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    Continental Aftermarket US adds OE knock, cam, and crankshaft sensors to Engine Management Line
    Continental Aftermarket US, a supplier of OE-engineered aftermarket replacement parts and advanced diagnostics, announced that it has added new knock, cam, and crankshaft sensors to its OE-engineered Engine Management Sensor line, according to a release dated 1 November. The new sensors are designed to provide exact vehicle fit, form, and function, and are built in ISO/TS certified facilities to deliver the highest quality, dependability, and long service life, the company said. The applicati...
    LIQUI MOLY launches brake fluid for EVs
    German oil and additive specialist, LIQUI MOLY, announced that it has developed a brake fluid especially for electric vehicles (EVs) called DOT 5.1 EV, according to a press release dated 15 November. The company believes there are several reasons why brake systems are more demanding for vehicles that are partly or even purely electrically powered. “One of the reasons is corrosion protection, because the electric motor also acts as a brake and uses it to generate energy for the battery,...
    Continental Aftermarket US launches next-generation TPMS sensor
    In a release dated 1 November, Continental Aftermarket US, a supplier of OE-engineered aftermarket replacement parts and advanced diagnostics, announced that it has launched its new REDI-Sensor SE10008 Multi-Application Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) Sensor. Part of the next generation of REDI-Sensor TPMS sensors, the SE10008 is claimed to deliver application coverage for BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, GM, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Smart, Subaru, and Volvo mo...
    DENSO refreshes its passenger car and light commercial vehicle wiper blade catalogue
    DENSO Aftermarket, the aftermarket arm of Japan-based DENSO Corporation, has announced that it has updated its passenger car and light commercial vehicle wiper blade catalog, according to a press release dated 23 November. In addition to wiper blade styles, sizes and applications, the publication also addresses attachment fixings on wiper arms and the differences between the fixing solutions, the release added. The catalog highlights the design features that DENSO OE wiper blades in...
    Automechanika Dubai 2022: Magneti Marelli Parts & Services showcases range
    Magneti Marelli Parts and Services, the division of Marelli dedicated to the distribution of spare parts, automotive components, and technical information to the independent aftermarket, announced that it showcased its range at the just concluded Automechanika Dubai from 22–24 November, according to a press release dated 22 November. The company displayed several of its technologies and solutions at its stand at the show. These included headlamps with laser that were fitted on the Audi A5, ...
    ZF Aftermarket launches air springs range under Sachs brand
    ZF Aftermarket, the aftermarket arm of German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen has announced that for the first time, it has introduced its own range of air springs, according to a press release dated 24 November. Positioned under its Sachs brand, the air springs are claimed to simplify the product replacement for workshops. ZF says there are already 6 million cars on the road in Europe that have air springs at least on the rear axle, but in many cases they are on both axles. They are o...
    Swiss-based RONAL GROUP to showcase aftermarket wheel range at Essen Motor Show
    Härkingen, Switzerland-based RONAL GROUP, a manufacturer and distributors of light alloy wheels for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, as well as producer of cast and forged wheels, announced that it will showcase a range of its products at the Essen Motor Show 2022, according to a press release dated 17 November. The group will present its latest products from the RONAL and SPEEDLINE CORSE ranges from 3 to 11 December. From the RONAL product range, the company will be showcasing the re...
    Continental Aftermarket US expands blower motor range
    In a release dated 1 November, Continental Aftermarket US, a supplier of OE-engineered aftermarket replacement parts and advanced diagnostics, announced that it has added 12 new and exclusive late model blower motor stock keeping units (SKUs) to its line of HVAC motors. The new motors increase the company’s total blower motor line count to 521 SKUs and deliver an overall coverage for over 340 million import and domestic cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks on the road in...
    Tenneco’s DRiV Motorparts introduces selective catalytic reduction systems
    Tenneco’s DRiV Motorparts business introduces Walker® replacement selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for more than 1.4 million passenger vehicles in operation across Europe, a press release by UK aftermarket industry body Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) dated 22 November read. Walker® selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems are available through leading replacement parts distributors for the following vehicles: Citroën Grand C4 Picass...
    UK-based aftermarket parts manufacturer BM Catalysts expands its product range
    UK-based manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, has announced that it has expanded its product range with 12 new references, according to a press release dated 18 November.  BM Catalysts’ latest additions are compatible with 77 vehicle fitments, providing coverage to a further 1.3 million vehicles in the combined UK and European car parc. The latest range expansion from BM Catalysts includes 3 DPFs, an additional catalytic converter and 8 pipes, with...
    Castrol expands its carbon neutral portfolio
    Castrol is expanding its portfolio of carbon neutral products in Europe with Castrol TRANSMAX, a range of highly advanced transmission and axle fluids. Castrol TRANSMAX products are available for automatic and manual vehicle transmissions and for axles. These products have been verified as carbon neutral, in accordance with the internationally recognized PAS 2060 specification. A typical passenger car makes an average of 18,000 stop-starts and 88,000 gear changes every year. This places huge ...
    OSRAM shows its latest advanced optical technologies
    At the ams OSRAM booth in Hall B4.279, visitors will experience how ams OSRAM combines sensors and emitters to create advanced optical systems for its customers. The leading-edge technology, solutions and systems on show at electronica 2022 bring to light information embedded in the environment, enabling customers in the industrial, automotive and mobility, wearable, horticultural, and healthcare device markets to develop solutions, which make life better for everyone. Pierre Laboisse, EVP fo...
