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High-Tech Cars Are Changing the Auto Repair Industry, And Here’s How to Be Prepared When You Become a Mechanic

Automotive Training Centre

The automotive industry has rapidly transformed in recent years, with high-tech cars becoming the norm. As cars become more sophisticated, the traditional role of an auto mechanic is evolving, presenting new challenges and opportunities. Today, we’ll explore how high-tech cars are changing the auto repair industry and offer guidance on how aspiring mechanics like you can prepare for this shift.

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Barriers shop owners face in EV, ADAS prep

Auto Service World

Most shop owners are preparing for the upcoming technological challenges of servicing electric vehicles and those equipped with advanced driver assistance systems — but they certainly expect challenges ahead. Advisory firm Roland Berger partnered with the Midwest Auto Care Alliance … The post Barriers shop owners face in EV, ADAS prep appeared first on Auto Service World.

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1,300-HP Chinese Quad-Motor Supercar Hands-On: 2.6 Tons, No Rear Window, Practical Trunk

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The 1,300 BYD all-electric supercar, the Yangwang U9 (), gets a close-up review on YouTube, and we’re left with the impression that all that power suddenly doesn’t look so appealing in person. The car made waves last spring when it was introduced at the Shanghai Auto Show, and it will be launched on the Chinese market later this year for an estimated $150,000.

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Amish family's horse and buggy stolen from small-town Michigan Walmart

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Weird Car News Continue reading Amish family's horse and buggy stolen from small-town Michigan Walmart Amish family's horse and buggy stolen from small-town Michigan Walmart originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 Jan 2024 11:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Why Students in Automotive School Will Love the 2024 Alfa Romeo Milano

Automotive Training Centre

The automobile industry has witnessed several remarkable rollouts since it began its drive to adopt electric powertrains. With electric vehicles (EVs) fast becoming all the rage, the biggest car manufacturers have been in a hot race to key into the electrification roadmap, and several winners have emerged. There has been no short supply of impressive cars sporting the most innovative solutions in electric batteries and powertrain technology.

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Herz unloading EVs for ICE

Auto Service World

High costs of repair are pushing rental giant Hertz to sell off its electric vehicle rental fleet in favour of internal combustion engines for its customers. In all, Hertz plans to sell 20,000 EVS, about a third of its entire … The post Herz unloading EVs for ICE appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Bugatti's First Four-Seater Is an All-Electric Luxo-Missile That Wets Digital Dreams

autoevolution

‘My Bugatti is too crammed, unpractical, and high-octane smelly,’ said no hyper-rich owner ever, but let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and pretend there would be such a case. For the sheer amusement of the imagination, let’s also say that Bugatti would happily indulge the pretentious complainer with an alternative. An all-electric sedan hypercar would be the proper offering of peace.

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A Shop’s Guide to Technician Work-Life Balance

RepairPal

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance in auto repair is key for technician happiness & motivation. Learn techniques & practices to retain & prevent burnout. The post A Shop’s Guide to Technician Work-Life Balance appeared first on RepairPal Shops Blog: Modern Shop Owner.

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2024 Outlook on Parts Supply, Labor and Cycle Times

Automotive Fleet

Chris Brown discusses key trends in repair management, including cycle times, parts supply, and the labor market with Richard Jacko and Stuart Braun of Fleet Response.

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40k-Mile 1970 HEMI Cuda Was Born a 426 4-Speed, Hides a Bigger V8 Surprise (and Price Tag)

autoevolution

Here’s something we don’t stumble across every day: a real 1970 badass hemicuda that’s not a 426 anymore. The backstory is mostly obscure, but the owner wants $200,000 for it, although it’s so far off the old block that it’s hardly worthy of its hemispherical nobility title anymore. The Barracuda made a spectacular comeback in 1970, taking the 426 cubic inch (7.0-liter) engine in custody a. ( continue reading.

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Tesla Cybertruck tells its owner that locking differentials are 'coming soon'

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Green , Weird Car News , Tesla , Truck , Electric , Off-Road Vehicles Continue reading Tesla Cybertruck tells its owner that locking differentials are 'coming soon' Tesla Cybertruck tells its owner that locking differentials are 'coming soon' originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Jan 2024 11:51:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Rare ’32 Ford Coupe Set Free From a Virginia Barn

Eastwood

A true barn find is a rarity these days. But not long ago Brant Halterman saw a 1932 Ford 5-window coupe for sale locally and felt like he knew the car. Turns out his father had been friends with the original owner, whose family was selling the car. Only problem was, the car was locked up in a barn. After the deal was done, Halterman set to work extracting the car from where it had sat for perhaps 60 years or more.

