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Are you taking this big risk seriously?

Auto Service World

Cybercrime in Canada is on a huge rise, threatening businesses of all sizes but small ones in particular. And if customers don’t see you taking the threat seriously enough, they will go elsewhere. A report from MasterCard found a 600 … The post Are you taking this big risk seriously? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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3 Signs You Should Pursue A Performance Specialist Career After Automotive School

Automotive Training Centre

One of the greatest things about a career in auto mechanics is the sheer abundance of roles within the industry. Whether you’re drawn to hybrid vehicle electrical systems, classic car restoration, or maximizing the performance of high-powered sports cars, there’s a niche that suits your skills and passions. Does your passion revolve around extracting every ounce of potential from automobiles?

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New Monobloc OE CV Axle Technology Greatly Reduces NVH

Brake & Front End

Today’s vehicle drivetrain systems are far more complex and powerful than ever before. So, you want to make sure you choose a replacement axle that matches the original OE design attributes to ensure proper performance and durability. Avoid installing an inferior axle based on price only, that may not perform properly or worse yet, fail in a few short months.

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Technicians Are Demanding More Pay

AutoShopOwner

The technician shortage is far from over. I don't believe that this problem will be easily solved. One thing that I have been hearing is that the techs that are looking for a new company to work for are asking for a lot more money. My questions are: Are you willing to pay techs what they want, and what about those techs that are working for you now?

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YPA Spotlight: Finding her place in the automotive aftermarket industry

Auto Service World

Read this month’s spotlight on Pragati Upadhyay The post <span style=color:#ff0000>YPA Spotlight:</span> Finding her place in the automotive aftermarket industry appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Pursuing Auto Mechanic Training? Find Out If A Tune-Up Technician Career Be Right For You

Automotive Training Centre

An engine tune-up involves examining and swapping vital components related to ignition and functionality. The term “tune-up” often confuses many, harking back to times when it referred to a routine service. In today’s context, the meaning could be more complex. While mechanics once carried out tune-ups, it’s now in the domain of technicians.

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Diagnosing Misfires

Tomorrow's Technician

What is a misfire? Is a misfire when the cylinder does not fire? Is it when the cylinder fires too soon or too late? The answer is “yes” to both questions. Some misfire complaints are a flashing check engine light, and a P0300 to P0312 diagnostic trouble code (DTC) indicates that one or more cylinders are misfiring. This is the easiest misfire to diagnose.

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Your tech made a serious mistake. What’s your reaction?

Auto Service World

Your best technician forgot to put oil in a vehicle they were working on. That car’s engine blew just after it left the shop. How do you react? Rick White, founder and president of 180Biz, knows what he would want … The post Your tech made a serious mistake. What’s your reaction? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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4 Technological Advancements To Watch After Auto Detailing Courses

Automotive Training Centre

Technology is making significant headway in unimaginable ways in virtually every sector, and the world of car care has not been left behind. Auto detailing, once a straightforward process of cleaning and polishing vehicles, has witnessed tremendous transformations over the past few years. These days, technological advancements play a crucial role in shaping the way professionals approach auto detailing.

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Continental Battery Systems to Be Battery Supplier for Kubota

Tomorrow's Technician

Continental Battery Systems is partnering with Kubota Tractor Corporation, a manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment, to supply batteries for Kubota USA internal combustion powered equipment. By aligning with Kubota, Continental said its battery systems business is further in a position to be a trusted and reliable provider of battery solutions.

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Google Maps for Android Auto Loses Essential Feature After Android 14 Update

autoevolution

Say what you want about new Android versions, but there's a good reason why so many people rush to install them on their devices. They bring new features and improvements, making the update extremely compelling, even for those who aren't necessarily tech-savvy. However, the rush to update comes with an increased likelihood of bugs, and Android Auto users know this best.

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From AI to ADAS, here’s what suppliers are thinking about

Auto Service World

Industry leaders gathered for the Aftermarket Technology Conference to see how emerging business and automotive technology will impact suppliers, distributors and shops The post From AI to ADAS, here’s what suppliers are thinking about appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Understanding The Importance Of Stress Management After Dispatch Training

Automotive Training Centre

Everyone in the workforce, regardless of their profession, has grappled with work-related stress at some point. From looming deadlines to challenging obligations, the ebb and flow of stress is a common thread across all job spheres—even for those passionate about their roles. Chronic workplace stress isn’t just an emotional burden; its prolonged presence can manifest physically, taking a toll on one’s health.

