Tekmetric Presents at IGONC’s Triangle Chapter Meeting By Chasidy Rae Sisk

Article as published in Autobody News On Nov. 12, the Triangle Chapter of the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) held its monthly meeting at Red Hot and Blue in North Raleigh, NC. According to IGONC Executive Director Bob Pulverenti, “Despite the ‘arctic blast’ and rain, we had a good turnout for the Triangle […]

Principal for a Day – BY IGONC President John Hill

Ever wonder what a school principal does with their days? I thought I knew the answers, yet much of what I thought they did is the easy stuff. Each year the Guilford Education Alliance hosts “Principal for a Day”, where community members spend the morning shadowing a Guilford County School principal.  I was assigned to […]

DEG Estimating Tips

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 […]

NHTSA Will Propose Upgrades to Vehicle Crash Test and Rating Program Next Year

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced its plan to propose updates and upgrades to the New Car Assessment Program in 2020. “NCAP is celebrating its 40-year anniversary, and we’re proud that it continues to encourage automakers to invest in safety,” said NHTSA Acting Administrator James Owens. “NHTSA’s Government 5-Star Safety […]

U.S. Army and General Motors Collaborate on Automotive Cybersecurity

Engineer exchange program focuses on vehicle penetration testing and risk analysis. The U.S. Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) and General Motors announced a new cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) which aims to strengthen GM’s and the Army’s automotive cybersecurity expertise over the next two years. This marks the first automotive cybersecurity partnership […]

Time for your Apprentice? by IGONC President John Hill

Hopefully you were able to attend ASTE and gain from the experience. What a great event! It is always so exciting  to see all of your industry friends and terrific instructors gathered in one place, all for the goal of improving  businesses and lives. Thanks to the entire team of staff (Bob & Tricia) and […]

Know Your Rights: Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Toolkit

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA) (15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.) is a federal law enacted by Congress in 1975, which governs warranties on consumer products and establishes disclosure standards for written warranties. The law was established to address the issue of manufacturers using disclaimers on warranties in manners that were unfair or misleading to […]

Auto Care Association & AASA Partner on Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ Campaign

The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) today announced a strategic partnership to educate and activate the industry and consumers in the fight for access to, and control of, vehicle data through the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ national consumer education campaign. Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ is an […]

2019 IGO NC Board

IGONC Elects New Board of Directors

IGONC Elects New Board of Directors The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina recently installed new officers at its annual banquet in conjunction with ASTE. The new Board includes: John Hill, Autotrends, Greensboro – President Stan Creech, Creech Import Repair, Raleigh – Vice-President Todd Compton, Compton’s Automotive, Charlotte -Treasurer Kayo Jenkins, Kayo’s Auto Service, Hubert […]

ASTE Class Certificates Now Available

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 – […]