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Counterman Counterman is the clear leader among publications serving the needs of the automotive parts distribution market. Counterman is published by Babcox Media.
Counterman magazine is uniquely and distinctly positioned as the clear leader among publications serving the needs of the automotive parts distribution market. Our total qualified circulation of 38,198 reaches more automotive parts distribution professionals than any other publication. Counterman is read by professionals at every level of the automotive parts distribution channel, from retail chain, program group and corporate headquarters to independent WDs and company-owned distribution centers, to retail chain, company-owned and independent parts stores.

For more than 30 years, Counterman has covered the automotive aftermarket distribution channel from beginning to end – serving jobbers, retailers and warehouse distributors. To qualify for a free subscription to our monthly print publication or newsletter, visit http://www.counterman.com/subscribe/.

01/08/2020
Extreme-Weather Maintenance (Part 2)

In our first two videos of 2020, we’re talking about some parts categories that tend to HEAT UP when the weather takes a turn for the worse. In Part 2 of this series, we focus on oil and fuel additives, tires and windshield wipers.
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01/02/2020
VIDEO: Extreme-Weather Driving (Part 1)

It’s a new year, and today Counterman is launching a new video series: the Counterman Education Center, sponsored by the Automotive Distribution Network. “Our goal with these videos is to help counter professionals add to their knowledge and improve their sales acumen so they can move parts off the shelf and into the hands of their commercial and DIY customers,” said Mark Lowry, director of sales and marketing for The Network. Look for new videos every week throughout 2020!
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12/30/2019

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AMN Magazine's #December issue digital edition is now available for your connivence right here: http://ow.ly/rLnR50xJSHn
Check out Counterman inside too!
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12/23/2019
WATCH: When Alternators Come Back

WATCH: When Alternators Come Back
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A technician calls and tells you he just installed a new #alternator – a unit you sold him – and it’s not working. What’s your next move? This #TechTip has all your #AutoRepair info!
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#Counterman #MAHLE #comeback #returns

A #NewProfilePic means a new #DigitalEdition is available now! Check out the December issue of Counterman Magazine today...
12/20/2019

A #NewProfilePic means a new #DigitalEdition is available now!
Check out the December issue of Counterman Magazine today: http://ow.ly/3yf950xFijs
Featuring articles on #Brake Maintenance, #DieselAdditives, Map-Controlled #Thermostats, #Sensors & more!
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#Counterman #December

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12/20/2019

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12/20/2019

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Automotive Parts Associates recently announced the grand-prize and runner-up winners in the popular customer-loyalty “20...
12/20/2019
Automotive Parts Associates Announces 2019 Harley-Davidson Giveaway Winners

Automotive Parts Associates recently announced the grand-prize and runner-up winners in the popular customer-loyalty “2019 Harley-Davidson Giveaway” promotion.

The 2019 grand prize featured a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Rod motorcycle plus $3,000 in accessories, as well as four runner-up $1,000 cash prizes.

Parts Authority, a member of the National Pronto Association, has acquired Total Automotive Warehouse. ...#Acquisitions ...
12/19/2019
Parts Authority Acquires Total Automotive Warehouse

Parts Authority, a member of the National Pronto Association, has acquired Total Automotive Warehouse.
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Yonkers, New York-based Total Automotive has been in business for more than 25 years.

12/14/2019
WATCH: Ignition Coils Gone Bad

WATCH: Can a damaged ignition coil fry an engine control module? We’re checking the facts on Talking Parts! Standard Motor Products Blue Streak

When a customer orders an ignition coil, there are four questions you should ask to make sure they’re getting everything...
12/12/2019
WATCH: 4 Questions To Ask Customers When They’re Ordering An Ignition Coil

When a customer orders an ignition coil, there are four questions you should ask to make sure they’re getting everything they need to do the job right – and to make sure you’re not missing any add-on sales.

A customer wants to order a single ignition coil. What questions should you ask to make sure you're covering all the bases?

Congrats to Steve Copsey of Liter's Automotive in Nevada, Missouri.
12/11/2019
Meet The November ‘Guess The Car’ Champion: Steve Copsey

Congrats to Steve Copsey of Liter's Automotive in Nevada, Missouri.

The correct answer for the November contest is the Chevy Blazer. The winner for November is Steve Copsey, a counterman at Liter’s Automotive in Nevada, Missouri.

What vehicle model does this image represent? Enter Counterman’s Guess the Car contest for a chance to win $100!  Visit ...
12/11/2019

What vehicle model does this image represent? Enter Counterman’s Guess the Car contest for a chance to win $100! Visit www.counterman.com/guess/the/car OR link in bio!

