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What Do You Call a Bear with No Teeth?

… A Gummy Bear.

National Tell a Joke Day is celebrated annually August 16th.

This day is easy to participate in, just tell a joke. You can do it in person, or pass along a few humorous emails. The more jokes you tell, the more fun this day will be.

I’ll start … thanks to

Daughter: “Mom, can I get a cat or a dog at Christmas, please?“
Mom: "No honey, you will be getting turkey, like every Christmas!“

If you spent your day in a well, can you say your day was well-spent?

Why did the balloon go near the needle?
-He wanted to be a pop star.

Key Cutting ... Simplified for Maximum Ease of Use!


BD Laser Max w/Red Jaw

  • Easy to use make, model and year search function.
  • Instant research by code, even with the partial input.
  • Resistive color touchscreen.
  • Software updates via the internet or flash drive.
  • Console stand offers organization and easy access to jaws and accessories.
  • Compact functional design.
  • Minimum energy consumption.
  • Warranty: 3 years on parts, software updates and labor.

Take the Guesswork out of Whether or Not to Repair a Small A/C Leak!

42-LD 020
Dual Mode Refrigerant Gas Leak Detector

  • The LD 020’s unique digital leak size indicator takes the guesswork out of whether or not to repair a small leak.
  • The digital display is independent from the audio alarm and sensitivity level, allowing the precise pinpointing of the leak source.
  • The LD 020 is a dual mode leak detector featuring both electronic heated sensor and patented UV detection modes.
  • Designed to detect both R134a and the new HFO refrigerant R-1234yf that is replacing R-134a.
  • The LD 020 is highly sensitive to all HCFC, HFC, blends and HC refrigerants.

DSS-5000P . . . Required for Battery Maintenance and Warranty!


DSS-5000P Battery Diagnostic Tool

The DSS-5000P is the battery diagnostic tool required for Battery Maintenance and Warranty by Nissan North America. Nissan highly recommends all shops have multiple units in their dealership to service vehicles.

NOTE: The Midtronics DSS-5000P has replaced the EXP-800. All testing required will be conducted with the 165-DSS-5000P-NI diagnostic tool.


National Lazy Day


Today, August 10th is National Lazy Day.

It is a great day to do a lot of nothing. Most of us till have to go to work, but even if you subtract 8 hours from the day you still have 16 hours to do absolutely nothing. Here are five suggestions:

  1. No cooking — order out and have food delivered.
  2. Take a nap.
  3. Binge watch a TV show you need to catch up on.
  4. Unplug from your electronics — avoid social media, don’t answer texts and avoid phone calls.
  5. Skip the gym.

It’s National Lazy Day, accomplish all the above and you don’t even have to apologize!

Working with Aluminum? OEM Certification Programs Require HEPA Dust Extraction!


Wet Mix Immersion Separator HEPA Vacuum

OEM certification programs require HEPA dust extraction of aluminum, carbon fiber and other advanced materials to prevent these particles from circulating around the shop.

The Wet Mix Immersion Vacuum is designed specifically for the capture of combustible, corrosive and toxic dust such as aluminum, carbon fiber, titanium and hexavalent chromium coatings.

The wet mix vacuum draws air and collected particulate into the immersion tank and forces it through a rolling water bath, thoroughly wetting dust out of the air stream.

  • Built to military and commercial aircraft service specifications.
  • All major components are stainless steel.
  • Aluminum and carbon fiber dust must be contained to prevent accelerated corrosion when in contact with steel.
  • Containment prevents possible fire hazards and ensures employee health and safety.

Wash 30 Cars Per Hour!


Get Rid of Hazardous Solvents!


539-G-2000 UL/CSA
Automatic Heated Aqueous Parts Washer UL/CSA Listed

Automatic, water-based parts cleaning system that enables companies to get rid of hazardous solvents and to save hours that used to be wasted on hand cleaning.

Ideal for parts cleaning, brakes, gears, rods, transmissions, etc.!


  • Automatic Low-water shut off/fill
  • Oil skimmer
  • Automatic 7 day/24 hour timer
  • Casters

Want Higher Brake Service Profits?

X9 Rotor Matching System

  • New High Performance Expandable Platform.
  • One button computerized compensation system.
  • 4-wheel, 4-axis fully-adjustable trolley.
  • Sporty new X-Frame lathe chassis.
  • Gib-less low maintenance gearbox.
  • Powerful high torque drivetrain.
  • Super bright 6 LED light to give you a clear path to higher profits!
  • X9s are digitally expandable to optional G2X and GYR systems.


  • 38-X9-6ADP X9 Lathe
  • 38-50-6ADP Six Adapters
  • 38-50-ACC Accessory Kit

National Watermelon Day


August 3rd is National Watermelon Day. Watermelon is a great summer food. Refreshing and sweet … the perfect hot weather treat!

