DEG Estimating Tips

October 28th, 2019 by

All Three Systems: A/C Leak Test – Repairs involving air conditioning systems may need a leak test after the system has been recharged. The labor needed to perform a leak test using the various equipment available is NOT INCLUDED and would be an on-the-spot evaluation. Some testing kits may use a consumable product that must […]

NHTSA Will Propose Upgrades to Vehicle Crash Test and Rating Program Next Year

October 28th, 2019 by

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced its plan to propose updates and upgrades to the New Car Assessment Program in 2020. “NCAP is celebrating its 40-year anniversary, and we’re proud that it continues to encourage automakers to invest in safety,” said NHTSA Acting Administrator James Owens. “NHTSA’s Government 5-Star Safety […]

U.S. Army and General Motors Collaborate on Automotive Cybersecurity

October 28th, 2019 by

Engineer exchange program focuses on vehicle penetration testing and risk analysis. The U.S. Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) and General Motors announced a new cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) which aims to strengthen GM’s and the Army’s automotive cybersecurity expertise over the next two years. This marks the first automotive cybersecurity partnership […]

Time for your Apprentice? by IGONC President John Hill

October 21st, 2019 by

Hopefully you were able to attend ASTE and gain from the experience. What a great event! It is always so exciting  to see all of your industry friends and terrific instructors gathered in one place, all for the goal of improving  businesses and lives. Thanks to the entire team of staff (Bob & Tricia) and […]

Know Your Rights: Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Toolkit

October 21st, 2019 by

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA) (15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.) is a federal law enacted by Congress in 1975, which governs warranties on consumer products and establishes disclosure standards for written warranties. The law was established to address the issue of manufacturers using disclaimers on warranties in manners that were unfair or misleading to […]

Auto Care Association & AASA Partner on Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ Campaign

October 21st, 2019 by

The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) today announced a strategic partnership to educate and activate the industry and consumers in the fight for access to, and control of, vehicle data through the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ national consumer education campaign. Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ is an […]

IGONC Elects New Board of Directors

October 21st, 2019 by

IGONC Elects New Board of Directors The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina recently installed new officers at its annual banquet in conjunction with ASTE. The new Board includes: John Hill, Autotrends, Greensboro – President Stan Creech, Creech Import Repair, Raleigh – Vice-President Todd Compton, Compton’s Automotive, Charlotte -Treasurer Kayo Jenkins, Kayo’s Auto Service, Hubert […]

ASTE Class Certificates Now Available

October 3rd, 2019 by

Friday September 27, 2019 – Morning Sessions A Fail-Safe Path to Profit – Rick White, 180Biz ADAS – Dirk Fuchs, ZF Technologies Chassis, Steering and Suspension: Noise, Vibration and Harshness Analysis – David Patrick, CARQUEST Diesel Emissions and Exhaust Aftertreatment – Keith Glasgow, AC Delco From Zero to $1Million in Sales in One Year – […]