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Different forms of advertising to get customers through tire dealer doors 

Tire Review Magazine

Crazy marketing tactics might work, but most likely, they won’t move the needle to really get customers in your shop. In this Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio video, we talk about different forms of advertising that’ll get customers through your door. For starters, it’s hard to be in business in today’s world without some sort of online presence.

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Tesla Cybertruck Owner Learns Valuable Lesson After Going Off-Road

autoevolution

People like pickup trucks because they are versatile vehicles. Tradespeople can use them for work, travelers for towing, adventurers for overlanding, and everybody else can turn them into unnecessarily large commuting appliances. It's no wonder that Tesla wanted a piece of the pie. After all, Ford has been championing this sector for nearly half a century.

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VW makes a splash with Rubber Ducky

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Weird Car News , Volkswagen , Crossover Continue reading VW makes a splash with Rubber Ducky VW makes a splash with Rubber Ducky originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Jan 2024 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Red-Light Cameras: Enhancing Safety and Reducing Crashes on the Roads

Automotive Fleet

Why automated traffic enforcement is growing in popularity, and how it can keep your fleet drivers safe.

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Different forms of advertising to get customers through tire dealer doors 

Tire Review Magazine

Crazy marketing tactics might work, but most likely, they won’t move the needle to really get customers in your shop. In this Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio video, we talk about different forms of advertising that’ll get customers through your door. For starters, it’s hard to be in business in today’s world without some sort of online presence.

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26K Miles? 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Flexes Original V8 Engine, Intriguing Odometer Numbers

autoevolution

The most common Chevelle body style in 1968 was the 2-door sport coupe, with Chevrolet building over 180K units fitted with a V8 engine (in addition to over 20,500 units with a six-cylinder engine). The SS396 was the runner-up from a production numbers perspective with 55,309 units, while the Malibu 4-door sedan accounted for approximately 40,000 units. 30,772 Malibus. ( continue reading.

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Florida Drivers Discover Hard Truth About EVs: They Eat Tires

Jalopnik

Tire companies have been trying to sell us on the concept of dedicated EV tires for a while. From tires that can handle the torque loads to ones that roll quieter for less road noise, there’s something for every EV buyer. But a recent story out of Florida in The Miami Herald details how EV owners there have been… Read more.

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Mercedes Ignition Coil Pack Diagnostics

Tomorrow's Technician

I n a perfect world, a flashing check engine light for DTCs P0301 through P0312 would always be solved by installing a new ignition coil. If this were true, technicians would not need countless hours of training. However, the reality is that a misfire can be more than a missing spark from an ignition coil. Also, replacing a single coil might not be the best approach to curing an engine of a chronic misfire.

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Tesla Model 3 Highland Wins the Winter Range Test in Norway's Extremely Cold Weather

autoevolution

The refreshed Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD impressed in a winter range test in Norway. Despite the extremely cold weather, with temperatures dropping below -20 degrees Celsius (-4 F), the Model 3 covered more than 300 km (186 miles). Unlike some of its competitors, the Model 3 continued to drive after its projected range reached zero during the test.

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Curious Yellow 1971 Plymouth Duster 340 Sells For Record Price

autoevolution

Mecum's massive Kissimmee 2024 auction saw a 1970 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda convertible cross the block for $2.14 million. That's a record for 1970 'Cuda models and a sum that made headlines. But it wasn't the only Mopar that set a new benchmark. The event also gave us the world's most expensive. ( continue reading.

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2025 Dodge Charger Widebody Rendering Looks Terrific, It's Not Merely Wishful Thinking

autoevolution

Scheduled to debut in the latter half of 2024 for the 2025 model year, the next-generation Charger is – for all intents and purposes – the successor of the L-platform Challenger. A liftback coupe rather than a four-door sedan, the newcomer has been imagined with a widebody kit by the folks at Waido Kits. Based in the Czech Republic, which has referred to itself as Czechia since 2016, the customization shop makes widebo. ( continue reading.

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Everybody Wants This 1969 Camaro Body on a 2019 Camaro 2SS

autoevolution

The Chevrolet Camaro production slightly increased in 1969, going up from 235K units to 234K cars. The SS and the Z/28 were now more popular than ever, accounting for nearly 35K and over 20K cars, respectively. Finding a ( continue reading.

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American Land Yacht: 2025 Buick Grand Marquis Takes a Digital Swing at Luxury Sedans

autoevolution

Thirteen years ago, Ford pulled the plug on Mercury. The brand was founded in 1938, and its purpose was to bridge the gap between Fords and Lincolns, with its prime competitors being Oldsmobile and Chrysler, among others. Throughout the decades, Mercury made numerous models, including sedans and SUVs, most of which shared their platforms and engines, as well as oth. ( continue reading.

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2025 Toyota Camry Welcomes Back the Station Wagon Option, at Least in Fantasy Land

autoevolution

Last year, the Japanese automaker graced the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show with two major model reveals that will be unleashed on the US market later this year: the 2025 Camry and the first-ever 2025 Crown Signia. The latter is ( continue reading.

