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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Steve Handschuh, president and chief executive officer of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), promoted suppliers’ long history as key innovators in advanced vehicle technology and contributions to vehicle safety in his presentation to attendees...
ST. JOHNS, Fla. – “Building the Road to GREAT Technicians” is the featured topic of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Spring 2016 general meeting, March 2, in Overland Park, Kan. “The aftermarket has a lot of education available for kids to working techs,” said Rob Morrell,...
WASHINGTON, D.C., The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) brought together vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, technology companies, industry experts, security researchers and government agencies on Jan. 19 to discuss the industry’s development and adoption of vehicle cybersecurity...
Common surfaces for carbon buildup are (1) back of intake valves and (2) intake runners. (Photo courtesy of Robert Bosch LLC)
BROADVIEW, Ill – Driven by strict emission laws and a growing demand for low fuel consumption, an increasing number of vehicles equipped with gasoline direct injection systems (GDI) are now being seen on roads today.  However, a common complaint about these vehicles has been the buildup of carbon...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions, one of the nation’s leaders in remanufactured products, announces the availability of its remanufactured Subaru 2.5L boxer engine. This SOHC four-cylinder engine is available on exchange for the following vehicles: 1999-2010 Impreza/Forester 2000-2009 Outback/...
MEMA and AASA are calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ensure that its “Framework for Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices” do not unintentionally limit access to vehicle diagnostics and telematics. Representatives of the two associations reviewed the...
The Power Tool Institute (PTI), one of the leading organizations for power tool safety resources, information and education, has launched its new website: powertoolinstitute.com. PTI’s new site features mobile compatibility and easy access to specific safety information for various tool types,...
Ryan Hochmiller, outgoing CAR president, kicks off a daylong event in January that featured industry speakers, trade exhibits, and general meetings.
Denver—Attendees at the annual meeting of the Colorado Automotive Recyclers (CAR) on Jan. 23 at the PPA Event Center were treated to “best practice” presentations from key recycling industry leaders, along with a trade show, general business sessions, and networking opportunities.    Outgoing CAR...
Mitchell 1’s new Scheduler allows shops to visually understand their workload, commitment of resources and avoid building conflicts into its schedule with an easy-to-view visual interface.
Las Vegas—Mitchell 1 has recently noted several milestones for its line of integrated software solutions for improving shop productivity and profitability, and along with marking those occasions, it has introduced several product upgrades and enhancements. “We’re concentrated on building awareness...
“Selling diagnostic services is not about overcharging a customer, it’s about properly charging for a service that is the most expensive labor operation shops perform,” says Jeremy O’Neal.
Las Vegas—A service advisor’s job is to help customers protect the investment they’ve made in their vehicle and to keep it running in the most affordable way, says industry trainer Jeremy O’Neal. “If sales is perceived that way, advisors aren’t selling, customers are buying,” said O’Neal, who...

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