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  • Claims OK’d in Class-Action Lawsuit Representing Corvette Z06 Owners
    Lawsuit accuses GM of selling ZO6 models with cooling system defect
  • Distracted Driving STATS: Millennials; married drivers may be most-distracted
    April was Distracted Driving Awareness Month and finder.com has just released its second annual Safe Driving Report for 2019, which found an estimated 204.4 million American adults admit to driving while distracted in the past year.
  • Pep Boys Expands Capabilities to Fleets
    Enhanced offering includes new, fleet-specific Pep Boys Mobile Crew
  • Raising Welding Education Standards
    Lincoln Electric® is embarking on a multi-faceted plan to raise welding education standards across the nation and beyond – through a newly approved partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).
  • Advise Consumers to Invest a Portion of Tax Refund in Auto Care
    With the average tax refund expected to be nearly $3,000, your customers might be thinking about splurging on something special. However, being practical with some of their refund might be a better choice.
  • Funding for the New S-Curve: Electric Vehicles Enter Phase of Fastest Growth in U.S.
    We all know what S-curves look like when we are talking about roads or racecourses. Now, think about an S-curve as a graph of business sales. Like most other new products, electric vehicles sell in an S-curve – beginning at a slow start with oversupply, then comes fastest growth (with supply sometimes unable to keep up with demand) and then comes saturation.
  • Can you say MWACA? [Muh-WAH-kah]
    Now try pronouncing Muh-WAH-kah, the way you remember hearing “Mufasa” in the Disney movie The Lion King. Muh-WAH-kah. Muh-WAH-kah. Muh-WAH-kah.

    At least that’s the way Jerry Holcom, MWACA president explained it during his general session speech at the Midwest Auto Care Alliance (formerly ASA-Midwest) VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Kansas City, Mo.

  • AMRA Announces New Officers
    The Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA) elects their officers on an annual basis to ensure it includes the appropriate skills, experience and perspective necessary to drive growth to the association and value to its members.
  • VOLUNTARY RECALL Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has agreed to voluntarily recall of 862,520 vehicles in the United States. This recall is the result of in-use emissions investigations conducted by the EPA and in-use testing conducted by FCA, as required by EPA regulations.
  • Complimentary E-Safety Modules for SkillsUSA Contestants
    The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) and Electude International are pleased to announce that they have released preparatory Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Safety courses for all automotive students readying to compete in SkillsUSA.
  • Scholarships for Future Automotive Technicians
    Icahn Automotive Group LLC, (which owns and operates leading auto repair and maintenance providers Pep Boys, AAMCO and Precision Tune Auto Care), will award scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to qualified students studying to become professional automotive technicians. The scholarship program is part of Icahn Automotive’s recently announced Race to 2026 initiative that aims to increase the number of trained technicians and help fill an industry-wide talent gap projected to grow to 46,000 over the next seven years.
  • AAPEX Online Attendee Registration Available:
    The rapid changes and transformation taking place in the $1 trillion high-tech global automotive aftermarket industry will be in the spotlight at AAPEX 2019 as attendees experience new product introductions, advanced training and current and futuristic technology demonstrations.
  • Fisker Inc. Names Former US Congressman as Advisor
    Former US Congressman and House Majority Leader, Richard Gephardt has taken on a role as an advisor to Fisker Inc. – advising on vehicle manufacturing site selection in the United States and innovative labor contracts.
  • New BOSCH Campaign and Website
    Bosch Automotive Aftermarket has debuted a new Powertrain Solutions awareness campaign that launched at AAPEX this past November.
  • Car Care Council Now an International Organization
    The Car Care Council today announced an agreement with the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) and the Asociación Nacional de Representantes, Importadores y Distribuidores de Refacciones y Accesorios para Automóviles, A.C. (ARIDRA) to create Car Care Council North America to direct the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
  • OTC hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for MHC Diesel Technician Training Center
    Ozarks Technical Community College officials and industry partners celebrated the grand opening of the MHC Diesel Technician Training Center Jan. 28 at the OTC Springfield, MO Campus. The capital project was made possible through a $1 million matching grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • 3-Week Governmental Shutdown Reprieve Opens Door to SBA/Bank Financing for Shop Owners
    Art Blumenthal LLC, an automotive aftermarket-specific business broker, is utilizing the 3-week window created by the end of the federal government shutdown to expedite the closings of tire and auto service shops that have been stalled for the past month due to lack of loan guarantee processing of the Small Business Administration, a U.S. government agency.
  • NADA Foundation Promotes Technician Jobs to Consumers; Aims to Fill Seats in Training Programs
    The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation has announced the next phase of its Workforce Initiative, which includes the launch of a new consumer-facing website – www.nadafoundation.org to promote the value of service technician jobs and provide the first and only centralized source of all OEM and industry training programs and scholarship opportunities for aspiring technicians.
  • Federated and Pronto to Hold Combined National Member Meeting in Florida
    Pronto and Federated will hold their second combined national conference and expo, March 12-15 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
  • ZF Expands TRW Corner Module Coverage to an Additional 269 Million Vehicles
    TRW has added an additional 214 SKUs to its Branded Corner Module product ranges, rounding out 2018 with more than 670 new parts added throughout 2018, expanding TRW’s line of OE-quality products for braking, steering and suspension.
  • SEMA Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations
    SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is seeking nominations for its Hall of Fame at www.sema.org/hof