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Shop of the Year: Building Trust

Auto Service World

Art Turney’s Garage has been a key part of its community — and by no accident. It’s now the 2023 Shop of the Year winner The post <span style=color:#ff0000>Shop of the Year:</span> Building Trust appeared first on Auto Service World.

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All-Billet Duramax Drag-and-Drive Engine

Tomorrow's Technician

Courtesy of Engine Builder One of the best parts about the PRI show for many people is getting a chance to catch up with folks you might not have seen much throughout the year. It serves as a reunion of sorts. One person I always enjoy catching up with and seeing what new engine goodies he’s cooked up over the year is Jeremy Wagler of Wagler Competition Products.

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Tesla Cybertruck Charging Curve Confirms the 4680-Cell Suspected Poor Charging Performance

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Ever since the Tesla Cybertruck was spotted charging, people suspected that Tesla's 4680 cells were as bad as they were on the Model Y. The first documented Cybertruck charging curve confirms this, showing that the Tesla Cybertruck spends a lot of time charging. The Cybertruck is the first Tesla model that uses 4680 cells exclusively. Tesla made sure it had enough 4680-cell supply by discontinuing the 4680 Model Y produced at Giga Te. ( continue reading.

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Toyota of Murfreesboro Exceeds Customer Expectations with Automated Inspection Lane 

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Today’s service directors and managers know that today’s customers expect a high level of service when they choose to take their vehicle to the dealership. With thousands of customers coming though their service lanes every year, Mike Thomas, service director for Toyota of Murfreesboro in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, wanted to make sure they could deliver on those expectations while inspecting 100% of the vehicles that came through their doors.

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Car buying trends by province

Auto Service World

Several regions across Canada saw changes in behaviour when it came to the vehicles consumers wanted. AutoTrader put together a province-by-province review of how car shoppers’ behaviours have changed — or not changed — in 2023 compared to the year … The post Car buying trends by province appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Generating Word of Mouth

Fender Bender

They say negative feedback travels far and wide, but how do you generate buzz of the positive variety among your community?

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New Chemistry Set To Give Tesla's 4680 Battery Cells a Significant Energy Density Boost

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Tesla Cybertruck's range failed to impress, mostly because the 4680 cells did not live up to expectations. However, Tesla continues to improve the chemistry and the manufacturing process. Chemistry improvements promise a 10-20 percent boost in energy density, which Cybertruck fans would much appreciate. Tesla bet the house on the success of its 4680 cells.

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EV World features a Q&A with Darryl Croft

Auto Service World

The latest issue of EV World is here and it features insights from one of the industry’s top leaders. Darryl Croft is president of the Electric Vehicle Network. He also owns an OK Tire store in Toronto’s west end. He … The post EV World features a Q&A with Darryl Croft appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Watch A Lucid Air Pure RWD Go From 0 To 65 MPH And Back To 0 Using Just Regen Braking

Jalopnik

This week I finally got to try out the Lucid Air Pure , the base trim of the electric sedan and the only one available with rear-wheel drive. For a starting price of $78,900 including destination you get 430 horsepower and a range of up to 419 miles, the latter of which is longer than any other EV save higher-end… Read more.

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Airbus A350: The Modern Jetliner That Sacrificed Itself To Save Every Soul Aboard

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We're often told that aviation is safer nowadays than any other form of motorized transportation. In no uncertain terms, you're more likely to harm yourself buckled into a passenger car than you are strapped into a passenger airliner. It might be easy to pass this off as hyperbole, nothing more than a successful PR campaign like so many bold claims of history.

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2023 Fleet Vehicle Sales Soar Past 2 Million Mark

Automotive Fleet

The end-of-year tallies show a healthy 28% annual increase across commercial, rental, and government fleet sectors.

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Considering Automotive Technology Training? Explore The Progression Of Infotainment Systems

Automotive Training Centre

Having a fully functional entertainment and information hub within your vehicle seemed futuristic in the not-so-distant past. However, the automotive industry has rapidly transformed this vision into reality with the evolution of in-car infotainment systems. As an automotive technology training student, you can learn all about it. Over the years, these systems have progressed from basic radio and cassette players to sophisticated, connected multimedia platforms that enhance the driving experienc

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Tesla Cybertruck Manages Just 254 Miles Of Range In Independent Highway Range Test

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In a recent test of a borrowed Tesla Cybertruck by Out of Spec Motoring , the indicated 124 kWh of juice in the truck petered out after just 254 miles of driving. That’s just a little over 2 miles per kWh, which puts the Cybertruck’s efficiency numbers just a bit higher than the Hummer EV ’s estimated 1.48 miles per… Read more.

