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Bestbuy celebrates members, vendors at annual gala

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Bestbuy Distributors held its annual gala dinner and warehouse trade event last weekend. The dinner was attended by shareholders and vendor partners at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel for a night of camaraderie and celebration. Long-standing shareholder members were recognized. … The post Bestbuy celebrates members, vendors at annual gala appeared first on Auto Service World.

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BYD Showroom Burns to the Ground After One Electric Car Bursts Into Flames

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Although statistics show electric vehicles are less likely to catch fire than gas-powered cars, some brands seem to get in the news more often because their cars burnt. BYD is one such brand, with many vehicle fires reported in recent years. However, this might simply be because the brand sells more vehicles than other brands. Electric vehicles have a bad reputation when it comes to vehicle fires despite the fact they are far less likely. ( continue reading.

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The top used vehicles consumers search for

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New research from Compare the Market found that used cars from American and Japanese manufacturers are the most sought-after worldwide, outshining newer market entrants from China. The study, which analyzed nearly 500 used vehicle models’ online search volumes over the … The post The top used vehicles consumers search for appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Stuck In Traffic: Why Quick Fixes Are Stalling Your Store’s Growth in a Competitive Market

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Imagine you’re stuck in traffic on your way to something important. Maybe it is your kid’s game, date night with your spouse or an important financial meeting. Traffic has slowed way down, and you’re itching to get moving. You can feel your blood pressure is up, and if your lane comes to a dead stop one more time, you might just break the steering wheel off.

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ChargePoint and CBRE Report Shows Increase in Workplace EV Charger Demand

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The demand for workplace electric vehicle charging stations is increasing as trends show a rise in charging sessions. More stations are needed, according to the report.

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Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Tech Isn’t ‘Just Around The Corner’ And Now Owners Can Sue Over It

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Elon Musk’s and Tesla’s lies about the readiness of actual full self-driving cars is starting to catch up with them. A judge has just rejected the Austin, Texas-based automaker’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit that the company misled owners – tricking them into believing their vehicles would soon have self-driving… Read more.

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His Cybertruck Broke Down Too Often, so He Pleaded With Tesla and Elon Musk for a New One

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Tesla's first all-electric pickup truck – the Cybertruck – looks like nothing else on the road today. Some would even call it the supercar of the pickup truck world because it has that divisive exterior design. That's not all there is to it, though. The EV has many more cool tricks up its sleeve. But if you can't enjoy your $100,000+ ride, then all that fancy stuff might no longer impress you.

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Supply, Lease-Returns, and Interest Rates Driving Near-Term Vehicle Market

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CAR 2024: An all-star panel of economists and data analysts find that used/wholesale vehicle prices and values will remain above the previous “normal” levels last seen in the late 2010s.

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Here's More Proof Tesla Faked Its Cybertruck Vs. Porsche 911 Drag Race

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When Tesla showed the Cybertruck beating a Porsche 911 down a drag strip while towing another Porsche 911 , everyone who knew anything about cars was a bit, well, skeptical. As more information came out and YouTubers did deep dives on whether or not the results shown by Tesla were actually possible, it turned out that… Read more.

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Commentary: The Canadian automotive aftermarket needs to plug in

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The automotive aftermarket is sitting on the sidelines as the electric vehicle transition takes place The post <span style=color:#ff0000>Commentary:</span> The Canadian automotive aftermarket needs to plug in appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Tesla Cybertruck Ends Up in a Ditch, It Looks Every Inch a Write-Off

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We have seen wrecked Cybertrucks before. But none seemed quite like this. The electric pickup truck ended up in a ditch full of water. The crash simply plucked out the door panels. It is indestructible. It is invincible. You can shoot at it, slam it with a baseball bat, metal ball, meteorite, or whatever. It just won't break. It just won't give in.

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Xiaomi Car Breaks Down Beyond Repair Minutes After Delivery, Owner Offered a Refund

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The debut of the first Xiaomi car, officially referred to as the SU7, was a hit, and the Chinese tech behemoth bragged about the solid demand on multiple occasions. The company's CEO went as far as saying that Apple users love Xiaomi's car, as more than half of the people w. ( continue reading.

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1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport: When Near-Flawless Personal Luxury Met Muscle

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Known as one of the most beautiful American cars of its era, the first-gen Riviera received an infusion of muscle in 1965 thanks to the addition of the Gran Sport performance package. By the late 1950s, GM was racing to come up with an answer for Ford's highly successful second-generation. ( continue reading.

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Stellantis Might Bring Back the Cuda, Trademark Filed for Iconic Nameplate Stateside

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Stellantis is on a roll these days, with multiple car brands within their portfolio launching all sorts of products and preparing others, most of which will tackle the battery-electric game. The automotive giant might also bring back some iconic nameplates to cash in more on these upcoming rides. As it happens, Stellantis recently filed a trademark with. ( continue reading.

