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Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) has acquired the DieHard brand from Transform Holdco LLC (“Transformco”), for $200 million utilizing cash on hand.
“We are excited to acquire global ownership of an iconic American brand. DieHard will help differentiate Advance, drive increased DIY customer traffic and build a unique value proposition for our Professional customers and Independent Carquest partners. DieHard has the highest brand awareness and regard of any automotive battery brand in North America and will enable Advance to build a leadership position within the critical battery category,” said Tom Greco, president and CEO, Advance Auto Parts. “DieHard stands for durability and reliability and we will strengthen and leverage the brand in other battery categories, such as marine and recreational vehicles. We also see opportunities to extend DieHard in other automotive categories. We remain committed to providing our customers with high-quality products and excellent service. The addition of DieHard to our industry leading assortment of national brands, OE parts and owned brands will enable us to differentiate Advance and drive significant long-term shareholder value.”
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.
When selecting parts for a car repair, it pays to know the differences between original and aftermarket parts. Whenever possible, get estimates for both.
Choosing between original and aftermarket car parts — and even used parts of either type — is all about squaring your priorities with your budget.
You’ll have different options depending on the part and the shop. And the best choice will depend on whether you’re trying to keep repairs cheap, restore your car’s appearance after a wreck or soup up your ride.
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts match those that came with your car, and are of the same quality as its original parts. They’re also the most expensive.
The factory-recommended replacement intervals for filters can vary quite a bit depending on the year, make and model of the vehicle, as well as how it is driven. As a rule, older vehicles (those more than 15 to 20 years old) typically have more frequent service intervals than newer vehicles. Why? Because late-model vehicles require less maintenance, thanks to improvements in motor oils, transmission fluids, engine design and filter media.
Many long-life air and oil filters use synthetic fiber media or a blend of cellulose and synthetic fibers to extend filter life.
Changing the oil and filter every 3,000 miles was standard practice decades ago. But it’s no longer necessary because most multi-viscosity oils today are a synthetic blend or a full synthetic that resist viscosity breakdown and oxidation for a much longer period of time. Late-model fuel-injected engines also run much cleaner than their carbureted ancestors, which reduces oil contamination in the crankcase.
Air filters, cabin air filters, oil filters and (sometimes) fuel and transmission filters are important maintenance parts that typically are replaced according to a time and/or mileage schedule. A vehicle’s service schedule recommendations can be found in the owner’s manual or in a separate brochure. Unfortunately, many motorists never read – or totally ignore – the recommendations.
Factory service schedules are designed to prolong the life of the engine, transmission and cooling system, to reduce premature wear and breakdowns, but also to minimize maintenance costs while the vehicle is still under warranty. That’s why factory oil change recommendations have been stretched to 7,500 to 10,000 miles or more on many late-model vehicles. Most late-model cars and light trucks no longer have recommended change intervals for transmission fluid and filters, or for fuel filters. These so-called “lifetime” fluids and filters are supposed to last a long time – but they won’t last forever. Experience has shown that “lifetime” filters and fluids don’t live up to the hype.
Fuel filters always should be replaced when a fuel pump is replaced (unless the filter is part of the fuel pump module assembly). Likewise, transmission filters should be replaced if a customer is changing the fluid in their transmission.
Last Line of Defense Against Contaminants
Filters are the first line of defense against contaminants. Air filters keep dirt and abrasive particles out of the engine. A good-quality air filter will trap about 98 percent or more of the particles that can cause trouble inside an engine. As the filter media becomes saturated with dirt, it’s efficiency actually increases. But, as the filter becomes clogged with more and more dirt, it also becomes more restrictive to airflow. The greater the pressure drop across the filter, the more it hurts performance and fuel economy.
Hi there, I have converted T&C 2005 (those with ramps for wheelchair) and the drive cable that connects the motor of the sliding door to the gear that actually moves the door broke. The problem is that this cable is longer than the original due to the conversion (it's 2 feet long ish) and I'm having a hard time finding the replacement part. VMI dealer has but doesn't sell the part and is charging me 10% of the value of the car to replace it....and I can do it, so looking for advice or ideas where I can find it. Tks!!!