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HEMI-Powered 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Spent Most of Its Life on a Hoist

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Once someone determines a car will become a classic, they go out of their way to maintain it in as good condition as possible. For most, that means making sure they are kept in climate-controlled facilities and started as often as possible. For others that means using a hoist in a bid to keep the car off the ground altogether. That's how this amazing 1970 Dodge Charger R/T spent a good portion of its life.

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2024 Honda Ridgeline Arrives at Dealers

Automotive Fleet

The 2024 Honda Ridgeline lineup is available for sale at dealerships.

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How To Avoid Hard Masking Lines When Painting Door Jambs

Eastwood

To achieve a flawless paint job on a car involves meticulous attention to detail at every step in the process. One such element that often separates amateur work from true craftsmanship is the technique used in masking body jambs. These recessed areas around the vehicle’s doors, hood, trunk, or tailgate present a unique challenge during the painting process.

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Cale Yarborough Won The Daytona 500 In A Show Car Borrowed From A Local Hardee's Restaurant

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Qualifying for the 1983 Daytona 500 was a story of highs and lows for NASCAR driver Cale Yarborough. He became the first driver in history to run a qualifying lap faster than 200 miles per hour, but on his second pass of the Daytona International Speedway, Yarborough lost control of his No. 28 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.… Read more.

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Porsche Will Discontinue ICE-Powered Macan in Europe Due to Cybersecurity Concerns

autoevolution

Modern cars are laden with high-tech systems, which require millions of lines of code. Many cars also happen to be fitted with emergency response systems, which – in the event of a crash – automatically contact and send GPS coordinates to emergency responders. On the other hand, this level of connectivity poses cybersecurity threats. Any vehicle with a SIM card and/or an Internet connection is vulnerable, which is why. ( continue reading.

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2025 Dodge Magnum Takes the Car World by Storm, Albeit Only Digitally

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Having dropped the old Charger and Challenger, Dodge is in dire need of some new low-slung models. Their upcoming muscle car is said to be around a year away from breaking cover, and in the meantime, those looking for a brand-new Dodge will have to settle for the Hornet or Durango. & ( continue reading.

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2025 Chevrolet Chevelle Graces the CGI Realm and Wants To Put the Mustang in Its Place

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Whenever the Chevy Chevelle comes to mind for one reason or another, it involves an old copy that caught our eye. Usually, it is a nicely preserved one, with matching numbers and the original firepower under the hood, yet we’ve also covered some tuned examples. Barn finds are still a thing, and while we don't understand how certain. ( continue reading.

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Tesla Cybertruck in Gloss Black Shows Up for the First Time

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Tesla has already warned customers that the Cybertruck, with its body of stainless steel, is next to impossible to paint. But there is always the wrap solution. And here is the first-ever Cybertruck in gloss black. Tesla announced that it would offer wrapping solutions right from the fact. ( continue reading.

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Someone Already Crashed a 2023 Lucid Air Grand Touring, Not Much Is Left of It

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Pay around $150,000 for a luxury car, drive it around for a short while, roll it over, and send it straight to the scrap yard. That sounds like the worst case scenario for any owner. Yet, it can happen. It happened to someone who bought a Lucid Air Grand Touring last year. The car was virtually new. The Lucid Air Grand Touring has always been advertised as the car with the ( continue reading.

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First or Last, Which L-88 Corvette Would You Drive, and How? (They Are Sold Together)

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Among the long line of fabulous Corvettes that Chevrolet has rolled off the line during the model’s 70-year history, the L-88 of the late sixties is probably the most exciting. With low production numbers, numerous race attendances, and many victories, the fabled ‘Vette is the greatest road machine built for ‘off-road applications.’ By which, of course, Chevrolet meant ‘track,’ not ‘muddy forest trails,&rsq. ( continue reading.

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'2 Fast 2 Furious Ford Mustang Was Crashed and Smashed, Now Looks As Good as New

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How many times have you watched movies saying, "I just have to have this car!"? You googled it, you put a poster as big as China on your bedroom wall with its best shot, and kept dreaming about it. Now, here is your chance. This is the Mustang that featured in the 2003 Universal Pictures film '2 Fast 2 Furious.' It is a car that was driven over by a semi trailer, hit by a C5 Corvette and rebuilt to look as if has just rolled off the production line.

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Black 1968 Plymouth Road Runner Is Dressed To Impress, Packs Rare HEMI Setup

autoevolution

Back in the 1960s, Plymouth used its bread-and-butter midsize, the Belvedere, to create three additional nameplates. The Satellite debuted in 1964, followed by the GTX in 1966 and the Road Runner in 1968. The Satellite was initially conceived as a more premium iteration of the Bel. ( continue reading.

