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Autel and MOTOR TruSpeed: Consistently Effective Repairs

Brake & Front End

Be effective, not efficient, the father of modern management theory, Peter Drucker, once said. He defined efficiency as accomplishing a task with the least amount of resources, such as time and effort, and effectiveness as choosing the right task to achieve with the desired goal defined and clearly visible. When Autel partnered with MOTOR Information Systems to bring its TruSpeed service and repair database to the Autel Ultra series line of advanced diagnostics tablets, its intent was to give it

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Perfect Stop announces summer promo

Auto Service World

A new summer promotion is underway from Perfect Stop with its 2024 Perfect Stop Powersports Promotion. Six grand prize winners will choose a powersports vehicle of their choice, worth up to $15,000. Another $25,000 in gift cards will also be … The post Perfect Stop announces summer promo appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Five Tips for your Next Wheel Bearing Job

Brake & Front End

Replacing wheel bearings can be a challenging task, akin to dental work with its intricate disassembly and stubborn parts. In this video, we share five essential tips to simplify your next wheel bearing job. Discover the correct use of heat to break up corrosion, when to rely on a press, how to ensure proper depth for cartridge bearings, the benefits of turning instead of prying, and the advantages of opting for loaded knuckles.

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New part numbers from Mevotech

Auto Service World

Mevotech has added 188 new part numbers, including 38 aftermarket firsts. This recent addition expands Mevotech’s TTX, Supreme and Original Grade product catalogues. Extending up to the 2023 vehicle model year, this release covers domestic and import passenger vehicles, pickup … The post New part numbers from Mevotech appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Sun Auto Tire & Service Acquiring Caliber Auto Care

Brake & Front End

Sun Auto Tire & Service announced the acquisition of 33 Caliber Auto Care locations throughout the state of Texas. The 33 Caliber Auto Care locations spread across Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio complement Sun Auto’s existing footprint in these markets, according to the company, “Our decision to acquire the Caliber Auto Care business, and Caliber’s choice to sell to Sun Auto , highlights the mutual respect both companies have for one another” said Sun Auto CEO Tony Puckett. “I

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SMP expands camshaft and crankshaft sensor program

Auto Service World

Standard Motor Products has expanded its camshaft and crankshaft position sensor program to include late-model import and domestic vehicles. Standard Cam and Crank Sensors feature advanced circuitry that resists electromagnetic interference, ensuring long-term accuracy. A high-strength neodymium magnet ensures the … The post SMP expands camshaft and crankshaft sensor program appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Five Tips for your Next Wheel Bearing Job

Tomorrow's Technician

Replacing wheel bearings can be a challenging task, akin to dental work with its intricate disassembly and stubborn parts. In this video, we share five essential tips to simplify your next wheel bearing job. Discover the correct use of heat to break up corrosion, when to rely on a press, how to ensure proper depth for cartridge bearings, the benefits of turning instead of prying, and the advantages of opting for loaded knuckles.

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Do EVs Require Special Brake Pads?

Tomorrow's Technician

Electric vehicles rely on regenerative braking to recharge their batteries and reduce wear on traditional brake pads, but they still require brake pad replacements every once in a while. Despite the efficiency of regenerative braking systems, factors like age, driving habits and environmental conditions can contribute to brake pad degradation over time.

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R2R advocate Baker exits AIA Canada

Auto Service World

Alana Baker has left the automotive aftermarket, leaving her position as vice president of government relations and research at the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. Baker posted to LinkedIn that she left as of June 5 and confirmed separately that … The post R2R advocate Baker exits AIA Canada appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Do EVs Require Special Brake Pads?

Brake & Front End

Electric vehicles rely on regenerative braking to recharge their batteries and reduce wear on traditional brake pads, but they still require brake pad replacements every once in a while. Despite the efficiency of regenerative braking systems, factors like age, driving habits and environmental conditions can contribute to brake pad degradation over time.

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Transmissions – CVT

Tomorrow's Technician

All transmission models have unique problems that are common to that model; JATCO CVT units are no exception. Technicians are facing an uphill battle when it comes to diagnosing and repairing CVTs if they don’t have the right information on hand. Knowing what the common issues are and understanding the options available to isolate and fix problems are the keys to a successful repair.

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Hertz Is Getting Rid of the EVs in Its Fleet, Their Teslas Now Selling for Cheap

autoevolution

Rental car company Hertz announced a change of plans after having tried to offer a greener fleet. Hertz is now trying to get rid of the EVs and is selling Teslas and other such cars with massive discounts. Hertz is ditching its electrification strategy that it kicked off earlier this year ( continue reading.

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Amsted Automotive Displays New Ways to Extend EV Range 

Tomorrow's Technician

Amsted will display a cache of multi-functional clutch technologies with benefits in ICE, EV and HEV platforms at the 24 th annual VDI Dritev Congress, the company said. VDI Dritev focuses on automotive powertrain topics and innovation. This year’s event takes place June 12-14, 2024, in Baden-Baden, Germany, bringing together more than 600 experts in the automotive industry.

