The Auto Care Association recently announced the formation of the Emerging Technologies Committee---a new standing committee composed of staff, member volunteers and external stakeholders who will spearhead research and development for vehicle network interfaces, vehicle connectivity and connected aftermarket devices, all on behalf of the independent auto care industry.
Estimating is often said to be one of the most important components of running a successful body shop.
When Victoria Adams’ life took a turn for the worst, she lost everything---her job, her home and her vehicle.
Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths in the first six months of 2017 are 1 percent lower than they were during the same six-month period in 2016.
The National Auto Body Council (NABC) announced it is now accepting nominations for seven open seats for its Board of Directors. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 1.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's (PTAB) February 2016 decision invalidating all three patents in Audatex's patent infringement lawsuit asserted against Mitchell, agreeing that the Audatex patents are abstract and not inventive.
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State legislation on disclosure and consumer consent involving the use of non-OEM parts has been proposed – or challenged – in a number of states this year. Panelists on both sides of the issue squared off at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) held in Chicago this summer.
The fact that shop consolidation has continued at a brisk pace over the last two years shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone in the industry. However, the state with the fastest pace of MSO growth may be more surprising---Alaska.
Skip Potter, executive director of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) since June 2012, informed the Board of Directors earlier this month of his intent to retire on August 31, 2017.
The mangled white 2003 Honda Accord parked in the front of the M&K Used Auto Parts yard in Orange City is the latest vehicle confirmed to have recalled passenger- and driver-side Takata airbags that have been pulled from the local auto recycling market.
General Motors’ Customer Care and Aftersales division announced at NACE Automechanika Chicago, the U.S. trade show dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for automotive collision and service repair shops, that it will launch a comprehensive collision certification program in 2018.