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SCRS Makes Available Online Purchase of 2008-2017 TPMS Relearn Chart SCRS Members Receive Discounted Pricing

In January, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) launched a new website (https://scrs.com) designed to amplify industry access to information and resources. One new feature of the site introduces an e-commerce option, where SCRS can sell products that may be of benefit to the membership and greater industry. The first product featured is the […]

Estimating Tips

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell and Audatex – Wire Harness and Computer Modules Repairs requiring wiring, cables, computers or modules to be removed or set back is NOT INCLUDED in repairs or panel replacement time, unless specifically noted in footnotes of the specific component you are working on. This will require an on the spot evaluation […]

IRS Offers Relief on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a guidance notice to help small businesses claim the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for 2017 and later years. This announcement provides relief to businesses that claimed the credit for all or part of 2016 or later, but were unable to offer qualified health plans through a […]

California and Other States Suing EPA over Rollback of Fuel Efficiency Standards

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s rollback of the “clean car rules” agreed to during the Obama administration. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced last month that the agency would revise the fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2022-2025 vehicles, for which […]

FTC Releases Magnuson-Moss Violation Letter to Hyundai

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a compliance warning letter to Hyundai Motor America last month regarding possible violations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The letter explains that the act prohibits warrantors of consumer products from conditioning (tying) their written warranties to a consumer’s use of any article or service that is identified by brand, […]

ASTE Online Registration Now Open!

More speakers have been added to ASTE 2018 lineup; Jill Trotta of Repair Pal, Danny Seyfer of NASTF, Mandee Bradshaw of Management Success, Jimmy Lea of Kukui, Uwe Kleinschmidt of Auto Vitals, Jeff Bly of NAPA, Peter Orlando of CARQUEST, David Patrick of CARQUEST, Chris Peace of AC Delco, Kyle Holt of SP2, Aaron Stokes […]

ASTE

Raleigh, NC—The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina are once again hosting ASTE (Automotive Service & Technology Expo) September 28-29, 2018 in Cary, NC at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center. Repair shop owners, service advisors & auto technicians will be able to take part in the largest automotive aftermarket event held in the Carolinas. […]

US Auto Parts Files Lawsuit Alleging U.S. Agency Illegally Seizing Aftermarket Automotive Grilles

The U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., the online providers of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, announced it has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. Court of International Trade that asserts that the United States Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, has […]

Hyundai Joins List of Manufacturers Recommending Diagnostic Scans Before and After Collision Repair

Hyundai Motor America recently released a position statement recommending that collision repair facilities perform diagnostic scans on vehicles both before and after the collision repair process. According to the statement: Hyundai vehicles are equipped with multiple electronic components and systems within each vehicle. Therefore, it is important that vehicles involved in a collision have a […]

While the percentage of dealers operating facilities is up, dealership collision repair shop sales decreased last year versus 2016

According to the latest research from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the percentage of dealership operating on-site body shops was up in 2017 versus the previous year. NADA’s research pegs the percentage of dealers operating on-site body shops at 39 percent, up from 37 percent of dealerships that featured on-site body shops in 2016. […]