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Is a True Z11 Gem With a Numbers-Matching L78

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When it comes to first-generation Chevrolet Camaros, there's no denying that the COPO ZL-1 is the ultimate iteration, the holy grail of the lineage. Featuring an all-aluminum V8 developed for drag racing, the ZL-1 was built in just 69 units. It's rare and quite expensive. ( continue reading.

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1958 Plymouth Belvedere "Black Widow" Is a Meaner "Christine" With 392 HEMI Power

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"Christine" and "Black Widow" are two of the most iconic nicknames of the automotive industry. The first one made the late 1950s Plymouth Fury famous thanks to a novel by Stephen King and a subsequent movie by John Carpenter. The second name adorned a 1957 Chevy that introduced fuel in. ( continue reading.

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Vandals Are Cutting Supercharger Cables, but Tesla Is on Top of It

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Reliable DC fast charging is what the US needs to accelerate the transition to zero-tailpipe emission vehicles. Most people won't drive an all-electric car unless they are able to comfortably travel long distances. The more Supercharger-like stations, the better. Sadly, vandals are now targeting existing locations and making life harder for those who have already made the switch.

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Archimedes 3D Printed Engine Will Send the Neutron Rocket Into Space at Least 20 Times

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Ever since SpaceX made reusability the most desirable trait of a spacefaring operation, all the companies working in this industry have shifted their attention toward making hardware that can fly to space more than once. And that includes a crew called Rocket Lab. Officially a launch service provider, ( continue reading.

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1964 Pontiac GTO Hides Rare Tri-Power/Auto Setup Under Yorktown Blue Hood

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Introduced for the 1964 model year, the Pontiac GTO got a significant makeover in 1965. The refresh saw the introduction of stacked dual headlamps and a slightly more aggressive front fascia. While this styling is usually the most popular with the GTO crowd, the first-year version remains my favorite. Yeah, it may look a bit bland, but it makes fo. ( continue reading.

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Tesla's Cybertruck Can Easily Tow an 8,000-Lb Trailer, but Not Very Far or for Cheap

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A capable all-electric pickup truck can be a great vehicle. Tradespeople, for example, will find it convenient to power their many tools without a generator and spend less on fuel (if they charge at home or the office). But when it comes to towing, things start to look rather disappointing. Suppose you have $100,000 lying around for a new pickup truck, and Tesla's triangle on wheels catches your eye.

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2025 Mazda CX-5 Hybrid Gets an Unofficial Preview Inside-Out, Looks Refreshingly Modern

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During Auto China 2024, the Japanese automaker showcased the potential successor of the Mazda6 business sedan as well as another attempt at making an all-electric crossover SUV. Dubbed EZ-6, the Changan and Mazda-m. ( continue reading.

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Users Lose Essential Android Auto Feature, the Workaround Is a Big No-No

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Android Auto fights distractions behind the wheel on multiple fronts, with Google Assistant in charge of the battle to let users interact with their apps while driving. Because the purpose is to let drivers keep their eyes on the road, Android Auto can also display notifications for apps installed on mobile devices. For example, if someone texts you while driving, Android Auto shows a notification on the dashboard screen, so your phone wo. ( continue reading.

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1970 Ford Torino Cobra Has Had One Owner in 54 Years; the 429 CJ V8 Shakes Cool Feature

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Ford dealt a heavy blow in 1969 when it won the NASCAR title with the help of its formidable fastback Torino racer, the Talladega. The publicity momentum gained on the track was enough to earn the Torino the Car of the Year award in 1970. To rise to the honor of the speedway hero, the street version of the hottest Torino (the Cobra) packed a 429 Cobra Jet Hemi-seeking missile that could put any Chevy in the rearview mirror.

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The One That Started It All! Airstream's "Clipper #1" Has Been Found and Restored

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The first of anything is clearly special, but when that first something signifies the birth of a legacy, it transforms into something else; it becomes an icon. With that in mind, we explore the very first riveted Airstream's story, the one before you today, all nice and shiny from a restoration process. Back in 2017, an Italian collector searching through forgotten corners of Mexico City ran across what was believed to be an original. ( continue reading.

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Now I've Seen Everything: Mirror Rose Gold Tesla Cybertruck Rides on Dual-Tone 30s

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Ladies and gentlemen, everything is possible in life – don't let anyone deter you from achieving even your wildest dreams. Seriously, only the sky is the limit – and not even that when you have enough money and love cars. This past week, I have seen the Rol. ( continue reading.

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Twin-Turbo Corvette E-Ray Makes Over 1,000 Wheel Horsepower, Sounds Absolutely Wild

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The E-Ray isn't your usual Corvette because it's the first-ever Corvette to benefit from hybrid assistance in the form of a front-mounted electric motor, which is connected to a 300-volt battery with a total capacity of 1.9 kilowatt hours. Although it features the very same 6.2-liter small block as the Stingray, the E-Ray is noticeably quicker from a dig.

