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How AI can help the aftermarket’s data challenge

Auto Service World

A lack of good data is hurting the automotive aftermarket. But artificial intelligence can help the industry in this area. Industries like healthcare have rich datasets, noted Tilak Kasturi, founder and CEO of Predii, an AI solutions provider for the … The post How AI can help the aftermarket’s data challenge appeared first on Auto Service World.

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4 Essential Skills to Put on Your Resume After Auto Parts Training

Automotive Training Centre

Completing auto parts training is a significant milestone that opens the door to a rewarding career within the automotive industry. Whether you’re aiming for a position in a retail auto parts store, a dealership, or a service center, showcasing the right skills on your resume is crucial. Here are four essential skills to highlight after completing your auto parts training. 1.

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Toyota Finds Solution To Rejuvenate Used Li-Ion Batteries, It's Game Over for ICE Vehicles

autoevolution

Li-ion batteries used in electric vehicles are designed for long service life but will eventually lose capacity and need replacement. A group of researchers at Toyota Central R&D Labs in Japan found a simple way to reverse the aging process and extend their life cycle. Studies ( continue reading.

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A dedication to mentorship and support makes Cole Fraser shine in the tire industry

Tire Review Magazine

If there’s an embodiment out there that fits the description of “manager I want to work for,” Cole Fraser, regional manager at Black’s Tire & Auto Service, might be it. Patient, kind, and always willing to go the extra mile for anyone who could use a hand, Cole exemplifies a true dedication to the art of leadership. He’s known for being the first one to the store in the morning and often stays after hours to do what he can to make life easier for his colleagues the next day.

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How consumer aftermarket perceptions have changed

Auto Service World

Consumers are finding dealers more convenient, lower priced, fairer and with greater technical expertise than before, a recent report found. A recent Lang Marketing iReport revealed significant changes in consumer perceptions of service stations and garages versus dealers from 2018 … The post How consumer aftermarket perceptions have changed appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Understanding EV Sound Requirements After Automotive School

Automotive Training Centre

The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) has revolutionized the industry, introducing quieter, cleaner, and more efficient modes of transportation. However, this newfound quietness has brought a unique challenge to automotive schools and manufacturers: ensuring pedestrian safety. This has led to the development and implementation of EV sound requirements.

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Video: New 2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Meets Dodge Demon 170 in Traffic

autoevolution

General Motors has officially confirmed unveiling the mighty 2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 this summer. Thus, we're a few weeks (or maybe days) away from seeing this great American blue-collar supercar with no camouflage on its body whatsoever. In the meantime, though, enthusiasts keep im. ( continue reading.

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Drivers are putting focus on efficiency

Auto Service World

Whether it’s high gas prices or maximizing EV range, a new study finds Canadians are keeping an eye on proper tire inflation The post Drivers are putting focus on efficiency appeared first on Auto Service World.

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EV total loss claims soar as prices fall

Auto Remarketing

As electric vehicle prices fall, total loss claims rise. That’s the key finding of the latest report from Mitchell, a technology and information provider for the property and casualty claims and collision repair industries. The trends report for the first quarter of 2024, titled “Plugged-In: EV Collision Insights,” found EV total loss rates have soared 8% over the previous quarter and 30% from Q3 2023 in both the U.S. and Canada since late last year — mirroring the recent drop in used EV prices.

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The Top Speed of the Ram 1500 TRX Is 118 MPH, the Owner Tries To Hit 185

autoevolution

The Ram 1500 TRX is a beast from the moment it rolls off the production line in Sterling Heights, Michigan. But it definitely isn't a car to hit 185 mph on the highway or any way for that matter. However, the owner of this Ram thinks he can do it. For his attempt, Austrian-born OG Schaefchen went to the only place in the world where drivers can flash past other drivers with the speed of light (well, not quite, but it sounds good in t. ( continue reading.

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Suzy Darter reflects on decades of breaking barriers and setting standards

Tire Review Magazine

Suzy Darter is one of those shop owners who you can’t believe isn’t yet a household name. Name an attribute typical of a successful businesswoman and Darter likely has it in spades. Her pioneering spirit, fearless resilience, and faith in mentorship throughout her career make her an inspiration to anyone hoping to grow their business – in the tire industry or otherwise.

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EV World: Bridging the knowledge gap

Auto Service World

Automakers explore the challenges in getting more Canadians behind the wheel of an electric vehicle The post <span style=color:#17d817>EV World:</span> Bridging the knowledge gap appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Executive Spotlight with Corey Abel of VETTX

AutoSuccess

In the latest AutoSuccess Executive Spotlight, host Brian Ankney chats with Corey Abel from VETTX about strategies for dealerships to secure the right used vehicles. Corey emphasizes the importance of private-party acquisition, noting that 40% of car sales happen in the private sector. He advises dealerships to build dedicated buy teams to engage directly with private sellers, which not only supplements inventory but also boosts brand awareness and customer relationships.

