September 2023

H.R 906 The REPAIR Act Earns Committee Hearing  Learn more here 

Call to Action: Document Barriers to Repair Here

Auto Value & Bumper to Bumper Talk Right to Repair to Texas Rep's Office.

Right to Repair is and remains one of our industry's most crucial and important issues. We look forward to the REPAIR Act's open communication and continued support.

Alaskan Adventure Cruise Promotion Sets Sail!

During the months of September, October, and November, professional technicians can win a trip of a lifetime to the Last Frontier during the 2023 Alaskan Adventure Cruise Sweepstakes promotion. You will receive an entry with every $150 invoice. MyPlace4Parts users earn automatic entries with each qualifying purchase. An additional $45,000 in ancillary prizes is also up for grabs. Whale, what are you waiting for?! Earn entries through MyPlace4Parts today!

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The Benefits of Allowing Customers to Schedule Appointments Online

When we get pushback from customers about using an integrated online scheduler it usually comes down to control. They don’t want to give it up. In this blog we focus on three big benefits that should make them willing to give up that “control” – and that a high-quality scheduler enables them to almost fully control their schedule by programming it once and letting it roll.

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Educating Clients with Autoflow and MotoVisuals' animated videos

Knowledge is an integral part of every consumer’s decision, and it’s hard to be knowledgeable about the increasingly technical aspects of #automotiverepair. How does the #automotiveindustry communicate and educate their customers, and can it be done better? If you want to know about it, check out this Autoflow webinar featuring David Lyddall from MotoVisuals!

The Mechanics of Recruitment: Fueling the Auto Repair Industry with Qualified Talent

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Did you know many of our Manufacturing Channel Partners have tech support lines?

Check out this award-winning customer service offering from MPA. With help from their highly trained, ASE-certified master technicians, find resources and instructions for those difficult-to-resolve technical issues.

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Heavy Duty Truck Air Brake Training

Register Now for 'The Brake Stops Here', onsite training at The Group Training Academy from October 9th to the 13th, 2023. For more details and to register for the hands-on workshop, visit their website.

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One More Round of Applause for our 2023 Scholarship Winners

University of the Aftermarket Foundation


An engine's starter will not crack. Which of the following should be checked first?

A) The starter

B) The battery

C) The ignition switch

D) The fuse panel

View the answer. View explanation