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Mark Zuckerberg Has 'Disappeared' Megayacht Launchpad and Shadow Vessel Wingman

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No one buys a leisure craft like a superyacht, much less a megayacht, and sincerely welcomes the increased attention – and criticism – that comes with it. Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg can relate. Earlier this year, in what was dubbed a rather surprising move for one of the world's most un-billionaire-like billionaires, Mark Zuckerberg became a first-time superyacht owner.

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As If the Super Sport Package Wasn't Enough: 1963 Impala SS Has Big Upgrade Under the Hood

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The Super Sport package was born on the Impala in 1961. Available for only $53 in the first year on the market, the SS treatment didn't bring many changes, gradually becoming a highly desirable upgrade in the following years. In 1963, the Super Sport was already the model everybody was drooling over, contributing to the record sales the Impala eventually obtained in 1965 (when it became the first car in the US to sell more than 1 mil. ( continue reading.

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Isaiah Simmons Chooses Yet Another (NY) Giant, Tesla Cybertruck Dressed in White by Abushi

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At age 25, Isaiah Simmons has just about everything that's good in life – a 'god bod,' a great (sporting) career, plenty of mansion vibes around the place he calls home, and a growing personal garage. For those who don't know him because most likely they're not ardent ( continue reading.

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Ford Recalls Maverick, Escape, Lincoln Corsair for HPCM Software Error

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A small number of hybrid compacts based on the Ford C2 platform have been hit with a safety recall. Said vehicles could unexpectedly shift into neutral due to a hybrid powertrain control module software error, leading to a sudden loss of drive power. Of the 8,727-strong recall population, the Maverick Hybrid is listed with 8,369 units. The Escape Hybrid and the plug-in hybrid Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring, meanwhile, number 277 and 81 uni. ( continue reading.

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This Airplane-Inspired Camper Van Has a Versatile Interior That Maximizes Storage Space

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After going through the challenging process of converting vans into campers, some people are proud of their work but wouldn't do it again. On the other hand, others love it so much that they start their own van conversion business. That's what Erik Lokken did, launching Narrow Road Van Conversions. Today, I'm checking out one of the company's recently built mobile homes.

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Cozy, Carpenter-Built Camper Van Boasts a Unique U-Shaped Kitchen and a Hidden Shower

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When building a camper van by yourself, having certain skill sets can make the process a whole lot easier. For instance, if you're a carpenter, like the owner of the rig I'm checking out today, you might have an easier time crafting your dream camper interior. Meet Josh and "The Boondocker 3.0," a 2021 Ram ProMaster transformed into a ( continue reading.

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Short Camper Van Brilliantly Fits Many Features in Its Cozy Interior, It's Now for Sale

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Adventurers frequently choose vans with longer wheelbases for camper conversions due to the additional real estate they offer. However, even if you go for a model with a really short wheelbase, that doesn't mean you can't find clever solutions to make full use of the available space. Don’t take my word for it – I got just the example to prove what I just said.

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These Polish-Born Camper Vans Are Perfect for the Modern Nomadic Couple in Every Way

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It's nothing new that they do things a bit differently in Europe. With that in mind, I've decided to shed some much-deserved light on a crew dubbed Globe-Traveller. After this one, folks, some of us might be moving to Poland. The glorious machine, or rather, machines before us, are nothing more than Globe-Traveller's Falcon Series, a lineup of camper vans that present themselves like very few on the market if any at all.

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Perfectly Restored 1963 Dodge Dart Flexes Unique Hyper-Pak Dual Slant-6

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Introduced in 1960 as a full-size car, the Dodge Dart was relegated to intermediate duty in 1962. But that didn't last long because Dodge re-assigned the Dart to the compact car market in 1963. The nameplate spent more than a decade in this segment until it was discontinued in 1976. The Dart you see here is part of t. ( continue reading.

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New Hot Wheels Boulevard Set Is an Enticing Mix of Five Cars

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Hunting for Hot Wheels doesn't always go according to plan. I checked three different stores today and found nothing. But I've ordered a very special FD RX-7 from a different manufacturer, and I'll reveal it once it arrives. I sometimes feel somewhat ashamed looking for ( continue reading.

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Kia Electric Pickup Truck Spied in the US With EV9 Front End and Santa Cruz Taillights

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The Kia EV9 is the largest electric vehicle based on Hyundai's Electric Global Modular Platform. Slightly longer than the front-biased Telluride, the EV9 will soon get a pickup truck-bodied sibling. Spied by KindelAuto in the United States, the camouflaged prototype is also related to the EV9 crossover in terms of styling, not the internal combustion Tasman pickup truck.