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

Gabriel Ride Control Introduces 125 New Products

96% North American vehicle coverage and climbingFarmington Hills, MI - Gabriel® (Ride Control,… Full story...

GM Muscle Car Clocks Will Shake The Garage Walls

Nothing worse that a boring wall, and it's always good to be on time. What better way to cover all… Full story...

Introducing New Front Air Struts For The '01-'06 Lexus LS 430 With Height Adustable Suspension

Merritt Island, FL - Arnott Air Suspension Products, the leader in aftermarket air suspension parts… Full story...

Gabriel Introduces New Website Training Resources

For better qualified dealers and installers, and more satisfied customersFarmington Hills, MI -… Full story...

GC Cooling Partners With Fluidyne For Sales And Distribution Of High-Performance Automotive Cooling Fans

Des Moines, IA - GC Cooling, maker of high-performance automotive cooling fans, has entered a… Full story...

BMR Suspension Welcomes New Sales Tech Frank Steadman

BMR Suspension is proud to welcome back our newest Sales Tech, Frank Steadman. Frank’s tenure at… Full story...

NACE Automechanika Thrives In Chicago With Networking, Training

Santa Monica, CA, Sept. 7, 2017 - NACE Automechanika, the largest U.S. trade show dedicated to… Full story...

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Location In Westerville Ohio

Chicago, IL, Sept. 7, 2017 - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group" or "Boyd") today announced the… Full story...

Hercules Tire Introduces New Specialty Commercial Tires Small OTR And Industrial Tires

Findlay, Ohio, Sept. 6, 2017 - Today, Hercules® Tire introduces an all-new lineup of specialty… Full story...

AutoMeter 200 PSI Pressure Gauges

AutoMeter is pleased to introduce expanded support for applications requiring high performance,… Full story...

Toyo Tires Introduces The Toyo Proxes ST III™ Adding Greater Performance And Style For Sport Trucks And SUVs

Cypress, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires®) introduces the Toyo® Proxes® ST III™, now… Full story...

Hellwig Products Announces New Rear Sway Bar For 2017 Ram Chassis Cab Models

Hellwig’s new forged rear sway bar for the new 2017 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks… Full story...

New LIQUID WRENCH Pro Penetrant And Lubricant With LED-Powered FlashSight™ Technology Now Available Nationwide

Indian Trail, NC, Sept. 5, 2017 - For more than 75 years, generations of tradesmen and DIYers have… Full story...

Drive Auto Parts Sales With Google Shopping & Remarketing: Free Webinar September 20, 2017

Hudson, OH - Hedges & Company announces an exclusive webinar presentation in conjunction with… Full story...

Monroe ‘$30 In 30 Seconds’ Promotion Reinforces Ready-To-Install Benefit Of Popular Monroe Quick-Strut Premium Assemblies

New Program Rewards Service Technicians for Monroe Quick-Strut Unit SalesMonroe, MI, Sept. 5, 2017… Full story...

New long-term agreement establishes heavy duty alliance between VIPAR Heavy Duty and Meritor
Both parties are committed to expanding relationship exponentially
Core product categories include: suspension, brake, clutch, driveline, drums and hubs, steering, tire inflation system, wheel attaching parts, and other products under the Euclid and Meritor brands
Crystal Lake, IL, Sept. 6, 2017 - VIPAR Heavy Duty and Meritor jointly announced today the completion of a new long-term agreement. Under the agreement, VIPAR Heavy Duty will offer a robust and growing portfolio of Meritor products through the VIPAR Heavy Duty network and its family of companies.
"VIPAR Heavy Duty and Meritor have a successful long-term relationship in the U.S. and Canada," said Chris Baer, president and CEO, VIPAR Heavy Duty. “This new agreement solidifies our new partnership and further strengthens our alliance with a focus on growing our core business exponentially. With the agreement, Meritor’s lineup of industry-leading products is available through the growing network of parts and service locations within the VIPAR Heavy Duty family of companies.”
“We’re pleased to renew and expand our strategic partnership with VIPAR Heavy Duty and to support VIPAR distributors with our new products and services in the steering and suspension area,” said Brett Penzkofer, vice president, Aftermarket, North America for Meritor. “As a trusted supplier, Meritor delivers the level of quality, product and service to meet the needs of VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors.”
For more information on VIPAR Heavy Duty, visit www.vipar.com or e-mail: info@vipar.com. For more information on Meritor, visit www.meritor.com.
About VIPAR Heavy Duty
VIPAR Heavy Duty is North America’s leading network of independent aftermarket truck parts distributors. VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors serve the needs of their customers from more than 630 locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors are specialists who understand the demands of their local, regional, and national customers for quality parts and exceptional service. VIPAR Heavy Duty also operates two wholly owned subsidiaries, Global Parts Network, LLC and Power Heavy Duty LLC, as part of the VIPAR Heavy Duty Family of Companies. For more information, visit www.vipar.com.
About Meritor
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.

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.