March 2024

We're Off to the Races!! Earn entries for the Race to Charlotte Promotion through April 30th!

20 Professional Technicians and their guests have the chance to win a VIP trip to Charlotte, North Carolina for the Big Race!. The trip dates are October 10th to the 14th, 2024. Don't forget, MyPlace4Parts users are entered automatically. Learn more at

May is The MacPherson Ride™ Month

New for 2024 - The MacPherson Ride May Promo

Stay tuned for more details on MyPlace4Parts

Hey Technicians - Do you have what it takes to become the Technician of the Year?

We're in search of this year's Best of the Best! Check out the video linked below to learn more about this incredible experience and what's in it for you.

2024 Technician of the Year Nominations are under way!

For more information, contact your Parts Supplier

2024 Scholarship Portal Closes on March 31st

Don't Wait, Apply Now!

Do you have employees or children furthering their education in the automotive aftermarket? Auto Value & Bumper to Bumper are once again sponsoring a handful of students for 2024. Scholarship applications are open now until March 31, 2024.

Contact with any questions!

Apply Here

Garage Gurus 2024 Scholarship Program

Garage Gurus is happy to announce the return of the Garage Gurus annual scholarship for students in the automotive service industry for the 2024 - 2025 school year!

Twelve scholarships worth $2,500 will be awarded to help support current or aspiring automotive technician students with their educational expenses.

Learn More Here

2024 Valvoline Global Operations Scholarship Program

Valvoline is pleased to announce the 2024 Valvoline Global Operations scholarship program. In celebration of the 5th Annual Mechanics Month and in observance of International Women’s Month, they are offering the below scholarship opportunities.

1) Ten $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a career in the automotive industry per the eligibility requirements.

2) Four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to female students pursuing a career in the automotive industry per the eligibility requirements.


Tekmetric’s all-in-one shop management platform makes it easy for Certified Service Centers to grow and cultivate lifelong customers. Tekmetric integrates seamlessly with MyPlace4Parts for even better and more efficient parts ordering and shop flow experience.

Don’t miss out on this Certified Service Center Special:

Save $50/month for your first 6 months on Tekmetric’s Scale Plan.

For more information, visit the website or the flyer attached here.

Aflac Policies Discount for Certified Service Centers

As a Certified Service Center, you can take advantage of our group's 20% discount with Aflac to help with expenses health insurance doesn't cover. If you have technicians, service advisors, office staff, or other employees they are all eligible to receive these discounts as an employee of a Certified Service Center. Please contact Brian Boland at or (216) 325-9060 or visit the website

We've Got You Covered With ASE Test Prep

Prepare for upcoming ASE tests and check out the training video below, presented by Jon Gardner with The Group Training Academy

ASE 101 Test Tips - A1 Thermostats - Click Here

Stay In The Know


An oil filter has ballooned on a four-cylinder engine. Technician A says a stuck closed oil filter bypass valve would cause this swelling. Technician B says a stuck open oil pressure valve would cause this swollen filter. Who is correct?

A) Technician A

B) Technician B

C) Both A and B

D) Neither A or B

View the answer. View explanation

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