By Levy Joffrion
Identifix Adds 150,000th Hotline Archive
Identifix - which offers online and hotline diagnostic and repair information - has added the 150,000th hotline archive to Direct-Hit, its online diagnostic product. Each month the most interesting diagnostic problems are selected to write as hotline archives from more than 15,000 calls received by the 39 factory-trained master technicians who staff the Identifix repair hotline. The master technicians document the vehicle problem/symptoms and likely cause(s), and provide useful tests and helpful hints on a one-page document that can be printed and taken to the vehicle.
"Hotline Archives allow us to share with the entire industry the knowledge we gain from talking to 10,000 shops each year," said Jeff Sweet, president of Identifix.
ASE Marking 35th Anniversary
2007 marks the 35th anniversary of the founding of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). And ASE wants you to help celebrate it.
There will be drawings all year. Prizes include pit passes to selected NASCAR NCTS Track races, tickets to selected air shows to meet the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, and tickets to professional bull riding events, with a special backstage tour. There will also be drawings for a chance to win grand prizes, including a go-kart or GPS navigation system.
Only ASE-certified professionals are eligible to win a prize. For an entry form or more information, visit www.asecert.org.
I-CAR Schedules Annual Meeting
Online registration has opened for the 2007 I-CAR international annual meeting. The meeting will be held July 26-28 in Orlando, Fla., at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.
I-CAR reports it is reconfiguring its annual meeting to recognize I-CAR volunteers, present opportunities to network with other collision professionals, attend I-CAR classes, and participate in tech clinics.
To register now for the "early bird" discount, visit www.i-car.com.
Mitchell Agrees to Sell to Investors
Mitchell International Inc. - a provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the automotive insurance claims and collision repair industries - has signed a definitive agreement to sell the company to an investment group led by Aurora Capital Group, which includes General Electric Pension Trust.
Join Us in Nashville!
Picture you and your family boating down the canal in the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. You can do just that if you attend ASA's 2007 Annual Convention, to be held May 3-5 in that hotel. April 11 is the deadline for online registration, available by visiting ASAshop.org/Annual07. But you can register anytime after that and even at the convention if you miss that deadline. See you there!
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