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No More Hold Times

No More Hold Times

How Much Time Do You Spend on the Phone? I’d like for you to really think about the answer to this question. How often are you making or taking calls that simply aren’t productive? If you’re like the many auto repair professionals that we’ve interviewed, you’re likely spending an unnecessary amount of time on the phone. The worst part is – it’s costing you more business. No Hold Times… Ever Our team of Part Nerds are so adept at helping…

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Waiting for My Model 3 (Part 2)

Waiting for My Model 3 (Part 2)

It has now been more than two years since I placed my pre-order for the Model 3. I remember staying up late the night of March 19, 2015. I was grinning from ear-to-ear knowing that my wife had already agreed to making the investment into an affordable electric vehicle. After all, my current lease was slated to expire a year later, which I assumed at the time would make for perfect timing for the transition. Without much hesitation, I placed…

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Renault to Merge with Nissan

Renault to Merge with Nissan

Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. have been in merger discussions recently. Both parties are seeking to solidify their two-decade-old alliance under a single entity as an unprecedented shift toward electric and shared cars continues to transform the auto industry. Renault currently owns 43 percent of Nissan, and Nissan owns a 15 percent stake in its French counterpart. Carlos Ghosn, the chairman of both companies, is driving the negotiations and would run the combined company. The newly created entity would…

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Tesla’s START Program is Training Electric Car Mechanics

Tesla’s START Program is Training Electric Car Mechanics

Tesla has launched a new automotive training program with colleges and universities around the country. The program is called ‘Tesla START, and it is designed to train a new generation of electric car technicians to work specifically on their vehicles. Tesla has always had a difficult time finding great technicians. After all, when you create a completely new product, experience is mostly nullified. Skills have to be learned. Until recently, Tesla has had to rely solely on poaching talent from…

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Happy Easter from PartsMarket

Happy Easter from PartsMarket

From all of us at PartsMarket, we’d like to wish you and yours a very Happy Easter. We hope you enjoy the holiday, and the entire weekend, happily with the ones you care about most. To celebrate the holiday, we’re offering 5% off all orders all next week. Only valid once per customer.  

What the Tariffs Mean for Auto Manufacturing

What the Tariffs Mean for Auto Manufacturing

“I want to bring the steel industry back into our country,” declared President Trump last month. “Maybe [things] will cost a little bit more, but we’ll have jobs.” While Trump makes the above statements, many have argued that what may be good for steel won’t be good for other industries. Research has estimated that an average car requires 2.4 tons of steel to build. Given that tariffs tend to increase import prices, which determine domestic prices, by at least as…

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Toyota’s Impressive Powertrain Overhaul

Toyota’s Impressive Powertrain Overhaul

The Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform encompasses many of the new Toyota and Lexus vehicles – including the Prius to the Camry to the Lexus LC. After which, it’s slated to get even better with a upgraded powertrain features. Toyota recently announced a new slate of transmissions, engines and drivetrain parts for the TNGA platform. Some of the announcements were as minor as improved packaging, while others focused on overall efficiency. One engine in particular claims it’s the most…

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Porsche’s Flying Taxis

Porsche’s Flying Taxis

Porsche might very well be developing a flying passenger vehicle to compete with the future market for urban air taxis and ride-sharing services. The rumor has been confirmed by Porsche’s Chief of Sales, Detlev von Platen, recently during an interview. “That would really make sense. If I drive from (the Porsche plant in) Zuffenhausen to Stuttgart airport, I need at least half an hour, if I’m lucky. Flying would take only three and a half minutes,” von Platen stated in…

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