    SEMA and AAPEX 2022: Schrader exhibits its TPMS Solutions
    Schrader TPMS Solutions, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies and a global manufacturer of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for automotive, heavy vehicles, and off-road vehicles, announced that it exhibited its new products at SEMA and AAPEX tradeshows on 1–4 November 2022, according to a press release dated 8 November.  The new products included two additions to their programmable sensor line, the EZ-sensor family of products: preassemble...
    Dorman launches over 300 repair solutions for November
    Dorman Products, a US-based aftermarket supplier of OE dealer exclusive parts has announced the release of more than 300 new motor vehicle parts, via a press release dated 9 November.  November's releases includes more than a dozen of Dorman OE FIX repair solutions, that company says are designed to help save time, money, or increase reliability. The new release features products like OE FIX climate control module designed to fit 1.7 million 2001–21 Chevrolet Express and GMC Sa...
    Dayco Aftermarket expands its water pump product line
    Dayco, a US-based engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive and aftermarket industries, has announced the expansion of its water pump lineup to include coverage for almost 30 million North America vehicles that require an electric water pump, via a press release dated 31 October.  Tom Tecklenburg, director, Aftermarket, Dayco North America said that, “According to industry research, the global market for this product line reached more than USD3.1 billion at the...
    SEMA show 2022: US-based Gentex Corporation showcases range
    Gentex Corporation, a US-based supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics to the automotive industry, announced that it showcased its growing product portfolio, including car-to-home automation, connectivity, and e-concierge products, in addition to digital rearview mirrors for passenger vehicles and professional race car integration at the SEMA show 2022 held from 1–4 November in Las Vegas, according to a press release dated 1 November. Gentex said it supplies nearly ev...
    Liqui Moly showcases automotive chemicals at AAPEX and SEMA Show 2022
    German oil and additive specialist, Liqui Moly, announced that it demonstrated its wide range of automotive chemicals at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) from 1–3 November as well as the SEMA show 2022 held from 1–4 November in Las Vegas, according to a press release dated 20 October. The new products included Top Tec Gear EV 510, a gear oil especially for Tesla. “The EV 510 is one example of how we are supporting the change in mobility. We aim our wide range of automoti...
    Australian aftermarket distributor CoolDrive adds CPS CarSmart to its range
    Australian automotive aftermarket parts distributor CoolDrive Auto Parts has launched the CPS CarSmart refrigerant charging station from the CPS brand, which has recently expanded its CarSmart series to cover more workshop automotive air-conditioning machine needs, according to a press release dated 10 October. With its parts available through CoolDrive Auto Parts, CPS has been supplying tools and test equipment to the Australian automotive air conditioning industry for over 30 years, the releas...
    SEMA show 2022: US-based Mile Marker expands winch range
    Mile Marker, a US-based manufacturer of winches, hubs, aftermarket accessories, and recovery gear for vehicles including trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), has made several announcements at the SEMA show 2022 in Las Vegas, according to a press release dated 3 November. The company officially launched its new “CUSTOM SHOP by Mile Marker” line of custom-colored winches, locking hubs, recovery gear, and accessories. The company said this product line builds on its axle hubs range...
    BorgWarner announces aftermarket portfolio expansion at AAPEX 2022
    Michigan-based global supplier of powertrain technologies, BorgWarner, attended the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) from 1–3 November showcasing several offerings from its Delphi Technologies, Delco Remy, and BorgWarner aftermarket brands, according to a press release dated 1 November. Delphi Technologies Aftermarket’s new fuel pump line called Sparta, specifically designed for older and high mileage vehicles, made its AAPEX debut, the release added. The Delphi Technologies F...
    Lumileds expands Philips Ultinon Drive 5000 Series with lightbars for off-roading
    Lumileds, a global lighting solutions supplier with headquarters in the United States and the Netherlands, announced that it is extending its Philips Ultinon Drive 5000 Series of LED Lightbars to include eight models, according to a press release dated 1 November. The series now includes 10-inch, 20-inch and 30-inch versions, each in a choice of single or double LED rows as well as 40-inch and 50-inch double row versions for off-road adventures. The Philips Ultinon Drive LED lightbars are cla...
    SEMA show 2022: Repairify launches asTech All-In-One scanning solution
    US-based Repairify Inc, the parent company of vehicle diagnostic solutions firm asTech, has introduced the new asTech All-In-One solution for local and remote automotive diagnostics, calibrations, and programming to simplify the repair process at the ongoing Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, according to a press release dated 19 October. The asTech All-In-One is a comprehensive tablet-based solution with both local and remote capabilit...
    Magneti Marelli Parts & Services strengthens brake range
    Magneti Marelli Parts and Services, the division of Marelli dedicated to the distribution of spare parts, automotive components, and technical information to the independent aftermarket, announced that it has significantly widened its range of brake pads and disks for the aftermarket, according to a press release dated 27 October. The company said its brake component range is more varied than ever, offering almost total coverage of cars currently on the road in Italy, in an effort to cater to...
    MS Motorservice launches oil coolers for the aftermarket
    MS Motorservice, the aftermarket sales arm of German powertrain and thermal parts supplier Rheinmetall, has announced that it has expanded its product range with 37 new oil coolers for passenger cars and utility vehicles, according to a press release dated 2 November. The engine oil cooler and the transmission oil cooler open-up global market potential of over 150 million vehicles for repair shops—with plans to continuously expand the range of products, the release added. Significance: The ...
    Bosch launches battery charging solution for vehicle workshops
    German automotive component supplier and service provider Bosch has launched the new BAT 6120, a universally usable device for vehicle workshops that can serve both as a smart and fast charger for 12-volt lead and lithium batteries and as a power source providing up to 120 amperes of continuous current, according to a press release dated 27 October. Its compact design makes the battery charger suitable for mobile use on a trolley, a bench, or the floor, according to the release, which added that...
