December, 2023

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Two U.S. senators call for Tesla recalls after Reuters investigation

Autoblog: Maintainence

Filed under: Government/Legal , Tesla , Insurance , Maintenance , Ownership , Safety , Electric Continue reading Two U.S. senators call for Tesla recalls after Reuters investigation Two U.S. senators call for Tesla recalls after Reuters investigation originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 28 Dec 2023 09:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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These Are The Slowest Charging EVs On The Market Today

Jalopnik

One key to making EV adoption to work is fast charging. People that are used to filling up their gas tanks in mere minutes won’t be so easily swayed by the idea of having to sit at a charging station for nearly an hour. While there are certainly EVs on the market that can get people back on the road in less than 20… Read more.

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Swedish regulator investigates Tesla suspension failures

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Tesla , Auto Repair , Ownership , Safety , Parts and Accessories , Electric Continue reading Swedish regulator investigates Tesla suspension failures Swedish regulator investigates Tesla suspension failures originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 22 Dec 2023 16:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Details and reaction for Canada’s EV update

Auto Service World

The federal government laid out its plan to remove gas-powered vehicles from the vehicle fleet in Canada but some are raising red flags about the path to get there, including those in the automotive aftermarket. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault announced … The post Details and reaction for Canada’s EV update appeared first on Auto Service World.

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4 Tips for Boosting Warehouse Efficiency After Auto Parts Training

Automotive Training Centre

In the dynamic and demanding automotive parts sector, the efficiency of warehouse operations is not just a matter of organizational pride but a crucial factor that can significantly impact the bottom line. For auto parts technicians, the challenge is multifaceted: they need to ensure rapid accessibility to a vast array of parts, manage inventory accurately, and facilitate seamless logistics — all while maintaining the highest service quality standards.

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Tesla Cybertruck Charging Curve Confirms the 4680-Cell Suspected Poor Charging Performance

autoevolution

Ever since the Tesla Cybertruck was spotted charging, people suspected that Tesla's 4680 cells were as bad as they were on the Model Y. The first documented Cybertruck charging curve confirms this, showing that the Tesla Cybertruck spends a lot of time charging. The Cybertruck is the first Tesla model that uses 4680 cells exclusively. Tesla made sure it had enough 4680-cell supply by discontinuing the 4680 Model Y produced at Giga Te. ( continue reading.

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Russian EV prototype looks ridiculous, targets 2025 production

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Weird Car News , Electric Continue reading Russian EV prototype looks ridiculous, targets 2025 production Russian EV prototype looks ridiculous, targets 2025 production originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 Dec 2023 16:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Special report: Tesla blamed drivers for failures of parts it long knew were defective

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Tesla , Auto Repair , Ownership , Safety , Parts and Accessories , Electric Continue reading Special report: Tesla blamed drivers for failures of parts it long knew were defective Special report: Tesla blamed drivers for failures of parts it long knew were defective originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 20 Dec 2023 14:28:00 EST.

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How big the technician labour gap is going to get

Auto Service World

The automotive aftermarket’s labour shortage has doubled from one year to the next and is projected to worsen. The talent gap doubled from 2021 to 2022, and a new AIA Canada report estimates the industry could be short 4,000 technicians … The post How big the technician labour gap is going to get appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Imagine Your Business Separate From You

AutoInc.

Whether you started your business from the ground up or purchased an existing business, most owners start with grit and drive. Willing to do it all and sacrifice their personal life in the beginning for the good of their business. Owners tend to think of their business as part of them. Many have told me “ It’s my baby, No one cares as much as I do, or I am the business.” This sounds positive to many, but I can assure you this way of thinking over time will hold your business ba

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Spain Joins Germany and Calls it Quits on Nuclear Energy, Will They Come to Regret It?

autoevolution

As per a report first broken by Reuters, the Government of Spain reached an agreement this week to officially begin sun-setting the nation's commercial nuclear energy grid in favor of more conventional forms of renewable energy. Per the agreed-upon terms, Spain's current fleet of seven active commercial fission reactors will soon begin a gradual process of prepping each facility for decommissioning before a comprehensive waste cleanup process ensures harmful fissile fue. ( continue rea

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EV fire in carport was likely caused by the toaster used to warm the battery

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Weird Car News Continue reading EV fire in carport was likely caused by the toaster used to warm the battery EV fire in carport was likely caused by the toaster used to warm the battery originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 4 Dec 2023 12:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Adjusting Fleet Practices to Address High-Risk Driving

Automotive Fleet

Prioritizing safety over speed and convenience can significantly reduce collisions. Here are ways to impress this mandate on your fleet drivers.

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CARS Act passed by U.S. House of Representatives

Vehicle Service Pros

The bill cancels the EPA's efforts to finalize their proposed emissions mandate.

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Vancouver auto show to finally make its return

Auto Service World

After a four-year hiatus, the Vancouver International Auto Show will return in 2024. The show will return to the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC). Tickets to the show were released in late November. The show is presented by the New Car … The post Vancouver auto show to finally make its return appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Hyundai Will Sell 70 Street-Legal Examples Of Its Dreamy Angular EV Sports Car: Report

Jalopnik

Hyundai’s stunning N Vision 74 concept is heading for a limited release production run in 2026, according to a report from Korea’s ET News. The hydrogen-and-battery-electric hybrid sports car was unveiled in July of 2022, and has been running laps around the minds of enthusiasts everywhere ever since. The N Vision 74 … Read more.

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Russia's First Electric Car Is a 'Tesla Killer' but Looks So Much Like a Washing Machine

autoevolution

Russia introduces the country's first electric car, and many wish it didn't. The Avtotor Amber can't exactly be described as a beauty pageant winner. People online say it looks like a washing machine from Ukraine. The Russian Federation has been battling economic restrictions and suspensions to rejuvenate its car industry for almost two years since it attacked Ukraine back in February 2022, as carmakers and suppliers have b. ( continue reading.

