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How AI can help the aftermarket’s data challenge

Auto Service World

A lack of good data is hurting the automotive aftermarket. But artificial intelligence can help the industry in this area. Industries like healthcare have rich datasets, noted Tilak Kasturi, founder and CEO of Predii, an AI solutions provider for the … The post How AI can help the aftermarket’s data challenge appeared first on Auto Service World.

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4 Essential Skills to Put on Your Resume After Auto Parts Training

Automotive Training Centre

Completing auto parts training is a significant milestone that opens the door to a rewarding career within the automotive industry. Whether you’re aiming for a position in a retail auto parts store, a dealership, or a service center, showcasing the right skills on your resume is crucial. Here are four essential skills to highlight after completing your auto parts training. 1.

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From the Magazine: Quality control

Auto Service World

Quality is top of mind for auto repair and service shops in our annual survey. That includes a quality relationship with their jobber. But the degrading quality of parts has them concerned The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Quality control appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Cummins, Daimler Truck and PACCAR Form Joint Venture

Tomorrow's Technician

Accelera by Cummins , Daimler Trucks & Buses and PACCAR completed the formation of their joint venture, now known as Amplify Cell Technologies. Along with advancing zero-emissions technology for electric commercial vehicles and industrial applications, the collaboration will localize battery cell production and the battery supply chain in the United States, according to the companies.

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Toyota Finds Solution To Rejuvenate Used Li-Ion Batteries, It's Game Over for ICE Vehicles

autoevolution

Li-ion batteries used in electric vehicles are designed for long service life but will eventually lose capacity and need replacement. A group of researchers at Toyota Central R&D Labs in Japan found a simple way to reverse the aging process and extend their life cycle. Studies ( continue reading.

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TEXA Announces CAR 76.6.0 Software Release

Tomorrow's Technician

The TEXA USA team announced its latest CAR 76.6.0 software release, to support continued updating of TEXA IDC5 coverage. Innovation of the TEXA IDC5 software is focused on new vehicle coverage, as well as new diagnostic feature functionality, the company said. TEXA also announced its partnership with MOTOR Information Systems to provide free access to OEM repair and service information.

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Mysterious 1965 Pontiac GTO Gets Rescued After Years in Yard

autoevolution

Credited with popularizing the muscle car market, the Pontiac GTO is one of the most iconic automobiles of the 1960s. But like most muscle cars of the era, the GTO is a popular sight in junkyards and barns. And sadly enough, most of the rigs are in poor condition. Many derelict GTOs have ended up in the crusher, while o. ( continue reading.

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Modified Cadillac Escalade-V Looks Like a Virtual Shadow

autoevolution

While Cadillac is preparing a facelift of the current generation Escalade, people keep modifying theirs, sometimes with an OTT flair and other times the right way. So, where does the one pictured below stand? First of all, it's not pictured but rendered. More on that in a few moments, as second, it certainly fits in the appealing sid. ( continue reading.

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A dedication to mentorship and support makes Cole Fraser shine in the tire industry

Tire Review Magazine

If there’s an embodiment out there that fits the description of “manager I want to work for,” Cole Fraser, regional manager at Black’s Tire & Auto Service, might be it. Patient, kind, and always willing to go the extra mile for anyone who could use a hand, Cole exemplifies a true dedication to the art of leadership. He’s known for being the first one to the store in the morning and often stays after hours to do what he can to make life easier for his colleagues the next day.

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This Off-Grid-Ready Sprinter "Van-Cation Home" Can Accommodate Five People and Four Dogs

autoevolution

Even after writing many articles about families living in camper vans, I'm still surprised by the creative solutions some people find to create as many sleeping arrangements as possible in their rigs. The family-friendly mobile home I'm checking out today can, believe it or not, fit 9 living beings. Meet Jen and Kyle and their self-converted tiny vacation home on wheels, "Bodhi." It&#03. ( continue reading.

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Suzy Darter reflects on decades of breaking barriers and setting standards

Tire Review Magazine

Suzy Darter is one of those shop owners who you can’t believe isn’t yet a household name. Name an attribute typical of a successful businesswoman and Darter likely has it in spades. Her pioneering spirit, fearless resilience, and faith in mentorship throughout her career make her an inspiration to anyone hoping to grow their business – in the tire industry or otherwise.

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Harley-Davidson Phantom King Bets Big on Huge Front Wheel, Wins

autoevolution

It must take quite a lot of balls for a bike maker to bestow the King moniker on one of its products. Before setting out to do that, the company needs to make sure the competition and customers won't laugh at the sight of something called King but looking a lot less royal. Harley-Davidson had the balls, and for good reason. The bike maker's lineup of motorcycles is divided into several categories these days, but there's lit. ( continue reading.

