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Mazda crowns top Canadian tech

Auto Service World

Robert Kras is the top Mazda Canada technician, beating out nine other competitors from across the country. At the MazTech Service Skills Competition, technicians were given two hours to run through a repair order, diagnose the issues and solve them … The post Mazda crowns top Canadian tech appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Hybrids vs. Electric Vehicles: Which Do Drivers Prefer?

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The automotive landscape is undergoing a dramatic shift. Gone are the days of unchallenged gasoline dominance. Today, environmentally conscious drivers are increasingly drawn to the allure of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids. When considering hybrid vs. electric, each option offers unique benefits that cater to different needs and preferences. But with both vying for the top spot, a crucial question arises: Which technology has truly captured drivers’ hearts (and wallets)?

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Little Girl Trapped Inside Tesla Shows the Dangers of Electrical Door Release Systems

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A grandmother had to call firefighters to rescue her granddaughter, who remained trapped inside a Tesla EV with a dead 12-volt battery. Because there was no way to open the doors from the outside without power, they had no better solution than to break the car's window. There's a new trend in the automotive industry to replace physical parts with electrically-actuated systems.

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Musk thanks Tesla faithful for his pay deal by spinning a tale of trillion-dollar robots

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Weird Car News , Tesla , Emerging Technologies Continue reading Musk thanks Tesla faithful for his pay deal by spinning a tale of trillion-dollar robots Musk thanks Tesla faithful for his pay deal by spinning a tale of trillion-dollar robots originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 15 Jun 2024 07:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Uni-Select adds another B.C. jobber

Auto Service World

Months after expanding its British Columbia footprint, Uni-Select announced it’s growing even more. The company has acquired Alder Auto Parts, a long-time Uni-Select member. The business has been around since 1978 and currently serves Port Kells and Cloverdale, just outside … The post Uni-Select adds another B.C. jobber appeared first on Auto Service World.

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A Day in the Life of a Driver Recruiter After Dispatch College

Automotive Training Centre

Have you ever dreamt of a career that’s fast-paced, dynamic, and fueled by helping others navigate their professional journeys? Look no further than the world of driver recruitment! Fresh out of Dispatch College, you might wonder what a typical day looks like for someone who connects top-notch drivers with exciting opportunities on the open road.

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Google Maps Researcher Explains Why a Highly Requested Feature Doesn't Make Sense

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Driving to a destination doesn't always have to be a race. While most of us want to arrive as fast as possible, there are times when we just want to enjoy the drive and admire the beautiful scenery around us. Road trips are the best example. If you leave on a journey with your family, the main goal isn't always to get there as fast as possible but to enjoy the moment, enjoy the buildings, the seacoast, the greenery, and everythi. ( continue reading.

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How many continue to experience supply chain issues

Auto Service World

Exporter confidence has increased by nearly five points, according to Export Development Canada (EDC)’s latest biannual Trade Confidence Index (TCI). The TCI rose to 70.1 index points in mid-year 2024, up from 65.7 points at the end of 2023. However, … The post How many continue to experience supply chain issues appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Thousands of car dealers crippled by 2-day cyberattack

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Filed under: Weird Car News , Car Buying , Car Dealers , Used Car Buying Continue reading Thousands of car dealers crippled by 2-day cyberattack Thousands of car dealers crippled by 2-day cyberattack originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 20 Jun 2024 11:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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SpaceX To Launch Starlink Mini Portable Dish With Integrated Wi-Fi Router Soon

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SpaceX will soon launch the Starlink Mini, a portable satellite dish that features built-in Wi-Fi and can fit in a backpack. At half the price of the standard dish, the new antenna can still stream multiple 4K video streams simultaneously. Starlink satellite internet has been a life savior for people in remote areas where a physical connection is not possible and mobile (phone) connections offer limited bandwidth.

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Save the Date: Fleet Forward the Tour Set To Land in New Jersey

Automotive Fleet

On Sept. 10, Fleet Forward: the Tour — Somerset will allow fleet operators to test drive EVs and provide educational sessions on infrastructure and regulations.

