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SMP releases hundreds of new product numbers

Auto Service World

Standard Motor Products announced 208 new part numbers, providing new coverage in 72 distinct product categories and 115 part numbers for 2022-2024 model-year vehicles. The Standard’s Emission Control program introduced Vapor Canister Purge Pumps for popular General Motors SUVs like … The post SMP releases hundreds of new product numbers appeared first on Auto Service World.

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VISION 2024 | Rev Up Your Marketing With the Video Advantage

Shop Marketing Pros

Rev Up Your Marketing With the Video Advantage VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo 02/29 - 03/03 Register Now Incorporating video into your marketing strategy doesn’t have to be that hard. Class topics include: Understanding the difference between long and short video formats Which video platforms are important for shop owners Knowing the content your audience will engage with How to track your video performance Register for this engaging and impactful class today!

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Autel teams up with Motor

Auto Service World

Autel has announced a partnership with Motor Information Systems for an improved experience for users and more streamlined access to OEM repair information using Motor’s TruSpeed Repair. The program will be able to be integrated into Autel’s diagnostics software on … The post Autel teams up with Motor appeared first on Auto Service World.

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VISION 2024 | Creating Loyal Customers: How to Make Them Feel Special

Shop Marketing Pros

Creating Loyal Customers: How to Make Them Feel Special VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo 02/29 - 03/03 Register Now Your customers are being bombarded with marketing from your competition – and everyone else! Not only do you need to stay top of mind, but you can keep your customers coming back to you over and over by making them feel special.

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Advics adds to tech video library

Auto Service World

Advics announced it has launched a series of tech tip videos, designed to provide automotive technicians with information on best practices for handling day-to-day brake jobs. The four new videos are part the company’s technical resources library, which includes articles … The post Advics adds to tech video library appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Repairify Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Brake & Front End

Repairify , global provider of remote diagnostics, calibrations, programming and automotive intelligence for the collision and mechanical repair industries, announced it appointed Craig Edmonds president of asTech. Concurrently, the company named Cris Hollingsworth as Co-CEO of Repairify Global Holdings, and Rick Keister as the Co-Chairman of the Board.

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Rev Up Your Marketing With the Video Advantage

Shop Marketing Pros

Rev Up Your Marketing With the Video Advantage Conference 02/29 - 03/03 Register Now Incorporating video into your marketing strategy doesn’t have to be that hard. Class topics include: Understanding the difference between long and short video formats Which video platforms are important for shop owners Knowing the content your audience will engage with How to track your video performance Register for this engaging and impactful class today!

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Creating Loyal Customers: How to Make Them Feel Special

Shop Marketing Pros

Creating Loyal Customers: How to Make Them Feel Special Conference 02/29 - 03/03 Register Now Your customers are being bombarded with marketing from your competition – and everyone else! Not only do you need to stay top of mind, but you can keep your customers coming back to you over and over by making them feel special. In this class, former teacher, counselor and shop owner Kim Walker will share easy, clever and creative ways that you can connect with your customers so that they would ne

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StoreDot Introduces Extreme Fast Charging Concept Vehicle

Brake & Front End

StoreDot unveiled a concept for taking extreme fast charging (XFC) capability from the cell to the vehicle level with its new I-Beam XFC concept, a cell-to-pack (CTP) design that it said will accelerate the integration of XFC into EVs. StoreDot said at the core of the I-Beam XFC sits its proprietary “100in5” cell technology, which enables charging 100 miles of range in just five minutes.

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CAWA Accepting Applications for MPA Scholarship Awards

Tomorrow's Technician

CAWA announced the opening of applications for the Motorcar Parts of America – Selwyn Joffe Awards. The awards provide scholarships to high school teachers to support their automotive programs. The deadline for submitting applications is May 31, 2024. “CAWA is proud to assist automotive high school teachers, in part, to assure their programs remain viable and well-resourced for the benefit of their students and our industry”, said Rodney Pierini, president and CEO, in announcin

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Brake Boosters and Start/Stop Vehicles

Brake & Front End

Vacuum brake boosters will probably be with us for a long time. It 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 import and domestic nameplates have been using vacuum pumps to power the brake booster on their gas-, diesel- and even electric-powered vehicles.

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MPA To Offer Free Part Smart Training in 2024

Tomorrow's Technician

To help its customers be more productive and profitable, Motorcar Parts of America has announced its 2024 Part Smart Training Series. Throughout the year, free, comprehensive classes on brake training , vehicle specific starter issues , advanced charging systems and diagnostic troubleshooting codes will be held in an online format. “This year, we have diverse training modules designed to enhance our customer’s installation and troubleshooting knowledge,” explains Mario Garza, vice president of m

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Custom Triumph Bonneville Is a Visual Nod to One of Steve McQueen’s Fabled Desert Sleds

autoevolution

Shiro Nakajima has long been building custom marvels under the alias 46Works, operating right near the Yatsugatake mountain range in the quaint Japanese countryside. His talents extend far beyond bike-building, though, and he’ll often indulge in things like vintage car restorations and crafting furniture. Mind you, 46Works wasn’t even the first motorcycle customization outfit that Nakajima-san had established.

