
How The Search For The Higgs Boson Led Me, And You, To The WWW
The elusive Higgs Boson particle or the so called "God Particle" seems to exist after all. I did not know it at the time, but we had already benefited by the science involved in its search.
Would You Really Help A Friend In Trouble? Here’s Your Chance
In his guest column, Aftermarket Foundation Vice President Joe Mittelman explains the mission of the organization and how you can help.
From The Publisher: Are You Easy?
Gone are the days of no competition and the ability to treat the customer like they know nothing.
Ever Thought About Your Productivity?
Production is what we are all about when it gets down to it.
It Really Is All About Service
You must be well-versed on all of the benefits that your company offers every customer.

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