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  1. I approved this one topic for your ebay store under our used auto parts forum. Your 5 additional duplicate topics have been deleted. There is no reason to spam our site with multiple duplicate topics. Please keep your posts about your business in this topic only.
  2. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. & RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As NASCAR Weekly Series sanctioned events begin to return at select tracks across North America, NASCAR and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, today announced a multiyear official partnership, designating Advance as the series entitlement sponsor. As part of the agreement, Advance also becomes the “Official Auto Parts Retailer of NASCAR.” "It's great to have Advance join us in welcoming the return of NASCAR-sanctioned grassroots racing," said Ben Kennedy, vice president, racing development, NASCAR. "Advance’s commitment to our Weekly Series will develop some of the brightest NASCAR talent across North America. Advance has a long history in racing, and we’re thrilled to see its expanded presence from the grassroots all the way through our national series.” The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series is one of the oldest series in NASCAR, where champions are crowned at NASCAR-sanctioned Home Tracks. The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series was paused in mid-March due to COVID-19 and recently returned with sanctioned events at select tracks beginning June 6. The series is run at nearly 60 NASCAR-sanctioned Home Tracks throughout the United States and Canada. NASCAR Home Tracks are a group of local short tracks sanctioned by NASCAR. “Drivers and race fans in North America have not been able to attend their local tracks due to COVID-19. We are excited to be partnering with NASCAR and the NASCAR Weekly Series to support tracks, drivers and fans as they resume live racing this year,” said Jason McDonell, Advance’s chief marketing officer. “We are committed to helping our customers advance in our stores, online and with this multiyear partnership with NASCAR. We are passionate about advancing local communities where we serve, and through this sponsorship we’ll be able to help grow racing at the grassroots level while supporting the next generation of champions.” Race fans can catch select NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series races live and on-demand via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold, the new streaming service from NASCAR and NBC Sports. NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series races are part of the NASCAR Roots package for $2.99/month or $19.99/annually. The full TrackPass package, which includes NASCAR Roots, IMSA and American Flat Track events is available for $4.99/month or $44.99/year. TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold will be available on desktop web browsers and via the NBC Sports app on iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple TV (Gen 4), Roku, Amazon Fire TV, AndroidTV, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and Chromecast devices connected via HDMI. About NASCAR The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, Americrown Service and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’). About Advance Auto Parts Advance Auto Parts, Inc., is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of April 18, 2020, Advance operated 4,843 stores and 168 Worldpac branches in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Company also serves 1,258 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and British Virgin Islands. Additional information about Advance, including employment opportunities, customer services and online shopping for parts, accessories, and other offerings can be found at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com. Contacts Investor Relations: Elisabeth Eisleben T: (919) 227-5466 E: [email protected] Media Relations: Darryl Carr T: (984) 389-7207 E: [email protected] Source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200610005058/en/
  3. Uni-Select Inc. announced that, effective June 1, 2020, Uni-Select Canada Inc. has joined the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. (the “Alliance”), the premier global network of independent automotive warehouse distributors, thus forming the largest Canadian group in this sector. Uni-Select Inc. is a leader in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial coatings and related products in North America, as well as a leader in the automotive aftermarket parts business in Canada and in the U.K. “We are glad to join the Alliance as we are both driven by entrepreneurial spirit and have a strong commitment to the aftermarket,” said Brent Windom, president and CEO of Uni-Select. “This association will enable Uni-Select to accelerate our technological development while reducing development time to deliver world-class data management metrics across our customer spectrum. While both organizations and their respective brands will remain fully independent, we expect that our collaboration will drive increased brand recognition for Bumper to Bumper in North America and will maximize the impact of our newly launched Bumper to Bumper Auto Service program.” Added John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the Alliance, “Uni-Select is an outstanding company led by some fine people, some of whom I have known for decades. They have an extensive footprint and an even more impressive reputation, and we are delighted to welcome them to the Alliance. We are confident this relationship will be mutually beneficial, and we look forward to working together and supporting our channel partners.” Source: https://www.bodyshopbusiness.com/uni-select-joins-the-aftermarket-auto-parts-alliance/
