IGONC Sponsors NC Automotive Apprentice Program

June 19th, 2019 by

IGONC Sponsors NC Automotive Apprentice Program By Chasidy Rae Sisk   In an effort to reduce the ongoing tech shortage problem plaguing the automotive industry, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is sponsoring the North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program. Employers can participate at no cost, and students can obtain a free education while […]

IGONC’s Revived ASTE Yields Great Responses by Chasidy Rae Sisk of Autobody News

October 17th, 2017 by

Friday, 13 October 2017 17:00 IGONC’s Revived ASTE Yields Great Responses Written by Chasidy Rae Sisk Hiester Automotive was voted “Most Outstanding Booth” by attendees. (Pictured: Gary Summerfield of IGONC, Wanda Hinnant & Steve Jones of Heister Automotive). The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina(IGONC) hosted its 2017 Automotive Service and Technology Expo (ASTE) on Sept. 29–30 […]


August 31st, 2017 by

Mitchell – Pre Scan and Post Repair Scan  Mitchell has now included Pre and Post Repair Scan to its estimating system software. These lines can be access thru the “Ref Sheet >>> Additional Operations >>> Diagnostics” or Quick Code #’s 931127 for Pre Repair Scan and or 931128 for Post Repair Scan. It’s still up […]

FADRA, Honda Pull Recalled Takata Airbags from Local Salvage Yards

August 31st, 2017 by

The mangled white 2003 Honda Accord parked in the front of the M&K Used Auto Parts yard in Orange City is the latest vehicle confirmed to have recalled passenger- and driver-side Takata airbags that have been pulled from the local auto recycling market. Tom McMillon, owner and president of the used auto parts yard, told […]

Auto Care Association Launches Emerging Technologies Committee

August 31st, 2017 by

Auto Care Association Launches Emerging Technologies Committee The Auto Care Association announced the formation of its Emerging Technologies Committee, a new standing committee comprised of staff, member volunteers and external stakeholders who will spearhead research and development for vehicle network interfaces, vehicle connectivity and connected aftermarket devices, all on behalf of the independent auto care […]

Auto Care Careers Job Board Adds Google for Jobs Support

August 31st, 2017 by

Employer listings on job board will appear in Google for Jobs Auto Care industry talent can now find relevant jobs to them, including those listed on the Auto Care Association’s job board directly in Google search thanks to the launch of Google’s new job search engine, Google for Jobs. Auto Care Association fully supports Google’s […]

Delphi, Innoviz Partner for LiDAR Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles

August 24th, 2017 by

Delphi Automotive has partnered with Innoviz Technologies, a leading Israeli-based company developing LiDAR technology for the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Innoviz’s proprietary LiDAR sensing solutions will be integrated into Delphi’s systems to provide automakers with a comprehensive portfolio of autonomous driving technologies. Dave Hobbs, a field instructor for Delphi, recently spoke with Ratchet+Wrench to discuss why shop […]

Major Auto Parts Retailers Taking Hits Because of Amazon

August 24th, 2017 by

Investors targeting auto-parts retailers, such as Carl Icahn, are taking hits to their investments, and that’s mostly thanks to Amazon, a new Bloomberg report suggests. When hedge fund Starboard Value LP disclosed a stake in Advance Auto Parts Inc. in 2015, it said the stock, then at $171, could more than double. The retailer’s shares have instead nearly halved […]

USTR Seeks Comments on Identifying Foreign Markets for Counterfeit Goods

August 24th, 2017 by

Last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice requesting comments to assist in identifying Internet and physical markets based outside the U.S. that should be included in the 2017 Notorious Markets List. The Notorious Markets List identifies marketplaces that either facilitate or directly engage in counterfeiting or copyright piracy, […]

U.S. Calls for “Substantial U.S. Content” in Auto Rules of Origin

August 24th, 2017 by

The United States, Canada and Mexico completed the first round of NAFTA renegotiation after five full days of meetings in Washington, D.C. concluded Sunday, Aug. 20. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s opening statement prioritized tightening the auto rules of origin and said that the U.S. would seek a higher NAFTA value content and substantial U.S. […]