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    Valeo outlines its aftermarket window lift range
    Valeo has outlined its window lift portfolio saying that over the years it has expanded the range to address key market needs, according to a press release dated June 17. In 2023, Valeo launched 183 new references more recently in the spring of 2024, the company has released a further 184 references – covering key European vehicles. Valeo’s full window lift range includes more than 1900 references and covers over 230 million vehicles worldwide. Valeo says its window lifts are an easy-to-f...
    Shaftec Automotive expands portfolio with 17 new products
    Shaftec Automotive, a Birmingham, UK-based automotive remanufacturer, has added 17 new products to its portfolio that include 13 driveshafts, two brake calipers, one steering rack and one steering column, according to a press release by the UK aftermarket industry body, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation, dated June 10. The new products are all suitable for front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicles that run on petrol, diesel, electricity and liquified petr...
    Niterra expands aftermarket range with precious metal spark plugs
    Niterra, formerly called NGK Spark Plug, a Japan-based ignition and sensor specialist, announced that it has introduced four new precious metal spark plugs to its portfolio of NGK Independent Aftermarket (IAM) products, according to a press release dated May 28. Three of these are double precious metal items — a Laser Iridium product that offers superior ignition reliability, resistance to wear and optimal ignition performance. The other unit is a single precious metal upgrade. Th...
    SMP expands Variable Valve Timing program with new parts
    Standard Motor Products (SMP) announced that it has extended its Variable Valve Timing (VVT) program, which already boasts over 600 part numbers and adds new ones each month, according to a press release dated June 10. The Standard and Blue Streak-branded VVT components are designed and tested at SMP's Poland facility, incorporating design enhancements to correct original equipment (OE) flaws. The VVT program includes Sprockets, Solenoids, Oil Control Valves, and Blue Streak VVT Solenoid Kits...
    ZC Rubber unveils new EV tire range at Tire Cologne 2024
    Zhongce Rubber Group (ZC Rubber) has launched its latest electric vehicle tire lineup at The Tire Cologne 2024 event, according to a press release dated June 11. The range comprises three products, namely the WESTLAKE ZuperAce EV, WESTLAKE ZuperAce Z-007 EV Ready and GOODRIDE Solmax 1 EV Ready. These EV-specific tires are designed to enhance the EV driving experience and prioritize environmental sustainability. Technological features include Zuper-Silent technology for reduced tire noise, BPO...
    Holley Performance Brands unveils Terminator X Max EFI Kit for Ford Godzilla engines
    Holley Performance Brands, a US-based automotive aftermarket performance solutions company, has announced the launch of its Holley Terminator X Max electronic fuel injection (EFI) kit for the Ford Godzilla engine, according to a press release dated May 29. The kit is specifically designed for enthusiasts of classic muscle cars and trucks who wish to install the 7.3-litre Ford Godzilla engine. With the performance aftermarket seeing an increasing number of classic car and truck enthusiasts wan...
    UK Garage and Bodyshop Event: BM Catalysts to unveil new initiatives
    UK-based manufacturer of aftermarket emissions products, BM Catalysts, said it is gearing up to launch a dedicated garage campaign, including two new online platforms, at the ongoing UK Garage and Bodyshop Event taking place from June 5 to 6 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, according to a press release dated May 24. The company said this event will serve as the perfect platform to showcase its commitment to supporting the automotive aftermarket at all levels. At the event, attendees can expec...
    US-based Dynamic Friction Co. launches new brake caliper range
    US-based aftermarket braking solutions firm Dynamic Friction Co. (DFC) has announced the launch of its new line of brake calipers, according to a press release dated June 3. The company said its calipers are manufactured to the standards of the original equipment manufacturer and are guaranteed to meet or exceed the OEM’s strict standards for performance, drivability and durability. They are also 100% pressure tested to ensure reliability and long-lasting performance. The calipers come...
    Akebono expands its disc brake pad kits line
    North America’s Akebono Brake Corp., part of Japanese brake and friction material firm Akebono Brake Industry Co. Ltd., has announced that it has expanded its ProACT and severe duty ultra-premium disc brake pad line with nine new part numbers, according to a press release dated May 31. The company said premium stainless steel abutment hardware is included in the kits that require it. The company offers a complete listing of its applications for these parts and the rest of its product offeri...
    Goodyear expands Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 tire range
    Goodyear has announced that its premium all-season tire Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 is now available to a broader range of vehicles as the brand continues to invest in the growing market segment, according to a press release dated May 30. The company believes given the forecast increase in demand for all-season tires in Europe, it is strategically placed to strengthen its position with Vector 4Seasons Gen-3. The line extension will introduce 29 new stock-keeping units (SKUs), 17 of which are 1...
    Apollo Tyres expands Vredestein range with large sizes
    India's Apollo Tyres Ltd. announced that it has expanded its Vredestein range for premium and luxury sport utility vehicles (SUVs) with the introduction of the Pinza HT and larger sizes for the Ultrac Vorti i, according to a press release dated May 29. The Pinza HT, designed for premium SUVs, is now available in India in 16-18 inch sizes. The Ultrac Vorti i range has been enhanced with 21 and 22-inch variants for luxury SUVs. Apollo Tyres has marked a milestone as the Ultrac Vorti i is t...
    BM Catalysts rolls out new Gasoline Particulate Filters range
    UK-based manufacturer of aftermarket emissions products, BM Catalysts, has unveiled its Gasoline Particulate Filters (GPFs) range, according to a press release dated May 29. The first rollout includes six GPF part numbers, covering over 2.3 million vehicles. BM Catalysts is also launching four new catalytic converter references and 10 new pressure pipes in an effort to expand its existing product portfolio and introduce new categories. Commenting on the launch, Holly Brailsford, marketing ...
    Standard Motor Products expands range with 200 new part numbers
    Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP), a US-based aftermarket supplier of replacement parts, has announced the release of 200 new part numbers in its May announcement, which covers 60 different product categories and 75 part numbers for 2023 and 2024 model-year vehicles, according to a press release dated May 22. The latest release includes a significant expansion of SMP's advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) program, with the addition of 18 new Park Assist Cameras, covering 9 million impor...
    UK’s Klarius expands aftermarket range with 33 new parts
    Klarius Products, a UK-based manufacturer of aftermarket emissions-control components, announced that it has announced the expansion of its range with the addition of 33 new parts, including several specifically designed for the Kia Picanto, according to a press release dated May 22. The company says that the move positions Klarius as the first to offer such an extensive selection for this particular model. The Kia Picanto, first introduced in 2017, has become popular among urban and city dri...
    Lubrizol introduces new heavy duty lubricant
    Lubrizol Corp., the Berkshire Hathaway-owned specialty chemicals company based in the US, has announced the it has introduced Lubrizol CV9660, a low-SAPS (sulphated ash, phosphorus and sulfur) heavy duty lubricant technology, according to a press release dated May 20. The product aims to offer improved performance and a more streamlined solution for various viscosity profiles, the statement added. Designed to cater to the increasing demand for ACEA E8 lubricants in Europe, Lubrizol CV9660 is ...
    Borg Automotive expands range with AC compressor
    Borg Automotive, a Denmark-based automotive parts remanufacturer, announced that it has added a popular AC compressor for Dacia vehicles to its range, according to a press release dated May 17. The product adds eight vehicle applications to an already extensive lineup, the release added. According to the company, until now, workshops and dealers looking for an alternative to the standard compressor for the Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway (1.0 TCe from model year 2021) had a very limited cho...
    US-based dash cam firm Nextbase rolls out product update
    Nextbase, a US-based firm involved in automotive-based dash cam technology, has announced its first major over-the-air (OTA) update for the AI-powered, 4G internet of things (IoT)-connected iQ smart dash cam, select models of which sold out worldwide upon launch late in 2023, according to a press release dated May 20. The first of many planned updates, the latest versions of Nextbase iQ firmware and app add the much-anticipated Guardian Mode, which protects the vehicle when it is in use while...
    US-based suspension control firm JRi launches adjustable shock absorber kit
    JRi Shocks Inc., a US-based racing shock technology firm offering suspension control products for automotive street and racing applications, has announced the launch of its all-new 2024 Toyota Tacoma 2.0 Coil over 5-way adjustable shock line, according to a press release dated May 16. The new kits are available for 2024 Toyota Tacoma GEN 4 4x4s and can be purchased at jrishocks.com. The JRi front coil over shocks provide up to a 1.5-inch lift and allow the fitment for a 33-inch tall off-road ...
    Dana expands Spicer coverage for its ReadyShaft-branded driveshaft assemblies
    Dana Inc., the Ohio-based global supplier of drivetrain and propulsion systems, as well as aftermarket solutions, announced that it has expanded its line of Spicer ReadyShaft driveshafts with the addition of over 3,000 new part numbers, according to a press release dated May 14.  With these new numbers, Dana now offers over 13,000 active stock keeping units (SKUs) for its ReadyShaft program. Featuring a smart part numbering system, the Spicer ReadyShaft program is an innovative solution ...
    Canada’s Mevotech expands range with 188 new repair solutions
    Mevotech, a Canada-based engineering, designer and manufacturer of driveline, steering and suspension aftermarket parts, has announced the addition of 188 new part numbers, including 38 aftermarket firsts, according to a press release dated May 15. This recent addition expands Mevotech’s TTX, Supreme and Original Grade product catalogues and emphasizes the company’s dedication to introducing industry-firsts and engineered repair alternatives to the aftermarket, the statement added. Exten...
    ZF Aftermarket expands range with 36 new parts for US and Canada markets
    ZF Aftermarket has announced that it has launched 36 new part numbers for a variety of braking, suspension and transmission components for passenger cars in the United States and Canda aftermarket, according to a press release dated May 14. This includes 10 new part numbers for SACHS Continuous Damping Control (CDC) shock absorbers, bringing the total number launched this year to 60, the release added. The new parts are among the 185 new products that ZF Aftermarket has introduced for passeng...
    Dorman Products expands its aftermarket-exclusive repair solutions
    US based aftermarket supplier Dorman Products has announced the release of hundreds of new aftermarket automotive components and assemblies, according to a press release dated May 15. The company says some of its noteworthy releases include Dorman OE FIX-branded innovations such as an upgraded electronic throttle body for popular Chevrolet and GMC vehicles, featuring SensorShield, a shaft seal designed to prevent the intrusion of contaminants that can sometimes cause the failure of the factor...
    Magneti Marelli Parts & Services showcases range of lighting spare parts
    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, has outlined its comprehensive range of original quality lighting systems, developed by Marelli Automotive Lighting, according to a press release dated April 30. The range has over 5,000 references, nearly 3,000 of which are for the Italian market, the release added. According to the company, the product line ...
    Standard Motor Products expands Cam and Crank sensor program
    Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP), a US-based aftermarket supplier of replacement parts, has announced the expansion of its Camshaft and Crankshaft Position Sensor program with late-model coverage for import and domestic vehicles, according to a press release dated May 6. The company said its Cam and Crank Sensors are engineered for accuracy, speed and durability to help keep vehicles operating as designed and last. The Standard and Blue Streak-branded Cam and Crank Sensor program features c...