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How Patti Jindra’s love of learning gives her tire shop the edge

Tire Review Magazine

Spend an hour talking about the tire industry with Patti Jindra, owner of Quality Tire Service in Johnsburg, Illinois, and chances are you’ll walk away with 120 new ideas on how to improve your business (I hope you’re a fast note-taker). Though there is certainly a level of added challenge in this industry being a female shop owner, Patti uses her blend of sharp business acumen, high standards, and an incredible thirst for knowledge to elevate her business to the highest levels of service and pr

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The Marrakai Is an Oversized Tiny Home That Brings Luxury to Downsizing

autoevolution

Who said downsizing has to mean living out the rest of your life – or, at the very least, the foreseeable future – in a cramped residence where everything is always within reach and you can't ever find some privacy? That's what park model tinies are for: to bring extra comfort and even a dose of luxury to tiny living. While tiny living might feel like a new thing, it's just t. ( continue reading.

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Kevin Speroff’s passion for learning and analytical approach make him an industry asset

Tire Review Magazine

If you ever have the opportunity to meet Kevin Speroff, strategic account manager at TireHub , at one of the many industry events he attends, you’ll quickly see how energetic and curious he is about the tire industry. At 30 years old, Kevin brings a fresh perspective to the industry, using his analytical skills to drive growth at TireHub. Despite joining the tire industry just three years ago, Kevin has immersed himself completely in his role.

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Someone Spent Five Years Making a ZL1-Powered Black Hole on Wheels, Barely Enjoyed It

autoevolution

I’m all into collecting cars for the sake of using them as museum pieces, but only when said cars have some sort of historical (or some other kind of) value. What I don’t get is why some people do the same with vehicles that are not innately special, but ate up a lot of hard work and years of sweat. You all know the ( continue reading.

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EV total loss claims soar as prices fall

Auto Remarketing

As electric vehicle prices fall, total loss claims rise. That’s the key finding of the latest report from Mitchell, a technology and information provider for the property and casualty claims and collision repair industries. The trends report for the first quarter of 2024, titled “Plugged-In: EV Collision Insights,” found EV total loss rates have soared 8% over the previous quarter and 30% from Q3 2023 in both the U.S. and Canada since late last year — mirroring the recent drop in used EV prices.

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2025 Mazda CX-70 Crossover SUV Gets a Little More Stylish With Digital Aftermarket Wheels

autoevolution

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) recently announced the pricing details for one of its last surviving members of the passenger car sector and also the May plus year-to-date sales, which have gone up by 8.3 percent compared to the same period of 2023. The 2025 Mazda3 h. ( continue reading.

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Turbo Wholesale Tires launches Lexani Volt-EC EV tire

Tire Review Magazine

Through its proprietary brand Lexani Tires, Turbo Wholesale Tires launched the new Volt-EC EV tire with vehicles like the Tesla Model 3, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Toyota Prius and Chevy Volt in mind. The company said these ultra-low rolling resistance tires help extend the range in electric vehicles while performing well in wet weather conditions. The design ensures a quiet and comfortable ride with over 20 tire sizes to choose from all backed by a 40,000 mile warranty, Turbo said.

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Nissan Recalls Ariya EV Over Damaged Front Motor O-Rings

autoevolution

Nissan North America has identified a problem affecting a small number of Ariya electric vehicles produced for the 2023 model year between May 30, 2022 and February 27, 2023. During the front motor's assembly process, the O-rings inside might have been damaged, which is pretty bad news. Not only does that result in an oil leak (indeed, EV traction motors also require lubrication), but resulting debris will cause abnormal wear.

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CalAmp Files Bankruptcy, Restructuring Finances

Automotive Fleet

The company will transition to private ownership as Lynrock Lake Master Fund LP becomes the principal equity owner.

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All-New 2025 BMW X3 Leaks Way Ahead of Reveal, iX-Inspired Design Feels Obvious

autoevolution

A few social media outlets are currently reporting on a potential 2025 BMW X3 (G45) fourth generation getting leaked across the Internet - the reactions are just as wacky as the fresh styling. Suppose you’ve watched the ongoing BMW saga. In that case, you already know that some of the diehard enthusiasts of the Bavarian brand are in despair and desolation ov. ( continue reading.

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Shop Owners: Are You Indispensable or Dispensable?

AutoInc.

Most owners and clients believe they are indispensable. As the founder or improver of your business, you know your customer base, understand how you want things done, and have built relationships with vendors and suppliers. People may come in or call asking for you. The Comfort of Being Indispensable Being indispensable often provides a sense of security and control.

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First Time Offered in 55 Years: 1964 Pontiac GTO Emerges With Rare Color, Born by Accident

autoevolution

The GTO launched in 1964 and was an instant hit. Based on the Tempest Le Mans, the GTO could be had as a $295 package that included a 389 four-barrel engine with 325 horsepower, hood scoops, dual exhausts, red line tires, and other performance-oriented upgrades. The GTO could be ordered on any two-door coupe, two-door hardtop, and convertible. The total production included 32,450 units in the first year on the market, and 8,245 customers. ( continue reading.

