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AP Exhaust Launches Parts Sourcing App

AP Exhaust Technologies has launched a mobile app that helps users find the correct catalytic converter to install on a vehicle, the company announced.

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Video Safety Tip: Preventing Pothole Damage

Here's some advice from the Michigan Department of Transportation on how to deal with potholes.

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Donlen Offers Electronic Driver Notifications for Preventative Maintenance

Donlen has introduced a preventative maintenance program called eCoupon that delivers "comprehensive electronic service notifications" to drivers' tablets or smartphones when it's time for service intervals to improve preventative maintenance compliance and national account utilization.

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Pep Boys Accepts Icahn's Bid Over Bridgestone

Bridgestone ended the bidding war for Pep Boys on Dec. 29, and activist investor Carl Icahn was named the victor in the quest for the Philadelphia-based chain.

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Icahn Increases Bid for Pep Boys

Icahn Enterprises LP isn’t giving up on its acquisition target, Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack. On Dec. 28, Icahn increased its offer to $18.50 per share, outbidding Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC by $1.50 per share.

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Time Warner Cable Names Maintenance Coordinator

Richard Callis, CAFS, has been named maintenance coordinator for Time Warner Cable in Portland, Maine.

Photo courtesy of Hankook Tire.

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Lincoln MKX to Get Tires from Hankook

Hankook Tire has been selected as an original equipment (OE) supplier for the 2016 Lincoln MKX with its 20-inch Ultra High Performance All Season Ventus S1 noble.

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OTC Upgrades Encore Maintenance Software

OTC has released version 2.4.0.8 of its Encore software to provide enhanced diagnostics information, an improved web browser experience, and an expanded data stream and global OBD II coverage in Spanish.

Photo via Yokohama Tire Corp.

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Proper Tire Maintenance Drives Fleet Safety

Ensuring frequent tire inspections and knowing the difference between a proper and improper tire repair is critical to safe fleet operations.

Photo courtesy of AAA.

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Third of 2015 Models Lack Spare Tire

AAA is urging automakers to ensure that all models come with a spare tire, arguing that inflator kits are an inadequate alternative.

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