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Bridgestone Donates $100,000 to TechForce Foundation

Tomorrow's Technician

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced a donation of $100,000 to the TechForce Foundation, a national nonprofit that supports students’ technical education and careers in the automotive industry. Funds donated from Bridgestone Retail Operations, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, and the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund will provide scholarships and grants for students pursuing careers as automotive technicians and supply resources for those seeking jobs post-graduation.

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Google Announces a New Big Google Maps Feature, Here's Everything You Need to Know

autoevolution

Google Maps keeps getting better and better, and after several big announcements in the last few weeks, the search giant has come up with another update for users on iPhone and Android. The parent company has been working around the clock on accessibility features in its products, and Google Maps is integral to this effort. As a result, Google Maps is getting accessibility features that many users will not only need but also enjoy using, ( continue reading.

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How do you turn the price shopper into a customer?

Auto Service World

Shops will often get calls from someone who is price shopping. They know they need new brakes. They got a quote from one shop but they’re calling around to see what other shops in the area are offering. So how … The post How do you turn the price shopper into a customer? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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3 Warehouse Manager Job Search Tips To Remember After Auto Parts Training

Automotive Training Centre

The auto parts industry is bustling more than ever, with cars getting more technologically advanced and the demand for their parts increasing. As a result, there is an increasing need for skilled professionals, especially warehouse managers, to oversee auto parts’ distribution, management, and efficiency. You’re on the right track if you’ve recently undergone training specific to the auto parts industry.

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Is Automotive Detailing Still A Good Career Path To Pursue After Automotive School?

CATI

Canada’s dynamic job market changes all the time but if you’re interested in a career in automotive detailing, you can look forward to your skills being consistently sought after. Auto detailers do much more than keep vehicles clean. Instead, their role involves maximizing the aesthetic condition of a vehicle, restoring any value lost over time. Many are unaware that many aesthetic components of a car are designed to improve its function.

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Reborn 2026 Toyota MR2 GR Jumps Out of Mid-Engine CGI Shadows to Spite 718 Caymans

autoevolution

Has anyone seen how successful Chevrolet is in pitching the reinvented Corvette as a mid-engine wonder trick for 'America's sports car?' And people are even thinking about it as a Ferrari killer of some sort! Sure, the new Corvette first established itself as a great mid-engine sports car package that was both affordable (at least in the beginning, that is) and feisty in 495-hp Stingray Z51 form.

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Top lessons these execs have learned

Auto Service World

Resiliency, a sense of purpose and the importance of people were three takeaways automotive aftermarket executives noted as lessons learned coming out of post-pandemic times. Speaking at this year’s MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Vision Conference, three executives taking part in a … The post Top lessons these execs have learned appeared first on Auto Service World.

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COMMENTARY: The only certain thing in business is uncertainty

Auto Remarketing

And the automotive business is not immune. If we look back at recent events that have created uncertainty, it becomes overwhelming, so no need to go through the list — you’re welcome! But what have we learned? — The sky isn’t always falling. — The world’s not ending every day. — Not every challenge is unsurmountable. The most important thing to remember is that consumers either love, want or need vehicles.

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DOWC’s Diodato Named One of NJBIZ’s ‘Leaders in Law’

AutoSuccess

In addition to being included as one of NJBIZ’s Best Places to Work and receiving an Empowering Women Award from the New Jersey business journal, DOWC announces that Danielle Diodato, associate general counsel for DOWC, was honored as one of NJBIZ’s “Leaders in Law.” According to the NJBIZ website, “honorees were chosen by a panel of independent judges with experience in the justice system.

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1966 Ford Mustang Spends 40 Years in an Old Barn, Emerges Ready for Restoration

autoevolution

A 1966 Mustang that spent the last four decades in the same spot is now back in good condition and still fighting for a complete restoration. The car isn't a perfect 10, but it's not a rust bucket either, at first glance, ticking most boxes for a restoration candidate. It looks better than many of the barn finds I've seen lately, especially in terms of metal.

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Employer medical costs set to jump

Auto Service World

Canadian employers can expect medical costs to increase 5 per cent next year, according to a new report, though the number is a slowdown from this year. Professional services firm Aon, which provides various kinds of insurance needs to businesses, … The post Employer medical costs set to jump appeared first on Auto Service World.

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ANTERO AUTOMOTIVE WINS 2023 GOLD MARCOM WEBSITE AWARD

Autoshop Solutions

MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievements by marketing and communication professionals. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, design shops, production companies, and freelancers. MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

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Executive Spotlight with Sean Stapleton of Dealer Teamwork

AutoSuccess

In the latest edition of AutoSuccess Magazine’s Executive Spotlight series, Sean Stapleton , the co-founder and CEO of Dealer Teamwork, joins us in the studio. Tune in to the video above to learn some of Sean’s secrets to his successful career and what makes Dealer Teamwork stand out from the crowd — and so much more! This industry veteran shares how to develop a successful company culture, Northwood University, his views on dealership marketing, GA4 and paid search.

