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 – […]

IGONC Seeks High School Seniors and Shops for 2020-2021 Automotive Apprenticeship Program

Raleigh, NC (September 17, 2019) – The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is seeking current high school seniors interested in pursuing a successful automotive career for participation in the 2020-2021 North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices in the program receive a free education through the North Carolina Community College system while gaining on-the-job […]

ASTE 2019 Expected to be IGONC’s Largest Show Yet

Raleigh, NC (September 10, 2019) – As part of its efforts to help ensure independent automotive service professionals are properly educated in order to safely repair customers’ vehicles, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) will host its 2019 Automotive Service and Technology Expo (ASTE) on September 27th through 29th at the Embassy Suites […]

August DEG Estimating Tips

Estimating Tips     All Three Systems: Transfer of Studs, Brackets, Braces – Recent inquiry 14245 indicates that new replacement parts may not come supplied with the appropriate mounting studs, brackets or braces. Replacement labor for these parts is considered NOT INCLUDED unless specifically stated in the part footnote in the database.   CCC: Labor time […]

NHTSA must do more to hold companies accountable, update 5-star rating program

  Consumer Reports recently said that emails and other government documents released publicly for the first time show failures by Tesla regarding its safety claims and the performance of Autopilot, and the documents reveal that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) must do more to ensure investigations are transparent, and ensure companies communicate responsibly […]

Vehicle Data Toolkit

Vehicle Data Toolkit   Our industry is under threat. Vehicle manufacturers are trying to take control of vehicle data we need. They’re building cars that can wirelessly transmit data straight back to them — cutting out the automotive aftermarket. Repair and maintenance data is critical to doing our jobs. If vehicle manufacturers succeed in creating […]

State Legislative Update

State Legislative Update California – Assembly Bill 142 | This bill would increase the amount of the manufacturer lead-acid battery fee to $2, and enable the fee to continue indefinitely while providing funds for consumer education. Position: Neutral Status: The bill passed the Assembly as well as the Senate Environmental Quality and Appropriations Committees. Massachusetts – […]