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Eccles Auto marks 40 years

Auto Service World

It’s been 40 years in business for Eccles Auto Service in Hamilton, Ontario. The shop marked the 40 years with a celebration that included music, games, food and raising money for local charities. The event featured a car smash where … The post Eccles Auto marks 40 years appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The Rise Of Roadtrips: What Auto Mechanic Training Grads Should Know

Automotive Training Centre

Deloitte says that 59% of Canadians will take road trips this summer. Several factors contribute to this shift, impacting the demand for training and skilled auto mechanics. ATC students interested in auto mechanic training should be aware of these trends and how they translate into opportunities within the industry. Let’s explore the rise of road trips in more detail.

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Autel and MOTOR TruSpeed: Consistently Effective Repairs

Brake & Front End

Be effective, not efficient, the father of modern management theory, Peter Drucker, once said. He defined efficiency as accomplishing a task with the least amount of resources, such as time and effort, and effectiveness as choosing the right task to achieve with the desired goal defined and clearly visible. When Autel partnered with MOTOR Information Systems to bring its TruSpeed service and repair database to the Autel Ultra series line of advanced diagnostics tablets, its intent was to give it

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EGR Systems: Understanding Exhaust Gas Recirculation

Tomorrow's Technician

Ever wondered about EGR systems? This video explores the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system, a key emissions control technology in today’s vehicles. By recirculating exhaust gases back into the combustion chamber, EGR systems reduce harmful NOx emissions, which are major contributors to smog. Originating from General Motors in the 1970s, these systems are now standard in both gasoline and diesel engines.

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Why you need to ‘always be recruiting’

Auto Service World

Shop coach Rick White wants you to remember this acronym: ABR, which means always be recruiting. The president of 180Biz wants shop owners to never stop trying to find talent for their shop. Just because you think you have enough … The post Why you need to ‘always be recruiting’ appeared first on Auto Service World.

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3 Advantages of Ceramic Coating for Auto Detailing Grads

Automotive Training Centre

As a graduate of our auto detailing program, the skills and knowledge you acquire can open the door to various opportunities within the automotive industry. One exciting area is ceramic coating, a technology offering numerous benefits to vehicle owners and detailers alike. At ATC, understanding the advantages of ceramic coating is essential for those entering the field of auto detailing.

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Bill Gates Is Selling His Shadow Superyacht 'Wayfinder,' Following $600M Megayacht Listing

autoevolution

There's a saying in showbiz that applies across all other industries, but only if you know which sources are reliable: there's never smoke without a fire. Two months after reports that billionaire Bill Gates was about to sell his personal superyacht fleet and one month after his megayacht was listed, his shadow cat has also hit the market.

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What’s your brand reputation worth? Not as much as you think

Auto Service World

Shop owners may be surprised to know that their customer list or business reputation isn’t worth very much on the open market, according to a business advisor who works with the auto repair industry. Hunt Demarest is an accountant and … The post What’s your brand reputation worth? Not as much as you think appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Sonic Tools USA offers tools to beat back the technician shortage

Tire Review Magazine

How long have we been talking about the technician shortage now? Too long. It’s been an issue for nearly every shop owner I’ve ever spoken to and seems to have taken hold of the industry around the time Moses was handed the 10 Commandments. We know better by now that there’s no magic bullet out there to stop this boss monster, but there must be better ways to chip away at its life bar.

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Hertz Is Getting Rid of the EVs in Its Fleet, Their Teslas Now Selling for Cheap

autoevolution

Rental car company Hertz announced a change of plans after having tried to offer a greener fleet. Hertz is now trying to get rid of the EVs and is selling Teslas and other such cars with massive discounts. Hertz is ditching its electrification strategy that it kicked off earlier this year ( continue reading.

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Women In Automotive, My First Time

AutoSuccess

As a man in automotive, I generally don’t care what your gender is as long as you have a great outlook, positive ideas and a creative nature. I am rarely impressed these days. Recently, I was taken aback. I attended the 2024 Women In Automotive Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. What makes Women In Automotive different? Why, as a software engineer with 29 years in the car business, should I care?

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Dealers say they have too many ZEVs

Auto Service World

The Canadian automotive market has grappled with a significant lack of new vehicle inventory since early 2021. While these shortages have largely eased and inventory levels are beginning to normalize, the full story is more nuanced. Specifically, dealers say they … The post Dealers say they have too many ZEVs appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Nominations Open for 2024 Fleet Safety Award

Automotive Fleet

If you know a fleet or risk manager whose leadership and innovation have enhanced the safety of fleet drivers and their organizations, consider nominating them — or yourself — for the annual Fleet Safety Award!

