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12/19/2022

Did you catch our episode with Valvoline's Roger England? 🀩

In this episode, Roger shares his fascinating career journey and what he classifies as his dream job. Roger walked into Cummings Technical Center with a high school diploma and walked out with a Ph.D. in engineering. "Heck yeah. I have a great time. I enjoy going to work." πŸ‘₯πŸ“Š

Don't miss this episode! Click the link below to hear more of Roger's wisdom! πŸ‘‡

https://www.aftermarketnews.com/valvolines-roger-england-the-road-from-janitor-to-ph-d/

The automotive industry is evolving at a rapid pace, consistently under pressure to cater to customer preferences. 😳That...
12/19/2022
THE ROAD TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES: PROTECTION, MANUFACTURING SHIFTS, AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES - aftermarketNews

The automotive industry is evolving at a rapid pace, consistently under pressure to cater to customer preferences. 😳

That's causing automotive manufacturers to prioritize offering electric vehicle options to their customers. πŸš—

Click the link below and read up on the trends that are on their way in and the trends that are on their way out! β›“ ‡️ Mitsubishi Chemical America

https://www.aftermarketnews.com/the-road-to-electric-vehicles-protection-manufacturing-shifts-and-sustainable-practices/

The automotive industry is evolving at a rapid pace, consistently under pressure to cater to customer preferences and determine how to deliver final products at a time when demand is high and inventory cannot keep up. After years of manufacturing shutdowns, limited numbers of employees, and delays u...

Know someone in the automotive aftermarket who truly ROCKS? Help us shine a spotlight on them in 2023!
12/16/2022

Know someone in the automotive aftermarket who truly ROCKS? Help us shine a spotlight on them in 2023!

Do you know any Rockstars? It's their time to shine! ⭐️

To us, a Rockstar is a highly accomplished and well-regarded person in a particular field. Rockstars are the movers and shakers of the vehicle care industry, and we think they deserve to be recognized. πŸ†

If you thought of someone specific as you read that definition, nominate them. The Vehicle Care Rockstar Awards are now open for nominations! 🎸

https://vehiclecarerockstars.com/nominations/

Know someone who rocks? Help us shine a spotlight on them in 2023!
12/15/2022

Know someone who rocks? Help us shine a spotlight on them in 2023!

Do you know any Rockstars? It's their time to shine! ⭐️

To us, a Rockstar is a highly accomplished and well-regarded person in a particular field. Rockstars are the movers and shakers of the vehicle care industry, and we think they deserve to be recognized. πŸ†

If you thought of someone specific as you read that definition, nominate them. The Vehicle Care Rockstar Awards are now open for nominations! 🎸

https://vehiclecarerockstars.com/nominations/

12/15/2022
MotoRad CEO Matt Buchholz: β€˜Pride is Unproductive’

Have you seen AMN's episode with Matt Buchholz yet? πŸ€”

In this episode, Matt shares how feedback helped him become a better leader in his company and for his customers. "In order to have great customer service externally, you have to treat your employees well internally." πŸ‘₯πŸ“ˆ

Head to our YouTube channel to watch the full video! Click the link below! πŸ‘‡

https://youtu.be/wskXXTERMxs

Have you made personnel adjustments due to issues with supply chain, capacity, project delays, or other COVID-related ch...
12/13/2022

Have you made personnel adjustments due to issues with supply chain, capacity, project delays, or other COVID-related challenges?

You could be eligible in receiving up to $26,000 per qualifying employee through the ERC (Employee Retention Credit). πŸ€‘

This tax credit is only available for a limited time. Act fast and sign up now for this FREE Webinar to learn how to get started. ⬇️

https://bit.ly/3YkUgDl

Do you have what it takes?!? πŸ€˜πŸŽΈπŸ†πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ€
12/08/2022

Do you have what it takes?!? πŸ€˜πŸŽΈπŸ†πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ€

WANTED: ROCKSTARS! πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ€ πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ€ πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ€

In our business, we think of Rockstars as creators, innovators, influencers, and leaders who are notorious for pushing the limits, lifting others up, and getting things done.

Sound like someone you know? Nominations are now open for the Vehicle Care Rockstar Awards!

