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News Briefs 6/26/13

AAA expects to aid more than 8 million motorists this summer.

Epicor Software Corp. says that its Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) system for auto service businesses generates more than 350,000 completed job estimates per month — a nearly 150-percent increase since 2012.

Jay Sevigny, a former Gaylord Opryland executive, has reportedly signed a multi-unit development agreement with Express Oil Change for the Nashville, TN market. The Nashville Post reports that Sevigny plans to open five Express Oil Change & Service Centers over the next three to five years.

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service locations are adding digital menu boards from AutoNetTV as a part of Tuffy’s nationwide renovation initiative.

The Tire Choice & Total Car Care has launched an application for iPhones, allowing users to shop for tires and schedule service appointments. The Tire Choice has roughly 35 locations in central and south Florida.

ASA and Autoshop Solutions Inc. have launched the first phase of the redesigned asashop.org, including a new “Find an ASA Shop” locator.

Saab Automobile Parts North America now offers limited warranty coverage on labor costs for a term of 24 months/24,000 miles. This added coverage complements the existing 24-month/24,000-mile coverage that’s standard on all OE Saab Genuine Parts & Accessories the company sells.

RNR Custom Wheel & Tire Express has opened its 10th corporate location on South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, FL. It is the company’s second location in the city. RNR sells custom wheels and tires on weekly, bi-weekly or monthly installment payments, as well as cash.

• Weston, FL-based Tint World has added HID conversion kits and spray guard liners to its private-labeled automotive accessories program.

GM has selected Allstate Roadside Services as its new roadside assistance provider. This pact covers all eligible GM vehicles in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

50 Below, an ARI Network Services company, has updated its website platform for tire and wheel dealers. This includes mobile shopping and purchasing upgrades, streamlined quote and service requests, and new tire and wheel comparison shopping and packaging.

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