Auto Service

The competition for automotive service is fierce, from car dealers, large chain store retailers, and mass merchandisers to small repair shops. We’ll keep you current on the latest news and trends in automotive service to grow this important aspect of your business.


October 21, 2014

Federal-Mogul Motorparts appoints senior VP

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., has announced the appointment of Laura Soave to the position of senior vice president, chief marketing and communications officer for Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

Tags: Federal-Mogul Corp., Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Laura Soave

October 21, 2014

Tire Leadership 21 training: 2015 schedule

Dates for the 2015 Tire Leadership 21 education program have been announced by Northwood University and the Center for Tire & Service Education (CTSE). The next two-week seminar will be held -- drumroll, please -- March 22-27 and Sept 13-18.

Tags: Bart Proper, Community Tire Pros, Kim Sigman, Northwood University, Rice Tire, Training, University of the Aftermarket

October 21, 2014

Trico wants the Force to be with you

Trico Products Corp. has added four part numbers to its Trico Force premium, high performance beam blade product line.

Tags: Trico Force, Visibility

AAPEX debuts  Ask Joe  videos
October 21, 2014

AAPEX debuts 'Ask Joe' videos

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has debuted a series of “Ask Joe” videos to help attendees prepare for AAPEX and grow their business while at the event. AAPEX is slated for Tuesday, November 4, through Thursday, November 6, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas with AAPEXedu sessions starting on Monday, November 3.

Tags: AAPEX, Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, Trade show

With Centric Parts  new lab, all new friction formulations can be mixed, molded and cured on the
October 21, 2014

Centric Parts opens friction materials lab

Centric Parts has opened a state-of-the-art friction materials lab at the company’s Compton, Calif., facility.

Tags: Centric Parts, Friction Materials

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Figure 1: Removing and installing a one-piece sensor.
October 22, 2014

TPMS: 2005-11 Volvo V Series service  

The tire pressure monitor system (TPMS) on the 2005-11 Volvo V Series uses sensors mounted in the tire valves to check inflation pressure levels.

Tags: Mitchell 1, Tire pressure monitoring systems, TPMS

Apprentice technician Eric Gruler is one of 20 part-time employees at Discount Tire’s East
October 22, 2014

Discount Tire gives its customers the tools to buy  

Discount Tire is famous for offering free tire repairs at each of its 891 stores nationwide. That has been a staple of the organization since 1970.

Tags: Bruce Halle, Discount Tire Co.

AAPEX and the SEMA Show combined will offer more than 7,300 exhibitors with thousands of new
October 22, 2014

Learn from the experts at Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week  

With more than 2,000 new products on display, more than 2,300 exhibiting companies filling over one million square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is shaping up to be the biggest yet as industry optimism continues to build, according to Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. The show will be held Nov. 4-7.

Tags: AAIW, AAPEX 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, SEMA Show 2014, Seminars, Trade show

Managing customer expectations
October 22, 2014

Managing customer expectations  

It’s not unusual for me to have ideas. I’ve often said, “I have good ideas I haven’t even thought of yet.” However, every once in a while, I’m flooded with a tsunami of thoughts or ideas related to a particular subject. I’ve learned to write them down because as fast as they come, they go.

Tags: Counter intelligence, Tire pricing, Wayne Williams

How to build more profits into mounting and balancing services
October 22, 2014

How to build more profits into mounting and balancing services  

In the September issue of MTD, dealers, business coaches and manufacturers shared suggestions for getting more profits from mounting and balancing services. The following article looks at how equipment maintenance and technician training speed bay turns and lower costs.

Tags: Ann Neal, Greg Meyer, Hennessy Industries Inc., Hunter Engineering Co., Kevin Keefe, Mounting and balancing

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