Day: May 4, 2020

Auto Repair Basics | FTC Consumer Information

The best way to avoid auto repair rip-offs is to be prepared. Knowing how your vehicle works and how to identify common car problems is a good beginning. It’s also important to know how to choose a good mechanic, the kinds of questions to ask, and your consumer rights. This kind of information may help you keep a lid on mechanical mistakes.

Repair Information

How to Choose a Repair Shop

What should I look for when choosing a repair shop?

  • Ask for recommendations from friends, family, and other people you trust. Look for a repair shop before you need one to avoid being rushed into a last-minute decision.
  • Shop around by phone and online for the best deal, and compare warranty policies on repairs.
  • Ask to see current licenses if state or local law requires repair shops to be licensed or registered. Also, your state Attorney General’s office or local
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Automotive Service Advisor Training l Jeff Cowan’s Pro Talk

Operating an automotive organization, no matter the size, is a challenge. Aside from finding the right employees, you need to maximize every opportunity with every customer. Whether these customers visit your business for service, parts, or sales, you need to make sure they come back time and time again. Turning a one-time customer into a repeat customer is just as challenging as increasing sales but it can be done. The automotive service advisor training from Jeff Cowan’s Pro Talk can guide your business through these difficulties, efficiently and expediently. Success is rarely an overnight affair, but our proprietary training and processes can and will work for your automotive organization to ensure long-term, sustainable returns.

Generating the Highest Closing Ratios

High closing ratios are one of the most important aspects of a successful business. You can have the best employees of any service center in your area and a top-notch service

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Drivers Looking to Get Their Kia Vehicle Thoroughly Cleaned are Invited to the Lehighton Kia Service Center

A family riding in a vehicle

Drivers and passengers can enjoy a clean Kia vehicle when they visit the Lehighton Kia service center.

Drivers have become more particular than ever before when it comes to cleaning the interior of their Kia vehicle. Not cleaning the interior of a vehicle allows for dust to build up, which can downgrade the performance of air vents and other components. It can also allow for stains to break down materials like leather quicker than normal. Of course, there is also always a concern over germs and bacteria.

At Lehighton Kia, the in-house service center’s technicians offer cleaning and sanitation services on Kia vehicles. Thanks to their knowledge and experience, they can clean and sanitize difficult-to-reach areas while using effective, yet gentle cleaning solutions recommended by Kia.

While cleaning each Kia vehicle brought in, the technicians can do a thorough inspection of

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Car Hire Kenya – Car Rental Kenya with Central Rent A Car

Roof Tent Camper at Hell's Gate National parkWe have been in business since 1980 (and online since 1999) offering car hire services from our base in downtown Nairobi. We provide Four Wheel Drive cars (4×4’s / SUV’s / Jeeps) for self-drive safari use. These can be used to visit Kenya’s famous National Parks and beaches. We also provide saloon (sedan) cars for the city driver.

LATEST NEWS:

Quarter 1 2020 – Another World Travel Awards nomination for Kenya’s Leading Car Rental Company for 2019! That makes it 7 years in a row! We’ve got a Facebook Group now. – Click here to see our Facebook Group, with real reviews! , join up, read some honest reviews, and post photos and comments if you’re a previous customer! Also added Nissan Navara pick-up trucks to the fleet.

40 YEARS IN BUSINESS! 1980 – 2020!

   Lonely Planet Guide Book on Kenya (page 92):

Central Rent – a

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Data shows vehicle traffic in New Hampshire gradually rising, still down sharply from 2019

