September 2022


Join us for our Aftermarket Jackpot Convention -

3 days in beautiful Las Vegas visiting our Channel Partners at AAPEX.

Contact your Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper parts distributor for more information!

WIN A TRIP TO HAWAII! Earn entries with your Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper purchases in September, October and November.

30 Grand Prize Winners and their guest will be headed to

Honolulu, Hawaii in May 2023!


Google My Business Image Updates

Our friends at SOCi work tirelessly to keep us updated when Google makes updates to their platform. You may notice that Google My Business images now include a timestamp!

This is beginning to roll out across all Google pages and offers a great opportunity for you - and your customers - to post update photos! 

For more search engine optimization tips, visit SOCi's blog here!

Have a fantastic student pursuing a career in automotive who deserves recognition for his or her hard work? Nominate your student to be showcased in a video featured with the Tomorrow’s Tech e-newsletter and website as the Continental “Student of the Month.” 

Click here to learn more!

Nominations open for the 2022-2023 school year.

How Does A Recession Affect Independent Repair Shops?

For most industries, a recession is bad news. Is our industry "recession-proof?" 

Click here to read more!


Need Help with Fall Social Media Ideas?

Fall is here! Take a look at some of the social posting ideas we've created just in time for fall. Jumpstart or amplify your existing online presence with fun and engaging posts.


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September Maintenance IQ:

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) has been helping diesel engines of all sizes meet more stringent emissions standards. DEF is being used in vehicle ranging from 1.8-L to 7.0-L diesel engines. DEF is used in diesel vehicles to reduce nitrogen oxides in exhaust emissions by selective catalytic reduction (SCR).

Learn more about DEF maintenance before temperatures begin to drop!

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September Tech IQ:

LED light bulbs for automotive applications like headlights, tail lights and turn signals are available for you and your customers. But, on some vehicles it can create a situation where an LED bulb will not work, or it can set codes in the body control or lighting control modules.

Let's take a look at how to diagnose these customer complaints and determine if an LED Light is appropriate for an application. 

Strut Assembly Installation Tips

Click here for two important installation tips to help you get the most out of a new strut assembly. 

POP QUIZ: Technician A says that during a battery capacity test, the voltage should not drop below 9.6 volts at 70 degrees F. Technician B says a battery's voltage reading increases as temperature decreases. Who is correct?

A) Technician A

B) Technician B

C) Both A and B

D) Neither A or B

View the answer. View explanation.

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