By 袁春凤 (Tiffany)
Chang'an automobile sales fell 20.4% in November, and SUV models declined severely.
As a supplier who has been cooperating with Chang'an, Chang'an's sales also affect the sales performance of Feilong Jiangli in Chongqing. We look forward to the recovery of Chang'an's sales, and promise to develop high-quality new products with Chang'an to provide better service to customers.
Chang'an Automobile released the latest sales data: in November, Chang'an Automobile sold 118,902 Chinese brand cars, down 20.4% from last year. Among them, three SUVs, CS35 series, CS55 and CS75 have declined seriously.
Chang'an CS75 sold 12,036 vehicles in November this year, down 54.5% from November last year. From January to November this year, it sold 132,680 vehicles, down 39.2% from last year. At present, the preferential range of Chang'an CS75 is also very large. The preferential price of bare-car has changed from 0.6 million yuan to 15,000 yuan, and it enjoys 24-period interest-free loan policy.
Chang'an just launched a new model CS35 PLUS at the end of October this year. Now it is sold together with the old classic CS35. In November this year, 12,751 CS35 series two models were sold. Compared with November last year, the total sales of the two models were not as good as last year's single classic CS35, a 27.4% decline.
Chang'an CS55 has a relatively stable performance. It sold 15,777 vehicles in November this year, basically the same as last November, but fell by 7.2% compared with last month. Chang'an CS55 was replaced in August this year, but the results are not obvious. Sales this month are still lower than rivals Geely Boyue (19,575) and Harvard H6 (54,226).
By Vinca Holz
Guangzhou, China-Oct 11, 2018- Leading car accessories supplier, Changyi, has recently launched innovative car parts, automatic massage car seat, which combines with the high-tech and comfort, providing a new awesome driving experience for the driver.
In the pursuit of creating high-quality service, link hidden, please login to view adheres to the aim of “Innovation always is the first.” As an auto accessories wholesaler, Changyi has a strong R&D team of more than 60 technicians to ensure product diversity and stability. Relying on strong hardware and software advantages, the quantity and quality of Changyi’s products have been at the forefront of the car parts industry. 😀
Recently, to follow the principle of human-orientation in modern car seat design, Changyi has launched a luxurious automatic seat, suitable for various car models, which possesses some extra sparkling selling points as following:
💎 Massage Function
Comparing with the traditional seat, on which driver needs to maintain a fixed driving posture for a long time, leading to a backache, the back massage device of Changyi’s seat runs regularly to relax driving fatigue. According to the electric seat setting of the vehicle factory, the system intelligently stops for 15 minutes. Once having the smart seat, the driver won’t feel tired even on a long drive.
The smart seat is adjusted automatically when getting on/off the car, thus leaving wide space to prevent the oppressing sensation. Whatever the driver’s size, they can find the most comfortable position to drive.
💎Pneumatic Waist Support
Long-term driving results in the pain of the waist, but the smart seat protect driver’s waist roundly. The airbag is inflated, combining the four-way waist support, so it protects the health and safety of the lumbar vertebra.
💎Seat Cushion Heating
Just pressing the button, the strong turbofan and porous airbag will prevent sweat on the back and hip, which keep the driver cool and comfortable all the time.
After pressing the key “M” when the driver adjusts the seat to the appropriate position, the seat will be at the status of memory position. When the indicator is on, press Button 1 or Button 2 to memorize one set of positions directly. If the driver wants to sit as the last time quickly, just needs to press the button.
The passengers on the rear seat can adjust the seat to control the distance from the front seat by pressing the button on the side, which is convenient to choose the most comfortable distance.
Guangzhou Changyi Auto Parts Limited Liability Company, founded in 2013, is a professional enterprise specialized in smart electric tailgate lift and other auto parts products.
The company integrates R&D, manufacturing, and sales together and commits to providing convenient, safe and comfortable ideal life for global car owners. Adhering to the product positioning of “differentiation, excellence, high quality”, Changyi rapidly grows into a rising star of automobile modification enterprise.
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