Northern California

Take guesswork out of diagnosing CAN networks with specialty tools

Concord, Calif.—Tec-Help Owner Doug Mueller said carmakers move to the use of CAN networks rather than a central processor has created the need for advanced diagnostic tools and training. With a CAN network there are dozens of control modules working together communicating with one another. These systems are 100 times faster than their predecessors and the use of advanced diagnostic tools and strategies will maximize your shops efficiency, potential and bottom line,” he said.

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
Direct sales, marketing and engineering drive NorCal manufacturer’s ingenuity Rancho Cordova, Calif.—Founded in 2009, Metalcloak designs, manufacturers, markets, and sells Jeep products direct to the consumer, said Co-Owner and Vice President of Marketing and Sales Matson Breakey. The...
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‘Cars for Careers’ program donates condemned vehicles for education Irvine, Calif.—The ASC Educational Foundation (ASCEF) issued 12 scholarships, for a total of more than $13,000, to high school seniors who plan to enroll in post-high school technical/ academic training in 2013,...
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Sacramento, Calif.—On July 24, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved amendments to the guidelines for the Carl Moyer Program that provides incentives to diesel truck owners to purchase new lower emissions vehicles or retrofit their existing trucks with new emissions mitigation...
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Fremont, Calif.— George Kenney, owner of SWAT (Suspension Wheels And Tires) Customs has been working on cars since he was 16 years old, and while he never planned on opening a shop back in 2007, it has turned into a growing business, and he plans on making it bigger. “Originally, it...
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Berkeley, Calif.—Founded in 1965 by Irv Waters, Shattuck Auto Center is a North Oakland and South Berkeley institution, said Owner Kathleen Waters. “Fifty years down the road we’re servicing the grandchildren of my husband’s original customers. We’re a neighborhood...
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Capitol Expressway Ford in San Jose has introduced Adam Wicklander as its new outside sales representative for wholesale parts. Parts and Service Director Jason Lakey said Wicklander’s responsibilities will include servicing the company’s fleet and national accounts “to help them...
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Vail, Colo.—Engine & Performance Warehouse Inc. (EPWI) named its 2013 “Vendor of the Year” and “Representative of the Year” at its Awards Dinner during EPWI’s 27th annual Summer Conference, Thursday, Aug. 7, in Vail, Colo. More than 100 channel partners were...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Silveira finds gold in the odd, the old and the unusual  San Jose, Calif.—With today’s engines lasting more than 200,000 miles, the role of the local machine shop has changed drastically. Adapting to a market dominated by remanufacturers, recyclers, and crate motors, ASE Master...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Stockton, Calif.—Big Valley Ford service, parts, and collision managers agree that teamwork is why Big Valley continues to rank among the top 50 Ford Blue Diamond dealers nationally. “You have to look at the big picture — no department is andisland,” Parts Manager Mike...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Irvine, Calif.—The Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) 2014 Summer Conference, June 27-29, at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, featured more management training tracks than ever and, new this year, technical training tracks. “The management tracks had a strong lineup of speakers...
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