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ASW Conversations: Josie Candito bids farewell

Auto Service World

A long-time fixture on Toronto’s auto repair scene has shut her doors. Josie Candito’s Master Mechanic High Park franchise location officially wrapped up business on June 30, ending a 25-year run in Toronto’s west end. Her shop was recognized with … The post ASW Conversations: Josie Candito bids farewell appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Considering Auto Detailing Training? Discover Dry Ice Cleaning

Automotive Training Centre

Auto detailing is an intricate art that goes beyond washing and waxing vehicles. It involves a meticulous process of cleaning, restoring, and finishing the exterior and interior of a car to achieve a show-quality level of detail. As technology advances, so do the methods used in auto detailing. One such innovative technique gaining popularity is dry ice cleaning.

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Most large SUVs fail safety tests

Auto Service World

Large sport utility vehicles are often seen as the embodiment of road safety due to their imposing size, but new ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveal significant differences in safety performance among popular models. The Jeep … The post Most large SUVs fail safety tests appeared first on Auto Service World.

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BayIQ's Integration with Tire Guru

BayIQ

Efficiency and customer satisfaction are key to a successful business in the auto repair and tire service industry. One way to achieve both is through the integration of powerful tools like BayIQ and Tire Guru. This blog post will cover BayIQ’s integration with Tire Guru, explain the two-way integration, and highlight the benefits of these systems working together.

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From the Magazine: Mastering business mechanics

Auto Service World

Jobbers dive into how shop owners can drive their business forward, while also offering insights into how they’re working to serve ASPs better The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Mastering business mechanics appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Transfer Cases and AWD/4WD Systems: Operation and Troubleshooting

Tomorrow's Technician

In today’s world of all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles, the transfer case is a crucial component responsible for distributing power from the transmission to the front and rear axles. In four-wheel drive vehicles, the transfer case splits the torque output, sending power to both the front and rear differentials, enabling all four wheels to receive power when needed.

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Luminosity Megayacht, Still Abandoned, Is Now for Sale at Half the Price

autoevolution

This gives an entirely different meaning to phrases we, the non-millionaires of the world, must be familiar with – phrases like "everything must go" and "half off everything." One of the world's greenest and most innovative superyachts is for sale at half its estimated value. That superyacht is technically a megayacht that's been described by builder Benetti as "a. ( continue reading.

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This 1977 Corvette Flexes Triple-Rare Package: Rare Engine, Rare Transmission, Rare Color

autoevolution

I must warn you from the very beginning that you'll hear the word "rare" a lot in this piece, pretty much because it's the only way to accurately describe this 1977 Chevrolet Corvette. The new Corvette was more expensive than ever in 1977, and customers who walked into a Chevy dealership to check out the upgraded model were often surprised. ( continue reading.

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How to Build An Auto Shop Marketing Plan

Bolt on Technology

Running an auto repair shop these days is about more than just turning wrenches. To really get customers through the door and keep 'em coming back, you need a smart game plan. To attract new customers and retain existing ones, you need a well-crafted marketing plan tailored to your target audience and business goals. Developing an effective marketing strategy may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be.

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Rare and Extremely Low-Mileage 1987 Buick GNX Gets First Wash and Polish in 36 Years

autoevolution

In January 2024, a 1987 Buick GNX with extremely low miles on the odometer crossed the auction block for a whopping $231,000. The vehicle had been in storage since it was new, with just 282 miles (454 km) on the clock. Some six months later, it returned to the spotlight without the storage dust it was wearing at. ( continue reading.

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Steering Clear of Theft: How to Protect Your Fleet Vehicles from Being Targeted

Automotive Fleet

Tips you can give your fleet drivers to keep their vehicles from being stolen. Plus, facts and figures on vehicle thefts.

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New 2025 Ford Focus Makes Scripted Return to North America As Mustang-Inspired Hatch

autoevolution

Ford has almost gone all-in on crossovers and SUVs in the New World, as the latest generation Mustang remains the brand's sole low-slung survivor in our market. Everything else is either an SUV or a pickup, with the occasional electrification twist, and it's a sad sight to any true petrolhead. You remember when the Blue Oval used to be commit. ( continue reading.

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Pugh’s Tire exemplifies a tireless commitment to service over four generations

Tire Review Magazine

Stacey and Frankie Pugh, president and VP of Pugh’s Tire in Greenville, North Carolina, are the embodiment of what happens when four generations commit to hard work, customer care, community involvement, and adapt to change. Their Grandpa George Pugh founded Pugh’s Tire & Service Center in 1945 as a corner gas station known as George Pugh Shell Station, and in 1962 their father Sammy Pugh became the mastermind in expanding the tire and automotive service side of the business.

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Survivor 1969 Road Runner Costs Base 2024 Mustang Money, You Can Drive It Home Right Away

autoevolution

In 1968, Plymouth added yet another spin-off of the trusty Belvedere to the lineup (after the Satellite and the GTX): the Road Runner. A no-show, all-go machine for the average Joe who had a lead foot and a light wallet, the new Plymouth was equally assorted, with an affordable price and a hefty punch. The first generation was by far the main star of the nameplate, and 1969 was the best year for the humble-looking muscle car.

