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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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Five Spark Plug Service And Replacement Tips

Tomorrow's Technician

Servicing spark plugs can be the quickest or most painful job under the hood. That’s because roadblocks could occur during removal or installation. Here are five tips to bust through and finish the job. 1. GETTING PLUGS OUT: CHEMICAL TOOLS If a spark plug is challenging to remove, some fluids can help break up corrosion and carbon deposits between the threads on the plug and head.

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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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Google Maps Losing Ground As Rivals Win the Hearts of More Carmakers

autoevolution

The battle in the navigation space keeps getting fiercer, not only because new players have joined the industry but also as a result of the existing companies investing big in new-generation features. Google's efforts to expand beyond the mobile screen face increased competition from navigation specialists like HERE and TomTom, both of which attended this year's CES with big announcements.

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What aftermarket companies could be sold in 2024?

Auto Service World

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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Is a Vehicle Test Drive Still Relevant Today?

AutoSuccess

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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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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EV World: The future of EV charging

Auto Service World

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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How to Find Enough Power Sources for Electric Fleets

Automotive Fleet

Fleets managers who run electric vehicles need to consider the scope of charging infrastructure as well as find ways to run EVs without their own chargers as an option.

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Are Your Numbers Lying to You?

AutoInc.

Understanding your financial reports is important for many reasons. Yet even with all the resources available today, many owners don’t understand them to use them to the fullest. Look at financial reports as a type of report card giving you a snapshot of your business’s financial health, assess profitability, asset to debt ratio and ability to pay off debt.

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This Stash of Mopar Barn Finds Is Packed With Rare HEMI and Six-Pack Muscle Cars

autoevolution

With less than 10,000 units produced from 1966 through 1971, the HEMI-powered Mopars are among the rarest and most desirable muscle cars. And while we see hundreds of them crossing the auction block every year, many examples are still waiting to be rescued from junkyards and barns. Fortun. ( continue reading.

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How much new vehicles sales increased last year

Auto Service World

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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Brand loyalty lags for used-vehicle owners

Auto Remarketing

Drivers who bought their cars used show little loyalty to their current brand when buying another vehicle — especially when they buy another used vehicle— according to the latest research by LexisNexis Risk Solutions. The data and analytics firm’s 2023 Automotive Brand Loyalty Study found just 21% of used-vehicle owners who bought their next vehicle used went on to repurchase the same brand again, which is actually a 1% increase from the previous year.

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Water Pump Failure – There Are Common Failure Warning Signs

Danny’s Engineportal

To start with, Water Pump Failure can be extremely hard to diagnose. Although the water pump in most vehicles will last a long time, they are by no means indestructible. So, Like any other mechanical [.] The post Water Pump Failure – There Are Common Failure Warning Signs appeared first on Danny's Engineportal.

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World's First Hydrogen-Powered VTOL Jet Has BMW DNA and It Seems Like a Waste of Tech

autoevolution

The world of VTOLs is fast expanding and promises to forever change the way air travel is made. There are several driving forces behind this expansion, ranging from the need to declutter our very congested cities and airports to the need to find better, faster, and cleaner means of transportation. There is however a crucial aspect of this expansion one needs to consider.

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Which Abrasive Blasting Media is Correct for Your Project?

Eastwood

Abrasive blasting (AKA media blasting) is a quick and effective way to remove layers of paint or years of corrosion. The process uses high-pressure air to shoot abrasive particles at parts to clean, strip, or otherwise modify their surface. However, choosing the correct blast media is key to determining how quickly, how effectively, and (importantly) how safely.

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Executive Spotlight with Mark Queen of SKAI Vision

AutoSuccess

In this AutoSuccess Executive Spotlight interview, Brian Ankney talks with Mark Queen from SKAI Vision about the use of artificial intelligence in the automotive industry. Mark discusses his team’s focus on computer vision, a key component in both autonomous vehicles and their current projects. They are redefining dealership operations by teaching AI systems to mimic the best managerial practices, scrutinizing every transaction for optimal efficiency.

