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If you have access to a Tech 2, reflashing is probably familiar to you. But you don't need one to add reflashing to your shop's repertoire; you don't even need a scan tool. But you do need special knowledge and a penchant for following instructions.
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Reflashing Isn’t Just for Driveability
April 1, 2010 by Andrew Ross

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Tire Industry Veterans Leading North America’s Largest Tire Show
March 31, 2010 by Auto Service World

A trio of industry veterans will lead the International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) event this September. Ray Evans, former executive vice president with Titan International, Inc., an off-the-road and farm tire company, will serve as conference chairman, and Hank

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Performance Flexplate For Chrysler Internally Balanced Engines
March 31, 2010 by Auto Service World

A new flexplate from TCI offers strength and reliability for high performance Chrysler 318-440 c.i. engines with six-bolt crankshafts. The classic 318-440 c.i. six-bolt crankshaft powerplants respond well to performance additions. To complement these performance gains, engineers at TCI have

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Early Bird Registration for the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium
March 31, 2010 by Auto Service World

Registering by April 1 could save you $200 on the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS). GAAS 2010, in Chicago, Ill., is a prime opportunity to learn about the future of the industry. This year, GAAS explores the theme: “Aftermarket Next:

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First Canadian Program Will Test Prius Plug-In
March 30, 2010 by Auto Service World

Toyota Canada Inc. announced the first phase of a national Canadian partnership for real-world demonstrations of the all-new Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicle (Prius PHV). Compared to traditional hybrids, the Prius PHV has the ability to recharge its newly developed

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TMC, Mazda Agree to Hybrid System Technology License
March 30, 2010 by Auto Service World

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) have reached an agreement on the supply under license of hybrid technology used in the Toyota Prius. Leveraging this agreement, Mazda plans to combine the hybrid system with its next-generation SKY

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Mahle Clevite Inc. Introduces eLearning Course on Gaskets
March 30, 2010 by Auto Service World

 Mahle Clevite Inc. recently added a new course on Victor Reinz gaskets to its eLearning curriculum. The new course covers the features and benefits of Victor Reinz gaskets and offers automotive and engine-rebuilding professionals the necessary tools to master sealing

Aftermarket supply chain efficiency must continously improve to ensure it remains competitive. A joint webinar kicks off an AAIA initiave. Image: Delphi
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Aftermarket Supply Chain Kick-Off Webinar April 1
March 24, 2010 by Auto Service World

In order for the automotive aftermarket to continue to make good on its promise to the service sector, and to fend off competition, it must continue to get ever more efficient. With this in mind, aftermarket supply chain experts and

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Chrysler to develop electric vehicle for U.S. market
March 24, 2010 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Business Review is reporting Chrysler has announced plans to engineer and produce a pure electric vehicle based on the Fiat 500 platform for the U.S. market, and demonstrates the benefits of the alliance between Chrysler group and the

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Delphi SP Compressors Expand Coverage, Reduce SKUs
March 23, 2010 by Auto Service World

Delphi aftermarket and OE engineers have applied their innovative SP compressor technology, used by major OEMs around the world, and engineered them to fit late model applications for the aftermarket. Delphi’s new compressors fit popular domestic and import applications, such

AASA president and COO Steve Handshuh says that the quality message is important for the success of the aftermarket.
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Parts Supplier Driven Awareness Campaign Moving Ahead
March 19, 2010 by Auto Service World

Automotive aftermarket supplier members of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) have committed to the next steps in the association’s industry awareness and education campaign, “Know Your Parts.” At the third annual AASA Vision Conference, the association’s membership meeting, was

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Wells Diagnostic Video Covers Starter Solenoid Function, Replacement
March 18, 2010 by Auto Service World

The Technical Services team of Wells Manufacturing has released a comprehensive new training video covering the operation, diagnosis and replacement of automotive starter solenoids. Developed in response to a significant number of customer inquiries, the seven-minute “Starter Solenoid Function and