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Leveraging Your Local Community as a Repair Shop Marketing Tactic

RepairPal

Let’s explore a strategy that benefits your local community and can also significantly boost your repair shop’s visibility and reputation: community involvement. Engaging with your local community can serve as […] The post Leveraging Your Local Community as a Repair Shop Marketing Tactic appeared first on RepairPal Shops Blog: Modern Shop Owner.

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How to Maximize Your Earning Potential After Hybrid and Electrical Mechanic Training

Automotive Training Centre

With the world moving towards sustainable energy and tilting towards wholesale adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles in furtherance of environmental goals, your skills and training as a hybrid and electrical vehicle mechanic can guarantee a fulfilling, rewarding, and future-proof career in the automotive industry. While a hybrid and electrical vehicle mechanic career offers stable earnings, it offers several opportunities to advance your career and boost your earnings.

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Remote work is up. So is miles travelled. How?

Auto Service World

Despite remote and hybrid work being an option for a chunk of the working population, the amount of time driving behind the wheel hasn’t fallen by the wayside. DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reported gasoline consumption to have passed pre-pandemic levels. And … The post Remote work is up. So is miles travelled. How? appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Spotting Brake System Failures By Inspecting The Old Pads

Tomorrow's Technician

We were moving around a 2016 Kia Soul in the Brake & Front End Garage for a video shoot. All of a sudden, the right rear wheel locked up solid. The diagnostic minds in the garage started to come up with a cause based on what we were seeing. The people standing around blamed the parking brake, ABS isolation solenoids and even the brake line developing an internal flap restriction.

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Essential Features in Automotive Scheduling Software

BayIQ

In automotive service, customer satisfaction and timely services are crucial for success. To keep up with customers' increasing expectations, auto shops have started implementing scheduling software to improve their operations.

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Job Outlook: What Students in Auto Mechanic School Can Expect

Automotive Training Centre

The automotive industry is undergoing significant changes with the advent of electric vehicles (EVs), autonomous driving technology, and increased emphasis on sustainability. These advancements mean that the skill set required for auto mechanics is also changing. Mechanics now need to be adept in traditional mechanical repairs and understanding and repairing electronic systems and advanced technologies.

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Jeremy Clarkson Is Too 'Unfit and Fat and Old' to Be Doing The Grand Tour Anymore

autoevolution

This does feel like the end of an era or, to be more specific, the end of a certain TV era tailor-made for auto enthusiasts. Both Top Gear and The Grand Tour are over. Confirmation from the BBC that Top Gear wouldn't return on the small screen after host Freddie Flin. ( continue reading.

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1998 Jaguar XJR Cooling Fan Conversion

Meister Werks European & Import

1998 Jaguar XJR Cooling Fan Conversion The other day we started on a 3d printing project for a customer’s 1998 Jaguar XJR Cooling Fan Conversion. One of the customer’s radiator cooling fans stopped working and the engine started to overheat. The fan assembly from Jaguar were quoted between $1100 and $1400 (for 2 fans and the shroud) We told the customer that there was a second option.

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What you can and can’t repair on a flat tire

Tire Review Magazine

You never want to turn customers away for anything, especially if they need help with something tire-repair-related. However, sometimes tires are damaged beyond repair, which means you may have to recommend a new one or set for your customer. So, how do you know when you can and can’t repair a flat tire? Flat tires and tire damage can be a real thorn in the side for customers.

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Tesla's $25k Compact Affordable Model '2' Comes Out From Behind the CGI Curtain

autoevolution

A few years ago, no one would have dreamed of seeing Tesla models cost less than $100k. Nowadays, even the flagship 1,020-horsepower Plaids sit comfortably below that major threshold. Before any incentives, you can buy a Tesla Model S Plaid for $89,990 at home in America. Even the Model X Plaid is not too far – at $95k. In fact, the current most. ( continue reading.

