HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Through a new, mutually exclusive partnership with Keystone Automotive Operations, all North American LINE-X franchises will now be fully supported with an extensive distribution network and dedicated customer support. As the exclusive accessories distributor of LINE-X, Keystone will be the only supplier of LINE-X’s exclusive aftermarket product line, Truck Gear by LINE-X. The partnership with Keystone will offer streamlined logistics support through a dedicated distribution network and will open the door to a greater variety of future Truck Gear products and accessories.
MILWAUKEE – “Unlock Your World with One Key, Your Ignition Key” is the theme of the new 2015 BOLT(r) lock catalog, which features a wide selection of automotive-grade lock products designed to work with a vehicle’s ignition key, eliminating the need for multiple keys to secure valuable equipment. BOLT’s patented one-key lock technology streamlines key rings by enabling BOLT locks to be permanently programmed so a driver can use a single key no matter how many BOLT locks are used. Once the vehicle ignition key is inserted into the lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down until they are matched exactly to that key. The first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key.
When BFGoodrich Tires launched its most advanced light truck tire ever — the new All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire late in 2014, there was confidence that the company that had created the All-Terrain category built an industry leading product. After 168,000 consumer miles logged through TireRack.com’s consumer ratings and reviews, the All-Terrain T/A KO2 ranked on top, with a 100% best in category score, in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire category.
AMSOIL announces new Ethylene Glycol Antifreeze & Engine Coolant, now available in two formulations for passenger car/light truck and heavy-duty applications. They join reformulated AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze & Coolant, delivering unsurpassed cooling system protection for virtually any application.
Coldwater, MI — BDS Suspension has now test fit and confirmed fitment of all current suspension systems for 2015 RAM 3500 4WD trucks. With 2″, 4″, 5.5-6″, and 8″ lift kits currently available, BDS offers a variety of suspension options for late model RAM HD trucks designed to improve off-road performance while maintaining on-highway drivability.
DETROIT – For U.S. military veterans waiting for the right time to purchase a GMC truck, crossover or SUV, GMC is expanding the GM Military Discount to all veterans – regardless of separation date – through June 30.
The expanded discount is part of GM Military Appreciation Month, which began May 1. Last year, more than 40,000 active-duty, reserves, retired and veteran service members used the discount to purchase vehicles from eligible GM brands, including veteran Kathryn Scott of Reidsville, Ga. who bought a new GMC Terrain.
MASSILLON, Ohio – A.R.E. Accessories, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and hard tonneau covers, was chosen as a winner of the 2015 Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award. The award is designed to recognize innovative and dynamic for-profit, privately-held businesses in Stark County, and A.R.E. demonstrated excellence in several key areas to earn this distinction.
Stow, Oh. – Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels is offering consumers a $50 Prepaid Card reward by mail on the purchase of a new set of four qualifying wheels purchased from May 1 through June 30.
DIAMOND BAR, CA – Applications are now being accepted (at www.semaignited.com) for the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders to be held at the 2015 SEMA Show, November 3-6. The automotive build competition that debuted last year and garnered nationwide attention as the focus of a Velocity TV special was viewed by more than one million fans.
The inaugural competition featured a prestigious group of builders showcasing their vehicles at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, where a panel of automotive editors narrowed the list down to ten finalists. The winner was then selected by the ten finalists themselves, with the entire process documented in a one-hour television special that continues to air on the Velocity Channel.