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Shop owner Josie Candito prepares to close up

Auto Service World

The 2021 Shop of the Year Winner is being forced out to make way for condos. But she happily reflects on 25 years serving her community The post Shop owner Josie Candito prepares to close up appeared first on Auto Service World.

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In Auto Mechanic Training? What to Know about the EV Bentley Bentayga

Automotive Training Centre

Bentley recently entered the luxury SUV market, and it’s safe to say that the Bentley Bentayga has redefined luxury SUV driving. The Hybrid version takes things further, introducing eco-conscious performance without sacrificing the brand’s renowned opulence. If you’re an automotive enthusiast or in auto mechanic training, understanding the intricacies of the Hybrid Bentley Bentayga is essential.

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Brandon Baldwin, 2023-2024 Instructor Of The Year

Tomorrow's Technician

When Brandon Baldwin learned that he had been selected as the 2023-2024 B’laster Products/Tomorrow’s Technician Instructor of the Year, he says that his second thought was how excited he was to break the news to his colleagues, family and friends. His first thought? “You’re going to find this funny, but the B’laster folks will probably like this,” he admits.

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GoSun Finally Pulled It Off! We Now Have a Solar Charger for Our EVs Everywhere We Park

autoevolution

Let's say you own an electric car - maybe you do - and are now heading to work to do the day's bidding. However, there's a bit of an issue: you rarely catch a spot at the old electric pump and you're already at 35% capacity as you forgot to recharge the night before. What to do? Honestly, I know quite a few EV drivers who have found themselves in a situation similar to this one day in and day out: biting their fingerna. ( continue reading.

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Canada sees ZEV surge in Q1

Auto Service World

Canadians are hitting the road in record numbers with zero-emission vehicles. According to Statistics Canada, the first quarter saw a 53 per cent year-over-year surge in zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) registrations. In the first quarter, 46,744 new ZEVs were registered, representing … The post Canada sees ZEV surge in Q1 appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Considering Auto Detailing Training? Here’s What Employers Are Looking For

Automotive Training Centre

Auto detailing is a rewarding job and to most auto detailers, it’s an art form that requires precision, dedication, and a keen eye for detail. If you’re in auto detailing training, it’s crucial to understand what employers are looking for in potential hires. This knowledge will help you stand out in a competitive job market and ensure you are adequately prepared for the job’s demands after completing your auto detailing training.

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Auto Body Repair: What is the Appropriate Body Filler?

Tomorrow's Technician

Courtesy of BodyShop Business by the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support Team Cosmetic repair today has many options for repair materials. During the collision repair process, a technician is faced with the question: What is the appropriate body filler? Let’s look at what different types of body filler are available and their characteristics. Many Options Many different options of body filler have been introduced over the years.

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How dealers are moving to compete with the aftermarket

Auto Service World

In an ongoing effort to attract more older vehicles — typically those in the aftermarket sweet spot — dealers are getting more creative in their pricing, according to a recent report. In a strategy that it says has “gained momentum” … The post How dealers are moving to compete with the aftermarket appeared first on Auto Service World.

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5 Effective Driver Training Strategies to Try After Dispatch Training

Automotive Training Centre

Dispatch training equips drivers with the essential knowledge and skills to handle the logistical aspects of their jobs efficiently. However, continuous driver training is crucial to ensure optimal performance and safety on the road. Here are five effective driver training strategies after dispatch training to enhance drivers’ skills, improve safety, and boost overall productivity. 1.

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EVs fare poorly in J.D. Power quality survey; Ram and Porsche top the rankings

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Car Buying , Used Car Buying , Auto Repair , Maintenance , Ownership Continue reading EVs fare poorly in J.D. Power quality survey; Ram and Porsche top the rankings EVs fare poorly in J.D. Power quality survey; Ram and Porsche top the rankings originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Jun 2024 16:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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UAW Is Getting Serious About Contract Negotiations With BMW, Striking Is on the Table

autoevolution

In 2017, BMW scored a net profit of over $9.7 billion. In 2022, the automaker that Consumer Reports says makes the best cars pulled off a miracle and almost doubled its net income. The company made its shareholders $18.9 billion! Now, US unionized workers want a bigger piece of that huge pie, and they are getting serious about it. Last year, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of Americ. ( continue reading.

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Dealers hammered by outage

Auto Service World

Car dealerships across North America are grappling with significant disruptions following cyberattacks on a major software provider, CDK Global, which serves thousands of auto dealers in the U.S. and Canada. On June 19, CDK Global experienced two consecutive cyberattacks, resulting … The post Dealers hammered by outage appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How To Ease Driver Resistance for a Successful Take-Home EV Program

Automotive Fleet

Struggling with integrating EVs into your fleet? Drivers may have preconceived notions about EVs that can make them naturally disinclined to make the switch.

