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Fiat Chrysler to Develop Hydrogen Engines with Hyundai

December 8th, 2017 by

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) revealed that it’s in talks with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. about a partnership to develop hydrogen engines, according to Business Mirror. The alliance, which would also cover transmissions, could become “a strong one,” Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said last Saturday at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, near Milan. […]

Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Program

December 7th, 2017 by

The EPA-Authorized Section 609 program that’s required if you service mobile A/C systems. Technicians who service motor vehicle air conditioners must be trained and tested through a U.S. EPA-authorized organization, such as ASE. Training programs must cover the use of recycling equipment in compliance with industry standards, regulatory requirements, refrigerant containment, and the effects on […]

DEG Estimating Tip

November 19th, 2017 by

CCC: Reported Labor Times – From CCC/MOTOR GTE GUIDE: “Times do not apply to vehicles with equipment other than that supplied by the vehicle manufacturer as standard or regular production options. If other equipment is used, the time may be adjusted to compensate for the variables. Removal and replacement of exchanged or used parts is not […]

Oregon Collision Repair Shop Sues GEICO Alleging Antitrust

November 19th, 2017 by

Lawsuit by Leif’s Auto Collision alleges GEICO and ARX shops engaged in conspiracy to suppress repair costs, refuse to reimburse for diagnostic scans. GEICO had sued collision repair facility in January alleging abusive and intimidating conduct against its adjusters.   Portland, Oregon-based Leif’s Auto Collision, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in […]

Mobile Air Conditioning Society Reminds Industry on January 1 Refrigerant Sales Restriction Deadline

November 19th, 2017 by

Distributors of refrigerants will be limited to certified technicians and businesses who employ them starting in 2018 The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) is reminding automotive technicians who service mobile A/C systems and distributors who sell refrigerant of the need to be aware of new regulations effective on January 1, 2018 concerning the requirement of […]