I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “Don’t get pushy.” Well, in the automotive world this phrase seems to have taken on a new meaning. In the last 10 to 15 years or so the number of buttons on a motor vehicle seems to have grown immensely. I remember back in the early days of my automotive career there were fewer buttons to push on the dash and more levers or sliding cable-operated controls than there are on today’s vehicles.
If you’re looking for an ideal example of a quality-minded shop located in a small town setting, look no further. Smitty’s Car Service has been taking care of locals since 1939 in a town that rivals the idyllic Mayberry for its charm and all-American flavor. Located about 13 miles southwest of Akron, Ohio, Smitty’s lies on the immediate outskirts of 200-plus-year-old Doylestown.
KYB Americas Corp. has made two appointments to its expanding Customer Support Department in Greenwood, Ind. Jim Thomas has been promoted to customer support manager and Jessica Young has been named a customer support representative.
DRiV Incorporated is the name of the future publicly traded aftermarket and ride performance company that will launch in the second half of this year, following Tenneco Inc.’s separation into two independent companies, Tenneco has announced.
One of Federated Auto Parts’ most popular Facebook promotions, Free Fuel Fridays, is back. Every Friday through April 5, Federated will announce four winners of free gift cards on each of its Federated Auto Parts and Federated Car Care Facebook pages.
Nucap Industries has launched a line of Galvanized NRS brake pads “which are galvanized and not painted and work seamlessly with all friction composites,” according to Montu Khokhar, CEO.
Icahn Automotive Group LLC, which owns and operates Pep Boys, AAMCO Total Auto Care and Precision Tune Auto Care, has completed its acquisition of RPM Automotive headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.
More than 50 Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) members overcame difficult wintry driving conditions to gather for a regional meeting hosted by the Auto-Wares Group of Companies on Feb. 7, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Airtex-ASC has added electric water pump coverage for 40 million vehicles in operation (VIO).
East Penn Manufacturing Co. has promoted Peter Stanislawczyk to senior vice president of automotive sales.