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May 8, 2018

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Finding that next great auto tech

Do you have trouble finding qualified technicians for your shop? Do you have one that just isn't performing as he should? In this week's episode of Tire Talk, automotive service experts Pam Oakes and Peter Sudek offer some tips to shop owners who are seeking qualified candidates.

Auto Industry

Texas dealership turns its Facebook page into service marketing tool

ROSENBERG, Texas — Fort Bend Kia has made Facebook an essential tool for advertising service promotions — so much so that the suburban Houston dealership has slashed its spending on traditional advertising.

Automotive Service

ACA accepting nominations for Impact Award

BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association has opened nominations for the 2018 Impact Award: Four for the Future.

Automotive Service

Aaron Shaffer named KYB's director of product, operations

GREENWOOD, Ind. — KYB Americas Corp. has promoted Aaron Shaffer to director of product and operations.

Auto Industry

TIA, ACA, AOCA praise FTC compliance warning to Hyundai

BETHESDA, Md. — The Tire Industry Association, Auto Care Association and Automotive Oil Change Association are praising the Federal Trade Commission for its "compliance warning" to Hyundai Motor Co. regarding violations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

Automotive Service

Matco Tools promotes 'Tools for the Cause' fundraiser

STOW, Ohio — Tool distributor Matco Tools Corp. is supporting military and veterans' families with its annual Tools for the Cause program.

Auto Industry

Mopar Express Lane marks 10 years with store opening

PULASKI, Va. — FCA U.S. L.L.C.'s Mopar Express Lane service concept, set up 10 years ago as business concept to drive sales of oil changes, tires, vehicle inspections, etc., has exceeded 1,850 locations worldwide, including 1,200 throughout the U.S.

Factory Fixes

BCM defect may prevent Pontiac's hazard flasher from turning off

Owners of 2005-06 Pontiac GTO models may complain that the hazard flasher in the car can't be turned off once activated. According to GM, the problem usually is intermittent and the result of a defect in the body control module's (BCM) internal relay.

Dan Marinucci

Push pin preparedness pays off princely

Every service department should be prepared properly for the potentially pesky push pin. Mishandling this common little fastener may prevent your team from meeting customers' expectations.

New Products

Gearwrench's new slugging wrenches work with hammers for large fasteners

Myers Tire Supply releases updated catalog

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