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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) are proud to announce that the Wheat Ridge High School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Team will open the CARS Grow Your Own Technicians...
Jason Smith successfully transitioned from the restaurant and skateboard industries to owner and operator of Utopia Tire and Service.
Frisco, Colo.—Jason Smith admits that he knew very little about the tire business when he purchased Meadow Creek Tire two years ago. What he did see, however, was a business opportunity to create a unique retail experience that he now calls Utopia Tire and Service, a Nokian, Michelin and Hercules...
Sheila Samuels accepts the CARSTAR 2017 Franchisee of the Year award from Dean Fisher, COO (left) and Michael Macaluso, president.
COLORADO Sheila Samuels and her brother, Jeff Samuels, of CARSTAR Ideal in Littleton and CARSTAR Arvada, were named 2017 Franchisee of the Year at CARSTAR’s recent annual conference for being a leader in the market on systems and processes and as an integral part of the Denver business group....
Scott Benavidez (center) owns and operates Mr. B’s Paint & Body Shop with his parents, Raymond and Rosie, and brother, Robert (left). He still finds time to work on behalf of the industry, serving as Collision Division director for ASA.
Albuquerque, N.M.—Scott Benavidez, AAM, knows all too well the relationship between insurers, collision repair shops, and motorists is delicate. Benavidez, owner and manager of third-generation Mr. B’s Paint & Body Shop in Albuquerque, serves as an advocate for his customers and the industry as...
Instructor: Jim BurkeThis is NOT a “how-to” clinic on changing air valves & brake shoe repair.  We will discuss brake performance, failures, industry problems and solutions, and the future changes that will impact your business.   TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:Dual Air Brake SystemsAir CompressorsAir...
PIKES PEAK, COLORADO, SEPT 25, 2017:  Toyo Tires® presents Climbkhana the next generation of Ken Block’s wildly successful and award-winning Gymkhana series of viral videos. The all new concept is a hybrid of the driving showcased in the previous films, blended with a rally-road style attack on...
Total campaign donations benefit 60,000 Colorado students
DENVER (September 20, 2017) – Larry H. Miller Dealerships, with the support of customers and employees, collected $23,500 in school supplies during the 2017 “Stuff for Students” campaign. In partnership with 9News, Volunteers of America Colorado Branch (VOA) and other business partners, supplies...
Warrensville Heights, OH – Sheila Samuel and her brother Jeff Samuel have been named the 2017 CARSTAR Franchisee of the Year. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes is proud to congratulate the owners of CARSTAR Ideal and CARSTAR Arvada, both located near Denver. “We are honored to receive this award...
From left: Shop Foreman Dave Shakeshaft, a recent staff addition, owner Al Anderson and General Manager Elise Igoe stand outside the rebranded business, The Auto Station, formerly Japanese Specialists, in Sheridan.
COLORADO Japanese Specialists in Sheridan has changed its name to The Auto Station. “In addition to being a brand specialist, we have branched out over the years to include all makes and models. Our name change to The Auto Station now reflects more closely our business model for our customers,”...
Rachel and Hank Quisenberry have experienced better-than-expected results at their Interstate Batteries distribution business in Denver. The couple purchased distribution rights three years ago.
Commerce City, Colo.—When Hank and Rachel Quisenberry were looking for a new business opportunity, the search was brief. Hank, a corporate Interstate Batteries employee, and Rachel, a realtor with an appetite for entrepreneurship, knew they wanted to be an independent U.S. distributor but were...

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