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Hyperloop One is down the tubes

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Weird Car News , Transportation Alternatives Continue reading Hyperloop One is down the tubes Hyperloop One is down the tubes originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 24 Dec 2023 06:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Young pros celebrate the season

Auto Service World

Members of Young Professionals in Auto Care gathered in Toronto to celebrate the holidays. The group, part of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, got together at the Amsterdam BrewHouse near the waters of Lake Ontario. They mixed, mingled and … The post Young pros celebrate the season appeared first on Auto Service World.

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New car sales accelerate in November

Auto Service World

The streak of higher new vehicle sales continued last month — and at a higher pace than we’ve seen all year. DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reported sales of more than 138,000 units in November, up 21 per cent from the same … The post New car sales accelerate in November appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Specialists, dealers taking traditional shop market share

Auto Service World

Standalone service stations and garages are losing do-it-for-me business at a rapid pace, a recent report warned. Dealers, repair specialists and foreign specialists are scooping up their business amid a stronger push for customers as consumer preferences change. “Light vehicle … The post Specialists, dealers taking traditional shop market share appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How a loaner can boost your business

Auto Service World

A loaner vehicle and building the cost of having one into your shop’s pricing structure can become a profitable strategy, according to a former shop owner. Fred Hules, who sold his shop and now is an industry coach with the … The post How a loaner can boost your business appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Toronto’s auto show announces 2024 plans

Auto Service World

The Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto is set to return in a few months. Organizers announced plans for what visitors can expect. Last year was the third-highest show ever — the first since the pandemic cancelled the event for the … The post Toronto’s auto show announces 2024 plans appeared first on Auto Service World.

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What experts have to say about the O’Reilly-Vast deal

Auto Service World

The news that the Del Vasto family will sell their business to a U.S. giant has the Canadian automotive aftermarket talking. On Monday, O’Reilly Automotive announced it had agreed with Groupe Del Vasto shareholders to buy all of the company’s … The post What experts have to say about the O’Reilly-Vast deal appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The 2023 Shop of the Year winner is…

Auto Service World

CARS magazine is proud to announce the Shop of the Year 2023 winner: Art Turney’s Garage. Located in Peterborough, Ontario, Art Turney’s Garage was chosen for its dedication to fostering a successful shop by encouraging training, allowing for a flexible … The post The 2023 Shop of the Year winner is… appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Where the safety concerns are for large pickups

Auto Service World

Test results found that four large pickups offer strong side protection but raise concerns around backseat protection for passengers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s updated side crash test gave good ratings to the 2023 Ram 1500 crew cab, Ford … The post Where the safety concerns are for large pickups appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Drivers continue to rack up road travel

Auto Service World

Despite concerns, gasoline consumption in Canada has not only shown resilience but is now peaking past pre-pandemic levels. How much people drive is a key variable for the automotive aftermarket, indicating long-term health for the industry, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants observed … The post Drivers continue to rack up road travel appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Why mobile repair is outpacing DIFM

Auto Service World

The barriers to mobile vehicle repair are coming down and the market is now growing at a much faster pace than the do-it-for-me segment, a recent report found. From 2016-2020, the mobile repair market grew 16 per cent annually — … The post Why mobile repair is outpacing DIFM appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Gas station challenges as EVs grow

Auto Service World

As more Canadians choose an electric vehicle as their next vehicle, gas stations may face some significant challenges, according to an industry observer. S&P Global Mobility’s Canadian Automotive Insights for Q3 showed battery electrics made up 10 per cent of … The post Gas station challenges as EVs grow appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The importance of employer benefits

Auto Service World

There’s a disparity in the overall well-being of working Canadians based on access to employer-provided benefits, a recent study has found. Two-thirds of Canadians who with access to benefits report their overall well-being as “good” or “excellent.” By contrast, fewer … The post The importance of employer benefits appeared first on Auto Service World.

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From the Magazine: Chemical reaction

Auto Service World

By understanding the chemistry, we better understand the fire risks and how to respond when there’s a fire The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Chemical reaction appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Why the vehicle buying process has improved

Auto Service World

Customers are having an improved experience when going through the vehicle buying process. The J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study reported growing new-vehicle inventory on dealers’ lots combined with moderating prices have propelled customer satisfaction upward trajectory … The post Why the vehicle buying process has improved appeared first on Auto Service World.

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EV chargers unevenly distributed across Canada

Auto Service World

Electric vehicle chargers for passenger EVs installed as part of the national infrastructure program are too concentrated in a small number of provinces, according to a recent audit. Furthermore, there is no data to show where the biggest gaps are. … The post EV chargers unevenly distributed across Canada appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Financial concerns have some debating winter tires

Auto Service World

A survey from the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada found that financial pressures are causing some drivers to have doubts about investing in winter tires. About one in three (31 per cent) of respondents said they are now less … The post Financial concerns have some debating winter tires appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How shops have seen an escalation in theft

Auto Service World

In just the last few years, shop coach Vic Tarasik has uncovered six-figure losses in some of his client shops due to theft. The shop coach and owner of Shop Owner Coach observed during a recent webinar was that the … The post How shops have seen an escalation in theft appeared first on Auto Service World.

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What’s holding vehicle owners back from repairs?

Auto Service World

And what age group is most likely to visit an independent service provider? The post What’s holding vehicle owners back from repairs? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Study shows how Gen Z likes to work

Auto Service World

For a group that is less team-focused, what strengths can you extract? The post Study shows how Gen Z likes to work appeared first on Auto Service World.