National Mechanical

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...
SHIFTMobility Inc., provider of the industry's only all-in-one automotive platform, has announced the addition of WORLDPAC, AutoZone, and Performance Radiator parts to its service network, offering hundreds of repair shops nationwide the ability to quickly find and buy parts.  Leveraging...
At the recent Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, Mobile Diagnostician Eric Ziegler shows a case full of hard drives for a Panasonic Toughbook that can be quickly swapped to load the diagnostic and programming software needed for various vehicle makes.
Overland Park, Kan. — With the ever-growing  complexity of today’s vehicles, many repair procedures are not as straightforward as they used to be. But the typical independent shop can’t justify the expense of having on hand all of the OEM scan tools, software updates, and other resources needed to...
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...

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