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Tesla's 4680 Battery Cells Are Still Not Good Enough, Musk Dodged Investor Questions

autoevolution

During 2021 Battery Day, Elon Musk spoke enthusiastically about a new type of battery cell that would revolutionize EV manufacturing. Three years later, the 4680 cells are still not up to snuff, and Musk admitted during this year's shareholder meeting that it's cheaper to buy batteries from external suppliers. Musk said nothing about the performance advancements he promised in 2021.

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Good news, dealers: Your used-car inventory aligns with age, price demands of consumers

Auto Remarketing

Almost half of used-car shoppers say the oldest vehicle they would consider is in the 3- to 5-year-old range, according to the May Industry Insights Report from Cars Commerce. And the good news for dealers is supply has increased for some of the vehicle price band that would fit into that particular age group. Here’s how that shakes out in the Cars Commerce data set.

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From the Magazine: Enhancing the overall customer experience

Auto Service World

In the automotive parts aftermarket, success hinges on understanding relationships beyond just product knowledge, emphasizing customer health and experience The post <span style=color:#ff0000>From the Magazine:</span> Enhancing the overall customer experience appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Ford Mustang donations highlight automotive education ecosystem

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Ford , Car Dealers , Auto Repair , Convertible , Coupe , Performance Continue reading Ford Mustang donations highlight automotive education ecosystem Ford Mustang donations highlight automotive education ecosystem originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 8 Jun 2024 09:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Volkswagen Group Commits €60 Billion for Internal Combustion Vehicles

autoevolution

Remember Dieselgate? That scandal prompted the Volkswagen Group to invest billions over billions of euros in electric vehicles, which resulted in the MEB-based ID.3 and ID.4 entering production in the latter part of 2019 and in the summer of 2020. Of course, said platform also underpins electric vehicles from the Skoda, Cupra, and Audi brands. Even the Ford Motor Company offers an MEB-based electric vehicle in the form of the ID.4-twinned. ( continue reading.

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The New Alpine A290 is the First Proper Electric Hot Hatchback

Motor Verso

Is anyone’s dream garage only filled with electric cars? Well, Alpine’s ‘Dream Garage’ is and the first car in it… Read more » The post The New Alpine A290 is the First Proper Electric Hot Hatchback appeared first on Motor Verso.

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Repair demand rises as outlets fall

Auto Service World

The do-it-for-me (DIFM) automotive service and repair market has experienced significant shifts over the past decade, with a growing demand for vehicle repairs but a declining number of repair outlets. According to data from Lang Marketing, while the volume of … The post Repair demand rises as outlets fall appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Revving Up Your Dealership’s Service Traffic: 6 Essential Strategies for Success

AutoSuccess

In today’s competitive automotive landscape, every dealership strives to maximize efficiency and profitability in their service departments. However, many struggle with stagnant service traffic, which can be the bottleneck for potential revenue and customer satisfaction. After years of working closely with dealerships across North America, I’ve identified several key strategies that can dramatically increase your service department’s traffic, all without the hefty price tag of increased advertis

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World's Last Surviving Ramchargers 1970 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda Is Up for Sale

autoevolution

All-new for the 1970 model year, the third-generation Plymouth Barracuda moved nearly 49,000 units in its first year in showrooms. And that was an impressive figure compared to the previous years. However, only a few thousand units were ordered with the big 440- and 426-cubic-inch (7.2- and 7.0-liter) V8 engines, which m. ( continue reading.

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Best windshield wipers in 2024

Autoblog: Repairs

Filed under: Commerce , Auto Repair , Maintenance , Ownership , Safety , Parts and Accessories Continue reading Best windshield wipers in 2024 Best windshield wipers in 2024 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 11 Jun 2024 11:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Understanding The Importance Of Battery Maintenance Services

Scotty's Automotive Services

Your vehicle’s battery is a critical component that requires regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Battery maintenance services offered by professional auto repair shops play a crucial role in preserving your battery’s health and preventing premature failure. The Benefits Of Routine Battery Maintenance Routine battery maintenance involves a series of preventive measures designed to keep your battery in top condition.

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WIA Conference 2024: A Transformative Experience

AutoSuccess

When I first registered for the Women In Automotive (WIA) conference, I was unsure what to expect. My past experiences at automotive conventions were focused on working vendor booths, where the primary goal was to meet as many dealers as possible and secure signed contracts. I entered with a similar mindset, also aiming to explore mentorship opportunities and spread my company’s message.

