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Automakers Are Pumping The Brakes On The EV Transition

Jalopnik

The transition to electric vehicles is supposed to be a matter of when not if. However, automakers are starting to seem a little hesitant about what resources they should pour into EV production. Manufacturers have had supply issues building electric vehicles as well as trouble actually selling the ones they have… Read more.

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4 Marketing Tips To Remember After Automotive School As An Independent Auto Detailer

Automotive Training Centre

The automotive detailing business is highly competitive, and for independent auto detailers, standing out and attracting a loyal customer base is essential for success. While providing top-notch service is a crucial aspect of this industry, marketing is pivotal in bringing your business to the forefront. In an era marked by technological advancements, shifting consumer preferences, and economic fluctuations, the independent auto detailer faces a unique set of challenges and opportunities.

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A fraud tale: Credit card scams

Auto Service World

Automotive repair shops should never accept a credit card unless the person taking the payment can physically see the cars, an accountant who works with shops urged. Otherwise, the card owner can dispute the claim — and will often win. … The post A fraud tale: Credit card scams appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Life After the Reservation: Winning Friends + Humbly Influencing People w/ Kendall Warnock

Shop Marketing Pros

EPISODE: 072 – Life After the Reservation: Winning Friends + Humbly Influencing People w/ Kendall Warnock Hey friends! Welcome to our newest episode of the Auto Repair Marketing Podcast. Thank you to our friends at RepairPal for providing you this episode. RepairPal is the key that unlocks more business for your repair shop. Learn More at RepairPal.com/shops.

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The Importance Of ADAS Calibrations

Brake & Front End

Today’s vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are equipped with features that enhance safety and provide convenience to drivers. ADAS includes a range of technologies, such as lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and blind-spot detection. However, for these systems to function accurately, ADAS calibration is crucial.

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Considering Hybrid and Electrical Mechanic Training? Good News for Canada’s EV Labour Force Demands

Automotive Training Centre

The electric vehicle (EV) industry is on a robust growth trajectory in Canada, fueled by governmental ambitions, corporate investments, and a rich resource base. This growth necessitates a parallel evolution in the labour force, particularly among mechanics trained in electric and hybrid vehicle technologies. As Canada transits from a traditional automotive hub to an EV powerhouse, the demand for hybrid and electrical mechanic training is expected to soar.

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Ontario EV battery parts plant getting $1B from feds, province

Auto Service World

An eastern Ontario electric vehicle battery component plant is getting nearly $1 billion in funding from the federal and Ontario governments. The Umicore facility in Loyalist Township, northwest of Kingston, will build cathode active materials and precursor cathode active materials. … The post Ontario EV battery parts plant getting $1B from feds, province appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Low Technician Production May Not be the Tech's Fault

AutoShopOwner

As a business coach, I get to speak to a lot of other coaches and clients. One the more popular topics is on tech production: How to increase overall billed labor hours. While the tech must be accountable for his or her efficiency, many factors are at play here regarding overall production, for example: Skill level Training Available tools, the right equipment and information The speed of the service advisors building estimates Does the shop have workflow systems in place, and is it being manage

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Are Electric Vehicles Harder to Steal? The Answer for Auto Mechanic Training Students

Automotive Training Centre

The surge in electric vehicle (EV) popularity brings many questions, not just about their range or battery longevity, but their security. As an auto mechanic trainee, you might have wondered if EVs are more resistant to theft than their gasoline-powered counterparts. The answer to this question might be surprising because evidence proves EVs are more challenging to steal than traditional internal combustion engines (ICE).

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New air purification system from SKF

Auto Service World

SKF announced it has released a new smart air purification system that upgrades most vehicles’ factory-installed cabin air filters with next-generation OEM air purification technology. This provides a higher level of air purification to filter impurities, such as pollen, smoke … The post New air purification system from SKF appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Here's Everything That's Wrong With the Tesla Cybertruck – So Far

autoevolution

If nothing postpones its official deliveries, we should see the first owners of the Tesla Cybertruck present themselves on November 30. Despite that, the electric pickup truck is showing off so often that we already know many of its flaws. For a vehicle that took much more time to be developed than Tesla promised it would need, some of them are really hard to understand.

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How To Use Your Shop's Data to Improve Operations | BOLT ON

Bolt on Technology

In order to grow your business, you have to get to know your business on a deeper level. That's right, we're talking about the data. Knowing more about your shop's overall performance, customers, and more can help you drive the change you've been looking for when it comes to improving the KPIs that matter most to you.

