The Auto Pride Product Department focuses on providing a well-defined strategy that arms our members and their customers with the most relevant parts coverage. By leveraging pricing, inventory control, sourcing, purchasing and warehouse operations, we deliver brand-driven products that address the high demands technicians require. Our product team emphasizes on First-to-Market lines and conducts annual program reviews and line analysis which allows for opportunistic buys. Auto Pride works with many different vendors which increase our opportunity for savings.
Network Member Warehouse Distributors provide valuable "street intelligence" that enables us to better understand the ever-changing market conditions, product innovations, pricing and quality control that are required in today's industry. Utilizing this information, the product team works diligently with manufacturer partners to offer the most effective purchasing, marketing, promotional and training programs, while ensuring the highest-quality products and services.
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT CATALOG
Our quarterly T&E catalog concentrates on service, repair and replacement parts which feature the most recognized professional shop products in the industry.
- First to Market
- Annual Program Reviews
- Category Line Analysis
- Market Intelligence
- Service Dealer Preferred Brands
- Inventory Modeling
- Opportunistic Buys
- Private-Label Products
- Up-to-Date Policy Changes
DRiV™ is a unique company with a foundation that reaches from the Model T to the Model E, and includes 31 of the best known, respected and enduring aftermarket brands including MOOG®, Monroe® Wagner®, Fel-Pro®, Champion®, and National®. We are driven to elevate the ride experience through technology and high performance solutions, delivering innovation, quality and unparalleled service to our customers.
Preferred category: Clutch
Headquartered in Fenton, MO, AMS has been a high quality, customer focused, ISO certified aftermarket supplier for over 30 years. Categories include automotive & heavy-duty clutches, lift supports, and power sport batteries.
Preferred categories: Rotating Electrical, Power Steering & Calipers
After acquiring and consolidating multiple companies, including Remy, BBB provides new or remanufactured starters, alternators, brake calipers, steering gear, pumps or rack & pinion assembly meeting or exceeding OE fit and function.
Preferred category: Performance Chemicals
Today, CRC is a global supplier of specialty products and formulations, manufacturing over 1,300 items and developing specialized formulas to meet the unique needs of the Automotive, Marine, Heavy Truck, Hardware, Electrical, Industrial and Aviation markets. CRC serves customers around the world with manufacturing and distribution throughout North, Central and South America, Europe, South Africa and Asia-Pacific marketing areas. CRC operates 26 facilities that produce more than 80 million cans of aerosol products each year.
Preferred category: Oxygen Sensors
Established in 1949, Denso is a global automotive components manufacturer headquartered in the city of Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Denso supplies a wide range of products and systems as a Tier 1 supplier trusted by the world's automotive manufacturers.
East Penn Manufacturing
Preferred category: Batteries
Started by the Breidegam family in 1946. Karl Gasche joined in 1947 and the DEKA brand was born. East Penn Manufacturing is one of the world's leading battery manufacturers with over 8,000 employees, 450 product designs, and hundreds of awards for manufacturing and environmental excellence.
GMB North America
Preferred category: Water Pumps
Founded in 1943, GMB is one of the largest manufacturers of OE and Aftermarket automotive products. Known for their manufacturing quality with universal joints, water pumps, and tensioner and idler bearings. Additional categories include fan clutches, wheel hub assemblies, fuel pumps, and timing belt kits with water pumps.
Motorcar Parts of America
Preferred category: Rotating Electrical
Located in Torrance, CA, MPA was founded in 1968. Employs over 3,000 employees in 8 locations, across 4 countries and 2 continents. Product categories include new and remanufactured starters, alternators, master cylinders, hub assemblies and bearings, brake power boosters, and turbochargers.
Preferred category: Lighting
Philips Lighting's roots date back more than 125 years to the business founded by Frederik and Gerard Philips in 1891 in the Dutch town of Eindhoven. Throughout its history, the company has been at the forefront of many of the lighting industry's major advancements.
Preferred categories: Oil Filters, Air Filters, Cabin Filters, Fuel Filters and Transmission Filters
Since 1996, Premium Guard Inc. (PGI) has been focused on designing, manufacturing and distributing products for automotive, diesel, power-sports and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil filters, air filters, cabin filters, fuel filters and transmission filters for automobiles and trucks. When it comes to the aftermarket, PGI places the most emphasis on quality. Fit, form and function must exceed all specifications set by the original equipment manufacturers. PGI is committed to a product that meets or exceeds OEM standards on all levels of performance and functionality. PGI has formed global alliances and partnership that allow the quality of product while maintaining competitive costs. Our QC engineers validate quality throughout the PGI supply chain with systematic auditing and testing procedures.
Preferred categories: Antifreeze/Coolant, Brake and Power Steering Fluid, Windshield Washer Fluid
Prestone manufactures and markets antifreeze/coolant, brake and power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid and other leading vehicle maintenance products. Prestone antifreeze/coolant has protected vehicle systems since 1927.
Preferred category: Clutch
German manufacturer of automotive parts, producing powertrain and suspension components. Every year, there are more than 10 million new vehicles equipped with SACHS dampers and shock absorbers.
Preferred category: Hub Bearings
Founded in 1907 in Gothenburg, Sweden, SKF is the world's largest bearing manufacturer employing 44,000 people in 17,000 distributor locations encompassing 130 countries. Categories include bearings, seals, lubrication and lubrication systems, maintenance products, mechatronics products, power transmission products, and condition monitoring systems.
Standard Motor Products
Founded in 1919 as a partnership with Elias Fife and Ralph Van Allen and incorporated in 1926. SMP employs over 4,400 and generates over a billion dollars in net sales, operating in more than 25 facilities around the world.
Preferred category: Hubs Bearings
Founded in 1898, Henry Timken obtained a patent for a roller bearing and was incorporated in 1899. Headquartered in Canton, OH, Timken posted $3.6 billion in sales in 2018 and employs more than 18,000 operating in 35 countries.
Trico Group, LLC
Preferred category: Windshield Wipers
HQ in Rochester Hills, MI. Trico, then known as Tri-Continental Corporation, invented the windshield wiper blade in 1917. The original Trico Plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Trico is one of the leading manufacturers of windshield wiping systems and windshield wiper blades, with plants on five continents.