May, 2024

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How consumers see dealers compared to independents

Auto Service World

The latest Consumer Behaviour Series report from AIA Canada shows that dealers are outranking independent automotive service providers in several key areas. The Dealership versus independent: How Canadian vehicle owners choose a service provider report is available to AIA Canada … The post How consumers see dealers compared to independents appeared first on Auto Service World.

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5 Areas Collision Shops Should Be Getting Paid Instead of Pushback

Automotive Training Institute

ATI | Many collision shop owners see insurance negotiations as a necessary cost of doing business—but not every estimate has to be a battle! The post 5 Areas Collision Shops Should Be Getting Paid Instead of Pushback appeared first on ATI.

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BYD Showroom Burns to the Ground After One Electric Car Bursts Into Flames

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Although statistics show electric vehicles are less likely to catch fire than gas-powered cars, some brands seem to get in the news more often because their cars burnt. BYD is one such brand, with many vehicle fires reported in recent years. However, this might simply be because the brand sells more vehicles than other brands. Electric vehicles have a bad reputation when it comes to vehicle fires despite the fact they are far less likely. ( continue reading.

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Executive Spotlight with Bill Wittenmyer of DealerOn

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In the AutoSuccess Executive Spotlight, host Brian Ankney interviews Bill Wittenmyer from DealerOn , discussing the current challenges and strategies for car dealerships. Dealerships are struggling with staffing and performance due to a significant portion of salespeople and managers being new to the industry post-COVID. This lack of experience affects their ability to negotiate and manage effectively.

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Tesla Vehicle Batteries Degrade Under 65 Percent Of EPA Range After Only Three Years

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A recent study found that Tesla vehicle batteries degrade at a faster rate than the manufacturer’s warranty assures. Recurrent discovered that the range plummeted to 64 percent of the EPA-rated range after three years after combing data from 12,198 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. While the information illustrates… Read more.

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ASW Conversations: Aftermarket labour challenges

Auto Service World

With thousands of technician positions needing to be filled, there is an urgent need for the automotive aftermarket to find ways to tackle the problem. Enter AIA Canada’s Labour Market Report, released late last year. The report found that the … The post ASW Conversations: Aftermarket labour challenges appeared first on Auto Service World.

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AAPEX announces training schedule

Auto Service World

The full training schedule at Joe’s Garage during AAPEX has been announced. It will feature technical and management training, led by leading instructors ready to equip shop owners, service advisors and technicians with essential skills AAPEX will be held November … The post AAPEX announces training schedule appeared first on Auto Service World.

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New prices move up after trending lower

Auto Service World

After a quarter of downward movement, new vehicle prices in the U.S. headed up in April. In March 2024, new-vehicle transaction prices in pretty much held steady at an average of $47,218, a slight 1% decrease from February, according to … The post New prices move up after trending lower appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Private label losing its appeal to consumers

Auto Service World

While there may have been an initial push for consumers to choose private label options for their automotive aftermarket needs, it appears the area isn’t growing. Nathan Shipley, executive director of industry analysis in automotive at Circana, showed data from … The post Private label losing its appeal to consumers appeared first on Auto Service World.

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U.S. average age continues its rise

Auto Service World

Vehicles south of the border are continuing to get older. New data puts the number at 12.6 years, up two months from 2023. That’s a generally slower pace of growth compared to recent years and more normalized growth, S&P Global … The post U.S. average age continues its rise appeared first on Auto Service World.

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EV owners plan to stick with electric: Study

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A recent study has found that electric vehicle owners have voiced a resounding commitment to electric mobility. The EV Ownership Lifestyle study conducted by CDK, provided insight into the current state of EV adoption and the factors driving consumer preferences … The post EV owners plan to stick with electric: Study appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Can heads-up displays help against distracted driving?

