National Mechanical

Wheat Ridge, Colo.—Vehicle service providers have informed the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) about websites that are selling key codes, often for less than can be bought from automaker portals. Executive Director Donny Seyfer warns that many of them are telling VSPs that they are...
Falls Church, Va.—Over 70 million light-duty battery-electric vehicles will be sold in 2032 compared to less than a million sold in 2017, according to a market research report published by Information Trends. The vehicle sales in 2032 will be almost half of the light-duty vehicles sold that year. “...
Madison, Ind.—Increasing shop revenue-generating power by adding wheel alignment services doesn’t need to be complicated, time-consuming or expensive, Rotary Lift says. Here are six things for shops to consider when choosing the right alignment equipment: Shop space limitations: One of the main...
Las Vegas—The Service Professionals General Session at AAPEX 2018 will tackle an important industry issue: building rewarding careers for automotive technicians and ensuring they have the skills to repair vehicles equipped with new technology, regardless of where they are employed in the automotive...
Hands on demos, advanced training and one-on-one interactions with exhibitors will take place in the AAPEX 2018 Mobility Garage.
Las Vegas—When attendees step into the AAPEX 2018 Mobility Garage, the experience will be technology driven and focused, complete with demos of digital scan tools, underhood training and the latest innovations in electric vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles. AAPEX represents the $740 billion...
Kariya(Japan), August 27, 2018 – Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd (AISIN), ADVICS Co., Ltd. (ADVICS), JTEKT Corporation (JTEKT) and DENSO Corporation (DENSO) today announced that the four companies have reached a basic agreement to establish a joint venture company to develop integrated ECU software for...
EL DORADO, KS - August 24, 2018 - BG Products, Inc., broke ground for what will be a 145,000-square-foot facility near its existing distribution center. The massive structure will house its warehousing and distribution operations while a portion of production operations transition to the existing...
BETHESDA, Md. – Aug. 23, 2018 – Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey testified earlier today before the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington, D.C. on the latest proposed tariff list on imports from China. Hanvey warned the administration that the cost of an additional...
San Antonio, TX – Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper are proud to announce their 13 Technician of the Year finalists for 2018!  These finalists have been recognized as some of the industry’s top professional technicians across the U.S. for their superior knowledge, attention to continued education and...
San Jose, CA - August  14, 2018: Kukui Corporation, the maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, joined Richard Rawlings and crew for the second season of the hit Discovery Channel program Garage Rahab. Kukui supports the shop featured in each episode with a new website designed to help them...

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