    Dana outlines rear semifloat aftermarket axles for Jeep vehicles
    Dana Inc., the Ohio, US-based global supplier of drivetrain and propulsion systems as well as aftermarket solutions, outlined its new Ultimate Dana 60 rear semifloat axles saying that they provide Jeep owners with a direct-fit, bolt-in upgrade solution, according to a press release dated May 1. “To get the most out of their vehicles, Jeep owners should consider axle upgrades. Understanding the differences between semi-floating axles and full-floating axles can help enthusiasts make decision...
    Porsche outlines accessories range for its models
    Porsche has outlined its accessories portfolio for its models, saying that its portfolio allows models that have already been delivered to be customized while staying true to the brand with the product and retrofit options, according to a press release dated May 2. The company said all products under Porsche Accessories are tailored to the customers’ requirements and individual life style, and the vehicle warranty remains in full effect. The Porsche Accessories product program currentl...
    Eberspaecher launches Breezonic air-conditioning system for retrofitting
    Eberspaecher, a German automotive supplier of thermal-management systems and automotive control components for original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket, has launched auxiliary air-conditioning systems under the Breezonic range that allow customers to relax in caravans and recreational vehicles all year round, according to a press release dated May 2. The systems have user-friendly operating elements — from app to touch panel — that allow flexible control. The new Breezonic pro...
    Holley introduces Bluetooth capability for its Electronic Fuel Injection system
    Holley Performance Brands, a US-based automotive aftermarket performance solutions company, has announced the addition of a Bluetooth module for its Sniper 2 Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) conversion ecosystem, according to a press release dated April 30. The next-generation technology brings greater affordability and accessibility to the easy-to-install, self-tuning EFI system that allows classic cars and trucks with carburetors to run like modern vehicles. The new Sniper 2 Bluetooth module...
    India’s Uno Minda launches C80 trumpet horn for the aftermarket
    Uno Minda, a Indian tier 1 supplier of automotive solutions to original equipment manufacturers, has announced the launch of a range of trumpet horns, named C80, for the Indian aftermarket, according to a press release dated April 29. Uno Minda’s Ultimo C80 premium trumpet horn comes with a one-year warranty and is priced at 1,080 rupees (about $12.95). It is available at all leading online and offline retail stores including Uno Minda Kart, Amazon and Flipkart, the company said. The tec...
    Mainland China-based ZC Rubber showcases construction tire portfolio at INTERMAT 2024
    Zhongce Rubber Group (ZC Rubber), a mainland China-based tire manufacturer, has announced that it recently presented its construction tire range at the INTERMAT 2024 in Paris from April 24 to 27, according to a press release dated April 29. The company showcased a wide variety of products including tires from its Westlake & Tianli ranges and tracks from its Yonggu range. INTERMAT is held every three years, and 2024's edition had over 1,000 exhibitors offering their products to the ...
    UK’s Klarius Products offers new parts for the Mini Cooper
    Klarius Products, a UK-based manufacturer of aftermarket emissions-control components, announced that it has broadened its catalog of aftermarket emissions components with the addition of 44 new parts to its range, according to a press release dated April 29. Among the highlights is an exhaust system designed for the Mini Cooper. The company said that since its debut in the late 1950s, the Mini Cooper has had a large cultural impact and the redesigned, BMW-manufactured Mini Cooper contin...
    Aftermarket firm Trico launches wipers for MG and Haval vehicles for Australian market
    Aftermarket supplier Trico has announced the launch of an extensive range of wiper blades and arms for direct fitment to Haval and MG vehicles for the Australian automotive aftermarket, according to a press release dated Apr. 24. The company has observed that the Haval and MG vehicle brands are experiencing enormous sales growth across the country, meaning that more of these vehicles will be visiting automotive service centres and re-sellers to replace these safety-enhancing consumable vehicl...
    Standard Motor Products expands range with 268 new products
    Standard Motor Products, Inc. has announced the introduction of 268 new part numbers in its April new number announcement, according to a press release dated Apr. 23, adding that this release provides new coverage in 75 distinct product categories and 80 part numbers for 2023 and 2024 model-year vehicles. The company says its coverage meets the needs of growing demand of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Thirteen Park Assist Sensors have been added, offering new coverage for import vehi...
    Transtar Industries expands product line with original equipment recycled engines
    Transtar Industries has announced that it has added original equipment (OE) recycled engines in addition to its expansive line of OE recycled transmissions and transfer cases to its product offering, according to a press release dated Apr. 23. Over the past six months, Transtar says it has significantly increased its product offering to respond to the evolving needs of auto repair shops. The engines are priced and graded based on part condition and mileage. Products can be purchased on www...
    Denso expands its aftermarket rotating electrics range
    Denso announced that it has launched 27 starters and 22 alternators, linked to 491 original equipment part numbers, to its aftermarket range, according to a press release dated April 3. The company said the additions significantly increase the scope for the European service and repair sector to supply and fit premium quality replacement components, with the performance and reliability that its parts offer. Addressing the passenger car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) sectors, these ...
    Goodyear launches next generation of Dunlop all-season tire
    Goodyear announced that its brand Dunlop has launched its next generation of all-season tires, according to a press release dated April 11. The Dunlop All Season 2 has been developed to compete in the value segment of the all-season market, projected to grow by an estimated 2% to 3% each year between 2023 and 2028, according to the release. The new All Season 2 is designed to fit a range of modern vehicles, such as popular city cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Supply began in February,...
    Lumileds launches new Philips Xperion 3000 under-bonnet LED light
    Lumileds, a France-based manufacturer of original equipment manufacturer and aftermarket automotive lighting and accessories, has announced the launch of the latest version of the Philips Xperion 3000 range of work lamps, according to a press release dated April 4. The Philips Xperion 3000 Under-bonnet LED light is designed to offer a powerful, bright light and be super flexible, handy and easy to operate, the release added. The light provides 1,000 lumens of light with a wide beam angle of 1...
