National Mechanical

Hamburg, Germany - As suspension parts wear out, near-by parts are likely also to be affected. Wulf Gaertner Autoparts has made further additions to its range of MEYLE-HD control arm kits to fit BMW and Mini applications. The special feature: To date, Meyle is one of the only brands to supply...
GoTech Mobile OBDII Diagnostic Tool
Fond du Lac, Wis. — Wells Vehicle Electronics has unveiled an innovative automotive diagnostic solution that transforms Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets into an OBDII scan tool. The GoTech Mobile OBDII Diagnostic Tool, which won the Best New Product in Tool & Equipment category at the...
Newark, Calif., - SHIFTMobility Inc., a provider of the industry’s only all-in-one automotive platform, has added WORLDPAC parts to its service network, offering repair shops nationwide the ability to quickly find and buy parts.  Leveraging SHIFTMobility’s Perfect Fit solution consisting of VIN and...
The average cost to repair a “Check Engine Light” (CEL) problem on a car in the United States in 2015 was $387, according to the 2016 CarMD Vehicle Health Index report. This was 8 percent less than the 10-year high of $422 in 2006. For model-year-1996 to current vehicles, the following were the 10...
Mark Willis (l.) and Doug Hardy are two instructors with Specialty Products Co. in Longmont, who teach basic and advanced alignment training classes. SPC changed its alignment training format in January to better reflect current industry standards.
Longmont, Colo.—Specialty Products Co. (SPC) started the new year with the decision to revamp its in-house basic and advanced alignment training classes. The Longmont-based company, which has been supplying alignment and suspension-related parts and tools to companies worldwide since the mid-1980s...
 CARDONE hybrid inverters, performance brake upgrade kits, and HID ballasts
  CARDONE introduces remanufactured hybrid inverters, performance brake kits, HID ballasts Philadelphia—CARDONE Industries has recently released remanufactured hybrid inverters, performance brake upgrade kits, and High Intensity Discharge (HID) ballasts. A1 CARDONE hybrid inverters play a...
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...

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