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  2. There are certain items on a car that can easily be replaced without taking the car to a garage to be fixed. This is great for a handful of reasons. First, you can avoid unwanted bills and keep the money for something else. Secondly, keeping your car running efficiently all by yourself is very satisfying. Some jobs are too large and require the eye of a qualified, professional mechanic, but there are other basic jobs that take minimal time and only a little know-how and can be done at home with a few basic tools. Here are some easy ways to look after your car without the help of a mechanic, to ensure it stays on the road for as long as possible. Windshield-wiper blades After a while, windshield-wiper blades can start to leave smear marks on the window, as the rubber strips that push rainwater away can degrade. Often this leads to squeaking noises and the rain or snow is not cleared effectively, causing buildup and distorting forward vision. Windshield wipers are a simple, off-the-shelf part. They only cost $20 to $40 and can be purchased online for your exact automobile make and model. You can simply unclip the old windshield wipers and clip the new ones on. The same can be done for the rear window-wiper blades too, if your car has them. Mechanics may charge an additional $30-$100 in labor fees to replace them. Oil change Oil changes should be made on a regular basis. Manufacturers recommend changing the oil of your car every 7,500 to 10,000 miles as an approximation. Each car is slightly different, so check the guide for your specific car model. The average price for a bottle of oil is $25-50, with synthetic engine oil averaging $45 to $70. Here's a straightforward guide on how to perform an oil change. It's a really easy job to complete on a driveway or home garage with only a few tools. Oil filter Since the oil filter is usually accessed from inside the oil tank, it is great practice to change the oil filter at the same time you change your oil.. The job of the oil filter is to ensure contaminants don't accumulate in the engine oil, which can cause internal damage to the engine surfaces. Through the oil filter, unwanted particles are removed from the oil tank before circulating and lubricating the engine. Changing the oil filter as regularly as changing your oil ensures the engine will operate optimally. Air filter The air filter is a simple, inexpensive part to change and forms an important role in the car engine. The air filter prevents dust, dirt and debris getting into the engine via the air intake, ensuring only clean, filtered air passes through. This part should be changed at certain intervals, usually between 15,000 and 30,000 miles, depending on where your car is driven. Lift up the hood, and there is a rectangular cold air collector box. Inside is the spongy, foam material. Swap it out for a new one. It takes 10 minutes, tops. Headlight and taillight bulbs On older cars that don't have LED lights, headlight and taillight bulbs can easily be replaced by hand in very little time for minimal cost. The cost of new bulbs is a couple of dollars and avoids having to take your car into the garage. Bulbs often stop working over time and it is a legal requirement that the correct lights are visible on a car. They can be bought for a couple of dollars from an auto-repair store or online. To access the housing of the lights, open the hood to get to the headlights or the trunk for the rear taillights. This will allow you to find the housing and switch out the faulty bulb with the new, working ones. On some vehicles, you may need to remove additional parts (and in some cases, the entire bumper) in order to have an unimpeded view of the headlight or taillight housings. Spark plugs Changing the spark plugs will save you around $100 in labor costs and should be done every 30,000 miles. The spark plugs will only cost you $16 to $100, depending on how many you have to change. For a four-cylinder engine, you will have four spark plugs to replace, for a V6 engine; you will have six, and so on. Battery Similar to phones and laptops, car batteries degrade over time. Most car batteries last between two and five years, depending on the condition. It is recommended to change your car battery after three years. A car battery that is five years or older won't function properly and may start to cause problems in the future. The average price of a new battery is between $50 and $200 and is a straightforward plug-and-play swap with the old one. Brake pads Over time, the brake pads become worn down through regular use and require replacing to ensure your car continues to stop safely and effectively when you want it to. There should be a minimum of 6.4 millimeters of brake pad remaining as a general rule of thumb. The brake pads are accessed by removing the wheels from the car and are straightforward to replace. You can see instructions on how to change brake pads here. Changing brake pads requires a bit more work than the previously mentioned parts but are well worth doing yourself. A set of four brake pads only start at around $30 to $50 for budget vehicles and can cost a few hundred dollars for premium cars and sports cars. Brake discs The brake discs can be changed at home, too. It's another straightforward part and is usually completed in pairs, because properly functioning front brakes will wear evenly on the left and right and the rear brakes will do the same on the left and right. Depending on your vehicle, the front brakes and rear brakes will wear down at a varying rates. Roughly $100 to $500 is the average cost for a pair of brakes, depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Being able to switch them out yourself will save you a lot of money over the lifetime of a car, removing some associated labor costs. Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/car-parts-you-can-replace-yourself-instead-of-hiring-mechanic-2019-10#brake-discs-9