  4. LITTTLETON, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--APC Automotive Technologies, LLC, together with certain of its subsidiaries, (“APC” or the “Company”), today announced that it has entered into a comprehensive Restructuring Support Agreement (the “RSA”) with key stakeholders, including its asset-based lenders, 74% of its term loan lenders that are eligible to vote, and significant financial sponsors (the “RSA Parties”). The restructuring transaction contemplated under the RSA will reduce APC’s outstanding indebtedness by approximately $290 million on a net basis, significantly strengthening the Company’s balance sheet and enhancing financial flexibility going forward. The RSA represents the commitment of the RSA Parties to support a comprehensive restructuring of the Company’s balance sheet. Tribby Warfield, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, “The agreement with our lenders and equity sponsors represents their belief in APC’s business and their confidence in its future success. We are fortunate that APC possesses a market-leading underbody portfolio of highly regarded brands including Centric Parts®, StopTech®, AP Emissions®, Durafit® and Eastern Catalytic®, strong market recognition, and an exceptional customer base. Most importantly, we have an amazing team that is committed to providing quality products and excellent service to the industry.” “This restructuring was designed to ensure that our ongoing business and service to customers continues without interruption, and I am confident that the steps we are announcing today will enable the Company to further enhance its ability to serve customers and invest in additional growth for years to come.” To implement the financial restructuring contemplated under the RSA, the Company has filed voluntary petitions for reorganization pursuant to chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on June 3, 2020. The Company will continue to solicit votes on its plan of reorganization during the chapter 11 filing. Because the Company’s plan has already received significant support from its lenders, the Company expects to complete the confirmation process and emerge from bankruptcy within the next month. In addition, the Company has negotiated agreements with certain of its existing term loan lenders to provide APC $50 million of additional financing in the form of debtor-in-possession financing, which will roll into an exit term loan facility. This will ensure APC’s ability to operate on an uninterrupted basis. APC will continue to operate in the ordinary course during the restructuring process, with adequate liquidity to meet its financial obligations to vendors, suppliers, and employees. The Company expects to continue making payments to these parties without interruption. Furthermore, the Company will continue to both receive inventory as well as take and fulfill customer orders as usual. The Company has also filed customary “first day” motions to facilitate its day-to-day operations during the restructuring process. Parties with questions about the chapter 11 process may contact the Company’s Claims and Solicitation Agent, Stretto, at 855.260.9397 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 949.407.8590. Stretto has also set up a website at https://cases.stretto.com/APC, which will be updated with court documents and other information. Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Jefferies LLC, and WeinsweigAdvisors LLC are the advisors for the Company. The RSA Parties include, among others: (i) the Term Loan Lender Group represented by King & Spalding LLP and FTI Consulting and (ii) the financial sponsors represented by White & Case LLP. About APC Automotive Technologies APC Automotive Technologies is a leading supplier of automotive, light truck, and heavy-duty undercar replacement parts. For more information, visit www.APCAutoTech.com. Source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200602006004/en/APC-Automotive-Technologies-Enters-Comprehensive-Restructuring-Support
  5. Your other 2 topics are duplicates and have been deleted. You do not need to post the same topic in multiple forums. Thanks. As far as your request, you may need to pay for a solution with a company that collects this information from manufacturers. Otherwise you would need to approach each manufacturer for their parts catalog. Most catalogs run on aces or other format. You can also look into a POS system with parts catalog built in. Read up on https://automotiveaftermarket.org/aftermarket-industry-trends/aces-pies-data-explained/
  6. Parts Authority, one of the largest distributors of automotive and truck parts to the aftermarket auto parts industry throughout the United States, has acquired Total Automotive Warehouse. The transaction closed Dec. 6, 2019. Total Automotive based in Yonkers, New York, has been in business for more than 25 years. Like Parts Authority, Total Automotive shares the same principles and strategies, to provide customers excellent service, said Randy Buller, president and CEO of Parts Authority. “Jerry and Billy have done a terrific job with this business over the years” said Buller. “Acquiring Total Automotive was the perfect opportunity to expand our footprint in the Westchester county,” he added. “We are excited for this partnership and welcome our new team members to the Parts Authority family.” Headquartered in Lake Success, New York, Parts Authority has more than 150 locations across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and the Pacific Northwest. Over the past several years Parts Authority has acquired more than a dozen companies as part of its geographical expansion initiative. Source: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/parts-authority-acquires-total-automotive-warehouse/
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  8. 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
  9. 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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  11. 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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