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New auto store in Gig Harbor caters to German luxury cars

There’s a new business in town and it’s definitely on the fancy side. Spec German is an auto repair shop specializing in Mercedes-Benz and Porsche auto services. It opened on March 15 at 3621 Hunt St in Gig Harbor. It was started by Jacob Coen and Jason Edlin, who each brought their own specialist expertise […]

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Woman charged with threatening Tri-Cities auto shop with toy gun

Law enforcement prepare to tow a car after a woman was arrested in line at the drive-thru window of Zip’s restaurant in Kennewick after she allegedly pulled a gun at a car shop . Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald Kennewick, WA A 60-year-old woman was trying to find her late husband’s car when she pointed a […]

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Over $10,000 raised for Fort Bragg auto shop workers after fire; the cause seems to be electric • The Mendocino Voice | Mendocino County, CAThe Mendocino Voice

When Darius Brown left the cities of Atlanta for California, he never imagined a place like the Mendocino Coast. He had separated from his wife, and she and their children had moved to Fort Bragg. He followed to be near the children. “When I heard of California, I thought of Los Angeles, a place that’s […]

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Great Falls students are driven by passion for the automotive shop program

GREAT DROPS – Growing up, you might have spent a few weekends in the garage watching your dad work on a family vehicle, maybe giving you some tips or passing him some tools. Well, Paris Gibson Education Center students learn automotive maintenance as part of the program. The Paris Gibson Education Center Automotive Shop has […]

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3 injured in massive fire at Crown Heights Auto Shop: FDNY

CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN — A massive fire at a Crown Heights auto shop injured three people and required the response of more than 100 firefighters on Monday. The fire started around 10:30 a.m. at 183 Empire Blvd., a one-story mechanic or auto shop on the border between Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, according to […]

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Fire destroys Crown Heights auto store • Brooklyn Paper

A three-alarm blaze decimated a Crown Heights auto repair shop on Monday morning, sending firefighters rushing to put out the blaze as plumes of black smoke darkened the snow-covered sky. More than 100 smoke eaters responded to the fire on Empire Boulevard between Rogers and Bedford avenues Monday morning, which officials say broke out around […]

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C3 Corvette caught on camera going through the two walls of the car workshop

Here’s a way to gauge the potency of a Chevy Corvette, although unintentional and certainly not recommended: Just find out how many walls it can go through. Sunday, a C3 Corvette slammed its way through two walls of an auto repair shop in Riverside, California, before finally stopping. No one was injured in the crash, […]

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Auto Shop at Wright-Patt AFB Offers Options for Do-It-Yourselfers > Wright-Patterson AFB > Item Display

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Need repair work? The Wright-Patt Auto Hobby Shop offers customers in-store vehicle repair, as well as the ability for the do-it-yourselfer, at a fraction of the cost. Located in the Kittyhawk area of ​​Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near the pharmacy, the Auto Hobby Shop provides information, tools and space […]

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GoFundMe was created to help Unadilla Township’s auto shop rebuild after a fire

9:45 a.m. Jan 28: This article has been updated to include comments from the Unadilla Township Fire Department. Unadilla Township auto repair shop owner John Wilson is still reeling from losing his shop to a fire. Wilson’s Auto was destroyed in a fire on Wednesday. “It still hasn’t been registered,” Wilson, 56, said Thursday morning. […]

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Fire destroys west Las Vegas Valley auto shop, 16 vehicles | News

A West Valley auto shop is a total loss after a fire Wednesday night, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said. LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A West Valley auto shop is a total loss after a fire Wednesday night, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said. Spokesman Tim Szymanski said the Econo Lube ‘N’ tube at 4701 […]

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Port Townsend auto shop owner and employee set fire

PORT TOWNSEND — The owner and a mechanic from Gary’s Cars and Trucks put out an oil rag fire in the auto shop before firefighters arrived. Owner Charles Gary and mechanic David Stratton found rags of burning oil in the store on Tuesday afternoon and hit them with two fire extinguishers and a garden hose. […]

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No injuries in devastating fire that destroyed Hudson auto shop, owner killed thousands | Archive

HUDSON, Iowa (KWL) — Hudson Fire Chief Chad Schmidt said no one was injured in the fire that destroyed Beyer Motorsports Monday night. Authorities believe the fire started in an oil burner that is the company’s heat source. Owner RJ Beyer said nine employees were in the building when the fire broke out, as it […]

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Tips for Starting a Home-Based Automotive Shop | Local News I Racine County Eye

