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Snap-on offers free European vehicle adapter kit in new summer promotion
July 23, 2015 by CARS Magazine

From now through to Aug. 31, Snap-on is offering a free European vehicle adapter kit worth $385 when you buy its European Vehicle Software. “The Snap-on European Vehicle Software summer promotion is the perfect time to get all of the

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What can we do about the technician shortage?
July 22, 2015 by CARS Magazine

As many in the automotive industry near retirement, there will be more jobs to fill than there are technicians to fill them. Although this has been known in our industry for a while, it seems the public is finally taking

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Dayco opens new distribution center in Memphis
July 22, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Dayco has opened a new distribution center in Memphis, Tenn. Dayco says its new 400,000-square-foot facility, located at 3530 East Raines Road, features state-of-the-art distribution and logistics technology, including a new Tier 1 warehouse management system. “Following months of research,

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Air Lift Company names Beau Montgomery as jobber development specialist
July 22, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Air Lift Company has named Beau Montgomery to the position of jobber development specialist. Montgomery has been professionally involved with Air Lift for the past 12 years in several positions including sales associate, dealer/installer and customer technical support representative. As

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Who dropped the ball?
July 21, 2015 by Murray Voth

Management Insights writer MURRAY VOTH says when we don’t act like professionals, there is a clear cost to our customers and to our own credibility.

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Magnum Gaskets by MSI wins Jasper Service Award
July 21, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Jasper Engines & Transmissions presented its 2015 Service Award to Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI) at its recent supplier conference. Winners were determined in a joint nominating effort between members of Jasper’s sourcing and buying staff members. Key considerations for

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AskPatty.com relaunches Certified Female Friendly Program
July 21, 2015 by CARS Magazine

AskPatty.com Inc. has announced a new phase in the ongoing evolution of its Certified Female Friendly Program, aimed at assisting automotive retailers in attracting and retaining women customers. “The industry has changed since this program launched back in 2006, and

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‘Garage Gurus’ center opens in Atlanta area
July 20, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Automotive repair professionals from across the Atlanta area attended last week’s grand opening of a “Garage Gurus” regional training center in Norcross, Atlanta. Garage Gurus is a nationwide technical education network established by global vehicle components supplier Federal-Mogul Motorparts to help

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Fram sweepstakes winner scores VIP treatment at UFC 189
July 20, 2015 by CARS Magazine

One lucky fan, Milly of Toms River, NJ, was randomly selected from more than 75,000 entries as the 2015 grand prize winner of Fram’s “Night Done Right” sweepstakes. Fram flew Milly to Las Vegas for an all-expenses paid trip to

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Snap-on adds Training Solutions videos to YouTube channel
July 17, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Snap-on has added Training Solutions videos to its YouTube channel, giving professional service technicians another opportunity to learn how to navigate the features and functionality of their Snap-on diagnostic tools. Training Solutions videos are available for Modis Ultra, Solus Edge, Solus

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Stuart Novak retires from Paulin & Co.
July 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Paulin & Co. (Papco), a division of The Hillman Group Canada ULC, is announcing the retirement of its automotive aftermarket sales manager, Stuart Novak. Mr. Novak has enjoyed 51 years in sales in the Automotive Aftermarket industry, by first starting

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J.D. Power acquires NADA’s Used Car Guide
July 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

J.D. Power has completed its acquisition of NADA’s Used Car Guide. This is an investment that brings together Power Information Network (PIN) from J.D. Power, which combines advanced analytics of new- and used-vehicle retail sales and pricing data, with the