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Mercedes-Benz to Idle AL Plant Next Week Over Parts Shortage

June 18th, 2020 by

Mercedes-Benz said it will halt production next week at its Tuscaloosa County, AL, factory due to a shortage of parts—a work stoppage it plans to make up later this summer.   A spokesperson for parent company Daimler said the interruption is due to international suppliers. Bloomberg News reported the parts shortage was from Mexico.   Mercedes-Benz resumed production April 27 […]

ASE Begins to Resume Testing

June 18th, 2020 by

ASE Begins to Resume Testing The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will begin to resume testing May 1 in selected areas of the country with test-center availability and lifted stay-at-home orders, it was announced   “As always, our overriding priority remains the health and safety of automotive service professionals and their families. We are reinstituting […]

 Hero Behind the Mask

May 13th, 2020 by

It started rather small. A videographer friend wanted to feed some of the nurses, and he knew several restaurants that were not doing their regular volume of business. He went and asked a local barbecue restaurant if they would help him with the food. In trade he would give their business exposure through Facebook as […]

Jasper Engine and Transmission Covid-19 Summary

April 7th, 2020 by

We are going through unprecedented times; they are scary and confusing. We are not trying to appear as an expert or know what you may want to do. But as one of our very important Customers-Partners, we want to share the information our Associations, Auditors, Advisors, and Legal Consultants have shared with us. Below are […]

Bosch Announces Major Updates In 4.0 Software Release For ADS Diagnostic Scan Tools

November 20th, 2019 by

Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, announced today a new software release for its ADS 325 and ADS 625. ADS 4.0 introduces many new and improved features, including faster scanning capabilities with Quick-Scan, enhanced European vehicle coverage, access to FCA Secure Gateway (SGW) vehicles and continued free access to Repair-Source, on tool […]

DEG Estimating Tips

October 28th, 2019 by

All Three Systems: A/C Leak Test – Repairs involving air conditioning systems may need a leak test after the system has been recharged. The labor needed to perform a leak test using the various equipment available is NOT INCLUDED and would be an on-the-spot evaluation. Some testing kits may use a consumable product that must […]

ASTE Class Certificates Now Available

October 3rd, 2019 by

Friday September 27, 2019 – Morning Sessions A Fail-Safe Path to Profit – Rick White, 180Biz ADAS – Dirk Fuchs, ZF Technologies Chassis, Steering and Suspension: Noise, Vibration and Harshness Analysis – David Patrick, CARQUEST Diesel Emissions and Exhaust Aftertreatment – Keith Glasgow, AC Delco From Zero to $1Million in Sales in One Year – […]

NHTSA must do more to hold companies accountable, update 5-star rating program

August 12th, 2019 by

  Consumer Reports recently said that emails and other government documents released publicly for the first time show failures by Tesla regarding its safety claims and the performance of Autopilot, and the documents reveal that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) must do more to ensure investigations are transparent, and ensure companies communicate responsibly […]