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July 18, 2017

Top Stories

Automotive Service

CCC: Majority of vehicles needed some repair

BETHESDA, Md. — The majority of vehicles inspected during recent community car care events needed some type of maintenance or repair service, according to the Car Care Council.

Auto Industry

Survey: Brakes are most common problem with lemons

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Two-thirds of lemon cars started to show symptoms of problems within one month of purchase, with brake problems as the most commonly reported issue, according to a YourMechanic survey.

Automotive Service

Monroe 'Quick $10' strut promo rewards counter sales

MONROE, Mich. — Tenneco Inc. is offering service shop counter professionals incentives for each pair of qualifying Monroe Quick-Strut replacement assemblies sold during the "Quick $10 Benefits" promotion, running through Aug. 31.

Automotive Service

Keytroller debuts fleet management software

TAMPA, Fla. — Keytroller L.L.C. has developed an advanced fleet management software called Infomatics.

Automotive Service

Hunter launches redesigned website

ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. has redesigned its website, placing greater emphasis on its local teams and products.

Automotive Service

ASA welcomes new affiliate

NORWELL, Mass.—The Automotive Service Association has welcomed a new affiliate, ASA-Massachusetts/Rhode Island (ASA-MA.RI).

Automotive Service

ASA books 2018 meeting at Walt Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Automotive Service Association will hold its 2018 Annual Business Meeting & Conference May 2-6 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando.

Automotive Service

Nominations for 'Women of the Year' awards due Sept. 1

BETHESDA, Md. — Women in Auto Care is accepting nominations for the annual Women of the Year Awards, which include Auto Care Woman of the Year, Female Shop Owner of the Year and Auto Care Woman of Excellence.

Automotive Service

ASA-Colorado names executive director

DENVER — Julie Massaro has joined the Automotive Service Association as executive director of ASA-Colorado.

Automotive Service

AMi offers discounts to trade group members

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) is offering 20-percent discounts for its suite of online courses to members of "participating industry repair associations."

Automotive Service

ACA elects new executive committee members

BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association has elected eight of its members to serve one-year terms on the ACA Executive Committee, effective July 1.

Factory Fixes

Detached gearshift cable may be Ford Focus' ailment

Owners of 2005-06 Focus models with MTX-75 manual gearboxes may complain that it's difficult or impossible to put the car into gear.

Dan Marinucci

Simple steps for preserving costly test leads

Several simple steps may help your service personnel preserve costly diagnostic test leads. Here's how.

New Products

E-Zoil unveils natural hand cleaner

Centric Parts releases steering, suspension catalog