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Elgin adds new hydraulic roller lifter/guide assemblies

Auto Service World

Elgin Industries’ popular Elgin Pro-Stock range of performance parts now includes original equipment-quality hydraulic roller lifter/guide assemblies for 2004 and newer Chrysler Hemi engines without multiple displacement system (MDS) cylinder deactivation. The new assemblies are available for non-MDS 5.7L, 6.1L … The post Elgin adds new hydraulic roller lifter/guide assemblies appeared first on Auto Service World.

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We Want To Know: Where Do You Buy Your Parts?

Brake & Front End

As important as which parts you select may be the question of where you find them. We’re interested in finding out where shops get the parts that go into their repairs and would appreciate your comments. From time to time, ShopOwner conducts surveys to help us guide our editorial direction and help our partners determine what’s important to you, our readers.

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We Want To Know: Where Do You Buy Your Parts?

Tomorrow's Technician

As important as which parts you select may be the question of where you find them. We’re interested in finding out where shops get the parts that go into their repairs and would appreciate your comments. From time to time, ShopOwner conducts surveys to help us guide our editorial direction and help our partners determine what’s important to you, our readers.

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World's Last Surviving Ramchargers 1970 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda Is Up for Sale

autoevolution

All-new for the 1970 model year, the third-generation Plymouth Barracuda moved nearly 49,000 units in its first year in showrooms. And that was an impressive figure compared to the previous years. However, only a few thousand units were ordered with the big 440- and 426-cubic-inch (7.2- and 7.0-liter) V8 engines, which m. ( continue reading.

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Nominations Open for 2024 Fleet Safety Award

Automotive Fleet

If you know a fleet or risk manager whose leadership and innovation have enhanced the safety of fleet drivers and their organizations, consider nominating them — or yourself — for the annual Fleet Safety Award!

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1970 Pontiac GTO Sports Original 455 V8, Hides Expensive Options Inside Out and Around

autoevolution

Here we go again – back to when gas was cheap, cars were pretty, and America was the biggest carmaker on Planet Piston. Not only that, but it made heaps of cool machines every year, icons of the automotive universe in their own right. Sadly, those days are all but gone – not just in Detroit, but nearly everywhere else. Fortunately, not all is (yet) lots, as survivors from that era make our day once in a while. ( continue reading.

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Beginner’s Guide to MIG Welding Basics (Video)

Eastwood

Metal Inert Gas welding – aka, MIG welding – is one of the most important skills you can learn as a restorer or fabricator. Compared to TIG welding, it’s also a fairly easy skill to pick up and learn, especially for steel projects. Nevertheless, there are some critical basics you must learn before you start running beads. For this video, we partnered with Keystone Met’l Company.

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Fresh 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser MOAB Edition Isn't Available for Sale, At Least Not Yet

autoevolution

Phoenix, Arizona-based Westcott Designs is not exclusively biased toward Toyota SUVs and trucks, but a great deal of its social media influence derives from it – as such, are we surprised to see an abundance of N400 Tacoma and 2024 Land Cruiser builds as of late? The Japanese automaker had a full few months in the mid-size crossover and. ( continue reading.

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Van’s Tire Pros Owner: ‘We are Proud to Offer Nexen Tire’

Tire Review Magazine

Josh Baughman, owner of Van’s Tire Pros with 14 locations throughout northeast Ohio, discovered Nexen Tire in 2006 when he worked for North Central Tire, a distributor in the Canton, Ohio area. “We were looking for a brand to expand our portfolio and Nexen was an option,” he said. “When we first looked at Nexen, we realized they had size options that we didn’t have available in our portfolio.

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Airstream's 24X Camper Van Lets You Create Dreams With a Swiss Army Knife-Like Interior

autoevolution

Class B RVs or camper vans have an indescribable allure. Well, Airstream is one of the manufacturers that has taken a crack at this growing industry and has succeeded. One unit that deserves our attention is the Interstate 24X, the "luxury Class B touring coach" before you today. While we've shed light on the Interstate 24X in the past, it's been almost two years since we last revisited this unit. ( continue reading.

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Battling Spring’s Unwanted Guests: Keeping Trucks Mice-Free

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Mice find hidden areas inside trucks to call home. Perhaps it's the dark quiet under the hood, or maybe the lingering warmth from the engine. As most techs have experienced, mice find wiring insulation and other plastic parts virtually irresistible, causing DTC codes or a no-start. These pests can cause other untold damage during their stay. How can you keep them out?

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Phase-Change Materials Can Give Never-Ending Power to Subsea Robots, Sensors, and More

autoevolution

We're constantly making strides to explore the space around our planet and in our galaxy, but the reality remains that we're not even close to completely knowing Earth itself. Did you know, for instance, that some 80 percent of the global seafloor is presently uncharted? Mapping the ( continue reading.