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The $2 Billion Migaloo M5 Is World's First Luxury Super Submarine, Loaded With Amenities

autoevolution

We live in uncertain, unsettling times, but that only applies to us, the normies. Billionaires live in a parallel reality where no storm, whether figurative or literal, can put a damper on their enjoyment of a luxurious life. For them, there's now the option of the first luxury super submarine in the world. This is Migaloo M5, the world's first luxury super submarine and the one vessel that could withstand any storm – ( continue reading.

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The Porsche 928 Grand Tourer Comes Back as a Taycan EV Sibling in Fantasy Land

autoevolution

It's interesting to note that Porsche, once seen as a very uptight, focused model manufacturer, has chosen to break so many conventions in its modern years – while at the same time also upholding the legacy of the 911 series. They started breaking the trend with the Porsche Cayenne – a big gamble related to the humongous potential of lu. ( continue reading.

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2025 Pontiac Trans Am Is Ready To Digitally Fill GM's Muscle Car Void

autoevolution

Unless you've been living under a rock these past couple of months, you know that the only brand-new muscle car still in production is the S650 generation Ford Mustang. The Blue Oval unveiled it in 2022 and kicked off the deliveries last year, and it's the sole surviving player in the segment. That's about to change in a few months when Dodge is expected to pull the wraps off the ( continue reading.

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Domino Superyacht Is 262 Feet of Elegance and Utmost Luxury at Sea

autoevolution

When it comes to luxury assets, bigger is always better, just like custom is always the only way to go. With the Simply Custom Collection, world-renowned luxury shipyard Oceanco is aiming to show that there's a middle-way approach to this. The Simply Custom Collection ( continue reading.

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Parallel Universe Cadillac Coupe Spreads Blackwings, ATS-V Blood Runs Through Its Veins

autoevolution

In the long and rich history books of racing, the name Cadillac doesn’t take the first page, or even the opening chapter, despite some successful attempts to shed its business garment a few times and put on the track shoes. Lately, the luxury brand from General Motors has announced its intentions to build Formula One engines. But that’s still in the wraps, and it won’t quench the thirst for a proper street car for the track. ( continue reading.

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Gray Eagle Drone Packing Unbreakable Cosworth Engine Takes to the Sky for the First Time

autoevolution

Back in the summer of last year news reached us of a brand-new engine beginning testing for use in the Gray Eagle military drone. Meant to replace the existing powerplant in the Extended Range variant of the aircraft, it was now put to the test for the first time in yet another version of the platform. The Gray Eagle is one of the oldest military drones in America's arsenal.

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The Open Fan Jet Engine Is as Weird as It Is Effective

autoevolution

The design of present-day aircraft and everything related to them has largely remained the same for decades. A central metal cylinder with wings to either side, on which the aircraft's engines are fitted. Those engines, in turn, are almost always enclosed in a nacelle, protecting them from harm. But what if future aircraft would boast some of the engine components on the outside?

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Whipple Supercharged 2024 Ford Mustang GT Makes Over 800 Wheel Horsepower

autoevolution

The folks at Lethal Performance took delivery of their 2024 Ford Mustang GT in September 2023. With nothing more than UPR catch cans and a Corsa HH-pipe, it made 396 horsepower and 369 pound-feet (500 Nm) of torque at the wheels. The Ford Motor Company advertises the fourth-gen Coyote of the 2024 model year Mustang GT with at least 480 horsepower and 415 pound-feet (563 Nm) at the crankshaft.

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1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Hides NASCAR Engine Under Rare Pastel Blue Finish

autoevolution

The golden muscle car era was a fabulous period for many reasons. Dealerships were packed with high-performance rigs, and Detroit was rolling out drag-ready factory cars like it was nobody's business. They all came in flashy colors, and most of them were actually affordable. But w. ( continue reading.

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Olympian Motors Wants To Spark a Modular EV Revolution With Two Sleek, Retro-Styled Models

autoevolution

As sustainability is becoming a top priority for many countries around the world, electric vehicle startups have started to attract a lot of attention in the past few years. And while many adopt the tried and tested recipes in terms of electric car design, offering futuristic-looking machines full of displays and buttons, there are some young companies that go against the grain.

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This LEGO Ideas Camper Project Is So Good You Could Build a Real One From the Blueprints

autoevolution

While I was out there looking for amazing campers to show to the world, I ran across a project that is no less deserving of attention than any other mobile habitat or RV: the rather "puzzling" Ideal Family Caravan. Oh, and if it's not obvious enough, it's made of friggin LEGO! Folks, it's hard to run a business with creativity as one of its base pillars and expect that there will be an endless supply of ju. ( continue reading.

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