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Hanook’s iON evo to be OE on the Porsche Taycan electric sports car

Tire Review Magazine

Hankook Tire ’s first EV summer tire with ISCC PLUS certification (ISCC = International Sustainability & Carbon Certification), the iON evo, is now OE for the updated Porsche Taycan electric sports car. The tire is derived from the Hankook iON Race tire, which has been used exclusively on the vehicles competing in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship since 2023.

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This Affordable Sprinter Camper Van Is a Snug Tiny Home on Wheels for a Mother and Toddler

autoevolution

Caring for children isn't easy, especially when they're very young. But what if you were to do that in a tiny home on wheels? Some might say a mobile lifestyle with a youngling is impossible. However, plenty of people with kids have moved into mobile homes and found life on the road fulfilling. Today, I'm discussing a DIY camper van that serves as a home on wheels for a mother and her toddler.

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Pugh’s Tire exemplifies a tireless commitment to service over four generations

Tire Review Magazine

Stacey and Frankie Pugh, president and VP of Pugh’s Tire in Greenville, North Carolina, are the embodiment of what happens when four generations commit to hard work, customer care, community involvement, and adapt to change. Their Grandpa George Pugh founded Pugh’s Tire & Service Center in 1945 as a corner gas station known as George Pugh Shell Station, and in 1962 their father Sammy Pugh became the mastermind in expanding the tire and automotive service side of the business.

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This Modern 24-Foot Tiny House Blends Coziness With an Urban Chic Aesthetic

autoevolution

The tiny house movement started out as a minimalist revolution as people sought to simplify their lives and break free from the excesses of modern living. In the beginning, tiny homes were basically do-it-yourself small buildings equipped with just the bare necessities, but over the years, manufacturers discovered there was plenty of space for experimentation in the realm of tiny house design.

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Hanook’s iON evo to be OE on the Porsche Taycan electric sports car

Tire Review Magazine

Hankook Tire ’s first EV summer tire with ISCC PLUS certification (ISCC = International Sustainability & Carbon Certification), the iON evo, is now OE for the updated Porsche Taycan electric sports car. The tire is derived from the Hankook iON Race tire, which has been used exclusively on the vehicles competing in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship since 2023.

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The Dodge Hornet Is the Slowest-Selling Compact SUV in America, and Thus, Quite Lame

autoevolution

What’s the deal with the Dodge Hornet? I’m picturing Jerry Seinfeld bringing this up during one of his sets. I mean, this is the “least-Dodge” vehicle I’ve ever seen. It’s even relatively fuel efficient. How can you even call yourself a Dodge and not be a gas guzzler? What? That’s funny, right? I should stick to my day job?

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Stop Scrambling for Used Car Inventory

AutoSuccess

It’s no secret that dealers are facing a complex set of challenges when sourcing used car inventory. While supply constraints have been a major focus, it’s also important to consider how demand dynamics are influencing the used car market and complicating dealerships’ ability to source inventory effectively. Shifting economic conditions, financing rates and consumer preferences collectively dampen demand and complicate the sourcing of inventory.

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The Terra m2_Tiny House on Wheels Packs a 3-Level Interior Into a Very Compact Footprint

autoevolution

Tiny houses have come a long way from the early days when they embodied the minimalist approach to everyday living: compact, basic, and in touch with nature. But that's not to say that tiny living has lost that distinguished feature completely. Recent years, with all the unexpected developments they brought, including the terrible 2020 and the international health crisis, as well as the subsequent financial and housing crisis, have s. ( continue reading.

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Vogue Tyre adds two new sizes to its custom built radial lineup

Tire Review Magazine

Vogue Tyre has introduced two new sizes to its custom-built radial lineup: the 275/50R22 Custom Built Radial SCT2 White/Gold and the 245/40R19 Custom Built Radial White/Gold. The 275/50R22 Custom Built Radial SCT2 is designed as the original equipment (OE) fitment for popular SUVs, crossovers, and truck vehicles such as the Cadillac Escalade and Ford F-150 Limited.

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1971 Ford Torino 500 Spent 28 Years in a Tennessee Forest, Trees Nearly Swallowed It Whole

autoevolution

The Fairlane, introduced in 1955 and canceled at the end of the 1970 model year, endured as a staple of Ford Motor Company for sixteen years. Its replacement, the Torino, lasted only until 1976 (after it was first used in 1968 as an up-scale variant of the Fairlane). Scrapping two nameplates in one year (the Fairlane and the Falcon) wasn’t to the public’s taste, as sales dropped considerably in 1971.

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Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Declined in June

Automotive Fleet

Sales conversion is running several points above the previous three years, including 2021, indicating that buyer demand is relatively strong despite all the uncertainty in the market.

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The Hunt Is On for the New Hot Wheels Collector Edition Dodge

autoevolution

I was always fascinated listening to my dad talking about his old coin collection. He knows so many details about each piece that it's almost hard to grasp someone can remember so much information. But then again, he has been at it for 40+ years. I have collected ( continue reading.