  3. TOKYO - Hitachi Ltd and Honda Motor Co said Wednesday they will merge four auto parts suppliers under a new company to boost competitiveness amid a multitude of challenges and opportunities created by the emergence of autonomous and electric vehicles. The plan is in response to the intensifying race to develop next-generation technologies for so-called CASE -- connectivity, automation, sharing and electrification -- applications. The merger involves Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the electronics giant, as well as Keihin Corp, Showa Corp and Nissin Kogyo Co, which are under Honda's wing. The combined sales of the four firms would be around 1.8 trillion yen ($16.5 billion), making the merged company one of the leading auto parts manufacturers in Japan. "The auto parts maker business is changing," Hitachi Vice President Keiji Kojima said at a joint press conference in Tokyo. He said the merger would lead to the development of competitive technologies and solutions while taking advantage of the new company's economies of scale in providing its products globally to customers. "We can lead the auto industry, especially in the field of automation and electrification," Honda Managing Officer Noriya Kaihara said. In the deal, Hitachi Automotive Systems will absorb Honda's three subsidiaries after the automaker obtains all stocks in the three suppliers through takeover bids. The name of the new company is yet to be decided. Hitachi will hold a 66.6 percent stake in the merged company, and the rest will be owned by Honda after finishing their merger procedures in about one year, they said. Hitachi has been streamlining its automotive business to enhance profitability, selling car navigation system maker unit Clarion Co to French car parts maker Faurecia S.A. in March. Hitachi Automotive Systems, the largest company among the four firms by sales, said in June it aims to expand its annual sales of automotive parts and related products to between 1.2 trillion and 1.7 trillion yen by the business year ending March 2022 from 971 million yen in the year ended March 2019. The main products made by Honda's Keihin include fuel management and electric motor control units, while Showa makes steering and shock absorber parts among others. Nissin Kogyo is a supplier of brake parts. Source: https://japantoday.com/category/business/update1-hitachi-honda-to-merge-4-auto-parts-makers-to-boost-competitiveness
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  6. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Motorcar Parts of America, Inc.(Nasdaq:MPAA) today announced the strategic expansion of its automotive aftermarket brake product offerings, with the introduction of brake calipers. “The launch of a brake caliper program complements our current braking system products and is consistent with our strategy to leverage our expanding manufacturing footprint by approximately 370,000 square feet in Tijuana, Mexico — supported by the company’s new state-of-the-art 410,000 square foot distribution facility. We have significant initial customer commitments representing approximately $30 million for the remainder of the current fiscal year. We are attracting additional strong interest for this product, and look forward to fully ramping up production, growing this category, and reporting milestones as fiscal 2020 evolves,” said Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. “This category represents a significant growth opportunity, leveraging our more than fifty-year history in the aftermarket industry and the company’s highly regarded competency in remanufacturing. Equally important, the launch of this product line solidifies our position as a full-line brake supplier, which provides the company with solid growth opportunities and favorable financial metrics,” Joffe emphasized. “We have made significant investments to support our initiatives to become a leading multi-product line supplier and this launch further strengthens our position,” Joffe added. Industry sources estimate the aftermarket size today for the brake caliper category in the United States is approximately $1.1 billion at the retail level. About Motorcar Parts of America Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. is a remanufacturer, manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts — including alternators, starters, wheel bearing and hub assemblies, brake calipers, brake master cylinders, brake power boosters, rotors, brake pads and turbochargers utilized in imported and domestic passenger vehicles, light trucks and heavy-duty applications. Motorcar Parts of America’s products are sold to automotive retail outlets and the professional repair market throughout the United States and Canada, with facilities located in California, Mexico, Malaysia, China and India, and administrative offices located in California, Tennessee, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia and Canada. In addition, the company develops, designs and manufactures testing solutions for performance, endurance and production testing of alternators, starters, electric motors, batteries, inverters and belt starter generators for both the OE and aftermarket. Additional information is available at www.motorcarparts.com. Forward-Looking Statements The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for certain forward-looking statements. The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on the company’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the company. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the company) and are subject to change based upon various factors. Reference is also made to the Risk Factors set forth in the company’s Form 10-K Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in June 2019 and in its Forms 10-Q filed with the SEC for additional risks and uncertainties facing the company. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new information, future events or otherwise. CONTACT: Gary S. Maier (310) 471-1288 Source: Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. http://www.motorcarparts.com/news/motorcar-parts-of-america-launches-brake-caliper-product-line/
