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DENVER (Feb. 18, 2019) – As temperatures fall across Colorado, electric vehicle owners take note: Your car simply will not be able to travel as far as it does normally. That's the takeaway from a new report from AAA, which found that cold weather can sap electric vehicle batteries of nearly half of...
Alan Kurtzberg, service director at Phases Truck & Automotive Repair in Colorado Springs, Colo., says coaching can make the difference between a shop’s success and failure.
Leadership development and business coaching “One of the things we’ve found while working with shops is that many of them don’t have defined roles for their employees,” Doug Bawel, chairmen and CEO of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, said during a seminar in Stapleton, Colo., one of 11 cities he...
Lincoln Tech Academic Dean Dwayne Isbell has been upgrading the school’s programs for more than two years. He says Instructor Kat Vandam has been instrumental in bringing PPG on board.
Denver—The Lincoln Tech Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology program is nearing its seventh anniversary, during which time the school has striven to provide a high-quality education using industry-leading equipment and products. “One of the largest transitions in our industry is waterborne...
General manager Phil Carpenter has doubled his shop’s revenues from $600,000 to $1,200,000.
Denver—From technician to advisor and now general manager for Urban Autocare in Denver, Phil Carpenter has been busy in an accelerating automotive career. The devil is in the details, and he manages, hires, and locates prospective employees with a nose for particulars and talent. He developed his...
From left: The first Fort Carson graduates from Changing lanes Falcon Academy are: Specialist Patrick Horn, of Oakland, Calif.; Specialist Adrian Jimenez Cruz, of Salinas, Calif.; and Master Sergeant Robert Apfelbaum and Specialist McKinley Kerns, both of Colorado Springs.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis directed state agencies to develop policies encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles in the state, including a Zero Emission Vehicle program adopted by California, in January after assuming office. The remaining $68 million received from Volkswagen’s diesel emissions...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (January 24, 2019) – The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is hosting a two day career fair on March 29-30 in collaboration with the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA). Held during the Denver Auto Show at the Colorado Convention Center auto dealers and...
In 2018, SEMA partnered with Santa Fe Early College Opportunities (Santa Fe ECO) High School for a pilot vehicle build program, which was aimed at high school auto shops, and offered students real-world auto tech skills while promoting the interest and knowledge of young people in accessorization...
The first Fort Carson graduates from Changing lanes Falcon Academy are (Left to right) Specialist Patrick Horn of Oakland, CA, Specialist Adrian Jimenez Cruz of Salinas, CA, Master Sergeant Robert Apfelbaum and Specialist McKinley Kerns, both of Colorado Springs.
OLORADO SPRINGS (January 2, 2019)  – Transitioning from a regimented military environment to the unpredictability of civilian life is one of the most stressful times for many soldiers. Four soldiers from Fort Carson graduated stress-free  from Caliber Collision’s Changing Lanes Falcon Academy,...
From left: Mario Corral, Jonathan Cecil, and Abraham Giles
COLORADO The annual ASA Colorado Summit is scheduled for Jan. 26 from 7 a.m.—5 p.m. at Lincoln College of Technology, 11194 E 45th Ave, Denver. The Summit offers networking opportunities and extensive training opportunities. The price for ASA members is $175 and $200 for non-members. Attendees can...
Taylor Pickering, marketing director at Pickering’s Auto Service and ASA Colorado board member, briefed attendees on the successful re-brand of the association’s new website.
Denver—ASA Colorado is expanding and growing its training program for 2019, built on the successes of the past year. “We’ve been offering opportunities to attend individual training events, many of which are owner/manager focused, but they can expand into more in-depth training,” said Brad Pellman...

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