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Estimating Tips Audatex: Frame Rack Equipment Set-up Times – Audatex DBRM Page 44, Section 4-2 states, “Setup of a vehicle on a frame machine, dedicated bench, or other measuring/straightening devices. Pulling time is not included (Standard Manual Entry M31 is available).“ Because of all the various types of equipment for repair vehicle structures, Audatex does […]

How’s Traffic at the Liquor Store?

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

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) has extended the deadline to apply for automotive scholarships at its Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Central website at www.AutomotiveScholarships.com 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

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

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

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 […]

ASTE 2020 Update

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 […]

Uncle Frank

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 […]

NHTSA Grants Low-Speed Driverless Delivery Vehicle Safety Exemption to Test Up to 5000 Vehicles on Public Roads

Nuro plans to begin public testing in Houston, Texas within weeks. NHTSA announced February 6 that it granted Nuro’s request for a temporary exemption from some low-speed vehicle standard requirements. The exemption will allow the company to deploy up to 5,000 of its 2nd generation low-speed, occupantless electric delivery vehicle, the “R2.” Unlike a conventional […]

February DEG Estimating Tips

Estimating Tips All Three Systems: Safety Inspections – Required inspections after a collision are manufacturer and vehicle specific down to the type of impact the vehicle has sustained. Information on what components need to be inspected and/or replaced after a collision can be found in all the OEM technical websites or using a 3rd party […]