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November 20, 2018
    

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Auto Industry

New safety systems may double repair costs in minor incidents, AAA study shows

DETROIT New advanced safety systems slowly are becoming more ubiquitous across the auto industry, but new research from car club AAA Inc. indicates that the benefits may come at a price, even in minor incidents.

Automotive Service

TIA offering self-funded health-care insurance program

LAS VEGAS The Tire Industry Association introduced a self-funded health-care insurance benefit during the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association show, addressing one of its membership's top concerns

PODCAST: Handling recalls

So how should you handle a recall when a customer brings it to your attention? In this week's episode of Tire Talk, automotive service experts Pam Oakes and Peter Sudek offer some tips on dealing with the issue.

Automotive Service

Pep Boys expanding tire installation nationally for Amazon customers

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. Icahn Automotive Group's Pep Boys retail network will expand its ship-to-store tire installation relationship with Amazon.com Inc. nationally to its nearly 1,000 locations.

Automotive Service

Midas International franchisee Judd Shader wins IFA award

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. The International Franchise Association (IFA) recently awarded Midas International franchisee Judd Kyle Shader with the Midas Franchisee of the Year Award for 2018.

Automotive Service

Valvoline completes acquisition of Oil Changers in Canada

LEXINGTON, Ky. Valvoline Inc. has completed the acquisition of the business assets of Oil Changers Inc., which has 31 franchised quick lube centers in Ontario.

Auto Industry

AAPEX 2018: Conti adopting 'OE Technology Series' as aftermarket ID

LAS VEGAS Continental A.G. is dropping "ContiTech" as a brand name for its line of aftermarket drive system components in North America, opting instead to align these products under the "OE Technology Series" name used internationally.

Automotive Service

AAPEX 2018: KYB's Strut-Plus receives aftermarket honor

LAS VEGAS The Import Vehicle Community of the Auto Care Association has named KYB Americas Corp.'s Strut-Plus as the winner of the 2018 Best Overall Import Product Line, during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).

Factory Fixes

Sensitive door obstruction detection keeps Chrysler minivan's sliding door from closing

The power sliding door on some 2008 Chrysler Caravan and Town & Country minivans may begin to close, then reverse direction as if there is an obstruction in the door opening.

Dan Marinucci

Tracking productivity, efficiency boosts morale, profits

Tracking shop productivity and technician efficiency is intrinsically valuable to all automotive service providers.

New Products

Tenneco adds 39 part numbers to Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies

SEMA 2018: Brembo launches high-performance monobloc caliper

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