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How To Increase Affordability For Customers After Automotive Sales And Leasing Courses

Automotive Training Centre

In today’s economy, owning a vehicle is no longer a luxury but a necessity. However, the financial commitments involved in the outright purchase of a car might overburden some customers or be beyond others entirely. This set of customers needs to explore other options, yet the complexities surrounding these alternatives, such as loans, leases, and rent-to-own plans, can be intimidating for many.

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Key advice from these industry leaders

Auto Service World

When Bill Long, Larry Pavey and John Washbish are offering you advice, it’s a good idea to listen. The three automotive aftermarket veterans took part in a webinar where, apart from sharing some good stories, gave their thoughts on where … The post Key advice from these industry leaders appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Long Dead NASA Probe Discovers Exoplanet System Scorched by Savage Mother Star

autoevolution

When we think of exoplanet systems outside of our neck of the cosmic woods, we tend to imagine them appearing much like our own Solar System. One with a handful of dense, rocky spheroids occupying the inner space with a load of frozen gas giants orbiting around the outer circumference. All while the host star bathes the area in just enough heat and light to sustain life on at least one planet, if not more.

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How the used commercial vehicle market fared in Q3

Auto Remarketing

Sales of used commercial vehicles at dealerships in the third quarter “cooled off,” but remain well ahead of year-ago figures, according to the Q3 2023 Commercial Vehicle Market Analysis from Work Truck Solutions. In addition to sales, the report delves into prices, turn times, inventory and more. Starting with sales, specifically, there was a 2.3% decline in average used commercial vehicle sales per dealership compared to the second quarter.

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Considering Automotive Technology Training? Find Out If A Tire Installer Role Is Right For You

Automotive Training Centre

When we think of the automotive industry, the first thing that comes to mind is the image of mechanics working under the hood of a car, their hands smeared with grease. However, the industry is so much more diverse than that. With the rise of technology and automation, numerous specialized roles cater to specific aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair.

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What’s driving aftermarket acquisitions

Auto Service World

It’s a healthy market for mergers and acquisitions, according to a new report that examined deals that have recently taken place in the United States. The U.S. automotive aftermarket is witnessing robust demand due to an aging car fleet, more … The post What’s driving aftermarket acquisitions appeared first on Auto Service World.

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The German Jet-Powered Luxury Air Taxi Is Gearing Up for the Middle East

autoevolution

Although we still have to wait a couple of years for the Lilium Pioneer Edition Jet, it's worth the wait. This eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) is one of the most innovative and promising offers in the emerging AAM (Advanced Air Mobility) market. Its German manufacturer now has five dealers confirmed globally. Other AAM companies might reach the finish line before Lilium, but the ( continue reading.

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Redefining Sales in the Modern Era: Trust, Information and Competitive Edge

AutoSuccess

In the age of digital transformation, the automotive industry is no exception to the rule that information is power. While the past relied on sales pitches and negotiation skills, today’s consumer seeks transparency, empowerment and knowledge. Dealerships that understand the fundamental shift are investing in digital tools like vehicle portfolios that serve as an evidence manual for each car in their inventory.

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The Institute for Automotive Business Excellence and Herzberg Smith & Co Merge to Accelerate Growth

Institute for Automotive Business Excellence

October 31, 2023 OGDEN, Utah – Cecil Bullard, Kent Bullard, Jimmy Lea, and The Institute for Automotive Business Excellence is proud to announce our merger with Michael Herzburg Smith and Herzberg Smith & Co. This is a significant milestone for both organizations; their combined offerings advance the automotive service industry with a full range of services to strengthen and empower both the owner and company.

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Powering Vehicles: Harnessing Solar Energy On-The-Go

Auto Service World

The age-old dream of a world with self-sustaining vehicles may soon come to fruition, thanks to innovations in solar technology. Vehicles powered or supplemented by the sun offer a tantalizing glimpse into a future of sustainable, eco-friendly transport. But what … The post Powering Vehicles: Harnessing Solar Energy On-The-Go appeared first on Auto Service World.

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“The Jeep of the Skies” Is a Game-Changer for Polar Scientific Research

autoevolution

Ultra is the name of a fully autonomous heavy-duty drone built to withstand the most challenging environmental conditions. It will prove its prowess at the beginning of next year in Antarctica during a research project for the British Antarctic Survey. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has embarked on a journey towards cleaner operations and increased efficiency.

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ASE Introduces EV Certification Vouchers and Safety Standards

Tire Review Magazine

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence ( ASE ) now has vouchers available for EV certification testing. ASE announced the creation of its electric vehicle technician and shop personnel electrical safety standards to minimize exposure to potential hazards of electrified vehicles (xEVs) and associated impacts. ASE said these standards were developed in conjunction with vehicle manufacturers, aftermarket personnel and other electric industry subject matter experts.

