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Armed Robber Takes Cash, Terrifies Employee in West Valley Jiffy Lube Heist

A man with a gun robbed a Jiffy Lube and stole an employee’s purse in the process Friday night, leaving the woman shaken and in tears.

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Police Searching for Car Stolen from Parking Lot

Police are searching for a vehicle stolen from a parking lot at Monro Muffler, Brake & Service.

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Robinair Sweepstakes to Give Away One 34288NI Machine in February for AC Season

Robinair will give away one 34288NI AC machine to one lucky shop or technician in 2018. The sweepstakes will run from January 8, 2018 through February 17, 2018 with the machine being given away on February 21, 2018.

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Highline Aftermarket Announces Acquisition of Levin’s Auto Supply – Expanding West Coast Presence

Highline Aftermarket announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Levin’s Auto Supply, LLC headquartered in Sacramento, CA. Levin’s is a leading supplier of automotive aftermarket products to retailers and automotive parts stores, serving customers along the west coast for over 90 years.

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Worth a Listen: Podcasts to Help Better Your Busy Life

Once upon a time, business leaders committed to lifelong learning and growth read books. Many of them still do, but in a busy world where we’re being pulled in multiple directions, having the time to settle into a comfortable reading chair with the latest business bestseller isn’t always an option.

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Around the Industry

It’s already been an active winter for the oil change and quick maintenance industry. Catch up on more stories from Around the Industry.

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Tax Credit for Preventative Maintenance, 2018 Outlook

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Tax Credit for Preventative Maintenance, 2018 Outlook

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New South Carolina Law Offers Tax Credit for Preventative Maintenance

When S.C. lawmakers last spring passed the state’s first gas-tax hike in 30 years, they included a few sections of the law that kick in on New Year’s Day. One new feature is a tax credit for preventative maintenance on your car, truck or motorcycle.

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Sears to Close 24 Auto Centers

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.

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Take 5 Oil Change Revs Its Engines Through Partnership with NASCAR and Sprint Car Star Kasey Kahne for 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals

To celebrate the opening of three locations in Tulsa, OK, Take 5 Oil Change will partner with NASCAR and Sprint Car star Kasey Kahne for the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway January 8 through 13, 2018. Kahne’s No. 67 race car will carry the Take 5 Oil Change logo on the side of the car for the week’s races.

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Seattle-Based Company Wrench Delivers ASE Certified Mechanic to Your Door

The startup was founded out of “pure customer frustration with transparency, pricing and lack of convenience in the auto repair industry,” Wrench CEO and co-founder Ed Petersen said.

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2018 Vertical Outlook

As a year, 2017 was about big changes. There was a new resident in the White House in Washington, D.C., concerns that war could break out in Asia and a widening political and cultural divide across the country.

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Tech Spec: 2018 Infiniti Q50

Infiniti refreshed its Q50 lineup for the 2018 model year. Coinciding with the refreshed look of the Q50 is the introduction of a new global grade (trim) naming structure: Pure, Luxe, Sport and Red Sport 400. Option package content and naming has also been upgraded.

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AAMCO Continues Expansion


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AAMCO Continues Nationwide Expansion With Eight New Centers

AAMCO Transmissions, Inc., announced today that it plans to open eight new service center locations with new and existing franchisees across the country. Over the next several months, AAMCO locations will open throughout the U.S.

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Icahn Buys 9 Retail Tire/Auto Stores in 8 States

Icahn Automotive Group L.L.C. has acquired nine more retail tire and/or automotive service locations in eight separate transactions, pushing the number of retail locations acquired in 2017 to more than 300.

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Eagle Oil Change Launches Brand New Website with 15% Off Coupon

Eagle Oil Change, a multi-location oil change service station in Georgia, just launched their brand-new website and is now offering an attractive discount of 15% on full service oil change for first-time customers.

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Meineke Franchisees Open Shops in Ala., Ark., Fla, Va.

The Meineke Car Care Centers network grew by four outlets recently, including two opened by first-time franchisees. There are now nearly 800 Meineke locations in operation in 48 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, with as many as 20 more in the pipeline for opening soon, according to information posted on the franchisor’s website.

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Automotive Recalls

As a service to your customers, please note the following vehicles that have been recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or by their manufacturers.

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Leadership: The Importance of Keeping the Right People

In a previous article earlier this year, I talked about the importance of training your team. I’ll build on that subject in this article as it relates to leadership and motivation, something to keep in mind when you’re considering new ideas for 2018 or beyond.

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Are you current on the industry’s top stories of 2017?


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Are you current on the industry’s top stories of 2017?Take a look at the top stories and articles from this year.<!–


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2017 In Review:

What People Were Reading


Are you current on the top stories and articles for the industry in 2017? We’ve compiled a list to get you up to date on what people were reading this year.