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Meet the Karbike: not just an e-bike, but not quite a car

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Design/Style , Green , Weird Car News , Transportation Alternatives , Electric , Future Vehicles Continue reading Meet the Karbike: not just an e-bike, but not quite a car Meet the Karbike: not just an e-bike, but not quite a car originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 22 Jun 2024 10:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Used Mercedes-Benz EQS EVs Now Cost Less Than or as Much as a New Tesla Model 3 LR

autoevolution

Two and half years ago, Mercedes-Benz finally showed the world what the next-gen, battery-powered S-Class would look like. The wind tunnel-friendly EQS became official and had insane specs. The 108-kWh battery pack put on a show by performing much better in the real world than in the EPA's tests. Now, you can have one. ( continue reading.

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Why China will always be a key partner despite tensions

Auto Service World

New relationships needed around the world will mean a greater need for aftermarket leaders with the ability to tackle global complexities The post Why China will always be a key partner despite tensions appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Balancing Business and Marriage

DRIVE

Five tips to help keep your business and homelife as happy as possible Everyone knows maintaining relationships is tough, whether that be friendships, romantic relationships, or business partners. When it comes to running a business with your spouse it takes work, hard work. You have to be able to balance any issues in your relationship and any work-related issues that may arise.

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Rivian and Volkswagen Group Announce Plans for Joint Venture

Automotive Fleet

This partnership with Volkswagen is expected to build on Rivian's software and electrical architecture to create an SDV technology platform.

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This Turkish Tiny Home Captivates With Stunning Aesthetics and Outstanding Functionality

autoevolution

With the increasing focus on sustainability and responsible management of natural resources, tiny living has gained traction in many parts of the world, and Turkey is no exception. Though the tiny house movement is still in its early stages in this European country, local building companies are increasingly interested in designing and constructing compact homes for folks searching for more affordable and eco-friendly dwellings in the great outdoors.

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Talentless Billionaire Nepo Baby Failson Remains Safely Employed By The Company His Daddy Bought For Him

Jalopnik

Aston Martin Racing announced this week that it has elected to retain the Violet Beauregarde of Formula One, Lace Stroll, “for 2025 and beyond.” Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll purchased the failing Force India team in 2018 , installing his son as a driver in the team from 2019 onward (and renaming it Aston Martin… Read more.

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Diagnosing Engine Performance Complaints: Misfire Codes Can Be a Diagnostic Challenge

Mighty Auto Parts

The post Diagnosing Engine Performance Complaints: Misfire Codes Can Be a Diagnostic Challenge appeared first on Mighty Auto Parts. When diagnosing engine performance complaints such as misfire symptoms, be advised that several systems and components can contribute to those symptoms. When considering single or multiple misfire codes, some checks may seem farfetched but trust me if not all are considered the symptoms can elude the most experienced technician, resulting in a misdiagnosis.

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NHTSA: Traffic Fatalities Dip for Eighth Straight Quarter Amid Safety Progress

Automotive Fleet

The current NHTSA estimate represents a decrease of about 3.2% compared to 2023.

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Someone Patented a Super-Advanced Waze Replacement That Wouldn't Require Any User Action

autoevolution

I hate to state the obvious, but Waze has become a must-have driving companion for millions of drivers on the road thanks to its crowdsourced traffic reporting system. It allows users to send traffic reports about what happens on the road. Waze uses this information to generate warnings for other motorists, providing them with more time to slow down when approaching hazards like accidents, potholes, ( continue reading.

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Tesla Cybertruck Unexpectedly Accelerates Into Home With Rear Wheels Locked

Jalopnik

A new Tesla Cybertruck owner experienced a seemingly new issue: an unresponsive throttle. He took to Twitter to voice his concerns about the defect and the automaker’s lack of action earlier this month. Now, I should be clear, this fault is unrelated to the slippery pedal pad that would wedge itself in the footwell… Read more.

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Rimac Steals Every One of Elon Musk's Robotaxi Ideas and Turns Them Into Verne

autoevolution

A couple of days ago, Mate Rimac teased an upcoming robotaxi service, surprising almost everyone. The official announcement shows a driverless car design that looks surprisingly similar to Tesla's robotaxi. Not only is the car's design similar, but the operating concept and the ride-hailing app's functions show that Mate Rimac has been paying close attention to everything Musk promised.

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5 Greatest Nissan Performance Road Cars That Didn't Feature GT-R Badges

autoevolution

When talking about Nissan's finest street-legal performance cars, the GT-R nameplate often comes up. However, the GT-R Skylines or the stand-alone R35 weren't the only iconic performance cars that the Japanese manufacturer has developed during its history. Founded in the winter of 1933, the Nissan Motor Corporation is one of Japan's leading carmakers.

