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Mitchell 1 Adds Online Appointment Scheduling

Mitchell 1 is highlighting a new online appointment scheduling feature and “smarter” wiring diagrams at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) this week in Las Vegas, Nev.  

The new Vehicle MRI app "allows a technician to plug into a vehicle and see what the vehicle is doing from the inside out," says Denso's Frank Choi.
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Denso Introduces a Mobile App for Inspecting Vehicles

Denso Corp. unveiled Vehicle MRI, a mobile app inspection tool designed to help identify underperforming parts and save time by automating numerous tasks, at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).  

Take 5 Oil Change has over 500 shops across 18 states and Canada.
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Castrol and Take 5 Oil Change Join Forces

Castrol, the lubricants brand of BP, has announced a long-term strategic partnership with Driven Brands and Take 5 Oil Change. The two teams will partner to integrate training, service and marketing efforts to ensure continued growth for both the company and franchise Take 5 Oil Change locations.

New features – license plate-to-VIN application decoding and integration of the Epicor PartExpert GFX graphical eCatalog – are being demonstrated in the Epicor booth (2238) during this week’s AAPEX show.
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Epicor Adds New Features to Service Estimator Solution

Epicor Software Corp. is adding two new features to the Epicor Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) solution, a cloud-based estimating and parts sourcing tool that helps tire dealers, automotive repair shops and other businesses strengthen sales and improve margin performance.

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Les Schwab Grabs Top Spot in 2 Customer Satisfaction Rankings

Two of the largest independent tire dealers in the U.S. earned the highest customer satisfaction scores in a new ranking of the aftermarket by J.D. Power and Associates. But the survey shows there's plenty of competition nipping at their heels.

Outgoing Tire Industry Association President John Evankovich is director of Sam’s Clubs’ tire and battery centers.
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Environmental Issues Took Top Priority for Outgoing TIA President

John Evankovich, outgoing president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), has worked nearly 30 years at Sam’s Club Inc. in Bentonville, Ark. He started out as a tire technician, was promoted to management positions over the years, and 15 years ago was named director of the company’s tire and battery centers.

Figure 1: Identifying the tire pressure sensor components.
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TPMS: Chrysler Jeep and Renegade, 2015-2017

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 2015–2017 Chrysler Jeeps and Jeep Renegades is provided as standard on all models and shows the tire pressure values through a dedicated submenu in the instrument panel display.

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