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Three Diagnostics Technicians & Trainers have an Illuminating Discussion on their Craft

Join this recorded 'LIVE' session with Bob Heipp, Peter Landry and Matt Fanslow, as we tackle the value of training and why networking is so critical at these events. LISTEN HERE.

Bob, Peter and Matt were straight up and expressed their feeling on engaging with your peers and instructors, developing relationships from around the country, and the sheer admiration that they have for technicians that continue to learn and grow within the industry.

Invest in understanding how these three professional technicians look at the industry, especially the commitment to perpetual training and for creating a better and sustaining aftermarket.

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Peter Meier Mar 23    Article

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Motor Age How2 #12 - Introducing the Low Amp Clamp

How2 shifts gears in this episode, moving on to the cousin of the high amp clamp we've been playing with - the low amp clamp! This tool overs a lot of versatility and can be used for a number of different tests. We'll start off on how the tool works and how to set it up to monitor an ignition current pattern, looking at the uniformity among the cylinders.

There is also a "glitch" noticed - I think I know what it is, but you Snap-on guys need to confirm it for me!

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Big Investment in “Driver Lounge” Brings Top Shelf Amenities to the Customer Experience

Chris Monroe from Monroe Tire & Service in Shelby, NC is a second-generation business owner with an equal mix of tire and automotive service for 30 years. He is passionate about our industry and the future as technology changes the landscape. LISTEN HERE.

Chris feels that industry change paves the way for many opportunities that we are slowly uncorking. He is an active participant in improving our industry image and training through networking and mentoring.

Chris purchased the building next door in 2015 and remodeled it into a state of the art  "Drivers Lounge". See the show notes for a special 360 tour. (Click on link above)

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Karen Cover

Karen Cover Mar 17    Article


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Standard Motor Products to award $10,000 during scholarship contest

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announced the start of its Standard Blue Streak® “Stronger Than Ever” Automotive Scholarship Contest. Running through June 30, 2017, the inaugural contest will present two up-and-coming students with a $5,000 scholarship each. Additionally, 10 students will receive a subscription to Standard® Pro Training’s On-Demand program. For more information, watch the promotional video on youtube.com/StandardBrandParts.

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2nd Generation Shop Owner and Politician Shares His Story

Russell Mc Cloud along with his sister Michele Payne, his brother in-law and two sons are keeping the legacy of his dad Dennis going strong. This three-location operation is thriving in Yuma, AZ as they welcome the third generation. LISTEN HERE.

Russell also serves Yuma as County Supervisor for the last 13 years. He does double duty working for the people of Yuma county. Russel shares what his motivation was in entering politics and talks about the challenges of a family business.

Other talking points include the tech shortage, insights from his coaching group and how the idea for his new TV commercial was born.

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Karen Cover Mar 13    Article


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Independent repair shops increase use of Facebook, Twitter for marketing, study shows

More independent repair shops are using Facebook and Twitter to promote their services and to offer coupons and specials, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2017 Independent Repair Shop Study. 

Read more about the study here.

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The ’57 Chevy Montage All Female Build. It has taken on a life of its own!

The episode takes you into Bogi’s world, her mission and passion with the project and a lot of behind the scenes on the project and how you can get involved. LISTEN HERE.

Bogi Lateiner has created an industry buzz with the 1957 Chevy Pick-Up Montage All Female Build. Her mission is to create a learning opportunity for women interested in exploring the trades, and ultimately help attract new people to the industry.

Through the build project, women from all over the country will be building the ’57 Chevy Truck that will be unveiled at SEMA 2017.

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Peter Meier Mar 09    Article

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Motor Age How2 #10 - An Every Day Scope Test

If you want to become proficient with your scope, you need to use it every day. One way to help you get used to your scope is to perform this simple battery/charging system test on every car you service. For more info on analyzing the test results, check out this article written by our own Albin Moore:

http://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/technicians/motor-age-garage/starting-charging-system-scope-analysis

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Cottman Transmission Mar 09    Article

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Why Did Cottman Create the Transmission Physician?

 

The Cottman Man is joined by the Transmission Physician, who will focus specifically on transmission repair. Because, while the Cottman Man represents the classic appearance of an auto technician, the Transmission Physician is a woman. Why the distinction? To honor the many women who’ve been part of the transmission repair industry!

http://www.cottman.com/blog/cottman-create-transmission-physician/

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