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Hybrids and CVTs: Nissan RE0F03H (JF019E)

The Background Beginning with the 2017 model year, Nissan introduced a hybrid version of the Rogue with the RE0F03H CVT transmission behind a 2.0 L engine. Infiniti also produced a hybrid version of this transmission in the QX60 behind a 2.5 L engine. The Jatco designation for this transmission is the JF019E, which is a

How Lease-to-Own Financing Can Boost Your Bottom Line

It’s a common scenario for many tire dealers: a customer is shopping for a new set of tires but doesn’t have all the funds on hand to pay for the purchase upfront. You may try to resolve this by offering your own in-store credit option. But by going this route exclusively, you could miss out

Closing Tool for Recommended Repairs Goes Digital

Your customer clicks on the link your service advisor just texted. The updated repair order at the end of the link confirms her worst fear: Your technician’s repair recommendations cost more than what’s in her bank account and all but eliminates whatever’s left on her high-balance credit card. That’s when she spots a button in

How To Get and Retain Customers: A Growing Shop Story

You want your shop to be successful. WE want your shop to be successful. Now that we’ve got that figured out, let’s break down how we can make that happen. Spoiler alert: it all comes down to your customers. Who should you be looking for when it comes to customers? You may be thinking, “Well,

Brake Fluid 101: What Does Brake Fluid Do? What is the Difference Between DOT 3 vs. DOT 4?

When you think about the braking system of a vehicle, you probably think about the major parts you see when removing the wheel: brake pads, rotors, calipers and maybe hydraulics. However, one of the most important parts of the system isn’t visible: brake fluid. Brake fluid comes in several formulations for different applications and plays

Timing Chain System Frequently Asked Questions

What does a timing chain do? A timing chain synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft(s) ensuring proper timing and allows the engine’s valves to open and close during each cylinder’s firing. The chain is located inside of the engine and needs to be lubricated by the oil in the engine, making oil maintenance

Want to be a Million Dollar Shop?

Marketing Secrets Every Auto Shop Owner Needs to Know! When business is slow, and you feel the crunch, your first reaction may be to cut back on spending. While that may be the case within certain areas of your budget, don’t mistake cutting the engine that drives your marketing. Danny Sanchez, the former Autoshop Solutions

Spray Now or Pay Later

Time measures the profitability of both a shop and technician, and experience is the best tool for profitability and productivity. The more you work on cars and trucks for a living, the more realize that some things might cost you pennies, but not using it can cost you dollars—this is certainly the case with WD-40

15 Ways to Prevent Cylinder Head Gasket Failure

A blown head gasket can ruin your day and cost you or a customer a lot of money. Blown head gaskets can be the result of detonation, poor engine cooling, or improper installation. With the help of the gasket experts at Fel-Pro, we’ve identified not one, not six, but 15 ways to prevent head gasket

Top Ten Wheel Bearing Torque Tips

A torque wrench is an essential tool when it comes to installing wheel bearings. Here are the top 10 tips to remember about these tools and procedures. CHECK THE RECOMMENDED TORQUE PROCEDURES AND SPECIFICATIONSIt is nearly impossible to give a general torque specification or range for a wheel bearing axle nut. There can be significant

10 Paid Search Strategy Takeaways from Autoshop Solutions CEO

Automotive aftermarket veteran and CEO and founder of Autoshop Solutions, Danny Sanchez, knows which marketing strategies work for auto shops — and which don’t. Here are his key takeaways on why shops need pay-per-click marketing and how they can do it right. What is PPC?Pay-per-click is one of the most effective and fair marketing tools.

Boosting Your Online Presence with Pay-Per-Click Marketing Campaigns

Marketing isn’t what it used to be. In the digital age, it can be outright overwhelming! If your idea of marketing is to open the front door and turn on the lights, you might be in trouble. How will your business ever grow if you don’t get serious about your marketing? Don’t worry, we have