Learn the latest automotive aftermarket trends for 2020, with our interpretation and analysis. We cover news and statistics from SEMA, AASA, CAN and the Auto Care Association, as well as other news on the auto parts industry. We also look at the impact of coronavirus and COVID-19 on the auto industry. The North American online automotive eCommerce ...

The ECU is your car's main computer The engine control unit (ECU), also commonly referred to as the engine control module (ECM) or powertrain control module (PCM), is one of the most important components found on virtually all modern vehicles. It essentially functions as the main computer for many of the vehicle's engine performance...

Automakers try to corner the market on repairs to the complex systems The rapid rise of crash-avoidance technology has set carmakers and repair shops on course for a collision that could determine who controls the $800 billion auto aftermarket in the digital age. Given the unprecedented sophistication of the systems,...

TIP 1 Check Inflation 90% of tire problems stem from under inflation especially if you have low profile tires you can visually tell if the tire is under inflated. So have them check at least once every month. And any time you have a tire deflation, it slowly deflates even without you noticing w...

Auto Repair Safety by Larry Carley copyright 2019 AA1Car.com Doing your own auto repair work can save you money, but it can also be dirty, dangerous work. The following tips are provided to help you avoid the dangers of auto repair so you don't injure yourself or someone else. Most of these tips are common sense warnings, but ther...