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Internal Combustion Engine Is Alive and Well

I frequently hear that electric and hybrid technologies are going to put an end to the reciprocating engine.

Auto Parts Distribution: What’s in the Cards for 2019?

As we’ve reported in recent months, the business environment looks favorable for the automotive aftermarket, and the news seems to keep getting better.

Celebrating the 2018 Counter Pro of the Year

Since Counterman’s maiden voyage in October 1983, the mission of this publication has been to serve the nation’s hard-working counter pros. One of the primary ways Counterman does that is by honoring the Counter Professional of the Year.

Crossovers and Pickup Trucks Rule the Auto Industry … for Now

What’s going to happen when we get a little blip in the oil supply and the cost of a gallon of gasoline goes above $4 again?

Extended OE Warranty an Attack on the Aftermarket?

The more concerning issue for all of us is that it creates a pattern (or habit) of the vehicle owner returning to the dealership for service for a longer period of time.

Making a Habit of Giving Thanks

To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever taken the time on Thanksgiving to think about the blessings in my life.

Automotive Aftermarket Is Well-Positioned for Bull Market or Bear Market

“Regardless of what happens with the economy and the so-called record bull market, I think the $392 billion automotive aftermarket is in a good spot,” Counterman Editor Josh Cable writes.

Did You Make Your Bed Today?

If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

Online Sales of Aftermarket Parts: Be Careful How You Interpret Things

Sure, the internet and technology are distractions (and in some cases interruptions), but the automotive aftermarket exists because it has always been nimble and solution-driven.

Are Your Customers Ready for Summer Road Trips?

Do you encourage your DIY customers to make pre-trip inspections part of their routine?

Being Savvy Means Nothing if You Have No Integrity

Is a person still as good as his or her word, or has this sentiment lost its meaning in the competitive, fast-paced world we live in today?

Joy of Driving: A Little About Me … and You

I’m thrilled to be the new editor of Counterman. But I’m guessing your stories are a lot more interesting than mine.