    Eaton expands aftermarket differentials range
    Power management firm Eaton has announced its Vehicle Group has expanded its portfolio of Detroit Truetrac and ELocker differentials to cover many new off-road models and is showcasing them at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, according to a press release dated 2 November. For Detroit Truetrac, the new off-road models include model year (MY) 2018–22 Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator and MY 2021–22 Ford Bronco G6 (M220 axle). For the ELocker, the model coverage includes MY 2019–22 Ford Ranger (M190 ...
    Repairify introduces scanning solution for remote and local diagnostics
    US-based Repairify Inc, the parent company of vehicle diagnostic solutions firm asTech, has introduced the asTech® Mini device, a powerful, compact, and comprehensive Bluetooth enabled onboard diagnostics (OBD) II scanning solution for OEM and OEM-compatible diagnostics, according to a press release by PRNewswire dated 25 October.  Paired with the asTech mobile app, the asTech Mini delivers the functionality of thousands of OEM scan tools in a powerful, pocket-sized device. With th...
    Tenneco’s steering and suspension brand MOOG expands its product offering
    MOOG, the industry-leading steering and suspension brand from Tenneco Inc.'s DRiV group, has announced 79 new part numbers for its ball joints, control arms, tie rods and more during the third quarter 2022, according to a press release by PRNewswire dated 27 October. New parts include four control arm and ball joint assemblies: CK620889, front right lower; CK621474, front right upper; RK623739 front right lower; and RK623740, front left lower. Part number CK620889 is now available for the fol...
    Dayco North America enters timing chain kit market
    Dayco, a US-based engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive and aftermarket industries, announced  launch of an all-new line of timing chain kits for the North America automotive aftermarket, via a press release dated 31 October.  Dayco has developed a precision engineered, premium line of more than 100 timing chain kit part numbers. The kits feature direct OE replacement components, including top grade chains that eliminate stretch, precision machined sproc...
    Standard Motor Products introduces 365 new part numbers
    US-based independent manufacturer and distributor of automotive replacement parts, Standard Motor Products (SMP), has announced the introduction of 365 new part numbers in its October new number announcement (NNA), via a press release on 25 October. The release includes new coverage for over 100 product categories, and 110 part numbers for 2021 and 2022 model year vehicles. SMP’s commitment to providing replacement parts for hybrid and electric vehicles through its brands Standard and Four ...
    Premium Guard launches engine air filter solution under the brand name HIGHFLOW
    Premium Guard Inc (PGI), an American automotive aftermarket filtration solutions brand has launched an all-new premium engine air filter solution for light duty vehicles under the brand name HIGHFLOW, a press release by PR Newswire dated 27 October read. According to the company, HIGHFLOW premium air filters delivers an enhanced product offering to the rapidly expanding market for premium air filtration products. The product boasts a specialty media engineered to allow greater ...
    Bosch extends electric coolant pumps portfolio for the aftermarket
    German automotive component supplier and service provider Bosch has announced that it has expanded its electric coolant pumps portfolio for workshop customers and the range now comprises 50 article numbers, including 14 variants for hybrid and electric vehicles, according to a press release dated 18 October. The portfolio now covers 60% of the passenger cars and vans in Europe equipped with an electric coolant pump. Bosch observed that in vehicles with combustion engines, and especially in hy...
    Dayco North America expands range of serpentine belt kits
    Dayco, a US-based engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive and aftermarket industries, announced the expansion of its line of serpentine belt kits, introducing 32 new Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) that it claims cover millions of domestic and import light trucks, SUVs and light-duty fleet vehicles on the road, according to a press release dated 24 October. The company says each OE-quality serpentine belt kit, currently available to order for customers in the US and Canada, i...
    Bilstein Group-owned febi and Blue Print expands its range
    Automotive aftermarket brand febi and Blue Print, part of the German automotive manufacturer Bilstein, has expanded its range with new braking, clutch, filter, steering, and suspension products, according to a press release by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) dated 24 October.  The steering and suspension product lines expand with the introduction of a new axle beam mount for Volvo S60 (2019-), V60 (2015-) and XC60 (2017-) models (part 177192), a new stabilizer link f...
    Hankook expands iON range with winter tire for EVs
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire has announced the launch of the iON winter tire, the first winter tire in a new product line that has been specifically designed for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a press release dated 30 September. “Following on from the iON evo, Hankook’s summer tire, the new Hankook iON winter is the second member of the new, global 'iON' tire family for premium electric vehicles,” the release added. Features of the new tire include reduced rol...
    Monroe expands product range for October
    Monroe Shocks and Struts, a brand from Tenneco's aftermarket and ride performance company DRiV, has announced new part numbers during October for many of its most popular products, including new Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies, and OESpectrum and Magnum shocks and struts, according to a press release dated 4 October. These new part numbers provide coverage for nearly 2 million vehicles in operation (VIO) in the United States and Canada, the release added. New for over 570,000 VIO, Monroe Quick-...
    Continental launches PremiumContact 7 summer tire
    German supplier of automotive components, tires, and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, has announced the launch of the PremiumContact 7, the seventh generation of the summer tire, that focuses on maximum safety, according to a press release dated 4 October. “The new generation is the flagship of our brand. Our objective was to develop the safest tire on the market, which offers our customers a comfortable and carefree ride at all times—with the PremiumContact 7, we deliver peace...
