The daily, instant source of industry news
for aftermarket professionals!

  • Review Feature Articles and the 15 latest news stories below.
  • Browse all the aftermarket news together in one set of base categories or by individual market segments: repair/replacement (AAPEX), hot rod/restoration, racing, and performance parts/accessories (SEMA).
  • Quickly search the world's largest database of North American Automotive Aftermarket news articles.

Feature Articles

Shop Tech: The Eight Most Common Threadlocking Mistakes

Threadlockers are one of the all-time great mechanic’s helpers. They hold nuts and bolts in place… Full story...

How To Make Sure Your Business Ranks Locally On Google

If you are an automotive business that services a local community, showing up on page one on Google… Full story...

Today's Industry News

NOS Releases Giant Assortment Of New Nitrous Products In Black

Nitrous Oxide Systems has announced the release of an assortment of new nitrous products in black,… Full story...

2018 Ford Mustang GT Launches Ahead With T-REX Grilles

Corona, CA, 05-18-2018 - The 2018 Ford Mustang is as iconic as ever. A flagship vehicle for Ford,… Full story...

New SPA Turbo 4.3L GM Exhaust/Turbo Manifolds

SPA Turbo 4.3L GM Exhaust/Turbo Manifolds Simi Valley, CA - With more than 25 years experience of… Full story...

2 New Melling Oil Pumps For Honda 1.8L & Acura/ Honda 1.3L & 1.5L Engines

Part #M532 Oil Pump - Honda 1.8L Engines, 2006-2017Jobber Price: $229.00Part #M533 Oil Pump -… Full story...

GMB Now Offers A Complete Time Saving Solution To Customers

Global Manufacturer's Timing Belt & Water Pump Kit Brings Quality and ConvenienceDayton, NJ, May… Full story...

Ringbrothers Introduce New F100 Hood Hinges

Originally developed for the F100 “Clem101” that debuted at the 2017 SEMA Show, new Billet Hood… Full story...

Continental’s Trade In - Trade Up Promotion Offers An ELD Do-Over

• Promotion gives disappointed ELD owners a $100 rebate when they switch to a new VDO RoadLog ELD.… Full story...

American Expedition Vehicles Unveils Chevrolet Colorado Accessory Line

Snorkel Kit and DualSport Wheels Debut for Colorado and Colorado ZR2 at Overland Expo… Full story...

Lumileds Adds 31 New SKUs To Philips Commercial Lighting Portfolio

Includes forward lighting and miniatures as well as exclusive OEM bulbsFarmington Hills, MI -… Full story...

CRC GDI IVD Intake Valve & Turbo Cleaner Technology Is Published With United States Patent And Trademark Office

Horsham, PA - CRC Industries, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading specialty chemicals for… Full story...

DeatschWerks Releases Lines And Fittings Created Specifically For Fuel System Plumbing

Oklahoma City, May 16th, 2018 - Over the past 12 years, DeatschWerks (DW) has developed the most… Full story...

Extensive New Ad Campaign From Tenneco Highlights Significant Quality, Value Advantages Of Monroe Products

‘If It Doesn’t Say Monroe’ Campaign Underscores Benefits of Premium Ride Control Products Designed,… Full story...

Yokohama Tire Hits The Road With Its 2018 Experiential Ride And Drive Dealer Training Program

Santa Ana, CA, May 18, 2018 - Yokohama Tire Corporation is hitting the road again in support of its… Full story...

BILSTEIN Offers New Shock Rebuilding Tools

Plates, plugs, wrenches & more are designed to help racers with damper tuning.Poway, CA, May 16,… Full story...

Four tools Snap-on Customers Are Using To Save Time And Stay Safe In Time For Spring

Kenosha, WI, May 16, 2018 - Spring is in the air, and it’s time to get those engines ready for… Full story...


World-class technician and fabricator to manage custom car division
Lewes, DE, September 6, 2017 - Sound FX, award-winning retailer of advanced-technology entertainment, safety and information solutions for the car and home, announced that Matt Schaeffer, 2016 Mobile Electronics magazine Installer of the Year, has joined the company as Lead Vehicle Fabricator at its retail location in Lewes, Delaware. Schaeffer now heads the store’s vehicle customization division and will be instrumental in expanding its service model to draw customers from other states. The high-profile addition to the Sound FX staff enables the store to significantly grow its capabilities and offer a wider range of services.
Matt Schaeffer is an accomplished and recognized custom installation professional, carrying ASE and MECP Master certifications. He specializes in designing and building premium in-vehicle entertainment systems that meld with the factory-installed style and function while improving the driving experience with the latest technology. His work encompasses daily drivers and exotic vehicles alike, and has been featured in magazines around the world. Videos of the vehicles he’s transformed have been viewed more than half a million times on YouTube.
“Matt’s fabrication ability speaks for itself,” said Brian Layton, who owns Sound FX along with his business partner, Mike Wright. “We would welcome him on that fact alone. But he brings so much more to the table. Someone who is willing to share and teach his expertise and still learn from others. A true professional who makes others better, whether they work with him or in other stores. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome him and his family to our store and our community.”
Sound FX was voted Retailer of the Year by Mobile Electronics magazine in 2014. Co-owners Layton and Wright revamped the store’s service offerings and marketing approach in 2013 to address a savvier and information-hungry customer base. Its website, sound-fx.net, which features more than 50 pages of in-depth product and technology content, is indicative of the store’s continued evolution to provide the highest level of service and capability in its market.
“My career goals have always centered on improving myself and building on my experience,” said Schaeffer. “In talking with Brian, as well as seeing how Sound FX is continually evolving to leverage opportunities in its market, I felt we shared the same vision. I am happy to have accepted the position and look forward to writing the next chapter of my life and career in Lewes.”
About Sound FX
Founded in 1992, Sound FX has provided Delaware and the Delmarva Eastern Shore area with years of courteous service and top-quality products. The company takes pride in the ability to design and install great-sounding and easy-to-use systems for its clients. Voted Best of Delaware by the readers of Delaware Today magazine, and most recently Retailer of the Year by Mobile Electronics magazine, Sound FX’s success derives from great relationships with its clients and industry. For more information, call (800) 454-AUDIO or visit sound-fx.net.

The Number 1 source of North American
Automotive Aftermarket industry news!

AftermarketPress.com is the only pure news site dedicated to providing near instant industry news to all of the stakeholders engaged in the North American automotive aftermarket. As the pace of business quickens and the fight to thrive intensifies, you can stay on top of all the news in just a few minutes every day with AftermarketPress.com on your computer screen in the office or at home, or through your smart phone on the go.