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Aftermarket Sales to Drop 8.8% This Year, Rebound in 2021

"Miles driven continue to rise as global economies reopen, new technologies continue to emerge...

Total U.S. automotive aftermarket sales are forecast to decrease 8.8% in 2020 as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related factors, according to the 2020 Joint Channel Forecast Model produced jointly by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association. But a rebound is expected to take place next year.

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SEMA Details Health Precautions for November Show

SEMA is working with experts to develop safety precautions for this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

In reference to its early-November show in Las Vegas, Nev., the Specialty Equipment Market Association says it is “focused on building the optimal business environment where showgoers will feel safe to congregate.”

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Dana Wins GM Supplier of the Year Honors

Dana Inc. has been named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors for both its driveline technologies and powertrain cooling solutions. This is the third year in a row that Dana has earned the honor.

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The Group to Hold Virtual National Member Meeting

The Group to Hold Virtual National Member Meeting

The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) will hold a virtual national membership conference and expo August 18-20. With a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” the meeting will bring together members of Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association, as well as supplier partners and associates in an online forum.

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Most Repair Facilities Have Cut Pay During COVID-19

An updated survey from IMR Inc. shows how COVID-19 has upended the expectations and priorities of independent automotive repair shops and their technicians. The survey also shows the vast majority of providers — 84% — reported a decrease in revenue.

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Free Webinar Will Focus on Tire Repair

The Tire Industry Association’s fifth week of free webinars will focus on tire repair.

The Tire Industry Association’s fifth week of free Automotive Tire Service webinars will focus on the topic of tire repair. Webinars, which allow attendees to preview TIA’s highly regarded ATS program, will take place three times daily from June 16-18.

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Senate Passes Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act

The U.S. Senate has passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020, which...

The U.S. Senate has passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020, which amends PPP terms in favor of loan recipients. Now headed to President Donald Trump, the bill established a minimum maturity of five years for a loan “with a remaining balance after forgiveness,” according to Auto Care Association officials.