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November 6, 2018

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Auto Industry

AAPEX 2018: Repair shops to see more imports, CUVs in service bays in future

LAS VEGAS — Independent vehicle repair shops will be seeing a growing number of import brands, light trucks and CUV/SUVs coming in for service in the coming years, according to IHS Markit's analysis of vehicle registration trends.

Auto Industry

AAPEX 2018: U.S. automotive aftermarket to reach $433 billion by 2021

LAS VEGAS —The U.S. automotive aftermarket continues to grow and is expected to reach $433 billion in sales by 2021, according to AAPEX organizers during the annual event in Las Vegas.

Midas of Richmond's Mark Smith named 2018 Tire Dealer Humanitarian

RICHMOND, Va. — The 25th recipient of the prestigious Tire Dealer Humanitarian award, Mark Smith received the Humanitarian medal, as well as a $2,500 donation from Tire Business to the charity of his choice at the Tire Industry Association's (TIA) Honors awards ceremony, held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

Automotive Service

PHOTO GALLERY: Women in Auto Care awards celebrate leadership, success

LAS VEGAS — Women in Auto Care honored three recipients for its 2018 Women of the Year Awards, including the "Female Shop Owner of the Year," "Auto Care Woman of the Year" and "Auto Care Woman of Excellence," for their contributions to the automotive industry.

Automotive Service

Bridgestone partners with Akron schools for auto care learning center

AKRON — Bridgestone Americas Inc. launched a new partnership with Akron Public Schools, officially opening the East Community Learning Center Automotive Technology Center in cooperation with Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Automotive Service

Advance Auto Parts launches 'MyAdvance' website

ROANOKE, Va. — Advance Auto Parts Inc. has completed the nationwide rollout of its MyAdvance website, which it said will deliver on the evolving needs of its professional customers.

Automotive Service

AAPEX 2018: Bosch launches Technician Nation online platform

LAS VEGAS — Bosch Automotive has launched Technician Nation, an online platform for auto technicians to use as a resource for responding to vehicle issues.

Factory Fixes

Defective brake actuator assembly may cause squeaking in Prius models

Some 2004-07 Toyota Prius models may produce a squeaking sound when the brake pedal is applied or released.

Dan Marinucci

Efficiency objectively gauges technician's output

Monitoring efficiency is a time-honored way of evaluating a technician's output. This objective measurement of a tech's performance benefits bosses and techs, too.

New Products

AAPEX 2018: Purolator debuts air filters with Febreze

Snap-on debuts Hofmann wheel aligner for heavy-duty vehicles

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