Joe Wrench Warning

December 18th, 2019 by

Joe Wrench Warning I was sitting in class following intently the instructor’s presentation on how to properly lace a motorcycle wheel. I was so excited to finally understand how the process worked. Being the classroom was next to Daytona International Speedway made for some very interesting back ground sounds during the school day. It was […]


December 17th, 2019 by

For the first time in many years, AAPEX has the opportunity to expand and will add Repair Shop HQ to meet the needs of today’s service professionals. The expansion will take place on Level 1 of the Sands Expo and will include moving the Tool and Equipment section, the Mobile Heat Transfer/Heating/Air Conditioning section and […]

Petition Calling on Congress to Guarantee Consumers Access and Control Over Data Generated by Their Own Cars Reaches 15,000 Signatures

December 17th, 2019 by

New milestone shows that consumers across the country are concerned about the issue and support the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ campaign. A petition created by the national education and advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ reached 15,000 petition signatures on Friday, Nov. 22, marking a significant milestone in the effort to […]

Auto Care Association CEO Applauds Trump Administration, Congress on Reaching USMCA Deal

December 17th, 2019 by

Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, recently released the following statement regarding the recently announced U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “We applaud the Trump administration and Congress for reaching a deal and moving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) towards ratification. The trilateral agreement will strengthen trade and maintain tariff-free market access to two of our most […]

Emissions Inspections Exempts 20-Year-Old Vehicles Starting Dec. 1

December 17th, 2019 by

Beginning Dec. 1, North Carolina’s vehicle inspections requirement will exempt vehicles 20 years old from obtaining a yearly emissions test in the 22 counties which emissions testing is required. For example, a 1999 model year vehicle would be exempt from obtaining an emissions inspection starting Dec. 1. The following year a 2000 model year vehicle […]

ASTE Continues to Grow

December 17th, 2019 by

The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina are pleased to announce expanded training opportunities at ASTE 2020. Beginning in 2020 the event will feature 3 full days of technical, management and service advisor training. The addition of Thursday will feature seminars lasting 7 hours which will provide attendees more intense training. ASTE 2019 drew attendees […]

December 2019 DEG Estimating Tip

December 13th, 2019 by

Estimating Tips Audatex: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Pages 153-157 of the Audatex DBRM Guide provides helpful information to commonly asked questions and provides scenarios and answers about the Audatex program. An example of a question answered in the Section 5-2: “Question: Does Flex Additive listed in the “Included Operations” include the cost of the […]

Mitchell Releases Fourth Quarter Industry Trends Report

December 13th, 2019 by

Mitchell Releases Fourth Quarter Industry Trends Report Mitchell International  released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the fourth quarter of 2019. Mitchell executives share insights on challenges and opportunities with emotion AI and claims; the impact of the increasing complexity and risks associated with repairing car windshields; and the important value of data and analytics for claims […]