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U.S. EPA and DOT Propose to Hold Model Year 2021-2026 Vehicle Emissions at 2020 Levels

Increased fuel economy standards, behind vehicle materials and design changes impacting collision repair industry, would slow under proposal. Continues to set one national standard, eliminating California’s ability to set more stringent requirements. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on August 1 released a notice

“Because I’m a Tech”: Celebrating Labor Day the Right Way

This Labor Day from 8/26 – 9/3, as part of the FutureTech Success campaign, TechForce Foundation® is launching the “Because I’m a Tech” promotion. Our country is full of amazing, authentic people living happy, fulfilling, prosperous lives in large part due to their decision to pursue a technical career. “Because I’m a Tech” is an

Tech Shortage: Mercedes-Benz Continues to Expand Training Programs

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) continues to expand its technician training and development programs to tackle the critical shortage of qualified automotive technicians in the U.S. The luxury automotive manufacturer, which recently became the first to establish a Registered Apprenticeship Program for veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, launched a partnership with Jefferson Community &

FTC Releases Magnuson-Moss Violation Letter to Hyundai

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a compliance warning letter to Hyundai Motor America last month regarding possible violations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The letter explains that the act prohibits warrantors of consumer products from conditioning (tying) their written warranties to a consumer’s use of any article or service that is identified by brand,

ASTE 2018 -Time is Running Out to Register! Just Over 1 month Away!

The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina are once again hosting ASTE (Automotive Service & Technology Expo) September 28-29, 2018 in Cary, NC at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center. Repair shop owners, service advisors & auto technicians will be able to take part in the largest automotive aftermarket event held in the Carolinas. This

Estimating Tips

Audatex: Color Tint – Audatex’s two-stage setup refinish labor includes time for standard tint. Standard tint is defined as the initial mix, check, one tint cycle, and check. Audatex’s studies revealed instances where additional time was required for the tinting process. The range of this additional time was commonly between 0.1 and 1.0 hours with an average

Manufacturers Call on Nine States with Electric Vehicle Mandates to Help Increase Sales

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) has sent letters to the governors of the nine states following California’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate encouraging them to also follow California’s lead in adopting measures that can help increase sales, including investing in infrastructure, developing consumer incentives and committing to buy ZEVs for state and local

ASA President Resigns to Pursue Opportunity in Home State

Interim COO appointed; search will soon begin for new executive director. SEE VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, June 29, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced that ASA President and Executive Director Dan Risley will be resigning effective July 13.   Risley has accepted a position with CCC Information Services Inc. in his