Regional Coverage

Cortland, N.Y.—The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has launched a completely redesigned website at www.autolift.org. The new site brings together information lift buyers, owners and users need, including: the official directory of every ALI-certified car, truck and vehicle lift, including certified...
Washington, D.C.—Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would enable low volume car manufacturers to produce turn-key replica vehicles for customers nationwide.  Replica vehicles resemble classic cars produced at least 25 years ago. ...
Southern California High Desert resident Fred Goodgame — a Ford master tech, Honda master tech, and now an employee of the BAR — has received the 2015 World Class Technician Award, presented by the Auto Care Association and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Only 17...
Farmington Hills, Mich.—In an effort to assist its members in bringing new and improved equipment and tools to the marketplace, The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) released it research study findings.  The survey intended to quantify the impact aftermarket service facilities have on the new car...
MIDWEST MULTI-REGION 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) are proud to announce the winners of this year’s 3M Hire Our Heroes awards. The winners include students that are currently studying collision repair, and who have served or are currently...
CARDONE Industries was on hand at the recent 2015 NAPA Expo in Las Vegas, where NAPA was celebrating its 90 anniversary with presentations, networking events and seminars. CARDONE was one of 150 exhibitors on the trade show floor. Show attendees visited with vendors and enjoyed a variety of food...
Conway, Ariz.—Designed for high-volume shops, the Hofmann geodyna 7850p is easy to use and increases productivity by dramatically reducing balancing time. “Versatile and efficient, the new Hofmann geodyna 7850p Video Wheel Balancing System will improve any shop’s performance,” said Brian Gates,...
Editor’s note: The following is excerpted and adapted from the opening address and industry update, “The Long View: Why Be Positive About the Aftermarket,” by Bill Long, AASA president and COO, at the BB&T Capital Markets 8th Annual Automotive Aftermarket Conference, June 2, in New York. New...
Eatonville, Wash.—With 23 years in business under his belt, John Anderson of Motor Worx said he has determined that word-of-mouth marketing and customer referrals are a key part of his continued growth in this Pierce County community of some 3,000 people. “We love the referral customer because they...
Lakewood, N.J.—With the aluminum body here to stay, one critical factor that collision repair shops must get right are the tools and attachments used to capture potentially explosive airborne dust.  The dust, created mainly during grinding and sanding, can also affect paint quality due to cross-...

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