Tools & Equipment

Two QuickTrick™ Alignment Products Entered into SEMA 2014 New Product Awards

Birmingham, AL… July 31, 2014 - QuickTrick™ Alignment, manufacturers of portable and compact alignment measuring system for cars, trucks and fleets announces new products entered into the SEMA 2014 New Product Awards competition including the new QuickTrick QuickSlide™ and
QuickTrick™ Fleetside 4WD.

The new product award competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the specialty automotive aftermarket at the SEMA Show. Award winners are announced on Tuesday, November 4 at the New Products Awards Breakfast, and are also recognized at the annual SEMA Industry Awards Banquet on the evening of Thursday, November 6.

With a QuickTrick™ tool, you can do your own alignment in your shop, in the pits and anywhere on the go, so you save money and aggravation. The system measures caster, camber and toe.

Race Ramps to Introduce New 4" Scissor Lift at SEMA Show 2014

ESCANABA, MI - Race Ramps, manufactured by Brute Technologies, will introduce the new 4-inch Scissor Lift ramps at the 2014 SEMA Show (Booth #21215). Utilizing the same solid core technology that is coated with an ultra durable exterior that won't scoot, slide or mark up floors, the 4-inch Scissor Lift enables low clearance vehicles to safely roll up to the correct height and position for the scissor lift.

Race Ramps are light weight and are easy to transport, maneuver and store. The ramps are designed as multiple pieces that safely interlock to create the perfect platform for use with the scissor lift. The 4-inch Scissor Lift ramps will accommodate vehicles with a wheelbase from 67" to 103". The ramps are 14" wide with a 3.86-degree approach angle.

CTEK Takes the Mystery Out of Battery Technology With New Educational Articles

Twinsburg, Ohio – CTEK Power, Inc. has released the first two in a series of 10 educational articles on battery technology for consumers. The series is designed to help take the mystery out of batteries, battery chargers and battery maintenance.

The first article, “Why Do Vehicles Have Batteries?,” helps consumers understand all the functions that a battery performs. The second article answers the question: “How Do Batteries Work?” The third article will talk about “Different Types of Batteries.”

“Until they are stranded with a malfunctioning battery, many consumers do not realize how critical batteries are to the electrical system in their vehicle,” explained Matt Ingram, regional sales manager for CTEK. “Part of our objective in publishing these articles is to help drivers understand the advantages of using a state-of-the art battery charger and maintainer like the units that CTEK manufactures and how it can extend the life of their battery and help keep them on the road.”

LOCKING WHEEL NUT KEY BAG

NEW PRODUCT FOR SEMA-2014
LOCKING WHEEL NUT KEY BAG
New colors availability

• It's a simple solution to a problem often overlooked.
• Avoids the expense in replacing a lost Locking Wheel Nut Key.
• Bright color bag to be handed out to customers of new or used vehicles
• Easy to find by service technicians when needed.
• Easy to find by customer in the eventual case they need to replace a tire on the road.
• The perfect useful gift for your valued customers. They will certainly appreciate it.
• Customized logo printing available. An excellent promotional tool.
• Nice and long lasting poly-cotton fabric.

PRW Industries, Inc. Expands VISA Gift Card Rebates product offering on all PRW and Performance Quotient Performance Parts through the end of 2014

PRW Industries, Inc. Expands Visa® Gift Card Rebates product offering on all PRW and Performance Quotient /PQX Branded Performance Parts Through the End of 2014

Offer Valid Through All US and Canadian Distributors

Perris, CA - Due to overwhelming demand, PRW has announced that they will expand their popular Visa® Gift Card Rebate Program through the end 2014 racing season or while supplies last. This offer is available through all authorized PRW distributors in the United States and Canada. Product eligibility changes every two months so be sure to check the website to see which PRW products will get you a quick $10 - $20 Visa® Gift Card in the mail. Visit www.PRWrewards.PRW-USA.com to find which products qualify.

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Bobbie DuMelle Joins CTEK Power, Inc. as Executive Vice President of Sales

Twinsburg, Ohio – CTEK Power, Inc. has announced the appointment of Bobbie DuMelle as the company’s new executive vice president of sales. Most recently, DuMelle was vice president of sales and marketing for Schumacher Electric. She will report to Andreas Naeslund, president of Americas for CTEK.

DuMelle is responsible for overseeing CTEK’s sales team in North and South America and helping the company grow into new market segments. DuMelle brings a strong background to CTEK in leading sales, marketing and service teams in the automotive industry. She also has valuable experience in supply chain management. In addition to working at Schumacher Electric for eight years, DuMelle has experience running her own company, DuMelle & Associates and in sales and marketing for General Cable Corporation.

Roger Parker Joins CTEK Power, Inc.

Twinsburg, Ohio – Roger Parker, an experienced automotive business manager, has joined CTEK Power, Inc. as the company’s logistics coordinator and inside sales representative. Most recently, Parker was general sales manager for Fitzgerald Automotive Group and spent four years as the park services director at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

In his new role at CTEK, Parker will help lead technical support for the company. He will also be responsible for order fulfillment, customer service, inventory planning and marketing support for CTEK’s sales team.
“Roger’s exceptional interpersonal skills combined with his automotive experience, including his time as an ASE certified automotive technician, provides CTEK with a strong technical support background that will benefit our customers,” said Andreas Naeslund, president of Americas for CTEK.

CTEK Power, Inc. Names Andreas Naeslund as President, Americas

Twinsburg, Ohio – CTEK Power, Inc. has announced the appointment of Andreas Naeslund as the company’s new president, Americas. Naeslund will oversee sales, marketing, customer service and distribution for the company’s leading brand of smart charging battery systems in the North and South America markets. He will report to Jon Lind, CEO, CTEK Group.

“I’m excited to join CTEK, a company that is a respected supplier of premium car manufacturers worldwide,” said Naeslund. “CTEK has a strong team of professionals and an innovative product lineup that is beloved by customers around the globe. I look forward to the challenge of expanding our technologically superior battery charging solutions into a broader number of market segments.”

The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer Powered by CTEK is Now Available

Twinsburg, Ohio – The Official Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer is a fully automatic 8-step charger that maximizes battery life and performance. The charger can solve a broad range of battery-related problems and is the perfect charger and maintainer for collector car owners with exacting demands. The Official Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer delivers selectable 0.8 A or 4.3 A to 12 V batteries from 1.2–110 Ah and is suitable for maintenance charging up to 160 Ah. CTEK is one of a handful of elite companies with an official licensing agreement with Barrett-Jackson. Visit www.barrett-jackson.com, www.smartercharger.com/barrett-jackson or phone 800-941-7611.
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RUPES BIGFOOT: 1 STEP Random Orbital Polishing System

RUPES BIGFOOT: 1 STEP Random Orbital Polishing System
The innovative polishing system designed by RUPES S.p.A. is a revolutionary new method that reduces polishing time and creates a hologram-free surface.
Compared to traditional polishing systems, which include multiple steps of cutting, polishing and hologram removal, the BigFoot® simplifies the working process by combining all three actions into just a single step.
This system, composed of the innovative BigFoot random orbital polishers combined with the RUPES polishing foams and compounds, are creating a dramatic change in car body shop and car detailing markets.
What are the main advantages?
The new BigFoot polishers are amazing tools that enables customers to obtain excellent results with a time saving up to 50%. Technicians using the Bigfoot system use fewer steps, less time, less compound and generate greater profits.

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