    UK-based automotive aftermarket supplier BGA expands product range
    UK-based automotive aftermarket supplier BGA (BG Automotive) announced the expansion of its product offering with eight new references across various product categories—timing chains, camtrain, sump pans, crankshaft pulleys and transmission, according to a press release dated 23 September. The company said it develops and releases new product references for the automotive aftermarket industry every month. According to the release, a brand new timing chain has been released for Mercedes...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Arnott Suspension Products displays product range
    Arnott Suspension Products, a US-based manufacturer of aftermarket replacement air suspension components and kits for luxury cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and motorcycles, has announced that it showcased its range at last month’s Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, according to a press release dated 27 September. The company presented a wide variety of air suspension parts and applications. As part of the showcase, it had a prelaunch of the new WABCO compressor for the BMW 5-Series...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Germany’s VIEROL presents products
    German automotive replacement parts company, VIEROL, announced that it presented a range of product highlights and innovations at the Automechanika Frankfurt from 13 to 17 September, according to a press release dated 22 September. The company showcased its offerings from several of its divisions such as VAICO, VEMO, and ACKOJA. The VAICO brand includes smart repair solutions for engine and transmission parts for the global independent aftermarket. The brand has over 28,000 spare parts includ...
    Hitachi Astemo develops steer-by-wire prototype system with failsafe function
    Hitachi Astemo has developed steer-by-wire prototype that actuates the tires via electric control of steering wheel inputs rather than mechanically, this enables not only smooth, effortless steering wheel operation, but also redundancy via a fail-safe function that allows for continued operation in the event of a failure, it said in a press release on 30 September. According to press release, the steer-by-wire system not only increases safety and comfort but also realizes a greater degree of ...
    Dayco introduces aftermarket radiator caps for the EMEA region
    Dayco, a US-based engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive and aftermarket industries, announced the expansion of its aftermarket program to include radiator and expansion tank caps for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region, according to a press release dated 14 October. Although the company is known for manufacturing OE power transmission solutions for OEMs, Dayco has also grown its thermal management related product range “to satisfy the increasing demands...
    UK-based BM Catalysts expands range for 203 compatible vehicles
    UK manufacturer of catalytic converters, DPFs, and front pipes BM Catalysts has announced that it has added 35 new references in its latest range expansion, according to a press release dated 23 September. The company’s latest additions are applicable to 203 vehicle fitments, providing coverage to a further 8 million vehicles in the European car parc, the release added. Significance: The latest range expansion from the supplier includes 12 catalytic converters, an additional DPF, 13 pressur...
    Industrias Dolz adds 13 new references for its timing chain kits
    Spanish automotive aftermarket supplier, Industrias Dolz, has announced that it has introduced 13 new references to its range of timing chain kits, according to a press release dated 27 September. The company says the move is aimed at providing solutions for the new applications that arrive at the workshops. The new references include application for Audi/VW/Seat/ŠKODA’s 1.4 TFSI engine, BMW/MINI/Citroën/Peugeot’s 1.6 petrol, Mercedes-Benz’s 1.4/1.6/1.9 petrol, BMW’s 2.0/2.3/2.8 pet...
    TBC Brands launches new tire in the mud terrain category
    US-based distributor of proprietary brand tires, TBC Brands has expanded its off-road, mud-traction offering with the addition of a tire in the mud-terrain category, according to a press release dated 22 September. The tire, called Mud Claw Comp MTX, is part of its Eldorado, Multi-Mile, and Delta offerings and succeeds the Mud Claw Extreme MT. It provides “extreme off-road traction with plenty of on-road” capability, the release added. TBC says the mud-terrain tire was designed to increas...
    First Brands Group launches Centric-branded friction and rotor parts
    First Brands Group (formerly TRICO Group), a global automotive parts company headquartered in Michigan, US, that develops, markets and sells premium products through a portfolio of nine market-leading brands, announced that it has expanded its line of Centric-branded brake components to include 86 new friction and rotor parts covering popular cars, light trucks and SUVs, according to a press release dated 19 September. The Centric part numbers consist of friction coverage for late-model vehic...
    US replacement parts maker Standard Motor Products expands ADAS offering
    US-based independent manufacturer and distributor of automotive replacement parts, Standard Motor Products (SMP), has announced that it has expanded its aftermarket Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) program, via a press release dated 19 September. The company said its ADAS components are direct-fit replacements, designed to match the damaged or failed OE units they are replacing, which ensures correct integration with the vehicle’s electronic safety systems. As part of the range exp...
    Liqui Moly expands range of car care products
    German oil and additive specialist, Liqui Moly, announced that it has expanded its range of car care products, according to a press release dated 6 September. Although the company is known for its oils and additives, it is also constantly expanding its range of car care products in an effort to “live up to our claim of being a full-range supplier of automotive chemicals,” according to company managing director Günter Hiermaier. The latest additions to the firm’s car care product range ...
    IAA Transportation 2022: Schaeffler showcases e-motors and fuel-cell drives
    German automotive and industrial component supplier Schaeffler announced that it made its first appearance as an exhibitor at IAA Transportation, a trade expo for the transportation and logistics industry, according to a press release dated 19 September. The company said it is leveraging its drive and chassis expertise to support the development of sustainable logistics to address the challenges facing OEMs and suppliers related to expanding electrification, reducing emissions, and developing sm...
    Schaeffler outlines FAG-branded aftermarket steering and suspension range
    German automotive and industrial component supplier Schaeffler AG, through its popular workshop portal REPXPERT, has outlined its FAG steering and suspension range as a genuine alternative for workshops seeking an OE quality solution, according to a press release 21 September. Designed for all key applications in the UK car parc, the range is claimed to follow Schaeffler’s philosophy of providing installers with a complete repair solution, which means that every reference comes complet...
