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Estimating Tip tips from the DEG

January 18th, 2018 by

CCC One  – Verifying Correct Database Version  Sometime users may experience incomplete or outdated information in the CCC database, as a result of using an incorrect version. Users can confirm which version they are using by going to ESTIMATE PROPERITIES in the Estimate Tab to confirm the database version date. If necessary, you can contact

Mitchell Announces Blockchain Solution for Collision Repair Industry Data Sharing

January 18th, 2018 by

Solution would link insurers, vehicle manufacturers, repairers, suppliers, and other industry participants. Mitchell International, Inc. announced it will soon release a secure solution for sharing data among users within the collision repair and insurance claims industry that uses blockchain technology to provide a highly secure, distributed and advanced encrypted-data exchange between stakeholders. Blockchain, popularized by

Town Hall Academy to Attend ASTE 2018

January 14th, 2018 by

The popular aftermarket town hall & podcast forum hosted by Carm Capriotto will be part of ASTE 2018. Capriotto conducts town hall style meetings and podcasts that are aired.

Connected Car Company to Push Vehicles to Openbay Shops

January 14th, 2018 by

Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history, USA today reports. The latest recalls cover frontal air bags in certain 2009, 2010 and 2013 vehicles made Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land

Takata Air Bag Recall Expands by 3.3M Vehicles

January 14th, 2018 by

Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history, USA today reports. The latest recalls cover frontal air bags in certain 2009, 2010 and 2013 vehicles made Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land

Largest Single Midas Acquisition By A Midas Franchisee Is In The Works

January 14th, 2018 by

Leeds West Groups (Greenwood Village, CO) — a platform capitalized by private equity funds that acquires, owns and manages automotive repair franchise brands — has entered into an agreement to acquire Auto Systems Experts, an employee-owned company based out of Davenport, IA that operates 42 Midas locations across six Midwestern states. The deal includes all of

IRS Issues Warning on W-2 Email Scam

January 14th, 2018 by

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in collaboration with state tax agencies and private sector tax groups, has published a notice warning businesses about a growing W-2 email scam that threatens sensitive tax information collected by employers. This scam has emerged as one of the most dangerous and successful phishing attacks in recent memory, with hundreds

RPM Act Passes House Committee

January 14th, 2018 by

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act (H.R. 350) last Wednesday, Dec. 6, by a vote of 33-20. The legislation would clarify that it is legal under the Clean Air Act to manufacture, sell, distribute and install race parts that modify the emissions system of a motor

New Restrictions for Selling R-134a to Commence in January

January 14th, 2018 by

  For entities selling or distributing refrigerants for use in motor vehicles, there will be new restrictions for R-134a and other substitute refrigerants sold after Jan. 1, 2018. The rule establishes certification requirements for buying large containers of refrigerant and mandates that small containers include a self-sealing valve. Under the new requirements, anyone purchasing a