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The top vehicles for the money

Auto Service World

A group has recently highlighted the top vehicles in each segment for the money they cost. And a new category has been added for the top plug-in hybrid vehicle. Honda and Kia each won four Best Car for the Money … The post The top vehicles for the money appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How Does an Oxygen Sensor Work? A Guide for Automotive Students

Automotive Training Centre

Oxygen or O2 sensors are crucial parts of modern vehicles’ emission systems. Oxygen sensors ensure that engines run as efficiently as possible by continuously monitoring and adjusting the air-fuel mixture, which also plays a critical role in reducing harmful emissions As automotive technology evolves, the importance of these sensors in achieving greener transportation is becoming even more significant.

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Overthink to Overdrive (free yourself of analysis paralysis)

AutoInc.

When speaking with auto shop owner clients or even local business owners, they tell me stories of how challenging it is to make business decisions at times. In many cases they say they aren’t as confident in their decisions as they want to be. They feel that there is so much to know about business and so much to keep up with. They’re correct!

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1968 Plymouth Road Runner Hides Numbers-Matching Gear Under Flawless Avocado Green Body

autoevolution

In 1967, Plymouth offered no fewer than three midsize cars with high-performance engines. The lineup included the bread-and-butter Belvedere, the slightly fancier Satellite, and the premium GTX. But this didn't stop the brand from adding a fourth nameplate to its muscle car stable. The Road Runner arrived. ( continue reading.

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Rethinking your website as tech giants eye the aftermarket

Auto Service World

As tech giants try to move in on traditional aftermarket space, an industry observer pointed out that it’s harder for outsiders to learn this industry than it is for the aftermarket to learn theirs. With that in mind, if you … The post Rethinking your website as tech giants eye the aftermarket appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Driving During Winter? Learn How to Fix a Car Defroster Here

Automotive Training Centre

As the winter chill surrounds us, a foggy windshield can be more than just an inconvenience; it can be downright dangerous. The defroster in a car plays a crucial role in maintaining visibility during these cold months. If you find a car’s defroster struggling to clear up the fog or frost on your windshield, it might be time for troubleshooting. This season provides the perfect backdrop for students of ATC’s auto mechanic training program to delve into the intricacies of a car’s defr

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Retail used-car market by the numbers: Supply, demand, prices & EV metrics

Auto Remarketing

It was good news, bad news for the retail used-car market in January. Supply softened on both a year-over-year and sequential basis, but so did prices. Used-car demand fell over 7% from January 2023, but was up almost 14% from December. And both supply of and demand for used EVs is rising, and prices are softening. These are just some of the trends and data shared in the inaugural monthly Industry Insights Report from Cars Commerce released Thursday.

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The key role for older techs in an AI world

Auto Service World

Artificial intelligence in the automotive repair sector can only be as good as the technicians who are working with it behind the scenes. Tilak Kasturi, founder and CEO of Predii, an AI solutions provider for the aftermarket, observed that what’s … The post The key role for older techs in an AI world appeared first on Auto Service World.

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4 Reasons Your Shop Should Use the Fair Price Estimator

RepairPal

Let’s explore four compelling reasons why your shop should incorporate the RepairPal Fair Price Estimator into your business strategy. The post 4 Reasons Your Shop Should Use the Fair Price Estimator appeared first on RepairPal Shops Blog: Modern Shop Owner.

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Best car wash soap for 2024

Autoblog: Maintainence

Filed under: Commerce , Maintenance , Parts and Accessories Continue reading Best car wash soap for 2024 Best car wash soap for 2024 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 13 Feb 2024 09:14:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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First EX VIN 2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Reportedly Produced at Bowling Green Assembly

autoevolution

Earlier this month, the National Corvette Museum suspended assembly plant tours at the Corvette's production facility due to manufacturing advancements. According to MidEngineCorvetteForum admin and co-founder John, the assembly line has been updated to support Corvette ZR1 production. A reliable source informed John that the first ( continue reading.

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Why get AI to write your product descriptions

Auto Service World

As suppliers look to provide more details on products, the task can be daunting thanks to demands on staff time. So rather than focus on the more aspirational possibilities of artificial intelligence, use the tool to take care of writing … The post Why get AI to write your product descriptions appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Choosing the Perfect Fit: All-Weather, All-Season, and Winter Tires

Tire Review Magazine

With a wide range of tire types available, it can be challenging for drivers to choose the best replacement tire for their vehicle, lifestyle, and location. That’s why keeping up with tire industry trends and product innovations is crucial for both tire dealers and their customers. Discover how you can enhance consumer knowledge by providing the right answers to frequently asked questions about the differences between all-weather, all-season, and winter tires.