    UK exhaust maker Klarius Products expands European delivery network
    Klarius Products, a UK-based manufacturer of aftermarket emissions control components, has announced the opening of a dedicated distribution center near Lille in France, which is aimed at enabling next-day deliveries to retailers and distributors in the majority of France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, as well as 48–72-hour deliveries to other parts of the EU, according to a press release dated 8 September. The new distribution center will hold a range of exhaust p...
    Hankook launches Laufenn-branded all-season X FIT HP tire for SUVs
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire has announced the launch of an all-season sport utility vehicle (SUV) tire under its Laufenn brand portfolio, according to a press release dated 16 September. The Laufenn X FIT HP tire, available in 28 sizes supporting popular rim diameter ranges from 16 to 22 inches, is said to offer SUV and CUV drivers seeking a comfortable and quiet ride without sacrificing performance across wet, dry, and winter driving conditions, the release added. The tire is...
    Akebono Brake Corporation expands disc brake pad range
    North America’s Akebono Brake Corporation, part of Japanese brake and friction material firm Akebono Brake Industry Co, Ltd, has announced that it has expanded its product range and increased its coverage by over 3 million vehicles, according to a press release dated 16 September. The company has expanded front and rear brake coverage for a variety of vehicles from automakers such as Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Jeep, RAM, and Toyota under its ProACT Ultra-Premium Disc Brake Pad line. ...
    IAA Transportation 2022: Garrett Motion presents powertrain e-boosting tech
    Garrett Motion, a Switzerland-based auto parts maker and provider of turbocharging, electric boosting and automotive software solutions, has announced that it showcased electric-boosting (E-Boosting) technologies that enable enhanced performance and efficiency across all commercial vehicle powertrains and fuel types at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Hannover, according to a press release dated 15 September. The company presented its 48-V E-Turbo, advanced E-Compressor for hybrid vehicl...
    Falken Tyre launches tires for winter season
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries-owned Japanese tire manufacturer Falken Tyre announced the introduction of two new tires for the winter season, called the EUROWINTER HS02 and EUROWINTER HS02 Pro, according to a press release dated 14 September. The Falken EUROWINTER HS02 is available with a symmetrical, directional tread in 76 sizes with diameters of 14 to 19 inches and cross sections of 40 to 70% with speed indexes of T, H, and V (up to 190, 210, and 240 km/h). The EUROWINTER HS02 Pro is aimed at...
    MANN-FILTER expands range for light commercial vehicles
    German components supplier and filtration expert MANN+HUMMEL has announced the introduction of aftermarket filters for light commercial vehicles under its MANN-FILTER brand, according to a press release dated 27 September. The brand has expanded its product portfolio for this segment and now offers almost 95% market coverage for the European vehicle fleet, which translates into over 670 filters in OE quality for more than 36.5 million vans. The total filters can be broken down as follows: 209...
    IAA Transportation 2022: Garrett Motion showcases cybersecurity software for CV fleets
    Garrett Motion, a Switzerland-based auto parts maker and provider of turbocharging, electric boosting, and automotive software solutions, has announced that it showcased its Connected Vehicle software solutions that help automakers effectively secure, optimize, and maintain their fleets at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Hannover, according to a press release dated 15 September. Garrett said its cybersecurity solutions help safeguard against cyberattacks, ensure regulatory complian...
    BendPak introduces new EV battery pack and powertrain lifting system
    BendPak, California based workshop equipment manufacturer and distributor, has introduced the EV2400SL EV battery pack and powertrain lifting system in a press release dated 4 October. This push-around full-rise scissor lift table is designed to make replacing both electric vehicle (EV) battery packs and internal combustion powertrain components more efficient. The patent-pending design offers all the benefits of BendPak’s former SL24EVT lifting system with several user-friendly enhancements. ...
    First Brands Group adds new Raybestos friction and rotor coverage
    In a press release dated 3 October, First Brands Group (formerly TRICO Group) is a global automotive parts company headquartered in Michigan, US, that develops, markets and sells premium products through a portfolio of nine market-leading brands. They have added 82 new part numbers to its Raybestos braking portfolio of friction, rotors and hydraulics that cover over 25 million vehicles in operation. “As we celebrate the 120th anniversary of Raybestos this year, we remain steadfast to our co...
    Continental’s WinterContact™ TS 870 takes the win in the Auto Express Winter Tire Test
    German supplier of automotive components, tires, and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, has announced that the Continental WinterContact™ TS 870 came first in the Auto Express 2022 Winter tire test, having secured top position in six testing areas including snow braking and snow circle, rolling resistance, dry handling, wet circle, straight, and curved aquaplaning. A really strong result for the tire from the popular WinterContact™ tire range in a press release dated 30 Septemb...
    Continental US expands coverage for power window lifts and door lock actuators
    In a release dated 26 September, Continental Aftermarket US, a supplier of OE-engineered aftermarket replacement parts and advanced diagnostics, announced that it has expanded its direct-fit replacement Door Systems Program with new part numbers and increased application coverage. Claimed to be designed to provide OE fit, form, and function, this includes power window motor/regulator assemblies, power window regulator assemblies, and door lock actuators. Continental said its power w...
    Lumileds launches Philips Ultinon Pro9100 headlight bulbs
    Lumileds, a global lighting solutions supplier with headquarters in the United States and the Netherlands, announced the launch of the next-generation Philips Ultinon Pro9100 LED range that’s claimed to deliver automotive OEM level performance, according to a press release dated 13 September. Equipped with “Lumileds LUXEON Altilon TopContact LED” exclusively used by carmakers, these LED automotive headlight bulbs offer optimized consistency and performance with up to 350% more brightnes...
