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January 30, 2018
    

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Auto Industry

Electric vehicles and the future of auto service

Electric vehicles account for just six of every 1,000 new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. But it won't stay that way much longer.

Automotive Service

Filter, wiper changes most common services in 2017

BETHESDA, Md. — Scheduled maintenance, brake work, engine tune-ups and wheel alignment/balancing were among the most common consumer vehicle repairs of 2017, according to new research from IMR Inc.

Automotive Service

Canada's asbestos ban to take effect in 2019

OTTAWA, Ontario — Canada's long-awaited ban on asbestos in brake shoes and other products will start sometime in 2019, according to proposed regulations released Jan. 5.

Automotive Service

Automotive aftermarket poised for steady growth

LAS VEGAS — The automotive aftermarket has experienced a roller coaster ride over the last 20 years amid fluctuations in the economy, gasoline prices, vehicles miles driven and unemployment, but automotive parts suppliers and auto repair shops should expect more steady growth going forward, according to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).

Automotive Service

ASA conference scheduled for Orlando May 2-6

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Automotive Service Association will hold its Annual Meeting & Conference May 2-6 at the Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Hotel in Orlando.

Automotive Service

ASA opposes vehicle inspection bills in New Hampshire, West Virginia

WASHINGTON — The Automotive Service Association is urging its members in New Hampshire and West Virginia to oppose legislation in their states that would either repeal or weaken periodic state vehicle safety inspection rules in those states.

Automotive Service

Federal-Mogul introduces brake rotors for commercial vehicles

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul Motorparts has introduced Abex-brand premium brake rotors for the heavy-duty market, designed to work in conjunction with its Air Disc Brake (ADB) pads.

Dan Marinucci

Monitoring parts' origins makes dollars and sense

Monitoring both the origin and performance of replacement parts may make dollars and sense for progressive tire dealers and service shops.

New Products

Valvoline debuts synthetic oil for newer engines

Snap-on debuts Hofmann smartSpeed tire changers

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