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This Stunning Two-Bedroom Tiny Is All About Contemporary Luxury

autoevolution

Should you have a large and welcoming lounge room, generous accommodation, or a spa-like bathroom? With the aptly named Harmony tiny house, there's no need to choose. Purely contemporary in every way, from layout to interior style, this remarkably spacious tiny house has it all. Harmony is the kind of home on wheels anyone could fall in love with.

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What Nike is making with scrap airbag material

Auto Service World

It’s maybe almost too easy to call these Nike Airbags but the shoe giant has unveiled a fully circular shoe that is made using scrap airbag material. The new Nike ISPA Link Axis is a fully recyclable shoe, made with … The post What Nike is making with scrap airbag material appeared first on Auto Service World.

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We Painted Brand New Brake Calipers Before They Got Installed

Eastwood

It used to be that brake calipers were merely hidden mechanical equipment not worthy of special finishes beyond maybe a cadmium plating. That changed in 1993 when Porsche introduced larger brakes on its new 3.6-liter 911 Turbo. Finished in glossy red paint, these filled the space between the five-spoke wheels on that special model. From that day forward, genuine “Big Reds” as they became known were coveted hardware in Porsche circles.

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SEO and AI, Who Needs It?

AutoSuccess

We live in a constantly changing world full of innovations that are spurred by human ingenuity and driven by our insatiable desire to build wonderful things. As we move through life, we are constantly making new discoveries and asking ourselves, “How can I use this?” The answer is often unclear, and sometimes we have to step back and ask ourselves, “Who is this for?

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2024 Ford Maverick Now in Production at Hermosillo Plant in Mexico

autoevolution

October 18, 2023 marks the start of production for the 2024 model year Ford Maverick. The order bank opened on July 17, while scheduling kicked off August 24. Whereas the F-Series and Ranger are produced in the United States of America, the Maverick comes from Hermosillo in Mexico. The Herm. ( continue reading.

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A 1,200 km, 10-minute charging battery?

Auto Service World

If true, experts believe Toyota’s claim of a battery with massive range and quick charge could alter the path of electric vehicles. The Japanese automaker — which has dragged its feet in electrifying its vehicle fleet — said it believes … The post A 1,200 km, 10-minute charging battery? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Got crypto? Ferrari will now accept it as payment in the U.S.

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Weird Car News , Ferrari , Car Buying Continue reading Got crypto? Ferrari will now accept it as payment in the U.S. Got crypto? Ferrari will now accept it as payment in the U.S. originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 16 Oct 2023 12:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Five Cars Made Famous by ‘80s TV Shows

Eastwood

The 1980s were an exciting time to watch television. The broad availability of cable reception and the nearly universal adoption of color TVs by this time gave birth to exciting new options like MTV. In fact, that one channel and the popularity of its medium – music videos – changed the way a lot of TV shows were produced. Add the excitement of loud, fast cars to the mix and it’s no wonder the decade’s most popular shows are often best remembered for their four-wheeled stars.

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A 1967 Original Plymouth GTX HEMI Has Seen Better Days and Now Waits for a Rebuild

autoevolution

In 1966, Chrysler let the HEMI loose on the streets, casting some 3,350 big-blocks to sport hemispherical heads to tickle NASCAR’s ego. The engine almost wouldn’t have come to be, had it not been for an engineering lesson learned the ‘race way’ by Mother Mopar. In the early 60s, the Max Wedge engine was getting pounded by Pontiacs and Chevrolets in NASCAR, and an emergency task force was appointed to make things right. ( continue reading.

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ADAS updates

Auto Service World

Autel releases new round of ADAS update Autel announced the release of another round of 2023-2024 vehicle models ADAS calibration coverage software. This release provides ADAS calibration coverage for the most common systems on many Audi, GM, Porsche, Hyundai/Kia, Mitsubishi, … The post ADAS updates appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Boost Your Auto Repair Business with Google – Download our FREE Playbook!

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Start attracting new customers by learning how to optimize your shop’s Google Business Profile and website. Dive into these proven marketing expert tips and tricks to effectively enhance your online visibility and expand your customer base. Harness the right tools and strategies to boost shop success! FREE Downloadable Google Playbook ➤ The post Boost Your Auto Repair Business with Google – Download our FREE Playbook!