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Top News Stories


  1. Police: Man Stabbed Auto Shop Manager Over Delayed Oil Change
  2. Man Cuts Manager, Hits Employee With Car After Repair Shop Declines Check
  3. TBC Corporation Sells SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service to Grease Monkey
  4. Woman’s Car Stolen While Getting Oil Change

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Top Articles


  1. The Skinny on OW-16 Oil
  2. Low Oil Pressure Message: Locating the Mystery Filter
  3. The New Generation of dexos and ACEA Specifications
  4. The New Diesel Engine Oil Standards and Ford’s Reaction to Them

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Top Tech Specs


  1. Tech Spec: 2016 Chrysler 200
  2. Tech Spec: 2017 Honda CR-V
  3. Tech Spec: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  4. Tech Spec: 2016 Toyota Tacoma

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Top Articles From the Archives


  1. Canister vs. Cartridge (2015)
  2. Southhampton Woman to Host TV’s “All Girls Garage” (2015)
  3. 2016 TOPS in the Industry (2016)
  4. On the Line: Factory Solutions for Excessive Oil Consumption (2015)

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Embarrassing Burglary, Owl in Engine, Midas Acquisition


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Bumbling Barefoot Burglar Breaks Into Shop

A barefoot burglar unwittingly bared his rear end at an Auto-Lab Complete Car Care in Waterford, MI.

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Davenport-Based Midas Operator Sold

Colorado-based Leeds West Groups announced it will acquire Auto Systems Experts, headquartered in Davenport, in what will be the largest acquisition in Midas history.

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Owl Turns Routine Oil Change Into Real Hoot

A mechanic in New Hampshire attempting to perform an oil change Friday found a surprise guest on the car’s engine.

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UPS Orders 125 Tesla Semi-Trucks

Tesla is trying to convince the trucking community it can build an affordable electric big rig with the range and cargo capacity to compete with relatively low-cost, time-tested diesel trucks.

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Nominations Now Being Accepted for Federated Shop of the Year

Does your shop have a stellar reputation for customer service, quality repairs, knowledgeable staff and community involvement? If so, nominations are now being accepted for Federated Shop of the Year.

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Increasing Profits by Reducing Waste

Organization and downsizing are topics that frequently show up during morning news features and in polite conversation. So what does all this talk about organization have to do with your auto service shop? Can I bring organization and a passion to declutter to work? Even better, is waste and lack of organization cutting into your bottom line?

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The Littlest Detail is the Biggest Thing

Why is it that some quick lube shops can effortlessly do non-stop fast-oil changes, along with a healthy dose of extra services, and do it all in a timely, mistake-free fashion, while others struggle to just get through a few oil changes without running into issue after issue — problems that slow down the whole operation — never allowing them to really get into the groove of a great day?

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CVT Fluids, Augmented Reality Applied to Tech Services

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Pennsylvania Auto Technician Earns Bridgestone’s Top ASE Honor

Bridgestone Retail Operations L.L.C. has recognized Jonathan Fisher, a technician at a Firestone Complete Auto Care store in Mechanicsburg, Pa., as its 2017 ASE Master L1 Technician of the Year.

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ExxonMobil Unveils Three New CK-4/FA-4 Engine Oils

ExxonMobil is introducing three new Mobil Delvac 1-branded full-synthetic heavy-duty diesel engine oils that meet either the CK-4 or FA-4 specifications developed by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

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Porsche Applies Augmented Reality to Tech Services

“Tech Live Look allows us to be more efficient and helps get vehicles back in the hands of our customers faster, all while still delivering exceptional service quality.”

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TechForce Announces New Roush Yates Engines’ Scholarships

TechForce Foundation is administering a scholarship program established by Roush Yates Engines to support students enrolled in the CNC Machining Technology UTI’s NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC.

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CVT Fluids, What’s the Score

Prior to 2000, about 80 percent of the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) market was covered by General Motors’ Dexron III, Ford’s Mercon or Chrysler’s ATF +4 standards and specifications. Today, Dexron III/Mercon fluids are gone, replaced by Dexron VI and Mercon LV. In addition, they account for less than 50 percent of the aftermarket use.

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Do Your Employees Go Above and Beyond?

Haynes began to tell a story about an old miner who walked into a Nordstrom in Fairbanks, Alaska, with a worn out pair of tires. Nordstrom is well known for their excellent customer service and return without a receipt, no-questions asked policy. However, Nordstrom didn’t sell tires, at least not in that store in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Company Brings On-Site Car Maintenance to Workplaces

NOLN accepting applications for Technician of the Year


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Zippity Brings On-site Car Maintenance to Boston Area Workplaces

Zippity, New England’s first mobile mechanic’s garage, is now partnering with Boston area employers to provide on-site car maintenance services, delivered by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified technicians, which save employees the time and hassle of getting their cars to the auto shop.

