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Meineke Car Care Centers and Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance announce new supply agreement



SAN ANTONIO (December 20, 2010) – Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance) and their Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper shareholder members have been named an approved supplier to the Meineke Dealer Purchasing Co-operative, Inc., Meineke Dealer Association and Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc.

Nearly 900 Meineke Car Care Center franchised shops will now have access to some 300,000 parts, supplies, and accessories at more than 2,300 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper parts stores across the United States and Canada. Meineke Car Care Centers are some of the fastest growing and most productive car care service centers in the industry, servicing close to ten vehicles per day on average at each location.

“We're thrilled and honored to have been granted this approval from Meineke, and we look forward to building very strong and mutually productive and profitable relationships on a local level, with each Meineke franchise owner across the U.S. and Canada,” said Jon Owens, VP of Sales and Market Development for the Alliance. “Almost every Meineke location is a family-owned and operated business, just like our members companies. So, we speak their language and we know what it takes to help them succeed.”

“Our car care centers are excited to now have access to the Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper program. Bringing them on board enhances our overall supply base, and ensures our franchisees have ready access to all of the parts, supplies, and tools they need to stay competitive, minimize downtime, and provide superior customer service no matter where they're located,” stated Tom Kirby, Director of Product Development for Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc.

“The Meineke Dealer Association is proud to welcome such a quality supplier as Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper to our Dealer Purchasing Co-op and look forward to the additional value offered to our members,” said Rick Urso, Product Committee Chairman, Meineke Dealer Purchasing Co-op.

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