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Portland, Ore.—According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, “Electric Vehicle Market by Type and Vehicle Type: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018-2025,” the global electric vehicle market was valued at $118.864.5 million in 2017, and is expected to reach $567,...
Poway, Calif.—Mitchell 1 has announced a new format for its Manager SE shop management software workshop that will make the training more accessible and convenient for more users to attend. Starting in the fall 2018, Mitchell 1 will offer a series of free online webinars covering the most popular...
Atlanta—General Motors’ Customer Care and Aftersales division announced the launch of the GM Collision Repair Network at NACE Automechanika Atlanta, a trade show dedicated to the automotive collision industry. The network is designed to help drive customer safety, customer satisfaction and strong...
Recent market intelligence reveals that the trends affecting the fleet are profoundly affecting how the auto care industry does business, says Behzad Rassuli, SVP, Strategic Development, Auto Care Association, in a recent blog post. The following are six key trends he said are impacting the...
NAPA Echlin Diesel offers exclusive new injectors from the original equipment supplier for several popular applications.
Long Island City, N.Y.—If you drop a wrench under the hood of a modern car or light truck, you’re lucky if it hits the ground. Aerodynamics, safety enhancements, and added accessories including emissions controls mean engine compartments are increasingly crowded, and once-simple repairs are now...
Diamond Bar, Calif.—Industry sales for the specialty-equipment market, including the pickup segment, continues to grow. In 2017, industry sales reached a new apex of $43 billion with overall sales increasing 4 percent, which continues a multi-year trend, stated Gavin Knapp, SEMA’s director of...
Wheat Ridge, CO, August 29,2018 -- The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) announces the mid-October release of Secure Data Release Model 2.0. The new application is designed to dramatically streamline Vehicle Security Credential applications and renewals from the current 10-20 days down...
Wheat Ridge, Colo.—Vehicle service providers have informed the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) about websites that are selling key codes, often for less than can be bought from automaker portals. Executive Director Donny Seyfer warns that many of them are telling VSPs that they are...
Falls Church, Va.—Over 70 million light-duty battery-electric vehicles will be sold in 2032 compared to less than a million sold in 2017, according to a market research report published by Information Trends. The vehicle sales in 2032 will be almost half of the light-duty vehicles sold that year. “...
Madison, Ind.—Increasing shop revenue-generating power by adding wheel alignment services doesn’t need to be complicated, time-consuming or expensive, Rotary Lift says. Here are six things for shops to consider when choosing the right alignment equipment: Shop space limitations: One of the main...

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