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Tony Martins, owner of Rallye Coach Works in Englewood, Colo., successfully operates without DRP relationships. In doing so, he says he’s able to place more emphasis on accurate repairs.
Englewood, Colo.—Without constraints or concessions frequently associated with DRP participation, Tony Martins and his team at Rallye Coach Works, an I-CAR Gold facility, say they are free to focus on their customers’ interests, not insurers. To produce quality repairs, Martins said they use OEM...
I-CAR’s John Van Alstyne (left) presents the “Russ Verona Memorial Award” to Jim (center) and Sean Guthrie of Car Crafters in Albuquerque, N.M. Jim Guthrie also serves on the board of directors for I-CAR. (Photo by John Yoswick)
ASA Colorado will hold its annual Summit training event, Saturday, Jan. 27, at Lincoln Tech, Denver. There will be more than 25 classes, including hands-on training at the school’s new facility for every level of technician, owner, service writer and manager, as well as an opportunity to network...
The parts and service management team at Larry H. Miller Lakewood Ford oversees its new off-site 21-bay shop that opened in October. Pictured, from left, are Service Manager Shawn Casement, Parts Manager Steve Albertson, and Service Director Richard Minges.
Lakewood, Colo.—Even with around-the-clock service hours, Larry H. Miller (LHM) Lakewood Ford was experiencing a backlog in its 31-bay service department. To solve that problem and offer quicker service, LHM officials opened a second 21-bay off-site service facility in early October. LHM Lakewood...
Ron Metcalf, co-owner of National Differential, stocks popular Ford, Dodge, and GM remanufactured transfer cases ready for installation.
Security, Colo.—Business partners Mike Snover and Ron Metcalf know how costly a tied up service bay can be. Rather than having a technician rebuild a differential on the spot, the duo says it’s far more profitable and reliable to remove and replace the unit, something they do at their two repair...
THE Event for Automotive Service Professionals January 27th, 2018 at Lincoln TechPre-Party January 26th, 2018 at Unser Racing Save the Date & Register Online NowExperience world class training from the best trainers in the industry.Professional classes for every level: tech, owner, service...
LITTLETON, Colo. (Nov. 8, 2017) – Subaru University has donated a 2013 Outback, a 2015 BRZ and a 2015 Forester to the Arapahoe Community College Automotive Technology Program. In addition, Subaru Western Region Education Manager Mitch May has installed Subaru’s Denso DST-i electronic scan tool at...
Wheat Ridge, Colo.—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) announced that the Wheat Ridge High School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Team will open the CARS Grow Your Own Technicians program, Friday, Nov. 3, at CARS@AAPEX...
Adam Honegger is the new chairman of The Network.
MOUNTAIN REGION Adam Honegger, CEO of Parts Plus of New Mexico in Albuquerque, was welcomed as the Automotive Distribution Network’s new chairman. He replaces former Chairman David T. Segal. The announcement was made at The Network’s fall shareholder meeting in September. The Gates Corporation...
Subaru U is successfully integrated into Pickens Technical College’s Automotive Technology program. Edward Martin (left), automotive technology instructor, and Subaru’s Mitch May, work together to enhance the program for retailers and students alike.
Aurora, Colo.—When Subaru of America officials set out to address the technician shortage two years ago, driven largely by Subaru’s brand success, their answer came via the Subaru University program, known as Subaru U. Unlike other sponsored programs, the majority of Subaru’s is not manufacturer...
Armed with a Masters in Physics and a passion for fixing cars, shop owner Saul Reisman is already internationally recognized and making waves in the aftermarket community.
Englewood, Colo.—Saul Reisman, 28, is quickly making a name for himself. He was just recently recognized by SEMA in its “35 Under 35” listing as a “young industry talent eyeing the future.” He has more than 120 educational YouTube videos posted on his shop’s website that have gained him broad...

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