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Jobbers offer advice in this issue of CARS

Auto Service World

Canadian jobbers had their turn to voice their thoughts about how shop owners are running their businesses. And they have concerns. It’s all laid out in the latest issue of CARS magazine. In the Annual Jobber Survey, jobbers overwhelmingly raised … The post Jobbers offer advice in this issue of CARS appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Automotive School EV Watch: Are Federal Rebates Working?

Automotive Training Centre

Electric vehicles (EVs) have become a significant part of the automotive school landscape, driven by technological advancements and growing environmental consciousness. However, recent changes in Quebec’s policy are stirring debates about the effectiveness of these incentives. Let’s explore the latest updates on federal rebates, EV sales challenges, industry predictions, and how our automotive school prepares students for success in this evolving field.

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Bugatti Tourbillon Sales Invoice to Ukrainian First Lady Turns Out To Be Fake, Obviously

autoevolution

X misinformation and propaganda superspreader accounts with pro-Russia stances in regard to the Russian Federation's illegal war in Ukraine have failed to discredit the Ukrainian presidential couple yet again. It all started with a fake sales invoice from Bugatti Paris to Olena Zelenska, the wife of Ukrainian prez Volodymyr Zelensky, shared by Kremlin shills such as Jackson Hinkle.

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Toyota builds experimental hydrogen-powered pizza oven

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Weird Car News , Toyota , Hydrogen Cars Continue reading Toyota builds experimental hydrogen-powered pizza oven Toyota builds experimental hydrogen-powered pizza oven originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 4 Jul 2024 10:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Why dealers are pessimistic about EV transition

Auto Service World

As the automotive industry shifts towards electric vehicles, dealers are expressing significant concerns about the transition, according to a recent report by CDK Global. Dealers Face the EV Transition highlighted growing pessimism among dealers regarding the EV market’s impact on … The post Why dealers are pessimistic about EV transition appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Coffee and Headlights? Discover the Unexpected Use of Coffee Chaff in Auto Parts Innovation

Automotive Training Centre

The auto parts industry is evolving, seeking innovative solutions to enhance sustainability and reduce environmental impact. At the forefront of this movement is Ford, a leading automaker that stays at the forefront of innovation in the industry. One of their most intriguing initiatives involves using coffee chaff – the skin of coffee beans that peels off during roasting – to create car headlights.

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Google Maps vs. Waze: The Honest Comparison

autoevolution

Google Maps and Waze are the world's most popular navigation apps, and they are often considered each other's alternative. Users who want to give up on Google Maps typically end up installing Waze, while users who are disappointed with Waze adopt Google Maps. Choosing between Google Maps and Waze might seem like a daunting task, but they have distinct features that make the process easier.

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Industry costs on the rise

Auto Service World

While interest rates have hopefully begun their long-term descent, the consumer price index (CPI) data for key sectors of the automotive industry continued to show increases in April. But there was one notable exception, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC). … The post Industry costs on the rise appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Mythbusters: Common Misconceptions About Working in the Auto Mechanic Field

Automotive Training Centre

The world of auto mechanics is often clouded by misconceptions and stereotypes that deter many potential candidates from considering a career in this dynamic field. At our automotive training centre, we believe in setting the record straight and showing the true potential and excitement of being an auto mechanic. This blog aims to debunk three common misconceptions about working in the automotive field and explain how our training at ATC prepares students for success.

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Elon Musk Suggests It's the End of the Road for the Hardware 3 Autopilot Computer

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Although Tesla claimed that all its cars are prepared for Full Self-Driving, vehicles with Hardware 3 Autopilot computer might have reached their limits. Elon Musk said that further FSD development would require an upgraded inference computer. Tesla bet everything on autonomous driving as it pivoted its strategy towards artificial intelligence and robotaxis.

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The car Putin gifted to Kim Jong-un was built with South Korean parts

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Government/Legal , Plants/Manufacturing , Weird Car News Continue reading The car Putin gifted to Kim Jong-un was built with South Korean parts The car Putin gifted to Kim Jong-un was built with South Korean parts originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 29 Jun 2024 07:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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How AI can help more than just your customers

Auto Service World

It would be wrong to think about artificial intelligence as something that would help the automotive aftermarket strictly with customer engagement. Instead, Ben Ellencweig, senior partner at McKinsey, told a room full of industry pros that it assists with what … The post How AI can help more than just your customers appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Executive Spotlight with Tim Whalen and Greg Uland

AutoSuccess

In this AutoSuccess Executive Spotlight, Brian Ankney hosts Tim Whalen from Voss Auto Network and Greg Uland from Reynolds to discuss the challenges and solutions for technician turnover in car dealerships. Technician turnover is a widespread issue, not unique to dealerships, with an annual rate of around 45-50%. Tim shares Voss Auto Network’s successful strategy of developing their own technicians instead of hiring externally.