Picking a great watermelon is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1.    Look the watermelon over.
You are looking for a firm, symmetrical watermelon that is free from bruises, cuts or dents.
2.    Lift it up.
The watermelon should be heavy for its size. Watermelon is 92% water, most of the weight is water.
3.    Turn it over.
The underside of the watermelon should have a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.

Did You Know?

  • The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.
  • By weight, watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S., followed by cantaloupe and honeydew.
  • The first cookbook published in the U.S. in 1796 was titled “American Cookery” and contained a recipe for watermelon rind pickles.
  • Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.


Need an Optional Method to Remove Vehicle Fluids?

20 Gallon Fluid Evacuator with Transparent Bowl

  • Remove used oil and other fluids from any vehicle when conventional draining methods are not practical.
  • Fluid removal can be done almost anywhere without the need of an air hose.
  • Check quantity and quality of oil prior to discharging into the tank below.
  • Useful when it is important to identify the amount of fluid recovered from a particular application.

Your One-Stop Source for Shop Supplies!

Increase Technician Productivity and Shop Efficiency!


Tire Taxi Standard Wheel Cart

The Tire Taxi makes moving tires through service bays and storage areas fast and safe.

  • The Tire Taxi is made of high-impact, injection-molded polyethylene, in an easy-to-see safety yellow.
  • Tire Taxi was specifically designed for transporting car, light truck and SUV tires and wheels and can transport up to five tire and wheel assemblies or eight tires.
  • The compact size and weight makes the Tire Taxi easy to handle and store when not in use.

Looking for a Simple Method of Moving Disabled Vehicles Around the Shop?


Easy Roller Vehicle Positioning System

The Easy Roller provides a technician with a simple and efficient method of moving a disabled vehicle around a shop environment.

  • Just position an Easy Roller at each wheel of a vehicle weighing up to 6,000 lbs.
  • Use the foot pedals to activate the hydraulic lift mechanisms.
  • Within minutes, one individual can easily move the car throughout the garage.

Are You Letting $ Drive Out the Door? Add Windshield Repair!


Nissan Express Service Cart and Complete Tool Kit


Nissan Express Service Red Cart STC5 & Complete Tool Kit

  • Heavy-Duty Service Cart built to withstand the harshest work environments so your investment will serve you well for many years to come.
  • Newly designed bumper system protects vehicles and other objects around the shop.
  • Color: Red with Chrome Trim.
  • Sliding top accessory has easily accessible deep storage, covered by sliding work surface, pry bar/screwdriver storage for added convenience.
  • Unibody Case Construction - the fully-welded Center Shelf and Interior Vertical Wall tie the structure of the box together and ensure the Matco toolbox is square, sturdy and stable.
  • Structural Corner Posts - the 16-gauge steel posts have multiple 90 angles to increase the load-bearing capacity of the Matco toolbox.
  • Double-Wall Construction - each double-wall of the Matco toolbox is internally reinforced with vertical L-channels to increase the load capacity and rigidity of the box to ensure it never cracks or distorts over time.
  • Drawer Construction - the drawers and slides are fully-integrated into the toolbox case design. An added channel support and over 20 bends in the steel of each drawer make each strong, durable and rigid.
  • Upgraded side handle for easy maneuvering.

Key Cutter Designed for the Automotive Dealer — Save Today!*

BD Laser Max Bundle Package

Save $666 Today + FREE Shipping and Vacuum System with Purchase of BD Laser Max Bundle Package (425-9200080-K)!*

  • BD Laser key-cutting machine with blue jaw, yellow jaw and adapter.
  • Blue jaw for high security (425-9200005), Yellow jaw for edge-cut (425-9200049, Infiniti/Nissan high-security key adapter (425-OPZ10269B).
  • Other jaws sold separately.

*Pricing good through September 30, 2018

Borroughs Workbench - Save $118*


Open Leg Workbench with Stainless Steel Top

Save $118!*

  • 72" x 28" Workbench with lower shelf and back and end guards.
  • Heavy-duty (12 gauge) stainless steel work surface.
  • Adjustable legs provide a height range of 28" to 36".

*Pricing good through September 30, 2018

National Ugly Truck Day


Ugly Truck Day is held every year on July 20th.

“Ugly Truck Day is a celebration of hard-working trucks that have been beat to hell. Ugly trucks have dents, scratches, bizarrely repaired damage, and makeshift modifications of questionable quality. But all of these ugly scars add up to a quintessential characteristic worthy of an (still unofficial) national holiday.” -

If you have a truck that matches this description, this is a day to drive it proudly. Every dent, ding and scratch on your truck is a battle scar that has a story to be told!

Experience the Difference in Mat Cleaning Technology!



Rhino-Mat All In One Mat Wash & Dry System

Perfect mats every time! It will have your customers coming back for more!

  • Rhino-Mat can help employees with multitasking.
  • Rhino-Mat can Reduce your labor and create hidden revenues!
  • Rhino-Mat can Increase your C.S.I rating by offering a new mat cleaning service in your Service Lane.