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Register Today for the 2019 Auto Care Legislative Summit

Register Today for the 2019 Auto Care Legislative Summit The Auto Care Legislative Summit, a biennial education and advocacy event in Washington, D.C., is taking place this September in conjunction with Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days. Participants will meet with their members of Congress to educate them on the independent aftermarket and its most […]

Auto Care to Testify Before Federal Trade Commission on Repair Restrictions

Auto Care to Testify Before Federal Trade Commission on Repair Restrictions On Tuesday, July 16, Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs participated in a public workshop in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and titled, “Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions.” During the session, the FTC will […]

BASF Supports Refinish Training Program at Guilford College in North Carolina

BASF announced its support for the automotive refinish training facility at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) in Greensboro, N.C. BASF supported the efforts to open the 29,000-square-foot training center on Guilford’s campus that continues to host classes each quarter, including R-M and Glasurit certification, buffing, and color matching. With three downdraft prep booths set up […]

DEG Estimating Tips

Audatex: Understanding Overlap – Page 38 of Audatex DBRM explains how overlap is applied. “There are two methods of overlap deduction. They are: Guide Number Order: This method will include an operation on the lowest guide number first and then not count it on any higher guide number. Internal Labor Coding: In this method, labor operations […]

TechForce Foundation to Benefit from Las Vegas Concours

The Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance has named TechForce Foundation as the charity beneficiary of its Opening Night Gala on Friday, October 25, at the Keep Memories Alive event venue in downtown Las Vegas. This extravaganza will welcome hundreds of car enthusiasts and those who value and support technical education. The Gala will be part of […]

IGONC Sponsors North Carolina Automotive Apprentice Program

Written by Chasidy Rae Sisk for Autobody News In an effort to reduce the tech shortage problem, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is sponsoring the North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program. Employers can participate at no cost and students can obtain a free education while earning wages at a part-time job. “The North […]

Ford, VW Expand Global Collaboration

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG announced they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles—and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe.

Hyundai Files Trademark Violation Complaint Against AutoParts Companies

Hyundai Files Trademark Violation Complaint Against AutoParts Companies Earlier this month, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) instituted an investigation following a complaint filed by Hyundai Motor Company. The complaint alleges U.S. trademark infringement of certain auto service and collision parts and components. The complaint requests that USITC issue a cease and desist order.

Senator Jeff Merkley Launches Vehicle Data Inquiry

  Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has expressed his concerns over the collection, ownership and use of vehicle data. Citing Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey’s recent New York Times op-ed, Your Car Knows When You Gain Weight , Merkley remarked, “Given that a modern car is reportedly capable of collecting this consumer data at a rate of […]

The Triangle IGONC Hosts Ballgame

On July 12th the IGONC Triangle Chapter hosted a ballgame at the Durham Bulls stadium. Paul Morro coordinated the very successful event. Factory Motor Parts, Advance/CARQUEST and Jasper Engines & Transmissions all co-sponsored the event that drew 111 attendees. Durham Bulls mascot Wooly Bully stopped by the IGO party area for pictures and fist bumps. […]