    NexaMotion Group continues its product offering expansion in Fort Worth, Texas
    Transtar Industries, a company from the NexaMotion Group, a US-based company offering solutions to simplify complex vehicle repair, has announced a new location that will carry an extended product offering, according to a press release dated April 16. In addition to transmission and driveline-related products, general repair product lines are now available at Transtar's branch in Fort Worth, Texas, the company said. This development follows a similar expansion at four other Transtar locations...
    Magneti Marelli Parts & Services outlines range of A/C solutions for workshops
    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, has outlined its range of A/C system recharging and maintenance stations called Alaska, which is also suitable for electric and hybrid vehicles, according to a press release dated April 2. The company believes summers can often come without warning, forcing drivers to start using their air conditioning again, ...
    Delphi outlines aftermarket solutions for hydrogen vehicles
    Delphi, a brand of PHINIA Inc. and a provider of automotive parts and solutions, has outlined its aftermarket solutions for hydrogen vehicles, which includes advanced parts, specialized training and diagnostics, according to a press release dated April 8.  The company believes hydrogen has emerged as a leading candidate for clean combustion thanks to its high energy content in the switch to alternative fuels. It says as the world grapples with the pressing need to reduce carbon emissions...
    AccuAir Suspension is now available at Mopar dealers
    AccuAir Suspension, maker of next-generation on- and off-road air suspension control products, announced that it has partnered with Mopar to offer the AccuAir Dynamic Suspension Jeep line at 2700 Mopar dealerships nationwide through the Mopar affiliate program, according to a press release dated April 4. This line includes the Jeep JK, JL and JT models, and the new kits can lift vehicles up to 4 inches and clear 37-inch tires easily, the company said. AccuAir said its kits are ...
    Philips launches GoPure GP5212 automotive air purifier
    Lumileds, a lighting solutions company, has announced the launch of the Philips GoPure GP5212 Automotive Air Purifier for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, according to a press release dated April 5. GoPure GP5212 effectively filters out airborne allergens including pollen and mold that can pass through the cabin filters typically found in vehicles. Standard cabin air filters typically trap particulates of 5-100 microns. The Philips GoPure GP5212 can filter particles as smal...
    UK-based GSF Car Parts outlines range of rotating electrics
    GSF Car Parts, a UK-based supplier of car parts to the independent aftermarket, announced that it is offering support to motorists impacted by the cold weather with its extensive range of economically priced rotating electrics, according to a press release dated March 26. Studies conducted by Borg Automotive and Linköbing University show that in 2023, the aftermarket manufacturer sold 60% of all starters and alternators in the UK between the months of October 2022 and March 2023. Much of the...
    Continental launches digital tire management app ContiConnect Lite
    Continental has launched ContiConnect Lite, a new app version for digital tire management, according to a press release dated March 20. ContiConnect Lite creates a bridge between tire sensors and professional tire management, and offers a free-of-charge gateway to selected ContiConnect features. It can now be used on tires with an integrated Gen2 sensor. Since 2024, Continental has been delivering its off-the-road (OTR) radial tires with a Bluetooth-enabled sensor ex factory. “Digital tire ...
    Delphi expands its steering and suspension range
    Delphi has outlined its range of steering and suspension (S&S) systems that offer vehicle stability, control and safety, according to a press release dated March 17. The company plans to launch a new-to-range program that will see the addition of over 1,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) annually in 2024, 2025, and 2026. This means more than 180 million vehicles in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region will be covered. From April 2024, the company plans to add more than 700 new part ...
    Akebono Brake Corp. launches new fleet-focused product line
    Akebono Brake Corp. has announced the release of a new product line: Akebono Severe Duty Ultra-Premium Fleet Brake Pads, according to a press release dated March 28. The company said its fleet-focused Severe Duty Ultra-Premium brake pads are engineered to redefine performance standards in the demanding realm of severe-duty applications. Aimed at vehicles such as police and emergency vehicles, tow trucks, delivery fleets, or construction vehicles, the brake pads have been designed with meti...
    Standard Motor Products announces 123 new part numbers
    Standard Motor Products (SMP) has announced the introduction of 123 new part numbers with coverage in 53 distinct product categories and 47 part numbers for 2023 and 2024 model year vehicles, according to a press release dated March 27. Some of the new parts that have been added include its Fuel Injection Program, which has been expanded with eight gasoline direct injection high-pressure fuel pumps and kits, with its line of Variable Valve Timing (VVT) components also increasing in numbe...
    Standard Motor Products-owned Pollak launches trailer connectors and accessories
    Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP), a US-based aftermarket supplier of replacement parts, has announced the introduction of Pollak's new line of trailer connectors, adapters and accessories, according to a press release dated March 25. The Pollak line of precision-engineered trailer connectors, adapters, extensions and accessories have been specifically designed for towing with light-duty and medium-duty trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). The Pollak Trailer Connector program is ma...
    ZF Aftermarket expands TRW brake booster & master cylinder product lines
    ZF Aftermarket has announced that it has expanded its parts offerings for vehicles in the United States and Canada, adding 80 new listings to its TRW and SACHS branded portfolios, according to a press release dated Mar. 19. The latest additions expand coverage to more than 5 million vehicles in operation. New braking products include 31 different part numbers for TRW brake boosters and master cylinders for 2.7 million vehicles in operation, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen br...
    Standard Motor Products expands Oil Filter Housing Kit program
    Standard Motor Products Inc., a US-based aftermarket supplier of replacement parts, has announced the expansion of its line of Oil Filter Housing Kits, according to a press release dated March 12. The company said the Standard Oil Filter Housing Kits feature design improvements over the original equipment (OE) units, are application-specific, not universal and come completely assembled from the factory for a drop-in solution. According to the company, OE oil filter housings, such as those on ...
