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DEG Update

January 30th, 2020 by

CCC: Included/Not Included Headliner Update – In November, CCC/MOTORS updated the “HEADLINER” section of the Guide to Estimating p pages specifically calling out “Interior lower moldings/trim” and “weatherstrip r/i” being NOT INCLUDED. Scenarios where this would apply are when the lower trims overlap the upper trims touching the headliner. Additionally, some surround weather strips around […]

Va. Governor Aims to Eliminate Vehicle Safety Inspections

January 30th, 2020 by

In his budget briefing, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam unveiled plans to eliminate the state’s motor vehicle safety inspection program. The ASA opposes the elimination of state vehicle safety inspections. Northam, however, would like to eliminate the vehicle safety inspection program and reduce vehicle registration fees by half. According to Northam, “data shows that there is […]

OEConnection Announces Agreements with Lexus North America and Gulf States Toyota

January 30th, 2020 by

Parts suppliers will use CollisionLink for collision repair parts marketing. OEConnection (OEC) today announced agreements with two collision repair parts suppliers to use the company’s marketing solutions. OEConnection logoOEC will provide Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor North America, Inc., (Lexus) with CollisionLink, the Lexus Collision Parts Marketing Program. CollisionLink enables the dealer network to […]

IGO Triangle Meeting Highlights (January)

January 26th, 2020 by

At the recent Triangle IGONC Chapter meeting Cindy Sisson of the Tech Force Foundation put on a presentation on how Tech Force is creating scholarships for those wishing to enter the automotive industry. Cindy is based out of Charlotte and looks to develop a program in North Carolina which can be used in the rest […]

Emission Tampering & Diesel Deletes

January 26th, 2020 by

Legality of Deletes Now to the elephant in the room — the legality of deletes. It’s simple: They aren’t. Removing or tampering with anything related to pollution-control components is a direct violation of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA). If you, or the shop doing the work, is caught and prosecuted, the EPA can assess […]

Emissions Inspections Exempt 20-Year-Old Vehicles

January 26th, 2020 by

On Dec. 1, 2019, North Carolina’s Vehicle inspections requirement began exempting vehicles 20 years old from obtaining a yearly emissions test in the 22 counties in which testing is required. For example, a 1999 model year vehicle is exempt from obtaining an emissions inspection as of Dec. 1, 2019. The following year, a 2000 model […]

AmeriTrust Declares Workers Comp. Dividend

January 26th, 2020 by

Star Insurance Company (“AmeriTrust”) recently mailed dividend checks representing a 2% return of annual premium to IGONC members participating in this Workers Compensation Insurance Program marketed by the IGO Insurance Agency, Raleigh, NC. The return shows that workplace safety is a solid investment with Star Insurance Company. Every participating member that prevents an injury is […]

Right to Repair 2.0 Headed to 2020 Ballot in Massachusetts

January 26th, 2020 by

On Dec. 4, the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition announced the collection and submission of 102,000 signatures, which are required for new Right to Repair language to appear on the 2020 ballot. This new language will ensure that real-time diagnostic and repair information transmitted wirelessly will be made available to car owners, who then may […]