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Maximizing Success: Thriving as an Auto Shop Beyond the #1 Spot on Google Search

Business Actualization

Ranking in the first position on a Google search can be beneficial for your auto repair shop or collision repair business, as it often leads to increased visibility, credibility, and web traffic. However, being in the first position to succeed is not strictly necessary. Ranking in positions two through five can also be effective. For auto repair or body shops, local search results are crucial.

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EV World: Electric vehicle boom portends industry breakdown

Auto Service World

Decision to rachet up production could end up stalling EV in the end The post <span style=color:#17d817>EV World:</span> Electric vehicle boom portends industry breakdown appeared first on Auto Service World.

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EV Brake Jobs

Tomorrow's Technician

Like internal combustion vehicles, many service procedures are identical for EVs and hybrids. Yes, some EVs have special techniques to retract the pistons and adjust the parking brake. Also, you don’t have to worry about wearing high-voltage protective gear to service the brakes. What should you worry about? With these vehicles, the major aggravation for shops is brake noise and uneven brake pad wear.

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Hertz's Tesla liquidation sale likely means more depreciation for used EVs

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Green , Tesla , Used Car Buying , Auto Repair , Electric Continue reading Hertz's Tesla liquidation sale likely means more depreciation for used EVs Hertz's Tesla liquidation sale likely means more depreciation for used EVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 Jan 2024 18:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Toyota Has Just Unveiled Its First-Ever Century SUV Convertible

autoevolution

Parading in a Toyota Century SUV Convertible through the town is a reason many would buy the car in the first place. But wait a minute! The Century is not a convertible! Well, it is now! Toyota took the Century SUV Convertible to the Grand Sumo Tournament in Japan and showed that two Sumo wrestlers coul. ( continue reading.

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High used prices sticking around, helping aftermarket

Auto Service World

The landscape of affordable used vehicles has changed drastically over the last few years, helping the automotive aftermarket. Four years ago, half of used vehicles sold for less than USD$20,000. Now, only one in seven used vehicles are priced that … The post High used prices sticking around, helping aftermarket appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The 55 gas stations with the best fuel quality for your car

Autoblog: Maintainence

Filed under: Gas Prices , Maintenance , Ownership Continue reading The 55 gas stations with the best fuel quality for your car The 55 gas stations with the best fuel quality for your car originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Jan 2024 15:42:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Custom Triumph Bonneville Shows What a Modern-Day Bathtub Design Might Look Like

autoevolution

Motorcycling history holds no shortage of quirky innovations that didn’t stick around for very long, one of them being Triumph’s “bathtub” design from the ‘50s. Conceptualized by Edward Turner, the idea was implemented on models like the 3TA Twenty One and 5TA Speed Twin, with the intention of providing better protection against road debris and the elements.

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New partnership to enhance ocean shipping in the aftermarket

Auto Service World

The group representing OE and aftermarket suppliers announced a partnership to enhance purchasing power with ocean shippers. MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association has collaborated with Gemini Shippers Association to provide top-tier international transportation procurement services to the automotive OEM and … The post New partnership to enhance ocean shipping in the aftermarket appeared first on Auto Service World.

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1,000 articles in, here are Murilee's 5 favorite Junkyard Gems

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Weird Car News , Automotive History , Classics Continue reading 1,000 articles in, here are Murilee's 5 favorite Junkyard Gems 1,000 articles in, here are Murilee's 5 favorite Junkyard Gems originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 Jan 2024 06:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Beginner’s Guide to TIG Welding Basics (Video)

Eastwood

Tungsten Inert Gas welding – aka, TIG welding – is at once an exceptionally useful skill to learn and a bit perplexing. The challenge of learning to TIG comes down to patience, a steady hard, and extraordinary eye-hand coordination. Many an experienced welder has fallen short when it comes to learning this method. For this video, we partnered with Keystone Met’l Company.

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Top 10 Changes That Make the Refreshed Tesla Model 3 a Vastly Improved Car

autoevolution

Four months after its international debut, the refreshed Tesla Model 3 landed in North America this week. The new model may look like a modest refresh by industry standards, but it counts as a major overhaul for Tesla, considering the minor incremental changes the EV maker has made to its lineup so far. Here are the most important changes that make the refreshed Model 3 a vastly improved car compared to its predecessor.