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Dodge, Ram, and Jeep Drop Out of Every Single American Auto Show This Winter

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Auto shows across the world are slowly dying. No event goes by without a major carmaker – or more – dropping out of it. Online presentations are way cheaper. This time, it is Stellantis giving up on the participation. The auto conglomerate has dropped out of every single event scheduled for the past fall and this winter. This means that we will not be seeing any Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, or Ram at the upcoming car s. ( continue reading.

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Aircraft Going After SR-71 Blackbird Speed Record Looks Like a Jet Engine on Wheels

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For people who are into horses, this kind of animal doesn't get any better than a quarter horse. That's because the name is an umbrella term for horses no matter their breed that are stocky and extremely fast over short distances. A perfect choice, then, to designate a new kind of hypersonic aircraft. If you've been watching our coverage of what's going on in this field, then you know the Quarterhorse is a product of a. ( continue reading.

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5 Best Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt Cars of 2001

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I will be celebrating my 35th anniversary this year. It's a strange feeling. When did time go by so fast? It feels like I was playing Need for Speed: Porsche for the first time just yesterday. Time is our most valuable commodity indeed. I've dug further through Mattel's Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt series in recent months. I've already looked at almost 20 years of special collectibles.

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RAM, Tesla, Subaru, and BMW Drivers Are the Worst in the United States, Study Shows

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You know how some drivers are judged by association with the vehicle they're driving, like a reverse form of "Don't judge a book by its cover?" Well, preconceived notions or judgy stereotypes aside, it appears that sometimes, it pays off to keep an extra eye on specific cars in traffic near you, just to be on the safe side. According to an insurance analysis by LendingTree performed between. ( continue reading.

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2025 Toyota GR Celica Sport Digital Rebirth Shows Its Potential in Fantasy Land

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The Japanese automaker is about to conclude a year full of tidal waves of introductions. However, no one really wants them to stop – especially the rumor mill and the imaginative realm of digital car content creators. A lot of reports are discussing the way Toyota will push forward in 2024 after such a massive roster of reveals – the Corolla. ( continue reading.

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Save the Manuals: Every Stick Shift Performance Sedan You Can Buy New Today

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Stop me if you heard this one before, but the stick shift is an increasingly extinct means of changing gears. It wasn't always this way, though. The question is, why did the automotive industry slowly but steadily transition to autos, double-clutchers, and those pesky continuously variable transmissions? Back in 2002, BorgWarner launched the world's first mass-production DCT in the Volkswagen Golf R32.

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Tesla Cybertruck Is Officially the Most American-Made Pickup Truck

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A quick look at the Tesla Cybertruck's Monroney sticker shows that the electric pickup is the most American-made truck, with 90% of parts produced in North America. This includes 65% made in the US and Canada. Many people in the US have the misconception that Tesla is a maker of Chinese electric vehicles based solely on the fact that it operates a Chinese gigafactory.

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2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Ends Up on Salvage Car Market After Just 1,700 Miles

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It only took this Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1,700 miles and a couple of months on the road to end up on the salvage car market with little to no chance whatsoever to go back on the streets. What a sad way to end the life of a HEMI. This Dodge Challenger R/T Scape Pack ( continue reading.

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Daredevil Uses Two Airplanes and a Rolls-Royce To Pull Off a Wild Stunt

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Didn't we all dream about doing something incredibly reckless at some point in our lives? It happens. These absurdly adventurous thoughts can cross our minds from time to time. They allow us to temporarily escape the monotony of the day-to-day life. However, a very special few don't just dream about doing insane things. They act! This guy you're about to see is part of that category.

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Would You Kick the C8 Corvette out of Bed for This 1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible?

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That is a lot to ask any car enthusiast, let alone one who has a soft spot for old and new rides, but this 1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible costs brand-new Chevrolet Corvette money – well, as long as you stick to the base Stingray and don't tick any boxes on the options list. Since we've started by mentioning the Benjamins, we m. ( continue reading.

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Seasoned Tesla Owner Who Switched to a Rivian R1S Shares His Honest Opinion About the SUV

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Tesla owners are very loyal customers who rarely switch to other carmakers. In my experience, people who tried other EVs were disappointed, and some even changed back to a Tesla afterward. However, a recent story shows that sometimes, switching to a Rivian R1S can be the right thing to do, even for a die-hard Tesla fan. Whenever somebody considers buying an electric vehicle, Tesla pops up as the go-to choice.

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Splendid 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Should Be Crowned the Beauty Queen of All American Customs

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There's a good chance any Chevrolet Bel Air ever made can win a beauty pageant. The old beauty of the American motoring scene has always held the bar high when it comes to looks, and that hasn't changed in our age either, despite the decades we've had at our disposal to come up with something better since the Bel Air left the scene. You can see how highly appreciated the appearance of this family of cars is when looking at. ( continue reading.

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