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From the Magazine: Chemical reaction

Auto Service World

By understanding the chemistry, we better understand the fire risks and how to respond when there’s a fire The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Chemical reaction appeared first on Auto Service World.

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4 Reasons to Consider Automotive Sales Training in 2024

Automotive Training Centre

Is entering the automotive sales industry a good idea? This is a valid question, particularly in the wake of the 2020 pandemic, which has significantly impacted vehicle supply. Nearly four years later, the state of the industry seems uncertain; however, based on our professional experience, there are many reasons why pursuing automotive sales is still a great idea.

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What you can’t do after you’ve quoted a customer

Auto Service World

Many sales advisors make the mistake of delivering the price to the customer … and then leave them in stunned silence. Tom Amero, certified elite trainer at Elite, a training company that works with the automotive aftermarket, calls it a … The post What you can’t do after you’ve quoted a customer appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Monitor Water Quality When Servicing Coolant

Tomorrow's Technician

MODELS Chrysler/Dodge/RAM 2013-2024 All Models Through warranty analysis and component testing, it has been confirmed that filling the vehicle cooling system with any water other than distilled water can lead to coolant leakage through the water pump mechanical seal. If “tap or well” water is added to the cooling system to dilute concentrated coolant, hard particulates and minerals that may be present in most “tap or well” water will build up between the water pump mechanical seal faces as the c

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Tesla Denies Battery Pack Replacement to 2021 Model 3 Owner Left Stranded Twice

autoevolution

Ryan Thomas was a Tesla supporter long before he purchased his used 2021 Model 3 RWD with 15,000 miles on March 29, 2022. He said his battery electric vehicle (BEV) has a promised EPA range of 272 miles, which it never achieved. The good thing was that it was more than enough for Thomas to travel from Babcock Ranch to his work in Sarasota, Florida, and back.

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HVAC Diagnostics

Tomorrow's Technician

What can cause a vehicle to blow cold? It is always the first cold snap when your shop is visited by customers complaining of no heat or the defroster is not working. Getting to the root cause of the complaint might require looking at several components under the hood and in the cabin. No Coolant = No Heat Verify coolant level and condition. If the system is low, the heater core is the first to lose coolant flow, causing a lack of heat in the passenger compartment.

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This 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman Is a One-Year Gem You Probably Never Knew Existed

autoevolution

In 1958, Chevrolet celebrated its 50th anniversary by introducing special-edition range-topping models for each division. Buick got the Limited Riviera, Pontiac launched the Bonneville, and Chevrolet introduced the fancied-up Bel Air Impala. While the Limited remained a one-y. ( continue reading.

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Hyundai and Kia Owners Getting Free AirTags to Stop Kia Boys

autoevolution

Nothing seems to stop the Kia Boys from stealing and wreaking the cars they find on the street, so now the police across the United States are ready for the next step in their plan. The authorities in Howard County, Maryland, will give away AirTags to Hyundai and Kia owners specifically to track their vehicles. Car owners who don't have an iPhone will get a Samsung. ( continue reading.

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Warrior Leadership: The Main Ingredient

AutoSuccess

Warriors may passionately and openly hate their enemies, but it is not the hate for what is in front of them, but rather the love for who is behind them that inspires them to fight. If you’re reading this, you probably think for yourself, because you are actively working on improving yourself at this moment. Most likely no one told you that you must read this, so why are you reading it?

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2026 Dodge Durango Sends Digital Hellcat Vibes, Looks Like a Blue-Collar Super SUV

autoevolution

While the current Challenger and Charger are about to bite the dust, Dodge has reportedly decided to keep the aging Durango around for a few more years. The third generation has been constantly upgraded since it broke cover in 2010, but it cannot hide its age. Pricing for the &lt. ( continue reading.

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Engine Damage – Look For Deterioration, Before It’s Too Late

Danny’s Engineportal

Danny's Engineportal - Helping Solve Automotive Engine Problems Danny Bender Engine Damage – Look For Deterioration, Before It’s Too Late Danny's Engineportal It’s not always easy to recognize, when your vehicle is suffering from possible engine damage. Many symptoms can be overlooked and seen as “normal.” (Engine Damage) While not all symptoms may threaten the life of [.

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Rivian R1S Owner Discovers Fast Charging Is Costly, Won't Take the EV On Long Trips Again

autoevolution

Early adopters had a good run. Fast charging was free or very cheap for a couple of years. But now, things are changing. With very few exceptions, gas has gotten cheaper. It might even enter a downtrend soon. Electricity dispensed by DC chargers has not. EV owners like this Rivian R1S customer must deal with the new reality and adapt. However, they still have a way to keep EV ownership costs low.

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CAFM Live Returns to the 2024 NAFA Institute & Expo

Automotive Fleet

CAFM Live covers all eight Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) certification modules.

