Counterfeit Airbag Supplier Sentenced To Prison

Counterfeit Airbag Supplier Sentenced To Prison Ohio man ordered to pay over $75,000 and serve one year in prison. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that David Nichols, 69, of Marysville, Ohio, who was convicted of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit air bags, was sentenced to serve one year in prison and ordered to

Counterfeit Airbag Supplier Sentenced To Prison

Ohio man ordered to pay over $75,000 and serve one year in prison. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that David Nichols, 69, of Marysville, Ohio, who was convicted of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit air bags, was sentenced to serve one year in prison and ordered to pay $75,846 in restitution by U.S.

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”.

GM Partners with Michelin on Airless Tires

General Motors and tire manufacturer, Michelin, have partnered to create a prototype of a new wheel designed to replace the conventional pneumatic tires and wheels that automakers have relied on for more than a century. Dubbed the ‘tweel’, airless wheels have been a dream for tire manufacturers and automakers, offering a number of potential advantages,

Ford Recalls Over 1.3 Million Vehicles

Ford is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles in North America to fix rear suspension and transmission control software problems, according to. The recall covers over 1.2 million Explorer SUVs from 2011 through 2017. Ford is also recalling 123,000 F-150 models for a second time to stop transmissions from unintentionally downshifting into first gear. The recall

Carvana Looks to Build Inspection and Reconditioning Center

Online auto retailer Carvana Co. wants to build an inspection and reconditioning center in southern Chesterfield County near Richmond, Va. The center would eventually employ a total of about 500 workers on two shifts, several county sources said.

IGONC Sponsors NC Automotive Apprentice Program

IGONC Sponsors NC Automotive Apprentice Program By Chasidy Rae Sisk   In an effort to reduce the ongoing tech shortage problem plaguing the automotive industry, 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

May DEG Estimating Tip

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

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

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