On July 18, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017. If enacted, the bill would phase in implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards, extending the date for final designations under the 2015 standards to 2025.
The Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN), an advisory group of the Auto Care Association, has named Brian Ponder of Ponder Auto Repair as the recipient of a scholarship to attend the highly acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s 2017-18 Leadership 2.0 program.
Volvo cars, owned by China-based Geely Automotive, has announced that starting in 2019 every Volvo it launches will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business.
Collision repair shops and associations often express frustration when trying to work with their state insurance regulators on issues related to steering, use of non-OEM parts or other insurance claims practices they consider unfair or illegal. But presentations and discussions at a recent Collision Industry Conference (CIC) on state or federal regulation of the insurance industry may offer an example of how to approach encouraging regulators to act.
Auto body shop workers risk potential exposure to a wide variety of respiratory hazards. These include paints, fillers and solvents, dusts from sanding, metal fumes from welding and cutting, isocyanates, etc. It is a lot to safeguard against to ensure a shop is productive and safe.
The Auto Care Association expressed its disappointment mid-June that U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, proposed a five-year transition plan for the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) that is intended to subdue the BAT critics. The proposed tax on imports would significantly increase auto repair and maintenance costs for the average car owner in the United States.
BASF’s VisionPLUS® Performance Group program is now I-CAR–approved. In 2017, each Performance Group member will receive seven I-CAR Platinum points for meetings they attend, helping them maintain I-CAR Platinum status each year.
In a dramatic expansion of what is already the largest automotive recall in history, Takata Corp.—which recently filed for bankruptcy protection—has just added 2.7 million vehicles to the total.
More than 20 years ago, auto body shops routinely ordered individual paint colors from a paint distributor to repair vehicles.
Autonomous Vehicle Technology Could Shrink Auto Insurance Sector by 71 Percent by 2050 and Radically Change the Type and Amount of Insurance Sold: KPMG Report
Service King Collision Repair Centers®, one of the fastest-growing providers of high-quality automotive collision repair service in the U.S., announced 70 of its active locations have officially received ProFirst Certification from Honda.
Members of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) are eligible to receive a discount on the Automotive Management Institute’s (AMi) suite of online courses. The discount is part of a new AMi association program that ASA qualified for to benefit its members.