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In response to distracted driving contributing to a quarter of all road accidents, with young drivers particularly prone to using technology while on the move, experts are turning to Heads-Up Display (HUD) technology as a potential remedy. According to a … The post Can heads-up displays help against distracted driving? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Why the forecast for global EV sales is declining

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While growth is expected in electric vehicle sales, it won’t be at the same pace seen in recent years, new research suggested. ABI Research reported that global EV sales are projected to grow by 21 per cent in 2024 and … The post Why the forecast for global EV sales is declining appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How average age is expanding aftermarket sweet spot

Auto Service World

With average age rapidly growing, the types of vehicles that the aftermarket is servicing are expanding just as quickly. What was once considered anything in the six-12-year-old range has now expanded to well beyond that, explained Todd Campau, aftermarket practice … The post How average age is expanding aftermarket sweet spot appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Canadians’ EV interest grows despite challenges

Auto Service World

Despite challenges, 64 per cent of Canadians looking to purchase a new vehicle within the next five years are considering a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or fully electric vehicle, according new report. The 2024 Mobility Trend Report by Volvo Car Canada … The post Canadians’ EV interest grows despite challenges appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How much auto repair employment has grown

Auto Service World

Employment levels in the auto repair sector are higher than pre-pandemic levels, according to data from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. The automotive aftermarket showed robust growth in 2023, with the automotive repair and maintenance sector reaching 121,000 employees by December, surpassing … The post How much auto repair employment has grown appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Patent granted for hydrogen vehicle technology

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Global professional services firm GHD has been granted patents in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom for its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology. The newly patented technology integrates a hydrogen fuel cell with a vehicle’s existing systems, offering an innovative … The post Patent granted for hydrogen vehicle technology appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Bestbuy celebrates members, vendors at annual gala

Auto Service World

Bestbuy Distributors held its annual gala dinner and warehouse trade event last weekend. The dinner was attended by shareholders and vendor partners at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel for a night of camaraderie and celebration. Long-standing shareholder members were recognized. … The post Bestbuy celebrates members, vendors at annual gala appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The changing landscape of auto parts stores

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The landscape of auto parts stores in the United States experienced notable shifts over the last few years, according to a recent report from Lang Marketing. From 2017-2023, the mix of jobber stores and retail auto parts stores saw substantial … The post The changing landscape of auto parts stores appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The top used vehicles consumers search for

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New research from Compare the Market found that used cars from American and Japanese manufacturers are the most sought-after worldwide, outshining newer market entrants from China. The study, which analyzed nearly 500 used vehicle models’ online search volumes over the … The post The top used vehicles consumers search for appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Why there’s a ‘sense of urgency’ around industry change

Auto Service World

As knowledgeable automotive aftermarket experts retire, how does the industry fill the gaps? The post Why there’s a ‘sense of urgency’ around industry change appeared first on Auto Service World.

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What types of videos should you create for social media?

Auto Service World

There's a case for and against creating do-it-yourself content in your shop. But the bottom line is to be authentic The post What types of videos should you create for social media? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Commentary: The Canadian automotive aftermarket needs to plug in

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The automotive aftermarket is sitting on the sidelines as the electric vehicle transition takes place The post <span style=color:#ff0000>Commentary:</span> The Canadian automotive aftermarket needs to plug in appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Auto sales show modest recovery in April

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However, DesRosiers’ numbers show a ‘clear slowdown’ as consumers aren’t yet returning to dealerships at pre-pandemic levels The post Auto sales show modest recovery in April appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Tesla Cybertruck's Gigawiper Is Again in the Spotlight As Wiper Motors Fail Repeatedly

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Tesla Cybertruck's gigawiper has puzzled people since the first prototypes were spotted wearing it. The gigantic contraption is again in the spotlight after Cybertruck owners started complaining that the wiper motors were failing. The issues started popping out as storms and bad weather put a strain on the wiper assemblies. Early prototypes of the Cybertruck lacked wipers and side mirrors, and many Tesla fans considered that a cool f. ( continue reading.

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His Cybertruck Needed Too Many Repairs, So Tesla (Reluctantly) Gave Him a Brand-New One

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A self-proclaimed "influencer" from North Carolina is one of the first 2,000 Americans to take delivery of a Cybertruck. He even believed his EV was the first to arrive in The Tar Heel State. But it didn't take long for the enthusiasm and novelty to wear off. Fortunately, Tesla didn't wait too long to make it right. Here's what happened.

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1970 Dodge Diamante: Mopar's Forgotten 426 HEMI-Powered Two-Seat Challenger

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A one-off show car, the 1970 Diamante started out as a design exercise for an Elephant-powered Corvette rival and is currently dubbed the most valuable car to feature Mopar's legendary V8 engine. Inspired by an experimental aircraft engine, the first generation of Chry. ( continue reading.