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Challenges Fleet Drivers Should Expect During the Summer

Automotive Fleet

Highlighting the risks associated with heightened traffic and unpredictable weather during the summer months, and ways to stay vigilant on the road.

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Real-Deal 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Flexes L34 Muscle, Good Luck Winning the Battle

autoevolution

1966 witnessed big changes in the Chevelle lineup, the most notable of which was the transformation of the Malibu Super Sport into the SS 396 lineup. The change didn't take long, as the Super Sport rebecame part of the Chevrolet Chevelle family three years later. The ( continue reading.

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Oil Change in Tampa, FL

RepairSmith

Need an oil change in Tampa but don’t have the time to visit a repair shop? No need to worry any more, AutoNation Mobile Service offers mobile oil changes for residents right here in Tampa, FL. Our expert technicians come directly to your location, saving you time and hassle. Learn more about the benefits of routine oil changes, when they are needed, and why choosing our mobile service is the smartest choice for busy Tampa drivers.

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BMW 7 Series Drag Races Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Result Is Very Conclusive

autoevolution

Over in the United States, both Mercedes-Benz and BMW have two plug-in hybrid full-size luxury sedans with six-cylinder engines hiding underhood. The vehicles in question have been recently tested by Sam CarLegion, and not surprising in the least, said comparison review also included a drag race. Before going any further, let's talk numbers. The Munich-based automaker claims 483 horsepower and 516 pound-feet (700 Nm) for the 750e xDr. ( continue reading.

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Radar Tires adds six SKUs to Renegade-X M/T tire line

Tire Review Magazine

Radar Tires is expanding its mud terrain range, the Renegade-X, a tire line launched in 2021 and designed in collaboration with Italian automotive design house GFG Style. The Renegade-X caters to off-road enthusiasts and features a “stealth” inspired design, Radar Tires said. The company is now offering 16 SKUs for this line, which was originally launched with 10.

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1959 Pontiac Catalina Isn't Your Average Survivor, You'll Hopefully Like the Body Style

autoevolution

Customers who walked into a Pontiac dealership in 1959 to get the brand-new Catalina had a difficult mission. The GM brand offered a varied lineup that included seven versions. The most obvious choice was the two-door sport sedan, which could be had for $2,633, but buyers willing to spend extra could also order a four-door sibling, a Sport hardtop coupe, a Vista hardtop. ( continue reading.

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Brake Repair: Ensuring Your Safety Behind the Wheel

Louisville Automotive Shop

Your vehicle’s brakes are a critical safety feature, allowing you to stop safely and avoid accidents on the road. Understanding the importance of brake repair is essential for maintaining your safety and the safety of others while driving. The Function of Brakes Brakes play a vital role in your vehicle’s ability to slow down or come to a complete stop.

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1962 Oldsmobile 98 Survived Four Decades in Storage, Fantastic News Under the Hood

autoevolution

Cars that spend decades in storage typically come with massive problems, not only in terms of rust but also from a mechanical perspective. Engines are typically in non-working shape, and if they're still there – as many classics lose their mills, becoming donors for other projects, they don't work and need major fixes. This won't be the case with this 1962 ( continue reading.

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The Importance of Regular Cooling System Maintenance for European Vehicles

RB Auto Service

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your European vehicle running smoothly and reliably for years to come. Among the various maintenance tasks, paying attention to your cooling system is paramount. Let’s delve into why regular cooling system maintenance is crucial for European vehicles. Preventing Overheating The cooling system is responsible for regulating the temperature of your engine.

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1973 Plymouth Duster Restomod Ditches Factory 225 ci Slant-Six for All-Time Great V8

autoevolution

As far as I’m concerned, the Plymouth Duster went from pretty to "meh" over the span of its overall life cycle. Early 70s models looked more rugged than their mid-70s counterparts, and the crossover happened in 1973 when Plymouth gave the Duster a new hood, grille, fenders, bumpers and taillights. If I had to name one thing that kind of ruined the look of the Duster for me, I couldn’t - because it wou. ( continue reading.

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Tire Care 101: Ensuring Safety And Performance On The Road

C and C Automotive

Your vehicle’s tires are its primary contact points with the road, making proper tire maintenance crucial for safety and performance. Understanding the essential tire services can help keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely. Let’s explore some key aspects of tire care: Tire Inspection Regular tire inspections are the first line of defense against potential issues.

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'Hypnotizer' Boss 429 Ford Mustang Shooting Brake Enjoys Scenic 3D Route in Fantasy Land

autoevolution

Currently, the S650 seventh generation 2024 Ford Mustang is the last American pony car left standing as production of the sixth generation Chevy Camaro and the L-bodied Dodge Charger, and Challenger ceased in December 2023. But that doesn't mean it can 'boss' everyone around, right? Starting at $31k, the current Ford Mustang is. ( continue reading.

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