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“Shops and insurance companies are all learning about this together. It’s an opportunistic time for all of us,” says Dan Stander, Fix Auto Highlands Ranch.
Littleton, Colo.—Vehicle pre- and post-scans are becoming increasingly recommended, if not required, by OEMs as documented in their numerous position statements released throughout the year and last. Shops have either embraced the process, have only just begun to dip their toes into the diagnostic...
You're invited to "Extreme Communication", the next course in the 2017/2018 Professional Business Series!  Space is going fast! This seminar, taught by Maylan Newton of ESi, will discuss having those difficult conversations you dread with employees, partners, vendors and family members. Although...
During a one-day safety check campaign, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of CVSA’s Brake Safety Day, an annual outreach and...
President; Benjamin Johnson, and Dir. of Marketing Amanda Ognar were present to accept the award for Redhorse.  Paul Van Woensel President of EPWI said “Redhorse has quality products, superior performance/value and commitment to a true partnership with distribution have allowed this line to grow...
“We pride ourselves on delivering within an hour from when the customer buys the product and we pull it,” says Brandon Washburn, Power Ford’s parts manager.
Albuquerque, N.M.—Ford remanufactured engines and transmissions come with entirely new internal parts as well as the auxiliary parts necessary to complete installers’ big work orders. Other companies often remanufacture parts within the engine or transmission itself, said Brandon Washburn, parts...
Larry H. Miller Dealerships announced it has opened a new Nissan store, Larry H. Miller Nissan 104th.
COLORADO Larry H. Miller Dealerships announced the acquisition of a Nissan store in Denver. The purchase follows four steady years of growth in the Denver market, and makes the city the group’s largest market outside of its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. The store is located at 2400 W. 104th...
Stephen Bell has added a second 7,600-square-foot building to his shop Classic Investments, which has a showroom and dedicated paint and body department.
Englewood, Colo.—When the paint job is the first thing the customer sees after a restoration, it’s critical to get it done correctly, says Stephen Bell, owner of Classic Investments, a shop specializing in the sales, restoration, and service of Italian, German, and British vintage cars. It’s not...
Performance diesel work turned a dream into reality for Wade and Angela Boyd, owners of Diesel Day Dreams. However after seven years, general repair makes up the majority of sales.
Northglenn, Colo.—When Wade Boyd talks about making diesel pickup trucks go faster, his eyes light up just like his customers’ tires. Enthusiasm for modifying his own Duramax-powered Chevy let him exit the mortgage industry years ago, and embark on a journey down the diesel performance road,...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – District Director Frances Padilla of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Colorado District Office today reminded businesses and residents of the Aug. 29, 2017, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by the hailstorm in Jefferson...
Castle Rock, CO (July 2017) -- LINE-X Total Truck Center supports Mile-Hi Jeep Club’s Annual All-4-Fun, one of the most anticipated 4-wheeling events in the country. LINE-X Total Truck Center is proudly sponsoring the Mile-Hi Jeep Club 51st Annual All-4-Fun. The event is scheduled for July 29-...

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