Hunter Engineering Co. has released two videos that explain the purpose and function of driver assist systems and the importance of proper mechanical and safety system alignment.
FCA US LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain 2017 Fiat 500X vehicles due to problems with their tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). When the vehicle has a tire with low pressure, the TPMS warning light may not illuminate.
Chrysler says the recall affects 278 vehicles. An update to the instrument panel software will remedy the problem, the company says.
Without the fix, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."
Fiat will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument panel software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 21, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T16.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance) has promoted John Carlson (JC) Washbish to director of marketing.
Remember email? Sometimes in the communication that is texting, tweeting or ‘Snapchatting,’ email is taken for granted. Facebook is great for sharing your thoughts and feelings to everyone you have friended, but email is more targeted, especially when used for business. You might say it is even more personal than Facebook because it is designed for interaction between two people or among a small group of people.
“Cool it with the direct mail.” That was the advice given by Tom Eisenberg to Bob Mirman, his mentor at West Coast Tire and Service Inc. in Los Angeles.
CRP Automotive has developed three service kits designed to simplify transmission fluid service on Audi, BMW and Volkswagen vehicles.
Forward Lift’s new DP15 two-post lift services cars, trucks, vans and small buses weighing up to 15,000 pounds.
Ride Control LLC has launched its Gabriel website training menu with a series of training options as an expansion of its Answerman technical service offerings. This includes videos, technical bulletins, online catalogs and FAQs for both light and heavy-duty vehicles.
Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has added 333 part numbers to its Standard and Intermotor lines.
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will host Automotive Tire Service (ATS) instructor classes Oct. 10-13, 2017, in Louisville, Ky.
Mighty Distributing System of America Inc. has released an improved brake program that provides a “better” and “best” solution for automotive repair facilities and their customers.
Robert Bosch LLC added coverage for vehicles from Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Fiat, Hyundai, Mazda, Kia, Jeep, Scion and Subaru in August 2017.
Brake Parts Inc. has added more than 100 part numbers to Raybestos Opti-Cal brake calipers.
Ford Motor Co. has introduced Motorcraft loaded struts designed to offer fast, easy installation and a low competitive price to the marketplace.
Innova Electronics Corp. has added the CarScan Pro line to its portfolio of professional on-board diagnostic (OBD) tools.
Tenneco Inc. is again expanding its coverage of the Monroe Quick-Strut product line with 31 new part numbers available beginning in August 2017.