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Nikola Energy Appoints Ole Hoefelmann President

Tomorrow's Technician

Nikola Corporation global provider of zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, via its HYLA brand , announced the appointment of Ole Hoefelmann as president of the Nikola Energy division, effective February 5, 2024. A 30-plus year veteran of the hydrogen business, including decades in executive positions at Air Liquide and a stint at Plug Power, Hoefelmann most recently served as Nikola’s global head of infrastructure operations, where he led the reorga

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Adorable Tiny House Uses an Atypical Layout to Create the Perfect Family Home

autoevolution

As working adults, and even before that, we're constantly being told that bigger is better and, implicitly, that more is preferable. The tiny house movement comes in direct contrast with this, with an emphasis on a much simpler, less cluttered, more sustainable, and ultimately more affordable lifestyle. The tiny house movement has been around for more than two decades, but if we're being honest, it's never been quite as pop. ( continue reading.

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Transmission Valve Body Replacement

Tomorrow's Technician

“We don’t do that type of work” – a shortsighted policy that can actually cost you service opportunities and shop profits. Troubleshooting an automatic transmission can be one of the most intimidating diagnostic procedures a shop faces today. The first reaction is often, “We don’t do that type of work” — when, in reality, there is real profit in performing drivetrain diagnostics and “in-the-car” repairs.

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Why Is Ferrari Testing a Tesla Model S Plaid in Maranello?

autoevolution

Last year, the Raging Bull of Sant'Agata Bolognese was spied testing a Tesla Model X Plaid on public roads just outside Lamborghini's factory. That sighting is hardly flabbergasting due to the Lanzador, a zero-emission concept vehicle that previews a series-production vehicle for 2028. The Prancing Horse of Maranello has also been spotted testing a Tesla, but as opposed to Lamborghini, the folks at Ferrari chose a Model S Plaid. ( continue reading.

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Pro Files – Borneman’s Restoration & Customs

Eastwood

A lot of young guys were bitten by the car bug at an early age. For many it’s a hobby, a pastime. But for others, it turns into an obsession. And when you grow up in a family that builds street rods and muscle cars for a living, it’s bound to get into your blood. That’s how it started for Dave Borneman, who cut his teeth on custom cars as a teen working alongside his father.

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1965 Buick Wildcat Convertible Parades Super-Rare Cool Feature You Didn't Know Existed

autoevolution

Buick assembled 600,148 automobiles for the 1965 model year, and the overwhelming majority (around 99%) came with an automatic gearbox. The rest shared the two manuals, either the three-speed (which was standard equipment, believe it or not) or the equally unicornian four-speed. Already low in numbers when new, three-pedal Buicks are about as commonplace nowadays as Sasquatch.

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Your Voice Matters: Share Your Insights on Our Product

Mitchell 1

As a Mitchell 1 valued customer, your voice matters. We understand the tiring hours spent in the shop and our goal is to make daily shop tasks easier and more efficient. Therefore, we are encouraging our users to provide their expert insights as software feedback, to improve product harmony with your repair shop needs. The post Your Voice Matters: Share Your Insights on Our Product appeared first on Mitchell 1 ShopConnection.

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1969 Charger R/T With Rare Option Hasn't Run in 18 Years, and It's Better Than It Looks

autoevolution

The second-generation Charger was – and still is – the go-to Mopar muscle car of the 60s. Introduced in 1968 after a displeasing sales performance of the 1967 model, the Dodge was an instant hit. The completely new design and the addition of the R/T package reeled four times as many customers as the year before. The Charger’s popularity has never dwindled, and the 1968-1970 iteration of the nameplate is in very high demand nowadays. ( continue reading.

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GM 6.6L Duramax Diesel – Choosing The Correct Head Gasket

Danny’s Engineportal

So, the GM 6.6L Duramax diesel, seems to be causing a lot of controversy. Consequently, one big issue is, what is the correct head gasket for this application. As a result, many installers are just [.] The post GM 6.6L Duramax Diesel – Choosing The Correct Head Gasket appeared first on Danny's Engineportal.

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1979 Pontiac Trans Am Flaunts Factory V8 Muscle, Original Paint, Restoration Appetite

autoevolution

1979 was Trans Am's best year, as its production numbers went through the roof after a slow start in the first years of the decade. 1979 witnessed over 117K Trans Ams rolling off the assembly lines, with the total ( continue reading.

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Electrifying Your Fleet: A Roadmap to EV Home Charging Policies

Automotive Fleet

The right blend of practice and policy can transform the simple act of charging an EV at home into a powerful tool for fleet management.

