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Honda Recalls 1M Older Vehicles

Honda is likely to recall around 1 million older vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because the Takata driver’s air bag inflators that were installed during previous recalls could be dangerous, reported MarketWatch. Affected models include the Honda Accord from 2001 through 2007, the CR-V from 2002 through 2006, the Civic from 2001 through 2005, the

2019 State Legislative Update

Below are some of the pending “priority bills” that the Auto Care Association is tracking at the state level. For more information on these bills, contact Tom Tucker, director, state affairs, at tom.tucker@autocare.org. Missouri – House Bill 451 | This bill would repeal the requirement that all vehicles must obtain a vehicle safety inspection in

ASTE Update

We are several months away from ASTE, but we are almost complete with a speaker lineup, as of today for management seminars we have booked; Rick White, Ron Ipach, Jim Silverman, Jimmy Lea, Chris Cloutier, Danny Sanchez, Kyle Eisenberg & Kim Walker. Technical trainers include; Keith Glasgow, John Forro, Craig Van Battenberg, Dirk Fuchs, TJ

IGONC Member Lucas Underwood Honored at Vision

IGONC member Lucas Underwood of L & N Performance Automotive in Blowing Rock, NC is pictured far right was recently recognized at Vision for his efforts to progress our industry by moderating the ASOG Auto Shop Owners Group on Facebook. Also in the picture is Chris Kern (far left) and Scott Pelava (middle) Lucas also

SkillsUSA Students Meet with Federal Legislators to Advocate for Career and Technical Education

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell & Audatex – Quick Reference Chart Moldings and Decal Operations DEG has made a quick reference chart showing included and not included operations for moldings and decals for repair situations. http://degweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Quick-Reference-moldings-and-decals.xlsx OEM service information may indicate a part is Non Reusable. Additionally All three Estimating IP’s recognize this with a note

DEG Estimating Tips February 2019

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell & Audatex – Quick Reference Chart Moldings and Decal Operations DEG has made a quick reference chart showing included and not included operations for moldings and decals for repair situations. http://degweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Quick-Reference-moldings-and-decals.xlsx OEM service information may indicate a part is Non Reusable. Additionally All three Estimating IP’s recognize this with a note

How Telematics Fits Into the Repair Process

Automotive telematics offer consumer-based services that allow wireless connectivity. This allows repair shops to use telematics to obtain important remote vehicle diagnostics. Telematics is a system that can talk to the onboard powertrain computer. If a problem with the vehicle occurs and a Diagnostic Trouble Code is created, telematics can report the problem back to

AASP Elects New Leadership

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) has elected its Executive Committee for 2019-2020. The election was held at AASP’s board of directors meeting on October 31, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bill Adams, representing AASP affiliate New York State Association of Service Stations and Repair Shops, will serve as President. The following AASP board

Treasury/IRS Issue Guidance on New Business Income Deduction

The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations on Jan. 18 implementing the new qualified business income (QBI) deduction, also called the section 199A deduction. The new QBI deduction, created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), allows many owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, S corporations, trusts or