HIGHWAYS ACROSS THE STATE ARE UP TO SPEED. ACCORDING TO TRAFFIC DATA OBTAINED BY WMUR, MORE CARS ARE BACK ON THE ROAD AFTER A DRAMATIC DROP LAST MONTH. THE DATA FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHOWS THAT TRAFFIC BEGAN TO DECREASE THE WEEK OF MARCH 15 AND THAT TREND CONTINUED TO THE WEEK OF APRIL 5. BUT BY THE WEEK OF APRIL 12, NUMBERS BEGAN TO RISE AND HAVEN’T STOPPED SINCE THEN. THE OVERALL NUMBERS ARE STILL DOWN MORE THAN HALF COMPARED TO THIS TIME LAST YEAR. ERIN: FEWER AND FEWER PEOPLE ARE TAKING FLIGHTS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC. PASSENGER TRAFFIC AT NEW HAMPSHIRE’S BIGGEST AIRPORT DROPPED 52% LAST MONTH. MANCHESTER-BOSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT HAD NEARLY 69,000 TRAVELERS IN MARCH. THAT’S COMPARED TO OVER 143,000 A YEAR AGO. AIRPORT OFFICIALS PREDICT THAT APRIL’S DROP COULD BE AROUND

Data shows vehicle traffic in NH gradually rising, still down sharply from 2019

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Investing in the Industry in 2020

Cash reserve

Most automotive companies cut future-product spending sharply during the 2008-2009 recession. The few that didn’t, including Ford and Hyundai, had fresh products in their showrooms when the recovery began and were able to gain market share.

That was an important lesson for the industry. Now most global automakers have substantial cash hoards — $20 billion is common — to keep future-product efforts running through the next recession, whenever it arrives.

Many automotive companies also pay dividends to their shareholders. Some automakers have said that they will use their cash reserves to continue to pay dividends during a recession.

Competition

Generally speaking, the automaker with the newest products will get the highest prices and the best profits. Automakers must invest constantly to ensure that they have a steady flow of new products in their pipelines.

Nowadays, automakers and parts suppliers are also making big investments in future technologies

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Vehicle leasing – Wikipedia

Vehicle leasing or car leasing is the leasing (or the use) of a motor vehicle for a fixed period of time at an agreed amount of money for the lease. It is commonly offered by dealers as an alternative to vehicle purchase but is widely used by businesses as a method of acquiring (or having the use of) vehicles for business, without the usually needed cash outlay. The key difference in a lease is that after the primary term (usually 2, 3 or 4 years) the vehicle has to either be returned to the leasing company or purchased for the residual value.

Rationale[edit]

Vehicle leasing offers advantages to both buyers and sellers. For the buyer, lease payments will usually be lower than payments on a car loan would be. Any sales tax is due only on each monthly payment, rather than immediately on the entire purchase price

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Automotive IoT – Solutions for Connected Cars

automotive iot

With new opportunities come new challenges. 

The market for automotive IoT and connected cars is set to reach a staggering $133 billion by 2024 – generating serious potential profits for OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers. 

Reliable connectivity for connected cars can help with everything from Telematics to preventive maintenance to accident prevention and enhanced entertainment systems. 

Autonomous driving will be facilitated by V2X (vehicle to everything) connectivity and the emergence of 5G connected cars, which will provide a new – more convenient – driving experience.

But connected cars will meet challenges and stiff resistance too. 

It will only take a couple of accidents caused by connected technology for progress to be delayed by years. Regulators and consumer groups will also push back against anything they perceive as risky.

To succeed in this exciting new market, automotive suppliers and car manufacturers will need to show they meet the highest standards of

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Automotive Tools, Auto Tools, Air Tools, Diagnostic, Specialty, Repair Tools, Equipment


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TOOLRAGE offers over 50,000 automotive tools and equipment in over a dozen warehouses located all over the country. Each day we feature over 20,000 of our most popular products on our web site from the world’s leading tool manufacturers. We carry
a large selection of air tools, auto tools, specialty tools, diagnostic tools, specialty tools and more. If you are looking for a hard to find product for a manufacturer that we carry, please email us and we will be happy to try to get it for you.
We ship to customers in the 48 contiguous United States and have become the #1 favorite online auto tool retailer for thousands of people everywhere.

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