April, 2024

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From the Magazine: ‘When you’re part of this business, it’s part of you’

Auto Service World

Ryan Bruno has a long family history in this industry. He’s bringing his experiences growing up in the family collision business as well as time spent in other sectors into his role as the incoming chair of AIA Canada The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> ‘When you’re part of this business, it’s part of you’ appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Tesla Consumed by Chaos as Key Senior Executives Leave and Entire Teams Are Wiped Out

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Tesla lost more senior executives this month than it probably did in its entire history before. After Drew Baglino and Rohan Patel, Martin Viecha announced his departure during the first quarter earnings call. It appears that Rebecca Tinucci, the chief of Tesla Charging Infrastructure, has also been dismissed along with the entire Su. ( continue reading.

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The 10 car brands cheapest to maintain over 10 years

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Buick , Tesla , Auto Repair , Driving , Maintenance , Ownership Continue reading The 10 car brands cheapest to maintain over 10 years The 10 car brands cheapest to maintain over 10 years originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Apr 2024 12:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Edmunds bought a Fisker Ocean, warns others not to make the same mistake

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Green , Weird Car News , Fisker , Car Buying , Crossover , SUV , Electric Continue reading Edmunds bought a Fisker Ocean, warns others not to make the same mistake Edmunds bought a Fisker Ocean, warns others not to make the same mistake originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 8 Apr 2024 10:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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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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Advice For Techician Turned Shop Owner (New or Seasoned)

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I’m being real when I tell you that the transformation needed to go from tech to owner is challenging for most. The main reason is the skill sets needed for each role. Both roles are important in a business. The Challenge The role of technician is a doer (production). They assess the job they’re given and provide recommended repairs. They focus on getting the job efficiently.

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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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The 10 car brands most expensive to maintain over 10 years

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Land Rover , Mercedes-Benz , Porsche , Auto Repair , Driving , Maintenance , Ownership Continue reading The 10 car brands most expensive to maintain over 10 years The 10 car brands most expensive to maintain over 10 years originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Apr 2024 12:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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WEX Rolls Out EV Fleet Management Solutions

Automotive Fleet

WEX EV At-Home automates reporting and reimbursement for at-home charging, and WEX En Route is a payment system for public EV charging.

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Big Nude Cesspool Cruise Heads For Miami

Jalopnik

Do you feel your life isn’t hellish enough as it is? Do you feel that both cruise ships and the city of Miami are too sanitary and clean ? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then I’ve got good news for you: there’s a nude cruise setting sail from the port of Miami in February 2025. Read more.

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Are the technician shortage tides turning?

Tire Review Magazine

In its 2023 Transportation Supply & Demand report , our friends at the TechForce Foundation didn’t waste any time giving us hope that the technician shortage is showing signs of recovery. Right there on the cover of the report are the words “The first uptick across the industry in postsecondary completions in 10 years.” That’s fantastic news. For the first time in a decade, there has been a marked increase in graduates from technical schools across the automotive, collision, diesel, and eve

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Why shops can’t have a one-size-fits-all consumer approach

Auto Service World

There are three types of customers out there and an expert explains who they are and how the aftermarket needs to treat them The post Why shops can’t have a one-size-fits-all consumer approach appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Remembering the 1941 Western Flyer Motorhome, an RV Unlike Any Other Out There

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The equivalent of a unicorn on wheels, if unicorns existed in real life, would be a Brooks Stevens design. The 1941 Western Flyer Motorhome is one such unicorn, made even more special after it was sprinkled with magical fairy dust by hotrodder Howdy Ledbetter. The 1941 Western Flyer Motorhome is an RV unlike any other out there, and not just because it's a very ( continue reading.

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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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Suppliers talk challenges at premiere conference

Auto Service World

One of the top conferences for automotive aftermarket professionals tackled key issues ranging from electric vehicles to supply chains to geopolitical to artificial intelligence and more. The MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers annual Vision Conference was held at The Henry in Dearborn, … The post Suppliers talk challenges at premiere conference appeared first on Auto Service World.

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B.C. jobber acquired by Uni-Select

Auto Service World

Gilbert Supply Company is now part of Uni-Select, expanding the company’s presence in British Columbia. Started in 1982, Gilbert has expanded to five locations with 70 employees, which Uni-Select’s announcement pointed out as “the backbone of its success.” Uni-Select highlighted … The post B.C. jobber acquired by Uni-Select appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Price tag continues to hold back potential EV buyers

Auto Service World

Financial barriers continue to play a crucial role in Canadians’ hesitation towards electric vehicle adoption, according to a recent study. The latest findings from the Car Ownership Index by Turo found that one in three (29 per cent) of Canadian … The post Price tag continues to hold back potential EV buyers appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The dissatisfactions pushing techs out of the industry

Auto Service World

A recent study conducted by Wrenchway has shed light on a concerning trend within the automotive repair sector: Nearly half of the world’s mechanics are considering abandoning their profession. The primary catalyst for this professional discontent stems from issues related … The post The dissatisfactions pushing techs out of the industry appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Meet Ryan Bruno, AIA Canada chair, in this issue of Jobber News

Auto Service World

The latest issue of Jobber News is here and it features Ryan Bruno, the incoming chair of AIA Canada. The feature explores Bruno’s life growing up in the collision sector of the automotive aftermarket and how his journey took him … The post Meet Ryan Bruno, AIA Canada chair, in this issue of Jobber News appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How AI can help with those mundane tasks

Auto Service World

Those mundane digital tasks automotive aftermarket leaders hate doing can likely be taken care of by artificial intelligence. A panel discussion explored ways that tasks like responding to customer reviews, sending out surveys and posting on social media can all … The post How AI can help with those mundane tasks appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The biggest challenge for EVs is…

Auto Service World

No matter the product, something that forces people to change their behaviours will be the toughest sell to the public, according to an automotive leader. Leila Afas, director of global public policy at Toyota Motor North America, told attendees of … The post The biggest challenge for EVs is… appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Dealers slowly taking independent market share

Auto Service World

Dealers have been on a path to recovery in the do-it-for-me segment of the automotive aftermarket. A recent report from Lang Marketing noted that the automotive repair market has experienced significant shifts over the past two decades, with dealer and … The post Dealers slowly taking independent market share appeared first on Auto Service World.

