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Automotive Parts Associates Acquires TruStar

Established 35 years ago in Texas, the TruStar buying and marketing group has carved a niche in the undercar category.

Spicer Driveshafts Cut Downtime For Last-Mile Delivery Vehicles

Dana has designed its Spicer driveshafts to be drop-in replacements for Mercedes-Benz/RAM Promaster Sprinter vans.

Centric Parts Awarded For Outstanding Service Levels

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance bestows this award to companies that demonstrate a consistent 95% or better order-fill service level.

Delphi Technologies On Track To Become Full-Line Chassis Supplier

Delphi Technologies also is offering customers increased choice and availability of parts by broadening its coverage in engine management, a move that resulted in double-digit growth for key products.

Engine and Transmission Mounts Keep Noise and Vibration at Bay

Engine and transmission mounts are among the most inconspicuous components on a vehicle, hidden away underneath the car, doing their job without any fanfare.

Air Suspension Delivers a Luxury Feel

While trucks and SUVs traditionally were rough-riding utility vehicles, they’re becoming the new “luxury land yachts” for many well-to-do customers seeking smoothness and status.

ZF Aftermarket to Showcase Entire Product Portfolio at AAPEX 2018

AAPEX attendees will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with ZF Aftermarket technology, the company noted.

Shocks Not Replaced As Often As Needed

The gradual loss in ride control over time often passes unnoticed and is considered more of a ride comfort issue than a safety issue by many motorists. Yet tests have shown that weak shocks reduce handling stability, braking distances and overall driving safety.

Electric Power-Assisted Steering Is Replacing Hydraulics

Electric steering uses no fluids so there are no hoses, no pump, no leaks and no maintenance.

Wear Will Eventually Take Its Toll On Chassis Parts

One of the first signs of worn chassis parts is usually a tire wear problem – uneven wear (such as shoulder wear or diagonal wear) or accelerated wear.

Federal-Mogul To Purchase Affinia Chassis Components Business

Acquisition will expand Federal-Mogul’s customer and product presence in core chassis business, company says.   SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire Affinia’s chassis components business.  The Affinia business serves leading U.S. aftermarket customers with branded and private label chassis product lines. The transaction is

CV Joints Take A Pounding

CV joints are capable of lasting upward of 150,000 miles with normal driving. But, if the protective rubber or plastic boot that surrounds the joint cracks, tears or comes loose because of a broken boot clamp, the CV joint is at severe risk of failing.   Though rear-wheel drive remains the drivetrain layout for pickup