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

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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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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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CenterOak Partners Acquires FullSpeed Automotive

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CenterOak Partners Acquires FullSpeed Automotive

CenterOak Partners LLC, a Dallas-based private equity firm, has completed a majority investment in FullSpeed Automotive. Based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, FullSpeed Automotive is one of the nation’s largest independent franchisors of automotive quick lube centers.

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NASCAR Driver Julia Landauer Teams Up with TechForce

Julia Landauer, NASCAR powerhouse, female racer and advocate for women in S.T.E.M., has signed on as an official partner of TechForce Foundation and its FutureTech Success™ campaign. This industry-wide initiative aims to drive tomorrow’s workforce of transportation technicians by repositioning the image of the profession.

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Sign Up Now for Women In Auto Care’s Winter Leadership Conference

Registration is open for the Women in Auto Care (formerly Car Care Council Women’s Board) 2018 Winter Leadership Conference set for Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Courtney Force’s Funny Car to Feature Taylor Swift’s reputation Album Cover

John Force Racing announced today that Advance Auto Parts driver Courtney Force will drive the No. 6 Big Machine Records funny car at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, CA this weekend in her final bid for the 2017 Championship.

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Taking Convenience to the Next Level Co-branding Your Business

People are busy, maybe busier than ever before. Multitasking is the new norm. Forcing them to focus on simply one thing while getting work done on their car — like an oil change or repair — is running the risk of inconveniencing them in a major way.

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Monro Sees New Opportunities from Amazon, TechForce to Attack Technician Shortage

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TechForce Foundation Looks to Attack a Big Issue: The Need for Technicians

A nonprofit foundation is working to build the bench of young, qualified automotive technicians for the industry. TechForce Foundation has created FutureTech Success, a program with three purposes, says Greg Settle, the foundation’s director of national initiatives.

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Auto Care Association Names Kirsten Zaremba As New Senior Director, Marketing

The Auto Care Association has announced the addition of Kirsten Zaremba as senior director, marketing, a newly-created role. Zaremba brings more than 20 years of auto industry knowledge to the role, having most recently served as the senior retail marketing manager at Volkswagen Group of America.

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Monro in Talks to Install Tires Sold by Amazon

The Rochester, New York-based car maintenance chain — which sells tires itself — is in talks with Amazon.com Inc. to offer tire installation services to drivers who buy online from the e-commerce giant.

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Prestone Unveils 1972 AMC Javelin AMX at SEMA

Prestone® Products Corporation unveiled a one-of-a-kind 1972 AMC Javelin AMX at this year’s SEMA Show. Plans for the custom Ringbrothers build began at SEMA 2016, and Prestone has been eager to reveal the incredible vehicle to an enthusiastic audience.

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2017 Best Looking Lube Results

This year’s contest for 2017 Best Looking Lube yielded some great results. Our judges were highly impressed with the quality of the entries received. We have all enjoyed watching as so many quick oil change locations have stepped it up to create an atmosphere customers enjoy being in.

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Bosch Defends Trademark, Expansions for Meineke and Take 5

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Bosch Defends Brand and Trademark

Robert Bosch LLC announces that the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has entered a judgment in favor of Bosch regarding its complaint against SIC Autoparts LLC. The complaint alleged that the company offered for sale, and sold, counterfeit Bosch automotive aftermarket products.

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Meineke to Bring New Locations to San Antonio

Automotive repair franchise Meineke Car Care Centers is planning to bring five new locations to San Antonio by 2020. The company says these expansion plans are a response to customer demands and the growth potential it sees in the Alamo City.

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Take 5 Oil Change Expands Ohio Footprint

Last fall, Take 5 Oil Change acquired Lube Stop, with 51 locations across the Midwest, including the 36 facilities in the Northeast Ohio area. Now, they have re-opened the Cleveland-Akron locations under the Take 5 Oil Change brand, with brightly renovated facilities, new service offerings and highly-trained technicians.

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Mom Drove Clunker to a Shop for a Free Oil Change, Received a Car Instead

Williams, a single mother of a 10-month-old girl, brought in her run-down car for a free oil change last Saturday at Christian Brothers Automotive in Meridian. Once a year, all 168 franchises give free oil changes to single parents. But Williams was able to dispose of more than just her old oil.

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Teresa Wanderstadt: In the Owner’s Chair

Behind the counter, or perhaps under a hood, you’ll find owner Teresa Wanderstadt. Wanderstadt is one of the few female owners in an industry that is overwhelmingly male. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, less than 2 percent of auto technicians are women. However, Wanderstadt never set out to break any ceilings — even glass ones.

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New On-Demand Pilot Program for Spiffy, Mobil 1

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Myth Busting of the Car Wash Quick Lube Combo Shop

Adding a service can be a great way to draw in new customers, but, obviously, the service needs to have synergy with the existing business. While oil and water are two liquids that are immiscible, meaning that they don’t mix together; a quick lube and carwash can actually have a good synergy as both involve car care and maintenance.

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New On-Demand Pilot Program

Get Spiffy, Inc. (Spiffy) announced that it is expanding its oil change offering in the Raleigh/Durham region to offer the Spiffy Premium Oil Change Featuring Mobil 1. Read More…

Americans Dominate Competition

In a truly stunning outcome, Team U.S.A. took first, second, and third place at the 2017 International Technicians Challenge in Poland. Read More…

“Fabulous Las Vegas Sweepstakes”

John Johnson of Olde Towne Auto Repair in Manassas, Virginia is the winner of the Mitchell 1 “Fabulous Las Vegas Sweepstakes,” winning an all-expense paid trip for two to attend this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) events. Read More…

Vegas Strong Charity Car Meet

The local car community generated more than $50,000 for the Las Vegas Victim Fund, planning a benefit car show in just four days with over 700 vehicle participants. Read More…


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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

Amerilube is Dillsburgs Number One Oil Change Stop in Pennsylvania

Amerilube Oil in Harrisburg 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