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Hemi x Burnt Orange 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Has the Beloved 426 V8, But There's a Catch

autoevolution

Bullet Motorsports is a dealer located in Dania Beach, Florida - they are the current caretakers of this in-your-face orange-over-orange first-gen Dodge Challenger R/T equipped with the fabled 426 Hemi V8. Today, if you're lucky to find the one you like in a dealer's inventory, there are a few chances to catch ( continue reading.

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Tire Care 101: Ensuring Safety And Performance On The Road

C and C Automotive

Your vehicle’s tires are its primary contact points with the road, making proper tire maintenance crucial for safety and performance. Understanding the essential tire services can help keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely. Let’s explore some key aspects of tire care: Tire Inspection Regular tire inspections are the first line of defense against potential issues.

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Brake Repair: Ensuring Your Safety Behind the Wheel

Louisville Automotive Shop

Your vehicle’s brakes are a critical safety feature, allowing you to stop safely and avoid accidents on the road. Understanding the importance of brake repair is essential for maintaining your safety and the safety of others while driving. The Function of Brakes Brakes play a vital role in your vehicle’s ability to slow down or come to a complete stop.

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Elon Musk Has Been A Creep Toward Women For Years

Jalopnik

Has anyone else ever noticed Elon Musk is a little weird about women – especially ones he has hired ? A few of the best examples of this are a former SpaceX intern turned employee the multi-company CEO had a years-long on-again-off-again relationship with dating back to 2017 and his penchant for having babies with… Read more.

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Google Maps 2.0: Google Develops "Smart" Alternative Route Feature to Avoid Traffic

autoevolution

I hate to admit it, but I rely so much on Google Maps and Waze that launching CarPlay and starting these navigation apps have become part of my typical routine every time I get behind the wheel. These apps are must-have driving companions, not just for me but also for millions of other driv. ( continue reading.

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Understanding Automotive Paint Mixing Ratios

Eastwood

When you’re trying to decide on paint for your project, the choices can be confusing. Beyond the color itself, there are decisions like whether to use single-stage or a base/clear system, for instance. And then there’s all the ratios – 4:1, 3:1, 2:1 – or none at all with ready-to-spray base coats. For many novices, it’s this last factor, ratio of paint material to activator/catalyst/hardener, that can be the most perplexing.

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Man Buys a Tesla Cybertruck, Tries To Sell It One Month Later

autoevolution

The used car market has filled up with Tesla Cybertrucks. As soon as it may seem for owners to get rid of their brand-new vehicles, there is always a reason. Some are trying to flip it and buy something else for the profit while others just can't seem to like it much. For this owner, both are valid. Four years ago, when Tesla officially unveiled the Cybertruck in Los Angeles, Elon Musk said the model would start at $39,900.

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Elon Musk Reveals the First Details About Hardware 5 Autopilot Computer and Sensors

autoevolution

Tesla will launch the fifth generation of its Autopilot computer in the first half of 2026, as Elon Musk confirmed during the 2024 Cyber Roundup. The new hardware computer and sensor package, called AI 5, is purpose-built to support autonomous driving, with a tenfold improvement in processing power and AI capabilities compared to Hardware 4. Tesla launched the ( continue reading.

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Why Is the Tesla Cybertruck out Driving in Europe When It's Not Allowed To?

autoevolution

You know the Cybertruck. That contraption that Tesla promised in 2019 and started delivering in 2023. It turns out that the electric pickup truck is not allowed to drive in Europe and several Asian states. So, why is it driving on public roads in Copenhagen? The Tesla Cybertruck does not comply with the European Union’s safety and protection standards for pedestrians and cyclists, information that has also been confirmed by Tes. ( continue reading.

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New 2026 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Arrives in Fantasy Country With Retro-Futuristic Styling

autoevolution

Vince Burlapp (aka vburlapp on social media or burlappcar.com) is a prolific virtual artist who loves to dream of all the latest models across the wide-ranging automotive realm – especially from Cadillac. This pixel master has a veritable passion for the American luxury brand. Truth be told, we understand why. After. ( continue reading.

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Harley-Davidson Speed Glider Blends Stock Cruiser Looks with Custom Bagger Vibes

autoevolution

Harley-Davidson is a very old company, and a major contributor to the fact it reach 121 years old, going through a major recession, two world wars, and countless corporate problems, is its ability to innovate. The Milwaukee-based bike maker has been responsible over the decades for a number of bright and exciting ideas that have defined the industry.

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Digital Mid-Engine S650 Ford Mustang GT Widebody Hunts For C8 Chevy Corvette Prey

autoevolution

Set for the official European premiere in front of the live audience gathered in France for the classic 24 Hours of Le Mans (the 92nd edition is slated for June 15 and 16), the $325k Ford Mustang GTD is again making the news headlines. We have seen it for some time already. However, the Blue O. ( continue reading.