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1969 Ford Country Squire Rescued After 41 Years Hides a Big Surprise Under the Hood

autoevolution

Station wagons are a thing of the past in the United States. SUVs have taken over this once-popular segment, and chances are this body style will never return. And this makes me think about the awesome grocery-getters we once had. The Ford Country Squire is one of them. Launched for the 1950 model year, t. ( continue reading.

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Tesla Board Members Asked Elon Musk To Go To Rehab: Report

Jalopnik

It has been not-so-secret Silicon Valley knowledge in recent years that Elon Musk frequently enjoys partaking in mind altering, hallucinogenic, and potentially dangerous drugs. A January Wall Street Journal piece voiced the concerns of investors and higher ups within Musk’s companies, that his propensity to use drugs … Read more.

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Spectacular Spaceship-Like Mansion Hovers Near the Mountain Top, Still Has a Dream Garage

autoevolution

There's a reason why superheroes or movie spies, and even some of the hardest-working villains in Hollywood's fictional universe, choose remote locations for their mansions or lairs. Privacy is a must for all these types and, apparently, so is for today's most discerning multi-millionaire. If said multi-millionaire also has a passion for collecting cars, all the better.

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Gallery: Highlights from the 2024 K&M Tire Conference & Trade Show

Tire Review Magazine

K&M Tire staff and its dealer network from across the country gathered to mingle with vendors and gain insight on industry trends at the distributor’s 2024 Dealer Conference and Trade Show in Atlantic City, NJ. Dealers were challenged to “level up,” their businesses in 2024 as they gathered to listen to informational seminars, walk the annual trade show to network with dozens of vendors and even have the chance to win some brand-new vehicles.

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Ferrari FF Drag Races Kia EV6 GT, Deeply Regrets Decision

autoevolution

Closely related to the F12, the FF was a fabulous machine. Produced between 2011 and 2016 in a little under 2,300 units, the Ferrari Four is named as such after its trick all-wheel-drive system. The Prancing Horse of Maranello calls it 4RM, which is a nod to the 408 4RM concept from the 1980s. 4RM stands four quattro ruote motrici, but as opposed to a conventional system, the 4RM comprises a second transmission.

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F-150 Production Halted, Ford Temporarily Lays Off 9,700 Workers

Jalopnik

Welcome to a new week! It’s Monday, February 5, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift , your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Read more.

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Stunning Bespoke Van Conversion Allows You To Experience the Freedom of a Mobile Lifestyle

autoevolution

In the last few years, van life has evolved from a social media trend to a mainstream lifestyle. Enthralled by the promise of freedom and endless adventures, many people have chosen to leave behind the dreary city life and adopt a mobile lifestyle, which is why we're seeing so many motorhomes on quiet country lanes, at campsites, or pulled out at beaches.

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2025 Lincoln Aviator Offers New Tech

Automotive Fleet

An all-new Lincoln Digital Experience and BlueCruise is coming to the new 2025 Lincoln Aviator SUV. Here's everything you need to know.

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Super-Advanced YouTube Client Launches on CarPlay With Awesome Features

autoevolution

I said it before, but I'll say it again. Google and Apple have no reason to block YouTube on Android Auto and CarPlay if they have the technical means to restrict the video-playing experience when the vehicle is in motion. ( continue reading.

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Here's How EV Tires Differ From Regular Tires

Jalopnik

There’s no denying that EVs will be a big part of the automotive future. Whether or not they’re the only option in the future , they’re here to stay regardless. Recently though, a few downsides to EVs have taken center stage: Their performance in cold weather and just how fast tires wear when they’re equipped on EVs.… Read more.

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2025 Mini Aceman Is Primed To Show Elon Musk How To Design a Proper Sub-Compact EV

autoevolution

There aren’t many sub-compact fully electric crossover vehicles you can buy right now in the U.S. In fact, you have the Chevy Bolt EUV and not much else. The regular Bolt EV isn’t a crossover, while the likes of the Hyundai Kona Electric, while somewhat sub-compact, is still a larger vehicle compared to this upcoming Aceman from Mini. The Aceman is actually about the same size as a Chevy Bolt EV, believe it or not.

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We Live In Hell

Jalopnik

Think about the worst guy you’ve ever met. Now, imagine he was rich and had horrible taste. See him? Well, he’s nothing compared to this jabroni. What we’ve got here is a man using Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta in his Cybertruck while wearing Apple Vision Pro VR goggles. What a goober. Read more.

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Mercedes-Benz Drops All-New eSprinter in the USA, Costs a Pretty Penny

autoevolution

In a world where long-haul cargo vans are in higher demand than ever, Mercedes-Benze's iconic Sprinter line is here to prove it can still hang in the era of EVs. Per a press release given by Mercedes-Benz, the all-new eSprinter is due to hit showroom floors in North America very soon. When it does, it'll be here to prove it's the most versatile all-electric cargo van on the continent.