March, 2024

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AIA Canada honours industry stalwarts with prestigious awards

Auto Service World

Bill Hay receives the Distinguished Service Award; Patrick Verriet recognized as Young Leader of the Year The post AIA Canada honours industry stalwarts with prestigious awards appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Six-pack of identical Ford Pinto Wagons for sale, in case you were looking

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Weird Car News , Ford , Car Buying , Wagon , Classics Continue reading Six-pack of identical Ford Pinto Wagons for sale, in case you were looking Six-pack of identical Ford Pinto Wagons for sale, in case you were looking originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 26 Mar 2024 17:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, and Challengers Are Forever Banned From Coffee & Cars Events

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All Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, and Challengers have been permanently banned from all coffee and cars events in Houston. The decision follows reckless demonstrations of bad driving manners on public roads following such meetings. The organizers of the event first set a temporary ban on musc. ( continue reading.

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Car owners prefer independent repair shops, chains to dealers - CR

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Auto Repair , Maintenance , Ownership Continue reading Car owners prefer independent repair shops, chains to dealers - CR Car owners prefer independent repair shops, chains to dealers - CR originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 Mar 2024 12:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Report: EV Repair Costs 28% Higher than ICE Vehicles

Automotive Fleet

Average repairable severity for EVs was higher than vehicles with an internal combustion engine, according to a report by Mitchell. ADAS may be contributing to those higher costs.

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Omni United CEO: How tire manufacturers can drive dealer profits in diverse markets

Tire Review Magazine

Succeeding as an independent tire dealer isn’t ever a “copy and paste” operation. What works for the dealer down the street isn’t necessarily going to work for you, and what works for you may not work for a dealer selling the same tires halfway across the world. Yet, it’s the same thread that lead to success for each one. “They all want to make money,” says G.S.

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From the Magazine: Social media and the aftermarket

Auto Service World

The importance of embracing social media and tips from those who are succeeding The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Social media and the aftermarket appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Mark Zuckerberg's $300M Megayacht 'Launchpad' Arrives in the U.S., Joins Its Shadow Vessel

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Mark Zuckerberg has brought his brand new toys home to the United States. The Facebook founder, who is said to be the owner of a brand new megayacht built by Feadship, is expected to board the vessel soon, now that it's successfully completed its maiden journey. The first reports about Zuckerberg's desire to become a ( continue reading.

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Used-car sales pick up pace after slow start to 2024

Auto Remarketing

The retail used-car market, including the certified pre-owned segment, showed some real strength last month, improving from both year-ago and January figures. This after what appeared to be sluggish start to 2024. Citing data from its vAuto business unit, Cox Automotive estimated that used-vehicle retail sales in February climbed 18% month-over-month and 5% year-over-year.

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IndyCar’s $1 Million Exhibition Race At A Club Track Was A Ridiculous Attempt To Recreate The Worst Parts Of Formula 1

Jalopnik

If you watched IndyCar’s $1 million exhibition race at Thermal Club on March 24, 2024, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d tuned into a glorified advertisement for the California club track. As commentators flaunted the trackside mansions — with their private chefs and Lamborghini-equipped garages — fans had to… Read more.

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The growing problem of parts proliferation

Auto Service World

Parts proliferation is only going to continue to be a growing problem for the automotive aftermarket. With a large diversity of vehicles in the car parc, the amount of parts needed to repair all of those vehicles is adding up, … The post The growing problem of parts proliferation appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How much longer average age will climb

Auto Service World

Average vehicle age has been on a sharp rise in recent years and it will continue to for several more, an industry observer predicted. At AAPEX 2023, Todd Campau, aftermarket practice leader at S&P Global Mobility, talked about the factors … The post How much longer average age will climb appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Differentiating your products from the masses

Auto Service World

In the sea of online shopping, be it on Amazon, eBay or parts retailer websites, automotive aftermarket parts companies need to find a way to have their products stand out. A panel of industry experts gave some advice on how … The post Differentiating your products from the masses appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Canadians with EVs drive more than ICE drivers

Auto Service World

It would appear that those with electric vehicles don’t have concerns about range, new data suggest. According to S&P Global Mobility’s analysis of the vehicles types that put up the most kilometres on the odometer, diesel and natural gas top … The post Canadians with EVs drive more than ICE drivers appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Will new vehicle sales growth eventually drop off?

Auto Service World

There has been a recovery in new vehicle sales, an important signal for the future of the automotive aftermarket. But how much longer can it last? DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reported February 2024 new sales were the highest ever for the … The post Will new vehicle sales growth eventually drop off? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The high price tag of EV, ADAS shop upgrades

Auto Service World

Shops are being urged to prepare for significantly changing vehicle technologies that will soon have significant chunks of the overall car parc. But what can they afford? A shop debating between focusing on the electric vehicle market or being able … The post The high price tag of EV, ADAS shop upgrades appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Amazon stepping up its mobility game

Auto Service World

Amazon has its eyes set on mobility as a key growth area and it’s looking to expand what’s possible when moving goods, which could have implications for the automotive aftermarket. As the digital retailer sets its goal of being the … The post Amazon stepping up its mobility game appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Right to repair gets U.S. government agency support

Auto Service World

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers has received significant support from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its push for consumer rights in vehicle repair. The federal agencies have submitted their backing to the U.S Copyright … The post Right to repair gets U.S. government agency support appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The effect of higher income customers on the aftermarket

Auto Service World

When it comes to vehicle miles travelled and gasoline consumption — and the need to have vehicles serviced by the automotive aftermarket — these factors are greatly influenced by consumers and drivers depending on their income bracket. And it’s changing … The post The effect of higher income customers on the aftermarket appeared first on Auto Service World.