    MS Motorservice launches aftermarket electric pump for activated carbon filters
    MS Motorservice, the aftermarket sales arm of German powertrain and thermal parts supplier Rheinmetall, has announced the launch of an electric pump designed for purging activated carbon filters (ACF), according to a press release dated 22 September. The company claimed to be the only supplier in the aftermarket to offer the component. “ACF pump 7.11390.00.0” was developed by Pierburg in Germany and launched as a world first in 2018, according to the release, which added that since t...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: ams OSRAM demonstrates cross-portfolio expertise
    German lighting major OSRAM has presented a comprehensive aftermarket product portfolio at the recently concluded Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, according to a press release dated 12 September. In addition to LED, xenon, and halogen products and a portfolio for equipping and maintaining vehicles, the company presented a range of battery charging and battery testing devices designed especially for professional automotive service shops for the first time. For the off-road segment, the compa...
    Continental Aftermarket US launches new wiper display
    In a release dated 19 September, Continental Aftermarket US, a supplier of OE-engineered aftermarket replacement parts and advanced diagnostics, announced that it has introduced a new floor display as a part of its ClearContact Commercial Duty Wiper Blades program. The display can accommodate an assortment of up to 70 wiper blades that can be selected by the retailer or service facility and the company will help customize a product mix that best fits the customer’s sales and applications needs...
    Continental Aftermarket US launches OE-quality oil, fuel, air, and cabin filters
    In a release dated 7 September, Continental Aftermarket US, a supplier of OE-engineered aftermarket replacement parts and advanced diagnostics, announced that it has added a new line of filtration products to its aftermarket products portfolio. The new line features a wide range of OE quality oil, fuel, air, and cabin filters for applications on domestic and import cars, vans, SUVs, and light trucks. Continental says its oil filters are manufactured using advanced technologies and innovative ...
    Lumileds launches Philips Ultinon Drive 2000 LED auxiliary driving lights
    Lumileds, a global lighting solutions supplier with headquarters in the United States and the Netherlands, announced the launch of new Philips Ultinon Drive 2000 series LED auxiliary driving lights claimed to offer “the superior illumination from LEDs in a durable, road-legal range that’s accessibly priced,” according to a press release dated 13 September. The company says the Philips Ultinon Drive 2000 series produces “outstanding forward visibility”, projecting an optimized beam p...
    Dayco launches POWER CTX carbon fiber belt for powersports vehicles
    Dayco, a US-based engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive and aftermarket industries, announced the introduction of a carbon fiber belt called Dayco POWER CTX for heavily modified UTVs (Utility Vehicles), SXS (side by sides), and snowmobiles, according to a press release dated 8 September. The latest addition to Dayco’s powersports belt line is claimed to outperform and outlast original equipment belts. The belt’s design is said to integrate a patented carbon hybrid ...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Bosch displays new testing and diagnostic equipment
    The automotive aftermarket division of German automotive component supplier and service provider Bosch presented a wide range of innovations and new developments for the workshop market at Automechanika Frankfurt from 13–17 September, according to a press release dated 13 September. The company showcased its DAS 3000 tool for the exact adjustment and calibration of the sensors and camera systems that support modern driver assistance systems on vehicles of different makes. The tool permits p...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: ZF Aftermarket displays suspension and brake repair expertise
    ZF Aftermarket, the aftermarket arm of German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen reiterated its focus on new products for the car chassis at the recently concluded Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, according to a press release dated 13 September. The new products included, for the first time, Sachs air springs for passenger cars, Wabco air suspension compressors and TRW brake caliper repair set, the release added. “The chassis has a decisive influence on the safety, comfort and efficiency o...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Hengst showcases filtration solutions
    Hengst Filtration, a Germany based specialist in liquid and air filtration, presented its portfolio of filtration solutions for passenger cars and commercial vehicles at the recently concluded Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, according to a press release dated 8 September. The company’s expanded filtration range includes 3,200 products. In addition to standard filtration applications in motor vehicles, the company also presented industrial air filtration solutions as well as hydraulic filters ...
    Brembo expands aftermarket range with Greenance Kit Concept
    Brembo, an Italy-based manufacturer of brake components and systems, announced the launch of its Greenance Kit Concept, a jointly developed new range of combined special alloy discs and dedicated brake pads that expand its aftermarket line-up, according to a press release dated 13 September. Derived from the company’s innovation in the OE market, Brembo’s latest solution aims to combine top braking performance with a lower environmental impact, while also increasing disc life, the relea...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: ZF Aftermarket reveals solutions for CV businesses
    ZF Aftermarket, the aftermarket arm of German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen announced that it has introduced a variety of new products and services that allows commercial vehicle (CV) workshops to take advantage of the opportunities associated with the digitization of CV fleets and the establishment of new drive and mobility concepts trends, according to a press release dated 13 September. These introductions took place at the recently concluded Automechanika Frankfurt 2022. At the trad...
    Lumileds launches Philips Ultinon Pro5100 range of LED headlight bulbs
    Lumileds, a global lighting solutions supplier with headquarters in the United States and the Netherlands, announced the launch of the new Philips Ultinon Pro5100 range of LED headlight bulbs that are up to 160% brighter and have up to 5800K color temperature, according to a press release dated 13 September. The lamp comes in a new compact design making it easy to install in an even wider range of car models, the release added. The headlight bulbs are claimed to offer razor-sharp vision witho...
    SEMA show 2022: US-based FV Suspension to display product range
    US-based coilover and air ride suspension company, FV Suspension, has announced plans to introduce its “2022 Honda Ridgeline Air Struts and 2022 Ford Explorer St Coilovers” at the SEMA show 2022 slated to be held from 1–4 November at the Las Vegas Convention Center, according to a press release dated 19 September. FV Suspension manufacturers high-performance suspension for different car brands and models and claims to be “one of the few coilover and air suspension manufacturers that s...
