Read the August issue of Fixed Ops Journal, the parts,
service and collision magazine from Automotive News.

Automakers need to help dealers control tool costs

Our in-depth look at collision repair in the June issue of Fixed Ops Journal covered the problems dealers face competing in the body shop business. But what about the unnecessarily high cost of tools?

GM's dog won't hunt

I thought the comments that Peter Lanzavecchia madewere right on target.


Technician's job isn't what it used to be

Editor David Kushma's column on auto repair personnel statistics should have someone concerned -- maybe the consumer.

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COMMENTARY: Richard Truett
Automakers need to help dealers control tool costs

Our in-depth look at collision repair in the June issue of Fixed Ops Journal covered the problems dealers face competing in the body shop business. But what about the unnecessarily high cost of tools?


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
GM's dog won't hunt

I thought the comments that Peter Lanzavecchia madewere right on target.

When self-driving cars come to small towns

In “Going Home,” the seventh episode of Season 3 of “Futurismo,” we talk with Saginaw city leaders about the role advanced transportation technologies will play in the future of small-town America.

Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include James Kari, dealer principal of Kari Toyota in Superior, Wis.; Jerry Brickner, president of Brickner's of Antigo, in Wisconsin; Joseph Thurby, dealer principal of Riverside Motor Sales in Markleysburg, Pa.; Tim Dahle, dealer principal of Tim Dahle Infiniti in Murray, Utah; and the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association.

Just give them a choice

Lexus global president Yoshihiro Sawa says electric vehicles will not suit everyone and buyers will need choices.


COMMENTARY: Michael Wayland
Function without the flair

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado may set a new industry standard for engineering and ride. It's a smooth and nimble V-8 tjat os a joy to drive. However, the new truck lacks features and amenities -- particularly on the interior -- that are key for attracting younger and luxury buyers.

Sergio's way is the highway

For a few days, a street in Toledo was dubbed "Sergio Marchionne Way", in honor of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO who died July 25.

Used-vehicle prices stronger than expected

Increasing demand for used vehicles, concern over potential tariffs and tightening supplies are causing used-vehicle prices to strengthen instead of taking their normal summer dip.

Auto subscriptions' next hurdle: State laws

A subscription ban in Indiana and a California proposal to make automaker subscription programs go through dealers are the first steps taken in what could be a wave of scrutiny over subscription programs in state houses across the country.


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