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New car sales boom ahead of traditional selling season

Auto Service World

March is typically the start of the traditional selling season for new vehicles in Canada. But if February was any indication, that season my have already begun. Last month was “easily the strongest February of all time,” according to DesRosiers … The post New car sales boom ahead of traditional selling season appeared first on Auto Service World.

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What Canadians are prioritizing with their finances

Auto Service World

Scotiabank’s fifth Worry Poll has unveiled Canadians’ complex feelings about their financial situations, revealing a landscape of both concern and resilience. While the overall time spent worrying about finances has decreased, those who do worry are spending more hours than … The post What Canadians are prioritizing with their finances appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The 4 things needed to make the BEV goal a reality

Auto Service World

The federal government’s mandate to ban the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles in the light vehicle segment has many automotive professionals questioning the validity of the goal. There are about 350,000 battery electric vehicles on Canadian roads right now, … The post The 4 things needed to make the BEV goal a reality appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Suppliers should brace for geopolitical shakeups

Auto Service World

One country that is a friend to the automotive aftermarket is only one election away from no longer being a friendly place to do business, an automotive leader warned. As the auto care industry looks at options to bring manufacturing … The post Suppliers should brace for geopolitical shakeups appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Why customers expect quality control

Auto Service World

When customers are looking for differentiators from one shop to another, knowing that yours is doing a quality control assessment before they get their vehicle can be considered a delighter. A quality control (QC) check would include ensuring all tools … The post Why customers expect quality control appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Jobber News Executive Outlook 2024: J.F. Champagne

Auto Service World

Jobber News reached out to leaders in the supply and distribution segment of the automotive aftermarket and asked them what they see happening in the industry over the next 12 months, what will improve, what one challenge to the industry … The post <span style=color:#ff0000>Jobber News Executive Outlook 2024:</span> J.F. Champagne appeared first on Auto Service World.

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ASW Conversations: Automakers talk EV education

Auto Service World

At the 2024 Canadian International AutoShow, we put key questions to several OE leaders. In this episode of Auto Service World Conversations, we highlight their plans for consumer education on electric vehicles, what they see as the gaps and how … The post ASW Conversations: Automakers talk EV education appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Lordco readies for tradeshow, marks 50 years

Auto Service World

It’s been 50 years since Lordco Auto Parts first launched and that will be the theme of this year’s annual trade show in Vancouver. “This event promises an unparalleled experience for industry professionals and enthusiasts alike,” the company said in … The post Lordco readies for tradeshow, marks 50 years appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Vast hosts first convention as part of O’Reilly family

Auto Service World

Leaders from O’Reilly Automotive joined hundreds from across the Canadian automotive aftermarket for Vast-Auto Distribution’s annual convention in Montreal last month. O’Reilly announced in December 2023 that it had acquired Vast-Auto. Chief executive officer Brad Beckham was in attendance at … The post Vast hosts first convention as part of O’Reilly family appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The dynamic shifts facing the used market

Auto Service World

The Canadian used vehicle market in 2023 has been marked by a series of contrasting developments, a new report has found. Initially, used vehicle prices stayed significantly high due to a tight supply. However, as the new light vehicle market … The post The dynamic shifts facing the used market appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Will BEVs ever be affordable enough for most?

Auto Service World

Barring some significant change, one industry observer doesn’t believe battery electric vehicles will ever be affordable enough for most Canadians to buy brand new. Speaking at the Canadian Black Book Talk Auto conference near Toronto in the fall, Guido Vildozo, … The post Will BEVs ever be affordable enough for most? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Top transmission specialist show to join with AAPEX

Auto Service World

The largest gathering of transmission repair specialists will now take place during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas. The Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) is moving its Powertrain Expo under the roof of AAPEX in Las Vegas. This year’s … The post Top transmission specialist show to join with AAPEX appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Inflation’s impact on vehicle ownership

Auto Service World

Canadian millennials are being driven away from car ownership due to high costs The post Inflation’s impact on vehicle ownership appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Electrics, hybrids make gains in Canada

Auto Service World

Yukon is now in top three for vehicle electrification, new data show The post Electrics, hybrids make gains in Canada appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Quebec to phase out EV rebates

Auto Service World

Dealers association raises concern over incentive removal The post Quebec to phase out EV rebates appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Tesla Cybertruck Got T-Boned by a Nissan Sentra, It Barely Felt Anything

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A 2024 Tesla Cybertruck got T-boned in a junction in Tampa, Florida, by a Nissan Sentra. All that is left of the Nissan's front end is a pile of metal. However, the EV looks as if it barely felt the impact and will probably return to the road soon. According to witnesses, one of the vehicles involved ran a red light and the Nissan Sentra ended up t-boning the Tesla Cybertruck.

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2024 Tesla Cybertruck Shows Up on eBay, Sells Like Hotcakes, Might Be the Cheapest So Far

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A Tesla Cybertruck has just sold on eBay, and it might be the cheapest that has sold so far. The model underwent several aftermarket mods. It received a white wrap and tinted windows for a head-turning contrast. This 2024 Cybertruck has just sold on eBay for a price that shows that the. ( continue reading.

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New Hydrogen Storage Tech Crucial for Aviation, Could Make Hydrogen Cars Viable After All

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Hydrogen was once the auto industry's darling. Still, the success of electric vehicles has turned it into the Cinderella of power sources. A new storage technology might give hydrogen a new future, allowing a hydrogen tank to store two times more energy than liquid hydrogen tanks. Before electric vehicles were as successful as they are today, many thought that hydrogen could provide the decarbonization of the automotive and ( continue reading.