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August 1, 2017

Top Stories

Automotive Service

Federal-Mogul bestows Garage Gurus scholarships

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul Motorparts has awarded a dozen $2,500 tuition scholarships on behalf of its Garage Gurus technical education network to students enrolled in accredited post-secondary automotive technology schools.

Automotive Service

Women in Auto Care seek nominations for awards

BETHESDA, Md. — Women in Auto Care is accepting nominations for its Automotive Communications Awards, which honor advertising and marketing efforts of companies and agencies that provide automotive information to consumers and professionals.

Automotive Service

Muzzolini joins YourMechanic as CTO

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — YourMechanic Inc., the mobile car repair network, has hired software development veteran Russ Muzzolini as chief technology officer.

Automotive Service

Snap-on redesigns Hofmann website

CONWAY, Ark. — Snap-on Inc. has redesigned the website of its Hofmann Equipment business to showcase its wheel service products better, the company said.

Automotive Service

Monro to acquire 20 more auto repair stores

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has struck a pair of deals to acquire 20 auto repair stores in the U.S. Midwest, including eight operated by a Car-X Tire & Auto franchisee.

Automotive Service

Tenn. shop owner Ponder wins CCPN scholarship

BETHESDA, Md. — Brian Ponder, owner of Ponder Auto Repair in Johnson City, Tenn., has won a scholarship to the University of the Aftermarket's Leadership 2.0 program.

Automotive Service

Gateway breaks ground on D/C in Ala.

DOTHAN, Ala. — Gateway Tire & Service Center will invest $11 million to build a 200,000-sq.-ft. tire distribution center in Dothan at the Westgate Industrial Park.

Automotive Service

Sullivan Tire launches redesigned website

NORWELL, Mass. — Sullivan Tire and Auto Service has redesigned its website with responsive web design technology, making it compatible with all mobile devices.

Automotive Service

ASA-Colorado names executive director

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

Factory Fixes

Source of Saab's ticking may be in exhaust manifold

Some 2008-09 9-7X models with 4.2-liter engines may emit a ticking sound from the engine compartment. When you open the hood, take a close look at the exhaust manifold.

Dan Marinucci

Yes, some motorists do repeat costly mistakes

Tire dealers and service shop operators cannot be responsible for some customers' costly calamities. The reason is that some motorists are and always will be clueless about proper vehicle care.

New Products

Innova unveils on-board diagnostic tool line

Bosch debuts automatic A/C recovery machine