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Warren, Mich.—OTC has released a set of synthetic body tools, designed especially for use on aluminum panels. As many high-volume vehicles are using aluminum in body components, there is potential challenge and opportunity for collision repair shops to be prepared with the necessary tools and...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR has announced that its third quarter product launch includes important course updates on aluminum welding, Toyota vehicle repair and custom painting techniques. As part of the I-CAR Professional Development Program (PDP), the updated training courses are designed to keep...
The AAPEX Remanufacturing Section – co-hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Auto Care Association – is sold out for 2015, with more than 40 exhibitors set to grow their remanufacturing business before an international audience of more than 39,000 buyers....
Troy, Mich.—The MERA-Golisano Remanufacturing and Sustainability Conference — co-hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability — will be held on Sept. 30, at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Mich. The program is...
Orange, Calif.—Redline Detection announced a new product, the Power Intake Adaptor Set, which features a pair of inflatable block off bladders with a pressurized vapor pass-through that allows technicians to test an entire boosted intake and exhaust system, end to end, quickly and easily. The...
Austin, Texas—The perceived benefits of the driverless vehicle have car manufacturers hurtling toward a new world of improved mobility, reduced emissions and enhanced safety. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke about these benefits in an article for LinkedIn’s “Influencer” series, saying “zero emissions...
Sacramento, Calif.— Killer Tools’ (www.killertools.com) KT500 Aluminum Weld Station is easy to use and includes everything needed to start repairing aluminum, including a lever puller, T-handle puller, and a variety of 500 M4 and M5 aluminum and steel studs, 20 M4 and M6 pulling tabs, 40 M4 and M6...
Cortland, N.Y.—Participants in the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Lift Inspector Certification Program can fast-track their certification by attending the “Five Days to Victory” training, testing and practical inspection event sponsored by ALI member manufacturers at the College of Southern Nevada...
Cortland, N.Y.—Participants in the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Lift Inspector Certification Program can fast-track their certification by attending the “Five Days to Victory” training, testing and practical inspection event sponsored by ALI member manufacturers at the College of Southern Nevada...
Conway, Ariz.—Portable, wireless and battery-powered, the new John Bean Opti-Tread is a diagnostic tool to evaluate and reveal problems using tire tread depth and tire pressure measurements for vehicles with up to six wheels. Fast and easy to use, it performs all inspections and provides a detailed...

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