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    • Tests boost productivity, profitability of scan tools

      Bi-directional tests improve the productivity and, ultimately, the profitability of a scan tool in any automotive service facility. Although this feature increases the tool's price, its diagnostic value more than offsets the extra cost.

    • OUR VIEW: The rest of the story is yet to be written

      The new world order likely means that ATD will need to rely on distributing more products from Tier 2 and Tier 3 manufacturers — as well as other parts of its business — to fill the void created by the loss of Goodyear's and...

    • Scan tool perspectives, tips for managers, foremen

      Purchasing a new scan tool may be a more-challenging task than many bosses realize. Now, more than ever, a prudent purchaser should establish priorities first and then shop patiently for a product or products that fill those needs.

    • OTHER VIEWS: Is road to AI a roundabout?

      Andrew Moore, dean of computer science at Carnegie-Mellon University, said recently that researchers are giving up on the prospect of human-like artificial intelligence (AI).

    • Tips for shop owners in age of hybrids

      Tire dealers and service shop owners have asked about the equipment required to begin performing basic services on hybrid vehicles.
      I cannot overemphasize the wisdom of proper safety precautions.

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