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You don’t have to be in the auto repair business long before a customer asks you if they can supply their own parts. Although there is no one technique that will work in every case, here’s one approach you may want to consider. First of all, you’ll need to bear in mind that a customer is making...
Automotive instructor John Gardner has signed on for season 2 of the television show, “Tech Garage,” presented by Advance Auto Parts and airing on Discovery’s Velocity Channel.
Marianna, Fla.—Chipola College Automotive instructor John Gardner has signed on for season two of the television show, “Tech Garage,” presented by Advance Auto Parts and airing on Discovery’s Velocity Channel. Tech Garage is an automotive how-to show focusing on theory, operation and diagnostics of...
CALIFORNIA California Career School in Anaheim is offering a variety of training courses for those interested in obtaining their Smog Check Inspector and Repair license.  Become eligible to take the BAR Smog Inspector State License exam in as little as four weeks. For information, including how to...
Take advantage of the comprehensive training courses available to you and your team.  Download the schedule PDF by clicking on the link below. For class information, please call the class contact listed.  To register for a class, please call the NAPA Training Service Center at 800-292-6428. All...
Every day vehicles are becoming more complex, the advancements in technology are changing our industry, and customers are becoming more sophisticated. Because of those advancements, one thing is for certain: Shop owners who embrace training will be able to stay well ahead of their competitors, and...
Take advantage of the comprehensive training courses available to you and your team.  Download the schedule PDF by clicking on the link below. For class information, please call the class contact listed.  To register for a class, please call the NAPA Training Service Center at 800-292-6428. All...
Madison, Ind.—With more than 50 components, the Chief Automotive Technologies Structural Holding Package offers many ways to secure a collision-damaged vehicle to a frame rack for repair. In order to show users some of the possibilities, Chief has created a video series hosted by Richard Perry, OEM...
Without question, it is getting harder and harder to find the really great technicians. We just need to bear in mind that they’re out there, and that they’re more than likely relatively happy where they are. So how do you reach these superstars? Well, you may want to consider what your competitors...
NATIONAL The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) Awards Committee has released the results of its deliberations for the National Excellence in Training Awards. The Grand Winner of the ATMC National Excellence in Training Award for 2015 is Genuine Parts Company / NAPA Auto Parts for its...
Jupiter, Fla.—Multi Parts announced the SPARK2015 website is now live. Spark.multiparts.net is a resource for information on the SPARK2015 initiative, as well as the Luminaries, Guiding Lights and Volunteer Educators who have graciously joined Multi Parts to provide the SPARK2015 students with a...

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