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December 19, 2017

Top Stories

When is the best time to upgrade your shop?

Are you concerned you can't afford to take advantage of those "end-of-the-year" deals on new equipment? Our automotive service experts share some tips to help you financially plan for your shop's future.

Auto Industry

GM: New collision certification program will increase body shop standards

DETROIT — The program comes at a time when GM is increasing its use of lightweight materials and, like other auto makers, adding electronic safety equipment.

Automotive Service

DieHard-brand products coming to Amazon

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. is taking its DieHard-branded products — including passenger tires — to

Automotive Service

Federated Auto Parts seeks shop nominations

STAUNTON, Va. — Federated Auto Parts Inc. is accepting nominations for its Federated Shop of the Year award.

Automotive Service

AAA expects record number of travelers this holiday season

ORLANDO, Fla. — A record number of travelers will be hitting the roads, booking flights and catching trains this holiday season, according to AAA Inc., which expects 107.3 million Americans to do some traveling between Dec. 23 and Jan. 1.

Automotive Service

Auto Care Careers accepting internship grant applications

BETHESDA, Md. — Auto Care Careers, a program administered by the Auto Care Association, is accepting applications for the 2018 Auto Care Careers Internship Grant program.

Automotive Service

TIA releases 2018 Certified ATS training tour dates

BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has released the 2018 schedule for its Automotive Tire Service Advanced Instructor Training Tour.

Automotive Service

Leeds West Group buying 42-store Midas franchisee ASE

DENVER — Leeds West Group, a leading Big O Tires and Midas International franchisee, is buying Auto Systems Experts, a Davenport, Iowa-based Midas franchisee with 42 locations.

Automotive Service

Meineke franchisees open shops in Ala., Ark., Fla, Va.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Meineke Car Care Centers network grew by four outlets recently, including two opened by first-time franchisees.

Factory Fixes

New filler neck, grommet could correct Acura RDX washer fluid leak

Acura reports that some 2007-08 RDX trucks may leak fluid from the windshield washer reservoir.

Dan Marinucci

Grooming good workers takes time, commitment

Savvy management teams commit themselves to the long-term grooming of younger technicians. They recognize that growing their own talent sounds great, but it also requires patience and persistence.

New Products

New Amsoil products support modern brake system maintenance

Bosch rolls out heavy-duty A/C RRR machine

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