    Lumileds expands Philips Xperion 6000 work light range with flood lights
    Lumileds, a global lighting solutions supplier with headquarters in the United States and the Netherlands, announced the launch of three new Philips Xperion 6000 flood lights with a smart-zoom function for the workshop segment, according to a press release dated 12 September. The professional Philips Flood, Flood Audio, and Flood Mini work lights offer mechanics and auto professionals the durability, flexibility, and battery lifetime expected from professional-grade equipment, the release added....
    SEMA show 2022: US-based Repairify to showcase product range
    US-based Repairify Inc, the parent company of vehicle diagnostic solutions firm asTech announced that it will be participating at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show 2022 slated to be held from 1–4 November at the Las Vegas Convention Center, according to a press release dated 13 September. According to the release, Repairify will have a bigger presence than before, giving attendees the ability to experience asTech’s capabilities along every step of the collision repair...
    Lumileds launches H4-LED retrofit headlight bulb in France
    Lumileds, a global lighting solutions supplier with headquarters in the United States and the Netherlands, announced the launch of what it calls “the first road-legal H4-LED in France” from its Philips Ultinon Pro6001 LED retrofit range, according to a press release dated 22 August. The new bulb is claimed to deliver up to 230% brighter light, and its plug-and play-design allows do-it-yourselfers and mechanics to install it on their own. According to the company, designing a safe, road-le...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Hella Gutmann presents automated diagnostics
    Hella Gutmann, a partnership between European diagnostic brand Gutmann Messtechnik and German automotive supplier HELLA, which operates under the umbrella brand FORVIA, announced that it showcased its development in automizing vehicle diagnostics with artificial intelligence (AI) and big data technology at the just-concluded Automechanika Frankfurt 2022 trade fair, according to a press release dated 30 August. The Hella Gutmann ‘Automated Diagnosisʼ (AD) is said to save workshops valuable ...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Schrader exhibits TPMS solutions
    Schrader, a brand of Sensata Technologies, and a global manufacturer of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for automotive, heavy vehicles and off-road vehicles, announced that it exhibited its TPMS solutions at the recently concluded Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, according to a press release dated 10 September. The company said that at the show, it introduced a new bundle offer, featuring the S57 TPMS programming tool. The S57 tool is the first tool with a touchscreen display in Schrader...
    Detroit Auto Show 2022: Aisin showcases EV systems and solutions
    Aisin Corporation, a Japanese corporation that develops and produces components and systems for the automotive industry, and a company that claims to be the fifth largest “Tier One auto supplier” in the world, showcased its systems and products at the recently concluded Detroit Auto Show 2022, according to a press release dated 12 September. The company presented its EV systems and initiatives that contribute to heat management and weight reduction in support of future mobility, carbon ne...
    DENSO implements ‘smart consolidation’ of lambda sensors
    The European aftermarket arm of Japan-based DENSO Corporation has revealed its strategy behind optimizing its lambda sensor range “for smart consolidation”, which the company says has resulted in “maximizing benefits without incurring negative impacts,” according to a press release from Auto Resource UK dated 5 September. The company observed that thanks to continual advancements by parts manufacturers, there is a trend for wholesalers to stock a smaller, but just as widely appli...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Brembo showcases latest aftermarket product lineup
    Brembo, an Italy-based manufacturer of brake components and systems, is showcasing its entire range of replacement solutions divided into four product families at the ongoing Automechanika Frankfurt 2022 trade fair for the automotive service industry from 13 to 17 September in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a press release dated 13 September. The company says its range mirrors the on-going expansion of its replacement product offering and overall product strategy. Significance: The four of ...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Japan’s NTN showcases aftermarket range
    NTN, a Japan-based manufacturer of precision mechanical parts and components including hub bearings and driveshafts, has announced that it is showcasing a range of its products at the ongoing Automechanika Frankfurt 2022 trade fair for the automotive service industry from 13 to 17 September in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a press release dated 8 September. At the aftermarket trade show, NTN is exhibiting a wide range of products including auto tensioners, timing belts, and bearings for ge...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Fersa Group presents solutions
    Spanish bearings manufacturer, Fersa Group, has announced that it will present its solutions for smart mobility at the ongoing Automechanika Frankfurt from 13–17 September, according to a press release dated 8 September. Fersa is also presenting solutions from its subsidiary Perfect Fit Industries (PFI), a US-based automotive bearings company for light vehicles focused on automotive aftermarket sector. Fersa had announced the acquisition of PFI on 16 March. The trade fair for the automotive...
    German aftermarket supplier MEYLE unveils climate-neutral product range
    MYELE, a Hamburg, Germany-based replacement parts manufacturer for the independent aftermarket has announced that it is transforming its MELYE HD steering and suspension parts into the first climate-neutral product range in the independent aftermarket with an aim to be climate-neutral by 2030, according to a press release dated 8 September. The company says it has been working to improve the carbon footprint of MEYLE HD steering and suspension parts since 2019 and has managed to significantly...
    Brembo launches Enesys energy saving system for the aftermarket
    Brembo, an Italy-based manufacturer of brake components and systems, has launched its latest aftermarket offering, the Enesys Energy Saving System, according to a press release dated 13 September. This new technological solution is said to have been designed to further enhance the sustainability characteristics of a vehicle’s braking system, by reducing wear on discs and pads, potentially resulting in lower harmful emissions and fuel consumption. Aimed at light commercial vehicle profe...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: BorgWarner and Delphi present new products
    Michigan-based global supplier of powertrain technologies, BorgWarner, along with Delphi Technologies has revealed new products for the aftermarket at the ongoing Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, according to a press release dated 13 September. The supplier’s booth highlights BorgWarner’s electrification solutions aimed at leading the aftermarket into the next stage of e-mobility transformation. The company showcased products from several of its brands such as BorgWarner Aftermarket, BERU, D...