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Price declines slowing in wholesale market, accelerating in retail

Auto Remarketing

While the groundhog hasn’t delivered his forecast yet, it seems spring might be on the way in the wholesale car market. Used-vehicle prices were down again as January ended, but the pace of depreciation is decelerating, according to the latest report from Black Book. “For three consecutive weeks, the overall wholesale market has exhibited a slowdown, with reduced depreciation rates recorded in both the car and truck segments,” the report said.

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Tesla Recalls Almost Every Car It's Sold In The US

Jalopnik

Tesla has issued a recall for almost every car it sold in the U.S. because of illegible warning lights. The massive recall affects more than 2 million cars and follows a similarly huge recall that hit almost every car Tesla has sold in China. Great start to 2024. Read more.

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Yokohama Rubber to supply OE tires for the 2025 Subaru Forester

Tire Review Magazine

The Yokohama Rubber Co. said that it is supplying its GeoLandar G91 tires as original equipment (OE) to Subaru Corporation for use on the automaker’s new SUV, the 2025 Forester (US model), which was unveiled in November. The SUV is being fitted with 225/60R17 99H size tires. Yokohama said these GeoLandar G91 tires being supplied on the new Forester employ a highly rigid carcass, allowing them to demonstrate agile steering stability that befits the Forester.

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Moto Guzzi V9 Morning Glory Is What Happens to Unsuspecting Italian Bikes in Texas

autoevolution

Under the leadership of Alan Stulberg, the folks over at Revival Cycles have garnered attention far and wide with their two-wheeled masterpieces. Manufacturers are sure to take notice when your custom bikes are as popular as those built by Revival, and that can result in some very intriguing commissions. For an excellent case in point, you should look no further than the breathtaking one-off they refer to as Morning Glory.

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The True Cost of a Professional Restoration

Eastwood

There’s a reason so many people choose to restore a classic vehicle on their own. Spoiler alert: it’s not usually for the pure joy of it. Fact is, a proper restoration takes not only time, space, and tons of skill, but also countless tools and equipment. And all of that still requires money. So, for those with more time and tools than money, performing your own restoration might be the only option.

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Tesla Cybertruck’s Aero Wheel Covers Are Chewing Up The Custom Tires, Will Likely Get Redesigned

Jalopnik

The Tesla Cybertruck is probably the most controversial vehicle launched in a decade due to its overall absurdity, and now that absurdity is causing wheel covers to inflict significant damage to this nearly 7,000 pound truck’s custom tires. This electric truck’s aero wheel covers have an unusual design that actually… Read more.

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Thousands of Mustang Mach-Es Are Piling Up on Dealer Lots, and Ford Wants Them Gone

autoevolution

Ford is among the legacy carmakers having a hard time trying to find buyers for its electric vehicles. Faced with thousands of unsold EVs on dealer lots, the Blue Oval is now encouraging its dealers to rent out the Mustang Mach-E. Ford's electric pickup, the F-150 Lightning, is also a tough sell, with thousands of units on dealer lots. Unless you're Tesla, selling EVs in the US is not the easiest thing to do.

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Perfectly Restored 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Flaunts Rare Factory Option

autoevolution

The Chevrolet Chevelle debuted in 1963 as the company's first competitor in the emerging midsize market. And while it became GM's bread-and-butter intermediate, it also became a part of the muscle car wars. Chevrolet launched a beefed-up SS model as early as 19. ( continue reading.

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5 Secrets That Could Make Tesla's Next-Gen EVs Codenamed 'Redwood' Unstoppable

autoevolution

Tesla confirmed that its Gen-3 platform underpinning next-generation EVs should be ready next year. The EV maker will build at least two models based on this architecture, and the first will be a compact EV codenamed Redwood, which will become Tesla's most affordable EV. Here's everything you should know about Tesla Redwood. Tesla has been playing with the idea of producing an affordable electric vehicle that everyone could buy. ( continue reading.