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Pro Files: The Mustang Barn

Eastwood

Long before the Ford Mustang was old enough to earn true classic status, it was simply a popular choice for driving enthusiasts ranging from style-conscious youth to muscle car fans. In 1976, barely a decade after the original pony car was released, Philadelphia-area enthusiasts were turning to Fred Glazier’s Mustang Barn for parts, service, and performance enhancements.

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KYB names new biz ops manager

Auto Service World

Patrick Smith has joined the KYB Aftermarket team as its new business operations manager. He will oversee sales and distribution center administrative functions, focusing on streamlining procedures and improving efficiencies. Smith spent ten years in the U.S. Army as an … The post KYB names new biz ops manager appeared first on Auto Service World.

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1979 Pontiac Trans Am Sitting in a Tight Garage Has Good News Under the Hood

autoevolution

1979 was a great year for the Firebird, with the Trans Am demand remaining strong. Pontiac produced over 211,000 Firebirds, with the Trans Am accounting for the lion's share with more than 117,000 units. The engine under the hood was the only option for this model year. The GM brand offered two choices – the famous Oldsmobile 403 and the Pontiac 400.

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Black Fleet Network Names Peer Advisory Committee

Automotive Fleet

Several familiar names in fleet management are a part of the Black Fleet Network inaugural Peer Advisory Committee, which will focus on fostering a more inclusive, dynamic, and innovative industry.

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Where the Road Ends and the Show Begins: The Road to AAPEX S2E10

Tire Review Magazine

There’s a magical alchemy in how we get to where we’re going. A dot on the map, a full tank of gas and the open road. We navigate the twists and turns and arrive at our destination. The automotive aftermarket, however, has turned that process into a science with distribution delivering the right part to the right place at the right time. When a shop needs a specific car part by the next day, or even within a few hours, they rely on an intricate network of distribution centers, delivery vehicles,

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The Alliance adds new VP

Auto Service World

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has promoted Justin Hebert to vice president of category management. He will take over the position as of November 1 and will oversee all passenger vehicles, light and medium duty along with the Alliance commercial … The post The Alliance adds new VP appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Short Bus Turned Camper Features an Open and Practical Layout, Is Now Available To Buy

autoevolution

Converting a vehicle into a camper is typically a long process, especially if you do it by yourself. Even if you plan everything out, you're always going to run into unexpected issues. That's why you should arm yourself with lots of patience and creativity to solve any problems that pop up. The camper I'm presenting today took a long three years to build, but the finished result is one worth sharing.

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CARFAX data shows many Americans are behind on car maintenance

Auto Remarketing

Many Americans are behind on vehicle maintenance such as regular oil changes and tire rotations, according to research from CARFAX. The company said information compiled from the alerts and service records of the 35 million vehicles in the CARFAX Car Care program showed 29% of those vehicles are behind on oil changes, 44% haven’t had their tires rotated as required, and about one on five car owners are behind on both services.

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Pininfarina pens a Zamboni as smooth as ice

Autoblog: Car News

Filed under: Design/Style , Green , Weird Car News Continue reading Pininfarina pens a Zamboni as smooth as ice Pininfarina pens a Zamboni as smooth as ice originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 30 Oct 2023 18:18:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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What to check out at AAPEX and SEMA

Auto Service World

Here’s your guide to some of the highlights at both Las Vegas shows The post What to check out at AAPEX and SEMA appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Ever Wonder Why a Sailing Yacht Can Fetch As Much as $42M? Perini's 47-M Has the Answers

autoevolution

There are countless superyacht designs out there, and sadly, most never make it onto international waters. However, when a brokerage firm like Northrop & Johnson puts a concept up for grabs, you can bet your bottom dollar that the dream will become reality. In the case of Perini Navi's 47-M, the ravishing hunk of floating haven we have before us, the dream will be real in around 2024.

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5 Characteristics of the Best Automotive Website Designs

AutoVitals

With so many individuals and companies promoting automotive website design, it can take time to sift through the noise and determine what is actually important when selecting a website provider for your auto repair shop. In this blog post, we will outline five of the most important aspects of automotive website design to keep in mind when selecting a website provider.

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Mitchell 1 Enhances TruckSeries with Quick ABS, Engine, and Transmission Identification

Mitchell 1

Introducing the latest enhancements to TruckSeries, designed to streamline truck diagnosis and repair. With Quick ABS, Engine, and Transmission Identification, this new feature assists technicians in locating and recognizing crucial identification tags. Learn how to utilize this new feature and save valuable time in the shop to ultimately boost revenue and productivity!