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How to Know When Your Prices Are Too Low

If you are frustrated with your customer’s price focus or “always wanting a deal” type of mentality, Modern Tire Dealer columnist Dennis McCarron has some shocking news for you: Your prices are too low.

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McWilliams Appointed to AACF Board

The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has appointed Interstate Batteries' Vice President of Sales Shannon McWilliams to its board of trustees.

The Schrader bundle special includes five years of tool software updates and OBDII connection capabilities.
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Bundle and Save With Schrader TPMS Solutions

Schrader TPMS Solutions continues to offer competitive OE-quality TPMS solutions with two bundle specials: a Schrader VT46 TPMS programming and diagnostic tool powered by ATEQ and 12 or 24 EZ-sensors, a single SKU, programmable TPMS solution.

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Icahn Automotive Is Splitting Into 2 Companies

A key piece of Icahn Automotive Group LLC’s multiyear transformation plan is underway as the company is splitting into two aftermarket companies: one devoted to parts and the other to service.

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Meineke Expands in North Carolina

Meineke Car Care Centers LLC has opened a location in Holly Springs, N.C. It is the first Meineke outlet for new franchisee Darrick Finan.

The average shop in North America has a labor or “door” rate of about $100/hour. Simple financials dictate technicians earn 30% of door rate by productivity. Special thanks: Tyler Utley, Conrad’s Tire
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It’s Time to Raise Your Labor Rates!

Politics. Religion. Alldata vs. Mitchell 1. Flat rate versus any other pay plan. Yes, I’m going there. I want to address pay plans, but not in a way you’re probably expecting.

Figure 1: Identifying the TPMS steering wheel controls. All artwork courtesy of Toyota, License Aagreement TMS 1002.
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TPMS: Lexus RX Series, 2016-19

In Lexus RX Series vehicles (2016-2019), a tire pressure warning valve and transmitter (equipped with a tire pressure sensor and a transmitter) is installed in each tire and wheel assembly. 

The CPX-900 battery and system analyzer from Midtronics for conventional and advanced vehicle systems assesses the health of both a battery’s starting and reserve capacity abilities through patented Conductance Profiling technology. Photo courtesy of Midtronics
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The Latest Battery Testing Tools

At any moment in time, one out of four car batteries needs replaced. The only way to know which one is to test every vehicle that comes in for service.

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