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From the Magazine: Room for growth

Auto Service World

While the number of women working in auto repair circles is growing, improvements can still be made to make it more appealing. Hear from women in the trade — from shop owners to techs — who talk about the stigma, what’s changed and how they’re helping promote women in the industry The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Room for growth appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Are EVs Becoming More Accessible? An Update for Students in Automotive School

Automotive Training Centre

As the automotive industry accelerates its shift towards electrification, automotive schools play a crucial role in preparing professionals for this evolving landscape. The availability of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is becoming increasingly critical. Unlike in the past, when the EV market was exclusive and elusive, it now welcomes a growing number of new entrants and customers.

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How to Write More Accurate Estimates

Automotive Training Institute

ATI | Learn how to write accurate estimates that get customers, adjusters, technicians, and shop owners on the same page. The post How to Write More Accurate Estimates appeared first on ATI.

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MG EXE181: China's 225+ Mph Secret EV Weapon To Hunt Down Hypercars and Speed Records

autoevolution

What has four electric motors, one seat, and can do at least 225 miles per hour in a straight line? No, not a fighter jet – although that would fit the electric motor bill if we counted the actuators for the plane’s various systems. It’s a Chinese EV, although it is camouflaged under a classic British emblem. The MG EXE181 is a concept car that will see the spotlight of the world stage on April 25 at the Beijing Auto Show. ( continue reading.

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AARO partners with auto sales platform

Auto Service World

The Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO) announced a partnership with EEZE, a platform for peer-to-peer auto sales. The move was made to enhance the safety and reliability of private vehicle transactions in Ontario. The collaboration leverages AARO’s network of … The post AARO partners with auto sales platform appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The 10 car brands cheapest to maintain over 10 years

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Buick , Tesla , Auto Repair , Driving , Maintenance , Ownership Continue reading The 10 car brands cheapest to maintain over 10 years The 10 car brands cheapest to maintain over 10 years originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Apr 2024 12:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Ascenso now accepting submissions for Farm Service Truck Technician Program

Tire Review Magazine

Ascenso Tires North America is taking submissions for agriculture and construction service truck technicians through Sept. 31 for the Ascenso Farm Service Truck Technician Program. According to Ascenso, eligible nominees are agriculture, construction and industrial tire technicians with at least five years of service who currently work in the United States.

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Women talk life in auto care in CARS magazine

Auto Service World

Women take centre stage in the latest issue of CARS magazine. The April issue comes out on the heels of Women’s History Month and we speak to three women in the auto care sector — Nhu Nguyen, a technician, Emily … The post Women talk life in auto care in CARS magazine appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The 10 car brands most expensive to maintain over 10 years

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Land Rover , Mercedes-Benz , Porsche , Auto Repair , Driving , Maintenance , Ownership Continue reading The 10 car brands most expensive to maintain over 10 years The 10 car brands most expensive to maintain over 10 years originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Apr 2024 12:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Fueling Savings: How Commercial Fleets are Lowering Fuel Spend

Automotive Fleet

From cutting down on unnecessary trips through the creation of a delivery service, to developing a trip reporting app to better monitor trip types, to real-time driver monitoring, fleet managers are finding innovative ways to curtail costs.

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VinFast Allegedly Faked Its Sales Numbers, Its Vehicles Are Actually Rotting in Fields

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A Hunterbrook Media investigation revealed that things are going really bad for VinFast, which barely sells any cars. The information is confirmed by a Reuters report, which shows that 70% of VinFast's deliveries last year were to other companies owned by its CEO, Pham Nhat Vuong. The Vietnamese EV maker VinFast reported a stellar first quarter, with a 444% jump in deliveries over last year.