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New CEO council for industry leaders

Auto Service World

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers has announced the creation of the Aftermarket Suppliers CEO Council. This new council is designed to be an exclusive forum for chief executives from various sectors of the automotive industry, including automotive, commercial vehicle and remanufacturing. In … The post New CEO council for industry leaders appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Why few embrace the shop owner or manager role

Auto Service World

Most people are afraid to make mistakes and that’s why they’re scared to be in positions of leadership or fully embrace such a role in an auto repair shop, according to a coach. While one may hold a high-level title, … The post Why few embrace the shop owner or manager role appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How Baltimore bridge collapse could impact vehicle supply

Auto Service World

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge last month, and the subsequent closure of the Port of Baltimore, introduces a new challenge to the automotive supply chain, particularly affecting vehicle imports. But ratings agency DBRS Morningstar isn’t concerned about … The post How Baltimore bridge collapse could impact vehicle supply appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Annual Shop Survey: Tell jobbers what you think

Auto Service World

Calling all shop owners, technicians and service advisors, Jobber News wants to know what you think about issues affecting your business. Take a few minutes to fill out the survey by clicking this link or filling out the form below. … The post Annual Shop Survey: Tell jobbers what you think appeared first on Auto Service World.

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EV buyers concerns grow beyond charging issues

Auto Service World

As car buyers transition from gas-powered vehicles to battery electric, their satisfaction hinges increasingly on traditional factors such as quality and cost of ownership. The latest J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study emphasized these elements as … The post EV buyers concerns grow beyond charging issues appeared first on Auto Service World.

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From the Magazine: Room for growth

Auto Service World

While the number of women working in auto repair circles is growing, improvements can still be made to make it more appealing. Hear from women in the trade — from shop owners to techs — who talk about the stigma, what’s changed and how they’re helping promote women in the industry The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Room for growth appeared first on Auto Service World.

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ASW Conversations: AutoShow Insights with Ford

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Host Adam Malik talks to Alexa Desjardins, vehicle line manager for BEV and commercial vehicles, at Ford Motor Company of Canada, about transitioning consumers to EVs and more at the Canadian International AutoShow. Desjardins explains what Ford is offering, how … The post ASW Conversations: AutoShow Insights with Ford appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How light trucks are boosting aftermarket business

Auto Service World

The growing trend of consumers buying light trucks is paying dividends for the automotive aftermarket as more larger vehicles are entering the repair sweet spot. A new report from Lang Marketing noted that light trucks surpassed cars in aftermarket product … The post How light trucks are boosting aftermarket business appeared first on Auto Service World.

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AARO partners with auto sales platform

Auto Service World

The Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO) announced a partnership with EEZE, a platform for peer-to-peer auto sales. The move was made to enhance the safety and reliability of private vehicle transactions in Ontario. The collaboration leverages AARO’s network of … The post AARO partners with auto sales platform appeared first on Auto Service World.

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New program aims to better educate women about auto repair

Auto Service World

A new membership-based platform is looking to change the way women interact with automotive repair services. AutoCate, founded by Stefanie Bruinsma, a University of Waterloo mechanical engineering graduate and mechanic, connects car owners with trusted auto repair experts and educators, … The post New program aims to better educate women about auto repair appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Bill Gates Is Selling His Unfinished $600M Feadship Megayacht and His Shadow Yacht

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Owing a superyacht when you're one of the world's highest-profile climate activists are two things that go together like water and oil, so maybe the irony of it has gotten to Bill Gates. Or maybe he's just realizing the trouble isn't worth it because he's selling both his superyachts. ( continue reading.

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Tesla Won't Be Able To Launch FSD in Europe, Despite Major Breakthrough in North America

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Last year, the European Commission announced fast-tracking the autonomous driving regulations, raising hopes that Tesla FSD would be allowed on European roads in 2024. However, the way the rules have been defined prevents Tesla's software from functioning as designed, making it unusable. The best European drivers can hope for is a tweaked older version of the FSD Beta software, not the end-to-end AI FSD V12.

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America’s F-15s on Track to Becoming the Kings of Electronic Warfare

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The American F-15 aircraft family is one of the oldest of its kind in the skies of the world. Originally born in the early 1970s in the hangars of a company called McDonnell Douglas, it was repeatedly upgraded to keep up with the times and work on it won’t stop anytime soon. That’s because in one of its more modern incarnations, the one known as the Eagle II, it was selected to be one of the five members of the future. ( continue reading.

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Wrecked 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Is a Rare Mopar Begging for a Second Chance

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When it comes to derelict classic cars, we keep talking about barn finds and junkyard-bound rust buckets. Well, this 1969 Plymouth Road Runner proves that a restored oldtimer can also get into trouble. Once a gorgeous drop-top, this Mopar is now a wrecked B-body needing assistance. &lt. ( continue reading.

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Superb 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ Flaunts Rare Drivetrain Combo

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When discussing legendary Pontiacs from the 1960s, we usually think about the GTO, Bonneville, and Catalina. The Grand Prix, which the brand unveiled in 1962, is generally left out of the conversation. And that's a shame because this rig was among the coolest high-performance luxury coupes during the golde. ( continue reading.

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