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