AutoZone CEO Bill Rhodes: “Our AutoZoners have taken ownership of our success and are adding value to our commercial cus...
12/11/2019
AutoZone’s Commercial Sales Grow 14% In Fiscal First Quarter

AutoZone CEO Bill Rhodes: “Our AutoZoners have taken ownership of our success and are adding value to our commercial customers, which has and will continue to have a very positive impact on the business.”

Overall, AutoZone reported net sales of $2.8 billion for its fiscal first quarter, a nearly 6% year-over-year increase.

Scan tools have become a necessity for diagnosing and servicing today’s high-tech vehicles.
12/09/2019
The Importance Of Using Diagnostic Scan Tools

Scan tools have become a necessity for diagnosing and servicing today’s high-tech vehicles.

These scan tools function like a tablet computer, allowing access to repair-specific videos, OE service information and real-world repair databases. Having the information in the shop can save technicians time, and for them, time is money.

Help Your Customers Prepare For Winter Road TripsBrought to you by GMB North America, Inc.
12/09/2019
Help Your Customers Prepare For Winter Road Trips

Help Your Customers Prepare For Winter Road Trips
Brought to you by GMB North America, Inc.

When it comes to road tripping in the winter, it’s important to be prepared. Even the most careful driver should take extra precautions before a winter road trip. Over 70%...

12/06/2019
aftermarketNews

If you know of any woman in the automotive aftermarket industry who has been a game-changer in their field, please nominate today!
We are looking for nominations from everyone in the executive level to the counter pro to the shop owner who makes a difference through innovation, business acumen or serving as a role model in the industry!
Nominate here: https://www.aftermarketnews.com/women-at-the-wheel/

#Counterman #Aftermarket #Automotive #WomenAtTheWheel #Promo #Nomminate #Magazine #Spotlight

The March 2020 Women at the Wheel cover feature will put a spotlight on some of the top female leaders from around the aftermarket, showcasing their accomplishments and impact they have within the industry.
Nominate here:
http://ow.ly/NAxS50xtBB4
#AftermarketNews #WomenAtTheWheel #Nominate #Women #Leaders #FemaleLeaders

Last-Mile Delivery Presents Challenge and OpportunityBrought to you by Dana Incorporated
12/06/2019
Last-Mile Delivery Presents Challenge and Opportunity

Last-Mile Delivery Presents Challenge and Opportunity
Brought to you by Dana Incorporated

As the trend of “last-mile delivery” picks up speed, fleet and repair shop owners are faced with the consequences of stop-and-go driving and extended idling periods. Anticipating these challenges and meeting them head-on will ensure a solid place in this market that’s set to grow exponentially...

When replacing a serpentine belt – especially a squeaking one – it’s also crucial to inspect and replace the automatic b...
12/06/2019
Tech Topic: Belt Tensioners, Pulleys

When replacing a serpentine belt – especially a squeaking one – it’s also crucial to inspect and replace the automatic belt tensioner and associated pulleys if necessary.

A stretch belt uses materials that allow it to be installed onto a fixed-drive system and provides enough "self-tension" to maintain proper belt tension without the need for an automatic tensioner.

Producing more power with less displacement puts more stress on the engine. The extra stress has caused engines to evolv...
12/05/2019
Oil And Carbon Deposits

Producing more power with less displacement puts more stress on the engine. The extra stress has caused engines to evolve and experience problems like carbon deposits.

For modern engines, the two most important characteristics are volatility in the crankcase and what happens if the oil is burned in the combustion chamber.

Part 2 of our mini-series on installing cartridge oil filters.
12/04/2019
WATCH: Tips For Installing Cartridge Oil Filters (Part 2)

Part 2 of our mini-series on installing cartridge oil filters.

Keeping up with oil-and-filter changes is a critical maintenance item for any vehicle. In this video, we have five more tips for properly installing cartridge oil filters. This video is sponsored by MAHLE.

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11/27/2019

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11/27/2019

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Installing cartridge oil filters can be a bit tricky compared to spin-on filters.
11/27/2019
WATCH: Tips For Installing Cartridge Oil Filters (Part 1)

Installing cartridge oil filters can be a bit tricky compared to spin-on filters.

While the oil-and-filter change is one of the most basic maintenance jobs on a vehicle, cartridge oil filters make potential mistakes more likely because they require more knowledge and tools to properly change the oil than a canister filter.

Congrats to the recipients of the 2019 Automotive Communications Awards. @autocareorg
11/21/2019
2019 Automotive Communications Award Winners Announced

Congrats to the recipients of the 2019 Automotive Communications Awards. @autocareorg

The 2019 Automotive Communications Awards were announced recently at the Women in Auto Care Awards Ceremony and reception, which took place during AAPEX 2019 in Las Vegas.

When it comes to starter and alternator returns, failures are a fact of life. In these situations you almost have to be ...
11/19/2019
WATCH: When Alternators Come Back

When it comes to starter and alternator returns, failures are a fact of life. In these situations you almost have to be like a good prosecuting attorney, building your case by asking some probing questions to find out what really happened.

