January, 2024

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The 4 vehicle technologies you need to know

Auto Service World

Many new technologies are soon going to be heavily penetrating the new vehicle fleet and the aftermarket needs to be prepared to work with and accommodate them as they service vehicles equipped with the technology, urged an industry expert. Todd … The post The 4 vehicle technologies you need to know appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Tesla Buyers Are Much More Likely To Crash, And The Repairs Are More Expensive

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If you’ve never driven a Tesla before, it’s something of an immediately alien experience. The tip-in acceleration isn’t like any gasoline-powered car on the market, because it doesn’t need to ramp up. If you stomp on the throttle in an EV, it goes right when you tell it to go. Quicker acceleration is a major selling… Read more.

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Car insurance cost rose 20% in December, biggest jump in decades

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Auto Repair , Insurance , Ownership Continue reading Car insurance cost rose 20% in December, biggest jump in decades Car insurance cost rose 20% in December, biggest jump in decades originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 11 Jan 2024 17:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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1,300-HP Chinese Quad-Motor Supercar Hands-On: 2.6 Tons, No Rear Window, Practical Trunk

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The 1,300 BYD all-electric supercar, the Yangwang U9 (), gets a close-up review on YouTube, and we’re left with the impression that all that power suddenly doesn’t look so appealing in person. The car made waves last spring when it was introduced at the Shanghai Auto Show, and it will be launched on the Chinese market later this year for an estimated $150,000.

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The 55 gas stations with the best fuel quality for your car

Autoblog: Maintainence

Filed under: Gas Prices , Maintenance , Ownership Continue reading The 55 gas stations with the best fuel quality for your car The 55 gas stations with the best fuel quality for your car originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Jan 2024 15:42:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Scammers steal entire driveway from Florida woman's house

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Auto News , Weird Car News Continue reading Scammers steal entire driveway from Florida woman's house Scammers steal entire driveway from Florida woman's house originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 9 Jan 2024 10:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Barriers shop owners face in EV, ADAS prep

Auto Service World

Most shop owners are preparing for the upcoming technological challenges of servicing electric vehicles and those equipped with advanced driver assistance systems — but they certainly expect challenges ahead. Advisory firm Roland Berger partnered with the Midwest Auto Care Alliance … The post Barriers shop owners face in EV, ADAS prep appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Hertz's Tesla liquidation sale likely means more depreciation for used EVs

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Filed under: Green , Tesla , Used Car Buying , Auto Repair , Electric Continue reading Hertz's Tesla liquidation sale likely means more depreciation for used EVs Hertz's Tesla liquidation sale likely means more depreciation for used EVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 Jan 2024 18:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Jeremy Clarkson Is Too 'Unfit and Fat and Old' to Be Doing The Grand Tour Anymore

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This does feel like the end of an era or, to be more specific, the end of a certain TV era tailor-made for auto enthusiasts. Both Top Gear and The Grand Tour are over. Confirmation from the BBC that Top Gear wouldn't return on the small screen after host Freddie Flin. ( continue reading.

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Is a Vehicle Test Drive Still Relevant Today?

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It’s a good question. I was raised in my automotive beginnings to know that if the customer didn’t drive the car, management would not give approval to ask the customer to purchase. The big question is, why? What was so important about the test drive that, without it, it wasn’t even worth attempting to ask a customer about a purchasing decision? In today’s virtual world, there are online auto retailers whose sales process is designed without a test drive prior to the customer deciding to do busi

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Amish family's horse and buggy stolen from small-town Michigan Walmart

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Filed under: Weird Car News Continue reading Amish family's horse and buggy stolen from small-town Michigan Walmart Amish family's horse and buggy stolen from small-town Michigan Walmart originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 Jan 2024 11:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Herz unloading EVs for ICE

Auto Service World

High costs of repair are pushing rental giant Hertz to sell off its electric vehicle rental fleet in favour of internal combustion engines for its customers. In all, Hertz plans to sell 20,000 EVS, about a third of its entire … The post Herz unloading EVs for ICE appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Navigating the Rise in IRS Mileage Reimbursement for Fleet Management

Automotive Fleet

Budgeting for fleet vehicles is more pronounced than ever. Here is how to navigate IRS mileage reimbursement for fleet management.

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Florida Drivers Discover Hard Truth About EVs: They Eat Tires

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Tire companies have been trying to sell us on the concept of dedicated EV tires for a while. From tires that can handle the torque loads to ones that roll quieter for less road noise, there’s something for every EV buyer. But a recent story out of Florida in The Miami Herald details how EV owners there have been… Read more.

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New Chemistry Set To Give Tesla's 4680 Battery Cells a Significant Energy Density Boost

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Tesla Cybertruck's range failed to impress, mostly because the 4680 cells did not live up to expectations. However, Tesla continues to improve the chemistry and the manufacturing process. Chemistry improvements promise a 10-20 percent boost in energy density, which Cybertruck fans would much appreciate. Tesla bet the house on the success of its 4680 cells.

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Why you should be selling on every platform

Auto Service World

There’s a famous quote by Wayne Gretzky about skating to where the puck is going to be instead of where it is. The aftermarket could heed those words when it comes to selling auto parts. Whether customers are searching high … The post Why you should be selling on every platform appeared first on Auto Service World.

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AutoTrader’s top industry trends

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A recent study took a look at Canadian car-buying patterns, evolving preferences, and the resilience of consumers amid economic turbulence. AutoTrader’s Automotive Trends Outlook sheds light on what Canadians are thinking about for their future vehicles and how the industry … The post AutoTrader’s top industry trends appeared first on Auto Service World.

