Category: Auto Repair

U.S. Driving Last Year Was Lowest in Two Decades

March 3rd, 2021 by

After six consecutive years of gradual increases in vehicle-miles traveled (VMT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released new year-end estimates yesterday showing total U.S. driving fell by 13.2% – from 3.3 trillion VMT in 2019 to 2.83 trillion in 2020. This decrease equates to an estimated reduction of nearly 170 million metric tons of carbon […]

Principal for a Day – BY IGONC President John Hill

November 20th, 2019 by

Ever wonder what a school principal does with their days? I thought I knew the answers, yet much of what I thought they did is the easy stuff. Each year the Guilford Education Alliance hosts “Principal for a Day”, where community members spend the morning shadowing a Guilford County School principal.  I was assigned to […]

Vehicle Data Toolkit

August 11th, 2019 by

Vehicle Data Toolkit   Our industry is under threat. Vehicle manufacturers are trying to take control of vehicle data we need. They’re building cars that can wirelessly transmit data straight back to them — cutting out the automotive aftermarket. Repair and maintenance data is critical to doing our jobs. If vehicle manufacturers succeed in creating […]

State Legislative Update

August 11th, 2019 by

State Legislative Update California – Assembly Bill 142 | This bill would increase the amount of the manufacturer lead-acid battery fee to $2, and enable the fee to continue indefinitely while providing funds for consumer education. Position: Neutral Status: The bill passed the Assembly as well as the Senate Environmental Quality and Appropriations Committees. Massachusetts – […]

Register Today for the 2019 Auto Care Legislative Summit

August 11th, 2019 by

Register Today for the 2019 Auto Care Legislative Summit The Auto Care Legislative Summit, a biennial education and advocacy event in Washington, D.C., is taking place this September in conjunction with Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days. Participants will meet with their members of Congress to educate them on the independent aftermarket and its most […]

Auto Care to Testify Before Federal Trade Commission on Repair Restrictions

August 11th, 2019 by

Auto Care to Testify Before Federal Trade Commission on Repair Restrictions On Tuesday, July 16, Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs participated in a public workshop in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and titled, “Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions.” During the session, the FTC will […]

BASF Supports Refinish Training Program at Guilford College in North Carolina

July 19th, 2019 by

BASF announced its support for the automotive refinish training facility at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) in Greensboro, N.C. BASF supported the efforts to open the 29,000-square-foot training center on Guilford’s campus that continues to host classes each quarter, including R-M and Glasurit certification, buffing, and color matching. With three downdraft prep booths set up […]

DEG Estimating Tips

July 19th, 2019 by

Audatex: Understanding Overlap – Page 38 of Audatex DBRM explains how overlap is applied. “There are two methods of overlap deduction. They are: Guide Number Order: This method will include an operation on the lowest guide number first and then not count it on any higher guide number. Internal Labor Coding: In this method, labor operations […]

TechForce Foundation to Benefit from Las Vegas Concours

July 19th, 2019 by

The Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance has named TechForce Foundation as the charity beneficiary of its Opening Night Gala on Friday, October 25, at the Keep Memories Alive event venue in downtown Las Vegas. This extravaganza will welcome hundreds of car enthusiasts and those who value and support technical education. The Gala will be part of […]