    Dorman introduces 200 new products in its September 2022 release
    Dorman Products, a US-based aftermarket supplier of OE dealer exclusive parts has announced that it has introduced over 200 new motor vehicle parts, half of which are aftermarket-exclusives, as part of its latest release, according to an official announcement dated 8 September. The new products join a catalog of over 118,000 aftermarket solutions, the company said. September’s release featured new products that include a new engine heater hose assembly, which Dorman says strengthens its pos...
    PPG to showcase coatings for EVs at the Detroit Auto Show and The Battery Show
    US-based paints, coatings, and specialty materials manufacturer PPG has announced that it will showcase its growing portfolio of paints and coatings for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) during the North American International Detroit Auto Show and The Battery Show, North America from 13–15 September, according to a press release dated 12 September. Exhibits at both events will include the PPG CORACHAR branded battery fire protection solutions that are claimed to enhance safety and productio...
    UK-based GSF Car Parts enhances availability of DR!VE+ filters
    GSF Car Parts, a UK-based supplier of car parts to the independent aftermarket, announced that its branches are now fully stocked with DR!VE+ Filters, an OE-matching quality range of air, cabin, fuel, and oil filters, according to a release dated 5 September from the UK aftermarket industry body Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Covering more than 90% of the car parc, the all-makes filters range is now widely available across the UK, providing workshops with a greater...
    Valeo Service outlines ultrasonic parking sensors
    Valeo Service, the aftermarket brand of French automotive supplier Valeo, has outlined its range of Ultrasonic Parking Sensors (UPS) for the independent aftermarket that are fitted on the bumpers and sides of the vehicle to enable detection of any obstacles during manual parking, automatic parking, or low speed driving, according to a press release dated 8 August. Its Park4U Remote product is said to perform both perpendicular and parallel parking through the simple use of a smartphone. Valeo...
    Bridgestone launches Firestone Firehawk AS V2 ultra-high performance tire
    Bridgestone Americas has announced the launch of the all-new Firestone Firehawk AS V2 all-season ultra-high performance tire designed to deliver sporty performance, according to a press release dated 7 September. Inspired by the INDYCAR Firestone Firehawk rain race tire, the Firestone tire is claimed to deliver high performance in inclement weather, delivering faster lap times than the tire’s predecessor, the release added. The Firestone Firehawk AS V2 tire is backed by a 50,000-mile limite...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Continental to showcase a new timing belt with focus on sustainability
    German automotive supplier Continental has announced that with higher focus on sustainability in the replacement parts business and for workshops, its Power Transmission Group will unveil a trio of innovations for drive belts and belt drive components at Automechanika Frankfurt from 13 to 17 September, according to a press release dated 31 August. A new timing belt whose profile side is made not from polychloroprene as usual, but from a new and patented synthetic rubber compound will make its...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Bilstein Group-owned febi outlines products for trade show
    Automotive aftermarket brand febi, part of the German automotive manufacturer Bilstein, which is a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp, announced that it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Frankfurt from 13 to 17 September with a wide range of products, according to a press release dated 17 August. With over 47,000 references available, febi will showcase the latest in its product portfolio across categories including steering and suspension, braking, filtration, and engine management, for passenger ...
    Ford updates its BlueCruise hands-free driving software
    Ford Motor Company has announced that it is launching BlueCruise 1.2 and Lincoln ActiveGlide 1.2 with new features—including hands-free lane changing—and system updates to create more of a human-like driving feel. BlueCruise is the company’s semi-autonomous hands-free highway driving feature and Activeglide is Lincoln's version of Ford Bluecruise. Both updates include three new features: Lane Change Assist enables system to perform a hands-free lane change when requested by the driver t...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: MAHLE to focus on battery diagnostics for EVs
    MAHLE Aftermarket, the aftermarket arm of Stuttgart-based global supplier of powertrain and thermal components, MAHLE, has announced its participation at Automechanika Frankfurt from 13 to 17 September with a wide range of products, according to a press release dated 4 August. The focus of the company’s presence at the trade fair is the new MAHLE BatteryPRO diagnostics and service solutions for electric vehicles (EVs). In addition, MAHLE is presenting workshop equipment for the calibration ...
    TMD Friction-owned Mintex launches brake discs and drums
    Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction has launched three new brake discs and eight new brake drums under its Mintex product range, extending its product lines to cover more vehicles, according to a release dated 5 September from the UK aftermarket industry body Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The new additions to Mintex’s brake disc range cover 12 vehicle models across five vehicle manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, Cupra, Mazda, Skoda and VW. Brake disc part MD...
    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Continental to display new services and solutions
    German automotive supplier Continental has announced its participation at Automechanika Frankfurt from 13 to 17 September, according to a press release dated 1 August, saying that it will present aftermarket solutions such as SINDRI, the new, digital, direct vehicle acceptance tool for workshops, the virtual repair support service “Remote Expert,” among other workshop related services and products. According to the company, SINDRI, a tablet application, will showcase how digitalization en...
    Sensata-owned Schrader launches TPMS coverage for EVs
    Schrader, a brand of Sensata Technologies, and a global manufacturer of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for automotive, heavy vehicles and off-road vehicles, announced electric vehicle coverage for its programmable TPMS sensor line, EZ-sensor, according to a press release dated 31 August. The EZ-sensor, and its latest generation EZ-sensor GO are claimed to provide users with 70% EV coverage for national brands, the release added. The OE quality sensors cover some of the most popular E...
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