    HL Mando reaches milestone of making suspensions for over 200 million vehicles
    HL Mando, a South Korea-based global car parts manufacturer specializing in car suspension, announced that it has recently manufactured suspensions for 200 million vehicles, according to a press release dated March 14. The company said it was the first to manufacture automotive suspensions domestically in South Korea in 1972, and the reaching of the 200 million milestone is the result of its supplying car parts to various automobile manufacturers, including Hyundai Motors. There are t...
    BM Catalysts expands range with addition of 22 new part numbers
    UK-based manufacturer of aftermarket emissions products, BM Catalysts, has announced that with the vehicle parc growing year over year, the company continues to expand its range to meet demand, and has recently added 22 new part numbers covering 145 vehicle fitments, according to a press release dated March 13. The company said the range expansion has grown its vehicle parc coverage by over 2 million vehicles. Of these new additions, seven references are manufactured to meet Euro 6 emissions ...
    ZF Aftermarket launches new Lemförder chassis parts for EVs
    ZF Aftermarket has announced that it is offering an extensive range of chassis components for cars, vans and trucks under its Lemförder brand, according to a press release dated March 13. About 50 vehicle manufacturers worldwide use chassis parts from ZF for their cars with many electric cars also equipped with ZF components. The company said it provides vehicle workshops with spare parts that correspond exactly to the specifications of those of original equipment. With regular new listings,...
    Tenneco-owned DRiV to expand product coverage in the Americas
    DRiV, the aftermarket and ride-performance division of Tenneco, announced that it has introduced 181 new part numbers across its portfolio of leading brands during the first two months of 2024, according to a press release dated March 8. From January through February, the company introduced new part numbers in North America, which will provide millions of additional repair occasions across five of its leading brands. These parts are from its wide range of brands that include Monroe Shocks and...
    Magneti Marelli Parts & Services outlines its range of spark plugs and glow plugs
    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, has outlined its range of spark plugs and preheating glow plugs capable of meeting the needs of more than 96% of the European circulating park, according to a press release dated March 7. The company said while much attention is now focused on the transition to electric mobility, the majority of...
    US lubricant-maker Amsoil launches new synthetic motor oil
    Amsoil, a US corporation that primarily formulates and packages synthetic lubricants, fuel additives and filters, announced that it has added a new 0W-40 viscosity to its original equipment (OE) 100% Synthetic Motor Oil line, according to a press release dated March 1. This new OE 0W-40 is primarily for newer RAM HD trucks equipped with the 6.4-liter Hemi engine. The motor oil is specifically designed to deliver maximum wear protection, fuel economy and emissions control for the lon...
    ZF Aftermarket launches sensors for driver assistance systems for commercial vehicles
    ZF Aftermarket has announced the introduction of sensors for commercial vehicle applications on the independent aftermarket for the first time under its Wabco brand, according to a press release dated Feb. 28. The sensors are the front camera for the OnLaneALERT lane-departure warning system and the radar sensor for the OnGuardACTIVE automatic emergency braking system. ZF Aftermarket said it provides these spare parts in original equipment (OE) specification and quality for many DAF and ...
    Israel-based SaverOne launches new pilot project in the US
    SaverOne, an Israeli technology company engaged in transportation safety solutions, announced that it has launched a new pilot project in the US with Motor Supply Inc., according to a press release dated Feb. 22. Motor Supply is a trucking company based in Columbia, SC. SaverOne's System was installed on a portion of Motor Supply's fleet of 16 trucks. The pilot is expected to run over a period of 12 months and, if successful, potentially expand to the rest of the fleet and any futur...
    Germany’s Rotary launches new pit lift model
    Rotary, a Germany-based maker of hydraulic vehicle lifts and wheel service products, and part of automotive equipment company Vehicle Service Group (VSG), announced the launch of the Portal Lift 17 Vario, a new suspended pit lift in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to a press release dated Feb. 28. The Portal Lift 17 Vario joins Rotary's Blitz Series and has been engineered for heavy-duty use, with a capacity of 17 metric tons. Developed with a long-standing and innovative lift t...
    Hankook launches winter tire in the US for enhanced ice control and snow safety
    South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire & Technology Co. has announced the latest update to its winter product line with the Winter i*cept iZ3 tire in the US, according to a press release dated Feb. 23. Engineered to deliver durability and improved performance in snow and ice, the Winter i*cept iZ3 is designed for compact and full-size sedans, while the i*cept iZ3 X is designed for the sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment, the release added. “For many Americans, winter driving can be...
    Bosch expands workshop range with replacement parts for A/C systems
    German automotive supplier Bosch said that it is expanding its workshop offering with A/C components to cover the repair needs of A/C systems, according to a press release dated Feb. 6. The company has so far offered fully automatic A/C service units and accessories for the maintenance of A/C systems in vehicles. With A/C compressors and condensers for vehicles from most European manufacturers, the new range of replacement parts initially includes two key wear parts for the A/C system. In the...
    Stellantis-owned Eurorepar launches its new Reliance AllSeason tire
    Eurorepar, the Stellantis Group’s multibrand range of automobile products (spare parts, accessories, tires, oils, consumables, etc.), announced that it has launched an all-weather, all-season tire called the Reliance AllSeason, according to a press release dated Feb. 5. The tire is designed to fit most models on the market and suits almost all conditions, the release added. The tire has an asymmetrical design that offers a smooth ride in the rain, with wide grooves to expel water and reduce...
    Dorman outlines new light- and heavy-duty aftermarket parts
    Dorman Products, a US-based aftermarket supplier of original equipment (OE) dealer-exclusive parts, announced that it has released more than 200 new motor vehicle and heavy-duty truck repair solutions in February alone, according to a press release dated Feb. 15. The new products represent millions of new sales opportunities for automotive and heavy-duty parts distributors, retailers and repair shops, reinforcing Dorman’s position as the premier go-to source for technicians and dedicated DIYer...
