Due to lack of support, the organizers of the North American Tire & Retread Expo (NATRE) are rethinking the exposition format of the show. As a result, plans to hold the expo in Nashville, as previously announced, have been put on hold.
Centric Parts has been received a 2016 vendor of the year award from Levine Auto & Truck Parts LLC of Danbury, Conn.
Ford Motor Co. added several products designed to streamline inventory and reduce prices to its Motorcraft product line in the first quarter of 2017.
Meineke Car Care Centers LLC honored its top owners and operators during its annual convention, including the group's first three-time winner of the Franchisee of the Year award.
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 2007 to 2016 GM/Cadillac Escalade Series system uses the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR), body control module (BCM), four radio frequency (RF) transmitting pressure sensors, and the serial data circuit to perform the sensor learn mode functions.
Registration is open for ASA Automotive Systems Inc.’s 2017 Software User Conference and Info Expo in St. Louis, Mo., scheduled for April 30 to May 2.
Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has released Bravo 2.9, the latest update to its diagnostics software for the OTC Encore professional scan tool.
The 2017 VDO TPMS Replacement Parts Program catalog is now available from Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket.
VDO Fan Assemblies from Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket are ready to install right out of the box. No assembly is required.
Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has added 100 diesel part numbers to its BWD engine management line.
YourMechanic Services Inc., a national on-demand repair service, has named the Castrol Motor Oil division of BP Lubricants USA Inc. its exclusive motor oil supplier.
The sales counter just moved. Well, it didn’t “just-move,” it’s been moving. In my early days of selling tires at retail, it all happened in a small area at the store known as the sales floor. Consumers called or visited the store where the initial details of a potential sale were discussed. Today, the initial discussion is digital. The salesperson at the store had a great deal of control because the product and pricing information resided with the salesperson at the store. Today, there’s plenty of product and pricing information available to the consumer before they call or visit.
It was an injury to an employee that pushed Matt Benton to buy a heavy-duty tire changer. His technician was changing tires “the old-fashioned way with a hammer and a bar,” says Benton. The bar slipped, and the tech fell forward, breaking his arm.
Ford Motor Co.’s new Omnicraft brand of replacement parts for all makes of non-Ford vehicles is now stocked at Ford and Lincoln dealerships across the U.S.
With the North American Tire & Retread Expo just around the corner, two speakers have been added to the “Commercial Track” agenda.