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Cottman Transmission Oct 17    Article

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Oct 21, 2017 – National Check Your Transmission Day

Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care is naming October 21st National Check Your Transmission Day. And they’ll perform a TransCheck 21 Plus Inspection to provide consumers with a complete picture of the condition of their transmissions.

The procedure is simple: You bring your car to your local Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center. They perform a TransCheck 21 Plus Inspection, which includes checking your transmission’s fluid, looking for leaks, examining its performance, and looking for any computer system trouble codes that could indicate a problem.... Read More

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Karen Cover Oct 06    Article


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Epicor Software Corporation announces CEO succession

Epicor Software Corporation announced President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Joe Cowan is set to retire at the end of October 2017, stepping down from the leadership role and his position on the Epicor board of directors. The board of directors has appointed Stephen Murphy, former president of OpenText, to CEO. Learn more.

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Karen Cover Oct 06    Article


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Gates Corporation hosts Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper Service Center Advisory Council

The Gates Corporation hosted the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Service Center Advisory Council (SCAC) meeting last week in Denver. In attendance were 10 SCAC members from the United States and Canada, along with key Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance headquarters staff and shareholder personnel.

This annual three-day collaborative meeting provides the Alliance with direction on its Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Certified Service Center (CSC) program. Read more.

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Supplier Loyalty: The Service Professional Perspective

The Strength of Supplier Loyalty is Based in Relationships and Providing the Needs of the Service Professional. LISTEN HERE.
 
This team of service professionals shared their views on supplier loyalty and how their first call supplier has earned that position. Bill Nalu, John Bridgwater and John Eppstein bring their insights as shop owners to the discussion.
 
Having a strong first call relationship is earned by the supplier. The panel discusses trust, part quality, service, warranty and training as all incumbent reasons they support their supplier.

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Cottman Transmission Oct 04    Article

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Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care Celebrates “National Check Your Transmission Day”

Auto Repair Brand Promotes Transmission Maintenance During National Car Care Month with Free TransCheck 21 PLUS Inspection

 HORSHAM, Pa. – Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care is leveraging its position as an industry leader in aftermarket and transmission maintenance with an unprecedented national holiday: National Check Your Transmission Day on Oct. 21, 2017, a special celebration during October’s National Car Care Month.

In observance of National Check Your Transmission Day, Cottman is urging all drivers to make transmission maintenance a priority. To that end, Cottman is offering its very own free TransCheck 21 PLUS Inspection, which provides busy consumers with the chance to enhance regular auto maintenance with a comprehensive transmission check at no extra charge.

“Since many consumers depend on their car as their primary source of transportation, preventative car care and maintenance is often the key to extending the life of their vehicle,” said Randy Wright, president for Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care. “Transmission maintenance is not always included in a basic tune-up check, and National Check Your Transmission Day is a chance for consumers to take advantage of... Read More

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Everything You Need to Know About NASTF, But were Afraid To Ask!

Skip Potter has had a storied career working in parts distribution, motorsports, tools, service, collision, and heavy duty. He also had important roles with leading industry associations and a radio career with a syndicated radio broadcast called ‘Virginia Race Line.’
 
Skip is one of our unsung legacy leaders in our beloved aftermarket. He just retired as the Executive Director of NASTF (The National Automotive Service Task Force). Skip gives us a firsthand account of the value NASTF brings to the industry. You will be surprised.
 
Skip is one of those very versatile industry leaders and a great example of a legacy aftermarket leader. It is important we hear his story. So prepare for an important understanding of the role NASTF plays for all of us and the storied career of a legacy aftermarket leader.

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Karen Cover Sep 28    Article


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An automotive parts distribution industry fairy tale: The curse of the 194 bulb

Everyone has heard the story of the “Princess and the Pea,” where the tiny little pea caused complete turmoil. The setting of my exhaustive narrative is far different, yet the simplicity of a seemingly minute problem yields equal chaos. So, in fairy tale fashion, let us begin.

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Karen Cover Sep 28    Article


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AASA Intellectual Property Council fights IP violations, protects brands

The Intellectual Property Council (IPC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) is expanding its initiatives to aid its supplier members in protecting IP and market competitiveness.

At its recent meeting at eBay’s Global IP and Customer Service Headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, the council continued development of initiatives aimed directly at helping members combat counterfeiting and other IP violations.

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Karen Cover Sep 22    Article


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Aftermarket charities still seeking donations to aid hurricane-stricken businesses

A lot of good people are rallying to support their aftermarket colleagues facing life-altering challenges amid the death, destruction and misery wrought by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Donations are arriving in the coffers of industry-backed charitable organizations and being distributed to impacted businesses throughout the hurricane zones. Those who are heading up the relief efforts are hoping that your generosity continues through Thanksgiving, Christmas and on into the New Year as the financial needs throughout the stricken region are expected to linger for a long time. Continue reading.

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Karen Cover Sep 22    Article


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Service, collision repair training opportunities abound

Why can’t we get shops to train? That is where the conundrum comes in -- the training they know they need becomes secondary to the immediate problem at hand. As I write this I know there are shops that have procrastinated on their I-CAR and OEM certifications and are trying to figure out how to get all the training they need crammed into the last quarter of the year.

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