    Philips launches GoPure GP5611 automotive air purifier
    Philips has launched the GoPure GP5611, an advanced automotive air purifier that fits in most vehicle cup holders, according to a press release dated Feb. 12. The device is USB powered and said to be "whisper-quiet." It filters the cabin air with three technologies: A Philips SaniFilter Plus filter, a HESAMax filtration cartridge and a powerful UVC light. The SaniFilter Plus filter captures bacteria and respiratory viruses, as well as airborne allergens including pollen, dust mites, m...
    DENSO expands aftermarket alternator and starter references range
    DENSO, a supplier of original equipment sensors to vehicle manufacturers worldwide, has announced that it has introduced additional alternator and starter references to its aftermarket range, according to a press release dated Feb. 7. These additions are solely for passenger car applications, with three alternators and fourteen starters, catering for references linked to 242 OE part numbers, covering 2,219 models and almost 63 million vehicles, the majority of which are for European manufactu...
    Motorcar Parts of America expands Quality-Built brake-related product part numbers
    Motorcar Parts of America (MPA), a US-based remanufacturer, manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts has announced that it has introduced expanded product coverage for its Quality-Built-branded brake pad and brake rotor program, with more than 20 new part numbers covering an additional 7 million vehicles in operation, according to a press release dated Feb. 12. The new part numbers are offered through QB, Quality-Built and Quality-Built Black Series brands powered by MPA, ...
    DENSO expands aftermarket thermostat offering for Europe
    DENSO, a leading supplier of original equipment sensors to vehicle manufacturers worldwide, has introduced a comprehensive range of thermostats designed to meet the needs of the European aftermarket, according to a press release dated Feb. 7. The range includes 302 part numbers, covering 80% of the European car parc, and is claimed to be manufactured to strict original equipment specifications. The thermostats are available in four types, including conventional, insert, housing and MAP contro...
    Standard Motor Products expands its emission control program
    Standard Motor Products Inc., a US-based aftermarket supplier of replacement parts, has announced that it has expanded its comprehensive Emission Control program, according to a press release dated Feb. 7. The program includes evaporative emission control (EVAP), exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), and positive crankcase ventilation emission control systems. With more than 3,500 part numbers, Standard says it offers the most complete program in the industry, with everything needed for a complete re...
    General Motors makes some OnStar features standard in 2025 vehicles
    General Motors (GM) is making some of OnStar's most popular features standard in all 2025 vehicles, including the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac, according to a press release dated Feb. 2. Starting with the 2025 model year, every customer who buys a new vehicle will get Automatic Crash Response, remote vehicle commands, and navigation and voice assistance features at no additional cost above the vehicle purchase price. OnStar One Essentials, a new package, brings together these features i...
    Dorman releases fifth edition of its OE Fix Guide
    Dorman Products (Dorman), a US-based aftermarket supplier of original equipment (OE) dealer-exclusive parts, has announced the release of the OE Fix Guide Vol. 5, its award-winning publication highlighting its most innovative automotive repair solutions designed to help mechanics make faster, longer-lasting repairs, according to a press release dated Feb. 5. The company said this year’s 32-page magazine builds on Dorman’s successful previous editions, which have won awards from the Conten...
    Automechanika New Delhi: ZF Aftermarket showcases product range
    ZF Aftermarket has announced that it is continuing its expansion in India, and the country has become a hub for its brand TRW's shock absorber manufacturing expertise through its manufacturing facility in the region, according to a press release dated Feb. 1. The company, which has introduced TRW shock absorbers, brake pads and brake discs, in line with its "Make in India" for India commitment, said it is now focused on fortifying its TRW shock absorber manufacturing capabilities in India w...
    ZF unveils smart seatbelt technology
    ZF Passive Safety Systems has developed a new seatbelt system that can adapt to the size and weight of vehicle occupants in the event of an accident, it said in a press release dated Jan. 30. The core of the technology is called Multi-Stage Load Limiter (MSLL), which is responsible for the individual system adjustment. This technology allows for more flexibility in belt forces, reducing the consequences of accidents for all occupants. The approach of this technology lies in the individual con...
    New Premium Guard Select Transmission Filter Kits offer easy, reliable installation solution
    Premium Guard Industries (PGI) has launched a new series of transmission filter kits called Premium Guard Select Transmission Filter Kits, a PR Newswire release stated Jan. 30. These kits are designed to provide easy-to-use, "first fit" solutions for installers. Unlike conventional aftermarket transmission filter kits, the new series features an original equipment (OE)-style reusable gasket made of high-grade steel and coated with high-quality NBR rubber. The new kits are packaged in a f...
    Dorman Products expands motor vehicle parts offerings with 325 new releases
    Dorman Products Inc. has announced 325 new motor vehicle parts for January 2024, representing millions of sales opportunities for distributors, retailers and repair shops, according to a company press release dated Jan. 22. The new releases include an innovative Dorman OE Fix transmission oil cooler bypass valve designed to optimize cooler and transmission performance, and provide a more permanent repair. The aftermarket-exclusive product provides coverage for approximately 1.5...
    ZF Aftermarket expands portfolio to support e-mobility transformation
    ZF Aftermarket, a division of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, announced the expansion of its portfolio of products and services to support its customers in their transformation journey, a company press release said Jan. 18. The company had recently launched a new range of repair solutions for electric drivelines, including Electric Axle Drive Repair Kits, and has doubled its range of E-Fluids for hybrid and electric vehicles in Europe. The new E-Fluids, ZF Lifeguard Hybrid 3 and 4, and ZF Lifegua...
