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Ford Issues Position Statement on Collision Repair Diagnostic Scans

 Ford Issues Position Statement on Collision Repair Diagnostic Scans All Ford vehicles from Model Year 2010 should be scanned before collision repair estimates. Ford Motor Company has issued a position statement covering the need for diagnostic scanning before and after the collision repair process. The position statement can be downloaded from According to the

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CCC/ MOTORS: Updated P Pages GTE Guide – on November 1, CCC/MOTORS updated the P pages/GTE Guide online and within the CCC One estimating program. A live version of the CCC P Pages can be found at: and a pdf copy can be found here: The DEG has made a “Delta” Report of the changes/additions which

Attorney General Josh Stein Announces Fight Against Robocalls

Release date: 12/5/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he is leading a bipartisan group of 39 state attorneys general to stop or reduce annoying and harmful robocalls. This coalition focused on the technology major telecom companies are pursuing to combat illegal robocalls. “At best, robocalls are annoying. At worst, they allow scammers

Triangle IGONC gather for educational presentation at Autoshop Solutions

On Nov. 6, the Triangle Chapter of the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) gathered for BBQ food and an educational presentation at Autoshop Solutions in Apex, NC. Autoshop Solutions Sales Director Tony Mercury presented “Driving Growth Through Digital Marketing.” According to IGONC Executive Director Bob Pulverenti, “Our members always look forward to getting

EPA Considering Eliminating Refrigerant Sales Restrictions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering a proposal that could eliminate refrigerant sales restrictions on non-ozone depleting refrigerants such as R-134a. Specifically, the proposed rule suggests reversing a 2016 rule that instituted air conditioning appliance maintenance and leak repair requirements to non-ozone depleting substances (ODS). While the proposal for the most part applies

Amazon/Pep Boys Tire Program Expanding Nationwide

Pep Boys’ tire-installation relationship with Amazon is going national. Earlier this year, Pep Boys tested the retailer’s “Ship-to-Store” offering in Tampa and expanded it to other markets. Now, the program will be available at all Pep Boys locations nationwide by the end of 2018. Customers will be able to choose their local Pep Boys for

Mitchell1 Adds ADAS to ProDemand

Repair ADAS-equipped vehicles without breaking a sweat The Industry’s Fastest Access to the Driver Assist Repair Information Have you seen vehicle features like adaptive cruise control, parking assist sensors and blind spot indicators in your auto repair shop? All of these technologies (and many more) fall into the new category of vehicle systems known as

Automotive Training Institute’s coaching staff is now certified by the Center for Executive Coaching

Automotive Training Institute’s coaching staff is now certified by the Center for Executive Coaching     Linthicum, MD, November 27, 2018 – Automotive Training Institute (ATI), the leading consulting company serving automotive repair businesses, has recently announced that its entire staff of thirty-one coaches are now certified by the Center for Executive Coaching (CEC).  

Auto Body Shop Owner Alleged Ring Leader of Insurance Fraud Ring in California

Detectives from the California Department of Insurance, arrested four people November 16 for allegedly ripping off four auto insurers for more than $34,000 by filing fraudulent insurance claims. One additional suspect was taken into custody Thursday, November 15, 2018. All suspects were booked into the Sacramento County Jail. Detectives from the California Department of Insurance,

Estimating Tips from the DEG

Mitchell: Tesla Database Now Available – Mitchell has officially launched the Tesla vehicle database for the Model S, X and Model 3. Additionally, improved VIN decoding options are now available.   Please note, this is not an approval for every body shop to work on Tesla vehicles. Non-approved Tesla body shops should still check with Tesla