November, 2023

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Right-To-Repair Is Catching On And Automakers Are Pissed

Jalopnik

Good morning! It’s Thursday, November 9, 2023, and this is The Morning Shift , your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Read more.

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Tesla beats lawsuit claiming it monopolizes repairs, parts

Autoblog: Maintainence

Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Tesla , Maintenance , Ownership , Electric Continue reading Tesla beats lawsuit claiming it monopolizes repairs, parts Tesla beats lawsuit claiming it monopolizes repairs, parts originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Nov 2023 08:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Why Automotive School Students Are Looking Forward to the Delorean Alpha 5 in 2024

Automotive Training Centre

Automotive enthusiasts and budding engineers around the world have their eyes fixed on the horizon as the legendary DeLorean Motor Company is gearing up for a grand comeback with the much-anticipated DeLorean Alpha 5. Set to hit the roads in 2024, this futuristic electric sedan is capturing the imaginations of automotive enthusiasts everywhere, sparking excitement and curiosity about the cutting-edge features, design, and technology it promises to bring.

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The 2023 Jobber of the Year Winner

Auto Service World

Jobber News is proud to announce Chieftain Auto Parts in Prince George, British Columbia as the 2023 Jobber of the Year. The store is owned by the brother-and-sister team of Jayne Kelly and Trevor Heinze. They took over from their … The post The 2023 Jobber of the Year Winner appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Here's Everything That's Wrong With the Tesla Cybertruck – So Far

autoevolution

If nothing postpones its official deliveries, we should see the first owners of the Tesla Cybertruck present themselves on November 30. Despite that, the electric pickup truck is showing off so often that we already know many of its flaws. For a vehicle that took much more time to be developed than Tesla promised it would need, some of them are really hard to understand.

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Watch as submerged Tesla Model X at Florida boat ramp burns underwater

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Video , Green , Weird Car News , Tesla , SUV , Electric , Luxury , Performance Continue reading Watch as submerged Tesla Model X at Florida boat ramp burns underwater Watch as submerged Tesla Model X at Florida boat ramp burns underwater originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 16 Nov 2023 10:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Customer Centric – A Long-Term Approach to Business Success

AutoInc.

Practically all the shop owners I’ve spoken with over the last 24 years told me they planned to have a shop that focused on customers. They were going to be the opposite of the negative and outdated image many have of the auto repair industry. What they were describing was a customer-centric business. Customer Centric Approach Instead of focusing mainly on profit, a customer centric business focuses on every aspect of the customer’s journey to make the most of their customer’s

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4 Marketing Tips To Remember After Automotive School As An Independent Auto Detailer

Automotive Training Centre

The automotive detailing business is highly competitive, and for independent auto detailers, standing out and attracting a loyal customer base is essential for success. While providing top-notch service is a crucial aspect of this industry, marketing is pivotal in bringing your business to the forefront. In an era marked by technological advancements, shifting consumer preferences, and economic fluctuations, the independent auto detailer faces a unique set of challenges and opportunities.

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Why these pros don’t like flat rate pay

Auto Service World

Picture this scenario: A shop has a pair of technicians. One is constantly reading up on new vehicle technology, they’re taking in training and embracing all that is coming. The other is the opposite. They come in, do their work … The post Why these pros don’t like flat rate pay appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Tesla Model 3 Is the Car That Failed the Most in Germany's Mandatory Vehicle Inspection

autoevolution

All European countries that I am aware of try to make sure used cars are in good condition to keep on the road. This is why they promote regular inspections, which varies from country to country. The Tesla Model 3 has just started going through these inspections in Germany, and it has already earned an unpleasant title: the vehicle with the most inspection failures among 111 other models.

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The Tesla Cybertruck is already being towed and isn't on sale yet

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Green , Weird Car News , Toyota , Electric Continue reading The Tesla Cybertruck is already being towed and isn't on sale yet The Tesla Cybertruck is already being towed and isn't on sale yet originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 28 Nov 2023 15:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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For Fleets, AI is No Longer a Buzz Acronym

Automotive Fleet

Generative AI and its implications were weaved through multiple seminars at the 2023 Fleet Forward Conference. But does it deserve to be added to the ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared) acronym?

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Q3 marked ‘return to normalcy’ for used-car retail prices

Auto Remarketing

When it comes to used-car retail prices, the third quarter pointed to a “return to normalcy,” a trend that was particularly evident by this metric: late-model used cars have prices that are “notably below” those of new vehicles. That’s according to the latest Used Vehicle Report from Edmunds, which detailed, among other trends, the move toward “stability” in the used-car market.