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Why wages will keep going up

Auto Service World

The unemployment rate is currently too low in Canada and affecting many areas of the employment sector, an economist told automotive professionals recently. Thomas Feltmate, senior economist at TD Bank told attendees of the Canadian Black Book Talk Auto 2023 … The post Why wages will keep going up appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Falken Tires launches new all-terrain Wildpeak A/T4W

Tire Review Magazine

Falken Tires , a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries of Japan, has launched its newest all-terrain tire offering, the Wildpeak A/T4W. As a follow-up to its Wildpeak A/T3W, the all-new Wildpeak A/T4W is built with a 3PMSF symbol for severe snow conditions and was engineered with full-depth sipes providing traction for the life of the tire, Falken said.

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Navigating the Rise in IRS Mileage Reimbursement for Fleet Management

Automotive Fleet

Budgeting for fleet vehicles is more pronounced than ever. Here is how to navigate IRS mileage reimbursement for fleet management.

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NYC Drivers Declare War on MTA, Sue to Stop European-Style Congestion Charging

autoevolution

The United States is a rebel nation, and what works in Asia or Europe often gets turned on its head as soon as it hits US soil. That's why when New York City announced plans to introduce European-style automotive congestion charges to Manhattan's busiest thoroughfares south of 60th Street, the response was what you'd expect from New Yorkers.

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Stellantis backs out of auto shows

Auto Service World

The parent company of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram won’t be participating in any North American auto shows this year. Setllantis, which also owns the Fiat and Alfa Romeo, told Automotive News Canada that slow sales amid the challenging market … The post Stellantis backs out of auto shows appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Treads app aims to steer drivers to tire dealers using AI

Tire Review Magazine

In only the past year or so, AI has opened a Pandora’s box of opportunities to better care for customers and their vehicles – so much so that today’s consumer has unlocked a new level of knowledge surrounding all aspects of maintenance. Here’s an example: A driver thinks it might be time for a new set of tires since their current set is looking a bit on the worn side.

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Sandor Piszar Discusses New Role, GM Envolve for 2024 [Watch]

Automotive Fleet

General Motors created GM Envolve in May 2023, and is a new unit for commercial and fleet customers.

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10 Awesome Cars You Can Finally Import to the US in 2024 Under the 25-Year Rule

autoevolution

Back in 1989, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made gray imports legal, but only as long as the imported vehicle is at least 25 years old. The NHTSA's website clearly states that the 25-year period runs from the date of the car's manufacture. The manufacturing date can be pinpointed in a number of ways, beginning with a label affixed to the vehicle by the manufacturer.

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How to keep up with consumer change

Auto Service World

Consumer behaviour around what they expect from their local automotive repair shop has changed. Your shop needs to keep pace, urged an industry expert. Customers are looking for ease of doing business with you online. Ben Johnson, director of product … The post How to keep up with consumer change appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Ford Says It Plans To Build V8 Mustangs Until The Heat Death Of The Universe (Or Uncle Sam Bans Them)

Jalopnik

All across the industry, automakers are dropping their V8s in favor of smaller, more efficient engines with fewer cylinders. That sucks for enthusiasts, but there’s no getting around the fact that climate change is real, and humans caused it, so what are you going to do? Even the next-generation Dodge Charger won’t… Read more.

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A top challenge shops will face with EVs

Auto Service World

Shops can do all they can to prepare to service electric vehicles in their facilities. They can have the space to do the work, the tools needed and all the safety considerations. But they may not have the technicians. That’s … The post A top challenge shops will face with EVs appeared first on Auto Service World.

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From the Magazine: Transforming your management style

Auto Service World

Your role as owner isn’t about sales — it’s about long-term growth The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Transforming your management style appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Mazda joins Tesla charging network

Auto Service World

Another automaker has adopted the same electric vehicle standard on which Tesla’s vehicles work. Mazda announced an agreement with Tesla to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) for charging ports on the company’s battery electric vehicles launched in North … The post Mazda joins Tesla charging network appeared first on Auto Service World.

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From the Magazine: Navigating economic challenges

Auto Service World

Here are the opportunities for automotive shops in Canada in uncertain times The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Navigating economic challenges appeared first on Auto Service World.