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No Spark – When Your Engine Cranks, But Has No Spark

Danny’s Engineportal

When your engine cranks, but fails to start, it could be, because of no spark. No spark, is one of the most common reasons, why your engine will not start. If your engine has no spark, [.] The post No Spark – When Your Engine Cranks, But Has No Spark appeared first on Danny's Engineportal.

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White 1966 Dodge HEMI Charger Is the Perfect Sleeper, Wants a Loving Home

autoevolution

Introduced in early 1966 as the new "Leader of the Dodge Rebellion," the Charger was unlike any other vehicle the company had previously offered. While it was based on the Coronet, it looked nothing like Dodge's bread-and-butter midsize. Reportedly designed in response to the Rambler Marlin, the Charger featured a full-widt. ( continue reading.

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Total, Bestbuy extend partnership

Auto Service World

TotalEnergies Marketing Canada announced the renewal of its partnership with Bestbuy Distributors. The company said the collaboration is a significant step in its strategy to broaden its market presence in Canada by integrating its lubricants into Bestbuy’s distribution centres in … The post Total, Bestbuy extend partnership appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Choosing the Perfect Fit: All-Weather, All-Season, and Winter Tires

Tire Review Magazine

With a wide range of tire types available, it can be challenging for drivers to choose the best replacement tire for their vehicle, lifestyle, and location. That’s why keeping up with tire industry trends and product innovations is crucial for both tire dealers and their customers. Discover how you can enhance consumer knowledge by providing the right answers to frequently asked questions about the differences between all-weather, all-season, and winter tires.

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Visiting Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

Eastwood

The early twentieth century was the wild west of the automotive industry. By 1910, more than 500 companies had registered as automobile manufacturers across the country. Pennsylvania was home to numerous carmakers in those early days, with much of the industry centered around its steel-producing towns like Reading. Not far from Reading is Boyertown, a small village among the farm fields well north of Philadelphia.

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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y Owners Can Now Order the Alpine Sound System Upgrade

autoevolution

For most car owners, sound is a very subjective topic. We like different music and have various budgets, so the expectations vary wildly. But one thing almost anyone can agree on is that a good, even a mildly good, sound system is worth having. It can make driving much better. If you're a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y buyer, you might want to check out Alpine's proposition in this regard.

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Tire shops announce merger

Auto Service World

Atlantic Canada’s Coast Tire & Auto Service and Andy’s Tire Group announced they will merge next month. The joint operation will bring Coast Tire’s 26 commercial and consumer tire and auto retail locations, a commercial retreading plant and wheel refinishing … The post Tire shops announce merger appeared first on Auto Service World.

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You Want Me to Pay for WHAT?!

AutoSuccess

The Stakeholder – Marketer Disconnect If you’re reading this, you’ve likely been in the business for years, probably decades. You know the business, and you’ve seen your share of good and bad solutions to help you attract customers and sell cars. These days, it makes sense for you to direct big-picture decisions and budget approvals and let your marketing manager, internet manager or BDC manager take pitches and go to trade shows.

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What You Show Know About Ceramic Paint Coatings

Eastwood

For most of the automobile’s history, wax was how you took care of your paint. Carnauba wax, specifically, was the Holy Grail, valued for its hard, clear finish. But you may have noticed a new kid making the rounds – ceramic coatings. Or more accurately, nano ceramics. Ceramic paint coatings first appeared in the professional detailing market in the early 2000s.

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This 42-foot Cabin on Wheels Dazzles With a Huge Porch and Roomy Interior

autoevolution

The name says it all – Grizzly was born to combine maximum spaciousness with a sturdy, reliable structure that can withstand harsh outdoor conditions. The Grizzly tiny (which doesn't feel tiny at all) stays true to the original purpose of tiny homes designed to be a comfy, homely alternative to RVs and campers. The idea of a ( continue reading.

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When vehicle owners say dependability declines

Auto Service World

A recent study by J.D. Power reveals a noticeable decline in vehicle dependability three years post-purchase, marking a concerning trend for vehicle owners across the U.S. The 2024 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study highlighted an increase in the number of problems … The post When vehicle owners say dependability declines appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Tesla Cybertrucks Are Rusting Despite Being Made Of Stainless Steel

Jalopnik

It seems the stainless steel panels of the Tesla Cybertruck are not really stain “less,” and are turning out to be no less susceptible to stains than stainless kitchen appliances , which easily develop grease and water stains. Some Tesla Cybertruck owners are reporting persistent orange stains on the exterior of their… Read more.

