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January 16, 2018

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Automotive Service

AutoNetTV, Car Care Council form video partnership

BETHESDA, Md. — AutoNetTV Media and the Car Care Council have created a co-branding video partnership to produce and broadcast videos to be viewed by consumers in independent repair shop waiting rooms.

Addressing that troublesome employee

You've heard rumors that one of your technicians is undermining your business. What's the best way to tackle that potentially damaging situation? Our automotive service experts offer some tips to deal with the problem head-on.

Automotive Service

Higher prices will boost aftermarket growth, analysts say

LAS VEGAS — The North American automotive aftermarket will enjoy increased revenue growth over the next several years as higher parts pricing offsets lower miles driven, according to industry analysts.

Automotive Service

Conti brings ATE brake parts back to North American market

ALLENTOWN, Pa. Continental A.G.'s Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket unit, a supplier of aftermarket parts, is once again offering the ATE brake parts line in the North American market.

Automotive Service

Sears to close 24 auto centers

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. Sears Holdings Corp. will close two dozen Sears Auto Centers, including three each in California and Texas, as part of a plan to close 103 stores in the company's latest round of closures announced on Jan. 4.

Automotive Service

Take 5 Oil Change to add 'dozens' of stores in 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Driven Brand Inc. plans to open "dozens" of Take 5 Oil Change locations in 2018, expanding its network of nearly 300 fast-lube stores in 16 states.

Auto Industry

ACA accepting Next Step applications from young professionals

BETHESDA, Md. The Young Auto Care Network Group and the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association, both communities of the Auto Care Association, are offering young industry professionals a chance to experience first-hand how the ACA and various aspects of the auto care industry work through participation in the Next Step program.

Automotive Service

Bosch to give away Robinair A/C machine

WARREN, Mich. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is giving away a Robinair 34288NI A/C machine during a sweepstakes for auto technicians and repair shop owners.

Factory Fixes

O-ring may be to blame for a noisy Ford Focus

The driver of a 2006-09 Ford Focus may come into your store with a complaint that the power steering system is noisy.

Dan Marinucci

Gratitude, recognition boost employee loyalty

An effective formula for employee loyalty always includes gratitude and recognition.

New Products

Lumax coupler helps to prevent greasy hands

Cordless tire inflator makes mark at AAPEX

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