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Cooling and Climate Control

Photo courtesy of: MANN-FILTER Complicated radiator hose assemblies, special coolants, and electric water pumps are some of the items driving changes in this product category. By Steve Relyea The cooling and climate control systems on late-model cars are a lot more sophisticated than they used to be. “Sophisticated” can also ...

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IMC: Your Quality Parts Source

Interamerican Motor Corporation (IMC) has been an industry leader in the import automotive parts distribution business. Independently owned and operated since 1962, IMC has earned the reputation as a company that enables business growth for customers while setting the pace of the ever-evolving automotive aftermarket. IMC has been a leading ...

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Looking for new sources of import automotive products? In the following pages, several WDs describe the products and services they offer.

The industry defined as “motor vehicle supplies and new parts merchant wholesalers” included 14,139 establishments and earned $146.9 billion in sales in 2012, according to data from the 2012 Economic Census recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The industry included 201,663 paid employees and had an annual payroll of ...

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Brake System

Some brake components may not move as fast as pads and rotors, but they give the specialist a chance to meet a need and earn future business. By Steve Relyea Brake pads and rotors are the biggest portion of the brakes aftermarket, and perhaps one of the biggest in the ...

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Auto Sales in the U.S.A., 2010-2014

Last year was another good one for import brands selling light vehicles in the United States. Ten of them set records: Audi, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, and Subaru. FIAT had its best year since it was reintroduced in the U.S. in 2011. Alfa Romeo returned ...

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Genuine Parts, Accessories, Service Information

When the owners of new vehicles go looking for parts, accessories, and service, many will go to aftermarket source. Of course, the automakers and their dealers would like the products that go on those cars to be theirs, even if the service is provided by the aftermarket. That’s what we ...

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Cooling and Climate Control

Systems on today’s cars are more complicated than they were on older cars. This is both a challenge and an opportunity for import parts specialists. Like other automotive systems, engine cooling and climate control systems are more complicated than they used to be. This is both a challenge and an ...

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