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Canadians letting same maintenance slide

Auto Service World

Canadian vehicle owners are continuing to ignore oil change needs, updated research has found. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada released its latest look at consumer behaviour. It sheds light on where Canadian vehicle owners are deficient in their knowledge … The post Canadians letting same maintenance slide appeared first on Auto Service World.

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3 Tips for Driving Innovation After Auto Sales Training

Automotive Training Centre

The auto industry is a whirlwind of constant change. Auto sales training is seeing electric vehicles gaining traction, autonomous driving technology on the horizon, and customer expectations evolving faster than ever. In this dynamic environment, traditional auto sales training, while valuable, is just the starting point. To truly excel, you must cultivate a culture of innovation within your sales team.

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Valuing your shop: Understanding multiples

Auto Service World

Private equity firms, however, had their eyes on the industry and threw traditional expectations for multiple for a loop The post Valuing your shop: Understanding multiples appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Manual Clutch Repair and Diagnostics

Tomorrow's Technician

Manual gearboxes are relatively trouble-free and long-lived, provided that they are not abused too severely. The clutch, however, is a wear component. With every shift, the clutch must be disengaged and engaged. Stop-and-go driving in heavy traffic is especially hard on a clutch because the driver is always riding the clutch pedal. After millions of such cycles, the clutch eventually wears out.

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CARS Executive Outlook 2024: Mike Howard

Auto Service World

CARS reached out to leaders in the automotive repair and service sector of the automotive aftermarket to ask them about their thoughts about the industry over the next 12 months. We wanted to know how things will change this year, … The post <span style=color:#ff0000>CARS Executive Outlook 2024:</span> Mike Howard appeared first on Auto Service World.

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FLO, GM Activate Plug and Charge for GM EV Drivers in Canada

Tomorrow's Technician

FLO and General Motors activated the Plug and Charge capability at all DC fast chargers on the FLO network across Canada. All GM EV drivers are provided with access to GM’s Plug and Charge, which is enabled by FLO’s autocharge software. The feature allows GM EV drivers to begin a fast-charging session by plugging in their vehicle at one of FLO’s fast charging stations across Canada, the company said.

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Sports cars that you can afford

Auto Service World

There are sports cars that you can definitely afford. What sports cars are relatively low-cost? Here's a list of the most available models in 2024. A brief description of each sports car, its main characteristics, key features, advantages, and disadvantages. The post Sports cars that you can afford appeared first on Auto Service World.

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6 Ways Cloud-Based DVI Software Benefits Auto Repair Shops

R.O. Writer

The move away from handwritten vehicle check-ins to digital vehicle inspections is well underway. Today, digital vehicle inspection solutions facilitate the entire inspection process at many shops, from checklist management The post 6 Ways Cloud-Based DVI Software Benefits Auto Repair Shops appeared first on R.O. Writer.

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The Power of Transparency

Automotive Training Institute

ATI | In our industry, and life in general, there have been times when we couldn’t get the results we were looking for from our team. If we hit the goal we set out to, but only … more about The Power of Transparency The post The Power of Transparency appeared first on ATI.

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At the Intersection of Tradition and Innovation with Grace Hovis

Brake & Front End

Grace Hovis’s journey in the family business, Hovis Auto and Truck Supply, highlights the balance between honoring tradition and seeking innovation. Founded in 1952, Hovis Auto and Truck Supply Inc. has evolved from a small operation into a major player in the automotive parts distribution space. This evolution was fueled by a willingness to adapt and innovate, a lesson Grace learned from an early age. “My father brought me and my brother into the business as soon as we could push a

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ZF Expands SACHS CDC Shock Line for U.S., Canada

Tomorrow's Technician

ZF Aftermarket announced the launch of 33 new part numbers in March for SACHS Continuous Damping Control (CDC) shock absorbers for approximately 1.6 million passenger vehicles in operation in the U.S. and Canada (USC). The new products expand ZF’s line of SACHS CDC shock absorbers by more than 70 percent, reflecting growing demand for advanced damping technology in the aftermarket, according to ZF.

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Selecting the Right Oil for your Customers Engine

Brake & Front End

CC: Of all the services your shop offers. The simple oil change is often the most contentious. No matter what they drive, your customers may think that oil is oil. If it pours out of a bottle they recognize on the shelf in their father’s garage or an ad-on tv, it’s good enough for their car. The fact is the belief that they’re all the same can be shortsighted at best and detrimental to the life of the engine.

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ADAS Calibration

Tomorrow's Technician

Vehicle crashes are measured in inches and not by the plus or minus tolerances of a vehicle’s specifications. For an ADAS system to operate to its full potential, it must be calibrated with the greatest accuracy possible. If the sensors are misaligned, the farther the vehicle looks down the road, the greater the inaccuracy. This can impact all ADAS functions, such as AEB, Lane Keeping and Blind Spot Monitoring.

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Schaeffler and Sustainability with Jerry Conroy

Brake & Front End

In this episode of AMN Drivetime, Bill Babcox is joined by Jerry Conroy, vice president USA and Canada, Automotive Aftermarket for Schaeffler. Conroy shared insights into his career trajectory, mentorship experiences, and the evolving landscape of aftermarket operations. Conroy’s journey into the aftermarket began during his college years. He stumbled upon an internship at Bendix, a commercial vehicle supplier based in Elyria, Ohio—his hometown.