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APD names Rob Keam as new sales manager

Auto Service World

Rob Keam is taking over the role of sales manager at APD. The move was official as of January 2. He was most recently Tenneco’s senior sales manager for Western Canada. The announcement from APD noted Keam’s 25-plus years of … The post APD names Rob Keam as new sales manager appeared first on Auto Service World.

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ZF adds shock absorbers

Auto Service World

ZF Aftermarket is launching 16 new part numbers for continuous damping control (CDC) shock absorbers available for passenger vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. The CDC part numbers cover a variety of BMW 5, 6 and 7 models, to be … The post ZF adds shock absorbers appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Leading aftermarket voice Ann Wilson to retire

Auto Service World

One of the leading voices on the political stage for the automotive aftermarket is retiring. Ann Wilson, industry veteran and member of the Automotive Hall of Fame, is hanging it up at the end of the year, MEMA, The Vehicle … The post Leading aftermarket voice Ann Wilson to retire appeared first on Auto Service World.

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TRW expands offerings

Auto Service World

TRW Brake Boosters now have 53 new part numbers, extending the range of ZF brake boosters to a wide range of European make vehicles in the U.S. and Canadian markets. ZF Aftermarket is also expanding its line of TRW Brake … The post TRW expands offerings appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Conical valve springs from Elgin

Auto Service World

Elgin Industries has introduced premium Elgin Pro-Stock conical valve springs engineered for General Motors LS Series and Chrysler Hemi performance engines. The new springs (#RV-107228Q16) feature a next-generation conical design for superior performance and durability while accommodating the peak valvetrain … The post Conical valve springs from Elgin appeared first on Auto Service World.

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2025 Dodge Charger Digitally Impersonates General Lee Charger From the Dukes of Hazzard

autoevolution

One of the most iconic automobiles in TV history, the General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger from the Dukes of Hazzard is a tremendously cool machine. In excess of 300 cars were built for the show, plus 26 for the 2005 movie starring Seann William Scott as Bo, Johnny Knoxville as Luke, Willie Nelson as Uncle Jesse, and Burt Reynolds as Boss Hogg. How many of those cars are still with us today in working order is nigh-on impossible to determine.

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Would a Brand-New Honda CRX Bury the Civic?

autoevolution

You may want to hold your horses for this one, as Honda hasn't dug up the CRX moniker to use it on a brand-new model. But what if it did? A hypothetical Honda CRX for the new era would need to stay true to its pr. ( continue reading.

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Cadillac Pickup Truck Rendered With 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Styling Traits

autoevolution

Remember the Cadillac-branded sport utility truck advertised by General Motors as the Escalade EXT? Closely related to the Chevrolet Avalanche and Hummer H2 SUT on the GMT800 platform, the luxury truck is best described as a sales disaster. General Motors should've known better, though, especially after the Ford Motor Company failed to make a splash with the F-150-based Lincoln Blackwood.

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Tesla Cybertruck's Frunk Doesn't Have Anti-Pinch Sensors, It Will Eat Your Fingers

autoevolution

Recent tests show that Tesla hasn't fitted an optical anti-pinch sensor on the Cybertruck's frunk and relies on a resistance sensor within the motor instead. While this works in certain situations, it does a lousy job of protecting your fingers when closing. You better watch out for your kids when closing the frunk because the Cybertruck might eat their fingers.

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Build Barricades, Granby, Colorado! The Killdozer Makes a WhistlinDiesel Comeback of Sorts

autoevolution

Komatsu D355A is probably the most notorious earth mover in America, not necessarily for its otherwise outstanding working capacity but for an incident from twenty years ago in a small town in Colorado. Dubbed the ‘Killdozer,’ one armor-plated crawler dozer wreaked havoc when its owner went on a personal vendetta against the local authorities.

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Micro Camper Features Seemingly Endless Storage Spaces in a Funky, Well-Designed Interior

autoevolution

One type of camper that balances comfort and convenience is a micro camper. Even though they're much tinier than motorhomes or camper vans, they can still fit many features that will ensure comfort throughout your travels. They're also much cheaper. Today, I'm checking out a cool DIY micro camper build made by Max, who's also known as "Dusty Odyssey." Max built a. ( continue reading.

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