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Introducing the 2018 AMRA/MAP Technology Summit

AMRA is dedicated to making Technical Meetings even more relevant ... Read More

Valvoline Awards Grassroots Racer $50,000 to Pursue Racing Career

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) — a leading worldwide supplier of ... Read More

University of the Aftermarket Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients for 2018-2019 Academic Year

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has awarded 80 students ... Read More

Valvoline Completes the Acquisition of Great Canadian Oil Change

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a leading worldwide supplier of premium ... Read More

AAMCO Named to Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s 2018 LearningElite

AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. (“AAMCO”), has been named a 2018 LearningElite ... Read More

Valvoline Instant Oil Change Helps Support Red Cross Flood Relief in Maryland

Valvoline Instant Oil Change customers in Maryland can help provide ... Read More

Hot Wheels: 50th Anniversary Special

We’ve been loving Car Week on the History Channel, and ... Read More
Don’t Allow These 10 Profit Leaks to Drain Your Bottom Line

Don’t Allow These 10 Profit Leaks to Drain Your Bottom Line

In the fast lube business, increasing sales is not always the road to increasing profits. In fact, invisible profit leaks in your business could convert increased sales into decreased profit ... Read More
Welcome to 2018: Marketing, Branding and Story-Telling in the Year We Live in

Welcome to 2018: Marketing, Branding and Story-Telling in the Year We Live in

When I opened my first quick lube in 2015, I was still working full time at a financial institution in Baltimore. I figured I would take over the business, market ... Read More
Tech Spec: 2018 Ford Expedition

Tech Spec: 2018 Ford Expedition

Motor Oil: 5W-30 synthetic blend Capacity: 6.0 quarts (5.7 liters) Ford recently introduced the all-new Expedition. An all-new high-strength, aluminum-alloy body and redesigned high-strength steel frame form the foundation for ... Read More
You Want Your Family Business to Last? Five Tips for Getting There

You Want Your Family Business to Last? Five Tips for Getting There

You may be familiar with the statistic that 70 percent of family businesses don’t make it to the second generation. The big question is: how can you beat these odds? ... Read More
Franchise 500 Rankings Released

Franchise 500 Rankings Released

Entrepreneur Magazine recently released its list of the top 500 franchise companies in the United States. Coined by the magazine as the “Franchise 500,” only franchises that submit full Franchise ... 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
The Land of Opportunity

The Land of Opportunity

Diesel and automotive technician training programs, funding, support and changing the conversation Automobile technology has propelled industry and commerce ever since Henry Ford unveiled the Model T in 1908. More ... Read More

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