National Mechanical

Washington, D.C.—It’s a new era for the kit car industry.  President Obama signed into law legislation that will permit low volume car manufacturers to produce turn-key replica vehicles for customers nationwide.  The SEMA-supported provision is part of a larger highway construction bill.  Rep....
American Honda Motor Co, Inc. is undertaking an initiative to contact Honda and Acura owners who may be affected by the recent airbag inflator recalls, reaching out to both independent mechanical repair and collision repair shops. It will be handled with a three-pronged approach. American Honda...
Research Triangle Park, N.C.—The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) is urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to stem the tide of counterfeit motor vehicle parts flooding the Internet by listing certain sites known to traffic in counterfeit goods on its annual...
Diamond Bar, Calif.—The number of specialty equipment businesses discovering and leveraging quality product data as a tool for increasing sales is on the rise, with hundreds of companies investing time and connecting with the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) during the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The SDC...
STAUNTON, Virginia – December 14, 2015 – Nominations are now being accepted for the Federated Auto Parts Shop of the Year contest. The Federated Shop of the Year award recognizes a top shop with a demonstrated track record of excellence in such areas as customer service, quality repairs,...
Automotive instructor John Gardner has signed on for season 2 of the television show, “Tech Garage,” presented by Advance Auto Parts and airing on Discovery’s Velocity Channel.
Each week ASE certified mechanic and Chipola College professor, John Gardner, explains the in’s and out’s of today’s modern automobile on Tech Garage presented by Advance Auto Parts. From the integral working of your cars electrical system, to explaining on board diagnostics, to helping choose the...
Take advantage of the comprehensive training courses available to you and your team.  Download the schedule PDF by clicking on the link below. For class information, please call the class contact listed.  To register for a class, please call the NAPA Training Service Center at 800-292-6428. All...
Autologic Diagnostic’s Justin Kidd explains the features of the new Autologic Assist technology during an AAPEX press conference.  The tool is designed to connect aftermarket service providers to dealer-trained technicians remotely though a scan tool. (Photo by Michael Anderson)
Las Vegas—Autologic Diagnostics announced the introduction of its new Autologic Assist fix and support system. Autologic Assist, the first and only fully integrated automotive diagnostics support solution of its kind, is designed to serve the needs of aftermarket repair shops, particularly those...
Schaeffler’s Urs Stuckenbruck and Judy Love present REPEXPERT 2.0 during a press conference at AAPEX. (Photo by Rob Merwin)
Las Vegas—Schaeffler announced the launch of its new technical and training website for the North American aftermarket at AAPEX. Urs Stuckenbruck, director Product Management and Marketing, North America, introduced the services and programs that are included in the REPXPERT service brand,...
Bogi Lateiner, of the Velocity Channel’s “All Girls Garage,” introduces MAHLE’s new ArcticPRO units at AAPEX. They will be available for sale during the first quarter of 2016.
Las Vegas—MAHLE Service Solutions announced at AAPEX 2015 additions to its line of ArcticPRO air conditioning (A/C) service units. The ArcticPRO ACX1185 is a unit that offers integration of the TechPRO diagnostic tool to service vehicles that use R134a refrigerant and the new ArcticPRO ACX1285 also...

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