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What market trends will impact your customers in 2018?

What market trends will impact your customers in 2018?

By: Heather Sinchak | October 25th, 2017

It's hard to believe it's almost 2018. And with this new year, comes new technology, challenges, and unforeseen obstacles.  Independent repair facilities -- your customers -- will see the impact of market fluctuation. To encourage shops to set their business up for…

Take a look at the 'new age' part selling industry

Take a look at the 'new age' part selling industry

September 14th, 2017

“Synthetic oil, check. Filter, check. Gasket, check, Drip pan, check. Rags and wrench, check. As you already probably know I`m in my garage changing the oil on my truck. I’ve done this time and time again and could probably do…

The zero death effect: The growth of fatality-free vehicles

The zero death effect: The growth of fatality-free vehicles

By: Heather Sinchak | June 28th, 2017

Autonomous cars has become a hot topic over the past few years, and now fatality-free vehicles are getting some note-worthy attention. Yes, you read that right – fatality-free vehicles are here. In fact, there are now eleven vehicle models in the U.S…

Part 2: Counterfeit auto parts: Is the threat real?

Part 2: Counterfeit auto parts: Is the threat real?

By: Heather Sinchak | June 14th, 2017

In our first post, we discussed the impact of counterfeit parts at a personal level. With counterfeit parts vendors raking in $12 Billion dollars a year, what are OEMs doing to help defend their name and reputation? Counterfeit part makers do…

Part 1: Counterfeit auto parts: Is the threat real?

Part 1: Counterfeit auto parts: Is the threat real?

By: Heather Sinchak | June 2nd, 2017

Being in the auto parts business, how much of a focus should you put on counterfeit parts? And are those even a threat? I don’t think you’d be surprised if I said it should be a major focus. The U.S…

It’s National Car Care Month!

It’s National Car Care Month!

By: Heather Sinchak | April 13th, 2017

With Spring slowly arriving, it’s time to make sure consumers are ready for the warmer days – and road trips – ahead. Here are a few ideas on how you can leverage Car Care Month with your customers (and your…