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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

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 Online Registration Now Open!

More speakers have been added to ASTE 2018 lineup; Jill Trotta of Repair Pal, Danny Seyfer of NASTF, Mandee Bradshaw of Management Success, Jimmy Lea of Kukui, Uwe Kleinschmidt of Auto Vitals, Jeff Bly of NAPA, Peter Orlando of CARQUEST, David Patrick of CARQUEST, Chris Peace of AC Delco, Kyle Holt of SP2, Aaron Stokes


ASTE News Update More speakers have been added to ASTE 2018 lineup; Jeff Bly from NAPA, Peter Orlando From CARQUEST, David Patrick from CARQUEST, Chris Peace from AC Delco and Kyle Holt from SP2 were all recently secured to the growing list of ASTE speakers. Speakers previously secured are; Aaron Stokes, Rick White, Jim Silverman,

US Auto Parts Files Lawsuit Alleging U.S. Agency Illegally Seizing Aftermarket Automotive Grilles

The U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., the online providers of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, announced it has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. Court of International Trade that asserts that the United States Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, has

Hyundai Joins List of Manufacturers Recommending Diagnostic Scans Before and After Collision Repair

Hyundai Motor America recently released a position statement recommending that collision repair facilities perform diagnostic scans on vehicles both before and after the collision repair process. According to the statement: Hyundai vehicles are equipped with multiple electronic components and systems within each vehicle. Therefore, it is important that vehicles involved in a collision have a

While the percentage of dealers operating facilities is up, dealership collision repair shop sales decreased last year versus 2016

According to the latest research from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the percentage of dealership operating on-site body shops was up in 2017 versus the previous year. NADA’s research pegs the percentage of dealers operating on-site body shops at 39 percent, up from 37 percent of dealerships that featured on-site body shops in 2016.

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Audatex: Non-included operations in door shell labor times – Recent DEG Inquiry 11797 addresses not-included considerations in door shell replacement.   Door shell transferral of small grommets, clips or fasteners is not included in the Audatex provided labor values. This would require an on-the-spot evaluation of additional labor time if required when replacing door shells in

Trump Administration to Make Decision on Scaling Back Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reportedly considering lowering the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for automakers, which currently mandate a doubling of their average fleet fuel efficiency to 50 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025. Meanwhile, numerous states like California have passed their own greenhouse gas emissions standards that meet or exceed