National Mechanical

Cortland, N. Y.—New commentary in the latest edition of the International Building Code (IBC), the building code in use or adopted by all 50 U.S. states, clarifies that all installed vehicle lifts must conform with the American National Safety Standard ANSI/ALI ALCTV (current edition) “Safety...
St. Louis—Hunter Engineering Co. has released a new webpage outlining the benefits of wheel alignment (www.hunter.com). Proper wheel alignment is important to protect tire investment and tire life, maximize fuel economy and stop safely in wet weather conditions. Vehicles with wheel alignment...
Bethesda, Md. – March 30, 2016 – Of the more than 840,000 automotive technicians working in the United States, 12 individuals have qualified for the 2016 world class technician award. The Auto Care Association and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recognized these...
  Bethesda, Md. – Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association, testified on behalf of the association, Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE) and California Automotive Wholesalers Association (CAWA) before the California Senate Judiciary Committee...
Fairlawn, Ohio – While Mother Nature may have been kinder to some areas of the country last winter, it is still important to get your vehicle into “summer shape” with preventive maintenance under the hood by checking belts, hoses and all components in the drive and accessory systems. “Winter...
Lincolnshire, Ill. – Snap-on has recently added four new Diagnostic Quick Tips training videos to its website and YouTube channel to help professional technicians speed up their diagnostic capabilities. The free videos provide training in an easy-to-watch format so technicians can use their Snap-on...
Southfield, Mich.- Wagner®, a leader in braking innovation, is expanding its offering of premium replacement brake rotors featuring E-Shield™ protective coating technology, which prevents corrosion and related complaints commonly associated with uncoated parts. Wagner premium brake rotors are...
Irvine, Calif.-Five Mazda master and master elite technicians from across the United States have earned a spot to participate in the 19th Master Technician Competition hosted by Mazda North American Operations. This year, the Mazda Master Technician Competition is comprised of a mixture of Mazda...
R.O. Writer also recently announced a new partnership with Transtar Industries, a distributor of transmission and drivetrain-related products including automatic and standard transmission and transfer case units, transmission rebuilder kits and components, torque converters, hard parts, and other...
Washington, D.C.—SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting and chairman of the board Doug Evans today commended senate members for introducing legislation that would protect modified racecars from overreaching U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. The bill’s introduction last month...

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