Comment below to shoutout your Rockstars, and let us know how they've made a Rockstar impression on their work and in their community. πŸ“£
https://vehiclecarerockstars.com/nominations/

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at AftermarketNews Magazine! πŸ¦ƒ
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at AftermarketNews Magazine! πŸ¦ƒ

11/03/2022
RTA Ep 6

The ULTIMATE Road Trip!

11/02/2022
Do You Have What It Takes to be a Rockstar?

Who's ready to ROCK? 🀘

The stage is set! Time to shine a spotlight on the most dynamic performers in the vehicle care industry. 😎If you are rocking your field in:Aftermarket Distr...

Did you catch the keynote session at  this morning? Our CEO Bill Babcox (center) had the chance to chat with keynote spe...
11/01/2022

Did you catch the keynote session at this morning? Our CEO Bill Babcox (center) had the chance to chat with keynote speaker Karl Rove, Republican Strategist and Bill Hanvey President and CEO, , after the event!

"It's always at AAPEX, where I leave and I just feel positive about the future of our industry," is what an attendee tol...
10/27/2022
AMN Drivetime Quick Hit: AAPEX 2022

"It's always at AAPEX, where I leave and I just feel positive about the future of our industry," is what an attendee told Paul McCarthy, one of the co-owners of the show. In this episode of Bill Hanvey and Paul McCarthy answer all of Bill Babcox's questions about the upcoming AAPEX 2022 show. πŸš¦πŸ›£

Click the link below to watch the full episode and learn all you need to know before the show πŸ”— ⬇️

https://www.aftermarketnews.com/amn-drivetime-quick-hit-aapex-2022/

Check out this fun and fast-paced conversation with Bill Hanvey and Paul McCarthy as the countdown to AAPEX 2022 begins.

10/21/2022

Wonder what’s around the bend for Joe and the Caddy in Ep. 5 of the πŸ€”πŸš—

Learn how new packaging solutions can enable companies to safely ship or store automotive parts long-term during this fr...
10/14/2022

Learn how new packaging solutions can enable companies to safely ship or store automotive parts long-term during this free webinar. Register here: https://bit.ly/3S1BpJ6

Not available at that time? Register anyway and we will send you a link to the recording: https://bit.ly/3S1BpJ6

Ready to learn from a leading professional? πŸ“2020 Women at the Wheel honoree Angela Golden, senior marketing manager, re...
10/11/2022
Women at the Wheel: First Brands Group’s Angela Golden

Ready to learn from a leading professional? πŸ“

2020 Women at the Wheel honoree Angela Golden, senior marketing manager, repair and cross Brands, First Brands Group, LLC, sits with us to talk career advice, challenges, and accomplishments in her career. πŸ’ͺ

Watch the full video on our website πŸ‘‡ πŸ“Ή
https://www.aftermarketnews.com/women-at-the-wheel-first-brands-groups-angela-golden/

Golden says, in a way, she grew up in the industry because her father was a technician himself.

Join us tomorrow for a free webinar to learn how to easily establish and operate a profitable online business. You'll le...
09/20/2022

Join us tomorrow for a free webinar to learn how to easily establish and operate a profitable online business. You'll learn how you can launch your store through your own website, or how you can create custom branded eStores on Amazon.com and eBay Motors. Register here: https://bit.ly/3QWCscY

Not available at that time? Register anyway and we will send you a link to the recorded version. https://bit.ly/3QWCscY

Our very own  is in Romberg getting ready to cover the 2022  in Frankfurt this week. Who else is attending? πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ       ...
09/12/2022

Our very own is in Romberg getting ready to cover the 2022 in Frankfurt this week. Who else is attending? πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Our very own Nadine Battah is in Romberg getting ready to cover the 2022  in Frankfurt this week. Who else is attending?...
09/12/2022

Our very own Nadine Battah is in Romberg getting ready to cover the 2022 in Frankfurt this week. Who else is attending? πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Join us tomorrow, September 1, at 2pm EST πŸ•‘ for a free webinar πŸ–₯️ where experts will show you a total system approach to...
08/31/2022

Join us tomorrow, September 1, at 2pm EST πŸ•‘ for a free webinar πŸ–₯️ where experts will show you a total system approach to diagnosing stop/start 🚫 complaints and codes.

