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August 14, 2018

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Automotive Service

Brake Parts Inc. expands Pennsylvania distribution center

MCHENRY, Ill. — Brake Parts Inc. (BPI) has expanded its Eastern distribution center in Hazelton, Pa., by more than 200,000 square feet to meet the growing customer demand across all of its product categories.

Automotive Service

Judd Shader, Rhen Morales and Craig Pitman are Midas' top franchisees

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp.'s Midas International franchise group has honored Judd Shader, Rhen Morales and Craig Pitman as its franchisees of the year for 2017.

Auto Industry

VW recalls Golfs, Golf Sportwagens, citing rollaway risk

HERNDON, Va. — Volkswagen Group of America Inc. is recalling 33,168 Golfs and Golf Sportwagens in the U.S. to address a rollaway risk. Another 24,123 vehicles are also being recalled in Canada.

Automotive Service

Icahn Automotive in the red in Q2, 1st half

NEW YORK — Icahn Enterprises L.P.'s automotive segment reported losses from continuing operations for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, respectively, despite higher sales in both periods.

Automotive Service

Snap-on updates John Bean brand website

CONWAY, Ark. — Snap-on Inc. has updated the website of its John Bean garage equipment business, including in-depth information about the brand's tire and wheel service products.

Automotive Service

ACA sponsors Automotive Industry Resource Guide

BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association is a sponsor of the 2018 edition of the "Automotive Industry Resource Guide: A Reference for U.S. Exporters."

Automotive Service

Tenneco, Federal-Mogul deal close to completion

MILAN, Ohio — Tenneco Inc. still is in the process of closing its acquisition of Federal-Mogul L.L.C., which was announced in April.

Factory Fixes

Cadillac's dashboard vibration may be HVAC-related

Some 2003 Cadillac DeVille and Seville models may emit a humming noise from the dash when the temperature control is positioned on the hot setting and the blower motor is set to medium or high speed.

Dan Marinucci

Brief, effective reality check for auto service personnel

A basic reality check may be just the tonic to rejuvenate weary service personnel at your tire dealership or service shop.

New Products

John Bean claims quicker truck alignments with new unit

JohnDow launches auto service cabinet unit

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