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 […]

The Auto Repair Shop’s Role in Connected Car Cybersecurity

November 17th, 2017 by

Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz isn’t inflating or exaggerating when he throws out this seemingly absurd statistic: “We collect 100 million miles of road per year,” says the co-founder and CTO of Nexar. “We can end up indexing the real world, structuring the real world the same way Google structures the web.” Nexar will continue to build vehicle-to-vehicle […]

New Alldata Offering Essentially Turns Tablets Into Scan Tools

November 17th, 2017 by

At the SEMA Show last week, Alldata launched Alldata Diagnostics, a new offering that essentially turns an Android, Windows 10 or iOS tablet into a scan tool — a scan tool with Alldata Repair and Alldata Collision built in, which means that codes can link directly to relevant articles, as well as the company’s new interactive […]

Mitchell 1 Adds LocalSearch Feature To Social CRM

November 17th, 2017 by

Mitchell 1 has added a new feature to its SocialCRM auto repair marketing service to help make auto repair businesses more visible online to customers searching for auto repair. LocalSearch is an optional add-on service designed to complement SocialCRM. LocalSearch expands on the standard SocialCRM services with features designed to help shops build an effective […]

U.S. Copyright Office Agrees to Extending DMCA Vehicle Repair Exemption

November 17th, 2017 by

On Oct. 26, the U.S. Copyright Office announced a proposal to renew an exemption for vehicle owners to perform maintenance and repairs without having to abide by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA) prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The proposal was in response to a petition filed by […]

DEG Estimating Tip: AUDATEX- Updates to Database Repair Manual (DBRM)

October 22nd, 2017 by

Audatex has updated recently updated their Database Repair Manual (DBRM) with new updates. Click Here for the online version. Click Here to download the complete DBRM Guide PDF. All updated folders and topics in the Table of Contents display an asterisk and all updates in a topic are marked in bold and italicized lettering. Some […]