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How big a concern right to repair is for shops

Auto Service World

The vast majority of independent repair shops in the U.S. put the right to repair issue at the top of their list of concerns for doing business going forward. The Auto Care Association — the U.S.-based national body representing sectors … The post How big a concern right to repair is for shops appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Worry less: PHEV battery replacements have been really rare outside of recalls

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Green , Auto Repair , Ownership , Parts and Accessories , Hybrid Continue reading Worry less: PHEV battery replacements have been really rare outside of recalls Worry less: PHEV battery replacements have been really rare outside of recalls originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 Apr 2024 08:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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How Lucid Motors leverages tire manufacturer partnerships to drive sustainable innovations

Tire Review Magazine

How can tire manufacturers better work with OEMs when their missions align? That was the emphasis of a conversation between Katelyn Margetson, Michelin’s vice president of consumer marketing for consumer products in North America, and Andrea Soriani, vice president of marketing and communications for Lucid Motors, during Michelin’s Sustainability Summit held at the Sonoma Raceway in California.

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One-of-One Ferrari SF90 Spider Sells for $1.1 Million

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Introduced in 2019, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale has been around long enough to spawn a few hardcore versions. I'm talking about the lightened Assetto Fiorano with racing-derived tech and the track-focused XX version. The latter is the first Ferrari XX that's road-legal. Additionally, the SF90 can be customized via the exclusive. ( continue reading.

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Revolutionizing auto shops with smart technology

Auto Service World

The automotive service industry is undergoing a significant technological evolution, transforming traditional service models into highly efficient, customer-centric operations. At the forefront of this transformation is incorporating smart devices and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. These innovations are not just … The post Revolutionizing auto shops with smart technology appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How USIC Uses Telematics to Enhance Safety

Automotive Fleet

In a pilot with Samsara, USIC was able to reduce mobile phone usage by 92%, no-seat-belt instances by 85%, and rolling stops by 50%. USIC dives deeper into other effective methods that will further promote safety and efficiency.

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Ryan's Servicenter Wins ATI Humanitarian of the Year Award

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In Lacey Township, New Jersey, Ryan's Servicenter is well known for its commitment to excellent service and its community. The Automotive Training Institute (ATI) recently awarded Ryan's Servicenter the prestigious Humanitarian of the Year Award. This accolade honors an ATI member shop with exceptional dedication to its community. For Ryan's Servicenter, a client of ATI since 2010 and of AutoVitals since 2013, this recognition underscores their deep-rooted commitment to giving back.

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1966 Ford Galaxie Emerges After 48 Years, Big-Block V8 Roars Back to Life

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Introduced in 1959 as a top-of-the-line trim for the Fairlane, the Ford Galaxie was mainly created to compete with the Chevrolet Impala. It was one of the company's best-selling nameplates for more than a decade. Discontinued in 1974, the Galaxie did not make a comeback. ( continue reading.

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The impacts of ‘dramatic changes’ to vehicle mix

Auto Service World

Significant shifts in the composition of light vehicles will have substantial impacts on the automotive aftermarket sector, recent research by Lang Marketing suggested. Over 10 years from 2012-2022, the vehicle in operation (VIO) mix has seen dramatic changes, particularly between … The post The impacts of ‘dramatic changes’ to vehicle mix appeared first on Auto Service World.

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How to Choose a Digital Marketing Agency: 7 Signs of a Bad Agency

AutoSuccess

In the dynamic world of digital marketing, selecting the right agency is key to your brand’s success. However, the path to finding a suitable partner is filled with potential pitfalls. Here’s a complete guide to identifying the red flags that signal a digital marketing agency might not be the right fit for your business. Let’s dive in and make sure your next partnership propels you toward success, and not distress. 1.

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Sovereign Citizen Turns Traffic Tickets Into A 12-Year Prison Sentence

Jalopnik

A Colorado man who just sounds like a barrel of laughs ended up with a 12-year prison sentence this week after spending two years flooding judges and private people with the kind of “paper terrorism” made popular by the sovereign citizen movement. Read more.

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Android Auto Gets a Long-Overdue Update to Make Driving Safer

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Android Auto might sometimes feel like a work in progress, and while this condition could make some people walk away, it's actually a good thing. New improvements and refinements land regularly, allowing Google to polish the experience with Android Auto on multiple fronts. The latest such quiet update concerns how users receive message notifications while driving.

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From the Magazine: Developing business strategies

Auto Service World

Here’s what jobber stores can look to implement to separate themselves from the competition The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Developing business strategies appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Are the technician shortage tides turning?