Starting a small business from the comfort of your own home is a perfect way to get some extra cash or start a new career. Car enthusiasts are prime examples of individuals capable of turning their lifelong hobby into a new business. What may seem like a hobby to you may be a necessary service […]

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Military veteran opens one-of-a-kind DIY store in Fargo – InForum

FARGO — A 20-year-old business idea has finally come to fruition. Chris Partridge, founder of FargoDIYGarage said he got the idea for his do-it-yourself auto shop during his military service. “I can’t claim it was originally my idea,” Partridge said. “I was in the Army stationed in Seattle and the Army has had automotive hobby […]

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My Auto Shop, the “AirBnB for your car”, has just launched in Hamilton

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 4:25 p.m.Press release: My car shop In early January, a new service called the ‘UberEats for auto repairs‘ launched quietly in Auckland. As they gained momentum, things quickly hit a wall when COVID-19 arrived on our shores. Since the lockdown they have quickly grown into a network of over 100 workshops […]

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A local man and an auto shop clash over expensive repairs and a truck that won’t drive | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the timestamp on the story to see when it was last updated. PLEASANT HILL, Mo. — You know life isn’t going well when three police officers show up while you’re trying to get your truck back […]

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Longtime Glendale auto shop owner dies at 95 – QNS.com

Al Porcelli, a Brooklyn native who was an auto mechanic, owner of a longtime auto repair shop in Glendale and outspoken advocate for the collision industry, died on Tuesday, April 7 of natural causes. He was 95 years old. Born in Brooklyn in 1924, Porcelli started working in an electric automobile shop next to his […]

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Coronavirus: Even the storm can’t boost auto shop business

Spring storms usually bring visits to local body shops, but coronavirus has dampened most businesses and mechanics say they are no exception ST. LOUIS — When 55-60 mph winds swept through South City, they ripped gutters from buildings and tree branches from trunks, with debris often landing on cars parked below. These spring storms typically […]

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Atlanta Auto Shop will pick up your car and sanitize it so you can keep it running

ATLANTE – As we all try to maintain social distancing, it can be difficult to keep up with certain tasks, like getting your car serviced. An auto shop on Buford Highway makes sure its customers can get their cars running without leaving their homes. “I will do more just so I can help my town,” […]

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She started working at this Portland auto shop in high school; now she owns the business

Given her deep roots there, it makes sense that Terica Buckner would become the owner of a venerable auto repair shop in southeast Portland. She took the helm on January 1. Now 40, Buckner began working at Hawthorne Automotive Clinic when she was 17 in high school. She never left. While most young people love […]

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A new teacher has put the PHS car shop back on the road

Petaluma High School’s automotive tech program starts to go smoothly, but new instructor Keith Benson wants more. He would like to see the program turbocharged. Benson took over the program at the start of the current school year after helping lead a charge to save it two years ago. Teaching the basics to enthusiastic, but […]

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Auto shop owner paid off employee’s mortgage so mechanic could retire

He calculated that he would work another six months, pay off his mortgage, and then retire. He was counting down the days until he could spend more time with his wife and grandchildren and also give his body a rest. His boss, store owner Rudy Quinones, knew Bringas – the oldest of his 13 employees […]

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Scott’s Addition Auto Shop Gets New Coat and New Owners

The new store opens on the site of the former Cosby’s Auto Service, which has closed in recent years after four decades in business. (Mike Platania) Scott’s Addition industrial buildings have become coveted sites for redevelopment. But the new owners of a property on Belleville Street are bucking the trend and instead opening a refreshed […]

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Displaced Willets Point auto shop owners rally to clear gates blocking Iron Triangle – QNS.com

Rodrigo Sinchi was incentivized to move his auto shop out of Willets Point by city grants economic incentives in 2015. Then he was forced out of the new city-guaranteed location in the Bronx in 2017. After conceding about $20,000 in lost income, giving up running his own shop, and returning to the Iron Triangle to […]

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In the Spotlight: Lititz Man Continues Father’s Work in Auto Shop | Local News

Craig Good, 58, is a mechanic and owner of Good’s Auto Service in Lititz. His father, Bob, started the business in 1967 and Craig grew up around the garage sweeping floors when he was 12 years old. He took up a job as a mechanic at the garage after graduating from Warwick in 1979. And […]

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Auto shop fire sends man to hospital

