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March 19, 2019

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Automotive Service

Question for tire, auto shop owners: Why should I work for you?

LAS VEGAS — Why do tool carts have wheels? So automotive technicians can roll their tools, and their skills, from one shop to another, according to Dan Gilley, director of RLO Training.

Automotive Service

OTHER VIEWS: Some tips to retain your top employees

In nearly any industry, and with unemployment rates being their lowest in decades, it is easy to see that attracting good talent can be a challenge.

Automotive Service

PEGGY FISHER: Recruiting, retaining commercial tire, vehicle techs

As commercial tire dealers take on more and more maintenance roles from fleets, you are going to need more skilled technicians to handle both tire and vehicle service requirements.

Automotive Service

Virginia vehicle inspection fee hike signed into law

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed Virginia House Bill 2514, which raises the cost of a Virginia vehicle safety inspection.

TPMS provider Schrader rebranding self as 'technology-centric'

TROY, Mich. — Sensata Technologies Inc.'s Schrader Performance Senors has redesigned its company logo to position the company as a "technology-centric business."

Commercial Tire Industry

Steel wheel makers, importers differ markedly on U.S. market conditions

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturers of steel wheels for commercial vehicles and representatives of Chinese producers hold vastly different views as to why the domestic industry appears to be struggling financially.

Factory Fixes

Replacing caliper mounts could silence squeak on brakes of Toyota models

Toyota reports that some 2003-07 Corolla and Matrix models may produce an irritating squeak from the front brakes when applying the pedal while moving slowly in reverse.

Dan Marinucci

Auxiliary power saves vital computer memory

Applying auxiliary power to a vehicle before disconnecting its battery may save untold time and aggravation for all service personnel in your business.

New Products

RareStep launches new service data management software

Chicago Pneumatic Tool introduces new cordless impact wrench

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