R-744 Could Be The Mobile A/C Refrigerant of The Future

R-744 Could Be The Mobile A/C Refrigerant of The Future

As vehicle manufacturers and others look for R-134a replacements, R-744 rises to a highly likely refrigerant for the future, including electric vehicles.

Vehicle A/C service is a necessity, but the refrigerant used is changing. As vehicle manufacturers and others continue to look at what refrigerant works best to replace R-134a, a few alternatives and replacements come into focus. First, and most commonly in... Read more...

Two Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment You Must Carry

Two Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment You Must Carry

Electric vehicles provide new opportunities for parts and equipment sales, especially high-voltage personal protective equipment (PPE).

If automotive repair workshops in your service area are taking advantage of the growing number of electric vehicles on the roads around the UAE, then as a quality automotive parts distributor, there are two pieces of equipment you must stock to properly suppl... Read more...

Scan Tools Become Must-Stock Equipment for Auto Parts Distributors

Scan Tools Become Must-Stock Equipment for Auto Parts Distributors

OEM and aftermarket scan tools are required equipment for general repair shops and auto body or collision repair shops now, meaning automotive parts distributors need to stock them.

No matter how skilled your technician customers are, they never will be able to look at a vehicle and immediately understand what the underlying problems are. But they can get a little closer with scan tools, one of the most in-demand products automotive par... Read more...

Vehicle Safety Inspections A Must For Your Automotive Repair Shop

Vehicle Safety Inspections A Must For Your Automotive Repair Shop

Whether or not you live in an area where vehicle safety inspections are required, this one service provides your automotive repair shop with a number of benefits as you build trust and relationships with your customers. Providing vehicle safety inspections... Read more...

The Top Areas Countermen Need Training In

The Top Areas Countermen Need Training In

These areas are just the start of what countermen need training in

Some of the most important people in the automotive parts distribution business are those who spend the most time talking and helping customers and the least amount furthering their training. In what amounts to be a far too common occurrence, countermen in... Read more...

Infotainment, automated driving dictate new partners, auto parts

Infotainment, automated driving dictate new partners, auto parts

More auto parts companies are jumping into infotainment deals because that's what consumers want and that is where technology is heading..

Several traditional auto parts suppliers are forming new partnerships with technology companies to help them prepare for infotainment offerings in vehicles and for automated driving. While it will be many years before fully autonomous vehicles AVs appear i... Read more...

DIY is Still Alive

DIY is Still Alive

Although projected to decline, DIY automotive repair should remain strong

Larry Silvey, Aftermarket Business World Columnist, has covered domestic and international automotive aftermarket issues for more than 30 years. Back in the ’60s, do-it-yourselfers DIYers were about as welcome in auto parts stores as a funeral direct... Read more...


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