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October 24, 2017

Top Stories

Automotive Service

Spiffy mobile car wash now offering oil changes

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Get Spiffy Inc., an on-demand car cleaning and car care service, is now offering the Spiffy Premium Oil Change Featuring Mobil 1 program in the Raleigh/Durham, N. C.'s "Triangle" region.

Be sure to take advantage of all the opportunities at SEMA

The Specialty Equipment Marketers Association, (SEMA), is set to host its annual convention in Las Vegas. And if you're heading to the Las Vegas Convention Center, be sure to check out all of the educational opportunities available during the four days.

Automotive Service

ALI's new HQ includes 'LiftLab' training space

CORTLAND, N.Y. — The Automotive Lift Institute has moved its headquarters to a larger site in Cortland, which includes a workspace with a dozen donated vehicle lifts ranging from motorcycle to heavy-truck versions.

Auto Industry

Spare tire trend a hassle for drivers — AAA

ORLANDO, Fla. — The vehicle industry's growing practice of eliminating the spare tire is creating "unnecessary hassle and expense" for drivers, according to car owners club AAA Inc.

Automotive Service

Midas tire sales to benefit Feeding America

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Midas International Corp. is launching a #1Tire1Meal initiative in which it pledges to donate one meal to Feeding America for each tire installed in its franchisees' stores through Dec. 31.

Factory Fixes

Pressure valve may cause antifreeze leak in Subaru models

Some 1999-2008 Impreza and Forester, 2000-08 Legacy and Outback, and 2006-08 Tribeca models may lose large amounts of antifreeze from the coolant reservoir. One likely cause, Subaru said, is a stuck negative pressure valve in the radiator cap.

Dan Marinucci

Accountability for gear makes dollars and sense

Holding employees accountable for tools and equipment is vital for two reasons. First, contrary to some notions, it is a reasonable expectation at any automotive service facility. Second, it makes dollars and sense.

New Products

Rotary balancer designed for array of truck, car wheels

GOJO offers heavy-duty hand cleaner