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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...
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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...
Fred Brown, director of Automotive Programs & Aims Automotive & Technology Center, says more than 98 percent of students graduate to jobs in the industry. In the foreground is the school’s new Ford 6.7L Power Stroke simulator, a complete operating unit.
Windsor, Colo.—The instructors at Aims Community College, a NATEF-accredited school, know that keeping abreast of the latest automotive technology can be cumbersome, but is absolutely necessary in order to produce employable graduates.  Fred Brown, director, Automotive Programs & Aims...
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...
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....

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