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BendPak Introduces Ergochair Brand with Ergo-RS Model

BendPak has introduced Ergochair, a new brand dedicated to helping technicians work more comfortably. BendPak says its new crossover work seat offers a range of adjustments to make performing awkward tasks in the shop more ergonomic, reducing stress and strain to deliver greater productivity and fewer injuries. Bendpak debuted its Ergochair and the first products

RNR Tire Express Lands on Franchise Times’ Top 500 List

RNR Tire Express (RNR) announced that it claimed a spot on 2022 Franchise Times Top 500 listing at number 237. Franchise Times uses a combination of companies’ voluntary reports and the most recent franchise disclosure documents to rank the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States. RNR says companies must be a legal United

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Autoshop Solutions Releases ROI tool in Protractor Partnership

Autoshop Solutions has partnered with Protractor, allowing shops with its software to see actual return on investment in their marketing. Autoshop Solutions says its newly launched ROI integration tool is the product of this partnership. According to the company, the tool pulls Protractor data into Autoshop Solutions’ dashboard, matching marketing data with the repair orders

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Hunter Engineering Introduces TXC51C Tire Changer

Hunter Engineering is pairing a swing arm column with a center clamp in a brand-new configuration called the TCX51C. The new unit will be displayed for the first time at SEMA in Las Vegas next month in booth #42017 South Hall Lower. The 51C delivers the benefits of a center clamp model combined with the

Mandated Safety Inspections Reduce Deaths, Study Says

Carnegie Mellon University released a new vehicle safety inspection study that proves the importance of safety inspections, according to the Tire Industry Association (TIA). The study affirms that the presence or implementation of safety inspections and maintenance programs is directly related to reducing roadway fatalities. According to the study, if other states implemented a safety

Consumer Survey Shows Greater Trust in Service Professionals

In a survey conducted for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), automotive service providers have gained more trust and respect among the motoring public than in recent years. The ASE says b4 Branding surveyed almost 1,500 vehicle owners across the country and over 70% reported increased levels of trust in manufacturers, dealerships, independent

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TireHub Announces New Emergency Fund to Support Employees in Need

TireHub has launched the “Peter and Katy Fund: Hubbers Helping Hubbers” to provide employees with an opportunity to help one another through life’s many challenges. According to TireHub, the fund’s name comes from former TireHub CEO Peter Gibbons and his wife, Katy. The company says the fund honors Gibbons’ belief that people taking care of

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AAPEX Show 2022: Full List of Events, Locations for Networking

At this year’s AAPEX Show, the Auto Care Association will open different locations and host several events for attendees. The organization encourages attendees to meet its staff and get the most out of the AAPEX experience at the following event locations. For more information about event registration, click here. Auto Care Association Member Center Times

CMA Promotes Valentino Faraone to Regional VP of Sales

CMA Double Coin has promoted Valentino Faraone III to vice president of sales. The company says Faraone is responsible for sales and management objectives in the East and Midwest. “As a consistent producer and key employee, Valentino has led our company by achieving remarkable sales in his region,” says Aaron Murphy, senior vice president of

GMB Launches New Product Categories in Time for AAPEX 2022

GMB North America, Inc. has added three new exclusive product categories to its line-up and will showcase them at the 2022 AAPEX Show at Booth A3433. These include automotive batteries, motor oil and oil filters. GMB’s team of product developers, engineers and manufacturers has produced a number of new parts in addition to the new

Toyo Tire’s Treadpass Returns to SEMA with 28 Unique Vehicles, Art Installation

Toyo Tire is returning to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from Nov.1-4 with the Toyo Tire Treadpass. The Treadpass area will feature 28 highly anticipated world-debut vehicles in addition to a unique art installation and demonstration. Toyo Tire’s Treadpass is located between the Central and South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. On display

Latin Tire & Auto Parts Expo to Return to Panama

The Latin Tire & Auto Parts Expo is returning to Panama next June 14-16, 2023. “After a hiatus due to Covid-19, the show is finally back and is being held in the brand-new Panama Convention Center,” says Latin Expo Group CEO Gustavo Lima. “It’s double the size of the last convention center with 59,000 square