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December 28, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Sells TCi Stores, Retread Shop to Independent Dealers

Michelin North America Inc. has sold four Tire Centers stores and a TCi retread plant to two independent commercial tire dealers.

Tags: Michelin, Tires, TCI, Mergers & Acquisitions, Parts and Service

December 6, 2017 - Industry News

FCA Opens Second Parts Distribution Center in 2017

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Fiat-Chrysler has opened its second Mopar parts distribution center in 2017, this one located in the metro Detroit area.

Tags: Mopar, Parts and Service, FCA

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

Maven Selects Element Fleet Management for Maintenance Services

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

General Motors' Maven carsharing service has chosen Element Fleet Management to provide maintenance and accident services for its fleet across the United States.

Tags: Carsharing, General Motors, Element Fleet Management, Maven, Accident Management, Preventive Maintenance

November 28, 2017 - Press Release

Geotab Launches Roadside Service Solution

Graphic courtesy of Geotab.

Geotab is offering a service designed to reduce vehicle downtime via a comprehensive roadside assistance management solution.

Tags: Telematics, Roadside Assistance, Geotab

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

ARI to Test Alexa Voice Commands for Fleet Data

Photo of Echo via Amazon.

ARI will begin testing an Amazon Alexa app that will allow its fleet clients to access their fleet data and the company's web portal with voice commands.

Tags: Voice Recognition, ARI, Fleet Management Companies, Fleet Events, Amazon Alexa

November 3, 2017 - Product News

Audatex Launches Vehicle Health Check

The new product is a next-generation vehicle scan, diagnostic and repair solution to ensure the health of vehicles after collision or mechanical repairs.

Tags: Collision Repair, Diagnostics, Safety, Audatex

October 30, 2017 - Industry News

Technician Shortage Worse Than Previously Thought

Photo: Steven Martinez

In a new report, the TechForce Foundation is predicting that demand for new vehicle technicians over the next ten years will be three times higher than was previously expected.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Department of Labor, Technicians

October 19, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Tops CR's Reliability Report, Again

Photo of 2017 Tacoma courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota remains at the top of Consumer Reports' annual reliability study, while Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Subaru showed the biggest improvement from the 2016 survey.

Tags: Toyota, Consumer Reports, Maintenance Management

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Approves Trio of Shell Oils for Diesel Trucks

Shell's T5 10W-30 Synthetic Blend is one of the three Shell oils approved for Ford's Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification. Photo: Shell Rotella

Ford Motor Co. has approved three Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oils for its diesel-powered Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification, Shell has announced.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Motor Oil, CK-4, Shell Rotella, Ford Super Duty, Ford

October 4, 2017 - Press Release

Bar's Products Acquires Hy-Per Lube Corp.

Bar's Products has purchased Hy-Per Lube Corp.'s lubricants business, and will continue to offer Hy-Per Lube brand additives alongside Bar's Leaks and Rislone.

September 29, 2017 - Industry News

VW Expands 6-Year/72K Warranty Across Lineup

Photo of the 2018-MY Golf family courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen is rolling out six-year or 72,000-mile warranties across most of its vehicle lineup after first introducing the warranties in April on its new 2018 SUVs, including the Atlas and Tiguan.

Tags: Volkswagen, Warranty, 2018-MY

September 25, 2017 - Industry News

Voice of Retreading Brodsky Passes Away

Brodsky

Harvey Brodsky, longtime managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) and then the Retread Tire Association (RTA), has died in Pacific Grove, Calif. He was 81.

Tags: Retreads, RTA, Obituary, In Memoriam

September 21, 2017 - Industry News

Shell: New Engine Oil Categories Making the Grade

Since 2011 the company has amassed 60 million test miles on CK-4 formulations, and 50 million miles of tests involving the High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) formulas required by FA-4 specifications. Photo: Shell

A new generation of engine oils is in the North American market, passing a battery of tests developed for specific engine brands. But the work of convincing buyers about the related features and benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oils continues.

Tags: Maintenance, Shell, Fuel Efficiency, Engine Oil, Shell Rotella, PC-11

August 21, 2017 - Product News

Element Offers Maintenance, Windshield Repair Scheduling on Mobile Devices

Screenshots courtesy of Element.

Element Fleet Management has begun offering maintenance scheduling through its Xcelerate for Drivers website and mobile app with Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC), Tires Plus, and windshield repair scheduling with Safelite AutoGlass locations.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Fleet Services, Fleet Management Companies, Mobile Apps, Element Fleet Management

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Safety

July 25, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Provide Over-the-Air Updates by 2020

Photo of Mary Barra courtesy of GM.

General Motors will be able to provide over-the-air software updates to its vehicles by 2020, CEO and chairman Mary Barra told analysts and investors during a Tuesday conference call.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Software, General Motors, C-Suite

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Spotting Signs of Misaligned Wheels

Pep Boys and CNET provide advice on how to recognize symptoms of wheel misalignment.

Tags: Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Suspensions, Safety

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Summer Heat

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

AAA offers seasonal advice to help drivers protect their vehicles during soaring temperatures.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Safety, First-Aid Kits

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Mobile Truck Washer Fleet Clean Enters St. Louis

Photo courtesy of Fleet Clean.

Mobile truck washer Fleet Clean USA is expanding into the St. Louis market next week and hopes to enter several other southern and Midwest markets by the end of the year, including Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, San Antonio, Jacksonville, and Birmingham, Ala.

Tags: Fleet Services, franchises, Vehicle Washing

July 17, 2017 - Press Release

Hot Shot’s Secret Releases Fleet Case Studies

Hot Shot's Secret, the leading brand for stiction elimination, announces three case studies with positive results for fleets.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Lubricants, FedEx

July 13, 2017 - Global News

BMW Invests in Online European Auto Repair Firm

BMW i Ventures announces a strategic investment in Caroobi, a leading European online repair shop for cars.

Tags: Maintenance, BMW, Investment, Germany, Switzerland, Austria

July 12, 2017 - Press Release

U.S. Bank Voyager Adds 53 Maintenance Locations

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank.

The U.S Bank Voyager Network added 53 new locations as a result of network merchant Monro Muffler Brake’s acquisition of Clark Tire Total Car Care Advantage in North Carolina and McGee Auto Service & Tires in Florida. The new locations now accept Voyager-branded cards for payment of fleet tire purchases and automotive service.

Tags: Voyager Fuel Card, U.S. Bank, Maintenance Management, Payment Cards

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Continental to Raise Truck Tire Prices Again

Photo: Continental

Prices for Continental, General and AmeriSteel-brand truck tires rise "as much as 7%" effective July 1.

Tags: Tires, Continental Tires

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

Photo of Ford Transit van courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety

June 14, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Michelin's long-term Visionary concept can perhaps be best summed up as a "wheel with no air." Photo: Michelin

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

Tags: Sustainability, Michelin, Tires and Wheels, Movin' On Conference

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