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May DEG Estimating Tip

May 20th, 2019 by

All Three Systems: Refinish Impact Bars – Refinishing of impact bars/bumper reinforcements is a not-included operation in all three estimating systems.   Mitchell/Audatex may have a labor value available in the database to select from.   CCC/MOTORS does not provide labor values for this operation for the following reason: Estimated Release Date: Closed Proposed Resolution: MOTOR

Third-Party Tesla Extended Warranty Announced

May 14th, 2019 by

As the Tesla fleet grows (and ages), it’s helpful to know there are additional options (just in case) to care for an out-of-warranty Model 3, Model S, Model X or Roadster. It turns out that X-Care EV Protection is now offering the nation’s first third-party extended warranty for Tesla owners, according to Insideevs.com. X-Care is meant to mirror Tesla’s own extended service agreement it offers customers—it covers

Corvette Owner Sues GM Over Tires

May 14th, 2019 by

A Chevrolet Corvette owner has filed a lawsuit with General Motors and claims that certain C7 rims are cracking and bending at low mileages, reported Jalopnik. The lawsuit also claims they’re not prone to falling under GM’s warranty. It claims General Motors knew of “widespread” problems with the rims, has denied the issue, and is

Pep Boys Expands Fleet Services

May 14th, 2019 by

Pep Boys plans to expand its fleet services with a number of new initiatives. Pep Boys Fleet, launched this month by the Icahn Automotive Group, includes fleet-specific vans for on-location maintenance and repair, a specialized online invoicing and payment system, a towing program, and a trackable fleet services credit card. Pep Boys Fleet customers receive

ASTE Bigger & Better in 2019

May 14th, 2019 by

ASTE continues to grow and improve every year and this year is no different. With 36 technical & management seminars there is surely something for everyone with speakers that are nationally known. ASTE will once again have a pre-party, casino night and Carm Capriotto will host his popular Town Hall this year focusing on “Technician

IGO Approved for Apprentice Program

May 14th, 2019 by

IGO was recently approved as an agency for the NC Apprentice program which will help in reducing the ongoing technician shortage. The way the program works high school students need to register with the program prior to graduation. They are then enrolled in a two-year community college to achieve a 2-year automotive degree while working