Estimating Tips

March 23rd, 2018 by

Mitchell: OEM Procedures – Mitchell and Toyota have teamed up to create OEM Procedures and predictive estimating available within the Mitchell estimating program. From the part selection home screen (repair tab), users will need to click on the “OEM Procedures” Tab and select the part they want to R/R, Repair, or Blend. Once a selection is made on a component, […]

Registration Open for 2018 Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists Conference

March 23rd, 2018 by

The Auto Care Association announced registration is open for its 2018 Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference. The two-and-a-half day conference will be held on May 16-18 at the Fairmont Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. The deadline to register is April 20, 2018. The PBES Conference is an annual educational event that brings together […]

North Carolina Insurance Department Adds 15 Agents to Fight Fraud

March 23rd, 2018 by

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is expanding the department’s criminal investigations division as part of his vision to eliminate insurance fraud in North Carolina. On March 16, 15 new special agents were sworn – in by State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson as officers to the NCDOI Fraud Control Group – nearly doubling the […]

ASTE 2018 Expecting Huge Turnout

March 22nd, 2018 by

While we are still in the planning stages for ASTE 2018 to be held September 28 & 29, 2018 in Cary, NC we are expecting this to be our biggest event ever. We have secured all meeting space at the hotel so there are no other events that will take place while we are there. […]

RepairPal Releases Study on Car Purchasing Habits

March 22nd, 2018 by recently released the results of a survey detailing consumer research habits during the car-buying journey. The study marked the launch of RepairPal’s new Car Comparison feature, which allows users to compare vehicles side-by-side in terms of reliability, repair costs, and owner reviews — all for free. RepairPal surveyed over 1,000 Americans through an independent […]

Federal Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Decision Overturning R-134a Rule

March 22nd, 2018 by

On Jan. 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected an appeal that sought to dispute a previous decision regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ban of certain refrigerants, namely R-134a. The appeal was filed by competing refrigerant manufacturers Honeywell and Chemours, as well as the Natural Resource Defense Council, […]

Tapered Roller Bearings from China and Korea Under Review by USITC

March 22nd, 2018 by

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) is conducting a full sunset review to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings from China would likely lead to continued injury to the domestic industry. The review schedule can be found here, with questionnaires due by May 24 and prehearing briefs by July […]

The Battle Over Right to Repair: More Important Than Ever Before

March 22nd, 2018 by

As we begin 2018, one of the issues that seems to never go totally away is right to repair. There is good reason for this since many of the issues now at the forefront of our industry, such as access to data transmitted by embedded telematics systems, have as their root the right of car […]