Category: News

Change is Coming!

September 30th, 2021 by

As previously announced, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) and North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA) are merging to form the Automotive Service and Tire Alliance (ASTA). This merger is official as of October 1, 2021. ASTA will premiere new branding in the near future. ASTA’s first board meeting will be October 21, […]

CDC Advice for Employees Potentially Exposed to COVID-19

December 17th, 2020 by

CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community. A potential exposure means being a household contact or having close contact within 6 feet of an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. […]

Making the Most of It

September 14th, 2020 by

We all know too well how it began. For me I was in Daytona for the American Flat Track Racing TT Race where I have some pretty good connections and a “best seats in the house” kind of thing going on. It began that practice would be limited to riders only. That changed into we’re […]

Federal agency raises concerns about Mass. right-to-repair ballot question

September 14th, 2020 by

  Car manufacturers have found a formidable ally in their fight against the new “right to repair” ballot question in Massachusetts: the federal government. A top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a detailed letter to the cochairmen of the Legislature’s consumer protection committee this week, raising concerns about the ballot question and its potentially adverse […]

Despite Pandemic, Federal Cash for Clunkers-Style Bailout Unlikely

August 12th, 2020 by

Despite Pandemic, Federal Cash for Clunkers-Style Bailout Unlikely One of the things that has helped the industry is that, in contrast to what occurred during the early days of the Great Recession, “credit has not dried up,” noted Jim Houston, Power’s managing director of auto financing. That said, there have been major changes in the way […]

SEMA Show Cancelled for 2020

August 11th, 2020 by

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, announced today that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns that event facilities and services will be unavailable, the SEMA Show will not be taking place in 2020. While both event organizers and industry members had been working on ways to present the show as scheduled this November, it […]

Ford CEO Jim Hackett Stepping Down

August 11th, 2020 by

Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley will take the helm of the U.S. automaker on Oct. 1. Jim Hackett, the chief executive and president of Ford Motor Co., unexpectedly announced his retirement on Tuesday. Hackett, 65, will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley, 58, effective Oct. 1, according to a company release. “I love Ford […]

How’s Traffic at the Liquor Store?

March 18th, 2020 by

Whenever society at large faces calamity I always check the volume at the Liquor Store. Such places around me are packed. I have some friends in other cities who have a business near a liquor store to help me determine how widespread a concern may be. I’ve checked in with them on this current scare […]