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  2. 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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  5. 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/
  6. 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/
  7. 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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  9. 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):
  10. 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!
  11. In our 2019 Distribution Preview in the January issue of Counterman, aftermarket leaders reflect on the highlights and accomplishments of 2018, and discuss their plans, goals and expectations for the year ahead. Here’s our Q&A with Bob Cushing, executive vice president for Advance Professional: CM: What were some of the highlights for Advance Professional in 2018? BC: We rolled out a number of major initiatives in 2018. They were all about improving the customer experience through the introduction of new technology. One key initiative was enabling our entire network to have complete access to our industry-leading product assortment, which we refer to as “cross-banner availability.” We phased in the technology for cross-banner visibility first with our store systems and then through our B2B platforms, AdvancePro and speedDial. Our team members’ engagement in this project produced very positive responses from our customers and contributed to driving market-share gains. Secondly, we introduced MyAdvance, enabling our customers to have complete access to our professional programs and products from a single portal. MyAdvance consolidated more than 30 different portals and includes access to AdvancePro, our B2B platform, CTI training, eServices, product offers and other information they need to run their business. Customers also can check product availability, place orders and manage multiple aspects of their business through a single portal. At WORLDPAC, and now at Advance, I view our business as a tech company that sells automotive parts and provides technical solutions to our customers. In 2017, our digital-transformation roadmap was developed to support “The Right Part at the Right Time,” and in 2018, we began to deploy our new technology. We – and more importantly, our customers – are excited about what we’re doing at Advance. At Advance Professional, we’re doing everything to continue to build stronger and stronger partnerships with our customers. In our banner program, TECHNET, we’ve enhanced the program and membership across all of our brands. The industry’s leading training programs – the WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI) and the Carquest Technical Institute (CTI) – are now integrated to provide our entire enterprise-wide customer base a broader curriculum of classes. The WTI/CTI training program empowers our customers to meet the complexity of repairing today’s vehicles. With an industry-wide shortage of certified technicians, WTI/CTI is training our customer’s technicians on new technology such as ADAS and helping build career paths to attract and retain technicians. In 2018, we held our biennial WORLDPAC Supplier & Training Expo [STX], with more than 1,500 attendees. We’re already building our new curriculum for the STX 2020 event, including more than 150 classes, and we’re expecting more than 2,000 attendees. STX 2020 will be the largest training and supplier expo event in the automotive industry. CM: What does Advance Professional have planned for 2019? BC: We’ll continue to focus on our digital roadmap, focused on providing our customers the ability to access our complete suite of products, services and data. Over the past few years, we’ve spent a lot of time developing Virtual Vehicle, a cloud-based library of 3-D animations illustrating how each vehicle part and system works. Virtual Vehicle identifies what repair is needed when certain vehicle conditions exist. This enables our customer’s service advisers to explain, in simple terms, the repair work required to the car owner. What we’ve found in shops that use this tool is an increase in repeat business, more referrals and higher conversion rates. We’re relaunching Virtual Vehicle with an expanded assortment of new videos, including how to replace parts on specific vehicle models. We’re building further enhancements and benefits to our TECHNET banner program to improve the customer experience and drive new membership. We all know about the importance of access to vehicle data, for vehicle owners and repair shops. The Auto Care Association is doing a great job supporting legislation to provide access to the aftermarket. We are partnering with other industry leaders and supporters to provide additional access to the data. An important part of our customer-experience roadmap is building a more robust product assortment closer to the customer to improve availability and reduce order-to-delivery times. Our customers expect shorter times to drive higher bay turnover. To support this initiative, we’re building out a digital delivery system that includes real-time access to delivery times from our stores, branches, hubs and DC network. This will provide our team members and customers delivery-time estimates during the order process so they can make an informed decision. CM: How are you feeling about the business environment for the automotive aftermarket in 2019? BC: The fundamentals look really strong. We’re looking forward to a terrific 2019, as we experienced in 2018. The industry will continue to grow and provide opportunities. Low unemployment, miles driven, low fuel prices, the average age of vehicles, improved “sweet spot” – all of those factors indicate a very positive, robust industry in 2019. We love the momentum we’ve experienced throughout 2018, and we see that momentum carrying through 2019. CM: What are some of the macroeconomic issues that could have an impact on your business in 2019? BC: Obviously, we’ll be watching the tariffs carefully. For the most part, I think the prior [round of tariffs]wasn’t an issue. The industry was growing and well-positioned to pass on the price adjustments. As I mentioned earlier, one of the greatest industry challenges is the technician shortage. We continue to focus a lot of time and energy into the CTI and the WTI. We’ve partnered with NASTF on developing a technician career path. We’ll continue to work with our strategic partners to develop that career path, to attract more high school students into this industry. We’re committed to helping the industry address this critical challenge. We have a feasibility study in progress to assess building an Automotive Institute of Science and Technology. More to come relating to this important initiative. Source: https://www.counterman.com/advance-professional-evp-bob-cushing-digital-roadmap-will-be-continue-to-be-major-focus-in-2019/
  12. BBB Industries announced it has acquired the equity interests of the Remy North American rotating electric business, consisting of World Wide Automotive and Remy Mexico Holdings, more commonly known as Remy Power Products. “Remy Power Products brings a century of OE experience to the automotive aftermarket, delivering industry-leading starter and alternator coverage for domestic and import passenger vehicles,” BBB Industries said in a news release. “Automotive service professionals value and trust the Remy brand for benchmark-quality rotating electrics, responsive support and world-class technical training.” The transaction encompasses the entirety of Remy’s North American rotating electric business, BBB Industries noted. “Remy’s remanufacturing expertise and market understanding along with its proven ability to provide high-quality products is a natural complement to BBB,” BBB Industries CEO Duncan Gillis said. “The Remy brand has a rich history, and I am excited about the opportunity to bring this added value to our existing and new customer relationships.” Dave Overbeeke, CEO of Remy Holdings, added: “With continuity for our customers a key transaction priority, we are confident that BBB’s excellent aftermarket reputation and scale in rotating electrics will enhance the customers’ overall experience.” Founded in 1987, BBB Industries produces remanufactured starters, alternators, hydraulic and air disc-brake calipers, power-steering products and turbochargers for OEM and aftermarket applications. Source: https://www.counterman.com/bbb-industries-acquires-remy-power-products-north-american-rotating-electric-business/
  13. For anyone that hasn't checked out CARid yet, you may find this site has a pretty good offering of auto parts and aligns in the space that RockAuto does in terms of pricing and market strategy. CARid partners with distributors and drop ships orders to it's customers. Same as what Rock Auto does. It's worth checking out as we found somethings were cheaper on CARiD and some on RockAuto, so check both.
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