Northern California

NEVADA Fleetcon will be at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks, Nev., Sept. 10-12. The education event offers fleet professionals training from industry experts on regulatory compliance, managing fleets, fuel programs, service contracts and more. Registration is open for the FleetPros-sponsored event,...
Owner Greg Migliore at Greg’s Automotive Service has made fleet work a significant part of his business by dedicating his resources to it.
Hayward, Calif. — With more than half of his shop’s workload derived from fleet repair and maintenance, Owner Greg Migliore at Greg’s Automotive Service is always striving to serve his fleet accounts better. When he opened the business 38 years ago, Migliore saw an opportunity and seized it and now...
Doug Roach has owned Collision Repair Specialists since 1987 and recently celebrated 35 years as an I-CAR instructor.
San Jose, Calif. — Doug Roach has been in the collision repair industry in two different capacities since the 1980s and enjoys wearing both hats. As the owner of Collision Repair Specialists in Silicon Valley and an I-CAR instructor of 35 years, Roach wants to repair cars right and then teach...
SONOMA, Calif. (July 29, 2018) – Long-time Sonoma Raceway Drag Racing Manager Georgia Seipel was inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame today during pre-race ceremonies for the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Seipel, who retired earlier this year after a 30-year career in Sonoma, is the...
STAUNTON, Virginia, July 17, 2018 – It was a day of fun, food and excitement, as well as getting the chance to test their driving skills with a NASCAR legend, when customers of Federated member Vaca Valley Auto Parts participated in a “Get Dirty with Kenny” dirt track driving experience. “As usual...
“Mystique” will appear at Hot August Nights, Aug. 7-12, in Reno, Nev.
The City of Sacramento has outfitted its auto fleet of Chevy Bolts the world’s first digital license plate, Rplate Pro’s, by Reviver Auto. The city has installed 24 of the plates so far and will be installing another 11 when it receives more of the vehicles. Mayor Darrell Steinberg said the...
Michael Bott of Torchio’s Auto Repair prioritizes maintenance and repairs with each customer.
Oakland, Calif.—Torchio’s Auto Repair was established in 1924 when they repaired Cadillac Phaetons, Chevrolet Superiors and Chrysler Imperials, just to name a few. Now they work primarily on Asian and domestic vehicles with third- and second-generation customers who write glowing reviews for the...
Some of the new requirements to Prop 65 include a warning symbol with distinct specifications for products that have potential health risks to users.
Sacramento, Calif.—On Aug. 31, California’s Prop 65 will be updated with regulations that will affect the automotive aftermarket supply chain, from manufacturers to distributors, to repair facilities and retailers. Businesses making and selling products in California that fail to comply with the...
From left: Winter Honda’s Assistant Manager Jose Gomez, Winter Chevrolet’s Parts Director Scott Kaida and Honda counterperson Scott Ortega work closely together to serve a wide range of customers.
Pittsburg, Calif.—Two parts departments act as one in many cases at Winter Chevrolet and Winter Honda and that’s why they both excel and improve their numbers monthly. By sharing resources and parts knowledge and helping each other whenever possible, they say the wholesale, retail and in-house...
Billy Mathews started Mathews & Son’s back in 1969.
Vallejo, Calif.—As a shop that gets great online reviews for being fair and flexible with its customers, Mathews & Son’s has become a fixture in Vallejo, Calif., since 1969. By stressing brand education, ongoing training and using OE parts when possible, this second-generation business has...

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