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News Briefs 11/11/19

Christian Brothers Automotive disclosed in an Oct. 18 announcement that it expects to have Tekmetric, its new point-of-sale software, deployed at all of its locations by the end of 2019.

• Castrol has announced a long-term strategic partnership with Driven Brands and Take 5 Oil Change, one of the largest quick-lube chains in North America with more than 500 shops across 18 states and Canada. The alliance involves training, service and marketing efforts.

• Take 5 Oil Change is offering one year of “significant savings” on royalty fees through March 31, 2020.

• In honor of Veterans Day, Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires locations nationwide are offering free car care checks and free tire installation to all active and retired members of the U.S. military with valid military IDs. Veterans can begin scheduling appointments Nov. 8-11 and redeem service through Nov. 16.

• The Hunter Engineering Company is partnering with the specialty vehicles division of Bush Trucks on a line of mobile tire and repair vans equipped with Hunter’s tire changing and wheel balancing equipment. Bush Specialty Vehicles provides custom upfitting services and mobile interior work.

• The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced a national partnership with the auto repair shop management system Tekmetric. ASA members qualify for a $600 discount on Tekmetric. And, for every ASA member that signs up for a new Tekmetric subscription, Tekmetric will donate $100 annually to Brakes for Breasts.

DRiV Inc., through its Garage Gurus training platform, has awarded a dozen $2,500 scholarships to students enrolled in accredited post-secondary automotive technology schools. Click here to see a list of the recipients.

• Nominations close Thursday, Nov. 21, for the TechForce Foundation’s 2019 “Techs Rock Awards” competition, which honors accomplished transportation technicians. Click here for more information about the awards.