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Strong partners make a strong aftermarket

Strong partners make a strong aftermarket

As incredibly difficult it has it has been to navigate the changeable business environment throughout this pandemic, as vaccination rates rise and bring the possibility of a sustained economic opening, new challenges will present themselves to the aftermarket. Andrew...

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Jobber Nation June/July 2021 print edition is here!

Jobber Nation June/July 2021 print edition is here!

The June/July 2021 issue of Jobber Nation includes great guidance for automotive aftermarket professionals on supply chain preparedness, how oil technology is shaping a cleaner future, what's new in lighting and wipers and more. READ THE DIGITAL EDITION Copies are on...

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Automotive scholarship deadline nearing

Applications for automotive scholarships funded by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and partner organizations are being accepted through March 31, 2021. Nearly 500 scholarships for the 2021-22 school year will be awarded to deserving students pursuing...

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U.S. sees record electric vehicle registrations

Electric vehicle (EV) registrations in the US in 2020 reached record market share of 1.8%, demonstrating increased consumer interest for electric vehicles, according to new analysis from IHS Markit. December 2020 also represented the highest monthly share for EV new...

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PPG: The world’s got the blues

Blue hues continue to grow in popularity, according to the PPG 2020 automotive colour popularity report. The optimistic colour climbed to 9% of global colour share – an increase from 2019, but white colours are still number one. The trend reinforces PPG’s 2019...

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Store design and COVID

Store design and COVID

Despite the effects that the pandemic has had on many aftermarket operations, a recent survey by NPD showed that do-it-yourself business is up markedly. This bodes well for shops with retail showrooms, but store design can have a real impact on performance. However,...

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