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Year starts strong for new vehicle sales

Auto Service World

New vehicle sales for January 2024 were the highest they’ve been in the last couple of years, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Year over year, the gain was about 15 per cent as monthly sales went from about 98,000 in … The post Year starts strong for new vehicle sales appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Dayco joins loyalty program

Auto Service World

Dayco has joined the eXtra loyalty program, a multi-brand initiative designed to support automotive repair shop owners across the U.S. and Canada. The partnership enables shop owners participating in the eXtra program to access and earn points on eligible Dayco … The post Dayco joins loyalty program appeared first on Auto Service World.

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This Custom Camper Van Is a Modern Apartment on Wheels With an XL Bathroom, Now for Sale

autoevolution

People have realized that a mobile lifestyle is actually doable, especially since technology nowadays makes it possible to create fantastic off-grid mobile homes. More and more conversions are designed to be full-time homes. Today, I'm checking out one such example, boasting an interior decked out with all the creature comforts you need to enjoy life on the road.

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Tesla Rolls Out Massive Supercharging Improvements and Better Range Estimates

autoevolution

Tesla software is praised as one of its EVs' best features, constantly improving with over-the-air updates. In the past month, Tesla has been on a roll with new features, and the 2024.2.6 software version takes this even further. The update brings crucial Supercharging improvements and better range estimations that take into account the battery's age.

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Triple-Green 1972 Plymouth Barracuda Doesn't Need a HEMI To Shine

autoevolution

Although it doesn't get much credit, the Plymouth Barracuda pioneered the pony car segment alongside the Ford Mustang. The Mopar actually debuted two weeks before the Mustang, but it was nowhere near as popular. In the shortened 1964 model year, the Mustang outsold the Barracuda by a ratio of almost six to. ( continue reading.

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Fabulous 1959 Chevrolet Impala Found Next to a 1959 Corvette Is an Incredible Time Capsule

autoevolution

As a big Impala fan, I'm crazy about the first models. While most people have fallen in love with the Impalas released during the '60s (and I really can't blame them, given these generations brought us the Super Sport, the bubble top, and other fantastic improvements), I absolutely adore the 1958 and 1959 model year. The Impala came to be as a concept in 1956.

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1971 Dodge Challenger R/T Found in a Backyard Comes With Two Engines, Quirky Features

autoevolution

Introduced for the 1970 model year, the Dodge Challenger was the last Mopar to join the muscle car segment. And needless to say, it arrived a bit late to the party because Chrysler discontinued its high-compression, big-block V8 engines in 1971. But that didn't stop it from becoming one of the most iconic rigs from the golden era. ( continue reading.

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Just a Truck Camper? Clearly Not! The Arctic Fox Is More Like a Truck-Mounted Home

autoevolution

Sure, you can go out there and buy yourself a super complicated RV, which may end up emptying your bank account, or you can just transform the truck you already own into a wheeled home suitable for year-round living. Folks, truck campers have always been a go-to solution for the outdoor lover, and these days, there's a plethora of manufacturers to choose from.

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Dodge Polara Pursuit Land Yacht Gets Imagined as the Perfect C-Body Hemi Restomod

autoevolution

Stellantis is preparing to enter the novel EV era in America, and most of its brands have abandoned the old ways in favor of a new philosophy. But is that necessarily a good thing? Chrysler has ceased production of the 300 sedan, ( continue reading.

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Volkswagen Tarok Finally Arrives, Takes Imagination Land by Storm In Search of Mavericks

autoevolution

After years of thriving in South America, the compact pickup truck sector finally mounted a rebirth in North America, too, all thanks to just a couple of entries. While unibody compact pickup trucks like the Renault Oroch, Chevrolet Montana, and the all-new first-ever Ram Rampage are familiar sights across Latin America, the sector was essentially out of business further up North.

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All-Original Barn Find: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Hides Tons of Surprises

autoevolution

A 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle described by the owner as an "all-original barn find" needs a new home and a complete restoration. The 1966 Chevelle production included nearly. ( continue reading.

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Family Sports Car: 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Packs a Super-Clean Surprise Under the Hood

autoevolution

In 1953, America was introduced to its sportscar – the Corvette From Chevrolet. Ford opened another uncharted territory two years later with the Thunderbird’s ‘personal luxury car’ mantra. And in 1956, yet another genre debuted – the family sports car. Surprisingly, it wasn’t from the other member of Detroit’s Big Triad; Chrysler was busy with letter cars from the 300 series, and Studebaker stepped up. ( continue reading.

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