February 2018 - IGO NC

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NATEF and AYES Merge to Form ASE Education Foundation

February 22nd, 2018 by

Effective January 1, 2018, the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) have merged to become the ASE Education Foundation. “The new combined organization will take advantage of the extremely high ASE brand awareness among consumers, industry and education audiences. It will also provide clarity and simplification of message

Illinois Legislation Would Add Written Non-OEM Collision Repair Parts Disclosure and Require OEM Repair Procedures

February 22nd, 2018 by

Proposed bill would amend insurance code and Collision Repair Act to proscribe written notification on aftermarket crash part usage or deviation from OEM specifications. Illinois House Bill 4926 (HB 4926), introduced on February 14 by Representative Linda Chapa LaVia seeks to amend the Illinois Insurance Code and the Automotive Collision Repair Act to provides that

ALLDATA Signs Partner Agreement with European-Based Autologic Diagnostics

February 22nd, 2018 by

ALLDATA Europe GmbH has signed a reseller agreement with Autologic Diagnostics Ltd. headquartered in Oxford, England. The agreement enables Autologic to distribute ALLDATA Repair to its customers, enhancing their ability to repair even the most complex European vehicles with ALLDATA’s original manufacturer repair information. ALLDATA Repair helps ensure that independent workshops have access to OEM

RICO Lawsuit Against State Farm to Proceed

February 22nd, 2018 by

RICO Lawsuit Against State Farm to Proceed Judge denies State Farm motion to dismiss case seeking reinstatement of $1.18 billion aftermarket collision repair parts verdict. U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon denied a motion last week by State Farm attorney seeking a summary judgement to have a 2012 lawsuit dismissed that alleges the auto insurer

Amy Mattinat of Auto Craftsmen Ltd Speaking at ASTE 2018

February 21st, 2018 by

Amy will present the following Classes How to Put on a Successful Women’s Car Care Clinic and Brand Your Shop as THE Expert in Your Community Car Care Clinics are a growing trend and a great opportunity to market your shop as the expert in your community. Discover four different styles of ‘Women Car Care

New Magnet to Help Toyota Reach EV Production Goals

February 21st, 2018 by

Toyota has designed a magnet that halves the amount of rare earths needed in its electric cars, which could help mitigate the fall out of a looming materials shortage, reported Engadget. Like other electric carmakers, Toyota has traditionally used neodymium, terbium and dysprosium in its electric vehicles, but it believes demand for these materials will

Mitchell 1 Sweepstakes Offers Trip to Shop Management Workshop

February 21st, 2018 by

The Mitchell 1 “Shift Into High Gear” sweepstakes, running now through March 16, 2018 on Facebook, will award one winner an all-expense paid trip to attend this year’s first shop management training workshop in San Diego, California, April 26-28, 2018. To enter, visit the Mitchell 1 Facebook page, click on the sweepstakes tab and complete

Supreme Court Set to Revisit Online Sales Tax Question

February 21st, 2018 by

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case brought by the state of South Dakota that calls into question the 1992 Quill v. North Dakota decision, which ruled that online retailers that do not have a physical presence in a state do not have to collect sales tax on purchases made