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Recent News

Under New Owner, Super-Lube Launches Military Discount

Super-Lube, a chain of quick lube and automotive service centers ... Read More

AMRA Technical Conference Set for May

The Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association announced their 2019 Spring ... Read More

Smith to Lead Technology Standards for American Auto Association

Auto parts industry veteran Jim Smith was chosen as senior ... Read More

VIP Tires and Service Adds Fourth Location in One Year

A New England auto service company added a new location ... Read More

American Petroleum Institute Helps Make Sure Consumers Receive High-Quality Oil

The American Petroleum Institute (API) samples and tests packaged and ... Read More

AAA: Adaptive Headlights Bring Night Driving out of the Dark

Driving at night carries the highest fatality rate for both ... Read More

Pep Boys Announces ‘Tech of the Year’ Awards

Pep Boys, an Icahn Automotive Group company, announced the winners ... Read More

Montana Chain is Jiffy Lube’s Franchisee of the Year

Jiffy Lube International, Inc. recently recognized The Foster Group, Inc ... Read More

Delaware Shop is Meineke Franchisee of the Year

After 20 years in the direct mail industry, Dave and ... Read More

ASA Opposes La. Anti-Vehicle Safety Inspection Bill

ASA is asking Louisiana repairers and vehicle owners to urge ... Read More

Misbehaving Mechanic Caught on Dash Cam

Automotive service is one of the few times people leave ... Read More
The Sea of Specs: Why It’s Important to Use the Oil Recommended by the OEM

The Sea of Specs: Why It’s Important to Use the Oil Recommended by the OEM

We’ve all been there: A customer pulls up to have his oil changed. The service writer looks and sees that the vehicle in question isn’t an American-made product and immediately ... Read More
Automotive Recalls

Automotive Recalls

As a service to your customers, please note the following vehicles that have been recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or by their manufacturers. Note these recalls ... Read More
Products & Services

Products & Services

New Ultra-Low Viscosity Oil Chevron recently launched its new ultra-low viscosity, Havoline ProDS Full Synthetic Motor Oil SAE 0W-16 with Deposit Shield Technology, responding to market needs for improved fuel ... Read More
Federal and State-Based Changes from 2018 and Coming in 2019

Federal and State-Based Changes from 2018 and Coming in 2019

In 2018, the federal government had fewer than average laws passed that impact labor and employment law. This was due to focus on other areas as well as political gridlock ... Read More
Get to Know Your AOCA Board, Part II

Get to Know Your AOCA Board, Part II

April showers bring May flowers. But rain or shine, there are two upcoming events that oil change professionals should have on their radar. First, on April 16-17, AOCA will host ... Read More
Evaluating. How Did They Do? How Did I Do?

Evaluating. How Did They Do? How Did I Do?

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” OK, OK — I am going to completely rip this out of context from John 8:32, but ... Read More
Keep Cool When Business Gets Hot

Keep Cool When Business Gets Hot

When it’s summertime, the living gets anything but easy in this business. Kids are running through sprinklers in the park, and teenagers are lounging on the couch, but you’re hard ... Read More

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    April 25 - April 27
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    May 8 - May 9
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    May 13 - May 15
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    September 10 - September 11
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