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When EV adoption is expected to surge

Auto Service World

A new wave of electric vehicle buyers is expected to enter the market in the second half of the decade, according to the latest 2024 Path to EV Adoption Study by Cox Automotive. The study reported that while nearly half … The post When EV adoption is expected to surge appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Koenigsegg tells Jesko owners to stop driving after $3 million car burns

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Filed under: Weird Car News , Special and Limited Editions , Performance , Supercars Continue reading Koenigsegg tells Jesko owners to stop driving after $3 million car burns Koenigsegg tells Jesko owners to stop driving after $3 million car burns originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 18 Jun 2024 16:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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BYD and CATL To Produce EV Batteries That Fully Charge in 10 Min by the End of 2024

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The world's biggest battery manufacturers, BYD and CATL, will soon ship lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery cells that can be charged from zero to 100% in ten minutes. CATL will ship 6C-capable Qilin 2.0 batteries by the end of the year, while BYD will have its Blade 2.0 batteries with similar charging performance in the second half of 2024. Having started as inexpensive cells for entry-level electric vehicles, LFP battery cells are. ( continue reading.

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Fleet Managers Delve into What’s Working for Their Operations

Automotive Fleet

A recent Fleet Forward event captured the present and future state of fleet operations as they race toward greener vehicles, incorporate more regulations, and try to save time and money.

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Shad’s raises big money on the links

Auto Service World

Shad’s R&R, the top charity golf event in the Canadian automotive aftermarket, once again drew in hundreds of industry professionals for a day of raising money for charity. Held June 13 at Woodington Lake Golf Club in Tottenham, Ontario, the … The post Shad’s raises big money on the links appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How wholesale vehicle prices are faring at June’s midpoint

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Weekly wholesale vehicle price declines are outpacing pre-pandemic norms. However, the depreciation for the week ending June 15 wasn’t nearly as steep as the prior week’s, according to the latest Market Insights from Black Book. What could this mean? “The slowing of depreciation this week suggests a stabilizing market,” Black Book said in the report.

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Good News for Android Auto Users: Say Hello to a Brand-New App

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Bringing apps to Android Auto and CarPlay has become a priority for software developers worldwide, and it all happens for a simple reason. Nobody wants users to leave their apps behind when they drive, as offering a consistent and uninterrupted experience is what most users are looking for. Systems like Android Auto and CarPlay allow users to remain connected to their apps and interact with the mobile device distraction-free, either with. ( continue reading.

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BFGoodrich Tires releases the All-Terrain T/A KO3 tire

Tire Review Magazine

BFGoodrich Tires recently released its BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO3 tire. The manufacturer said this tire builds on the performance of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire, and said it developed the KO3 tire to “satisfy the evolving needs of off-road consumers by incorporating the latest tire technologies into a tire that delivers more performance and benefits than the KO2 tire.” BFGoodrich will introduce more than 100 sizes over 24 months, starting with 13 sizes made available

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Our One and Only

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Is Your Body’s “Check Engine” Light On? There’s a topic that isn’t usually covered in business school or in sales training, but this factor can impact every step we take in our career at our dealerships: our physical and mental health. In the day-to-day operations of leading our teams, serving our customers and building our dealerships, taking care of our health can often come in second place, or ignored completely.

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Google Ads for Auto Repair Shops - Pros & Cons

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Today, almost every consumer starts their search for services online. To stay competitive in this landscape, auto repair shops must leverage Google Ads. This blog post will cover the essential aspects of using Google Ads for auto repair shops, including its pros and cons, the additional investment required, the necessity for expert management, and guidance on determining if it’s the right choice for your business.

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All-New 2026 Cadillac Coupe de Ville 'Vert Enters Imagination Land Just in Time for Summer

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Vince Burlapp (aka vburlapp on social media or burlappcar.com) is a prolific virtual artist who loves to dream of all the latest models across the wide-ranging automotive realm – especially from Cadillac. Also, it seems that he likes to keep them on digital repeat. Truth be told, we understand why this pixel master has a ver. ( continue reading.

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TIA shares eligibility requirements for the Marvin Bozarth ETS Technician of the Year award

Tire Review Magazine

Following the announcement of the Marvin Bozarth ETS Technician of the Year Award at the 2024 OTR Tire Conference, the Tire Industry Association ( TIA ) revealed the eligibility requirements and nomination process for this award. Named in honor of Marvin Bozarth, a revered figure in the OTR tire and retread industries and a passionate advocate for tire service technician education, this award recognizes the top OTR technician in the industry.

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Sustainability: A Fleet Progress Report

Automotive Fleet

This “report of reports” assesses the progress of sustainability initiatives and hurdles to greater adoption of alternative power and fuels.

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EVs Are Selling Well For Everyone Except Tesla

Jalopnik

Recently, it seems there’s been a lot of doom and gloom around EV sales. Despite ever-dropping prices the market just hasn’t grown the way automakers would like, leading many to shift their priorities to hybrids instead. New data, however, shows that the EV market as a whole isn’t actually suffering. All the problems… Read more.