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Liberty Walk Unveils Widebody Lamborghini Countach, Says 'We Are Doing Whatever We Want'

Jalopnik

It’s hard to name a more talked about and controversial tuner than Liberty Walk. The Japanese company is known for its widebody kits that have been applied to everything from hot hatchbacks to Lamborghini supercars and the Mitsuoka Orochi. Liberty Walk even worked its magic on a Lamborghini Miura replica , and last… Read more.

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This Red Mist 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Demands New Porsche 911 GTS Money

autoevolution

When GM decided to push all their chips to the middle of the table with the first-ever rear mid-engine Corvette since the nameplate’s introduction back in 1953, people generally agreed that it was something worth celebrating. They were right. The C8 Corvette is by far the ‘best’ Vette ever made from just about any standpoint. Even the base-spec model, the 1LT, is a tremendous car on paper.

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This DIY Camper Van Is an Affordable Tiny Home With a Snug Interior and a Pull-Out Garage

autoevolution

Most people believe you need a high budget to create a comfortable tiny home on wheels. Lately, I took it upon myself to prove this isn't always the case – you can build a cozy and well-equipped camper without emptying your bank account. Today, I'm taking a look at a budget-friendly build that serves as a full-time mobile home. Meet Abby and her 2015 ( continue reading.

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Mechanical Engineer Argues Elon Musk Should Apologize to Porsche

autoevolution

Tesla made a big fuss about how the Cybertruck was much better than an internal combustion engine-powered 911 at the delivery event. Elon Musk doubled down by publicly reiterating some wild claims about the pickup truck being better than the iconic sports car. An engineer took it upon himself to prove that the marketing stunt was exaggerated. Here's what he discovered.

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Google Maps Tells Users to Drive Down City Steps, Two People Took the Advice

autoevolution

The tiniest error in Google Maps could put drivers in the most ridiculous situations, and two drivers from Edinburgh figured it out the hard way. The navigation app suggested a wrong turn, telling. ( continue reading.

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Google Brings Android Auto and Android Automotive in Sync With Full Android

autoevolution

Android, Android Auto, Android Automotive, Google Automotive Services. The nomenclature is a mess, causing so much confusion in the Google world that some people don't even know what they use behind the wheel. ( continue reading.

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Perfectly Restored 1970 Plymouth Duster in Moulin Rouge Is Pure Eye Candy, Rare Too

autoevolution

When talking about Plymouths from the golden muscle car era, we usually think about the Road Runner, GTX, and the Barracuda. And that's not surprising because they're among the most iconic Mopars ever built. But there are plenty of other Plymouths to consider if you're a fan of late 1960s and early 1970s rig. ( continue reading.

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Black Plate Barn Find: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Still Searching for a Home, Unrestored

autoevolution

1963 witnessed the debut of the C2 Corvette, a new series sporting massive changes concerning the body and the chassis. However, the first thing that comes to mind about the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette is the split window design, which was available exclusively on the coupe and only for this model year. Chevrolet produced 21,513 Vettes in 1963, and the output was nearly ev. ( continue reading.

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2023 Corvette Production Totals 53,785 Units

autoevolution

2023 was a fine year for the Corvette. According to the National Corvette Museum, the Detroit-based automaker produced no fewer than 53,785 examples of the breed in 2023, which is extremely close to the all-time record. More specifically, 53,807 units of the hideously underrated C3 were assembled in 1979. As a brief refresher, the third generation was offered between 1967 and 1982 for model year 1968 through 1982.

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Bunch of Guys Build Pagani Huayra Supercar From Scratch in Their Garage, Looks Fully Legit

autoevolution

It’s very rare that we see a supercar replica that looks just like the real thing. It’s almost unheard of. It’s not like with luxury watches, where the replica market has become so big, you’ll need an industry expert watchmaker to tell the difference between a real Rolex and a high-quality fake. The same can’t be said about automobiles, which are built on a much larger scale than wristwatc. ( continue reading.

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School Bus Turned Tiny Home Cost a Mere $12K To Build, Boasts a Lovely Recycled Interior

autoevolution

If you're determined to move into a mobile home, not even a low budget can keep you from building a camper. Usually, one of the cheapest ways to do it is by converting a bus. Today, I'm presenting a bus conversion that cost a mere $12K. The best part? It also looks really good. Meet Adam and Emily and their tiny home and wheels. I've covered several ( continue reading.