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – A fire at a local consignment store sends a man to the hospital with second-degree burns. The Lehigh Acres Fire Department said a car burst into flames and then spread throughout the garage. People who work at Lee Transmission and Auto Repair said they heard a loud explosion from a car […]

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The most radioactive place in New York is an auto shop

When the Wolff-Alport Chemical Company refined rare earth elements in the 1940s and 1950s, he acted responsibly with all the radioactive thorium waste he produced in the process: he threw it down the drain. Now Los Primos Auto Repair is sharing the site with a trendy bar for a neighbour. It is New York’s most […]

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Katy ISD takes a new approach to the automotive workshop class

You can’t beat the price: ten bucks to service your cooling system or change the oil and even major auto work like a front brake job will only set you back around $40. But there’s a catch — you have to supply the parts and your mechanic isn’t old enough to vote. “But they’re supervised,” […]

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Oakland County Auto Shop Suspended for Hiring Uncertified Mechanics and Many Other Violations

FERNDALE, Mich. – An Oakland County auto repair shop was suspended for hiring uncertified mechanics, charging customers for repairs not performed and several other violations, state officials said. Amazin Auto Repair at 503 East Eight Mile Road in Ferndale has been suspended due to violations of the Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act. Members of […]

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Myrtle Point’s New Auto Store, Outlaw Auto, Offers a Range of Services in Hopes of Establishing Itself as the Town’s Leading Store | Local News

MYRTLE POINT – John and Alayna Black know something about perseverance. The Coos Bay couple have been working for the past three years to open their dream auto shop and, with things finally lining up, they’ve made it a reality. Owner John Black walks through the lot Friday at his newly opened Outlaw Auto, Tire […]

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Women-run auto shop opens in Neenah, helps victims of domestic violence

Opening of a women-run auto repair shop in Neenah The women of JumpStart Auto seek to create change. (Mica Soellner/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin) Wochit NEENAH – A “garage for good” is what the women of JumpStart Auto refer to their newly opened auto repair shop in Neenah. JumpStart Auto Repair offers the same repair services and […]

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Petaluma High School’s Auto Shop Provides a Pathway to Employment

In 1941, Franklin Roosevelt was in his third term as president, Joe DiMaggio had a 56-game hitting streak, “Citizen Kane” was created, and following an attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, the United States was drawn into World War II. That same year, at Petaluma High School, an auto shop program became part of […]

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Girls-only auto shop class teaches students to be confident and self-reliant

Charlotte, North Carolina When the morning bell rings at Myers Park High, 16 girls are in the auto shop at the back of campus, ready to pop hoods and get under chassis. “If you don’t get your hands dirty, you’re not doing it right,” exclaims Miley Chavez, who dreams of opening her own garage and […]

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Girls-Only Auto Shop Course Draws Interest At CMS High School

When the morning bell rings at Myers Park High, 16 girls are in the auto shop at the back of campus, ready to pop hoods and get under chassis. “If you don’t get your hands dirty, you’re not doing it right,” exclaims 17-year-old Miley Chavez, who dreams of opening her own garage and calling it […]

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Dealer or independent garage? How to minimize the hassle of repairing your car

Should you go to a local dealership or repair shop for a broken down car? While researching local auto repair shops, undercover Consumers’ Checkbook shoppers discovered dramatic price differences from store to store. The good news: there are plenty of quality, low-cost stores in the neighborhood. consumer checkbook In the age of self-driving cars and […]

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How One-Click Mechanics Brings the Auto Shop to You – OZY

Because that could be the end of dodgy offers and fake prices. It’s hard to imagine mechanic Chris Maranon working in a dungeon. The smile comes easily to him, even when he inspects the engine of my old car in the bowels of my apartment building’s parking lot in San Francisco. The engine isn’t the […]

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In this Auto-Shop class, life lessons were part of the curriculum

Ms. Lerch bought her new Camaro with a 305-cubic-inch V8 rated at 145 horsepower. With a curb weight of over 3,400 pounds, he was considered somewhat anemic. It added an optional automatic transmission, air conditioning, and the LT package, which included bucket seats, console, tachometer, and clock, none of which improved performance. Still, she named […]

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Illicit auto shop in Oakland parking lot has fans and critics

It’s a sweltering day in East Oakland, and Rene Roche pulls his 1999 Chrysler Concorde sedan into the parking lot of an auto parts store in downtown Eastmont. Her air conditioner broke down and she doesn’t have the hundreds of dollars she fears it would cost to pay an auto mechanic to replace a tube […]