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ASA Colorado will hold its annual Summit training event, Saturday, Jan. 27, at Lincoln Tech, Denver. There will be more than 25 classes, including hands-on training at the school’s new facility for every level of technician, owner, service writer and manager, as well as an opportunity to network...
What:           BASF hosts exclusive Bentley Glasurit training                    When:          April and August 2018 Where:         BASF Training facilities Background: Bentley has released its training course schedule for Glasurit, the BASF refinish paint line that holds exclusive global...
More Than 1,000 High School And College Students Will Head To Sonoma To Compete In The Shell Eco-Marathon, Ultra Energy-Efficiency Competition This April
Houston, Feb. 20, 2018 – Shell, in conjunction with Sonoma Raceway and Speedway Motorsports Inc., will welcome student teams from up to 100 high schools and universities across North and South America to Make the Future California featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas, April 19-22, 2018. Make the...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market continues to change, with a shift to non-luxury SUV sales from small car sales. According to the California Auto Outlook Fourth Quarter 2017, market share for the two primary segments saw more than a 12 percent combined change from 2012 to 2017,...
POWAY, Calif. – Feb. 5, 2018 – Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s first Shop Management Workshop, April 26-28 in San Diego, California at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. The training is designed for auto shop management software users who want to learn more advanced capabilities, shortcuts and...
RICHARDSON, Texas (February 6, 2018) — Service King Collision Repair Centers®, one of the fastest growing providers of high-quality automotive repair service in the U.S., today announced the company has officially opened its 43rd California location. The announcement comes as the organization...
ST. LOUIS (January 31, 2018) Ranken Technical College is launching a new educational partnership with Subaru of America that will provide its students with specialized training, certifications and additional career opportunities within the expanding network of Subaru dealerships. Beginning in the...
Owner’s Scott and Beth Buenger say they will soon perform digital inspections.
Granite City, Ill.—“We’re the best-kept secret in Granite City,” said Beth Buenger, referring to the fact that despite being in business for 85 years and that 40 percent of their business is automotive care, many people still think O’Brien Tire & Service Center is and always has been just a...
A 1962 International Travelette was part of The Drive Home rally from Florida to Detroit.
OREGON The Petersen Collector Car Auction will be Feb. 3, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. Oregon’s original and only Oregonian-owned vehicle auction is one of the most popular on the West Coast. For details, visit www.petersencollectorcars.com. Two new automotive related programs at high...
Shop owner Gene Cross still likes to work on vehicles out in the shop.
St. Helens, Ore.—When a man walked into St. Helens Auto Body recently, company founder Gene Cross immediately recognized him as having been the shop’s first customer three decades earlier. “You fixed my son’s car recently, too,” the man told Cross. “As you can see, we’re now working for the...

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