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SkillsUSA Students Meet with Federal Legislators to Advocate for Career and Technical Education

February 11th, 2019 by

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell & Audatex – Quick Reference Chart Moldings and Decal Operations DEG has made a quick reference chart showing included and not included operations for moldings and decals for repair situations. http://degweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Quick-Reference-moldings-and-decals.xlsx OEM service information may indicate a part is Non Reusable. Additionally All three Estimating IP’s recognize this with a note

DEG Estimating Tips February 2019

February 11th, 2019 by

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell & Audatex – Quick Reference Chart Moldings and Decal Operations DEG has made a quick reference chart showing included and not included operations for moldings and decals for repair situations. http://degweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Quick-Reference-moldings-and-decals.xlsx OEM service information may indicate a part is Non Reusable. Additionally All three Estimating IP’s recognize this with a note

How Telematics Fits Into the Repair Process

February 11th, 2019 by

Automotive telematics offer consumer-based services that allow wireless connectivity. This allows repair shops to use telematics to obtain important remote vehicle diagnostics. Telematics is a system that can talk to the onboard powertrain computer. If a problem with the vehicle occurs and a Diagnostic Trouble Code is created, telematics can report the problem back to

AASP Elects New Leadership

February 11th, 2019 by

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) has elected its Executive Committee for 2019-2020. The election was held at AASP’s board of directors meeting on October 31, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bill Adams, representing AASP affiliate New York State Association of Service Stations and Repair Shops, will serve as President. The following AASP board

Treasury/IRS Issue Guidance on New Business Income Deduction

February 11th, 2019 by

The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations on Jan. 18 implementing the new qualified business income (QBI) deduction, also called the section 199A deduction. The new QBI deduction, created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), allows many owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, S corporations, trusts or

What Does ADAS Mean for Repair Shops?

February 11th, 2019 by

The use of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can potentially reduce the overall number of accidents, but can also make repairs more complex and costly because the cameras and sensors that will be embedded into more panels and parts on the vehicle. According to auto claims solution provider CCC, repair shops will need to retrain

Bill Introduced Seeking To Repeal Missouri Vehicle Safety Inspections

February 11th, 2019 by

Legislation (HB 451) has been introduced before the Missouri House of Representatives that seeks to repeal the inspection requirement for non-commercial motor vehicles. Air quality and emission inspection requirements for St. Louis and some specified areas — which are mandated by federal law — would not be modified. The proposed legislation has an effective date

IRS to Delay Form W-4 Changes Until 2020

February 11th, 2019 by

The IRS, in response to critiques on its proposed new Form W-4, announced that it will delay changes to the form until 2020. “Following feedback from the payroll and tax communities, the Treasury Department and the IRS will incorporate important changes into a new version of the Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, for 2020,”