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SMP expands VVT program

Auto Service World

Standard Motor Products (SMP) expanded its variable valve timing (VVT) program. New Standard VVT Solenoids are now available for popular General Motors vehicles like the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer and the 2020-19 Cadillac XT4, … The post SMP expands VVT program appeared first on Auto Service World.

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VVT Sprockets and Solenoids

Brake & Front End

Advanced engine management systems like VVT play a crucial role in achieving this balance by allowing for dynamic adjustments to valve timing. Key Topics Covered: The role of Variable Valve Timing in engine performance and efficiency Comparison between fixed valve timing and VVT systems Common issues with OE VVT solenoids and the importance of quality replacements Detailed examination of the VVT solenoid from the Ford 5.4L V8 engine Design flaws in original solenoids and the superior engineering

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Clip lift set released by Steck

Auto Service World

Steck Manufacturing introduces the five-piece Clip Lift Set (STC21470), designed for automotive technicians, auto body repair and DIY enthusiasts. This kit makes popping plastic fasteners, clips, upholstery, door panels, trim and more effortless. It includes five different offsets in three … The post Clip lift set released by Steck appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Toyota Chooses Communities to Receive EVgo Fast Chargers

Brake & Front End

According to Toyota, high-power 350kW chargers at each location are to be installed, owned and operated by EVgo and feature simultaneous charging. The California sites are targeted to be operational in 2025. “Providing ‘Mobility for All’ is our north star as we look to support and facilitate equitable EV charging opportunities for all customers,” said Christopher Yang, group vice president of business development for Toyota Motor North America.

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Auto Value members wrap up cruise

Auto Service World

Auto Value shop owners and auto parts professionals embarked journey this June with the Alaskan Adventure Cruise. More than 60 attendees set sail starting in Seattle, Washington, with participants enjoying an all-inclusive VIP experience aboard Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the … The post Auto Value members wrap up cruise appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Financial Foresight For A Smooth Succession

Brake & Front End

This article was written by Mark Battersby A succession plan for the business can help ensure that a closely-held or family repair shop, however big or small, will continue to operate successfully when the owner or owners exit, retire, pass away or are suddenly incapacitated. Successfully Planning Succession A succession plan is, in essence, a blueprint should there be a changing of the guard – which is inevitable sooner or later.

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Purolator launches summer filter promo

Auto Service World

Purolator Filters, a division of Mann+Hummel has kicked off a rebate promotion for retailers and service shops across North America. In time for the summer vacation travel season, consumers can receive a rebate of up to $15 on qualifying oil, … The post Purolator launches summer filter promo appeared first on Auto Service World.

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New Porsche after sales leader in Canada

Auto Service World

Matthias Wacker is the new Porsche Cars Canada after sales head. He joins from Porsche AG where he held various management positions in after sales and supply chain strategy for the past five years. His started with the company in … The post New Porsche after sales leader in Canada appeared first on Auto Service World.

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AIR CONDITION FOR YOUR AUTO REPAIR BUILDING

AutoShopOwner

Please put this topic in a better place for me. I would like to know how many shops have air conditioning for their shops. Our office has air, but not the shop. If you have it, has it paid off and has it made a difference in you technicians.

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Brake Boosters: Enhancing Braking Power

Tomorrow's Technician

Vacuum brake boosters will probably be with us for a long time. Heck, even the Tesla uses a vacuum powered brake Booster is the most efficient and economical way to amplify the force exerted by the driver. But where the booster gets its vacuum is changing. Many cars and trucks use a vacuum pump to power the brake booster on their gas, diesel, and even electric powered vehicles.

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Can't Make This Up: Tesla Cybertruck Owner Wants To Test Wade Mode, Gets Stuck in the Lake

autoevolution

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has built an idyllic image of the Tesla Cybertruck's capabilities. The electric pickup can survive the Apocalypse, is bulletproof, tougher than any other truck, and, guess what, it can also "serve briefly as a boat" if the need arises. With expectations set so high, it's no wonder people mock the Cybertruck at every chance they get.

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Toyota Chooses Communities to Receive EVgo Fast Chargers

Tomorrow's Technician

Toyota Motor North America , guided by its “Empact” vision to address equitable EV charging and mobility for all, has revealed the first communities that will receive DC fast chargers (DCFC)—Baldwin Park, CA, and Sacramento, CA. According to Toyota, high-power 350kW chargers at each location are to be installed, owned and operated by EVgo and feature simultaneous charging.

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1959 Chevrolet Impala Emerges From Texas With a Little Surprise Under the Hood

autoevolution

1959 was the year when Chevrolet went all-in on its full-size strategy after the massive refresh introduced a year earlier. The GM brand was still involved in a fierce battle with rival Ford, but its secret weapon was now a model fully prepared to become a money-making machine as a standalone series. The Impala was no longer part of the Bel Air series, helping Chevrole. ( continue reading.

