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FADRA, Honda Pull Recalled Takata Airbags from Local Salvage Yards

The mangled white 2003 Honda Accord parked in the front of the M&K Used Auto Parts yard in Orange City is the latest vehicle confirmed to have recalled passenger- and driver-side Takata airbags that have been pulled from the local auto recycling market. Tom McMillon, owner and president of the used auto parts yard, told […]

Auto Care Association Launches Emerging Technologies Committee

Auto Care Association Launches Emerging Technologies Committee The Auto Care Association announced the formation of its Emerging Technologies Committee, a new standing committee comprised of staff, member volunteers and external stakeholders who will spearhead research and development for vehicle network interfaces, vehicle connectivity and connected aftermarket devices, all on behalf of the independent auto care […]

Auto Care Careers Job Board Adds Google for Jobs Support

Employer listings on job board will appear in Google for Jobs Auto Care industry talent can now find relevant jobs to them, including those listed on the Auto Care Association’s job board directly in Google search thanks to the launch of Google’s new job search engine, Google for Jobs. Auto Care Association fully supports Google’s […]

Delphi, Innoviz Partner for LiDAR Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles

Delphi Automotive has partnered with Innoviz Technologies, a leading Israeli-based company developing LiDAR technology for the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Innoviz’s proprietary LiDAR sensing solutions will be integrated into Delphi’s systems to provide automakers with a comprehensive portfolio of autonomous driving technologies. Dave Hobbs, a field instructor for Delphi, recently spoke with Ratchet+Wrench to discuss why shop […]

Major Auto Parts Retailers Taking Hits Because of Amazon

Investors targeting auto-parts retailers, such as Carl Icahn, are taking hits to their investments, and that’s mostly thanks to Amazon, a new Bloomberg report suggests. When hedge fund Starboard Value LP disclosed a stake in Advance Auto Parts Inc. in 2015, it said the stock, then at $171, could more than double. The retailer’s shares have instead nearly halved […]

USTR Seeks Comments on Identifying Foreign Markets for Counterfeit Goods

Last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice requesting comments to assist in identifying Internet and physical markets based outside the U.S. that should be included in the 2017 Notorious Markets List. The Notorious Markets List identifies marketplaces that either facilitate or directly engage in counterfeiting or copyright piracy, […]

U.S. Calls for “Substantial U.S. Content” in Auto Rules of Origin

The United States, Canada and Mexico completed the first round of NAFTA renegotiation after five full days of meetings in Washington, D.C. concluded Sunday, Aug. 20. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s opening statement prioritized tightening the auto rules of origin and said that the U.S. would seek a higher NAFTA value content and substantial U.S. […]

Court Overturns R-134a Substitutes Rule

On Aug. 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a ruling overturning regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that required companies using R-134a, a common refrigerant and propellant, in their products to move to substances with a lower global warming potential (GWP). The ruling in the […]

Inside NASTF’s Plan for Overcoming the Technician Shortage

How did the project originally begin? If you go back and look, there’s a two-hour YouTube video on our channel that came from a roundtable discussion at Vision in 2016. You just need to listen to the first part of that. Kevin FitzPatrick (president of Autologic Diagnostics) said he had two daughters, and that he […]

The Hybrid Shop, Kukui Ally With Fisker On Integrated Electric Vehicle Service Platform

The Hybrid Shop, Kukui Ally With Fisker On Integrated Electric Vehicle Service Platform Fisker Inc. has announced a partnership with The Hybrid Shop (THS) designed to create a premium, seamless service experience for electric vehicle (EV) owners. As part of this joint venture, Kukui Corp. provides THS franchises with exclusive marketing programs intended to help […]