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Eye-Opening: First-Time Tesla Model 3 Owner Learns They Can't Charge at Home

autoevolution

In many parts of North America, buying an EV to ensure you have extended personal mobility can make a lot of sense. That's especially true for people who have a driveway or a garage. They can plug in the car overnight and wake up to an almost "full tank" in the morning. But for some excited EV owners, it could become an uphill battle. Right now, the best battery-powered car anyone can buy to turn it into a trustwort. ( continue reading.

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Cult Classic 18 – VW’s Still the Perfect Canvas for Personalization

Eastwood

Few cars lend themselves as well to being personalized as Volkswagens. And it’s been this way for decades, whether you’re talking Beetle or Jetta, Microbus or Touareg, Karmann-Ghia or Cabriolet. Across generations spanning from air-cooled, rear-engined classics or modern all-wheel-drive turbo rockets, VW owners love to make their cars unique.

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As EV prices fall, claim costs rise

Auto Service World

Electric vehicles are becoming more common on Canadian roads, partly thanks to reduced purchase prices. But their increasing prevalence is bringing new challenges, particularly in terms of collision repairs, according to Mitchell. The technology and information provider for the property … The post As EV prices fall, claim costs rise appeared first on Auto Service World.

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AutoSuccess Special Report: Cybersecurity

AutoSuccess

Jennifer Clements and Kyle Alexander from AutoSuccess magazine report on the recent cyber attacks impacting over 15,000 auto dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. These attacks, occurring on June 19th, have disrupted operations as summer sales begin. J.D. Power and Global Data predict a 2.6% to 7.2% decline in U.S. light vehicle sales compared to last year.

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Father and Son Go to Illinois To Get Their 1969 Chevy Camaro Back, the Owner Hides the Car

autoevolution

Father and son have been looking for the family's 1969 Chevrolet Camaro for ages. They even went to Illinois, hoping to get it back or at least see it one more time. The one who they thought was the owner must have hidden the car somewhere. The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro was the first new car that. ( continue reading.

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Marubeni and Lithia Team Up with Apollo Funds for Strategic Investment in Wheels

Automotive Fleet

Outside of investments, the partnerships allows Wheels to gain more knowledge on the automotive industry.

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Shops need suppliers to do these to make life easier

Auto Service World

There are a handful of things suppliers can do to make the day-to-day operations of a shop easier, according to an industry observer. As shops face many challenges, such as training, talent and technology, Barry Neal, senior partner with consulting … The post Shops need suppliers to do these to make life easier appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Fan Boy Finally Questions Tesla After 2 Broken Tesla Cybertrucks In 4 Months

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Tesla Cybertruck o wners are willing to put up with a lot in order to own one of these massive trucks. One true believer finally found fault in the truck’s design after the replacement for his first Cybertruck died. Read more.

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Cadillac DeVille Makes Scripted Debut for 2025 Looking Like a Mafia-Approved Car

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Certain car manufacturers have brought back all kinds of iconic monikers from the dead. Some stay true to the ICE recipe, albeit with different body styles, whereas others have become EVs, as their respective makers are trying to cash in more on them. Various companies will still use this strategy in the future, and if you ask petrolheads what nameplate they'd want to see on an upcoming product, you'd get different answers.

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Charting a path to net zero in auto care

Auto Service World

How the industry can balance sustainability and profitability The post Charting a path to net zero in auto care appeared first on Auto Service World.

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No Need To Book a Hotel This Summer. The Cybertruck Camper Has Your Back

autoevolution

With the summer underway, we are all thinking about leaving the city buzz behind for some quiet place in the middle of nowhere. Enter the Cybertruck cyber-camper. It is a Cybertruck with a pop-up tent over the load bed. Of all the camper conversations that the Cybertruck received, this one seems to be the most interesting so far. The conversation was carried out by Cybertruck Co, which built the shell on a modular rack with a pass-throug. ( continue reading.

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Knight Rider's Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Gets Digitally Modernized, Do We Like KITT?

autoevolution

Over the years, there have been many pop culture references regarding various entertainment ideas – and Star Wars was undoubtedly one of the originators of the trend. Following its success, there were many Sci-Fi stories to be told – and the people in charge were careful not to mimic the same journey. As such, during the 1980s, ther. ( continue reading.

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Rappers Slim Thug and Lil Baby Join the Tesla Cybertruck Frenzy With Custom EVs

autoevolution

The aftermarket realm is brimming with joy at the sight of any, every, and all Tesla Cybertruck EV pickup trucks - they so easily stand out in any crowd it's only logical that imagination has gone rampant. Naturally, the world's superstars all want a share of the red carpet's spotlight, and owning a Tesla Cybertruck is the way to. ( continue reading.

