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Ford Issues Position Statement on Collision Repair Diagnostic Scans

December 18th, 2018 by

 Ford Issues Position Statement on Collision Repair Diagnostic Scans All Ford vehicles from Model Year 2010 should be scanned before collision repair estimates. Ford Motor Company has issued a position statement covering the need for diagnostic scanning before and after the collision repair process. The position statement can be downloaded from OEM1Stop.com. According to the

DEG Tips

December 18th, 2018 by

CCC/ MOTORS: Updated P Pages GTE Guide – on November 1, CCC/MOTORS updated the P pages/GTE Guide online and within the CCC One estimating program. A live version of the CCC P Pages can be found at: https://help.cccis.com/webhelp/motor/gte/guide_Left.htm and a pdf copy can be found here: https://www.motor.com/wp-content/uploads/CED-GTE_20181008.pdf The DEG has made a “Delta” Report of the changes/additions which

Attorney General Josh Stein Announces Fight Against Robocalls

December 14th, 2018 by

Release date: 12/5/2018 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he is leading a bipartisan group of 39 state attorneys general to stop or reduce annoying and harmful robocalls. This coalition focused on the technology major telecom companies are pursuing to combat illegal robocalls. “At best, robocalls are annoying. At worst, they allow scammers

Triangle IGONC gather for educational presentation at Autoshop Solutions

December 14th, 2018 by

On Nov. 6, the Triangle Chapter of the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) gathered for BBQ food and an educational presentation at Autoshop Solutions in Apex, NC. Autoshop Solutions Sales Director Tony Mercury presented “Driving Growth Through Digital Marketing.” According to IGONC Executive Director Bob Pulverenti, “Our members always look forward to getting

EPA Considering Eliminating Refrigerant Sales Restrictions

December 14th, 2018 by

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering a proposal that could eliminate refrigerant sales restrictions on non-ozone depleting refrigerants such as R-134a. Specifically, the proposed rule suggests reversing a 2016 rule that instituted air conditioning appliance maintenance and leak repair requirements to non-ozone depleting substances (ODS). While the proposal for the most part applies

Amazon/Pep Boys Tire Program Expanding Nationwide

December 14th, 2018 by

Pep Boys’ tire-installation relationship with Amazon is going national. Earlier this year, Pep Boys tested the retailer’s “Ship-to-Store” offering in Tampa and expanded it to other markets. Now, the program will be available at all Pep Boys locations nationwide by the end of 2018. Customers will be able to choose their local Pep Boys for

Mitchell1 Adds ADAS to ProDemand

December 14th, 2018 by

Repair ADAS-equipped vehicles without breaking a sweat The Industry’s Fastest Access to the Driver Assist Repair Information Have you seen vehicle features like adaptive cruise control, parking assist sensors and blind spot indicators in your auto repair shop? All of these technologies (and many more) fall into the new category of vehicle systems known as

Automotive Training Institute’s coaching staff is now certified by the Center for Executive Coaching

December 7th, 2018 by

Automotive Training Institute’s coaching staff is now certified by the Center for Executive Coaching     Linthicum, MD, November 27, 2018 – Automotive Training Institute (ATI), the leading consulting company serving automotive repair businesses, has recently announced that its entire staff of thirty-one coaches are now certified by the Center for Executive Coaching (CEC).