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U.S. new vehicle prices drop

Auto Service World

While Canadians are seeing new vehicle transaction prices increase, Americans are seeing things trend in the other direction. In the fall, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reported that Canadians were paying an average transaction price (ATP) of nearly $53,000 at the dealership … The post U.S. new vehicle prices drop appeared first on Auto Service World.

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What will be the story for used vehicles in 2024?

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Used vehicle values have trended downward on both sides of the border in recent months. A recent analysis expects pricing to remain high. Canada Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index reported values in November at 150.2, meaning used vehicles aged … The post What will be the story for used vehicles in 2024? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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EV World: Electric vehicle boom portends industry breakdown

Auto Service World

Decision to rachet up production could end up stalling EV in the end The post <span style=color:#17d817>EV World:</span> Electric vehicle boom portends industry breakdown appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How the BEV landscape will change

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There’s going to be significant growth of battery electric vehicles by the end of the decade, an automotive leader predicted recently. BEVs alone made up 10 per cent of new vehicle registrations in the third quarter of 2023. And those … The post How the BEV landscape will change appeared first on Auto Service World.

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What aftermarket companies could be sold in 2024?

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After a flurry of activity in 2023, what other deals could be in store for 2024 in the Canadian automotive aftermarket? Canada saw a pair of distributor giants announce their sales in 2023 with LKQ’s acquisition of Uni-Select and O’Reilly … The post What aftermarket companies could be sold in 2024? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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High used prices sticking around, helping aftermarket

Auto Service World

The landscape of affordable used vehicles has changed drastically over the last few years, helping the automotive aftermarket. Four years ago, half of used vehicles sold for less than USD$20,000. Now, only one in seven used vehicles are priced that … The post High used prices sticking around, helping aftermarket appeared first on Auto Service World.

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EV World: The future of EV charging

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Electric vehicles are increasing in popularity, and the automotive industry is going through an enormous transformation because of that. Being an auto care business owner or professional, knowledge about what will happen in the future of electric vehicles is crucial. … The post <span style=color:#17d817>EV World:</span> The future of EV charging appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Speeding a top concern for Canadians

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A new poll conducted by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) has unveiled a significant concern among Canadians about speeding in residential areas. The concern is there even though many admitted to occasionally engaging in the behaviour themselves. According to the … The post Speeding a top concern for Canadians appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The budget friendly EVs consumers are looking for

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A recent report found that the Tesla Model 3 is the top choice for car shoppers when looking for an electric vehicle for under $50,000 (all prices in U.S. dollars). This ranking was put together by Cash for Clunkers and … The post The budget friendly EVs consumers are looking for appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Stellantis backs out of auto shows

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The parent company of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram won’t be participating in any North American auto shows this year. Setllantis, which also owns the Fiat and Alfa Romeo, told Automotive News Canada that slow sales amid the challenging market … The post Stellantis backs out of auto shows appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How much new vehicles sales increased last year

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After a disappointing end to 2022, Canadian new vehicle sales in 2023 saw a solid rebound. DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reported sales of 1,664,000 units last year, a 12 per cent increase from the fewer than 1.5 million in 2022. The … The post How much new vehicles sales increased last year appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How much payroll taxes are increasing this year

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Canadians will see a decrease in their take-home pay and employers will see a rise in payroll expenses as of January 1. The changes are due to increases in Employment Insurance (EI) and changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), … The post How much payroll taxes are increasing this year appeared first on Auto Service World.

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New partnership to enhance ocean shipping in the aftermarket

Auto Service World

The group representing OE and aftermarket suppliers announced a partnership to enhance purchasing power with ocean shippers. MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association has collaborated with Gemini Shippers Association to provide top-tier international transportation procurement services to the automotive OEM and … The post New partnership to enhance ocean shipping in the aftermarket appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Shop of the Year: Building Trust

Auto Service World

Art Turney’s Garage has been a key part of its community — and by no accident. It’s now the 2023 Shop of the Year winner The post <span style=color:#ff0000>Shop of the Year:</span> Building Trust appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Car buying trends by province

Auto Service World

Several regions across Canada saw changes in behaviour when it came to the vehicles consumers wanted. AutoTrader put together a province-by-province review of how car shoppers’ behaviours have changed — or not changed — in 2023 compared to the year … The post Car buying trends by province appeared first on Auto Service World.

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EV World: Today’s EV customers

Auto Service World

Older shoppers make up most electric vehicle customers. Industry veteran Darryl Croft shares his experiences of working with EV customers, how his company helps buyers find the right fit and what the aftermarket needs to do The post <span style=color:#17d817>EV World:</span> Today’s EV customers appeared first on Auto Service World.

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EV World features a Q&A with Darryl Croft

Auto Service World

The latest issue of EV World is here and it features insights from one of the industry’s top leaders. Darryl Croft is president of the Electric Vehicle Network. He also owns an OK Tire store in Toronto’s west end. He … The post EV World features a Q&A with Darryl Croft appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How to keep up with consumer change

Auto Service World

Consumer behaviour around what they expect from their local automotive repair shop has changed. Your shop needs to keep pace, urged an industry expert. Customers are looking for ease of doing business with you online. Ben Johnson, director of product … The post How to keep up with consumer change appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How AI can make you a better technician

Auto Service World

As vehicle technology only gets harder to navigate and more training is required, artificial intelligence can help along the way, experts suggested. And if you have lower-skilled technicians in your shop, AI can help make them better, they added. It … The post How AI can make you a better technician appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Why wages will keep going up

Auto Service World

The unemployment rate is currently too low in Canada and affecting many areas of the employment sector, an economist told automotive professionals recently. Thomas Feltmate, senior economist at TD Bank told attendees of the Canadian Black Book Talk Auto 2023 … The post Why wages will keep going up appeared first on Auto Service World.

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