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Mastering Mechanic Truck Selection and Customization: Your Comprehensive Guide

Automotive Fleet

Mechanic trucks are an essential component of many operations, but choosing the right one can be daunting. Our Guide to Selecting and Customizing Mechanic Trucks is your roadmap to success. Explore expert advice on specifying and upfitting for peak performance and productivity.

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Man Buys 1965 Ford Mustang From Family of MIA Vietnam Soldier, Incredibly Rare Color

autoevolution

Ford wanted the Mustang to be an affordable pony, and at some level, the car aligned with these expectations. Buyers who wanted a Mustang could stick with the six-cylinder hardtop and pay only $2,320 for the base configuration when sticking with the 3-speed manual transmission. The convertible was more expensive at $2,557, while the 2+2 fastback that saw daylight in September carried a price tag of $2,553.

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Phoenix cop pulls over errant Waymo self-driving car that 'freaked out'

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Video , Government/Legal , Weird Car News , Technology , Autonomous Vehicles , Police/Emergency Continue reading Phoenix cop pulls over errant Waymo self-driving car that 'freaked out' Phoenix cop pulls over errant Waymo self-driving car that 'freaked out' originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 8 Jul 2024 13:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Excel II from SunLite Trailers Is a Different Kind of Pop-Up: Camp Wherever, Whenever

autoevolution

Ultimate freedom on the road means a lot of things to a lot of people. For those for whom it means the freedom to "camp wherever, whenever" in a weather-resistant, quite cozy habitat that's one step up regular camping, SunLite has the Excel Tent Trailer. The Excel Tent Trailer, or simply Excel II, is a different kind of pop-up. As its name says, it's essentially a trailer, and it carries a fiberglass opening bo. ( continue reading.

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Survey Highlights Fleet Concerns & Priorities: Cost, Safety, and EV Adoption

Automotive Fleet

The findings show over 81% of respondents said finding new solutions to make their fleets more efficient is a priority.

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One of the Few Tesla Cybertrucks in China Has Already Been Totaled

autoevolution

Tesla hasn't started exporting the Cybertruck, with the US being the sole market where the electric pickup truck is officially available to order. However, this doesn't mean that wealthy people across the globe haven't been able to buy the Cybertruck. One Tesla fan was not only able to import a Cybertruck into China, but it also managed to crash it in record time, proving that it isn't invincible, after all.

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Engine Spark Knock: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

Danny’s Engineportal

Danny's Engineportal - Helping Solve Automotive Engine Problems Engine spark knock, sounds like a metallic knocking, pinging or rattling noise, coming from your engine. Engine spark knock, is usually heard, during moderate to heavy engine acceleration. And, usually occurs after the engine, has [.

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Android Auto Users Rejoice: Top App Gets Highly Anticipated Update

autoevolution

Android Auto makes substantial progress on all key fronts, as the application not only receives new updates regularly but also lands in more cars and gets integrated by more high-profile developers. The Android Auto ecosystem is expandi. ( continue reading.

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2024 Fleet Hall of Fame Nominations Announced

Automotive Fleet

New members of the Fleet Hall of Fame will be selected this year from a field of 14.

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This All-American Teardrop Cost Me Only $17,000 To Complete and Ready for a Family of Four

autoevolution

Every day, I'm out there searching for the best deals on campers and travel trailers, and if there's one style that is the most affordable, it's the teardrop. Well, in that spirit, we explore UkanCamp's Scissortail Squaredrop, which is a sort of teardrop on steroids. Ladies and gents, UkanCamp is one of those crews that I'd ( continue reading.

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Yokohama Rubber supplies its GEOLANDAR X-CV as OE on Mazda’s CX-70

Tire Review Magazine

Yokohama Rubber is supplying its GEOLANDAR X-CV (Pattern No. G057H) tires as original equipment (OE) to Mazda Motor Corporation for use on the automaker’s new crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-70, sales of which were launched in North America in April. The tire size is 265/55R19 109V. The GEOLANDAR X-CV tire being supplied as OE represents a new standard in highway terrain tires that Yokohama Rubber developed to meet the M+S (mud & snow) standard for high-performance crossover SUVs, which have inc

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This '68 Charger R/T Had One Owner Since It Was New, Hides Neat Tricks on the Underside

autoevolution

When the Dodge Charger came around in 1966, it offered buyers a muscle car that still retained its luxury traits, with four individual bucket seats and plenty of leg, hip, shoulder, and headroom for all four occupants. It also proposed a 426 Hemi V8 on top of the 361 eight-banger (a one-year-only offer). However, it didn’t break the bank, and in the first two years, some 43,000 units were sold.

