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Icahn to Acquire RPM Automotive

Icahn Automotive Group LLC, which owns and operates auto repair and maintenance providers Pep Boys, AAMCO, and Precision Tune Auto Care, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RPM Automotive.

Mitchell 1 Adds ADAS to ProDemand

Mitchell 1 announced the latest enhancement to the ProDemand auto repair information software with the addition of a new feature that streamlines the delivery of the information that technicians need to diagnose, calibrate, and repair Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) functionality.

Maintenance Costs Increase as Labor Rates Rise

Despite high build quality, vehicle maintenance costs are trending up due to increased advanced technology content, skilled labor shortages, higher tire prices, and more engines requiring synthetic oils and high-capacity oil pans.

CAJ-25 Vehicle Axle Jack

Mahle Service Solutions’ ShopPro CAJ-25 is a 25-ton commercial vehicle axle jack offering 50,000 pounds of capacity.

Upward Pressure on Fleet Costs Threatens to Increase TCO

Recently, I conducted a survey of several hundred fleet managers to identify emerging industry trends. One recurrent theme expressed by fleet managers was the concern that fleet costs are starting to experience upward pricing pressures. Here's what they told me.

Fast Orange Xtreme Hand Cleaner

Permatex's expanded Fast Orange Hand Cleaner line now includes Fast Orange Xtreme Hand Cleaner that's designed for technicians.

Pothole Damage a 'Frequent Repair' in Fleets

Pothole damage to fleet vehicles has become a frequent repair item, especially in late winter months when melting snow and thawing pavement opens up new cracks and damage to roadways, fleet management companies told AutomotiveFleet.com.