Ed Sunkin, Author at Brake & Front End
Top 10 Cash for Clunkers Cars Are Now Your Top 10 Opportunities

In 2009, the Car Allowance ­Rebate System (CARS), or the “Cash for Clunkers,” program incentivized drivers to trade in their gas guzzlers for a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

Directions: Irv Gordon And His Red Volvo P1800 Closing In On Auto History

Irv Gordon, a 73-year-old retired science teacher from Patchogue, NY, holds the Guinness Book of World Records recognition for most miles driven by a single owner in a non-commercial vehicle, and has driven more than 2.99 million miles in his shiny red Volvo.

Stamp Of Approval: Muscle Car Power Depicted In ‘America On The Move’ Series

Raw power has a stamp of its own as seven-time NASCAR National Champion Richard Petty recently helped dedicate the “America on the Move: Muscle Cars” Forever stamps.

Submit Your Nomination For 2013 School Of The Year By Late August

Online nominations for the 2013 Tomorrow’s Tech School of the Year program ends Aug. 26. The contest, sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts and WIX Filters, recognizes the excellence in technical training and education in the nation’s automotive programs.

Directions: Driving Services In The Bays

Oil really can be black gold for automotive repair shops. According to The NPD Group, oil change service is the leading driver of traffic through service bays and represents the greatest opportunity for cross-selling other services.

Directions: Passing the Advisory Board Torch

Besides his service in various automotive repair organizations, we wanted to thank Al Duebber for serving as an advisory board member for Underhood Service since the magazine was founded back in 1995.

Directions: Selling The Fuel-Cell

A collaborative partnership between Daimler, Ford and Renault-Nissan was announced to begin mass producing hydrogen-fueled fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in the next four years.

Directions: A Resolution To Grow In 2013

Not everyone can afford or wants a new vehicle, and there are plenty of routine maintenance opportunities available for the vehicles already on the road.

Directions: Performance Review

As we close out 2012, it’s time to take a few minutes and look back at how your shop performed this year. Did your profitability go up, stay the same or go down this year? We’re hoping it increased for you, and we are expecting better times ahead as we look into the Do It For Me (DIFM) market in 2013.

­­Top Tech: The Sky’s NOT the Limit ­­

When it comes to finding new customers for the shop, Kim Brant looks outside the box.

Directions: Top 20 Automotive Related News stories for 2012

Underhood Service takes a look at some of the top automotive related articles from 2012. What is your top story from this list? What do you think should have made the list that isn’t reported here? E-mail us at [email protected]

Directions: More Diesels Heading Down The Pipeline

It may be a good idea to have some of your techs become ASE certified in diesel engine diagnostics, which you can market to your diesel-driving customers.