Northwest

Manager Brian Hall and Service Advisor Allen Kinney work the front counter at Transmission Sales & Service in Lakewood.
Lakewood, Wash.-If there is a single element at Transmission Sales & Service that is foremost in the mind of Manager Brian Hall, it’s the importance of comprehensive diagnostic service    Founded in 1965 by Ray Harrison and a partner, the transmission shop was purchased in 2004 by Al Carver,...
Leading technicians Bogi Lateiner and Donny Seyfer (second from l.) took turns performing demonstrations on MAHLE Service Solutions’ new TechPRO diagnostic scan tool as Expo attendees Morgan Wells (r.) and Mike Kumika, both of Minneapolis, looked on. Lateiner and Seyfer did demonstrations at the MAHLE booth during regional expos last month. (Photo by Betta Ferrendelli )
Overland Park Kan. – MAHLE Service Solutions showcased its new TechPRO diagnostic scan tool during a regional hi-tech training expo last month. Leading technicians Bogi Lateiner and Donny Seyfer took turns performing the demonstrations. Bogi, an ASE certified mechanic, stars on the Velocity Channel...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – As the collision industry gathers in Seattle for the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meetings this month at the Double Tree Seattle SEA-TAC Airport Hotel, the Collision Repair Education Foundation will host a high school and college collision career fair for local...
Donny Seyfer (l.), national chairman of ASA, addressed the ASA-NW affiliate at its winter retreat. He was introduced by Ed Cushman, co-owner of C&H Foreign Auto in Spokane, who serves on the national ASA board of directors.
Leavenworth, Wash.—The Winter Retreat & Management Conference of the Automotive Service Association Northwest (ASA-NW) was Jan. 28-30 in this wintry alpine village. The event drew some 130 attendees from the region to enjoy outdoor activities, business meetings, roundtable discussions, and an...
Cuda Parts Washers will be on display at ATE 2016.
SeaTac, Wash.-The March 18-20 Automotive Training Expo (ATE), hailed as the West Coast’s largest such event, will provide some 60 management and technical training courses over three days, plus I-CAR classes for the collision segment of the trade. Held at the Doubletree Hotel near Seattle-Tacoma...
Members of the Northwest Automotive Trades Association provide input to World of Speed staffers about the importance of educating youth on the viability of the automotive industry.
IDAHO      NAPA Auto Tech will stage two “Air Conditioning Diagnostics & Procedures” classes in April with the first on April 12 at Lewis & Clark College Automotive Technology facility in Lewiston (contact Reuben Briethaupt at 208-553-8520), and the second on April 25 at the College of...
Corinna Rowland purchased Dale’s Auto Body a year ago and said she has been thrilled with the response from the community.
Stayton, Ore.—Dale’s Auto Body is likely one of the only shops in the country that offers not only collision and mechanical repair services, but smoked turkeys at the holidays as well. Shop owner Corinna Rowland laughs as she describes the tradition that began before she bought the business last...
Service Manager Chuck Rappuhn and Service Advisor Chelsea Gill work the customer service counter at High-Tech Automotive with Owner Gary Hymer.
Wenatchee, Wash.—Though High-Tech Automotive is not on a main arterial, the busy shop continues to grow, mainly because it is the only independent AAA-Approved Auto Repair facility in the area, said Owner Gary Hymer. “We’ve been part of AAA since 2010 and it’s a huge value. It definitely brings us...
NW Calendar Feb. 27-28 * Mega Show 2016, Competition Specialties Inc., Corporate Headquarters, Auburn, Wash. Visit www.compspecialties.com for details. March 1-4 * The Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit, sponsored by NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, Indiana Convention Center,...
Eric Paulus works the front counter at Eric’s Garage, a neighborhood repair shop in Seattle.
Seattle-Eric Paulus said he may have been destined to be in the repair shop business. His father was a longtime service station dealer for Shell, and Paulus himself had extensive training in the Shell Dealer Development Program and a number of aftermarket programs prior to opening his own shop in...

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