June 2023

The Summer is Shaping Up to be Perfect with the Perfect Stop Powersports Promotion

Congratulations to our 2023 Technician of the Year Finalists!

The Finalists are dialed in and heading to Detroit, Michigan to compete for the title of the 2023 Auto Value & Bumper to Bumper Technician of the Year.

  • Jose Zuniga; Rick's Automotive; Cleburne, TX; 4M Parts Warehouse
  • Jason Scott; Advanced Automotive & Diesel; Paris, TX; ABC Auto Parts, Ltd.
  • Kim Mertz; Len's Auto Repair; Cottleville, MO; All Car Automotive Warehouse, Inc.
  • Dave Schreier; Cordell's Automotive; Holmen, WI; Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.
  • Harrison Keyes; Jerry's Automotive Service; Waukesha, WI; Auto-Wares Group of Companies
  • Maclane Reeser; Maclane's Automotive; Downingtown, PA; Eastern Warehouse Distributors, LLC.
  • Chris Potucek; CC Auto Parts & Service; Harredsherry, KY; Hahn Automotive Warehouse
  • Christopher Funk; Holmes Transmission & Auto Repair LLC.; Monticello, IA; Merrill Company
  • Phil Clark; Barnes Auto Service, Inc.; Louisville, KY; Moog Louisville Warehouse
  • Steve Perry; Bona Fide Auto Repair; Roseburg, OR; NPW Companies
  • Chris Broom; BroomAuto; Ruston, LA; Parts Warehouse, Inc
  • Ted Curran; Monkey Wrenches, Inc.; Brentwood, CA; Trimon, Inc.

Special thanks to our friends at DRiV and Garage Gurus for sponsoring the Technician of the Year Program. Rev your engines, this year’s competition is bound for the fast lane!

Federal Right to Repair Legislation for Vehicles Receives Landslide of Support

The Auto Care Association, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, CAR Coalition, and SEMA are praising new bipartisan cosponsors of the REPAIR Act (H.R. 906). This legislation guarantees choice, fairness, and safety in the vehicle repair market. Originally introduced by Congressman Neal Dunn (R-FL), Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH), and Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA), eight more members quickly joined in support of the REPAIR Act in April.

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ASE Designates June as Auto Service Professionals Month

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has announced June as Automotive Service Professionals Month to recognize service professionals and the work they do. Bumper to Bumper is proud to support all of our automotive professionals, whether a technician or shop owners, we thank you for the vital work you perform and your commitment to bettering the automotive aftermarket industry. You keep us moving!

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Repair Shop Websites launches Integrated Scheduler

The Integrated Scheduler can be a game changer for your shop, allowing your customers to directly book appointments and check availability so that you can save time and offer a convenient solution. It’s highly customizable and lives directly on your website to provide an extended excellent customer experience.

The Integrated Scheduler has integrations with 5 shop management systems and growing:

  • Tekmetric
  • Shop-Ware
  • ShopMonkey
  • Mitchell 1
  • Protractor

Confidence at the Counter - The Power of Compelling Speech

Hosted by our Certified Service Center program partner, Autoflow. Watch their latest webinar on-demand here and follow along as they discuss topics on Speaking Strategies for Advisors, Creating your personal brand, phone skills vs. In-person Interactions, and Why Toastmasters might benefit our team among other things

Sensing Opportunities in ADAS

Read about the ongoing revolution in automation and the replacement parts market that is projected to exceed $1 billion by 2030 in this blog post “ ADAS: The Aftermarket Technology Growth Opportunity Happening Now”.

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Maintenance IQ - Battery Health

With the hot summer heat rolling in, now is the time to make sure you're inspecting and advising your customers about their battery's health.

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EV News - US and Canada EV Corridor will stretch from Michigan to Quebec

The EV corridor will begin in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and will end in Quebec City, Quebec.

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Great Gift Ideas for Your Car-Loving Dad, Perfect for Any Occasion!

It's that time of year to give something back to your dad. While dads are notoriously difficult to find gifts for, here are some fantastic ideas he might enjoy, especially if he's as car-crazy as we are.


Which transmission pump changes its flow rates to meet the needs of an automatic transmission?

A) A diaphragm positive displacement pump

B) A fixed-displacement crescent gear pump

C) A variable-displacement vane pump

D) A fixed-displacement rotor pump

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