A technician calls and tells you he just installed a new alternator – a unit you sold him – and it's not working. What's your next move? This video is sponsored by MAHLE.

Snapshots from the AWDA Business & Education Conference and AAPEX 2019, which wrapped up last week in Las Vegas. #AAPEX1...
11/10/2019

Snapshots from the AWDA Business & Education Conference and AAPEX 2019, which wrapped up last week in Las Vegas. #AAPEX19

Snapshots from the AWDA Business & Education Conference and AAPEX 2019, which wrapped up last week in Las Vegas. #AAPEX19

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11/10/2019

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One of the nice #AAPEX19 moments for us at Counterman was spending some time with our friends at Peterson Manufacturing,...
11/10/2019

One of the nice #AAPEX19 moments for us at Counterman was spending some time with our friends at Peterson Manufacturing, which is celebrating its 75th year in business. Congrats to Kansas City-based Peterson Manufacturing on 75 years! AAPEX Show - Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo

11/06/2019

LIVE: Continental introduces the Autodiagnos Pro!! Watch now for all the info!
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AASA President and COO Paul McCarthy at AAPEX: Thanks to the industry’s lobbying efforts, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement...
11/06/2019

AASA President and COO Paul McCarthy at AAPEX: Thanks to the industry’s lobbying efforts, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement likely will maintain the existing NAFTA guidelines for the automotive aftermarket.
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#aapex19 #AASA #MERA #yourcaryourdata #AAPEX #Counterman #VOTE

Today, at the AWDA Recognition Luncheon in Las Vegas, we had our first opportunity to introduce the 2019 Counter Profess...
11/04/2019

Today, at the AWDA Recognition Luncheon in Las Vegas, we had our first opportunity to introduce the 2019 Counter Professional of the Year, sponsored by WIX Filters: Pete Chapman of Car Parts Warehouse in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Congratulations to Pete! #AAPEX19 WIX Filters

Check Out Our All New Redesign Of #Counterman #Magazine: http://ow.ly/LvGC50wYGsUYou can now access the interactive digi...
10/31/2019

Check Out Our All New Redesign Of #Counterman #Magazine: http://ow.ly/LvGC50wYGsU

You can now access the interactive digital version featuring #ASE P2 #Test Primer, articles on #CoolingSystems, #Drivetrain components, #Ignition parts, #Transmissions and much more!
#Read #Digital

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10/31/2019

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10/31/2019

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How To Talk To Customers About Aftermarket Spark PlugsBrought to you by Autolite Spark Plugs
10/30/2019
How To Talk To Customers About Aftermarket Spark Plugs

How To Talk To Customers About Aftermarket Spark Plugs
Brought to you by Autolite Spark Plugs

How many customers are asking for higher-performing spark plugs? Even if the number is only a few, there are several good reasons for them to explore their ignition options and...

10/29/2019

WATCH: Why Turbochargers Are Back

Turbochargers are hot right now. But in the early 1990s, a lot of automakers stopped using them. What happened? Watch and find out right here: https://www.counterman.com/watch-why-turbochargers-are-back/

This video is sponsored by BBB Industries
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#Counterman #Auto #Turbocharger

AASA - Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association Annual Technology Conference Supports Automotive Aftermarket Charita...
10/28/2019

AASA - Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association Annual Technology Conference Supports Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF)

We have the full story here: http://ow.ly/b8kt50wVNnI
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The Practical Limits of Coolant TestersBrought to you by GMB North America, Inc.
10/28/2019
The Practical Limits of Coolant Testers – Counterman Magazine

The Practical Limits of Coolant Testers
Brought to you by GMB North America, Inc.

Sponsored Content 1 month ago The Practical Limits of Coolant Testers Share Tweet Print Email SPONSORED BYGMB North America, Inc. An unhealthy cooling system can drastically shorten an engine’s lifespan. That’s why it’s important to test both the coolant and the mechanical components of the co...

What’s Inside A Blue Streak® Ignition Coil?Brought to you by Standard
10/25/2019
What’s Inside A Blue Streak® Ignition Coil?

What’s Inside A Blue Streak® Ignition Coil?
Brought to you by Standard

Since 1934, Blue Streak® by Standard® has been known for quality and durability. The brand’s original products included points, condensers, caps and rotors, among others. Today, the Blue Streak® by...

Autolite Spark Plugs Announces New Premium Packaging For Iridium Ultra Spark PlugNew iridium-enhanced technology protect...
10/25/2019

Autolite Spark Plugs Announces New Premium Packaging For Iridium Ultra Spark Plug
New iridium-enhanced technology protects against electrode wear
To read more about this product: http://ow.ly/noCL50wTUMj

#Counterman #SparkPlugs #Products #Spark #Aftermarket #AutoNews #Automotive #Premium

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