A mechanical problem is suspected of causing a fire Monday that destroyed an auto repair shop in southern Arkansas, authorities said. Fire crews responded at 11:45 a.m. to J&R Auto and Diesel Repair at 104 S. Martin St. in Warren, said Mike Ashcraft, assistant fire chief at the Warren Fire Department. A mechanical problem with one of the vehicles being repaired appears to have caused the fire, Ashcraft said. The assistant fire chief added that one person was in the building when the fire started, and he suffered from smoke inhalation. The auto shop is a total loss, he said. Sponsor Content … [Read more...] about Mechanical problem suspected as cause of fire that destroyed Arkansas auto repair shop
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Ultimate Collision Repair Centers owner Brad Gothard, left, and manager Mario Watson stand in front of the company’s Summerlin location on Friday, June 16, 2018. Michael Quine Las Vegas Review-Journal @Vegas88sTommy Ha of Ultimate Collision Repair Centers buffs out new paint as part of the finishing process at Ultimate Collision’s Summerlin shop on Friday, June 16, 2018. Michael Quine Las Vegas Review-Journal @Vegas88sBrad Gothard, owner of Ultimate Collision Repair Centers, talks about the changes in modern vehicles since he started in the paint and body business over 30 years ago on Friday, June 16, 2018. Michael Quine Las Vegas Review-Journal @Vegas88sBrad Gothard, owner of Ultimate Collision Repair Centers at his Summerlin location, talks about the upcoming opening of their fourth shop in North Las Vegas on Friday, June 16, 2018. Michael Quine Las Vegas Review-Journal @Vegas88s North Las Vegas is set to get a new locally owned auto-body-repair operation aimed at … [Read more...] about Locally owned auto-repair operation expands to North Las Vegas
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Kentucky auto repair, bowling centers, pet groomers brace for new sales tax plan Kentucky lawmakers know they need more tax revenue, so they're targeting golf courses and other businesses where sales tax hasn't been collected Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Grace Schneider, Louisville Courier Journal Published 11:18 a.m. ET April 4, 2018 | Updated 5:09 p.m. ET April 4, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Kentucky business owners and managers who groom dogs, collect greens fees at golf courses and … [Read more...] about Kentucky auto repair, bowling centers, pet groomers brace for new sales tax plan
This piece originally aired June 19, 2015. Patrice Banks knows what she's doing under the hood. She shares that knowledge -- for free -- at monthly clinics geared toward women. "There are certain things that every person needs to know about their car, and one of them is the year, make and model," Banks told the attendees. But it hasn't always been that way for Banks, who was anything but a gear-head, reports CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller. "I feared the auto mechanic. I waited until the last minute to do repairs. I even put a Facebook status up six years ago that said, 'My car really needs an oil change, but I'm going to get a mani-pedi instead.' And I did," Banks said. In fact, she used to call herself an "auto airhead." Strange, because she's no airhead at all. Banks is also a materials engineer and used to work at chemicals giant DuPont. "I think that it's almost the culture ingrained that women don't understand cars," Banks said. "We're taught very young - 'That's for … [Read more...] about Female engineer empowers, educates women in auto repair
(MoneyWatch) With drivers keeping their cars longer, more people are considering do-it-yourself auto repairs and maintenance to save money. A survey by the web site AutoMD, which gives auto repair advice, showed that 77% of respondents who normally never do repairs themselves are considering it now to save money. Cars on U.S. roads now average 10.8 years. And keeping your old car running does indeed require staying current with necessary maintenance and repairs. But some jobs make sense for do-it-yourself projects, while other complex repairs risk damaging your car unless you have had some training as a mechanic and have a full array of tools. AutoMD helpfully has come up with a list of the easiest DIY jobs and those best left to the pros. Let's have a closer look at their top five easiest tasks which nonetheless would run up a bill at a repair shop because of labor costs for the technician's time. Made in USA: 5 great American carsUsed cars: 5 to avoid (and 5 better alternatives) … [Read more...] about Which auto repair jobs should you do yourself?