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SC MEDIA Nov 21    Article

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SEMA SPECIALS EXTENDED – CHOOSE WHICH MODEL IS BEST FOR YOU FROM AMS AND SAVE!

In appreciation of our BEST SEMA show ever, we are extending our SEMA SHOW Specials!  Order before 12/15/2017, and we will give you $2,000 off our world famous Eclipse™ for a low price of only $22,500! Or order our new Spectre™ for $19,950 and get free shipping!

Advanced Measurement Systems is the collision repair industry's leading innovator, specializing in laser measurement systems. Don't pay more for less! Advanced Measurement Systems offers the best in Laser Measurement Systems, and has the model to fit your shop AND budget. With continuous calibration, AMS is the ONLY company whose products have the ability certify your measurement accuracy.

From our established best in the industry, Eclipse,™ (seen on Graveyard CarZ), with red laser smart targets, 3D Graphics and 32’ range to our new  - SPECTRE™ -  with a first - certified measurement results! As seen on Motorhead GarageSPECTRE™ has 3D graphics, passive targets, and features a cordless, single line green laser scanner, Bluetooth compatibility, and an extended 40 foot range. 

Both systems offer self-calibration 4X/second, measurement certification, and list prices lower than the competition.  ACT NOW AND SAVE! CALL 423-781-7163 / WWW.AMS-LASER.COM

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Chelsea Frey Nov 21    Article


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Matco Bamboo Socks

The Matco Tools 6 pack Black Bamboo Socks, No. CABAMBL, is a partnership between Matco Tools and Redback Boots. Featuring Matco branding on each sock and unique Matco packaging, these socks are one-size-fits most. The bamboo fibers offer three times more moisture wicking capabilities than cotton and prevents friction to minimize blisters. Additionally, the socks are super soft with a smooth feel and are odor resistant.
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How You Can Grow Your Business Just Like a Leading Towing Equipment Manufacturer

GFS tells this great story about Miller Industries, which manufactures towing and recovery equipment. You name it, and the company probably produces it, when it comes to towing: light or heavy-duty tow trucks, 30-foot long car carriers, haulers and more.  

If you’re a collision repair shop and you order your towing equipment from Miller Industries, the company takes its services a step further, though. Miller Industries has the booths in place to apply the finish coat to the equipment, meaning all equipment leaves the facility fully painted and ready to be used, according to GFS. 

While this is great for shops that don’t have the capability to finish the job on their new purchases, this story really provides a lesson in new revenue opportunities for shops – large equipment and trucks. 

Think about it: Miller Industries recognizes that by installing these oversized paint booths, it could better serve current and prospective customers by selling fully painted towing and recovery equipment. This put them ahead of the competition in delivering exactly what their customers need.

The same can be true for your shop. Think about your current customer base, especially any fleets yo... Read More

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Building The Future. Three Intense Days Showcase The Global Automotive Aftermarket.

As the entire aftermarket faces the need for young talent to join our industry, this interview shows the power of the SPARK Program to showcase career opportunities. These students got to see the global aftermarket on display and understand the economic impact on our economy. LISTEN HERE.

We think about our skilled labor shortage, but same goes for finding passionate young people to enter the aftermarket. A quality program for industry immersion.

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In some classrooms today we do myth busting to explain the truth & how things really work.

Are You Committed to Be A Lifetime Learner In The Automotive Aftermarket? Learn Why It Must Be Your Most Important Goal.  LISTEN HERE.
 
Chris Chesney is the Senior Director, Customer Training at the CARQUEST Technical Institute and explains that our great aftermarket has its best days ahead. However, the challenge is going to take many people, teams and organizations working together to formulate solutions as we prepare for the largest wave of technology and consolidation we’ve ever seen.
 
Chris explains that all successful technicians and shop owners know …. that you must be committed to being a lifelong learner.  If not … you’re in the wrong profession.

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Karen Cover Nov 15    Article


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42 technicians graduate Service King’s Apprentice Development Program

Service King Collision Repair Centers®, one of the nation’s fastest-growing automotive repair companies, recently celebrated its latest Apprentice Development graduating class. The group included 42 apprentice technicians who each completed the popular 52-week hands-on training program hosted inside Service King locations across the country.

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Karen Cover Nov 15    Article


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I-CAR launches 13 new electrical and diagnostic courses

I-CAR® today launched 13 new courses as additions to its Electrical & Diagnostic curriculum. These courses were developed in response to the collision repair industry’s need to understand both the why and the how of diagnostics.

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How a dedicated and loyal team stepped up to make a difference.

I'm so grateful to Jerry Holcom, owner of S & S Service in Kansas City, MO,  for sharing his life's experiences and challenges. There is a bit of deep emotion here when you hear Jerry talk about his issues and the positive outcomes as a result of a team pulling together to make a difference.  LISTEN HERE.

Jerry talks openly about life’s lessons in this very powerful episode. This English major turned technician and shop owner, shares his most important business experiences, his challenges along the way and how grateful he is to his team. A self-professed micro manager that runs a dog friendly shop used a Tandy computer in the 80’s to track his business; needless to say he was an early adopter! Jerry, an ASE Master Tech, has been recognized for his accomplishes by top industry organizations.; see the show notes page for a summary. Listen.

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Karen Cover Nov 14    Article


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Karen Cover Nov 14    Article


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Start Preparing for NACE Automechanika Atlanta 2018

As 2017 winds down, it's time for you to make plans for 2018.

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Chelsea Frey Nov 14    Article


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New Stant cap and thermostat cabinet pays for itself

Stant has introduced a new cabinet program where customers can decide which free Stant products come inside, according to Terry Ethier, vice president of aftermarket for Stant Corporation.

“Stant is known for best-to-market quality, coverage and customer support, and this cabinet program is no exception,” said Ethier. “Not only does the cabinet pay for itself, but the accompanying free products are needed to service customers’ vehicles today; they are not applications that will sit on a shelf for years.”

When purchasing a newly designed Stant cabinet, Stant customers can choose 100 points worth of free radiator, fuel and gas caps as well as thermostats for popular nameplates including GM, Ford, Chrysler and Toyota. Stant SuperStat thermostats, the premier thermostat on the market, may also be selected and, as an added bonus, a free Stant baseball cap will be included with every order.

For more information about the new Stant Cabinet program, contact your Stant sales representative. To learn more about Stant caps and thermostats and other Stant products, visit www.Stant.com.

About Stant USA Corporation

Stant USA Corporation is the foremost global supplier of vapor management systems, fuel delivery systems, thermal management systems and engineering Services. Founded in 1898, and headquartered in Connersville, Indiana, Stant’s mission is to achieve profitable growth and increase stakeholder value by designing, engineering and manufacturing products that deliver to our customers’ expectations. For more information, visit www.Stant.com.

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