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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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Should an Auto Repair Shop Use a Local Marketing Company or Marketers Who Specialize in Auto Repair Shops?

Shop Marketing Pros

EPISODE: 102 – Should an Auto Repair Shop Use a Local Marketing Company or Marketers Who Specialize in Auto Repair Shops? When choosing a marketing company to market your auto repair shop you may find yourself deciding between a local marketer in your hometown or an auto repair marketing specialist whose office is halfway across the country. Which one should you choose?

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

autoevolution

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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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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To avoid getting pancaked by used-car price hikes, shoppers wise to stop waffling on purchase

Auto Remarketing

When that shopper is waffling over whether the timing is right to buy a used car, here’s a selling point a dealer can pass along to that indecisive consumer, courtesy of CARFAX. “It’s time to get off the fence if that’s where you’ve been sitting and waiting for the right moment to act,” CARFAX editor in chief Patrick Olsen writes in analysis around the latest CARFAX Used Car Index.

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The average car on American roads is now 12.6 years old

Autoblog: Maintainence

Filed under: By the Numbers , Driving , Insurance , Maintenance , Ownership Continue reading The average car on American roads is now 12.6 years old The average car on American roads is now 12.6 years old originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 26 May 2024 06:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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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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ACT Expo 2024 Takeaways: Sustainability Goals, Meet Financial Realities

Automotive Fleet

As the electrification market inches from the pilot phase to everyday use cases, the magnitude of the effort — and the cost — came into sharper focus at the industry's biggest clean transportation event.

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Auto technology panels: AI creates efficiencies, profitability in wholesale car market

Auto Remarketing

During a May 9 forum with industry media in Detroit, Cox Automotive held a panel discussion on how it is using artificial intelligence to assist its wholesale customers with more accurate vehicle inspections and condition reports and marketing opportunities. Participating in Cox Automotive’s AI panel discussion was Marianne Johnson, chief product officer at Cox Automotive, who said machine learning has been around for 20 years and predictive algorithms based on historical data is not new, either

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

autoevolution

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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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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Uniroyal Tires celebrates 60th anniversary of its I-94 giant tire

Tire Review Magazine

Uniroyal Tires is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the giant Uniroyal tire, an Interstate 94 landmark welcoming visitors to the Detroit, MI. Uniroyal said the giant tire symbolizes its history of making tires for more than 130 years. “For decades, the Giant Uniroyal Tire has brought smiles to the faces of many people,” Uniroyal brand director Michelle Grim said.

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Wings and Wheels at Van Sant Airport

Eastwood

If you’re like us, you spend a lot of weekends on hot asphalt parking lots looking at other people’s cars. And if we’re being honest, after a while most car shows can start to feel all the same. But throw in vintage airplanes, grass runways, and hangars filled with motorcycles and suddenly things look a lot more interesting. That was the vibe at the Wings and Wheels show at Van Sant Airport in southeastern Pennsylvania this Memorial Day weekend.

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

autoevolution

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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EV World: Overcoming the knowledge gap

Auto Service World

In the latest issue of EV World, we hear from several leaders on the automaker side of the industry. The cover story looks at what they see as necessary for the automotive sector to overcome as more consumers look to … The post EV World: Overcoming the knowledge gap appeared first on Auto Service World.

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B9 S4 Common Problems

Alex's Autohaus

In 2018, Audi brought the B9 generation of the A4, A5, and Q5 (as well as the S model equivalent) platforms to the United states. The A4 and A5 continue to use the ubiquitous 2.0t turbo-four, and on the S cars, the long used supercharged V6 was replaced with an all new turbocharged 3 liter V6. While the B9 platform encompasses a wide range of vehicles, in this article we are going to take a look at some common problems owners are seeing on the S4, the performance variant of the A4.

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

Jalopnik

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

autoevolution

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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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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Considering Auto Body Training? Here’s Everything You Need to Know about One-Piece Car Casting

CATI

As you’ll learn in auto body training, One-Piece Car Casting, also known as One-Piece Chassis or Giga Casting, is an innovative manufacturing technique pioneered by Tesla. It involves creating the entire underbody structure of an electric vehicle in a single piece, eliminating the need for multiple welded components. This breakthrough simplifies production, enhances structural integrity, and reduces manufacturing costs.

