2017 in Review: What People Were Reading

As 2017 comes to a close, it is a good time to look back and reflect on the year. There’s no doubt that it was an eventful year across the industry, the nation and much of the world. NOLN is here to serve the oil change and quick maintenance industry, and as we’ve seen many changes taking place, it begged the question, “What were the top stories this year?”

The answer was not as simple as you might expect. We looked at the stories and articles our readers viewed most during the year. It was comprised of a variety of content, some even published prior to 2017. To better identify the most sought-after content, the list has been broken down into four categories: top news stories, top articles, top tech specs and top articles from the archives.

Are you current on the top stories and articles for the industry?

Top News Stories

  1. Police: Man Stabbed Auto Shop Manager Over Delayed Oil Change
  2. Man Cuts Manager, Hits Employee With Car After Repair Shop Declines Check
  3. TBC Corporation Sells SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service to Grease Monkey
  4. Woman’s Car Stolen While Getting Oil Change
  5. On Demand Car Care: Service With the Push of a Button
  6. Valvoline Announces New Development Agreements with Franchisees and the Acquisition of Franchise Locations in Michigan and Ohio
  7. Take 5 Oil Change Crew in Spartanburg Came to the Rescue of an Injured Driver
  8. Mighty Auto Parts Franchises Acquired by Lube-Tech & Partners, LLC
  9. California May Force Shops to Recommend Factory Service Intervals
  10. Mighty Auto Parts adds Jiffy Lube Group, STC Management, to Franchise System

Top Articles

  1. The Skinny on OW-16 Oil
  2. Low Oil Pressure Message: Locating the Mystery Filter
  3. The New Generation of dexos and ACEA Specifications
  4. The New Diesel Engine Oil Standards and Ford’s Reaction to Them
  5. New Mergers and Acquisitions Change the Quick Lube Landscape
  6. 2017 TOPS in the Industry Rankings
  7. Unintended Consequences Drive GDI Engines to Your Shops – Part 7
  8. Clearing Up Ford’s Diesel Oil Statement
  9. The 12 Most Important Factors to Successfully Operate a Fast Lube
  10. 2017 Best Looking Lube

Top Tech Specs

  1. Tech Spec: 2016 Chrysler 200
  2. Tech Spec: 2017 Honda CR-V
  3. Tech Spec: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  4. Tech Spec: 2016 Toyota Tacoma
  5. Tech Spec: 2017 Ford Escape
  6. Tech Spec: 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
  7. Tech Spec: 2016 Nissan Maxima
  8. Tech Spec: 2017 Jeep Compass
  9. Tech Spec: 2016 Nissan Titan XD
  10. Tech Spec: 2015 Nissan Murano

Top Articles From the Archives

  1. Canister vs. Cartridge (2015)
  2. Southhampton Woman to Host TV’s “All Girls Garage” (2015)
  3. 2016 TOPS in the Industry (2016)
  4. On the Line: Factory Solutions for Excessive Oil Consumption (2015)
  5. Bridgestone Vision 2020: A New Standard By Which to Operate (2016)
  6. Safety in the Shop: Improving Pit Safety (2016)
  7. From Asset to Liability: The Fall of Used Motor Oil (2016)
  8. Bypassing the Oil Filter (2016)
  9. Changing Specs: The Latest on CK-4, FA-4, GF-6 and dexos:1 (2016)
  10. Company Spotlight: Take 5 Oil Change (2016)