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1966 Satellite: Plymouth's Forgotten 426 HEMI-Powered Sleeper

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Though it looked like an average two-door intermediate, the redesigned Satelite equipped with Chrysler's all-new street HEMI was one of the most potent factory-built performance rides available in 1966, and it continues to be a muscle car legend nearly six decades later. In 1962, the Plymouth Belvedere was downsized from a ( continue reading.

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TIA shares eligibility requirements for the Marvin Bozarth ETS Technician of the Year award

Tire Review Magazine

Following the announcement of the Marvin Bozarth ETS Technician of the Year Award at the 2024 OTR Tire Conference, the Tire Industry Association ( TIA ) revealed the eligibility requirements and nomination process for this award. Named in honor of Marvin Bozarth, a revered figure in the OTR tire and retread industries and a passionate advocate for tire service technician education, this award recognizes the top OTR technician in the industry.

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ChargePoint and LG Collaborate on North American EV Charging Expansion

Automotive Fleet

This collaboration enables LG hardware to be powered by ChargePoint software, which would be the first of many partnerships.

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Paul Walker Loved This Unfinished Camaro Almost As Much As 'Dating' Teenage Girls, And Now You Can Buy It

Jalopnik

It’s been more than 10 years since “Fast And Furious” star Paul Walker died in a fiery crash as a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT. His death immortalized him in the automotive community, with his life later chronicled in the 2018 documentary “I Am Paul Walker.” Recently, Mecum listed an unfinished 1969 Chevrolet… Read more.

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The Cailly Camper Kit Instantly Turns a Work Van Into a Full Mobile Home

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Vanlife is not an all-in-one-kind of experience, nor is it exclusive of those who don't have the inclination or the means to give everything else up, pack up, and head out into the unknown. Solutions like the Cailly Camper address specifically this type of customer – the weekend warrior of the vanlife niche. The terrible year that was 2020 fueled the emergence and, later on, the boom of ( continue reading.

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Ontario Shops: What’s your DriveOn experience?

Auto Service World

A single digital program has been established in Ontario for emissions and safety inspections for heavy-duty diesel commercial, light-duty and passenger vehicles. That program, DriveOn, is billed as being able to reduce fraud, ensure the safety of vehicles on roads, … The post Ontario Shops: What’s your DriveOn experience? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Comdata Partnership with Hubject Provides EV Charging, Payment Capabilities

Automotive Fleet

Comdata’s integration with Hubject enables fleets to access and pay on thousands of EV chargers across the United States and Canada.

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Even The Tesla Cybertruck’s Bed Length Is A Lie

Jalopnik

It turns out the Tesla Cybertruck’s quoted bed size is a bit of a lie if you actually want to carry anything substantial. Sure, it is technically six feet, one inch long, but an item that big will only fit the bed if it’s less than 6” tall. That’s not ideal if you want to use your Cybertruck for real truck things. Read more.

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All-New Tesla Model S Gets Previewed Across Imagination Realm Along With Other Fresh EVs

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The Tesla Model S is already 12 years old, and eight years have passed since its first and only refresh – which wasn't at the midpoint of its life cycle, as it turned out. So, is this the right time for Musk and Co. to consider a fresh start? Tesla has bee. ( continue reading.

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Airstream Goes a Step Beyond To Offer a Turnkey and All-Season Class C RV With Murphy Bed

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Since I started covering the motorhome and on-road living industry, I've noticed some trends, and the most recent one is all about Class C RVs; people just want an all-inclusive and turnkey experience. That's where Airstream comes in, the one and the same that's been a staple of American on-road living for decades. Heck, they truly are one of the teams that ( continue reading.

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'The Cannonball Run' Lamborghini Countach Turns 45, Marcie and Jill Reunite to Celebrate

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Thanks to a recent global health crisis we'd all like to forget, the official record for the Cannonball Run will probably never be broken again. But that doesn't mean the legacy of the event, plus the movie it spawned, will fade from memory. In fact, the iconic Lamborghini Countach LP 400 S is turning 45 this year, ( continue reading.

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The 1988 Cadillac Voyage Is the Car That General Motors Should Have Sent Into Production

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It was 1988, and Cadillac rolled out the Voyage concept car. It was a rolling laboratory. It was packed with technology, all wrapped in a sleek silhouette that seemed out of this world at the time. Almost four decades later, nostalgics still believe that Cadillac should have built a production version of the Voyage. General Motors unveiled the ( continue reading.

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