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Getting Involved in Advanced Materials Repair

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 8, 2016 10:25:34 AM

The shops that invested in aluminum repair early on are now in a great position: They have an edge in the competition and prime spots in OEM certification programs. Now it’s time for the rest of the industry to get on board and get much-needed advanced materials training.


“The use of new steels, aluminum, carbon fiber and other materials require new repair methods and new tools and techniques for joining to achieve complete, safe, quality repairs,” says I-CAR Technical Director Jason Bartanen.

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Department of Transportation Releases Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 6, 2016 11:43:53 AM

Earlier this year, one of the barriers preventing autonomous vehicles from hitting the roads was the lack of regulations. That changed in September, when the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its Federal Automated Vehicles Policy. The policy provides safety recommendations, but stops short of implementing firm rules that could impede innovation.

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Help Customers With Their Vehicle Recalls And Away From Dealerships

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace on today’s vehicles, but accordingly so do vehicle recalls.

Why let your customers come to you for routine service but go to dealerships to address these vehicle recalls? As a fully trained, reliable auto repair shop, you and your staff are equipped and capable of repairing vehicle recalls in many cases.
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Close Out Your Auto Repair Shop’s Financials The Right Way

Posted by Richard McKeon on Nov 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

As we close in on the end of the year, people everywhere are preparing for holiday gatherings, gift giving and donating their time and money to those in need.


But as an auto repair shop, collision repair shop or auto parts seller, now is the time to look back over the year and start planning financially for 2017. Actually, taking a look at the numbers and comparing year-over-year should be done throughout the year, not just as we go through November and December. But that isn’t always the case.

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Parts Distributors, Suppliers That Share Information Can Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

Posted by Richard McKeon on Nov 24, 2016 10:18:42 AM

The long-time mantra for the automotive aftermarket distribution industry has been to have “the right parts at the right place at the right time.” This offers a win-win-win situation to parts manufacturers, parts distributors and repair centers.

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Slowing Counterfeit Parts Takes A Joint Automotive Aftermarket Industry Effort

Posted by Richard McKeon on Nov 22, 2016 11:36:10 AM

Counterfeit parts have become a scar on the automotive aftermarket that all parties must work diligently to address. They represent a danger to the safety of the motoring public and also pose an economic threat to the automotive aftermarket.

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Taking Responsibility for Vehicle Cybersecurity

Posted by Richard McKeon on Nov 17, 2016 10:38:59 AM

The Transportation Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released guidelines for improving vehicle cybersecurity. Although the document, titled "Cybersecurity Best Practices for Modern Vehicles" is not legally binding, its recommendations are intended for all organizations involved in manufacturing and designing vehicle systems and software.

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Topics: Security

Getting Ready for Autonomous Vehicles

Posted by Richard McKeon on Nov 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Picture the world in 2021. Do you think autonomous vehicles will fill the roads? U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx does. In an interview with The Verge, Foxx says that by 2021, “Families will be able to walk out of their homes and call a vehicle, and that vehicle will take them to work or to school.” But are drivers really ready for autonomous cars? Are the auto repair and collision repair industries ready? 

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How Training Can Change Your Automotive Repair Shop

Posted by Richard McKeon on Nov 10, 2016 10:36:28 AM

Training. If you’re not offering it to your repair shop employees, maybe you don’t understand its importance. Unfortunately, it’s a theme many automotive professionals and trainers recognize: Those who need training the most often are the ones not attending the classes or participating in online events.

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Ways To Make Your Automotive Repair Shop A Go-To Choice

Posted by Richard McKeon on Nov 8, 2016 10:08:49 AM


While the majority of consumers choose which automotive repair shop to visit based on proximity to their home, there are other factors that you can promote to persuade nearby customers to check out your business.

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