IGONC Sponsors North Carolina Automotive Apprentice Program

Written by Chasidy Rae Sisk for Autobody News In an effort to reduce the tech shortage problem, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is sponsoring the North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program. Employers can participate at no cost and students can obtain a free education while earning wages at a part-time job. “The North

Ford, VW Expand Global Collaboration

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG announced they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles—and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe.

Hyundai Files Trademark Violation Complaint Against AutoParts Companies

Hyundai Files Trademark Violation Complaint Against AutoParts Companies Earlier this month, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) instituted an investigation following a complaint filed by Hyundai Motor Company. The complaint alleges U.S. trademark infringement of certain auto service and collision parts and components. The complaint requests that USITC issue a cease and desist order.

Senator Jeff Merkley Launches Vehicle Data Inquiry

  Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has expressed his concerns over the collection, ownership and use of vehicle data. Citing Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey’s recent New York Times op-ed, Your Car Knows When You Gain Weight , Merkley remarked, “Given that a modern car is reportedly capable of collecting this consumer data at a rate of

The Triangle IGONC Hosts Ballgame

On July 12th the IGONC Triangle Chapter hosted a ballgame at the Durham Bulls stadium. Paul Morro coordinated the very successful event. Factory Motor Parts, Advance/CARQUEST and Jasper Engines & Transmissions all co-sponsored the event that drew 111 attendees. Durham Bulls mascot Wooly Bully stopped by the IGO party area for pictures and fist bumps.

August Chapter Meetings

Four exciting meetings are scheduled in August for members & non-members. On August 6th Gear Wrench will host an event at Triangle Car Care in Raleigh to showcase all of their new tools. On August 1st Tricia Sauls with IGONC will be the guest speaker at the Jacksonville Chapter meeting. Tricia will discuss how to

August Regional Meetings

IGO is once again doing a series of regional meetings in August. Rick White of 180 BIZ & Jimmy Lea of Kukui will be the speakers.  Rick White will have two topics that will be alternated in the various cities, “Filling the Service Bays” & the “Top Ten Sales Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”.

ASTE 2019 Is Growing Near

ASTE continues to grow and improve every year and this year is no different.  The event is scheduled for September 27 & 28, 2019 in the completely renovated Embassy Suites Convention Center in Cary. The event will kick off on Thursday evening with a pre-party at Rally Point located just across the street. Attendees will

June DEG Estimating Tip

Estimating Tip: CCC – Trunk / Lift Gate Weatherstrip Recent DEG inquiries 14234, 14151 and 14140 revealed database errors for trunk lid/ lift gate weatherstrip. Weatherstrip attached to the body of the vehicle is NOT INCLUDED in the replacement time of the trunk lid or lift gate section of the database unless specifically stated in