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Ford Has No Chance To Sell EVs Unless It Gets Rid of Its Dealership Network

autoevolution

No legacy carmaker can sell electric vehicles profitably, although everyone expected this to be easy. The culprit seems to be the outdated sales model that puts dealerships in charge of EV adoption. Instead of doing so, there is plenty of evidence showing how dealers actively sabotaged EV programs, making carmakers lose money and struggle to sell their electric cars.

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This 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 Is a Collector-Grade Example Offered at No Reserve

autoevolution

The C8 generation Chevy Corvette is better than ever. It boasts exotic looks, a mid-engine layout, and doesn't break the bank for what is essentially a supercar. With its 490 hp or 495 hp with the performance exhaust system or Z1 Package 6.2L V8 and the ability to sprint to 60 mph (. ( continue reading.

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New Ford Crown Victoria Revives Lincoln's Continental as a V8-Powered Digital Land Yacht

autoevolution

Trucks, SUVs, and crossovers may dominate the US automotive market, but that doesn't mean passenger cars are going down without a fight. Let's take their 2023 performance as an example. Last year, the sales tally showed the first seven spots across the best-selling list were covered by the Ford F-Series, Chevy Silverado, Ram pickups, Toyota RAV4, Tesla Model Y, Honda CR-V, and GMC Sierra – all trucks and CUVs.

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Europe Working on Tech to Retrofit Aircraft Engines to Run on Hydrogen

autoevolution

The aviation industry is rushing full throttle toward a future when fossil fuels will no longer be used as intensely as they are today, and the industry as a whole will be a lot greener. There are many avenues of research to reach this goal, and news of one that may be a game-changer comes from all the way in Europe. Several airplane and engine makers are currently researching ways to make the existing powerplants run of Sustainable Aviat. ( continue reading.

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Ram ProMaster Camper Van Is a Stunning Tiny Home/Office on Wheels With a Hidden Shower

autoevolution

Living in a mobile home is all about exploring the outdoors, having fun, and enjoying life. However, not all people have the luxury of not worrying about how to afford this lifestyle. What I mean is that, despite embarking on a mobile adventure, most van dwellers still do remote work. And if you work on a daily basis, you need a comfortable setup. That's one of the perks of the camper van I'm checking out today, one of the latest projects made by Mountaineer Vanworks.

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Spectacular Carinae Yacht With Unconventional Hull Joins Oceano's Simply Custom Collection

autoevolution

In an attempt to offer prospective clients a simplified, more streamlined approach to yacht design and a shorter construction time, world-renowned luxury yacht builder Oceano has introduced the Simply Custom Collection, a range of semi-custom superyachts that combine the yard's proven naval platform with innovative designs from the best studios across the world and endless customization options.

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1963 Impala 409/400 Four-Speed: Restored and Ready To Rock and Roll (for the Right Price)

autoevolution

The Impala debuted as a trim level for the 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air and leveled up to a standalone model in the following year. In 1961, the SS package broke ground, hand in hand with the fabled 409-cubic-incher (6.7-liter) eight-cylinder big-block. While short-lived, the iconic motor left a performance legacy, especially when coupled with the SS badge.

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This Modified Neon Green Rivian R1T Is a Tradesperson's Dream Electric Work Truck

autoevolution

Rivian's R1T is a battery-electric pickup truck that, in Gen Z terms, just slaps. It does almost everything right. Power, storage, charging, comfort, sound system, bed outlets for tailgating, air compressor, you name it! This EV has nearly everything you may want or need. But it can get even better and more useful. Here's how. An Australian company saw the Rivian R1T and thought it could serve as more than just a fancy zero-emis. ( continue reading.

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Digital Kia EVx Sports Car Started Its Life as an Unsuspecting Lotus Emira ICE Coupe

autoevolution

Back in December 2020, Hyundai and Kia announced the modular, dedicated E-GMP architecture, and we were sure that the Ioniq genesis had finally begun. Well, as it turns out, there was also a significant amount of Kia EVs in the making. Time has passed quickly, and three years la. ( continue reading.