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1962 Pontiac Grand Prix Flexes Highly Desirable Engine Option, Rare Factory Correction

autoevolution

A first-year Pontiac Grand Prix that looks like it’s been sitting for many years, waiting for restoration, hopes it would eventually receive the highly anticipated overhaul after showing up on eBay. The car checks many boxes for a restoration candidate while also coming with rare goodies, including a factory correction you don't see daily. 1962 was the year when the Grand Prix came to be based on. ( continue reading.

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President Biden Guilty Of Helping Hunter Biden Buy Ford Raptor With Dirty Chinese Money Or Something

Jalopnik

If you’re not glued to your television screen and mainlining Fox News 24 hours a day, it can be hard to keep up with all the nefarious things that President Biden is accused of doing. Apparently, he’s incredibly corrupt, and, in fact, he’s so corrupt that no one can even find actual evidence of his corruption. Don’t… Read more.

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Tesla Cybertruck's Most Important Technical Details Revealed in the EPA Documentation

autoevolution

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has listed the documents that Tesla filed to certify the Cybertruck. Unfortunately, the range data is unavailable, but the documents are still full of exciting details, such as the Cybertruck's configurations and battery capacity. Tesla did a lousy job revealing the ( continue reading.

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Lia Block Is Ready To Trade Rallying For Open-Wheel Racing

Jalopnik

Open Lia Block’s Instagram on any given day, and there’s a good chance you’ll find her at a distinct race course somewhere on the planet. Block, who is the 17-year-old daughter of the late Ken Block , spent her 2023 on an absolute tear, becoming the youngest person to win the American Rally Association championship … Read more.

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This Custom Tiny Home Surprises With an Elevator Bed and a Slide-Out Home Office

autoevolution

Tiny living was once seen as just a fad, a niche segment of the housing market. In the last decade, tiny houses have become a viable alternative to traditional housing, addressing the affordability crisis. And besides offering a long-term residence, compact dwellings also come with the added bonus of mobility and convenience. Since the popularity of these homes has been on a continuous upward trend, the pre-loved ( continue reading.

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Tremble And Debase Yourself Before The Almighty Five-Rotor Mazda

Jalopnik

New Zealand’s Mad Mike Whiddett is among the coolest dudes in motorsport, and he’s obsessed with making loud Mazda rotary engines and ripping smoke from his tires. For over a decade he’s been building wilder and wilder cars, topping his own builds with every new release. He thought he had peaked when he unveiled the… Read more.

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2025 Toyota Corolla Cross GR Sport Is More Mature Than Ever in the Digital World

autoevolution

The Japanese automaker is not letting any month slide away without a bundle of novelties – December was earmarked for the annual Kenshiki Forum in Brussels, Belgium. Over in Europe, the novelties ran far and wide – from additions to the commercial business like the Proace Max van and Hilux Hybrid 48V to previews of the battery-powered things. ( continue reading.

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Elon Musk Never Considered That Dangerous AI On Earth Could Follow Him To Mars

Jalopnik

For at least the last decade, Elon Musk has been obsessed with the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. Almost as obsessed as he is with escaping the shackles of Earth to live on Mars. According to reports from the time , Musk was afraid that artificial general intelligence was going to advance to a point that… Read more.

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Unassuming 1971 Mercury Cougar Hits the Dragstrip With Hidden Mods, Runs 11s

autoevolution

The jury is still out on which vehicle kickstarted the muscle car era. Some say it's the Pontiac GTO, while others point out the Chrysler C-300 and Rambler Rebel of the 1950s. I think we can trace everything back to the 1949 Oldsmobile 88. However, I also believe that we owe the muscle car segment to the drag racing wars of the early 1960s.&l. ( continue reading.

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Kumho Launches New All-Weather Grand Touring Tire

Tire Review Magazine

Kumho Tire has launched its new Solus HA32 grand touring, all-weather tire. Developed for the drivers of passenger cars, CUVs, and SUVs looking for all-weather capability including snow traction, Kumho said the Solus 4S HA32 provides stable driving performance on wet, dry and snow-covered roads. This tire features a V-shaped directional tread pattern with wide lateral grooves to enhance traction and resist hydroplaning and bears the Three Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMS) symbol for severe snow ser

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Tesla Owners Share Their First Model 3 Highland Impressions, and Two Things Stick Out

autoevolution

Tesla started deliveries of the refreshed Model 3 in October, and the first owners who got their new toys are ready to share their impressions. Although many praise the new design and improvements, two things stick out like sore thumbs when asked what they hate the most about the Model 3 Highland. Tesla Model 3 Highland has already been delivered to customers in Europe, Asia, and Australia, although it's still unavailable in North Am. ( continue reading.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Car Enthusiasts

RepairSmith

With snowflakes beginning to fall and Christmas songs blaring at the mall, we’re reminded that it’s time to start gift-hunting for year-end festivities. If you have that one person in your life who’s particularly crazy about cars, finding a present can be a little challenging. (Honestly, you can only give so many dashboard bobblehead dolls.) But, worry not.