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ZF Aftermarket And ASE Present Esteemed Award To Master Technician

ZF Aftermarket sponsored its first ASE Technician Award at the ASE Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Nov. 15. The award highlighted a technician in the field who represents high-quality training, automotive skills and the importance of continuing education.

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Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchisee Fundraisers for the Fight Against Cancer

Over 80 Southern California Valvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC) service centers will offer point of purchase donation opportunities to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery Program, which provides free rides to patients who otherwise might miss their potentially life-saving cancer treatment.

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Mitchell 1 and ASE Present 2017 Technician of the Future Award

Jacob Tully of Alexandria, Kentucky was named the 2017 Mitchell 1/ Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician of the Future during the ASE Fall Board of Governors Meeting and Annual Technician Awards, held recently in San Diego, California.

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Products & Services

November products and services offer easy pour bottles, digital solutions, GDI service packs, premium wiper blades, valuations and more.

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Are You Prepared?

Are you prepared to deal with any situation? Most are not. We do our best to think of everything, but time and unforeseen occurrences befall us all. We can prepare emotionally, physically and financially, but then, the unexpected happens. There is a great saying, “Look back to learn; look forward to succeed.”

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Former Shop Manager Charged with Burglarizing Ex-Employer

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Former Fast Track Oil Change Manager Charged With Burglarizing Ex-Employer

An ex-manager at Fast Track Oil Change in Brookfield is accused of burglarizing his former employer. It started when a Brookfield police officer noticed suspicious activity after hours.

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SEMA Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund for students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries.

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Solid Start Odor Treatment

Petra Oil President Honored

Arnold Gacita, President & CEO of Petra Oil Company, a Houston-based leader in the aftermarket automobile industry, was named 2017 Hispanic Male Entrepreneur of the Year by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards gala.

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Honest Auto Shop Breaks Ground in Spring Hill

After a three-year process, which included a change of proposed location, Honest-1 Auto Care is now busy building its first Spring Hill location.

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The Ultimate Ride for Foodies

What started as a paid series of ads has turned into a viral sensation, making mouths water across the globe. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver partnered with Land Rover to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen on wheels.

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Winter Brings Sales Opportunities

The change of seasons typically brings with it an awareness among motorists that it is an opportune time for routine maintenance on their car or SUV. This is prudent so their vehicle is as prepared as possible for the winter driving season.

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Car Stolen During Oil Change, Big ‘O Tires Expands

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Woman’s Car Stolen While Getting Oil Change

Vicky Meredith has been taking her car to a Northridge shop for more than a decade to get her oil changed. But on November 3, she said the service was taking awhile.

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Big O Tires Expands Footprint in Four States

Big O Tires® is pleased to recognize the expansion of the brand in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri in partnership with Mark Rhee and Western Automotive Ventures. Rhee, an existing franchisee of the Big O Tires brand with 12 locations in Nevada, now owns and operates 56 locations.

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Jiffy Lube to be Presenting Sponsor of Pennzoil 400

At the 2017 SEMA Show, Pennzoil® announced that Jiffy Lube will be the presenting sponsor of the first ever Pennzoil 400 race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) in 2018. The Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube will race on March 4, 2018.

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Fast Change Presents Thousands to Send Care Packages to Deployed Soldiers

Fast Change Lube & Oil presented $11,000 to Military Missions on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Military Missions headquarters in Lexington. The money was raised through its annual Fast Change Operation Solider Care program.

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Tech Spec: 2017 Ford Focus

The 2017 Ford Focus remains one of the world’s most popular nameplates. Focus is available in either sedan or hatchback, with engine choice offerings that include a 2.0-liter Ti-VCT or 1.0-liter EcoBoost, which can be optioned with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with available SelectShift functionality.

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One Bite at a Time

Regardless of what you learned from nursery rhymes, the “king of the jungle” is not the lion, it is the elephant. While watching these amazing creatures, my mind wandered to the old saying, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”

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Amerilube is Dillsburgs Number One Oil Change Stop in Pennsylvania

Amerilube Oil in Dillsburg Pennsylvania is a privately owned family operated 10 minute oil change facility which provides fast quality full service oil changes in a variety of types. We offer Conventional (Standard Oil Change) and Full Synthetic oil changes, at some of the cheapest and most competitive prices in the Dillsburg PA. area. We also offer Synthetic Blend oil changes designed to help keep your engine running at optimum value. All full service oil changes come standard with all fluids being checked and topped off, a cleaning of any batter terminal corrosion, and filling your tire air pressure to its correct level.
http://www.amerilubeoil.com Amerilube is a 10 Minute Oil Change Shop situated in Dillsburg PA 17109