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This Adorable Home on Wheels Is a Stylishly Restored Alfa Romeo T10 "Autotutto" Camper Van

autoevolution

Today's camper vans offer luxury and premium comfort and are designed to meet the demands of the most demanding adventurous travelers, but for some outdoor enthusiasts, nothing is more appealing than the classic look of a vintage camper. With their charming design characterized by soft lines, panoramic windows, and beautiful interiors, old-school campers are a growing trend for outdoor fun.

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5 Coolest American Vehicles From the Dreaded Malaise Era

autoevolution

Though the Malaise era can be described as a mini-dark age for American design, the dreadful period gave birth to some awesome models that have now reached legendary status. Generally used to depict American-built vehicles marketed from 1973 to 1983, the Malaise era was, in many ways, a. ( continue reading.

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1970 Chevy K5 Blazer Sells for the Price of 3 Dodge Charger Scat Packs, Plus Some Change

autoevolution

You could argue that comparing a Chevrolet SUV from the old days with some of the meanest muscle on the road today isn't exactly fair, not even when the only thing being compared is price. But I think it's one of the best ways to grasp what the sums of money spent at auction for certain vehicles mean in today's world. Case in point, this.

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5 Types of Camper Vans: How To Choose the Best Van for a Tiny Home Conversion

autoevolution

Choosing the right base vehicle is one of the most important steps in making a camper conversion. And there isn't any one-size-fits-all solution – you need to figure out your exact needs and wants, budget, and purpose for the camper, and you start from there. Today, I want to make things easier for you by making a list of the main types of vehicles that can be converted, along with some pros and cons for each.

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4WD Drag Race Frustration: 650-HP Ferrari Wagon v 2.4-Ton Bentley Continental GT Speed

autoevolution

Ferrari isn’t the weekend-regular attendant at 440-yard events, but it makes a guest star appearance occasionally. That’s something it has in common with another European brand – Bentley, which is equally moderate in putting on the track shoes and going for a sprint. Leave it to the Germans to arrange a duel between the two. And we’re not talking about just any Ferrari or Bentley (as if those two na. ( continue reading.

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Cheap and Compact 2025 Tesla 'Redwood' EV Gets Imagined as a Model Y Crossover Sibling

autoevolution

The American automaker and energy company Tesla had a field year in 2023 – they launched the international version of the Tesla Model 3 sedan, conquered the world with the Model Y crossover, and finally introduced the eagerly awaited Cybertruck at home. They are basically attacking the legacy automakers from all directions, save one. With the Tes. ( continue reading.

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1967 Corvette L88 Is the Only Matching Numbers Coupe Left Alive; Better Bring a Banker

autoevolution

In 1967, the Corvette family welcomed a new member in its midst, although nobody wanted to talk about it: the L88, which wasn’t advertised anywhere in official Chevrolet literature. Zora Duntov, the brainiac behind Corvette’s most fanatical performing variants, decided that GM’s ban on racing wasn’t doing the sportscar any good and simply ignored it.

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Cube Series Trailer Is Finally Here and Aims To Change the Camper Game Forever. Will It?

autoevolution

In late 2023, one of America's newest off-grid and off-road habitat manufacturers, Cube Series, unveiled what they had been working on for the past months to years. It's simply called the Trailer, and now, we get to see it in the flesh. Folks, the name Cube Series is rather fresh if we compare them to industry giants, the likes of Winnebago, Airstream, and several others.

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Tesla Is Preparing a New Software 'Recall' To Change the Indicator Icon Sizes

autoevolution

Tesla is preparing a new voluntary software "recall" to change the size of some indicator icons. The change has been agreed with the NHTSA after the agency found that some icons don't always comply with the size requirements. The update will be sent to all vehicles delivered in the US and doesn't affect other vehicle functions. Tesla fans have always resented using the term recall for a mod. ( continue reading.

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