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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

SCRS Makes Available Online Purchase of 2008-2017 TPMS Relearn Chart SCRS Members Receive Discounted Pricing

In January, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) launched a new website ( designed to amplify industry access to information and resources. One new feature of the site introduces an e-commerce option, where SCRS can sell products that may be of benefit to the membership and greater industry. The first product featured is the

Estimating Tips

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell and Audatex – Wire Harness and Computer Modules Repairs requiring wiring, cables, computers or modules to be removed or set back is NOT INCLUDED in repairs or panel replacement time, unless specifically noted in footnotes of the specific component you are working on. This will require an on the spot evaluation

IRS Offers Relief on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a guidance notice to help small businesses claim the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for 2017 and later years. This announcement provides relief to businesses that claimed the credit for all or part of 2016 or later, but were unable to offer qualified health plans through a

California and Other States Suing EPA over Rollback of Fuel Efficiency Standards

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s rollback of the “clean car rules” agreed to during the Obama administration. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced last month that the agency would revise the fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2022-2025 vehicles, for which