National Mechanical

Itasca, Ill.—New data-driven services, strong light-weight materials and a rapidly built out infrastructure for EVs (electric vehicles) are trends impacting the automotive industry the coming year. Stefan Issing, the global industry director for Automotive at IFS, presented his industry predictions...
Detroit—The convergence of three trends—vehicle electrification, autonomous driving, and shared mobility—will profoundly change the sources of profitability in the automotive industry over the next 10 to 15 years, and by 2035, new mobility technology will drive 40 percent of industry profits,...
Washington D.C.—The U.S. Copyright Office announced that it will be holding public hearings in April to address proposed exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Among the exemptions under consideration is the petition filed by the Auto Care Association and Consumer Technology...
The Bartec Tech200PRO is designed to be an inspection tool that will provide a quick and clear status of the tires on the customer’s vehicle.
Sterling Heights, Mich.—The demographics of who is coming in for automotive service is changing, and as technology advances, customers are increasingly looking for streamlined processes and binary choices. “We want the ability to gain customers’ trust beyond just the need of them having to trust...
Bethesda, Md.—Changing the oil and oil filter, replacing wiper blades and air filters, and scheduled maintenance top the list of the 10 most common vehicle repairs of 2017. According to research conducted by IMR Inc., an industry leader in automotive research, the top 10 most common vehicle repairs...
Washington D.C.—The average fuel economy of cars reached a record high of 24.7 MPG, up 0.1 MPG from a year earlier, while CO2 emissions fell by 2 grams per mile, according to the latest Light-Duty Vehicle CO2 and Fuel Economy Trends Report, released by the the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA...
North Richland Hills, Texas—The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announced it has begun the launch of its new “Alternate Methods of Learning” or AML Program. The program makes AMi credits available for reading articles, watching videos or listening to podcasts. The AML program will allow...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2018) -- SEMA member companies are invited to connect with legislative officials and voice their concerns on issues that matter most to their businesses, during the 2018 SEMA Washington Rally on Wednesday, May 16. The event is an opportunity for the automotive...
Kansas City, MO - The Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) announces they have decided to re-locate their operations to a new headquarters location which will be in a state-of-art office in Gainesville, VA. (The Washington DC area.) The ADS Board of Directors will utilize the services of Amber...
POWAY, Calif., Feb. 19, 2018 – The Mitchell 1 “Shift Into High Gear” sweepstakes, running now through March 16, 2018 on Facebook, will award one winner an all-expense paid trip to attend this year’s first shop management training workshop in San Diego, California, April 26-28, 2018. To enter, visit...

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