David Sickels, Author at Shop Owner Magazine
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Andrew Firestone’s Journey from Reality TV to Entrepreneur

Harvey Firestone’s legacy of innovation lives on in his great-grandson’s efforts as an entrepreneur.

Why A 12-volt Battery is Still Essential in EVs

A DC-DC converter, charges the 12-volt battery from the high-voltage battery pack.

How Important is Regenerative Braking For EVs?

Regenerative braking helps to increase the range of an EV by up to 20%.

EV News Pros And Cons – Understanding Biases

Cold weather range loss and EVs: Separating fact from fiction

Charging an electric car in winter time
Are EVs really more expensive to maintain?

EV maintenance, tax credits and social networks affect knowledge and interest in EVs.

How EVs Have Changed Wiper Blade Service

No engine sound means wiper blade noise can’t be masked or ignored.

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Tesla Recalls Nearly All U.S. Vehicles To Fix Autopilot Issue

Tesla recall aims to enhance driver attentiveness while using the autopilot system.

NAPA Strives to Narrow EV Tech Training Gap Via Tools

Recognizing that tooling is an issue in shops working on EVs, NAPA is introducing a full line of insulated hand tools.

Report: U.S. EV Investments Rapidly Increasing

Electric vehicle and battery manufacturing grew by a reported $92.3 billion over the past 12 months.

World Record Driver Shows What’s Possible In An EV

Guinness World Record holder Rainer Zietlow explains the challenges of long-distance and extreme-temperature EV driving.

How Seriously Should Shops Take The EV Wave?

Is it the right time for shops to invest in EV services? It isn’t easy to know for sure.

Can Tires Really Impact EV Range?

The right tire could offer an EV as much as a 10% boost in range… but there’s more to this story.