Regional Coverage

GREELEY, CO – February 28, 2019 – Ten Aims Community College automotive technology students have advanced to the state level of the SkilsUSA Challenge competition after dominating at the regional competition on February 14 at Northeastern Junior College. The state competition is being held in...
CHARLOTTE (February 28, 2019) –CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities, hosted a grand opening event in celebration of its largest multi-store owner joining the CARSTAR family. CARSTAR Chilton Auto Body is a collision repair...
The Precision Tec Platinum Plus diagnostic tool has offline European programming and data graphing.
SeaTac, Wash.-The Automotive Training Expo (ATE) has sold out its more than 60 management and training classes for the March 22-24 event at the Doubletree Hotel across from Sea-Tac International Airport. For those registered for training classes, there is a trade show on Friday and Saturday...
Larry Richman builds brand awareness in a market that’s ever-changing with transient home owners.
Santa Cruz, Calif.—The wheel hub of Specialized Auto keeps spinning with a knack for propelling it forward amidst market shifts and changes. Its spokes are expanded services, a second location, economies of scale, and savvy marketing in a transient region. From what once began as one shop with a...
Tom Seboldt, of O’Reilly Auto Parts, discusses his career with members of YANG (Young Auto Care Network) during the regional meet-up.
Napa, Calif.—The CAWA 2019 Winter Leadership Meeting, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, drew members and guests to Napa, Calif., at the Meritage Resort for two days of meetings, a YANG regional meet-up and an Educational Forum, which featured numerous speakers on a variety of topics. Industry experts shared insights...
Prestige Imports Service Manager David Stribling and Porsche Cars North America Tech Live Look Program Manager Renita Whitfield show off the ODG R-7 smartglasses that technicians wear for remote assistance.
Lakewood, Colo.—Sometimes, “Big Brother” looking over your shoulder is a good thing. In December, Prestige Imports became one of the latest Porsche dealerships to add Tech Live Look, augmented reality (AR) smartglasses that allow a technician to communicate with a remote technical expert in real-...
Conrad “Butch” Jobst honored Kandie Jennings-Molly with the ASA-NW Outstanding Member of the Year.
Leavenworth, Wash.—Much was discussed at the recent ASA Northwest (ASA-NW) Semi-annual Retreat & Management Conference, Jan. 24-27, in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth. From its new apprenticeship program to government affairs and various chapter reports, members from Washington and Oregon...
Brian Thorpe poses on a custom motorcycle that is on consignment with Global Elite Motors, which shares space with Global Car Care.
Wenatchee, Wash.—Brian Thorpe has few illusions about what it takes to operate a full-service automotive repair shop and provide exemplary customer service. “With us at Global Car Care, it involves our technicians who have a high level of expertise and are accurate, caring, and persistent,” he said...
Key players at the Jan. 15 planning meeting of the Automotive Industry & Education Roundtable in April were, from left, Walt Commans of ASE, Margaret Ragan of NATA, and Dave Burnett of ASA Northwest.
Portland, Ore.-Since mid-2018, a small group of industry and education professionals have been planning what has been described as a ground-breaking roundtable event that may alter how the industry markets itself to prospective students who show interest in automotive-related careers. At a planning...
Owner Eric Hummel, alongside his wife, Jennifer, opened the new 21,000-square-foot facility off Big Bill Road in late December.
Arnold, Mo.—The doors opened in a brand-new 21,000-square-foot facility for Five Star Autobody in late December 2018 and owner Eric Hummel and his team have hit the ground running since. “We have only had the new shop for a few months, but already we are at full capacity on a regular basis. Our...

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