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Rivian Deal Could Help Volkswagen Leapfrog US Competition With Scout EVs

autoevolution

Volkswagen is set to launch the first EVs bearing the iconic Scout lettering in 2026. Although no electric truck platform exists in the carmaker's portfolio, Volkswagen could use the recently announced partnership with Rivian. Scout's two EVs, an SUV and a pickup truck, seem like the perfect match for Rivian's R1S/R1T duo. Volkswagen was gifted an unexpected gem when its truck subsidiary Traton acquired Navistar Internation. ( continue reading.

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2025 Cadillac Escalade ESV Gets a Wacky Digital Facelift and a Slammed Widebody Attitude

autoevolution

Evrim Ozgun, a Turkish virtual automotive designer, has decided the fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade ESV (long wheelbase) is a "cool American SUV" in dire need of a full CGI workout. No worries, he digitally trained it to smithereens. Some will say th. ( continue reading.

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Luxurious Camper Van Boasts a Spa-Like Interior Packed With All the Bells and Whistles

autoevolution

There are many things involved in building a deluxe camper van. By my definition, it has to have an efficient layout, striking aesthetics, and robust utility systems, among other things. The rig I'm checking out today ticks all these boxes, allowing you to travel in comfort and style. What we have here is a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter camper van with a 170" wheelbase.

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Ridden: Fiido T2 Longtail Cargo eBike – The Family-Friendly Beast That Brings the Fun

autoevolution

Almost any e-bike company out there will tell you, the potential customer, that their products are the next best thing to replace your car: healthier, greener, and more convenient. Fiido is no different, except that their T2 cargo e-bike is just that: an actual substitute for the daily driver. Introduced in April this year, the ( continue reading.

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Volkswagen So Desperate It's Willing To Pay $1 Billion Just To Look at Rivian's Software

autoevolution

Rivian and Volkswagen announced a surprising partnership to develop next-generation software, electronic control units (ECUs), and related network architecture design and development. The move shows that Volkswagen's bet on Cariad backfired, although Rivian's software expertise might not help it that much. As surprising as it seemed, the announced partnership between Rivian and Volkswagen must've been long in the making.

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Cruiser Class C Motorhome Is a Massive Ford E-450 Ready To Handle All Your Family Needs

autoevolution

There are countless RV and motorhome manufacturers in this world, and quite a few of them are from right here in our own backyard. So many that some fly under the radar. This is the case with Phoenix USA RV, a crew from out in Elkhart, Indiana, a sort of Mecca of RV brands. Ladies and gents, today we'll be exploring a Class C motorhome from none other than Phoenix USA RV, a crew that, until now, wasn't on my radar.

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Low-Mileage 1970 Dodge HEMI Challenger Parked for 49 Years Is a $500K Time Capsule

autoevolution

When it comes to 1970 Dodge Challengers, many say it doesn't get better than a HEMI-powered R/T in pristine condition. Well, it can get much better if the Mopar in question is a low-mileage and unrestored time capsule. Like the HEMI Orange example you see here. Shipped new to a dealer in Davenport. ( continue reading.

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Another Carmaker Surrenders to CarPlay and Android: Better Than Any In-House Infotainment

autoevolution

Carmakers are slowly but surely picking their side in the battle for infotainment control. General Motors hoped it'd start a revolution when it dropped Android Auto and CarPlay for Android Automotive, but not everybody agrees with thi. ( continue reading.

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One-of-None 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Flexes Pink Paint, Unexpected V8 Under the Hood

autoevolution

When it redesigned the Belvedere midsize for the 1965 model year, Plymouth decided it needed a more exclusive muscle car with premium features. The Satellite was born. Two years later, the company took things up a notch with the GTX. Sporting an even fancier interior and restricted to high-compression big-block V8 power, the GTX became known as &quo. ( continue reading.

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All-New Dodge Challenger SRT Valiantly Comes Back to ICE Life, Albeit Only Digitally

autoevolution

The American muscle car lifestyle is about to nosedive into potential ICE-powered oblivion. Alone, the S650 seventh-generation 2024 Ford Mustang is keeping the banner alive with V8 stubbornness. But for how long? The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is no more – pr. ( continue reading.

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Do You Want This $150k Jeep Gladiator 6x6 'Conqueror' to Be Your Next Camping Partner?

autoevolution

In case you still haven't heard about a company aptly named Apocalypse Manufacturing, which builds 6x6 trucks, it's time to get your automotive stuff in order because you're missing out on something truly exotic. Apocalypse 6x6 has a massive roster following a fruitful 2023: Hellfire, Juggernaut, Nirvana, Strikeforce, Warl. ( continue reading.