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FCS Automotive recently announced the release of 82 new numbers, including 51 complete strut assemblies, 11 shock absorbers and 20 bare strut assemblies.
All of these units are in stock and ready to ship.
“FCS remains committed to be first-to-market with new numbers, while providing the most comprehensive market coverage in North America – well-beyond our nearest competitor,” FCS said in a news release. “Many of these numbers are not available from the competition.”
The new numbers account for more than 31 million vehicles on the road in the United States and Canada. Popular applications covered include the Acura RDX, BMW X5 Series, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Explorer, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Subaru Forester, Toyota Camry, Volvo XC90 and more.
As a global supplier in more than 40 countries, FCS products are always produced to meet strict OE quality processes backed by extensive in-house testing and IATF16949 and ISO14001 certifications, according to the company.
For more information about FCS products, call 866-708-4554 or visit www.fcsautoparts.com.
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Pull-A-Part, an Atlanta-based automotive recycler and parts retailer, announced it has raised more than $33,000 in donations through its annual Adopt-A-Family Program.
Pull-A-Part operates 25 self-service auto parts stores and automotive salvage and recycling facilities in 12 U.S. states, according to the company website.
Pull-A-Part said it will provide holiday gifts and related assistance for 41 families across the 12 states in which it operates.
This is the fourth year Pull-A-Part has sponsored its Adopt-A-Family Program, a community-focused effort to help families in need during the holidays. Each store selects a family (or multiple families) to “adopt” in their community and sets a fundraising goal to meet the needs of those families. Each Pull-A-Part store raises the funds through a combination of direct contributions from Pull-A-Part and donations collected from their customers and other members of the community.
All 25 of Pull-A-Part’s stores exceeded their fundraising goals this year, according to the company.
“The amount of support we received from the Pull-A-Part community for the Adopt-A-Family program this year was inspiring,” said Ross Kogon, chief executive officer of Pull-A-Part. “Our customers, partners and employees stepped up in a big way, making it possible for us to help more families than ever this year. On behalf of Pull-A-Part and the families we’re serving this year, I would like to personally thank everyone who helped make this program a success.”
Pull-A-Part stores select families based on nominations from team members and business partners or in response to requests for assistance they receive from organizations in their community. In Birmingham, Pull-A-Part is helping three families who were victims of recent floods that impacted the area, and in Tucson, Pull-A-Part is providing support for 10 different families who were nominated or recommended for the Adopt-A-Family Program this year.
Other Pull-A-Part stores chose families based on requests from national charitable organizations the company supports, such as Soldier’s Angels, which provides assistance to military, veterans and their families. Soldier’s Angels identifies families in each store’s local community that need help and relies on companies like Pull-A-Part to meet these needs. This year, Pull-A-Part’s local stores have adopted 21 Soldier’s Angels families around the country.
“Our Adopt-A-Family program is unique, empowering our local stores to identify and support families in need in the communities we serve,” Kogon added. “Whether a recommendation from a team member or a request from a local or national organization with a family in need, Adopt-A-Family is part of our ongoing commitment to helping the people, causes or projects that make our communities stronger.”
In addition to supporting local families in its communities, Pull-A-Part contributed more than $7,000 in Adopt-A-Family donations to The Red Cross to support disaster relief currently underway in several parts of the county. These much-needed donations will go directly towards helping families most-impacted by recent destructive and deadly storms that impacted many communities in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri.
For a complete list of Pull-A-Part’s Adopt-A-Family efforts for all 25 of its stores, refer to the detailed summary page on the company’s website. For more information on Pull-A-Part’s Adopt-A-Family program or to speak with a representative of its Building Communities team, click here.
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Counterman’s “Guess the Car” contest challenges our readers to solve an automotive riddle, for a chance to win $100. And each month, we receive hundreds of responses from aftermarket professionals trying to guess the model of the vehicle depicted.
The correct answer for the October/November contest is the Kia Carnival. The winner is Daniel Blaskie, a counterman at Athens Auto Supply in Union City, Michigan.
Now, let’s get to know the “Guess the Car” champion.
CM: How long have you been working in the auto parts business?
DB: I’ve been with NAPA Auto Parts for about 10 years now. This is actually my first and only job that I’ve had. I started here part-time when I was in high school, and then moved to full-time when I graduated. I just loved it, and I’ve been here ever since.
CM: What do you like most about your job?
DB: Being able to tie my passion for vehicles and farming into helping customers. Being able to work with that every day is kind of the best of both worlds.
CM: What’s the strangest question a customer has asked you?
DB: We had a customer come in wanting to know what type of oil her car took. We told her to check on the oil cap; a lot of times it’s written on there. And this particular lady came back in and said, “It says ‘710.’” Because that’s “oil” turned upside down. She read it as “710.”
CM: What’s the coolest car you’ve ever owned or worked on?
DB: Both owned and worked on. It’s my ‘76 Jeep CJ-5.
CM: Do you have any interesting hobbies? What do you do for fun?
DB: I’m a part-time firefighter and EMT, and I’m a father of four, so I don’t have a whole lot of free time. One of my sons is just getting old enough to kind of get interested in vehicles and stuff, and I love working on things with him. Seeing how he picks things up and helps me out is just a blast for me.
CM: What’s your dream car?
DB: My dream car would be an ‘88 DeTomaso Pantera. I just love the Italian body style combined with American muscle. It’s the best of both worlds.
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Hello. The car in question is a 2019 Kia Optima S.
My Goal is to find (or have made) a cover for a set of push buttons the car has for the trunk, the gas lid, etc. I wanted to hide those buttons with a cover and to make it so it snaps shut and cant be manipulated say (with a stick or branch thru a cracked open window) so they cant get into my car through the trunk. the switches are all huddled together and make a rectangular box shape...something in my head yells paranoia with those buttons being so visible and so easy to push.
Thx for any and all information. I know It's a crazy long shot and my paranoia is just getting the best of me but it seems to be such a dumb oversight for push buttons if you ask me.