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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 […]