    Ford Pro offers more vehicle insights and control with expanded features
    Ford Pro, the commercial division within Ford Motor Co., has unveiled several new and improved software and technology features to give fleet managers more insight about and control over how their commercial vehicles are operated to manage fleet risk, according to a press release dated Jan. 25. Ford Pro’s commercial solutions pull connected vehicle data and integrate it into the Ford Pro Intelligence platform to give fleet managers a new level of insight about and control over vehicles on t...
    ZF Aftermarket introduced over 770 new parts in 2023
    ZF Aftermarket announced that it has launched more than 770 new products for passenger cars in 2023 for an additional 158.2 million vehicles in operation. In a press release dated Jan. 16, the company said it is delivering a broad range of aftermarket product and services that draw on the strengths of ZF Group’s leading original equipment (OE) technologies to support internal combustion, hybrid, fully electric and semi-automated vehicles. ZF products include some longstanding brands includi...
    Australia’s CoolDrive expands Ignite range of headlight replacement bulbs
    Australian aftermarket distributor CoolDrive Auto Parts announced that it has expanded its range with new replacement bulbs from Ignite that are produced to original equipment manufacturer specifications to offer superior performance and reliability, according to a press release dated Jan. 16. The bulbs are manufactured on the same production line used for leading vehicle manufacturers, which ensures the highest level of excellence through ISO/IATF quality management systems. Ignite’s headl...
    ZF debuts driver assistance technologies on Nikola hydrogen fuel-cell electric truck
    ZF and Nikola Corp. have announced that ZF’s OnGuardMAX and OnSideALERT will be on Nikola’s hydrogen fuel-cell electric truck, which is in production and being delivered to customers, according to a press release dated Jan. 17. This is the first application of these driver assistance technologies on a commercial vehicle produced for the North American market. “We’re pleased to partner with Nikola to integrate these critical safety technologies into their new zero-emission truck and in...
    CoolDrive Auto Parts announces expansion of Bremtec Brakes hydraulics range
    Australian aftermarket distributor CoolDrive Auto Parts has announced that Bremtec Brakes recently introduced a new range of hydraulics, which are now available through CoolDrive Auto Parts, according to a press release dated Jan. 8. The new Trade-Line-branded hydraulics build upon Bremtec Brakes’ trusted reputation of offering reliability and high-quality brake components for efficient and safe braking, the company said. Hydraulics play a crucial role in the functioning of a vehicle’s...
    Delphi expands braking range in the UK
    Delphi has unveiled its latest first-to-market braking releases in the UK, with parts now available for several new Nissan, Renault and Fiat models, according to a release dated Jan. 8 from the UK aftermarket industry body Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Brake drums and shoes, once a staple in automotive braking systems, are seeing a comeback in some vehicle segments and feature heavily in Delphi’s latest rollout. “Brake drums had largely taken a back seat in favo...
    SiriusXM Connect launches ACN+ safety technology for automakers across North America
    SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services Inc. (SiriusXM Connect), a subsidiary of SiriusXM Holdings Inc. and a provider of connected products and services to vehicle manufacturers, has announced an expansion of its Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (ACN+) safety technology in partnership with RapidSOS, an intelligent safety company, according to a press release dated Jan. 11. ACN+ powered by RapidSOS provides emergency response by digitally delivering critical incident and vehicle crash data t...
    Napa Truck launches aftermarket exhaust temperature sensors
    Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer Napa Truck has released its new range of exhaust temperature sensors for commercial vehicles, according to a press release by UK aftermarket industry body, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), dated Jan. 9. Exhaust temperature sensors are a vital component of a vehicle’s exhaust system, maintaining optimal temperatures and keeping emissions low. Napa Truck Exhaust Temperature Sensors are precision-made for an exceptionally rel...
    CES 2024: Goodyear introduces EV tire ElectricDrive 2
    At Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has unveiled the latest tire in the ElectricDrive family, The Goodyear ElectricDrive 2, an all-season electric vehicle tire enhanced with sustainable materials, improved rolling resistance and long-lasting tread life to maximize drivers’ EV performance, according to a press release dated Jan. 9. The new ElectricDrive 2 is the latest step in Goodyear’s sustainability maturity and contains at least 50% sustainable m...
    VinFast appoints new dealerships to expand retail presence in the US
    Vietnamese electric-vehicle maker VinFast has appointed new dealerships to expand its retail presence in the US, the company announced Jan. 2. VinFast said that it has officially signed agreements with five dealers in four states across the country. The company has plans to further expand its dealership network to 125 outlets across the US in the future. In addition to its newly appointed dealerships, the carmaker currently operates in the US with 13 retail stores and service centers in Calif...
    Japan’s KYB launches environmentally friendly hydraulic fluid for shock absorbers
    KYB Corp., a Japan-based company engaged in the manufacture and sale of hydraulic equipment and hydraulic shock absorbers, announced the launch of SustainaLub, an environmentally friendly shock absorber hydraulic fluid that eliminates the environmental risks associated with petroleum, according to a press release dated Jan. 2. SustainaLub is a sustainable product that is both carbon-neutral and recyclable, and full release to the market is planned for 2026, the release added. The company beli...
    Yokohama Rubber introduces Advan dB V553 tire
    The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has introduced its newest tire, the Advan dB V553, a premium comfort tire that promises a superbly quiet ride throughout its useful lifespan, according to a press release dated Dec. 26, 2023. The tire will be launched in Japan and Asian markets from February 2024, with sizes ranging from 22545R2195W to 15565R1475H. The Advan dB V553 is a successor to the Advan dB V552, which was unveiled in 2017 and highly regarded for its quietness. The new tire was develope...
    CES 2024: Volkswagen integrates ChatGPT into its vehicles
    Volkswagen has announced that it will present the first vehicles where the AI-based chatbot ChatGPT is integrated into its Ida voice assistant, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 electronics trade fair held from Jan. 9 to 12, according to a press release dated Jan. 8. In future, customers will have seamless access to the constantly growing AI database in all Volkswagen models equipped with the Ida voice assistant and have researched content read out to them while driving, the release...
