National Mechanical

MEMA and AASA will hold an important policy panel discussion on Wednesday, May 15 to address questions and emerging issues related to access to data collected by cars. The panel discussion, “Who Owns Your Car’s Data,” will be held at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C. Legislators,...
BETHESDA, Md. – May 6, 2019 – The Import Vehicle Community and the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), communities of the Auto Care Association, are offering full scholarships for two association members to attend the highly acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s 2019-2020 Leadership 2.0...
DENVER (May 9, 2019) – Just 16 percent of Americans say they are likely to buy an electric vehicle the next time they are in the market for a new car, per a new survey from AAA. That's down from last year's all-time high of 20 percent, and on par with 2017 figures. Surprisingly, only 4 in 10...
“The Auto Care Association urges President Trump not to follow through on his threat to increase tariffs on $200 billion in imported goods from China as soon as this week. The proposed sudden increase from 10% to 25% would have an immediate negative impact on not only the U.S. businesses that...
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) represents the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the United States and is a critical part of the American economy. More than 871,000 Americans are directly employed by the auto parts sector -- a number that is up 19 percent since 2012...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, April 30, 2019 – ASA unveiled a new app today at its Annual Business Meeting & Conference, providing a way to reach its members and others – with important industry news and vital association information – more quickly than ever. ASA partnered with MobileSoft in the...
The study provides a numerical index ranking of the highest-performing U.S. automotive brands, which are based on service quality (27 percent); service initiation (20 percent); service advisor (20 percent); service facility (17 percent); and vehicle pick-up (16 percent).
Costa Mesa, Calif.—Satisfaction scores tend to increase when car dealership service departments use customers’ preferred methods of communication; however, dealerships are not regularly doing so, according to the J.D. Power 2019 Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. Satisfaction is 75 points higher (...
Robert Bosch LLC Senior Training Instructor Karl Schneider discusses why brake maintenance is important to the performance of complex systems.
Overland Park, Kan.—The industry has come a long way from four-drum, single-reservoir master cylinder braking systems. Today’s braking systems are an integral part of newer technology such as electronic stability control and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), correcting for conditions such...
Washington D.C.—The IRS has announced that General Motors has sold more than 200,000 vehicles eligible for the plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit during the fourth quarter of 2018. This triggers a phase out of the tax credit available for purchasers of new General Motors plug-in electric...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – April 24, 2019 – AAPEX 2019 is hosting Exhibitor Booth Camp in Detroit and Las Vegas to prepare exhibiting companies for success at this year’s event representing the more than $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. AAPEX will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5 through...

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