National Mechanical

ASA National Chairman Donny Seyfer informs repair shop owners about a new OEM diagnostic and service information resource, oerepairinfo.com, during the ASA of Colorado symposium in February.
Washington, D.C.—In a bid to make most automakers’ diagnostic and repair information more accessible to independent repair shop personnel, Automotive Service Association (ASA) National and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, also known as the Auto Alliance, have teamed up to create a new...
One of the most common topics of discussion in today’s automotive industry remains the challenge of finding qualified technicians. It is a challenge expected to become even greater as vehicle technology continues to expand toward hybrids, fuel cell, and hydrogen vehicles.Students interested in...
Laguna Hills, Calif. – Assured Performance Network, one of the country’s largest OEM Certified Collision Repair Network, announced major enhancements to their 5-Step Certification Validation Process, in concert with the launch of a proprietary mobile App, for use by their on-site inspectors.  The...
Bethesda, Md. – The Auto Care Association has released the Auto Care Careers Recruitment Guide, a comprehensive resource tool with best practices for companies in the auto care industry looking to hire and retain new talent, as part of the association’s job and career development program. The guide...
Delphi Product & Service Solutions has launched its annual Delphi Dream Shop Sweepstakes in the U.S. and Canada. For the grand prize, Delphi will equip one professional automotive technician with $10,000 to build their own Delphi Dream Shop. Hundreds of other prizes will be awarded monthly,...
Delphi Product & Service Solutions has launched its annual Delphi Dream Shop Sweepstakes in the U.S. and Canada. For the grand prize, Delphi will equip one professional automotive technician with $10,000 to build their own Delphi Dream Shop. Hundreds of other prizes will be awarded monthly,...
Mark Seng, global aftermarket practice leader for IHS Automotive, expects import cars on the road to increase 20% by 2020.
An exploration of the top business challenges of 2016 took place via a Jan. 14 teleforum hosted jointly by SalesWise Academy and the Auto Care Association. The event brought to listeners the combined experience and knowledge of industry veterans Mark Seng, global aftermarket practice leader for IHS...
Harlan Siegel, Launch Tech USA vice president of diagnostics, says Golo provides a way for the shop owner to stay connected with each customer, critical for marketing specials or just being there if malfunction lights come on.
Ontario, Calif.— As telematics garners a greater presence in the auto industry, aftermarket companies are developing technologies and products that allow independent repair shops to assist customers and monitor their vehicles remotely in real time. One of the newest products is Golo CarCare from...
Farmington Hills. Mich.—The Equipment and Tool Institute announces the launch of its updated website www.etools.org.The redesigned website provides members with easy access to essential information, ETI event details, ETI Member search, key documents and presentations, an industry events calendar,...
Cortland, N.Y. – The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has lowered the price of its Lifting It Right online lift safety training course from $29 to $24 per person. The interactive course, hosted by NASCAR legends Richard and Kyle Petty, teaches vehicle lift operators how to properly use car and truck...

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