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CarMD releases latest ranking of U.S. car repair costs
August 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

    California drivers pay the most and Vermont drivers pay the least for repairs of issues related to the ‘check-engine light’ (CEL), according to an annual study that ranks the cost of repairs across the United States. The survey,

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GF-6: a significant upgrade to legacy fluids
August 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  The new specification represents a significant upgrade to legacy fluids, allowing service providers to give their customers more confidence in their engine protection. By Allan Janssen The latest oil specification, which made its debut in May, was eight years in

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Techs in a time crunch
August 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  By Allan Janssen John Waraniak pulls no punches when he talks about the impact of advanced automotive technology on the automotive aftermarket. Armed with dozens of arresting slides in his presentation deck, the vice president of vehicle technology for

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Techs in a time crunch
August 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Report suggests the rapid pace of changing technology is straining automotive technicians.

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APC completes restructuring with reduced debt
July 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

APC Automotive Technologies, together with certain of its subsidiaries, has successfully implemented a debt restructuring plan. The move was set out in the Restructuring Support Agreement with its asset-based lenders, term loan lenders, and significant equity holders, following the company’s

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TIA releases latest TPMS chart
July 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has made available for purchase its latest Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Relearn Chart, featuring model years 2009 to 2020. The TPMS Relearn chart is divided into two sections: domestic and imported vehicles, with vehicles

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Getting real help in real time
July 15, 2020 by Diane Freeman

If you’re struggling to repair a vehicle because you can’t find the right service information, get in touch with us. We can help!

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Are you doing what the best shop owners are doing?
July 14, 2020 by Bob Greenwood

  By Bob Greenwood, AMAM Do you sometimes worry about the financial stability of your business? You might have reason to if a significant number of your shop customers aren’t paying their statements in full each month, or are actually

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AAPEX judges to pick shop owner, tech, service advisor of the year
July 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Nominations are open for a trio of awards to be presented at the 2020 Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. A panel of judges will name the Shop Owner of the Year the Service Advisor of the Year

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Commentary: The quality alternative
July 8, 2020 by Zara Wishloff

The aftermarket has to regain its reputation for being the best solution to automotive problems.

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Mahle releases new vehicle sanitizing unit
July 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mahle Aftermarket has added a new product for the hygienic sanitization of passenger cars, buses, and commercial vehicles to its service unit range. The new OzonePRO is likely to be of particular interest to car rental companies and logistics service

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Code Clearing: Finding the solution in the fine print
July 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Jordan Coseni There’s a reason a lot of technicians dread having to diagnose emissions-related failures on light duty diesel trucks and vans. These vehicles can send confusing signals, and codes can be difficult to clear. Over the past year