Part 2: Counterfeit auto parts: Is the threat real?

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: Best Business Practices, Industry News|Tags: |

In our first post, we discussed the impact of counterfeit parts at a personal level. With counterfeit parts vendors raking in $12 Billion dollars a year, what are OEMs doing to help defend their name [...]

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Part 1: Counterfeit auto parts: Is the threat real?

By |June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Best Business Practices, Industry News|Tags: |

Being in the auto parts business, how much of a focus should you put on counterfeit parts? And are those even a threat? I don’t think you’d be surprised if I said it should be [...]

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Multiple OEMs partner to innovate smartphone connectivity

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Industry News|Tags: , , |

Connecting to your car will get a little bit easier – and more interesting. With the new SmartDeviceLink Consortum, or SDL for short, cars and smart phones will connect better creating an “infotainment” environment with [...]

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Improve your parts inventory and your bottom line with 5 tips from successful parts managers

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: Growing Your Parts Business, Idle, Managing Your Parts Inventory|Tags: , , , , |

It’s not news that a parts department can have a substantial impact on a dealership’s profit. And with the parts business alone being $50+ billion industry, according to NADA, it would be crazy to not get [...]

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It’s National Car Care Month!

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: Best Business Practices, Retail, Tips and Tricks|

With Spring slowly arriving, it’s time to make sure consumers are ready for the warmer days – and road trips – ahead. Here are a few ideas on how you can leverage Car Care Month [...]

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Ten Habits of Highly Successful Wholesalers

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: Best Business Practices, Collision, Growing Your Parts Business, Managing Your Parts Inventory, Mechanical, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , |

You may be considering getting into the wholesale business, or you may already be in it and want to expand your business. So how do you gauge your own success? The following is what our OEC field [...]

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