Transmission Repair Tools and Equipment
PRT will present various product lines at AAPEX 2023

Performance Ride Technology (PRT) will be exhibiting various product lines and new applications in booth A5072 at AAPEX. Some of the launches apply to new vehicles, and one highlights is the new PRT complete strut assembly for the 2023 Toyota Tacoma, which also can be seen in the AAPEX New Product Showcase. In addition, the

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Shop Boss adds new user interface to its shop management software

Shop Boss, a shop management solution for independent auto repair shops, unveiled a new dynamic user interface (UI). The upgraded interface focuses on multi-device capability for shops that use multiple tech touchpoints. It also has a theme switcher to offer flexibility to users, the company says. “Our newest UI utilizes the latest components of responsive

Autel introduces alignment and ADAS lifts

Autel has introduced new Bay Max 12K and Bay Max 14K lifts, which are flush-mounted hydraulic scissor lifts with twin 6K and 7K Jacking Beams, respectively, and a Floor Lift Table. The new lifts mark Autel’s entrance into the lift market. The company says they can allow technicians to perform re-scan, visual inspection, and mechanical

BendPak introduces new double-wide parking lifts

BendPak has introduced two new double-wide parking lifts: PL-12000DP and PL-12000DPS. BendPak says these lifts will allow shops to securely store four vehicles in two parking spots. BendPak notes that each PL-12000DP and PL-12000DPS platform operates independently, so one can be lowered while the other side remains still. As a result, it’s only necessary to

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Transtar launches new AC ad campaign with Vanilla Ice

Transtar has launched a new ad campaign that features musician Vanilla Ice, the “Ice Ice Baby” hitmaker, promoting its vehicle air conditioning (AC) product line. The Transtar AC product line is the organization’s first entry into non-transmission or driveline parts. “The company has grown and evolved in the past year and is more than just

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Rotary introduces XA12 Alignment Scissor Lift

Rotary announced the release of the new XA12 Alignment Scissor Lift, a small bay alignment lift with a large four-wheel alignment wheelbase range. The lift has a 78- to 164-inch four-wheel alignment wheelbase range and 12,000-pound lifting capacity. It has a minimum bay size footprint of 12 by 23 feet and adjustable radius gauges that

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Overhead Door introduces new shop doors with maximized light

Overhead Door Brand, a manufacturer of residential and commercial door solutions, has launched the new EverServe Aluminum Glass Door model 521s, a sectional door that the company says provides maximum light infiltration and a springless design within sectional platform. The Model 521s is a 30x standard sectional door with a 300,000-cycle life. The universal components,

ALI expands manual, offers digital edition

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has updated and expanded its car lift safety manual “Lifting It Right.” The new second edition of the training tool features new information, photos and illustrations. Additionally, for the first time, a digital version is also available.  “Lifting It Right” is a guide to the safe operation and basic maintenance of the seven types

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Dynamic introduces new ratchet line

Dynamic introduces a line of ratchets that feature a 108-tooth gear with 3.5-degree arc swing. Dynamic’s ratchets are available in 1/4″, 3/8″ or 1/2″ drive sizes with five-, seven- and 10-inch lengths, respectively. They can also be purchased as the full set of three (Part No. D106003). The ratchets have a nickel-plate mirror chrome finish

Mayhew introduces three-piece demo driver set

Mayhew Steel Products has introduced a new three-piece demo driver set to its line of hand tools. The demo drivers feature a hybrid design of a screwdriver and pry bar in one for various lifting and prying applications. The set includes three lengths: 8 in., 10 in. and 11 in. The tools are made in

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Dent Fix introduces Body Buggy Rack-Saver

Dent Fix Equipment has introduced the new Body Buggy DF-BB104, which the company says allows users to more easily move a disabled vehicle. The Body Buggy comes in 4-ft. and 5-ft. models. According to the company, after a five-minute installation, the unit becomes “part of the vehicle,” negating the need to employ any lift points.

Matco Tools introduces new flood light/spotlight/sensor combination

Matco Tools has introduced the new MWLZFG light. According to the company, this new light comprises a flood light, spotlight and human body detection sensor technology in one. The spotlight is capable of providing 200 meters of light, while the flood light can provide 1500 lumens on high. The flood light has a low setting