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U.S. Will Build Combat Drones Like Cars, Here’s the First One Flying

autoevolution

Whenever one sets out to make a new aircraft, a lot of research and development (but also money), are needed. Most of the time these efforts pay off, but what you're left with at the end of all the work is a singular platform that rarely can give birth to any new aerial vehicle derived from it. But what if, somehow, the methods of the automotive industry can be applied to aircraft making?

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Old-School Dodge Ramcharger Gets Treated to New-School Virtual Restomod and Hellcat V8 

autoevolution

Many of us are off on the latest summer road trip during the Fourth of July national holiday, but the parallel universes of vehicular CGI don't take any breaks from speeding down the imagination lane. More precisely, even if they're enjoying time with friends and/or family, the imaginative realm of digital car content creators just can. ( continue reading.

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Why Tesla's Cybertruck Will Rapidly Depreciate From Now On

autoevolution

A bullet-resistant pickup truck with rock-proof glass, a top-notch sound system, an impressive A/C system, bidirectional charging, and the dystopian look of a workhorse that escaped a digital realm envisioned by a kid who is very fond of angles, edges, and simple shapes – that's the Cybertruck. Who wouldn't want that, right? Well, it appears that not as many people as previously thought.

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Mysterious Hypersonic Vehicle Named After the Greek Furies Makes First Successful Flight

autoevolution

There are so many organizations and people working to advance hypersonic technologies these days that it's becoming increasingly hard to keep track of them all. And even if you can keep track, the fact that many of these technologies are highly classified doesn't help you get a clear picture of what's going on. The world is already swarming with airplanes and other contraptions that can travel faster than the speed of sound. ( continue reading.

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Famous American Rapper Falls for the Tesla Cybertruck, Has It Customized

autoevolution

The Tesla Cybertruck's weird shape, tech-infused interior, serious straight-line performance, and decent range for an electric pickup truck have turned it into a celebrity magnet. Numerous famous people have added such a ride to their garages, and another American rapper has added his name to this list. It's none other than ( continue reading.

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Who (Still) Uses Google Maps' Fastest Routes?

autoevolution

It's 2024, and going from where you are to where you want to be in the shortest possible time is no longer possible. Many users are looking for eco-friendly alternatives, which involve not only zero-emission vehicles but also software that helps reduce emissions and cut fuel consumption. Google Maps tackles this problem in the most straightforward and convenient way.

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Restored 1970 Hemi 'Cuda Convertible Asks $2.6 Million, Is This Investment Car Worth it?

autoevolution

Few nameplates in the pantheon of automotive all-time greats could contest Plymouth’s supremacy to the throne of piston unicorns. Obviously, we’re not talking about a Valiant, but a moniker that lasted for ten straight years precisely and left us with a legacy of magnificence that goes beyond time. The Barracuda is the name, but not just any pony – the legendary hemicuda convertible from 1970-1971.

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This Micro Camper Van Is the Perfect Weekend Rig, It Features a Clever, Uncommon Setup

autoevolution

Thanks to a lot of creativity and talent, specialized camper conversion companies manage to make even the most compact spaces livable and comfortable. Such is the case with the micro camper van I'm checking out today. Micro camper vans are quite popular nowadays for their versatility, affordability, and fuel efficiency. The three most common base vehicles for micro camper van conversions in the United States are the Nissan NV20. ( continue reading.

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Greedy or Smart? John Deere Is Gradually Moving Manufacturing Outside the US

autoevolution

Everyone recognizes that famous green and yellow color scheme. Chosen by John Deere's wife, Demarias Lamb Deere, it's supposed to represent the two most important stages of crops – growing and ready for harvest. The brand is synonymous with American prowess because the company started after its founder understood, all the way back in 1837, the need for better tools.

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Widebody Jeep Trackhawk Sees Your Lamborghini Urus and Laughs at It

autoevolution

With most brands that operate under Stellantis' roof further tapping into the EV game, including Jeep, we will probably never see a mainstream high-rider anymore that boasts more power than most of the exotic establishment like the magnificent Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The Trackhawk moniker hasn't been a thing at Jeep s. ( continue reading.

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2025 Cadillac Seville Is a Premium Sports Sedan Digitally Gunning for the BMW 3 Series

autoevolution

Kudos to Cadillac for remaining committed to the sedan game, as while some American car manufacturers have long ditched this body style, in our market anyway, GM's premium auto brand still has a few such rides in its current portfolio. The future-proof Celestiq joins the CT5 and CT4 in Cadillac's U.S. lineup, and in this story, we'll focus on the la. ( continue reading.