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The Hybrid Shop, Kukui Ally With Fisker On Integrated Electric Vehicle Service Platform

The Hybrid Shop, Kukui Ally With Fisker On Integrated Electric Vehicle Service Platform Fisker Inc. has announced a partnership with The Hybrid Shop (THS) designed to create a premium, seamless service experience for electric vehicle (EV) owners. As part of this joint venture, Kukui Corp. provides THS franchises with exclusive marketing programs intended to help

Program Offers Over $500,000 In Prizes To Aid High School Skilled Trades Teachers, Programs

Program Offers Over $500,000 In Prizes To Aid High School Skilled Trades Teachers, Programs Harbor Freight Tools for Schools — a philanthropic endeavor organized by national tool retailer Harbor Freight Tools and The Smidt Foundation — is offering over $500,000 in prizes to recognize great teaching in the skilled trades (including auto repair) at U.S.

 Tesla Adding Mobile Repair Units in Preparation for Model 3

 Tesla Adding Mobile Repair Units in Preparation for Model 3 In May, Tesla announced plans to add 100 retail, delivery and service locations by the end of 2017—a 30 percent increase in facilities. “As part of our Model 3 launch preparations, we are significantly expanding our infrastructure to support Tesla owners by increasing the density and

Volkswagen Recalls 766K Vehicles for Brake System Update

Volkswagen is recalling 766,000 vehicles of its core passenger car brand worldwide for a software update to their braking control systems, Reuters reported. The braking control system may not function properly in certain driving conditions, such as when the driver over-steers, under-steers or slams on the brakes, a spokesman said. The car maker is recalling 288,000 VW-brand

Legislative Report by David Ferrell

The legislature adjourned the 2017 “long” session at 2:00 a.m. Friday morning, wrapping up an approximate 6-month session that began in late January. A press release from the Senate said it was the “second quickest” long session adjournment since 1973. This week the House and Senate worked long days and late into the evenings in

ASTE 2017 Schedule Complete Online, Registration Open

The schedule for ASTE 2017 is now complete and ready for shop owners, technicians & service advisers to register online. Online Registration Open   The schedule for ASTE 2017 is now complete and ready for shop owners, technicians & service advisors to register online. This year ASTE will over 20 high quality training seminars with

Estimating Tips From the DEG

 Audatex Panel Repair: DEG  Inquiry 10966  inquired about damage to an adjacent panel when replacing a welded on structural component.  Please see the DRM section 4-2 Labor exclusions: Replace labor does not include additional labor to repair the replaced panel and or adjacent panels which may become distorted, burned or damaged by welding, drilling, grinding and straightening.

Director Paul Gage Leaves FTCC’s Popular Collision Repair Program

The director of a popular collision repair program at Fayetteville Technical Community College has resigned, in part because he says the school became too closely aligned with one company. Paul Gage, who led the program since it started three years ago, left in May 2017. “The college and I had a different view of how

Autonomous vehicle technology could shrink the auto insurance sector by 71 percent

According to KPMG report, shifting driving risk to auto manufacturers and adoption of mobility-on-demand will significantly impact insurance business. Autonomous vehicle technology could shrink the auto insurance sector by 71 percent or $137 billion by 2050, according to new research by KPMG, titled The Chaotic Middle: The Autonomous Vehicle and Disruption in Automobile Insurance. KPMG