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Service Adviser Pay Program Tips That Work

If you are looking to drive up your profits, you need to ensure you have service advisers that have the right attitude, aptitude and ethics. They will need to have the natural talent to sell, they will need to be well trained, and they will need to have...

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Should Your Shop Be Open December 26th?

Merry Christmas! What? Christmas? Yup, it’s not that far away, and if you haven’t looked at the calendar it falls on Thursday this year. So what? Well, if you’re a shop owner you will probably give little thought about the Friday after Christmas...

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Employee Behavior Outside Of Your Shop

I got a call the other day from a fellow shop owner who needed to vent. He runs a big shop and gives his techs a lunch break every day from noon till 1:00 p.m. His techs got into the habit of going to the local mall and hanging out in the parking lot;...

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Kia: Uncovering Unperformed Maintenance

While some vehicle problems will motivate the customer to make an appointment, an equal amount of Kia repair opportunities will be discovered as the vehicle is being serviced. If you’re not already doing so, always encourage your customers to keep...

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The Evolving Oil Change Market

The only constant in the oil change business is change itself, especially if you’re trying to maintain an inventory of engine oil for all makes and models of vehicles. Since Volkswagen began ­requiring application-specific engine oil in the mid-1990s,...

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Fixing Subaru Transmission Noise

Courtesy of ALLDATA In cold temperatures, thermal contraction causes a shrinking of the transmission case. In high temperatures, thermal expansion causes the case to expand. These temperature changes affect the amount of pre-load on the transfer...

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How Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Work?

Dual clutch transmissions are like ­having two manual transmissions shifting together while being controlled like an automatic transmission. This is the transmission of the future because it is lighter than an automatic and is just as ­efficient...

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Alignment Spec: 2005-2013 Ford Mustang

In 2005, Ford introduced a new Mustang with an all-new platform and clean-sheet design. While the formula of a live axle rear and MacPherson strut front end were the same from the previous model, Ford refined the design. These changes make for a vehicle...

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Toyota Synergy Drive Hybrid Brake Job

Making its debut in 1997, Toyota’s Synergy Drive has been used in the Prius, Camry and offered on almost all Lexus models since 2006. Below are some of the basic rules of the road and some fixes that may come in handy when performing a brake job...

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TPMS: Weighing The Options

By Sean Phillips, Contributing Writer As a former technician who has dealt with the incredibly wide range and variety of OE tire pressure sensors that shops need to cover, using one of the newest aftermarket systems that can cover the vast majority...

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Making Money Servicing TPMS

If a vehicle leaves your shop with the TPMS light on or flashing, you could be fined upwards of $10,000. Every vehicle since 2008 has been equipped with TPMS in accordance to new government regulations, so this monitoring system has grown rapidly in population...

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Atlas Copco Included in Top 10 of Newsweek’s Sustainability Ranking

Atlas Copco has been ranked seventh by Newsweek Green Rankings, one of the world’s foremost corporate environmental rankings of the 500 largest publicly traded, global companies by market capitalization. Newsweek Green Rankings uses data from Bloomberg’s...

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Diagnostic Dilemmas

I was called last fall by a client who owns a heavy-duty diesel shop to diagnose a no-cranking condition on his father-in-law’s 2006 Chevrolet...Read More

 

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Gumout Performance Additives has announced the complete redesign of www.Gumout.com. The new website was constructed to align with the brand’s science-focused...Read More

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CARDONE Industries has announced full-line coverage for hybrid vehicles built between 2005 and 2013. The company now offers more than 1,100 reman and new...Read More

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The Automotive Aftermarket division of the Gates Corp. has announced an official partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), through which...Read More

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Five students from Idaho planning careers in automotive and the heavy-duty aftermarket industries received scholarships through the Global Automotive Aftermarket...Read More

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The Bosch Community Fund, along with the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Business Division, has established a $100,000 fund for the University of the Aftermarket...Read More

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AMALIE Motor Oil has announced it will increase its presence in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) by expanding its contingency program to include...Read More

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Stertil-Koni, a leader in heavy-duty vehicle lifts — notably bus lifts, truck lifts and U.S. Military vehicle lifts — recently announced that adjustable...Read More

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Through its Welcome Station automotive software solution, greater Philadelphia-based BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY has powered mobile technology aimed at making it...Read More

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If you are looking to drive up your profits, you need to ensure you have service advisers that have the right attitude, aptitude and...Read More

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Merry Christmas! What? Christmas? Yup, it’s not that far away, and if you haven’t looked at the calendar it falls on Thursday this year. So...Read More
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Gumout Performance Additives Launches New Website

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Kaeser Compressors Offers Compact Refrigerated Dryers

Kaeser Compressors has released a new line of refrigerated dryers for use with rotary compressors up to 40 hp. Kaeser’s Kryosec TAH-TCH series of refrigerated dryers feature the best in German engineering...More

Toyota: Fixing Prius HID Headlamp Problems

High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs are unlike halogen light bulbs, which simply stop working at the end of their useful life. HID bulbs nearing their service end-of-life may flicker or intermittently...More

Hyundai Posts Record-Selling Start to Year

Hyundai Motor America posted its best July ever and the best opening seven-month period in its 28-year history. July sales of 67,011 were up 1.5% versus the same period a year ago. The Sonata had...More

How Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Work?

Dual clutch transmissions are like ­having two manual transmissions shifting together while being controlled like an automatic transmission. This is the transmission of the future because it is lighter...More

Alignment Spec: 2005-2013 Ford Mustang

In 2005, Ford introduced a new Mustang with an all-new platform and clean-sheet design. While the formula of a live axle rear and MacPherson strut front end were the same from the previous model, Ford...More

Patented EVAP Leak Detection from MotorVac

MotorVac’s patented Cool Smoke does not use a heat source to generate its UV dye-enhanced smoke. No heat source means the machine produces a high-density smoke immediately. Cool Smoke does not require...More

Ensure Maximum Durability with Valspar Fast Prep Concrete Cleaner

The first step in a successful concrete-coating project, according to the company, is to apply new Valspar Fast Prep All-in-One Concrete Cleaner. Valspar Fast Prep allows for the best possible finish by...More