By Levy Joffrion
Public Prefers Us!
We knew it all along, but Consumer Reports has verified it: People who take their car to an independent shop for maintenance are generally more satisfied than those who go to a dealership.
The popular consumer magazine bases that finding on its survey involving 349,000 vehicles. The article in the June 2009 issue says, "Eighty-four percent of owners reported being satisfied with maintenance performed at independent shops compared with 77 percent at dealerships."
Ron Pyle, ASA's president and chief executive officer, said: "Consumer Reports is to be commended for its work in coming up with good, solid data that verifies what we've long-known. That's a real service to its readers and to motorists."
Annual Report Online
ASA's 2008 Annual Report is available online in the Members Only section. Members may access it by logging in with their member number at www.ASAshop.org and clicking on the "Annual Report" button in the left navigation menu of the Members Only section
MACS Plans 2010 Meet
The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) has announced its 30th anniversary convention and trade show will be held Jan. 19-21, 2010, at the Rio Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
For more information, visit www.macsw.org.
Smoky Hill Still Smokin'
In the May issue, we reported that Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colo., was in the final four nationally in Tomorrow's Technician magazine's school-of-the-year contest.
We said it was especially big news for ASA because Smoky Hill is the school where one of the automotive technology instructors is Brian Manley, a regular contributor to AutoInc.'s Tech to Tech Department.
Well, Tomorrow's Technician has announced that Ohio Technical College in Cleveland, Ohio, is the 2009 School of the Year.
Ohio Technical College received $10,000 worth of Chicago Pneumatic tools.
But as they say, "they ain't done yet!" Smoky Hill is smokin'!
On May 9, Smoky Hill students placed second and sixth at the state-level Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition. The two second-place winners garnered $25,000 in scholarships to post-secondary technical colleges, along with some Snap-on tools. The two sixth-place winners earned $5,000 in scholarships.
Congratulations to both schools.
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