Register here ⬇️
https://bit.ly/3AEptX2

Isn't advice from industry professionals the best? πŸ™Œ2021 Women at the Wheel honoree Meagan Moody, head of customer strat...
08/30/2022
Women At The Wheel Podcast, Ep. 2: ZF’s Meagan Moody

Isn't advice from industry professionals the best? πŸ™Œ

2021 Women at the Wheel honoree Meagan Moody, head of customer strategy & marketing, North America, Aftermarket, .northamerica, sits down with us to discuss her journey from humble beginnings to where she is today, and the importance of mentorships. They continue with everything from best advice for industry newbies, to key skill sets for success. πŸ“ˆ

Watch our latest podcast to hear everything Meagan shares about her experience in the automotive industry! πŸ‘‡πŸŽ™

Isn't advice from industry professionals the best? πŸ™Œ2021 Women at the Wheel honoree Meagan Moody, head of customer strategy & marketing, North America, Afte...

07/19/2022
From Argentina to the United States Automotive Aftermarket - AMN Drivetime with John Lussier

When it comes to experience in the automotive aftermarket, John Lussier has been everywhere from South America to the United States. πŸŒŽπŸ“

The latest episode of is out now on our YouTube channel! Our special feature is John Lussier, president of Tendeco Sales Inc., under which the Litens brand resides. πŸŽ™οΈ

Click below to watch the full episode! πŸ‘‡

https://bit.ly/3PfOQ7D

β€œIn my automotive career, it’s helped me a lot into understanding other cultures and how that might benefit and learn to...
07/18/2022
Tendeco Sales’ John Lussier on the Value of Made in the U.S.A. [VIDEO]

β€œIn my automotive career, it’s helped me a lot into understanding other cultures and how that might benefit and learn to work together… I learned early on what it meant to be β€˜made in the United States,’ because that translates into quality around the world.” πŸ“ˆπŸŒŽ

In our latest episode of AMN Drivetime hosted by Babcox Media CEO Bill Babcox, John Lussier shares his experience of growing up in Argentina and coming to the United States to jumpstart his automotive career. Throughout the podcast, the two discuss:

βœ”οΈ Supply chain challenges
βœ”οΈ The value of OE heritage
βœ”οΈ International business
βœ”οΈ And more!

Click the link below to read more of their conversation! πŸ‘‡



https://bit.ly/3AYOUV3

In the interview, the two executives talk about a variety of important industry issues – from supply chain challenges to sourcing, R&D, OE heritage, international business and more.

Check this out from our sister brand! 🏁🏁🏁
07/06/2022

Check this out from our sister brand! 🏁🏁🏁

HEY YOU! Are you interested in Nascar? How would you like to win a set of Nascar race tickets, merchandise, AND a free subscription to the Nascar magazine? πŸ˜†πŸŽοΈ

This summer, your friends here at Counterman are teaming up with Lubegard to bring YOU the chance to attend the Quaker State 400 in Atlanta on July 10th! All you have to do is:

1️⃣ Like this photo.
2️⃣ Comment below and let us know your favorite thing about Nascar.

You have until Sunday, June 26th, to enter. The winner will be chosen shortly after and the tickets will be digitally delivered so that you can start planning your trip! ENTER TODAY! πŸ˜„

Another great episode of  from ShopOwner!
06/20/2022
Auto Pros Visit A&M Auto Service, Pineville, NC

Another great episode of from ShopOwner!

Auto Pros on the Road puts the Babcox Media team on location in shops across the USA. This episode is sponsored by FRAM. Shop Owner Magazine

"[From] where I sit, it's about really solving problems, finding opportunity, and being innovative." On our latest AMN D...
06/13/2022
Transtar’s Neil Sethi: from Healthcare to Hard Parts [VIDEO]

"[From] where I sit, it's about really solving problems, finding opportunity, and being innovative."

On our latest AMN Drivetime episode, Neil Sethi, president and CEO of Transtar Holding Company, shares his fascinating journey from studying biology and medicine to finishing with an MBA focused in finance. Throughout his journey, key themes prevail for Sethi:

βœ”οΈ Desire to serve.
βœ”οΈ Passion to innovate.

What are some key values that prevailed throughout your career? Comment down below. ⬇️




https://bit.ly/3MKoDft

Throughout his career journey from medicine to an MBA, some key themes prevail for Sethi – the desire to serve and a passion to innovate.