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Considering Hybrid and Electrical Mechanic Training? Good News for Canada’s EV Labour Force Demands

Automotive Training Centre

The electric vehicle (EV) industry is on a robust growth trajectory in Canada, fueled by governmental ambitions, corporate investments, and a rich resource base. This growth necessitates a parallel evolution in the labour force, particularly among mechanics trained in electric and hybrid vehicle technologies. As Canada transits from a traditional automotive hub to an EV powerhouse, the demand for hybrid and electrical mechanic training is expected to soar.

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Industry showcases opportunities at Student Aftermarket Day

Auto Service World

The automotive aftermarket was on full display for students of Georgian College’s Automotive Business School of Canada. The annual Student Aftermarket Day hosted by the Young Professionals in Auto Care (YPA) group was held for the first time on campus … The post Industry showcases opportunities at Student Aftermarket Day appeared first on Auto Service World.

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VW Karmann Ghia Type 14: The Story of a Forgotten Coachbuilt, Air-Cooled Icon

autoevolution

A Type 1 "Beetle," dressed in a designer suit, the Type 14 Karmann Ghia was Volkswagen's second mass-produced passenger car and its first sporty model. When I was a teenager, one of the first trips I took outside my home country was to the beautiful island of Malta. Though it's a beautiful place with fantastic scenery, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Malta today is. ( continue reading.

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Authorities believe this Renault Clio Campus was struck by a meteorite

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Auto News , Weird Car News , Renault , Space Continue reading Authorities believe this Renault Clio Campus was struck by a meteorite Authorities believe this Renault Clio Campus was struck by a meteorite originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Nov 2023 13:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tesla Cybertruck Deliveries Finally Start, Here Are All The Specs You Need To Know

Jalopnik

On Thursday afternoon, Tesla finally delivered a ten-pack of Cybertrucks to company employees and investors. It’s hard to call this a ‘production’ launch, as they’ll still be effectively in the hands of in-house beta testers, but it’s a lot closer to production than the truck was a year ago. During the unveil event,… Read more.

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5 Essential Maintenance Technician Skills You’ll Develop in Auto Mechanic School

Automotive Training Centre

Are you considering a career in the automotive industry as a maintenance technician? Are you drawn to the prospect of ensuring workplace safety, both for yourself and members of your team? Does the chance of ensuring the smooth operation of engines and machines in the workplace entice you? Auto mechanic school is where you’ll lay the foundation for your future as a skilled technician.

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5 Career Challenges That Service Advisors Face After Automotive Training and How to Manage Them

Automotive Training Centre

Service Advisors are like PR professionals in the automotive industry. This public-facing position requires the skill and organizational acumen to direct workflow in the auto repair shop while ensuring a harmonious relationship not only between customers and technicians but also between colleagues in the workshop or dealership. Like every other job, this position has specific challenges that occupants must surmount almost daily.

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Are Electric Vehicles Harder to Steal? The Answer for Auto Mechanic Training Students

Automotive Training Centre

The surge in electric vehicle (EV) popularity brings many questions, not just about their range or battery longevity, but their security. As an auto mechanic trainee, you might have wondered if EVs are more resistant to theft than their gasoline-powered counterparts. The answer to this question might be surprising because evidence proves EVs are more challenging to steal than traditional internal combustion engines (ICE).

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Two coaching groups merge

Auto Service World

The Institute for Automotive Business Excellence announced a merger Herzberg Smith & Co. Michael Herzburg Smith will join, Jimmy Lea as part of the institute leadership’s team as the chief strategy officer. He will spearhead the company’s expansion programs, fostering … The post Two coaching groups merge appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Runaway double-bottom semi takes out 33 cars as it barrels into dealership

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Video , Weird Car News , Safety , Truck , Commercial Vehicles Continue reading Runaway double-bottom semi takes out 33 cars as it barrels into dealership Runaway double-bottom semi takes out 33 cars as it barrels into dealership originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 7 Nov 2023 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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RAM Truck-Powered 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible Packs Most Unexpected HEMI Setup

autoevolution

Owning a first-generation Plymouth Road Runner makes for an awesome experience in today's world. The Road Runner is one of the most underrated muscle cars ever made. It won’t fly under the radar or anything, but some people still don’t realize just how capable these were back in the day. The Road Runner meant business as soon as it hit the street, offering a choice of potent V8s, from the 335 hp 383 ci engine to t. ( continue reading.

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5 Legendary Mass-Produced Hemi Engines That Were Not Built by Chrysler

autoevolution

Though they're the only engines officially named after their hemispherical combustion chambers, Chrysler's legendary V8s aren't the only mass-produced automotive engines to feature this technology. Hemispherical combustion chambers have been around since the early days of the 20th Century. Conceived to maximize the cylinder volume-to-surface ratio, they produce less heat and more power than a con. ( continue reading.