    Optronics unveils energy-efficient heated lights for commercial vehicles
    Optronics, a US-based manufacturer of LED lighting products, has introduced a new line of heated lamps designed specifically for commercial vehicles operating in northern climates with harsh winters, according to a press release dated Dec. 15, 2023. The new TLL75 Series LED flood beam work lights and STL13 Series 4-inch round LED stop, turn and tail lights feature a unique heating technology that only comes on when necessary, reducing energy consumption and prolonging the lifespan of the lamp...
    Hot Shot’s Secret announces new distribution of anti-gel fuel booster
    Leading US-based lubricant and additives supplier Hot Shot's Secret has announced the launch of its EDT+ Winter Defense product, according to a press release dated Jan. 4. The product, which is a year-round additive that includes a cetane booster, a lubricity additive, an injector cleaner and fuel stabilizer chemicals, improves the fuel system's winter performance and protection. The product was a recipient of the Motor Top 20 Award 2023 for product innovation. It offers the benefits of ...
    Standard Motor Products expands Gasoline Fuel Injection program offering
    Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) announced that it continues to expand its aftermarket-leading Gasoline Fuel Injection program, according to a press release dated Jan. 4. With more than 2,100 part numbers, Standard offers the most complete program in the industry, including everything needed for a complete repair. Standard's complete Fuel Injection program features over 1,100 all-new, not remanufactured, Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), Multi-Port Fuel Injection (MFI) and Throttle Body Inje...
    CES 2024: Valeo to present Ineez Air Charging solution for wireless EV charging
    Valeo has announced that it will showcase the Valeo Ineez Air Charging solution at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 from Jan. 8 to 12, 2024, in Las Vegas. The company said its solution reinforces its position in the charging station market with an efficient and lightweight solution to recharge the vehicle inductively, without any charge cable. The company believes the electric vehicles market is growing fast, and recharge solutions are starting to be a key differentiation factor and ...
    Denso to showcase retail solutions with microlocation technology at NRF 2024
    Denso, a leading mobility supplier, has announced that it will exhibit at National Retail Federation (NRF) Show 2024 in New York City from Jan. 14–16, where it will showcase cutting-edge automotive technologies applied to the retail world, according to a press release dated Jan. 3. Denso experts will showcase the company's microlocation technology, which automakers currently use to offer hands-free and secure vehicle access to users through their smartphone. The team will provide a live dem...
    Continental's new tire management solution streamlines fleet maintenance for greater fuel efficiency
    Continental has introduced a new entry-level solution for fleets to digitally manage their tires, according to a press release dated Dec. 19, 2023. The solution involves a valve cap sensor that is attached to the tire valve of buses, trucks or trailers. The sensor measures tire pressure in real time and transmits the data to Continental's tire management platform. This allows fleet operators to optimize maintenance intervals and extend the operating times of their vehicles, leading to greater fu...
    Aisin and SPK commence sale of power back door kits in Japan
    Japan-based SPK Co. Ltd and Aisin Corp. have announced that they have jointly developed a power back door kit for the Toyota Yaris Cross, and the companies launched it as an exclusive SPK product on Dec. 12, 2023, according to a press release dated Dec. 11, 2023. This product electrically opens and closes the back door by operating the in-car switch or wireless key. It also has a function to adjust the automatic stop position of the back door at any height and a function to stop at any height...
    Opus IVS extends ADAS diagnostics support
    Opus IVS, a US-based firm involved in diagnostics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) calibration, programming and on-demand remote expert support, has announced the launch of Giotto software's latest iteration — release 22.0, which comes integrated into the company’s DriveSafe and DrivePro products, according to a press release dated Dec. 20. The newly enhanced Giotto release offers first-to-market comprehensive support for model year (MY) 2024 vehicles, along with advan...
    Australia's Cooldrive expands range with lithium batteries for heavy-duty applications
    Australian automotive aftermarket parts distributor CoolDrive Auto Parts has announced that it has expanded its HULK Professional Series with the addition of lithium batteries, according to a press release dated December 14. The three models available - 100Ah, 100Ah Slimline, and 200Ah - are claimed to offer superior life cycles compared to other brands of lithium batteries and can last up to 60% longer than conventional lead batteries. The advanced Battery Management System (BMS) ensure...
    ZF Aftermarket expands product line with new shocks for BMW models
    ZF Aftermarket announced the expansion of its product line in the US and Canadian market with the addition of 16 new SACHS Continuous Damping Control (CDC) part numbers for BMW 5, 6, and 7 models, according to a press release dated December 13. The company plans to release additional CDC part numbers in the first-quarter of 2024. The CDC electronic damper system has been in large-scale original equipment production since the mid-2000s and is now available in the aftermarket. ZF has produced o...
    Garrett Motion launches online marketplace for racing enthusiasts
    Garrett Motion, a Switzerland-based autoparts-maker and provider of turbocharging, electric boosting and automotive software solutions, announced that it has launched an online marketplace called Garrett Marketplace for racing enthusiasts, according to a press release dated Dec. 11. The platform is designed to provide direct access to the company's engineering prowess and offer a seamless shopping experience for performance and racing enthusiasts, the release added. Garrett Marketplace i...
    Canada’s Mevotech expands range with 138 new repair solutions
    Mevotech, a Canada-based engineering, designer and manufacturer of driveline, steering and suspension aftermarket parts, has announced the addition of 138 new part numbers in December, according to a press release dated Dec. 7. Mevotech is known for innovative and patented steering, suspension and wheel end repair solutions. Significance: The latest release builds on Mevotech’s aim to ensure product durability with more engineered improvements to address common failure modes with the origin...
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