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U.S. EPA and DOT Propose to Hold Model Year 2021-2026 Vehicle Emissions at 2020 Levels

August 17th, 2018 by

Increased fuel economy standards, behind vehicle materials and design changes impacting collision repair industry, would slow under proposal. Continues to set one national standard, eliminating California’s ability to set more stringent requirements. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on August 1 released a notice

“Because I’m a Tech”: Celebrating Labor Day the Right Way

August 17th, 2018 by

This Labor Day from 8/26 – 9/3, as part of the FutureTech Success campaign, TechForce Foundation® is launching the “Because I’m a Tech” promotion. Our country is full of amazing, authentic people living happy, fulfilling, prosperous lives in large part due to their decision to pursue a technical career. “Because I’m a Tech” is an

Tech Shortage: Mercedes-Benz Continues to Expand Training Programs

August 17th, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) continues to expand its technician training and development programs to tackle the critical shortage of qualified automotive technicians in the U.S. The luxury automotive manufacturer, which recently became the first to establish a Registered Apprenticeship Program for veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, launched a partnership with Jefferson Community &

FTC Releases Magnuson-Moss Violation Letter to Hyundai

August 17th, 2018 by

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a compliance warning letter to Hyundai Motor America last month regarding possible violations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The letter explains that the act prohibits warrantors of consumer products from conditioning (tying) their written warranties to a consumer’s use of any article or service that is identified by brand,

ASTE 2018 -Time is Running Out to Register! Just Over 1 month Away!

August 17th, 2018 by

The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina are once again hosting ASTE (Automotive Service & Technology Expo) September 28-29, 2018 in Cary, NC at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center. Repair shop owners, service advisors & auto technicians will be able to take part in the largest automotive aftermarket event held in the Carolinas. This