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Wholesale vehicle price indices reach 39-month lows, but erosion potentially plateaus

Auto Remarketing

The respective Black Book and Cox Automotive used-vehicle value indices both reached their lowest levels since March 2021, but the erosion in wholesale prices could be on its way out, according to analysis accompanying one of the reports. Cox’s Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index came in at 196.1 last month, down 8.9% year-over-year and 0.6% month-over-month, when adjusting for mix, mileage and seasonality.

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Bugatti Needs a Track To Get the $5.4-Million W16 Mistral Past 260 MPH, and It's Urgent

autoevolution

Bugatti is faced with a dilemma – where to find a track suited for test-driving the W16 Mistral roadster before the car enters production? At face value, the question shouldn’t even exist – after all, why can’t the carmaker take their prototype at the same track where the Chiron broke the 300-mph barrier? Well, the question is not ‘where,’ but ‘when,’ as in ‘when is the circuit available for. ( continue reading.

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Vogue Tyre adds two new sizes to its custom built radial lineup

Tire Review Magazine

Vogue Tyre has introduced two new sizes to its custom-built radial lineup: the 275/50R22 Custom Built Radial SCT2 White/Gold and the 245/40R19 Custom Built Radial White/Gold. The 275/50R22 Custom Built Radial SCT2 is designed as the original equipment (OE) fitment for popular SUVs, crossovers, and truck vehicles such as the Cadillac Escalade and Ford F-150 Limited.

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Chevy Corvette Drags R35 Nissan GT-R on Short Course; Result Is Nevertheless the Same

autoevolution

Not long now, the Corvette galaxy will explode in a million stars to the tune of the new 2025 ZR1. Meanwhile, the sun is setting for the R35 Nissan GT-R as the Japanese grand tourer is saying goodbye to America. As far as the rumor mill is concerned, the date of July 25 is going to be somet. ( continue reading.

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Executive Spotlight with Pat Driscoll of The Certified Agriculture Group

AutoSuccess

In this episode, Brian interviews Pat Driscoll from the Certified Agricultural Group to explore the opportunities in selling vehicles to farmers in the United States. Pat highlights the vast potential, noting there are 2 million farms nationwide, each averaging three trucks, with nearly half of them replacing a truck annually. This equates to about 900,000 trucks purchased by the agricultural sector each year.

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Honda Recalls Certain CR-V Sport Utility Vehicles Over Missing Tire Information

autoevolution

American Honda Motor has recently identified a problem affecting 1,725 units of the 2024 Honda CR-V sport utility vehicle. As it happens, the 235/60 by 18-inch tires fitted to said crossovers may be missing TIN information. To be more specific, the four-digit date code on the sidewall. As you're well aware, said four-digit code should be read as the week and year of manufacturing.

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APCO Holdings, LLC, Acquires Rider’s Advantage

AutoSuccess

APCO Holdings, LLC (APCO) , a provider and administrator of automotive Finance & Insurance (F&I) products and home to the EasyCare, National Auto Care (now EasyCare), GWC Warranty and Crystal Fusion brands, has acquired Rider’s Advantage. This strategic acquisition closely follows that of Crystal Fusion on May 1. The addition of Rider’s Advantage marks a significant milestone as APCO further expands its product portfolio for powersports dealers, agents and lenders.

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South Carolina Sheriff Buys 17 New Mustang GTs for His Deputies, Wants ‘5.0’ Badge Visible

autoevolution

Have you ever been to Richland County? It’s in South Carolina, and we don’t advise you getting caught breaking the law over there, because the Sheriff’s Department will be on your tail in a hurry. As a matter of fact, they just traded in their old Chevrolet Camaro patrol vehicles for brand-new Ford Mustang GT spec models, 17 of them in total.

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Cox midyear review: Consumers’ waiting game slows growth of auto market

Auto Remarketing

The theme of Cox Automotive’s 2024 midyear review is… wait for it … No, I mean, that’s the theme: Wait for it. Uncertainty is the name of the game right now in the automotive market, according to chief economist Jonathan Smoke and Cox’s team of analysts, as consumers wait for any number of things — including. TO READ THE FULL STORY BECOME A MEMBER Login The post Cox midyear review: Consumers’ waiting game slows growth of auto market appeared first on Auto Remarketing.

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China About to Build the World's First Proper Flying Car Factory

autoevolution

The automotive industry came into this world more than a century ago, technically at the time when Ford came up with the idea of creating assembly lines for automobiles, thus allowing mass production at affordable prices. And for the better part of those decades both the industry and the vehicles it produced largely remained the same. But we are living through a time of change, and by that I don't mean the switch from internal combus. ( continue reading.

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Cox Automotive Names Joe Kichler to Brand New Position

AutoSuccess

Cox Automotive announced it has promoted Joe Kichler to senior vice president of digital inventory and supply chain solutions. In this new and expanded leadership position, Kichler will assume responsibility for all Manheim digital tools—including the Manheim Digital Marketplace—while continuing to guide Cox Automotive’s leading logistics businesses, Central Dispatch and Ready Logistics.