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  9. Autel has released digital versions of its product catalogs. The full tool catalog, TPMS catalog and ADAS-focused 12-page brochure now can be viewed on a PC, tablet or smartphone. Files of the catalogs can be shared and downloaded to facilitate communication between sales reps and customers about Autel products. The full tool catalog features the latest Autel product lines. ADAS, MaxiSYS, TPMS, MaxiCHECK, MaxiDIAG, AutoLINK and MaxiVIDEO tools all get the spotlight on their respective spreads. Featured software and hardware specs are highlighted, serving as a valuable overview of what Autel is all about. The TPMS catalog has a split focus on the Autel TPMS service tools as well tire sensors and other TPMS accessories. Autel’s newest items, the TS508WF and adjustable angle 1-Sensor, make their print debut, along with new 8, 20 and 240 1-Sensor bulk packs. “The TPMS catalog is a must-have reference for any Autel carrying-shop,” the company said. The ADAS brochure is an in-depth look into Autel’s ADAS calibration packages. With the brochure, customers can learn the benefits of performing ADAS in-house and find the best package for their shop and budget. Source: https://www.counterman.com/autel-releases-digital-versions-of-its-product-catalogs/
  10. Fisher Auto Parts has acquired Burlington Foreign Car Parts (BFCP), it was announced today by Herb Godschalk, co-president of Fisher Auto Parts. BFCP operates nine locations, including six in Vermont, two in New Hampshire and one in New York. Adam Glaser will stay on following the acquisition and will continue to help grow the business. “We are thrilled to transition our family business to the very capable hands of the Fisher team and I am excited to continue working and helping to grow the business,” said Glaser. “On behalf of the Glaser family, including my parents Tom and Jill, I would like to extend our utmost thanks and appreciation for all the effort and dedication that the BFCP team has put in over the past 46 years. We also thank our very loyal customers and vendor partners for the roles they’ve had in our success.” Burlington Foreign Car Parts (BFCP) was founded by Tom Glaser in April 1973 with a van full of Volkswagen parts. Starting as a “mom-and-pop” operation, Tom made the deliveries and his wife Jill managed the bookkeeping. Son Adam joined the company and was integral in running the business for the past 20 years. In addition to BFCP, Fisher has added 19 other locations within the past year, comprising of 11 in Michigan, three in Vermont, and one each in Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Virginia. A member of the Automotive Parts Services Group/Federated Auto Parts, Fisher Auto Parts has approximately 500 company-owned locations and 100 independent jobbers in 18 states. Source: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/fisher-auto-parts-acquires-burlington-foreign-car-parts/
  11. Parts Authority, one of the largest distributors of automotive and truck parts to the aftermarket auto parts industry throughout the U.S., has acquired Penny Pincher Auto Parts, expanding the Parts Authority market share in Arizona. The transaction closed May 1, 2019. Penny Pincher has built its reputation on providing the highest level of service combined with the most reliable inventory in Phoenix for more than 40 years. Under the Parts Authority umbrella, Penny Pincher will continue to operate with its existing management teams. “This is an incredible addition to our Parts Authority family of brands. Jeff and Juan have built a tremendous business over the years at Penny Pincher. The business model and team they have in place is a great addition to our overall platform,” said Eric Schwartz, vice president of West Coast operations of Parts Authority. “Juan and I are extremely excited to join the Parts Authority Family. Parts Authority has been a major force in the automotive and truck parts aftermarket for many years. We believe this partnership will allow us to be even more competitive in the Phoenix Metro marketplace, while also providing great benefits to our knowledgeable team members and our loyal customers. We’re ecstatic at what this partnership has to offer,” said Jeff Ungerman, owner of Penny Pincher. Source: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/parts-authority-acquires-penny-pincher-auto-parts/
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  13. AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil - Synthetic Blend AmazonBasics high-mileage synthetic-blend motor oil offers an enhanced level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles. Its synthetic blend combines conventional oil with synthetic for cost efficiency with some of the benefits of a full synthetic. An important part of routine maintenance, the motor oil works well for anything from topping off levels to complete oil changes. Whether it’s a beloved older vehicle or one with an uncertain maintenance history, help protect its engine with AmazonBasics high-mileage, synthetic-blend motor oil. API SN and ILSAC GF-5 approved, AmazonBasics high-mileage motor oil offers exceptional quality and convenience. Note: Always follow vehicle manual recommendations. Friction-Reducing Formula AmazonBasics high-mileage motor oil creates a protective coating that helps reduce wear on engine components. By minimizing friction from in-contact moving engine parts (which wastes otherwise useful power), the motor oil helps enhance fuel economy and promotes better power output and performance. Reliable Protection The high-mileage motor oil helps keep the engine clean by minimizing unwanted build-up that can cause damaging rust and corrosion. The motor oil offers a resistance to viscosity and thermal breakdown, plus it helps fight volatility burn-off, which can reduce engine deposits and exhaust emissions. Available Viscosity Grades The motor oil’s grade, as established by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), reflects its viscosity characteristics. The first number(s)—5W and 10W—indicate cold-temperature performance (W for winter), while the end numbers—20, 30, and 40—indicate high-temperature performance (at 100 degrees C). Depending on driving conditions and needs, choose from the following AmazonBasics high-mileage synthetic-blend motor oil grades (shown in chart below; each sold separately):
  14. he Car Care Council's new video takes the unknown out of auto parts stores. Entitled "Explore an Auto Parts Store," this video opens the door to the neighborhood part store for all vehicle owners. You do not have to be an expert to get involved with car care and these few minutes give the jump start needed to save time and money at home!
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