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One-Owner 1973 Charger 440–4 Is Too Original To Let It Get Away, Is It Worth the Price?

autoevolution

The third-generation Dodge Charger emerged during a turning point in the history of not only the marque but also the whole of the American motoring paradigm. It was released for the 1971 model year and lasted until what is generally agreed upon to be the end of the ( continue reading.

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Prolonging Your Car Battery Life: Dos and Don’ts

RepairSmith

Here’s a scenario none of us want: Stuck in an empty parking lot with a dead battery, wondering what to do. To make matters worse, it’ll be a dark, stormy night, and the parking lot lights go out. But enough of the doom-mongering. Knowing how to care for your car’s battery can prevent unexpected breakdowns — and we’ll show you how. This way, you can avoid that heart-sinking ‘click-click’ the next time you turn the ignition key. 1.

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The Scrambler X2 Is Juiced's Newest Generation E-Bike: It's Here To Continue a Legacy

autoevolution

"What do you mean it wasn't a scrambler but looked like one?" "Yeah. It had the headlight, the wheels, the seat, and even the frame, but it friggin pedals and a chain, you know, like an e-bike." "Right." "No, really, look." Folks, the two characters above are simply discussing one of their visual encounters with one of Juiced Bikes' latest additions to the. ( continue reading.

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Pre-Winter Car Maintenance Checklist Every Vehicle Owner Should Follow

The Mechanic Doctor

The Mechanic Doctor - Resources for Amateur and Pro Auto Mechanics Have you ever considered how to prepare your car for an icy freeze? The seasonal shift and temperature drops require going the extra mile. Your vehicle requires attention for handling the snowy pavement and cold mornings ahead because American winters have been extremely harsh in the last few years.

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Android Auto in New Cars: The Struggle and The Fix

autoevolution

Android Auto not working correctly is no longer news, as the application tends to break down for the most insignificant reason. However, you wouldn't expect Android Auto to misbehave in a brand-new 2023 car, especially as the integration on the vehicle side should already be more refined. Well, getting a 100% reliable Android Auto experience is still a challenge, whether you drive an old or a new car.

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Riding The Wave Of Success: Search Marketing Strategies For Powersports Marketing

Woobound

Introduction To Powersports Marketing And The Importance Of Search Marketing Strategies Powersports marketing is a highly competitive and dynamic industry that encompasses a wide range of recreational vehicles, including motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and personal watercraft. With an increasing number of consumers seeking exhilarating outdoor experiences and adventure, the powersports market has witnessed significant growth in […] The post Riding The Wave Of Success: Search Marketing Stra

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2025 Ford Bronco and Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Clash Early Across Imagination Land

autoevolution

Unlike Ford, which is counting on the hype surrounding the S650 Mustang to carry it into the next model year, where the refreshed 2024 F-150 series awaits, Toyota is one of the most prolific carmakers in the world – including across the crucial North American region. Sure, the Blue Oval company doesn't even need more to keep the headlines &ndash. ( continue reading.

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eDriving CEO Retires

Automotive Fleet

Founder and CEO Ed Dubens has been working for the company for more than 30 years, shaping eDriving's trajectory from its formation in the UK into a global presence in the field of driver risk management.

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Porsche Celebrates Production Milestone With a Madeira Gold Metallic-Painted 2024 Panamera

autoevolution

Wholly owned by Porsche AG, the Leipzig assembly plant can trace its roots back to 1998. That's when the German automaker shocked pretty much everyone with its announcement that a sport utility vehicle would join the Neunelfer and Boxster in the lineup. Leipzig would also be the home of the bite-the-back-of-your-hand pretty Carrera GT, a V10-engined supercar that should have numbered 1,500 examples.

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Volie Successfully Achieves SOC 2 Compliance

AutoSuccess

Volie, Inc. announced the successful completion of its System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type ll audit, achieving compliance with the leading industry standards for customer data environment for its customers. Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), a SOC 2 information security standard is a report that validates controls relevant to security, availability, integrity, confidentiality and privacy.

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The Vixen 21 TD Is a Sports Car in Motorhome Disguise From Designer Behind the DeLorean

autoevolution

Muscle car pioneer Bill Collins is best known for having gifted the automotive world with the iconic Pontiac GTO and DeLorean DMC-12, but the talented engineer is also the mastermind behind another automotive masterpiece, a high-performance motorhome called the Vixen. Dubbed the sports car of motorhomes, the Vixen was designed as a response to the GMC Motorhome but was meant to outdo its rivals in terms of handling, speed, fuel consumptio. ( continue reading.

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automotiveMastermind Adds Feature to Help Dealers Better Manage Inventory

AutoSuccess

automotiveMastermind (aM) announced the company has officially launched Turn. This product enhancement will allow dealers to improve their vehicle turn rates by predicting the customers that are most likely to purchase that vehicle. Turn will be accessible to all users of Mastermind, aM’s automated sales and marketing platform. “With inventory finally returning to normal industry levels, dealers will once again need to carefully manage those slower moving models that create a drag o