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Amy Giang Honored With Immigrants of Distinction Award Amy Giang, owner of Lube Town with three locations in Alberta, Canada, was recently honored with the Immigrants of Distinction for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award.


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Products & Services

Accelerate Your Career Valvoline recently launched its Auto Career Accelerator (ACA), an online recruiting platform that connects thousands of emerging professionals to open positions in both the automotive services and heavy-duty industries. Available positions will be posted exclusively from within Valvoline’s Lubricant Customer network, which includes tire shops, car dealerships, quick lube centers, heavy-duty fleets and other various heavy-duty positions nationwide. ACA is similar to other leading job boards in connecting job hopefuls with potential employers, however, this network is industry-specific in nature and contains a robust talent assessment. With this initiative Valvoline is working to pair the best
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SUV Crashes Through Canadian Jiffy Lube Car Care Council Now International Organization Advance Auto Parts Announces Partnership with The Midwest Auto Care Alliance Technician Saves Woman With CPR He Learned From Watching “The Office” Grease Monkey Shop Donates $6,000 to Help Feed Children New Text Program Informs Students of Available Scholarships Over $100,000 Goes to Toys for Tots WD-40/SEMA Cares 1967 Camaro Gets Auctioned, Raises $165,000 For Charity Garage Gurus Announces Automotive Technician Scholarship Program for 2019 Mann+Hummel Earns CES Innovation Awards Honoree Status SUV Crashes Through Canadian Jiffy Lube A Jiffy Lube in Sudbury, Ontario, was left in
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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 apply only to items that could affect vehicle occupancy safety. Items listed under separate manufacturer technical service bulletins are not always covered by warranty. 2012-2018 Ford Focus Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2012-2018 Ford Focus vehicles with a 2.0L GDI or 2.0L GTDI engine. The Canister Purge Valve (CPV) may malfunction, possibly causing excessive vacuum in fuel vapor management system. The excessive vacuum may result in an engine
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Products & Services

New Quick Lube Management Software Droptop recently announced the launch of its new quick lube management software in North America. Perfect for shops or mobile oil change businesses that need a solution on the go. Droptop has created a shop management solution that is cloud-based, mobile friendly and contains seamless data integrations. No expensive hardware is required — with Droptop you can run your entire business with virtually any hardware. The new solution provides speed, informative data and business insights that are leveraged to grow businesses faster. Seamlessly run multiple locations with multi-shop functionality, while also comparing key metrics
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Tech Spec: 2018 Kia Stinger

Kia Motors has followed through on the promise of a production model of the GT Concept. The all-new 2018 Kia Stinger is the culmination of a years-long journey into the sportback segment. Riding on a chassis comprised of 55-percent advanced high-strength steel, the Stinger provides an ultra-stiff foundation. This rigidity also helps to reduce NVH for a quieter cabin. The MacPherson front setup features large diameter shock absorbers, high-strength wheel bearings and an aluminum strut brace, while the reinforced five-link rear suspension is mounted to a stiffened rear subframe. The base Stinger rides on a passive suspension tuned to
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Fast Change Lube and Oil’s Operation Soldier Care Program Raises $30,000 Fast Change Lube and Oil donated $30,000 to Military Missions, raised through its 4th annual Fast Change Operation Solider Care program, Friday, October 26, 2018, at Military Missions headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. Fast Change Lube and Oil teamed up with WEMM Radio in Huntington, West Virginia, in an effort to support the U.S. deployed troops. Fast Change customers at all 20 Fast Change locations gave monetary donations and also donated care items. With the help and support of loyal customers and the Fast Change team, Operation Soldier Care
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