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Yokohama Rubber supplies its GEOLANDAR X-CV as OE on Mazda’s CX-70

Tire Review Magazine

Yokohama Rubber is supplying its GEOLANDAR X-CV (Pattern No. G057H) tires as original equipment (OE) to Mazda Motor Corporation for use on the automaker’s new crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-70, sales of which were launched in North America in April. The tire size is 265/55R19 109V. The GEOLANDAR X-CV tire being supplied as OE represents a new standard in highway terrain tires that Yokohama Rubber developed to meet the M+S (mud & snow) standard for high-performance crossover SUVs, which have inc

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All-New 2025 Nissan Murano Was Long Overdue, For Now, We're Getting an Unofficial Preview 

autoevolution

General Motors had to fight off Toyota to keep the sales crown of America's first-half automotive deliveries and bar one; all other Asian carmakers thrived in a slow-burning market. While the second-quarter deliveries only rose by 0.1% according to predictions, Toyota m. ( continue reading.

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Working Smarter: Takes Hard Work to Achieve

AutoInc.

Just like professional anglers, auto shop owners believe in the value of hard work. A professional angler doesn’t just cast their line randomly; they work with knowledge, skill, and strategy to catch the best fish. Developing new skills and empowering your team is like preparing for a successful fishing trip – it requires patience, dedication, and consistent effort.

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F1 Meets Hollywood: What Do We Know About the New 'F1' Film?

autoevolution

Sport and film have been intertwined since the first cinema was opened to the public in the late 1800s. Most sports have had their day in the Hollywood sunshine, from boxing's 'Rocky Balboa' trilogy, football's 'Any Given Sunday,' and soccer's 'Escape to Victory' featuring the great Brazilian Pele. Motorsport, too, has had several films based around it.

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Almost All Ice Cream Truck Music Is Controlled By One Company

Jalopnik

If you’ve ever heard an ice cream truck playing a little jingle as it drove down your street on a hot summer day , you’ve been touched by the marketing genius of Bob Nichols. You’ve never heard of him, but he’s the guy responsible fo r all of the music that gets played out of nearly every ice cream truck across the… Read more.

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Motocross Bikes See These F-15 Eagles Flying Overhead and They Immediately Start Racing

autoevolution

At the end of last month, people flocked to The Wick 338 racing circuit in Southwick, Massachusetts, to see some of the best people in motocross go after each other in the race held there as part of the SMX Monster Energy AMA Pro Motocross National Championship. But instead of only seeing bikes, they were also treated to a spectacle in the sky thanks to the U.S.

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Refined Rides: Your Blueprint for Running a Successful Collision and Restoration Shop

DRIVE

Run Your Business the Right Way for Bigger Profits The automotive world is as exciting and fast-paced as the cars it creates. If you want to increase the profits in your shop, you’ll need to lay the groundwork with efficient policies, procedures plus more effective tactics. But succeeding requires more than just car know-how. As the owner, you’ll need a well-rounded approach that includes excellent customer service, streamlined operations, smart marketing plans and a commitment to always improvi

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Georgia Barn Is Packed With Classic Goodies: '50 Bel Air, '64 Pontiac Le Mans, '65 Impala

autoevolution

How many gearheads can say they still have their first car, the car they drove to their high school prom, and their first car from when they started a family? That’s not the same car, by the way, but three different automobiles. Here’s a man from Georgia who can stand tall and proud, as the trio is still in his collection (which also includes some sweet classic gems).

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Lax Hygiene Greatest Risk of Dealership Data Breach, Expert Says

AutoSuccess

Terry Dortch, a seasoned expert with 25 years of experience as the CEO of Automotive Risk Management Partners , advocates that human eyes, hands and experience remain a primary strategy against identity theft crimes in auto dealerships. “No dealership can be 100% secured from compliance lapses and data breaches, even where computer systems oversee digital networks, but in my 25 years protecting dealerships from compliance and security lapses, lax information hygiene remains a dealer’s greatest r

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Virtual All-New 2025 Mitsubishi Lancer Is No Evolution XI, but It's Still Based on an Evo

autoevolution

Although the US automotive sales could have been better during the year's second quarter, most carmakers thrived – especially the Asian ones. Bar one, of course. It's interesting to note some of the conundrums. General Motors, for example, barely kept its. ( continue reading.

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Change is Inevitable. Learn to Welcome it!

DRIVE

Let’s face it. Change will happen. It’s a constant in business and life. It’s often driven by technological advancements, shifting customer preferences, or economic ups and downs. For small business owners, adapting to change is not just an option; it’s a necessity for survival and… Check out the entire column by Jim Saeli HERE in Ratchet+Wrench!

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This 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80 Just Sold for $170,000, Can You Guess Why?

autoevolution

The Toyota Land Cruiser 80 Series dates all the way back to the year 1990, yet is still regarded as one of the most desirable iterations of this iconic off-roader. However, there’s a big difference between being desirable and being worth more than a brand-new 2024 Range Rover Autobiography. What we have here is a 1997 Land Cruiser FZJ80, which has spent the entirety of its existence in California.

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