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Cybertruck Reportedly Draws Blood Before New Owner Can Even Drive It

Jalopnik

The Tesla Cybertruck ’s launch has been far from smooth , to say the least. We’ve heard about the time a car wash bricked a Cybertruck , the frunk’s taste for fingers and that coolant leaks aren’t covered by the warranty even if you’ve only driven 35 miles since taking delivery. Those are all legitimate problems that… Read more.

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

autoevolution

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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Patent granted for hydrogen vehicle technology

Auto Service World

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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The Markdown Myths and Realities of the Auto Industry

AutoSuccess

In the world of car sales, pricing strategies—especially the debate over dropping prices or “marking down” vehicles—come up often and can get pretty heated. The wisdom passed down between generations is that if a car is not selling, “mark it down.” Drop the price low enough, and the car will sell — so it works, right? But here’s the question: Does marking down a car actually increase the number of new shoppers?

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Katherine Legge's Indy 500 Wasn't The Redemption She Wanted, But She May Have Changed Racing Forever

Jalopnik

Practice for the 2024 Indianapolis 500 had yet to start when I first spoke to Katherine Legge about her fourth attempt at competing in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. In 2023, Legge was the first retirement in the event. When I asked why she wanted to come back in 2024, her answer was simple: Redemption. Read more.

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

autoevolution

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.

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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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Stellantis providing technician scholarships for indigenous students

Auto Service World

Indigenous students in Canada and the U.S. with an interest in becoming automotive service technicians now have a new opportunity to break into the industry. Stellantis announced that it’s collaborating with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) to … The post Stellantis providing technician scholarships for indigenous students appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Sean Lannoo joins Dill

Auto Service World

Dill Air Controls announced the addition of aftermarket veteran Sean Lannoo, who will join the company in the newly created role of technical training manager. Lannoo was most recently a Continental sales and technical training supervisor and has been known … The post Sean Lannoo joins Dill appeared first on Auto Service World.

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BCA Bearings summer promo on now

Auto Service World

NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, is currently running the BCA 2024 Endless Summer promotion. This campaign allows BCA’s warehouse distributor customers to earn exclusive, BCA-branded premium merchandise with their orders of BCA wheel hub assemblies, bearings, and seals. … The post BCA Bearings summer promo on now appeared first on Auto Service World.

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New VP for Holley

Auto Service World

Holley Performance Brands announced Jordon Musser as its senior vice president of safety and electronics product categories. He joins the company as part of Holley’s ongoing efforts to accelerate growth and leverage its portfolio of iconic brands to reach a … The post New VP for Holley appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Georgianne Dickey honoured with ACC award

Auto Service World

The Automotive Communications Council (ACC) has awarded Georgianne Dickey, director of marketing at NTN Bearing Corporation and former ACC President, the distinguished ACC IMPACT Award. This accolade recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and dedication in the automotive … The post Georgianne Dickey honoured with ACC award appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Car Accident Reports: What Are They and How Do You Get One?

Auto Service World

Automobile collisions may be harrowing and frightening situations, leaving individuals with physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial burdens. During such difficult times, it is important to have access to accurate and comprehensive information about the accident. One way to obtain … The post Car Accident Reports: What Are They and How Do You Get One?

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May/June 2024

Auto Service World

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Second-Gen Tesla Model S Appears From Behind the Digital Curtain, Are We Ready?

autoevolution

Some say that Tesla is currently in disarray because of many setbacks that became clearer in 2024 but were actually planted since Elon Musk lost track of his beloved EV company in favor of playing with the new Twitter toy. Still, Tesla remains a beacon of sustainability in an industry th. ( continue reading.

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Genesis Rumored To Use Lucid's Electric Motors for the Future Luxury Electric Convertible

autoevolution

Lucid Motors might be the supplier of electric motors for the upcoming production version of the Genesis X Convertible Concept. Rumors indicate that Hyundai Motor is in advanced talks with Lucid Motors, although neither company has confirmed or denied it. If the deal goes through, this will be Lucid's third e-motor supply agreement after the ones signed with Aston Martin and Formula E.