Suwanee, Ga. (August 25, 2015) – Alloy USA®, a manufacturer of performance drivetrain products, today announced the release of its new D44 X-Joints for 2007-2015 Jeep® Wrangler (JK). 
Fort Collins, Colo.—Early in the morning of Sept. 13, 2013, Doug Kaltenberger arrived at work to discover floating dumpsters and trout swimming in his parking lot.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Larry Ledom and Greg Budwine, who currently operate their own shops, will merge their businesses together at the beginning of next year and become joint owners of Ledom’s Performance Equipment & Diesel Repair, a full-se
Sacramento, Calif.—Owners of The Truck Shoppe, Todd and Judy Lindenmuth, found themselves “betting on the river” to save their business after Todd was injured during a roadside repair, which forced their diesel-based auto repair shop into having t
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (August 28, 2015) – Danny Bender, of Northbrook, Illinois, scored his first career Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires race at Road America as part of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville. Patrick Gallagher, of Thornville,...
Detroit—Among the most popular events of NACE since it premiered in 2011, the half-day MSO Symposium is focused on the needs of multi-shop operators (MSOs), as well as those who aspire to become one. At this summer’s NACE in Detroit, the symposium offered six panel discussions, several of which...
Lenexa, Kan.—Are you charging and testing your customers’ batteries using the same equipment you were just a few years ago? If so, you may cause irreversible damage by using the wrong charger, and you may needlessly condemn a perfectly good battery by using an incorrect testing regimen. As...
Longer distance. The Renault ZOE is the best-selling electric car in France, and its newly released R240 model is said to have a range of 149 miles on one charge, hence the name R240—149 miles in kilometers. While Renault manufactures several electric models, the new unit with improved electronic...
Durham, N.C.—Sixteen years ago, Bob Beckmann launched Beckmann Technologies in Durham, N.C., when he was successfully rebuilding electronic control modules, mostly for Mercedes-Benz cars.  Beckmann Technologies still thrives, but as use of the Internet grew, so did the company, and with the...
Portland, Ore.—The week of July 27 was filled with a myriad of electric vehicle venues appropriate for Portland. Known for being one of the world’s most “green” cities, the environmentally conscious Rose City has been a leader in promoting alternative-fueled vehicles, as well as supplying an...
Oxnard, Calif.—The Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) will kick off Industry Week in Las Vegas with its Powertrain Expo at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, Oct. 29-Nov. 1. On the technical side, there will be more than 24 hours of seminars presented by 15 experts from around...
Diamond Bar, Calif.—Light truck, SUV, and 4x4 aftermarket parts and accessory sales continued to climb in 2014, according to the 2015 SEMA Market Report, which this year surveyed approximately 20,000 U.S. consumers. Economic stability and the rising number of new-vehicles sales for the past several...
 
 

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