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Next-Gen Mercedes S-Class Digitally Morphs Into a Boxier Luxury Sedan

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Even if the current S-Class is only four years old and Mercedes has a mid-cycle refresh in the making, we're willing to bet they have already started working on the next generation. You see, the previous one stuck around for seven years, and its predecessor lived for eight. Thus, the logical approach would be to introduce. ( continue reading.

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How Patti Jindra’s love of learning gives her tire shop the edge

Tire Review Magazine

Spend an hour talking about the tire industry with Patti Jindra, owner of Quality Tire Service in Johnsburg, Illinois, and chances are you’ll walk away with 120 new ideas on how to improve your business (I hope you’re a fast note-taker). Though there is certainly a level of added challenge in this industry being a female shop owner, Patti uses her blend of sharp business acumen, high standards, and an incredible thirst for knowledge to elevate her business to the highest levels of service and pr

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The mindset you need to have for your shop

Auto Service World

A business owner of any kind, even auto repair shop owners, will view their business as their baby. But a shop coach wants you to let go of that feeling so you can view your shop differently and treat it … The post The mindset you need to have for your shop appeared first on Auto Service World.

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PitStop: Transforming Transparency Into Vehicle Value

Motor Verso

In the confusing world of buying and selling used cars, one of the most powerful commodities that you can own… Read more » The post PitStop: Transforming Transparency Into Vehicle Value appeared first on Motor Verso.

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Japanese Car Industry in Shambles As Toyota, Mazda, Honda Admit to Faking Safety Tests

autoevolution

The Japanese auto industry is shaken by a new scandal after Toyota, Mazda, Honda, and Yamaha have been discovered to have faked their safety data. Deliveries of six models, including three manufactured by Toyota, have been halted. This is the second safety-related scandal affecting Toyota after revelations in December 2023 that its vehicles have not been properly tested for collision safety.

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Kevin Speroff’s passion for learning and analytical approach make him an industry asset

Tire Review Magazine

If you ever have the opportunity to meet Kevin Speroff, strategic account manager at TireHub , at one of the many industry events he attends, you’ll quickly see how energetic and curious he is about the tire industry. At 30 years old, Kevin brings a fresh perspective to the industry, using his analytical skills to drive growth at TireHub. Despite joining the tire industry just three years ago, Kevin has immersed himself completely in his role.

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The challenges of keeping staff updated with new tech

Auto Service World

A recent study by the World Employment Confederation (WEC) revealed that more than eight in 10 business leaders (81%) believe advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) will necessitate new skills and innovative work methods. Despite this recognition, 78% of leaders express … The post The challenges of keeping staff updated with new tech appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Eastwood Launching DIY Garage Podcast on June 13

Eastwood

Eastwood is excited to announce the launch of an all-new podcast series. Produced in-house by Eastwood’s own media team and available in both audio and video formats, the DIY Garage Podcast will be hosted by Bryan Joslin, Editor of the Eastwood Garage website. “The DIY Garage Podcast was developed to speak to DIY automotive enthusiasts of all kinds,” says Joslin. “We’re inviting notable members of the community – amateurs and professionals alike – to joi

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Tesla Cybertruck Owner Tries To Resell His Truck for $77,000, Sparks Acid Reactions

autoevolution

Tesla hoped to turn the Cybertruck into North America's best-selling electric pickup truck. Even if it succeeds, the market for electric pickup trucks might not be big enough to justify the money invested into the Cybertruck. The electric pickup used to make big money for flippers, but now the prices are falling, and some owners are even trying to sell them at a loss.

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Turbo Wholesale Tires launches Lexani Volt-EC EV tire

Tire Review Magazine

Through its proprietary brand Lexani Tires, Turbo Wholesale Tires launched the new Volt-EC EV tire with vehicles like the Tesla Model 3, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Toyota Prius and Chevy Volt in mind. The company said these ultra-low rolling resistance tires help extend the range in electric vehicles while performing well in wet weather conditions. The design ensures a quiet and comfortable ride with over 20 tire sizes to choose from all backed by a 40,000 mile warranty, Turbo said.

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EV World: Repair delays

Auto Service World

Consumers face many challenges around EV service and repair. Here’s an in-depth analysis of the key issues The post <span style=color:#17d817>EV World:</span> Repair delays appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Would Fleet Drivers Benefit from Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) Power?

