Northern California

The Car Doctor rises during the economic downturn with some help from NAPA

Palo Alto, Calif.—In Silicon Valley, successful startups aren’t always technology companies. The Car Doctor, a full-service repair shop located only a few miles away from Google’s headquarters, started business in 2009 and has already upgraded to a larger facility, twice. The fact that they are a NAPA AutoCare Center has helped attribute to their rapid growth.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
From Hummers to hybrids, enthusiasm is the best tool in the garage San Carlos, Calif.—Dave Toole, owner of Toole’s Garage, uses his enthusiasm to jump ahead of the pack since beginning as a parts driver when just 17. “I was very efficient — in no time I was covering the same...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—The most common themes in today’s business strategy is “building relationships,” Levin’s Auto Supply Owner Doug Stanley said. “In 2015, we will have been in the relationship building business for 94 years. It’s what we do and who we are....
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—The CAWA Manufacturer’s Advisory Council (MAC), representing the automotive parts industry, was formed to provide perspective to the association from the manufacturing segment of the auto care industry. The latest issues discussed include the impact of telematics in...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—The California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) reports that new vehicle registrations have continued to improve during the first quarter of 2014 over 2013.  With an increase of 5.4 percent, California’s sales have slowed slightly, but still outpaced U.S. new...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
San Francisco—If your aging diesel delivery truck (GVWR greater than 14K pounds) has gone out of compliance, or is about to, with the new strict emissions standards set forth by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and retrofits are neither cost-effective or even possible, there’s...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Bay Area drivers claimed seven victories at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Sonoma Raceway. More than 350 vintage and historic race cars graced the 12-turn road course, May 17-18. The event, promoted by General Racing Ltd., celebrated the early years of the iconic SCCA Can-Am Series....
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
San Jose, Calif.—For the past 38 years Winchester Auto Parts have been a fixture in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties. With five retail locations and a new distribution center in San Jose, Winchester has reset its sights on delivering top quality products to installers in the two counties,...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Oakland, Calif.—Aftermarket collision parts supplier Auto Parts Xpress believes in “FUF.” “Finding, understanding, and fulfilling customer’s needs, Owner Nhat Nguyen said. “It’s what we do. We’re not salespeople, we’re advisors. Our job is to...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 12:18
Becomes the Winningest Pro 4 Unlimited Driver in the Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series   CYPRESS, CA – Team Toyo® Off-Road driver, Kyle LeDuc, became the winningest Pro 4 Unlimited class driver in the history of the Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series this past weekend....
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Concentration on OE European parts allows for product expertise, deep inventories and installer technical assistance South San Francisco, Calif.—SSF’s dedicated focus on the sale of OE replacement and collision parts for European cars separates it from the competition, SSF CEO Thomas...
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