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Selecting the Right Oil for your Engine

Tomorrow's Technician

CC: Of all the services your shop offers. The simple oil change is often the most contentious. No matter what they drive, your customers may think that oil is oil. If it pours out of a bottle they recognize on the shelf in their father’s garage or an ad-on tv, it’s good enough for their car. The fact is the belief that they’re all the same can be shortsighted at best and detrimental to the life of the engine.

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Carbon and Horsepower: The 888-HP Cabrio Mansory 911 Turbo S Is Out to Prey on Hypercars

autoevolution

How do you improve super-sportscar perfection? Let Porsche make it, then give it to Mansory to fiddle with it for a while. If all the stars align properly, we should get a P9LM EVO 900 Cabrio impression of the 911 Turbo S. After releasing the coupe version a while back (last September, to be specific), the open-top was more than likely to follow suit.

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April Crossword Puzzle Winners Were Lights Out

Tomorrow's Technician

Early April in Northeast Ohio where Tomorrow’s Technician is produced is typically gray, dreary and cold. So when the first solar eclipses sails overhead, what’s the weather like? Actual totality actually captured in Akron, OH. Spectacular. You know what else was spectacular? The number of completed crossword puzzles to throw into the hopper and pull random winners from.

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Bridgestone Golf CEO Dan Murphy shares what links tires to teeing up Tiger Woods – PART I

Tire Review Magazine

Tiger Woods, Jason Day and Freddie Couples are just a few of the names linked to the quality and precision behind Bridgestone Golf – but the man behind the scenes who helped create and catapult the Bridgestone Golf brand to PGA grounds is Dan Murphy, the company’s current president and CEO. Dan has a long history in the golf business and is a golf fanatic himself.

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Barrett-Jackson CEO Owns, Drives a 1970 HEMI Cuda Convertible Full of Surprises

autoevolution

The late sixties and early seventies weren’t just fun and games for the American auto industry – although it might look like from afar, and especially from a half-a-century-away distance. Despite being one of the most fruitful periods in the timeline of Detroit’s momentous achievements, it was marred by conflicts between workers and their corporate employers.

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Kumho Tire U.S.A. launches two new EV tire options

Tire Review Magazine

Kumho Tire U.S.A. has introduced two new options in its expanding EV tire lineup: the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 EV and Crugen HP71 EV. Featuring Kumho Tire’s proprietary K-Silent technology, which the company said can help to reduce cabin noise and enhance comfort, the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 EV is ideally suited for drivers of EV coupes, sedans, and CUVs, while the Crugen HP71 EV offers what the company described as a top-tier feel and quiet ride specifically for CUVs and SUVs with an added level

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Lamborghini Getting Into the Sports Equipment Business, Starts With Padel Racquets

autoevolution

Ever since forever carmakers have loved tying their names to some of the world's most renowned sport competitions. The most obvious choice for them was to get involved with car racing, but some don't shy away from less adrenaline-packed competitions either. And that's why we see them supporting football and soccer, winter sports, and even tennis and golf.

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Kumho Tire U.S.A. launches two new EV tire options

Tire Review Magazine

Kumho Tire U.S.A. has introduced two new options in its expanding EV tire lineup: the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 EV and Crugen HP71 EV. Featuring Kumho Tire’s proprietary K-Silent technology, which the company said can help to reduce cabin noise and enhance comfort, the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 EV is ideally suited for drivers of EV coupes, sedans, and CUVs, while the Crugen HP71 EV offers what the company described as a top-tier feel and quiet ride specifically for CUVs and SUVs with an added level

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Rare Triple-Blue 1969 GTO Convertible Bought From Pontiac Engineer, 1 of 215

autoevolution

The standard engine on the 1969 Pontiac GTO was the L78 400 V8, which used a Rochester Quadra-Jet carburetor to develop 350 horsepower. The L74, which Pontiac referred to as 400 HO before renaming it to Ram Air, developed 366 horsepower, while the top choice on this model year was the L67 Ram Air VI with 370 horsepower. However, few people reme. ( continue reading.

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Elon Musk Claims 'Limited Understanding' Of Why He's Being Sued After Tweets Forced A Family To Flee Their Home

Jalopnik

Elon Musk is no stranger to court proceedings , but you wouldn’t know that reading this deposition that was released Monday. Musk was deposed in a lawsuit over the Tesla CEO falsely tweeting that a college kid from a different state was secretly a federal agent sent to disguise himself as a neo-Nazi and start a fight… Read more.

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Millions Saw America’s Total Eclipse From Earth, But Here’s How It Looked Like From Space

autoevolution

Monday, April 8, will forever remain in history as the day when large chunks of North America plunged into darkness in the middle of the day. A natural occurrence, but rare and spectacular nonetheless, witnessed firsthand by around 32 million people. You all know how ( continue reading.