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Tesla Forbids Cybertruck Owner To Resell His Truck Because It Doesn't Fit Inside Building

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A Tesla Cybertruck owner discovered that the truck would not fit inside the building, so he tried to resell it. He went the official way to satisfy the no-resale clause in the sales contract, asking Tesla for permission. However, Tesla would not buy it back nor allow him to sell the Cybertruck to a third party. Tesla started deliveries of the Cybertruck in November 2023, and interest in the outlandish pickup truck skyrocketed.

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Spacecraft With Brilliant Blue Glow Trail Passes Mars, Moves Further Into Space

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The thing with long-duration space missions is that just when you're about to forget all about them, some crucial update reaches your eyes and ears, bringing said mission back into the spotlight. Just like it happened last week with something called Psyche. First and foremost Ps. ( continue reading.

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His Cybertruck Broke Down Too Often, so He Pleaded With Tesla and Elon Musk for a New One

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Tesla's first all-electric pickup truck – the Cybertruck – looks like nothing else on the road today. Some would even call it the supercar of the pickup truck world because it has that divisive exterior design. That's not all there is to it, though. The EV has many more cool tricks up its sleeve. But if you can't enjoy your $100,000+ ride, then all that fancy stuff might no longer impress you.

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Rapper's Two-Tone Tesla Cybertruck Looks Best on 26s and Between Two Maybachs?

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Trae tha Truth is an American rapper from Houston, Texas, who has developed a penchant for luxury rides fitted with massive, forged wheels – but is he wrong or right to feel so happy about that? Frazier Othel Thompson III is better known by his stage name, Tra. ( continue reading.

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Kenworth Debuts Futuristic SuperTruck 2 Concept, Looks Like 'Game Over' for the Tesla Semi

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Did Kenworth just invent a bullet train for the road? Pretty much. At least that’s the vibe we’re getting from their brand-new SuperTruck 2 Concept, unveiled recently at the ACT Expo in Las Vegas. Of course, we’re talking from an efficiency standpoint, not speed. Just how efficient? Well, keep reading. While designing their SuperTruck 2 demonstrator vehicle, Kenworth wanted to achieve a 100% freight efficienc. ( continue reading.

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1970 Dodge HEMI Challenger R/T Is a Museum-Grade Gem, Costs a Fortune

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Produced from 1970 to 1974, the first-generation Dodge Challenger was the shortest-lived Mopar of the golden era. It also spent only two years on the muscle car market because Chrysler discontinued its high-compression big-block engines in 1971. Despite all this, the Challenger is one of the most iconic performance rigs of the early 1970s. ( continue reading.

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Real-World Towing Test Reconfirms That Tesla's Cybertruck Isn't a Workhorse

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It's not the first nor the last time this electric vehicle will be subjected to towing tests. Owners like showing off what their pricey pickup trucks can or, in this case, cannot do. But don't fall into detractors' traps. The Cybertruck is a bit more than meets the eye. Tesla's first-ever battery-powered pickup truck looks like nothing else on the road today.

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People Start Abandoning Their Quiet Homes Due to the Waze Nightmare

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Waze has become a top driving companion for millions of drivers worldwide. It's an app relying on crowdsourcing to make the road safer and more predictable, allowing drivers to send and receive traffic reports on hazards like accidents, potholes, roadkill, and speed traps. Using real-time traffic data co. ( continue reading.

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This Man Made His Cybertruck Rust on Purpose. "My Wife Is Going To Hate It!"

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Tesla Cybertrucks rust? Well, that is all right. This man made his pickup truck look rusty on purpose. Now, he can't possibly keep a low profile in traffic. Some pity him believing it is actual rust, while others are amused by the design of the wrap. Because at the end of the day, it is a wrap with a 3D effect that the experts from Unplugged Performance put on the ( continue reading.

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You Can't Use Ferries in Greece if Your Electric Car Has More Than 40 Percent Battery

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The world is leaning towards battery-powered vehicles, although Greece doesn't acknowledge that. A new regulation from the Greek Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy mandates that EVs and plug-ins can't board a ferry unless their high-voltage battery has a maximum charge level of 40 percent. The world is transitioning toward electric mobility, with electric vehicles gaining market share from their dirtier cousins powered by a. ( continue reading.