Motor Age's primary mission is to provide sound technical and management information and trends to the service dealer, in order for him or her to service and repair vehicles effectively while making a reasonable profit. This ensures that the owner can provide a professional atmosphere, proper training and benefits to employees. Finally, Motor Age strives to create a sense of community among these small business owners through our Web site, www.searchautoparts.com.

Motor Age is a monthly trade journal supporting independent automotive service providers by providing professional information to ensure a reasonable profit. Founded in 1899, it is the premier source and interactive community forum for the best available technical, management, product and resource recommendations and emerging solutions for today's dynamic service challenges.

Motor Age Staff

Michael Willins, Group Content Director
Michael has been involved in the automotive industry since 1997. He was formerly Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Automotive Body Repair News. In 2005, under Mike's direction ABRN won the Advanstar Communications "Magazine of the Year Award." Prior to that he was senior editor of Aftermarket Business. With Mike's help Aftermarket Business earned the 2004 Gold Key Award as Publication of the Year given out by the Association of Automotive Publication Editors.

Tschanen Brandyberry, Managing Editor
Tschanen Brandyberry (her name is pronounced Shannon) took on the duties of managing editor of Motor Age in January 2008 after serving as associate editor of Aftermarket Business. Before joining the Advanstar Automotive Group in 2006, she was a copy editor at The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio, and had been the city editor for The Daily Chief-Union in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Tschanen is a graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, with a degree in journalism.

Pete Meier, Technical Contributor
Pete Meier is an ASE certified Master Technician and sponsoring member of iATN. He has over 35 years practical experience as a technician and educator, covering a wide variety of makes and models. Now, as technical editor for Motor Age, his primary goal is to bring working technicians the information they need to succeed.

Contact Information

You can e-mail the Motor Age editorial staff at the following addresses:

Michael Willins - mwillins@advanstar.com
Tschanen Brandyberry - tbrandyberry@advanstar.com
Pete Meier - pmeier@advanstar.com

To communicate with our contributing editors, submit a recommendation for a shop profile or suggest topics for stories or technical coverage, contact Tschanen Brandyberry.

Subscription Information

Motor Age is a professional trade magazine with a controlled circulation of 139,000. It is distributed free to qualified repair shops, but there is a waiting list for new subscribers. One-year rates for non-qualified subscriptions are $70 in the United States and $106 in Canada and Mexico. International surface rates are $106. For information, call (866) 529-2922 (domestic inquiries); (218) 740-6395 (Canada/international).

Motor Age is an automotive trade publication that supports the International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN).