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Entertaining, empowering and educational automotive news and car culture, featuring guest interviews from all over the world, with host Frank Leutz, shop owner and ASE Certified technician.

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Entertaining, empowering and educational automotive news and car culture, featuring guest interviews from all over the world, with host Frank Leutz, shop owner and ASE Certified technician.

    #265 Advanced Techonology of Near Field Sensors & Vehicle Object Tracking

    #265 Advanced Techonology of Near Field Sensors & Vehicle Object Tracking

     



    The average consumer driving behind the wheel has a limited understanding of the various camera, radar, and LiDAR that is incorporated into advanced driver awareness systems (ADAS) that enable a vehicle to have incredible safety enhancements. 



    What are the differences between radar, camera systems, and LiDAR? What are the benefits to each and what are their limitations? 



    Join us for a special edition of WrenchNation as CEO Paul Drysch of PreAct Software Technologies shares the specific details as we tackle the subject of near-field sensor technology & vehicle object tracking. 



    *Please support this week's special partner of the show: Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation BG Products 



    *Automotive Training Events Coming Soon : Accelerate: A Motor Age Training Event 

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    #264 Credit Card Fraud & How To Avoid In Your Automotive Operations

    #264 Credit Card Fraud & How To Avoid In Your Automotive Operations

     

    The serious risk of credit card fraud while conducting transactions in your automotive business can be overwhelming if it regrettably happens. We dedicate a complete show on the latest alarming statistics regarding credit card scams, and how your automotive business can properly prepare to avoid them.



    We also review strategies to attain the lowest legitimate merchant fees without overpaying with special guest Dan Arndt of Card Connect Paradise.





    Join us as we investigate :



    -How thieves are getting technologically more clever with skimming devices



    -The risks to avoid with staff accepting payments & the importance of training



    -The variety of hardware and software to keep you financially secure as a merchant

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    #263 Keeping Car Culture Alive One LIVE Stream At A Time

    #263 Keeping Car Culture Alive One LIVE Stream At A Time

     



    Capturing thousands of car shows and LIVE STREAMING to the world is a passion of K. Mikael Wallin "The Crazy Swede" of Customikes.



    With years of working with his classic ride clients in the garage, Customikes offers both real-world restoration and repairs along with sound advice regarding how to approach a budget to get the most bang for your buck while enabling a safe & reliable cruising work of rolling art. Mikael stops by the show to discuss how he got started behind the lens and what inspired him to keep sharing a multitude of car shows to folks across the globe that may not be able to attend a show and his life spirit of spreading that contagious positive car culture vibe.



    Frank also goes in-depth about the importance of supporting the SEMA RPM ACT to protect your rights to install aftermarket performance parts as the EPA is making it a top priority to enforce AGAINST these performance part installations.  CLICK HERE TO TELL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIAL TO SUPPORT THE RPM ACT 

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    #262 Supply Chain Logistics Concerns as EV Demand Increases

    #262 Supply Chain Logistics Concerns as EV Demand Increases

     





    Supply Chain Logistics Concerns as EV Demand Increases

    As the green movement ramps up quickly and the Electric Vehicle demand starts to increase, how does the automotive supply chain embrace and keep up with the OEM'S? The labor shortages, current supply-demand imbalances, and ripple effects of global bottlenecks have created additional loads on one of the key talents of the supply chain -the Program Manager. 



    Actify CEO Dave Opsahl visits the show for a SPECIAL EDITION preview into how the automotive supply chain operates, the current challenges that will need to be addressed, and some of the solutions that exist to aid for a smoother transition into the future.



    How are suppliers currently handling the challenges within the EV arena ?





    As the "Great Retirement " of the baby boomer demographic takes a foothold in our economy, how will we overcome the labor shortages that we are seeing? 



    How can the Federal Govt act to enhance and help with some of the issues regarding the supply side? 



    What are the current concerns with the OEM & Program Manager relationship? 



     





     

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    #261 Special Edition : Tech Force Foundation White Paper Release | Women Technicians Solving the Tech Shortage

    #261 Special Edition : Tech Force Foundation White Paper Release | Women Technicians Solving the Tech Shortage

     

    Woman Techs : Solving the Tech Shortage Problem 

    As there is a huge demand for skilled automotive technicians , Tech Force Foundation is carving out huge strides with over 40 million in scholarships providing huge opportunities for younger technicians entering the automotive industry. Tech Force has just released an in depth white paper regarding women who are entering the industry, and some of the biggest challenges they face , despite being relentless about their goals.

    Special guests Dana Rapoport of Tech Force Foundation & Dr Dana Nkana of Scott's Auto stop by the show to open up a sincere discussion about how the automotive industry is embracing change for a more inclusive environment , while still greatly needing areas of improvement. 

    Dana Rapoport, Chief of Diversity and Inclusion for TechForce Foundation, is a passionate member of the organization who finds purpose in helping students and instructors reach their career objectives.





    Dr. Dana Nkana  was born and raised in the amazing African continent. In his pursuit of the American dream, he gained admission to the University of Illinois where he obtained the following degrees: Bachelor of Science, Master of Law, Master of Science, and a doctorate in Management and Leadership, with an Emphasis in Organizational Development from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona where he know is the Chief Learning Officer for the award winning Scott's Auto based out of Colorado , and now in Phoenix with a new location on 7th st totalling 5 locations



    Auto Recall : Ford Recalls Nearly 3 Million Vehicles for Rollaway Risk 









     

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    #259 Are You Prepared For an Electric Vehicle Lifestyle ?

    #259 Are You Prepared For an Electric Vehicle Lifestyle ?

    EV Sales Increase as Technology Moves Forward 

    As the economy slowly corrects by way of increasing inflation, and specifically the price action of unchartered territory....regarding fuel prices... is the consumer ready to make a shift to seriously considering an Electric Vehicle platform or are we years away from a practical solution making our peace to finally separate from fossil fuels. We discuss the practical, and not so practical details of EV platforms and how this transportation transition needs a careful ear and eye before making a decision. 

    Is EV Tech truly "green" and climate friendly ?



    Commodity resources abound outside of the U.S. -how can we capitalize on the EV transition and are we too late ?



    Sensor fusion &  technology for ADAS -EV systems to be aware of -what they are & the importance of human oversight behind the wheel. 

    Automotive industry talents Scott Brown of Connie & Dick's Service Center and Rocky Khamenian of Bimmer & Benz Specialists  join this special edition of WrenchNation as we discuss the challenges facing the EV industry and key tips regarding your next EV purchase . 

    *In Depth EV News & Information Source : electrek.co







     



     

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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Natwert3 ,

Appreciate the basics

As a high school student just getting started , I like the way they keep it simple and easy to understand I feel like they are speaking to me and appreciate they are not coming across arrogant . Thanks for a good show guys !

RichyRich1234BO ,

Great car show

This is one of the best car shows on podcast right now!

jf10x ,

Best Car Talk Show

Wrench Nation is awesome with host Frank! Has amazing guests each and every week.

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