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$10 Million In Gold Disguised As Machine Parts Seized From Cargo Plane

Jalopnik

Customs officials in Hong Kong seized 146 kilograms of gold late last month, worth an estimated $10 million. They discovered the gold on a cargo plane scheduled to leave for Japan, and officials now say the value of the seizure makes it the biggest gold smuggling case in Hong Kong’s history. What makes this case… Read more.

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Spectacular Rosalind Tiny House Boasts Two Standing-Height Bedrooms, Two Full Bathrooms

autoevolution

The main idea behind downsizing is that it affords a better, more intentional, and less stressful life. By downsizing your living footprint, you declutter and learn to appreciate experiences as superior to material possessions. In theory, downsizing means choosing yourself over meaningless stuff, and thus living a happier life. Downsizing also brings about reduced monthly costs and a reduced carbon footprint, and comes with higher afforda. ( continue reading.

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Genuinely New 2025 Toyota 4Runner Gets A Turbo Hybrid And Rad Off-Road Trims

Jalopnik

After weeks of teasers, the final product is finally here: the actually new, sixth-generation 2025 Toyota 4Runner is even more off-road capable than before, but with widely improved technology, handsome new looks , and new trim levels for greater visual impact and off-road prowess. It seems the new 4Runner may have… Read more.

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Real 1968 Pontiac GTO (242) Runs With a Gas Can, Begs for Total Restoration

autoevolution

The 1968 model year was an important release for the GTO lineup, as Pontiac operated several notable changes that allowed sales to skyrocket. On the one hand, the carmaker introduced the famous hidden headlights and a new front bumper made from polyurethane. Built with energy absorption in mind, the front bumper was painted in the same color as the body.

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GMC Cancels Planned $80,000 Hummer EV Base Model

Jalopnik

General Motors is still trying to get its act together with the rollout of its Ultium EV products. Along with the reshuffling of some model lineups and prices , there’s also been a couple of instances of GM getting rid of planned cheaper base models, most recently with the Blazer EV. Now it’s happening again, this time… Read more.

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For the First Time, Tesla Settles a Case Over a Fatal Autopilot Crash

autoevolution

Tesla settled a case over a 2018 fatal crash involving Autopilot after successfully fighting other similar cases. This makes this settlement special, with speculations mounting that Tesla chose this course of action to avoid unnecessary scrutiny over its Full Self-Driving software. In 2018, a Tesla Model X driving on Autopilot veered off course and ( continue reading.

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Key Insights from a Comprehensive Survey of Auto Repair Shop Owners

AutoFix

By Coach Chris Cotton On January 30, 2023, an enlightening survey was unveiled, sponsored by AutoLeap, a leader in cloud-based automotive shop management solutions. The survey, which gathered insights from nearly 300 shop owners and managers across North America , delved into several crucial aspects of the auto repair industry: Retirement plans of shop owners Effective marketing practices Labor rates and financial benchmarks Priorities in shop management Among other significant topics The result

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2025 Toyota 4Runner Leaked: Tacoma-Based SUV Goes Turbo I4, Hybrid Setup Develops 326 HP

autoevolution

Prior to the public unveiling at 7:15 pm Pacific Daylight Time, the peeps at Forbes published – then immediately took down – their story on the 2025 Toyota 4Runner. Big ouchie, but it is what it is. Everyone and their dog expected Tacoma styling cues for the body-on-frame sport utility vehicle, which soldiers on with three-row seating. The Land Cruiser 250 series, better known as Prado, is a two-row affair in the Unite. ( continue reading.

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Revamping Auto Tech Retention: Strategies for Success

AutoFix

By Coach Chris Cotton Let’s start with a hard truth: A whopping half of all rookie techs punch out within their first year or two. Shocked? Maybe not, given the whopping gap of 46,000 techs we’re staring down by 2026. But here’s the kicker: It’s not just about folks not wanting to roll up their sleeves; it’s about us not giving them reasons to stay.

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Hot Wheels Exclusive Mercedes-AMG Looks Stronger Than Time

autoevolution

A friend with an FD RX-7 recently bought a Corvette ZR-1. He has already upgraded the exhaust system. But he wrote to me earlier today, looking for some AMG parts. As we discussed his new daily Mercedes-Benz, I remembered a new ( continue reading.

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Affordability challenges, ‘hope’ both persist in retail used-car price environment

Auto Remarketing

Amid an ocean of affordability challenges in the used-car retail market, a droplet of “hope” remains. In fact, Kevin Roberts of CarGurus said it’s possible for average used-car prices to show a double-digit-percentage decrease, even as headwinds keep them above pre-COVID levels. “While it’s still challenging to find that elusive affordable car, there’s hope for […] TO READ THE FULL STORY BECOME A MEMBER Login The post Affordability challenges, ‘hope’ both persist in retail used

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Rare 1969 1/2 Dodge Super Bee A12 Roars Back to Life After 35 Years

autoevolution

Introduced for the 1968 model year, the Dodge Super Bee joined the muscle car market as a more affordable alternative to the Charger. It was launched alongside the Plymouth Road Runner, a stripped-down version of the GTX. The Road Runner was notably more popular than its Dodge s. ( continue reading.

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