News

  • SMP Announces New Pro Training Power Hour

    January 2023

    SMP is proud to announce the Pro Training Power Hour. Power Hour is a free, live-virtual technical series presented by Standard’s professional trainers, geared towards technicians. It joins Standard’s award-winning portfolio of training programs, which include Standard® Pro Training On-Site and Live-Virtual training sessions, an On-Demand library, and a Masters Series.

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  • SMP Closes the Year with 214 New Part Numbers

    December 2022

    SMP has introduced 214 new part numbers in its December new number announcement. Included in the release is new coverage for 88 product categories, and 84 part numbers for 2021, 2022, and 2023 model-year vehicles.

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  • SMP Expands Collision Repair Program Offering

    November 2022

    SMP continues to expand its comprehensive Collision Repair program. The collision market is large, growing, and extends well beyond body work and paint. Standard’s Collision Repair Program offers more than 7,500 parts to meet the demand. Every component is a direct-fit replacement and is designed to correctly integrate with the electronic safety systems found on today’s vehicles.

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  • SMP Launches 365 New Numbers

    October 2022

    SMP has introduced 365 new part numbers in its October new number announcement (NNA). Included in the release is new coverage for over 100 product categories, and 110 part numbers for 2021 and 2022 model-year vehicles.

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  • SMP Continues Growth of Ignition Coil Program

    October 2022

    SMP continues to add to its aftermarket-leading Ignition Coil program, which includes more than 800 Coils providing 99% coverage for import and domestic vehicles. Each Coil is designed to deliver improved durability and a longer service life. When the OE fails, technicians trust Standard® and Blue Streak® to deliver a Coil that will last.

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  • SMP Expands ADAS Program Offering

    September 2022

    SMP continues to expand its aftermarket-leading Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) program. ADAS in today’s vehicles is already helping to save lives and prevent injuries. Minimizing human error has been identified as a key factor in reducing the number of vehicle collisions resulting in serious injury and death. Standard® is dedicated to continuously adding new product categories and late-model applications to meet industry demand.

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  • SMP Introduces Over 300 New Part Numbers

    August 2022

    SMP is pleased to announce the addition of 314 new part numbers in its August new number announcement. This release covers over 100 product categories and includes over 100 part numbers for 2021 and 2022 model-year vehicles.

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  • SMP Awards $20,000 Across Two Scholarships Programs

    August 2022

    SMP is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 scholarships: The Blue Streak® ‘Better Then, Better Now’ Scholarship and the SMP ‘Women in Auto Care’ Scholarship. Four students pursuing educations in automotive technology and repair are awarded scholarships to apply toward their education at an automotive technical school or college.

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  • SMP Releases 832 New Part Numbers in First Half of 2022

    July 2022

    SMP has released a total 832 new part numbers during the first half of 2022 for its Standard® and Standard® Import brands. SMP continues to help distribution partners capture additional business, as 286 of these numbers were aftermarket exclusives, meaning they were not available in the aftermarket before SMP’s release. To date this year, SMP has released parts covering 180 different categories and over 200 part numbers for 2021 and 2022 model-year vehicles.

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  • SMP Expands GDI Program Offering

    July 2022

    SMP continues to expand its aftermarket-leading Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) program. GDI technology has been an integral part of helping to improve fuel economy while reducing emissions, and can be found on more than half of the U.S. fleet. In fact, the use of GDI engines has grown by over 600% since 2010.

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