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2025 BMW 3 Series Becomes Sexier in Unofficial Digital Illustrations

autoevolution

Some say BMW's design team needs to take a chill pill and get back to basics, and we tend to agree with them – up to a point. The new-gen 5 Series isn't as appealing as its predecessor, and the M Division's standalone XM needs a lot more refining. And we haven't even mentioned the oversized grille of certain models. ( continue reading.

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This Mint-Condition 1969 Chevy Corvette Sold for New Z06 Money, V8 Surprise Lists 435 HP

autoevolution

The third-generation Corvette, or the C3 as some call it, is one of the most iconic sports cars in American automotive history. Their designs are instantly recognizable throughout the world, and some might argue that by late 60s standards, there weren’t many other cars that could rival the C3 Vette in terms of looks. It’s up there with all the Ferraris and Aston Martins of that era.

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199-Mile Drag Racer 1969 Mustang Boss 302 Survivor Parked in 1970 Would Smoke HEMIs Dry

autoevolution

Probably the lowest-mileage Ford Mustang Boss 302 (drag race) car in existence, this fabulous unrestored survivor has only 199.8 miles on the clock (321.47 kilometers) and sat 38 years in storage after a few quarter-mile passes. Its story sounds just as great as its open headers and high-performance cam. Ordered and explicitly equipped for 1,320-foot trials, the car never got to live its destiny and is now a priceless piece of Dearborn history. ( continue reading.

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Reborn 2025 Chevy Impala Goes Hybrid to Help the Virtual Realm Fall In Love With It

autoevolution

General Motors retained the overall sales crown of the US automotive market last year with almost 2.6 million vehicle deliveries. However, the competition wasn't too far behind them. Toyota issued a barrage of introductions last year, but it hasn't released all of them. ( continue reading.

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USS United States: The Supercarrier That Started Beef Between the Air Force and Navy

autoevolution

The United States Air Force is the largest, most powerful aerial fighting force in the history of warfare. What's the second largest? That'd be the U.S. Navy. But like two brothers fighting for their father's attention after he legitimately comes home from buying milk and cigarettes, the bickering between the Air Force and Navy for sweet Pentagon money defined much of the Cold War.

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Hero Saves Rusting Away 1958 Ford Ranchero From a Field, Now Running and Cruising

autoevolution

Ford Ranchero stepped into our world with modest sales in 1957, shipping only 21,695 units to customers in the States. The number was disappointing for everybody but Ford, as the carmaker somehow believed that selling over 21K Rancheros was an important achievement considering the new body style. However, the market performance collapsed a year later, when Ford produced onl. ( continue reading.

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Peterbilt SuperTruck II Arrives in Vegas Looking Futuristic, Doesn’t Fear the Tesla Semi

autoevolution

It seems that not all semi-truck manufacturers agree that the future of long-distance hauling needs to be battery-electric, at least not yet. Sure, Tesla do enjoy getting ahead of things and setting trends, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that its competitors will be left behind, not when their products are so incredibly popular. Peterbilt is one of America’s oldest and most established truck manufacturers, specializ. ( continue reading.

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Greatest Supercar Fail: 1995 Acura NSX's First Wash in Years Ends Up in Donuts in the Snow

autoevolution

In the mid-eighties, a bunch of car nuts from overseas (as looked on from pretty much everywhere around Planet Piston) decided to teach Ferrari – and every other sportscar maker in the piston universe – a lesson in excellence. Or, better yet, make that perfection. Enter the New Sportscar Experimental, courtesy of a Japanese company going by the name of Honda.

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2025 Toyota Stout Digitally Unveils Its Ambitions to Become the HEV King of Compact Trucks

autoevolution

The Japanese automaker Toyota has been pumping a lot of 'iron' in 2023 in the global automotive industry, and the gains are pretty noticeable – even though still not enough to ensure supremacy across all regions. For example, the crucial North American markets – ( continue reading.

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