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Luber-finer®, a leading brand in heavy duty filtration since 1936, is pleased to introduce a new mobile app that makes identifying the right filtration technology for light commercial and heavy-duty applications - and locating where to obtain it - both easy and convenient. The new app, which can be downloaded for free on iOS and Android™ powered smart phones and tablets, puts all of the information users need to find a Luber-finer filter right at their fingertips.
"For people who work in the heavy-duty industry, searching for filters via a desktop PC isn't always convenient," said Layne Gobrogge, Director of Heavy Duty Marketing.
"The new app provides drivers, technicians, fleet maintenance managers and parts distributors the tools they need to quickly look up filter parts and search for Luber-finer distributors who carry them."
The new Luber-finer app features a user-friendly display that is optimized for viewing and interaction on mobile devices. Designed to be streamlined and practical, the app offers users these tools:
Online Parts Catalog: Search the parts catalog to find the part number and specification details for any Luber-finer lube/oil, fuel/water, air, hydraulic, coolant or cabin air filter. Part Search: Type a Luber-finer part number into the app to obtain a part description, part dimensions and vehicle compatibility information. Cross Reference: Type the part number of another brand's filtration product into the cross-reference tool to obtain a part number and part description for a comparable Luber-finer filter. Distributor Locator: Type in a ZIP code and select a mile radius to find nearby distributors. Save Favorite Searches: Save frequently used part and distributor searches by clicking a star on the part or distributor search results page. Quickly access these favorite searches in the future from a "Favorites" tab. Download the app by searching "Luber-finer" in the Apple
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O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY) fell 20% on Wednesday and led industry rivals lower after it said its second-quarter comparable store sales rose 1.7%, falling well short of its guidance of 3% to 5%, and announced the release date for its full second quarter 2017 results
"Our second quarter comparable store sales results of 1.7% represent an improvement over our first quarter, but fell below our guidance of 3% to 5%, due to what we believe were continued headwinds. The comparable store sales shortfall will also have a consequent impact on our operating profitability, which we will report in our full second quarter earnings release on July 26th," the company's CEO Greg Henslee said in a press release We3dnesday.
O'Reilly shares fell 20% on Wednesday losing $43 to trade $177.16.
AutoZone (AZO) and Advance Auto Parts (AAP) also fell in early trade, dropping 3% and 5%, respectively.
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.”
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.