Tire Review Magazine

In its 2023 Transportation Supply & Demand report , our friends at the TechForce Foundation didn’t waste any time giving us hope that the technician shortage is showing signs of recovery. Right there on the cover of the report are the words “The first uptick across the industry in postsecondary completions in 10 years.” That’s fantastic news. For the first time in a decade, there has been a marked increase in graduates from technical schools across the automotive, collision, diesel, and eve

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It's Been 20 Years Since NASA Drew A Penis On Mars

Jalopnik

There are some anniversaries that are worth celebrating, and the “platinum anniversary” of a Martian dick is definitely one of them. Way back in 2004, when I was still a high-school junior, the scientists at NASA in charge of the Spirit rover were doing pretty much the same thing I was; scribblin’ dicks on s**t. My… Read more.

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Man Refuses To Sell 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am for $38,000, Says He Feels Insulted

autoevolution

Some cars are inherently cool, and the second-generation Pontiac Firebird is one of them. Specifically, late second-generation models that can be associated with the 1977 film ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Come to think of it, the Firebird is more embedded in pop culture than its twin sibling, the Camaro, which is odd since the latter is the more popular car.

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Most EV drivers depend on fast charging

Auto Service World

A recent survey has found that the majority of EV drivers rely heavily on DC fast chargers for their extended travel needs. The study was conducted by FLO, a provider of EV charging solutions, and got feedback from nearly 40,000 … The post Most EV drivers depend on fast charging appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Why incentives are key to the BEV transition

Auto Service World

The government shouldn’t be mandating consumers switch to battery electric vehicles but they should be offering greater incentives to help narrow the price gap, urged the head of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association. President and CEO Brian Kingston told attendees … The post Why incentives are key to the BEV transition appeared first on Auto Service World.

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From the Magazine: Automotive parts price trends

Auto Service World

Inflation may be waning, but evolving pricing strategies will keep competitors on edge The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Automotive parts price trends appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Advancements in Automotive Technology for Car Accident Prevention

Auto Service World

In recent years, advancements in automotive technology have significantly improved safety measures aimed at preventing car accidents. From intelligent sensors to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), manufacturers are integrating innovative solutions to enhance vehicle safety and reduce the likelihood of … The post Advancements in Automotive Technology for Car Accident Prevention appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Clore adds new sales VP

Auto Service World

Clore Automotive announced Dan Lucas has been appointed as vice president of sales. In the role, Lucas will leverage his industry background and his sales leadership to build on key goals of sustainable growth and high customer satisfaction. The company … The post Clore adds new sales VP appeared first on Auto Service World.

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When to know it’s time to fire someone

Auto Service World

A shop owner and coach has one simple task he wants all shop owners to go through with everyone in their shop. Sit down, write down everyone’s name on a piece of paper and ask: If you were to fire … The post When to know it’s time to fire someone appeared first on Auto Service World.

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New diag tools from Mahle

Auto Service World

Mahle Aftermarket introduces the second generation of its workshop diagnostic tools, Mahle TechPro and Brain Bee Connex, featuring a completely redesigned user interface to enhance usability. The update promises an intuitive navigation system that streamlines the diagnostic process, saving time … The post New diag tools from Mahle appeared first on Auto Service World.

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New Dodge Durango brake pads from NRS

Auto Service World

NRS Brakes introduced rear brake pads for 2021-2024 Dodge Durango models (including pursuit) to its lineup. This addition extends coverage to over 187,000 vehicles. Built in Canada, these pads feature the NRS mechanical fusion technology, ensuring the friction material remains … The post New Dodge Durango brake pads from NRS appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Lordco named Grey Cup Festival partner

Auto Service World

Lordco Auto Parts has been named a gold partner of the 2024 Grey Cup Festival As part of its involvement, Lordco will host the Lordco Outdoor Tailgate Party on November 17, a pre-game gathering for Grey Cup Sunday. This event … The post Lordco named Grey Cup Festival partner appeared first on Auto Service World.

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What is a Right Hook Accident?

Auto Service World

Right hook accidents are a common type of collision that occurs between a vehicle and a cyclist or pedestrian, typically at intersections or junctions. These accidents often result from a failure of the motorist to yield to the cyclist or … The post What is a Right Hook Accident? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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