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YouTuber Alex Choi charged with shooting fireworks at a Lambo from a helicopter

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Video , Weird Car News , Lamborghini Continue reading YouTuber Alex Choi charged with shooting fireworks at a Lambo from a helicopter YouTuber Alex Choi charged with shooting fireworks at a Lambo from a helicopter originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 7 Jun 2024 13:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Hulk-Like 1971 Plymouth GTX 440 Comes With a Delightful Surprise Under the Hood

autoevolution

The redesigned B-body Plymouth GTX has always been a bit of an underrated muscle car. It was never as popular as some of its rivals yet took a backseat to nobody when it came to brute strength. These things were fast, and they looked pretty darn special too. For the 1971 model year, Plymouth decided to go with a more rounded body design for the GTX, featuring a raked windshield, hidden cowl, plus that loop-like front bumper surrounding th. ( continue reading.

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So Many Unsold Teslas Are Piling Up That You Can See Them From Space

Jalopnik

Gone are the times when Tesla sold every car it could build fresh out of the factory. We’re now at the point where the company has actually made too many vehicles. The automaker is obviously aware of this, slashing prices on popular models like the Model Y as inventory piles up. Buyers aren’t biting though and now the… Read more.

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Sixth-Gen 'KM' 2026 Jeep Cherokee Looks Refreshingly Rugged When Dwelling Around CGI Lands

autoevolution

Late last month, Jeep took over the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell and honor the start of the reservation process for the company's first global all-electric vehicle - the 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S. They also presented the Trailhawk concept based on it, showing there's an electric off-road f. ( continue reading.

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How Mobile Oil Change Saves You Time & Money

MOMS Mobile Oil Change

For many of us, finding the time for vehicle maintenance amidst our busy schedules can be a challenge. That’s where mobile oil change services come in, offering a convenient solution that not only saves time but also helps you keep more money in your pocket.

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1968 Shelby GT500 Has It All: Stunning Paint, Rare KR Setup, One-Year Gem

autoevolution

Carroll Shelby and Ford teamed up to create high-performance Mustangs a few months after the pony made its debut in 1964. The collaboration lasted through 1969 and spawned two main nameplates: the GT350 and GT500. The GT350 arrived in 1965 as a lightweight, track-prepped version of the Mustang. Originally powered by the. ( continue reading.

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The U.S. Spends $15 Million Every Year To Airdrop Worms On Central America

Jalopnik

There is a decades-old international operation to eradicate the New World Screwworm from existence , and you’ve probably never heard about it. The dreaded NWS is a fly larva that burrows into its host , tearing flesh as it goes, often killing the animal en route to pupation. The USDA began efforts to remove the NWS from… Read more.

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iKamper Unveils Their Budget Hybrid Roof-Top Tent That Can Welcome a Family of Four

autoevolution

While a lot of us are looking to buy an amazing mobile habitat or RV, others are seeking to get out there and explore with as little money as possible. That's where iKamper and their newly unveiled X-Cover 3.0 come in. Folks, if you regularly follow autoevolution, then you've surely seen the name iKamper before; I personally have ( continue reading.

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The Autel Complete Tire Shop Solution

Tire Review Magazine

If success were defined by stamina alone, Autel, one of the first aftermarket TPMS brands, would have reached that mark long ago. It stands apart from other automotive aftermarket companies in the TPMS arena due to its commitment to developing new software and products that allow technicians to perform services and repairs more quickly and shop owners to realize revenue opportunities.

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Time for a Wireless Upgrade: The World's Top Android Auto Adapter Gets Major Price Cut

autoevolution

Android Auto wireless adapters have grown to become must-have devices for many users, allowing them to ditch cables in their cars. You don't have to be a connoisseur to understand the benefits of using Android Auto wirelessl. ( continue reading.

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VW’s New ID.7 Brings Flagship Speed & Impressive EV Range

Motor Verso

Volkswagen is going all in on electrification, and for the Wolfsburg brand, its all-electric line-up remains incomplete without a flagship… Read more » The post VW’s New ID.7 Brings Flagship Speed & Impressive EV Range appeared first on Motor Verso.

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1,050-HP VW Golf Drags AMG GT 63 S, One Driver Closes the Door Mid-Race and Still Wins

autoevolution

Netherlands-based YouTube channel cvdzijden - Supercar Videos takes a break from filming prototypes and gives us excerpts from a bonkers Race 1000 roll and drag-style half-mile competition. This channel is your go-to venue for prototype discovery in Europe or for checking out modified cars in various capacities, including at. ( continue reading.

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Exploring Career Opportunities in the Trucking Industry: From Rookie to Pro

Motor Verso

The trucking industry offers a wide range of career opportunities, from entry-level positions to advanced roles. Whether you’re just starting… Read more » The post Exploring Career Opportunities in the Trucking Industry: From Rookie to Pro appeared first on Motor Verso.