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April 10, 2018

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Auto Industry

Tenneco buying Federal-Mogul; to set up aftermarket company

DETROIT — Tenneco Inc. is buying Federal-Mogul L.L.C. in a deal valued at $5.4 billion, bringing together two of the largest suppliers of aftermarket automotive components.

Some questions revisited

Remember the question posed by an experienced technician, seeking advice on how to approach his new shop owner and suggest ways to operate more efficiently? Automotive service pros Pam Oakes and Peter Sudek update that story, as well as others, in this edition.

Managing the challenges of managing people

Managers face many challenges, but the toughest ones are those that relate to people, according to Todd Thomas, a professor at the graduate school of business, Northwood University.

Automotive Service

Auto service advisers aren't covered by overtime pay laws, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, has ruled that auto service advisers aren't eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Automotive Service

Brake Parts Inc. makes leadership changes

MCHENRY, Ill. — Brake Parts Inc. has made a pair of management changes following the retirements of two key vice presidents at the end of the second quarter.

Automotive Service

OTHER VIEWS: Be sure to avoid this question when interviewing prospective employees

What's illegal and what's not to ask in an interview? Here's what you need to know.

Automotive Service

ACA launches grassroots initiative

BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association has launched the Auto Care Hometown Summit, a grassroots advocacy initiative designed to promote engagement between auto care professionals and elected officials at the local level.

Government & Law

CTDA members get access to Tiremetrix products

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Tire Dealers Association is partnering with Tiremetrix L.L.C. to offer CTDA members Tiremetrix's Tire Registration Plus and TPMS Manager software at a discounted rate through the association's website.

Automotive Service

PAM OAKES: Looking back on the tire shop evolution

Back in the 1960s, I remember visiting my dad — often — at work. The shop was located on the east side of Detroit — in the heart of the automotive industry, during its heyday.

Factory Fixes

Ford F-150s may misfire on acceleration in humid conditions

Some 2011-12 Ford F-150 pickup trucks with 3.5-liter turbocharged engines may exhibit an intermittent stumble and/or misfire on hard acceleration. According to Ford, the symptoms typically occur after an extended cruise at highway speeds and only in damp or humid conditions.

New Products

Snap-on unveils upgraded John Bean wheel aligner

Raybestos expands Opti-Cal caliper line

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