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October 10, 2017

Top Stories

Automotive Service

Matco Tools to donate merchandise proceeds to cancer fund

STOW, Ohio — Matco Tools, a division of Fortiv Corp., has launched its Tools for the Cause program to support breast cancer research.

Automotive Service

Denso to expand Maryville facility

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Denso Corp., a maker of automotive systems and components, is expanding its U.S. footprint with a $1 billion investment in its Maryville, Tenn., facility.

Automotive Service

Best business practices for automotive service shop owners

Do you regularly talk to your staff? Do they know your expectations of them? What sets your shop apart from your competition? Do you sell service, tires or both? Do you have a 1, 10- and 20-year plan for your business? Automotive service experts Pam Oakes and Peter Sudak share some valuable tips on the best business practices for shop owners in our inaugural Tire Talk podcast.

Auto Industry

AAPEX to examine impact of technology on aftermarket

LAS VEGAS — The impact of technology on the automotive aftermarket industry will be examined and discussed at a number of special events on tap at this year's Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo in Las Vegas.

Automotive Service

AAPEX backers reviewing security protocols

LAS VEGAS — The co-owners of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo in Las Vegas are reviewing the security protocols for this year's show, which runs Oct. 31-Nov. 3, in light of the shooting spree that took place there this past week.

Automotive Service

Mitchell 1 awards SuperTech grand champion

ORLANDO, Fla. — Mitchell Repair Information Co. L.L.C. has awarded the winner of the Technology & Maintenance Council's SuperTech 2017 National Technician Skills Competition with a year's subscription to its TruckSeries software.

Automotive Service

Virginia Tire oil changes support Intl. Justice Mission

FAIRFAX, Va. — Virginia Tire & Auto will donate a portion of proceeds from oil changes at its 13 locations, through June 2018, to the International Justice Mission.

Automotive Service

ACA asks USTR to identify counterfeit auto parts platforms

BETHESDA, Md. — The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative should relist the e-commerce platform Alibaba and its subsidiaries Taobao and AliExpress as notorious markets that facilitate the sale of counterfeit auto parts, the Auto Care Association has told USTR.

Automotive Service

Women in Auto Care awards scholarships to female students

BETHESDA, Md. — Women in Auto Care has awarded $65,000 in scholarships to 22 female students who are studying to enter the auto care industry in 2017.

Automotive Service

Capriotto, 3 companies win ACA education awards

BETHESDA, Md. — Podcast host Carm Capriotto won the 2017 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award from the Auto Care Association, while three companies took home Auto Care Career and Education awards.

Factory Fixes

Ice crystals prevent Sequoia, Tundra air switch valves from closing

Some 2012 Toyota Sequoia and Tundra trucks with 3UR-FE and 3UR-FBE engines may turn on the MIL and log trouble code P2440 and/or P2442 (air injection switching valve stuck open, Bank 1 or 2) in computer memory.

Dan Marinucci

Not likely for reliable repair job to be good, fast AND cheap

Automotive service providers should heed the old contractor's axiom: Customers can get work that's good, cheap or fast, but they can't have all three.

New Products

MotorVac offers digital engine leak detector

AMSOIL introduces updated synthetic oil formulation