Category: News

How’s Traffic at the Liquor Store?

March 18th, 2020 by

Whenever society at large faces calamity I always check the volume at the Liquor Store. Such places around me are packed. I have some friends in other cities who have a business near a liquor store to help me determine how widespread a concern may be. I’ve checked in with them on this current scare […]

Automotive Scholarships Application Deadline Extended to April 30

March 17th, 2020 by

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) has extended the deadline to apply for automotive scholarships at its Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Central website at to April 30, 2020. “Because schools and colleges throughout the country have closed due to increasing concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, many students are unable to get access to […]

ZF Aftermarket postpones the remainder of “Installation Education” due to school cancellations

March 17th, 2020 by

Due to the concern of the health and safety of students nationwide, ZF Aftermarket and Jeff Buckley, owner of My Father’s Shop, are postponing the Installation Education campaign, which has been open to high schools, colleges and technical centers. The Installation Education campaign was launched March 1st, scheduled to run through March 31st. Entries received […]

OSHA Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020 by

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace. The guidance was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The document provides practical guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, […]

Professor: Hybrid Powertrains Still Loom Large

March 17th, 2020 by

When the Hybrid Electric Vehicle graduate program at Michigan Technical University Started a decade ago, joint internal combustion and electric powertrains were all the rage. Now fully electric vehicles have entered the light-duty vehicle market, but that doesn’t mean hybrids have waned in popularity. There are more models than ever before, which makes for interesting […]

Uncle Frank

February 20th, 2020 by

You Must Not Forget … What motivates the teenager to pursue a career in automotive service? Most all of us dreamed of working on performance cars and being really creative as we were coming along. I remember when my uncle, who owned numerous auto parts stores in Eastern North Carolina, was trying to help me […]

Watch Out for Storm Repair Scams

February 17th, 2020 by

Watch Out for Storm Repair Scams If last week’s storms damaged your home or property, don’t let scammers take advantage of you as you try to repair the damage. After most storms, our office hears from North Carolinians who have been victims of tree removal and disaster cleanup scams. Sadly, when North Carolinians are trying […]

House Passes Portable Fuel Container Safety Act

February 17th, 2020 by

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019 (H.R. 806). This bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif. and Rep. Dave Joyce, R-Ohio, requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to issue a rule or standard requiring portable fuel containers with a capacity of fewer than five gallons be […]

ASTE 2020 Update

February 17th, 2020 by

ASTE will be held September 24-26, 2020 at the recently renovated Embassy Suites Convention Center in Cary, NC. This is the largest show of its kind on the east coast with nationally known speakers. We have added all day seminars on Thursday with a total seminar selection of nearly 50 technical and management choices. Speaker […]

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 […]