Automotive Fleet

GM Energy’s new bidirectional charging system will initially help mitigate the negative impacts of weather-related outages and, down the road, could arbitrage energy back to the grid.

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Spectacular Tiny House Is More of a Luxury Farmhouse on Wheels, Unlike Any Other

autoevolution

There's downsizing, and then there's the lavish version of it, which doesn't even feel like downsizing anymore. A custom park model tiny like the one we're about to look at today is a good example for the latter. Downsizing has been all the rage these past few years, for socio-economic reasons you must be familiar with if you're reading this.

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Schaeffler launches Fun-in-the Sun 10K follower Facebook giveaway

Tire Review Magazine

Schaeffler Group USA launched its Schaeffler Fun-in-the Sun 10K follower Facebook giveaway. The company said this promotion celebrates the latest milestone for the Schaeffler REPX-PERT USA & CAN Facebook page reaching 10,000 followers. During the promotion, Schaeffler said followers can earn a summer bundle filled with promotional items by liking the giveaway post, tagging three people in the comments and following the Facebook page.

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From the Magazine: Quality control

Auto Service World

Quality is top of mind for auto repair and service shops in our annual survey. That includes a quality relationship with their jobber. But the degrading quality of parts has them concerned The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Quality control appeared first on Auto Service World.

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CalAmp Files Bankruptcy, Restructuring Finances

Automotive Fleet

The company will transition to private ownership as Lynrock Lake Master Fund LP becomes the principal equity owner.

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2025 Rivian R1S Strikes a Pose Next to Its Older Sibling, Offering Comparison Opportunity

autoevolution

Rivian is rumored to announce the 2025 R1S and R1T models this week, and new information surfaced in the past week. For the first time, we get to see the refreshed R1S alongside the 2023 model, offering a great opportunity to see what's changed. As the launch day approaches, we learn new things about Rivian's refreshed models. Last week, an unofficial conversation at a service center offered insight into the 2025 R1S ( continue reading.

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Over half of drivers say they would delay driving in bad weather

Tire Review Magazine

Hankook Tire recently provided insights into what concerns drivers on today’s roads with the latest edition of its ongoing consumer Gauge Index, with driving in inclement weather is the top challenge for drivers (25%), followed by driving in unfamiliar places (17%) and changing a flat tire (15%). In addition, Hankook said more than half (51%) of drivers indicate that bad weather would prompt them to stop driving or turn around and delay reaching their destination.

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Shops make voices heard in the latest Jobber News

Auto Service World

Canadian automotive repair shops share significant qualms about quality auto parts in the latest Annual Shop Survey from Jobber News. Shops were surveyed about their partnership with jobbers. While parts availability is always top of mind, parts quality was an … The post Shops make voices heard in the latest Jobber News appeared first on Auto Service World.

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So Many Unsold Teslas Are Piling Up That You Can See Them From Space

Jalopnik

Gone are the times when Tesla sold every car it could build fresh out of the factory. We’re now at the point where the company has actually made too many vehicles. The automaker is obviously aware of this, slashing prices on popular models like the Model Y as inventory piles up. Buyers aren’t biting though and now the… Read more.

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Herbie Hancock's 1963 Shelby Cobra Has Been Sitting for Decades, It's a Rare Time Capsule

autoevolution

After retiring from racing in 1960, Carroll Shelby opened a high-performance driving school and a car shop in Los Angeles. The latter spawned the Shelby Cobra in 1962. Essentially a British-made AC Ace paired with a powerful Ford engine, the Cobra became one of the most legendary American automobiles. ( continue reading.

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In Automotive School? Learn How China Is Leading The Charge In Affordable EVs

Automotive Training Centre

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is in full swing, and it has a fascinating global battleground for market dominance. As seen in automotive school , Tesla has long been a household name, and a new wave of Chinese automakers are challenging the status quo. The recent introduction of BYD’s Seagull EV introduces an interesting element in the race for accessible and affordable EVs and also signposts China’s leading position in the market.

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AARO boosts group benefits options

Auto Service World

The Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO) has announced a significant enhancement to their group benefits program. The group has partnered with OTTO to introduce an array of improved and customized offerings specifically tailored for the automotive sector. All AARO … The post AARO boosts group benefits options appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Tesla Threatens Customer Threatened With $50,000 Fine If He Tries To Sell His Cybertruck That Doesn’t Fit In His New Parking Spot

Jalopnik

The Tesla Cybertruck is unlike most trucks that have come before it, and thus it has attracted a new set of buyers who wouldn’t normally drive a big pickup. Owning and driving a truck that’s over 18 feet long, nearly 8 feet wide, and built like a Frigidaire isn’t for the faint of heart, as one Salt Lake City man… Read more.