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February 13, 2018

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Automotive Service

Service departments can expect a lift from winter weather

DETROIT — The numbers are in, and they add up to lots of work for auto service.

The importance of educating consumers on warranties

Consumers get confused about warranties. What is covered? Why did another shop tell them something different? Our automotive service expert, Pam Oakes, discusses the importance of shop dealers educating consumers on warranty specs as well as the warranties your shop provides on repairs and parts.

Automotive Service

Monro paying $1.95M to settle pay-dispute class action

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Inc. agreed recently to settle an eight-year-old class-action suit related to unpaid wages and overtime for former technicians and assistant store managers.

Automotive Service

Mitchell 1 sets shop management workshop for San Diego

POWAY, Calif. — Mitchell Repair Information Co. L.L.C. will hold its first Shop Management Workshop of 2018 for Mitchel 1 auto shop management software users April 26-28 in San Diego.

Automotive Service

Champion battery line to go nationwide

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul Motorparts will expand nationally the distribution of a full line of Champion-brand batteries for commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine, golf cart, power sport, and lawn and garden applications.

Automotive Service

Timken offers commercial vehicle service training videos

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — Timken Co., a manufacturer of wheel bearings for the commercial vehicle industry, has created additional "Tricks of the Trade" training videos for service technicians.

Automotive Service

DENSO expands aftermarket training program

LONG BEACH, Calif. — DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc., the training affiliate of global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has added three training classes to the DENSO Technical Training Program.

Justin Chalk to oversee TireMaster GTX product for ASA

MERRIMACK, N.H. — ASA Automotive Systems Inc. has appointed 15-year industry veteran Justin Chalk vice president of product management.

Factory Fixes

Software glitch may cause Toyota's flashing ABS, cruise control light

Owners of 2008 Toyota Corolla and Matrix models with 1ZZ-FE engines may complain that their ABS and/or cruise control light flashes while the car is being driven.

Dan Marinucci

Internet fixation may be counterproductive

The Internet and social media are technological marvels, but they may become disruptive, distorting and disconnecting factors when abused or overused.

New Products

Gearwrench introduces Slim Head Ratchets

Redline's Air Brake NanoLeak Finder available through ISN

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