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Industry newcomer hits ground running

The customer service staff at Viking AutoCare, includes, from l., Eric Bartlett, ASE-certified service writer, Margie van Lierop, owner, and Geni Salais, office assistant.ASE-certified Technicians Andy Karlsson (r.) and Arthur Beccera of Viking AutoCare ... [Published Parts and People - 13 mins ago]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Increased complexity means more reprogramming at Fitz’z Service

Mike Fitzgibbons says he has close to 400 shop customers, from one-man shops to chains with 50 locations.Fitz’z Service Technician Jim Liberty overhauls a sticking ignition cylinder for a Honda Civic by cleaning it and installing new tumblers.St. Louis—With ... [Published Parts and People - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Collision repairers use alternative parts program to reduce mobile electronics costs

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—Premiere Services, a provider of audio electronics, now has alternative parts available through CCCOne, Mitchell, APU, and Parts Trader. Premiere Services Quality Repair Program (QRP) parts are OEM-remanufactured parts that are ... [Published Parts and People - Sep 03 2014]
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First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

September 2014 Mountain People & Places

Magneti Marelli offered by Mopar exhibited at the Mopar Mile-High Block Party and representatives fielded questions and assisted the hundreds of people in attendance. (Photo by Rob Merwin)Robert Glass, parts manager, and Nicole Brienzi, parts sales manager ... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Haller’s Repair adapts to local market and Wyoming’s rush of oil field trucks

Owner Jim Haller says speed of parts deliveries from the local NAPA store has been instrumental to increasing his speed and quality of service.ASE-Certified Technician Derek Helmer (l.) and Technician Dylan Bider perform an underhood repair on a light ... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Powertrain repairs require diagnostics, rebuilding know-how for independents

Owner Jeff Vik says then old days of transmission rebuilders finding issues and upselling customer’s full units are gone. Today’s transmissions require continuous training and proper diagnostic tools.Caleb Vik, owner Jeff Vik’s son, is learning by working ... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Factory approved, factory trained and equipped

Pat Woytassek, owner, says electronics on diesel engines and diesel fuel injection systems require shops to have the capability to offer factory level diagnostics, which necessitates and investment in OE factory tools.Ray Steele, diesel fuel injection ... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

HCP4x4 capitalizes on Wrangler enthusiasm and less competition

Al Dunn, owner of HCP4x4, has been able to double his sales thanks to decreased competition and a focus on modifying Jeep’s JK platform.The sales team at HCP4x4 is able to cater to most types of off-highway customers, Owner Al Dunn says, thanks to their ... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Good Guys Auto Care Center opens first shop at Circle K after years of planning

ASE-certified Technician Guillermo Lugo (l.) and Co-Owner Ahmad Noory staff the Good Guys Auto Care Center in Mission Viejo.Guillermo Lugo, ASE-certified technician at Good Guys Auto Care Center, uses a Fluke 78 digital multitest meter to check the charging ... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

September 2014 Southern California People & Places

Betts Company has launched a new corporate website to help introduce the company to customers, prospects, and the general public.Charlie Kirkland is now director of sales for program groups at Centric Parts.Steve Hughes has been appointed to CAWA’s Manufacturer’s ... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Tight-knit farm community and top online ratings bolster business at All Magic

The estimating and customer management staff at All Magic Paint & Body, from l., General Manager Raffi Avetyan, Owners Theresa Riddell and Ellie Adri, Jennifer Lows, Mariano Jimenez, and Production Manager Rob Cross, all believe customer service is a ... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 2 reports

September 2014 River Valley People & Places

ILLINOISThe Auto & Truck Recyclers of Illinois 2014 Convention and Trade Show is Sept. 19-20, at the Embassy Suites East Peoria Hotel and Conference Center. Seminars and events include Parts Trader, speakers Rob Rainwater and Dan Bruner, airbag and forklift ... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]

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Industry newcomer hits ground running [Published Parts and People - 13 mins ago]
Increased complexity means more reprogramming a... [Published Parts and People - Sep 03 2014]
Collision repairers use alternative parts progr... [Published Parts and People - Sep 03 2014]
September 2014 Mountain People & Places [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
Powertrain repairs require diagnostics, rebuild... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
Haller’s Repair adapts to local market and Wyom... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
HCP4x4 capitalizes on Wrangler enthusiasm and l... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
Factory approved, factory trained and equipped [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
Good Guys Auto Care Center opens first shop at ... [Published Parts and People - Sep 01 2014]
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