Monday, November 18, 2013

Re-schedule date for Nov CTI Class

Please contact all your CTI enrollees about the date change on the upcoming course scheduled for next week. 
The new dates for the next  cti nights is dec 4 and 5 same time same place.Also course content is changed to: on the 4th it will be electric throttle control and the 5th is wide band sensors...note these were originally scheduled for april 23 and 24. 
Again please notify all your enrollees so they dont go up next week. thanks. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

What is TS16949 ...does it matter

You will see more of the companies we deal with say they are TS16949 ...but in many cases you have NEVER heard  of them before ... that is because they are OEM suppliers ... not the Monroe's of the world who are know for selling most or all of their items only in the aftermarket ...

click here  or  click here  -- for a brief ( but dry ) overview of what TS16949 means to an auto parts manufacturer...

SAME AS what come on the car ... only at a better value ....  so you can offer better value

sample of our new supplier ...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

VIN Decoders Apps for smart phones

Here are links for CARQUEST   VIN DECODERS

CARQUEST - Apple Iphone ............................ Android   -click on links to go to download - one expects regular updating and this app to continue to get better over a short time ...

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Walker Cat Clinic - again


another of the same clinic ..the people who have gone have said they liked it ...  Thur Oct 24 in London --click on image for more details

We have also posted ( see July 25 2013 ) a 30 min youtube video based upon this clinic ...  scrool down to see

Monday, September 30, 2013

CTI Class Change ....

Be advised that the oct class has been changed to asian security systems as there was no interest in the planned course...the replacement class will be added at the end. 

Neil Heinrichs
Sales Rep. 
Pete's Paint & Parts

The above was just received ( Randy in Windsor is key to helping change this ..)  if oyu care to voice an opinion ..leave a comment or talk to your sales rep from your CARQUEST store ...

Friday, September 13, 2013

What does a GOOD Web Site for for a Shop ???

The BEST web sites in USA for a shop ??  That is pretty high praise ..but if you want a look ...check out this article

It might be hard to say you have to be this good ...but ...

And just what should a good web site do ...

Sure - we are asking more questions than we could ever answer ...

Friday, September 06, 2013

The Next Generation: Industry and Educators Need To Work Together

Next generation - any idea's ?   Was this worth the time to listen and think ?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Taking The Heat: Cooling System Service Tips

Taking The Heat:  Cooling System Service Tips

hosted by:   Pete Meier, technical editor for Motor Age magazine  & 
Jerry "G" Truglia, president Technicians Service Training

Registration Information

The third of our Motor Age/TST technical webinars for 2013 will focus on the engine's cooling system and offer a variety of tips and techniques you can apply immediately to help your customers maintain their vehicles in peak condition.

Topics to be covered include:
*  Testing the coolant's state of health
*  Outside factors that can reduce the expected coolant service life
*  Testing for electrolysis using a Digital Multimeter

CLICK HERE for registration ....  FREE ....   

When   August 22, 2013
                                      Time     8:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Friday, August 02, 2013

Reminder - iATN is a well priced option ...

Just a reminder that iATN is a well priced option for tech's ... if it has been a while ( or never ) --go check them out --click here --

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Dorman adds more NEW products

Got two minutes --check out this video ... can it help you to explain why that repair is required ... ?  See your CARQUEST salesman or call the store manager in Virtual Vehicle MD ...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What Drives Business

a recent e-mail had this image....  how do you see it for your business ??

Somehow I think that we all lack re-inforcing the positive customer reviews do we get those on the internet ( social media e.g.:Facebook likes but even more important for Google+ or yellow  similar reviews ...

Get your customers comments on the internet and promote that.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

CTI On Line   try it out

Walker Cat Converter - 30 minutes of good training

( a 30 minute training video in case you missed the regional classes held by Walker )

*** UPDATE ***   Metro Detroit class ( Oct 9,2013)   & London On class scheduled ( Oct 24, 2013) case you are interested and missed the most recent Windsor, On class here for details

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

proposed class schedule for 2013 - 2014 -- see for any updates