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How the Tesla Cybertruck’s price and range will determine its fate

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Green , Weird Car News , Tesla , Electric Continue reading How the Tesla Cybertruck’s price and range will determine its fate How the Tesla Cybertruck’s price and range will determine its fate originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 25 Nov 2023 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Long Dead NASA Probe Discovers Exoplanet System Scorched by Savage Mother Star

autoevolution

When we think of exoplanet systems outside of our neck of the cosmic woods, we tend to imagine them appearing much like our own Solar System. One with a handful of dense, rocky spheroids occupying the inner space with a load of frozen gas giants orbiting around the outer circumference. All while the host star bathes the area in just enough heat and light to sustain life on at least one planet, if not more.

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Video catches dogs ripping cars to shreds at Houston dealership

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Weird Car News Continue reading Video catches dogs ripping cars to shreds at Houston dealership Video catches dogs ripping cars to shreds at Houston dealership originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 27 Nov 2023 12:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray Drags Ferrari F8 to 60 MPH, Someone Gets Baked 'n Smoked

autoevolution

A video from late last month filmed for a channel called Smiley's Farm just surfaced online, and we're getting confirmation that Corvette E-Rays are also Ferrari killers, exactly like the Z06 siblings. The Ferrari F8 is a mid-engined sports car (Type F142MFL) manufactured by exotic Italian automaker Ferrari since 2019. ( continue reading.

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'66-'67 Fairlane 427: One of the Rarest, Most Powerful Muscle Cars of Its Era

autoevolution

Though it arrived late to the muscle car party, the 427-powered Fairlane earned its place by becoming one of the rarest, most powerful street-legal models from the golden age of muscle cars. When discussing iconic Ford muscle from the sixties and seventies, most conversations revolve around the numerous high-powered versions of the ( continue reading.

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Stanley mug survives a car fire, so Stanley replaces both mug and car

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Filed under: Video , Weird Car News , Kia , Crossover , SUV Continue reading Stanley mug survives a car fire, so Stanley replaces both mug and car Stanley mug survives a car fire, so Stanley replaces both mug and car originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 23 Nov 2023 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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All New Google Maps Updates Coming to Android and iPhone

autoevolution

Depending on who you ask, Google Maps is either a revolutionary product you must use daily or a cluttered application filled with features you don't need. However, Google Maps remains the king of navigation applications and mapping services. It's the number one mobile navigation solution, dominating the Android and iPhone ecosystems, as well as the experience in the car with Android Auto and CarPlay versions. ( continue reading.

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1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro Is a Rare Gem With 427 Corvette Muscle

autoevolution

Introduced for the 1967 model year, the first-generation Camaro lasted through 1969. And even though it was short-lived and a bit late to the pony car market, it became one of the most iconic Chevrolets ever made. The 1969 version is, in my view, the greatest iteration of the ori. ( continue reading.

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1962 Grand Prix 421 Super Duty: A look back at Pontiac's Ultra-Rare Heavy Hitter

autoevolution

Though it was a full-size coupe, the new Grand Prix was transformed into one of Pontiac's first muscle cars months after its introduction when the GM division added the 421 Super Duty engine to its options list. For purists, a muscle car is an American-made intermediate coupe equipped w. ( continue reading.

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Stealthy Camper Is an Old FedEx Truck on the Outside and a Cozy Tiny Home on the Inside

autoevolution

While some people make it obvious that their vehicles are campers, others want to keep things low-key for reasons I will detail below. I've already covered several stealthy builds on autoevolution, but today is the first time I'll discuss a tiny home made out of a FedEx truck. But first, why would somebody make their tiny home on wheels inconspicuous?

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Rare 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 455 Is Dressed to Impress, Packs Replacement V8

autoevolution

The 1969 Hurst/Olds might just be the most popular iteration of this classic Oldsmobile, since that was the year when they changed the paint scheme and added functional hood scoops and a trunk lid spoiler to further boost its road presence. Other changes included the dedicated 15” chrome SSII wheels with Goodyear Polyglas tires, English racing mirrors, H/O emblems galore (hood, fenders, deck lid), blacked-out grille, a black pin. ( continue reading.

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Aerodynamic Simulation Shows That the Tesla Cybertruck Might Be As Efficient as a Brick

autoevolution

Everyone eagerly awaits Tesla to reveal Cybertruck's specifications, the most important being its range and efficiency. Until then, a simulation based on a publicly available 3D model shows that the electric pickup might be as aerodynamically efficient as a brick. A lot has been speculated on Tesla Cybertruck's specifications, although these speculations have deepened the mystery more than offering clues.