National Mechanical

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...
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...

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