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December 2019 DEG Estimating Tip

Estimating Tips Audatex: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Pages 153-157 of the Audatex DBRM Guide provides helpful information to commonly asked questions and provides scenarios and answers about the Audatex program. An example of a question answered in the Section 5-2: “Question: Does Flex Additive listed in the “Included Operations” include the cost of the […]

Mitchell Releases Fourth Quarter Industry Trends Report

Mitchell Releases Fourth Quarter Industry Trends Report Mitchell International  released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the fourth quarter of 2019. Mitchell executives share insights on challenges and opportunities with emotion AI and claims; the impact of the increasing complexity and risks associated with repairing car windshields; and the important value of data and analytics for claims […]

Mudlick Marketing Undergoes Leadership Changes

Direct marketing agency Mudlick Marketing has promoted Zenon Olbrys to the position of Chief Executive Officer and has appointed direct mail industry veteran, Nelson Rodenmayer, to senior vice president of sales. Founder Tim Ross will serve as president, with a renewed focus on innovation and customer relationships. “The three of us will combine our complementary […]

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

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 […]

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 […]