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Kirksville, Mo.—Brad Buck owner of The Collision Company, won his lawsuit against GEICO for more than $7,000 in unpaid repair costs in Adair County Circuit Court, July 31. Their insured’s car had rear-ended Buck’s customer’s 2016 C-Max, with Buck’s repair estimate for $13,409.66. GEICO had...
From left: The counter sales professionals including owner Maurice Rozo, Eric Morales and Dan Ricketts, say doing the job the right way is the main key to having repeat customers.
Burbank, Calif.—Off Road Unlimited (ORU) is on track have its best year yet, said its owner, Maurice Rozo. “The light truck and four-wheel-drive market has grown steadily for the past decade, and we’ve grown as well,” he said of the light truck and 4WD manufacturer, retailer, and installer, which...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California green vehicle market continues to experience growth throughout the state, especially with increasing electric vehicles sales which now make up 3.1 percent of total new vehicle sales year to date, an increase from 2.4 percent this time last year. However, according to...
Darrin and Chad Barney, co-owners of Barney Brothers, moved into general maintenance and repair two years ago and haven’t looked back.
Grand Junction, Colo.—Imagine paying somebody to give you advice that you don’t take. That’s what Darrin Barney, co-owner of Barney Brothers Off Road & Repair with his brother, Chad Barney, said he was doing two years ago while neglecting to take action on challenges posed by the Elite...
The California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) has scheduled “Area Meetings” in Burbank, Sacramento, Dublin, and Anaheim. Dinner is free and meetings are open to sales reps, management, and ownership of tire retailers and related vendors. “Through the generous support of sponsors such as 1-...
Bethesda, Md.-The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) has awarded $130,000 in scholarships to 80 students nationwide, including seven in the Northwest. The scholarships are for the 2018-2019 academic year. “We are pleased that the Aftermarket Foundation can help so many talented students...
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 * Verizon Indy Car Grand Prix, Portland International Raceway, Portland. Visit www.portlandgp.com. Sept. 1-2 * 11th annual Bigfork Rumble in the Bay, downtown Bigfork, Mont. For details, visit www.bigforkrumble.com. Sept. 3 * Roadsters Northwest Car Show & Swap Meet, Frontier...
Exceptional Customer Handling Skills provides participants with industry best practices that lead to increased customer satisfaction, higher customer retention, and better profitability. Attendees also learn how to recognize what each customer needs in terms of transaction timing and thoroughness....
NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mighty Distributing System of America is proud to announce that Griffin Enterprises, LC is the most recent Jiffy Lube group to acquire a Mighty Auto Parts franchise. The new portfolio company, doing business as Mighty of the Rockies, has become...
CAWA will hold its annual gala dinner the Sunday night before AAPEX/SEMA in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 28, 2018. The event, to be held at Caesar’s Palace,  is exclusively sponsored by Motorcar Parts of America. This sponsorship allows CAWA to devote all the proceeds from the gala to its...

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