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Genuine GM Rewards Top Picks of 2017

Genuine GM Rewards Top Picks of 2017

| January 8, 2018
 

 Genuine GM Rewards Program makes giving (and receiving) great gifts possible all-year-round. Judging from recent program numbers, shopping and enjoying cold beverages are on the minds of many participating shops independent of the season. Topping the list of popular gift card redemptions is the $50 gift card, followed by gift cards for department stores. The […]

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Solenoid Solutions

Solenoid Solutions

| January 5, 2018
 

 Use manufacturer instructions to install GM’s new line of camshaft position actuator solenoids It’s always good news when GM releases a new line of parts since repairers everywhere have access to more quality manufacturer parts with factory warranties. This is certainly the case with the introduction of new variable valve timing (VVT) intake and exhaust […]

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Beauty of the Beast – Duramax 6.6L Engine

Beauty of the Beast – Duramax 6.6L Engine

| January 5, 2018
 

 The Duramax 6.6L Turbo Mixes Beautiful Innovations and Beastly Resilience Equal parts brute force and high-tech performer, the Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel is both powerful and ruthlessly efficient, featuring: •  Aluminum cylinder heads, engineered to help reduce engine weight. This design also utilizes six head bolts and four valves per cylinder to create the extraordinary head-clamping […]

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Inside Advantage – Shops stay one step ahead in the repair game with GM Training Clinics

Inside Advantage – Shops stay one step ahead in the repair game with GM Training Clinics

| January 5, 2018
 

 Though they’re located in different states, Quality Automotive in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Grahams Auto and Truck in Poynette, Wisconsin, have lots in common. They’ve both been in business for 20+ years, offer a full range of repairs, are remarkably successful and focus heavily on training. And both are big fans of GM Training […]

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CURING A CASE OF THE WINTER BLUES – A Genuine GM Transfer Case

CURING A CASE OF THE WINTER BLUES – A Genuine GM Transfer Case

| January 5, 2018
 

 New and remanufactured transfer cases are just the remedy for seasonal breakdowns.  With the exception of school kids looking for some time off, few people look forward to the cold, snow, sleet, deep mud and other hazardous driving conditions winter brings. Owners of full-size pickups pay an especially high price as their heavy-duty plowing and […]

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TransMission – GM gives ATRA attendees a seat at the head of the class!

TransMission – GM gives ATRA attendees a seat at the head of the class!

| January 5, 2018
 

 A famous saying declares that an investment in education pays the best interest. GM gave attendees at this fall’s 2017 ATRA Powertrain Expo in Las Vegas the opportunity to capitalize on just such a learning experience with an up close and personal look into their industry’s future. Those lessons began with an opening-day seminar on […]

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FIRM FOUNDATION – GM INTRODUCES TWO NEW ENGINE BLOCKS.

FIRM FOUNDATION – GM INTRODUCES TWO NEW ENGINE BLOCKS.

| December 29, 2017
 

 When it comes to building your body, a good personal trainer will concentrate on creating core strength. The same concept holds true for building great engines—start at the center, with the block. Two recent additions to the Chevrolet Performance block portfolio will give shops and customers even more options to do just that.   The 6.0L […]

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Right Part. Right Price. Right Time. Two Washington–based customers tell us why they use GM Parts first.

Right Part. Right Price. Right Time. Two Washington–based customers tell us why they use GM Parts first.

| November 29, 2017
 

 Mention the Pacific Northwest, and images of lush forests, high mountains, and fresh air probably come to mind. But to complete this picture, you need to add lots of Genuine GM Parts. That’s the environment of two long-time, successful Washington state repairers. When something automotive needs replaced, they turn first to factory parts. Erich Bockelie […]

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Low Volume, High Satisfaction

Low Volume, High Satisfaction

| October 6, 2017
 

 GM lends a hand to replica vehicle builders. In December 2015, the federal government passed The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), giving low-volume manufacturers the opportunity to build turn-key replica vehicles if they used engines meeting current model year Clean Air Act standards for the model year in which they were produced. The government […]

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Survival of the Toughest!

Survival of the Toughest!

| October 6, 2017
 

 Count on durable parts in extreme conditions! It’s a harsh world inside a transmission. The searing heat, high pressure and hardened metal pieces pushing against one another is no place for wimps— or second-rate parts. Need convincing? Look no further than torque converters. GM torque converters are constructed to: – Meet GM original requirements for […]

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