Check this out! 🀞
06/09/2022

Check this out! 🀞

HEY YOU! Are you interested in Nascar? How would you like to win a set of Nascar race tickets, merchandise, AND a free subscription to the Nascar magazine? πŸ˜†πŸŽοΈ

This summer, your friends here at Counterman are teaming up with Lubegard to bring YOU the chance to attend the Quaker State 400 in Atlanta on July 10th! All you have to do is:

1️⃣ Like this photo.
2️⃣ Comment below and let us know your favorite thing about Nascar.

You have until Sunday, June 26th, to enter. The winner will be chosen shortly after and the tickets will be digitally delivered so that you can start planning your trip! ENTER TODAY! πŸ˜„

β€œYou spend a lot of time in this business, and you think you know everything, and then, you switch gears and find out yo...
06/06/2022
APA President Steve Tucker and His β€˜Island of Misfit Toys’ [Video]

β€œYou spend a lot of time in this business, and you think you know everything, and then, you switch gears and find out you know very little,” says APA President Steve Tucker in his interview with Bill Babcox. Tucker shares that moving from the supplier side of the aftermarket to program groups was a real "eye-opener." πŸ‘€ πŸš—

Tell us about a humbling moment in your own career in the comments below! πŸ‘‡



https://www.aftermarketnews.com/apa-president-steve-tucker-and-his-island-of-misfit-toys-video/

After extensive experience on the supplier side of the aftermarket, Tucker shared that working on the program group side has been an "eye opener” for him.

04/21/2022
with Charles Harris

What does it take to be a successful salesperson? πŸ€”

You can hear the answer on the latest podcast over on our YouTube channel!

Our guest this week is the vice president of marketing and sales at NTN Bearing Corporation, Charles Harris.

You don't want to miss out on the one! Click the link below to view the FULL episode. πŸ”— πŸ‘‡

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weCoKuFtF2A&t=4s

β€œWhen I look back now on some of the people and how they excelled under my leadership in the business – not only becomin...
04/20/2022

β€œWhen I look back now on some of the people and how they excelled under my leadership in the business – not only becoming just regional managers, being sales directors, being VPs within the industry – that that’s what makes me most proud.” πŸ‘

On the latest episode, Charles Harris, vice president of NTN Bearing Corporation, shares his tips and tricks he has collected during his 30+ years in the industry.

Comments some of your best advice that you would give to a person starting off in the industry! πŸ’¬ πŸ‘‡

Charles Harris believes that in todays world, you need to be more than just a sales person. Sales and management work ha...
04/19/2022
AMN Drivetime Chats with NTN’s Charles Harris [Video]

Charles Harris believes that in todays world, you need to be more than just a sales person. Sales and management work hand-in-hand in todays complex aftermarket. 🀝

In the latest podcast, Babcox Media CEO Bill Babcox speaks with Charles Harris, vice president of NTN Bearing Corporation.

The two aftermarket leaders discuss a wide range of topics that you don’t want to miss out on! Click the link below to view our latest episode!

An experienced sales executive, Harris has spent more than 30 years in the automotive aftermarket and has a lot of inspiration to share.

Our sister publication Tomorrow's Technician has done an outstanding job digging into the tech shortage issue. Check it ...
04/14/2022
Breaking Down The Automotive Technician Shortage: Wages

Our sister publication Tomorrow's Technician has done an outstanding job digging into the tech shortage issue. Check it out here.

According to several different automotive instructors, low wages are a top contributor to the technician shortage. Tomorrows Technician

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Check out client and aftermarket industry veteran, Georgianne Dickey, director of marketing at NTN Bearing Corporation on aftermarketNews new Women at the Wheel podcast!

This platform recognizes innovative and inspiring women in the automotive aftermarket and we agree that Georgianne is a perfect fit for the first episode, where she explains the importance of having confidence and being open-minded in order to step out of your comfort zone, and make an impact in the industry.

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ANYBODY who put Permatex on bothe sides of a thermostat housing should be taken out back and shot. EVERYBODY knows you silicone the housing to keep the thermostat on the slot while you clean up the block. AND, WTF is wrong with you putting and X connectors in a care that could have true duals? Do you people know what you're doing?
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