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The leadership of National Pronto Association and Automotive Distribution Network announced today the merger of the two organizations. As of Jan. 1, 2021, the newly formed organization will be known as the Pronto Automotive Distribution Network.
Headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, Pronto Automotive Distribution Network will be led by Robert Roos as president and David Prater as executive vice president. The combined organization will represent more than 250 members in North America with an estimated revenue of approximately $5 billion annually. Members will continue to market under the Pronto, Parts Plus and Auto Pride names.
In addition, Pronto Automotive Distribution Network, together with Federated Auto Parts, will comprise the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group).
“Pronto members and staff are excited to partner with the Network team. The similarities between our two groups are significant, making the transition into one company a much easier path,” said Roos. “This merger will benefit Network and Pronto members, as well as our valued vendor partners, by increasing our membership footprint throughout North America and helping to ensure our collective future viability. In addition, the merger will enhance our position within The Group, working alongside our partners at Federated. I can’t think of a better way to start off the new year.”
“By forming the Pronto Automotive Distribution Network, we will have the ability to build on past success, make a greater impact in the marketplace, and identify more ways to benefit our members, supplier partners and associates,” added Prater. “Because the aftermarket is always evolving, taking this proactive step and merging two of the major program groups will help ensure our combined membership is well positioned to compete and achieve mutual success well into the future.”
By Auto News
National Car Care Month in April is the perfect time for simple driveway car care to make sure your vehicle is operating safely and dependably for essential trips during this trying time, says the Car Care Council.
“A driveway vehicle check only takes about 10 minutes. These simple steps will help keep you on the road so you can run important errands and arrive safely to your destinations,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “If you find your vehicle needs service, automotive repair is considered essential, so call your trusted local repair shop. Many shops have remained open in stay-at-home areas and most have instituted polices to ensure limited personal contact, allowing you to drop off and pick up your vehicle quickly and safely.”
The non-profit Car Care Council suggests inspecting the following items as part of a simple driveway vehicle inspection:
Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering and brake and transmission, as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant. Check the hoses and belts that can become cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or show signs of excessive wear. These are critical to the proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering and the cooling system. Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots. Check the wipers and lighting so that you can see and be seen. Check that all interior and exterior lighting is working properly and inspect and replace worn wiper blades so you can see clearly when driving during precipitation. Keep the reservoir filled with solvent. The Car Care Council’s 80-page Car Care Guide can be ordered free-of-charge by visiting www.carcare.org/car-care-guide. Available in English and Spanish, the popular guide features helpful information about maintaining your vehicle for safety, dependability and value.
The non-profit Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council’s online media room at http://media.carcare.org. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council’s consumer education website at www.carcare.org.
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Fix Your Ride, Protect the Environment with APW Rewards: Double Points for Every Purchase for 4 Days OnlyBy Auto News
Cars are some of the biggest sources of pollution in the environment, and it doesn’t help if your daily driver is in bad shape because it’s very likely producing even more pollutants than well-maintained vehicles. Earth Day helps bring awareness to the need for protecting the environment, and you can do your small part to protect it by fixing your ride. The great news is that APW Rewards, Auto Parts Warehouse’s loyalty program, can help you do so with its 4-day Earth Day promo exclusive to APW Rewards members from April 23 – 26.
Simply by signing up for a free APW Rewards account, you will automatically get free 100 points during the promo period. The perks don’t end there, however, because on top of these signup points, every purchase you make on Auto Parts Warehouse during the promo will give you double points. What does this mean? It means, for example, that a $100 order will give you 200 points instead of the usual 100. With 200 points in your APW Rewards account, you can immediately redeem a $10 off $20 coupon that you can use on your very next purchase, guaranteeing you savings that you can’t get anywhere else!
If you’re looking for the best value for your money, APW Rewards is a loyalty program that gives you multiple ways to save when you shop for car parts and accessories. As mentioned, you will get points equivalent to the dollar value of your order the moment you join this exclusive club. These points are redeemable for coupons that could get you up to $100 off on your next order along with special access to promos and benefits that are not available to other customers.
Finally, once you’ve had $300 worth of purchases, you will unlock Premier Tier, which will give you double points for the rest of your APW Rewards membership. As long as you remain active by making a purchase, your account will not expire and you can continue to earn points and redeem auto parts store coupons whenever you need. This is the best time to get your ride in tip-top shape and contribute to making the environment healthier and safer for you and other people. When you’re ready to sign up for free, just go to https://bit.ly/2ZxFquQ and seize this 4-day promo while it lasts.
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