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Customer convenience, cost and efficiency cited as reasons ASA-member shops are using services such as Uber and Lyft. Ride-sharing services, like Uber and Lyft, are becoming increasingly popular with ASA shop owners who offer customers rides to and/or from the shop while their vehicles are being serviced. A recent ASA survey showed that 41 percent […]
That’s how change is heading straight at the automotive repair industry. The upcoming CARS@AAPEX show in Vegas will put you ahead of the pack. In mid-May a group of 108 of the country’s best technicians gathered in Detroit for the first of two new programs created to give the Congress of Auto Repair and Service […]
Asian auto parts manufacturer structures North Texas plant to produce a bumper crop of exclusive products. Something unique is going on in the black-land prairie city of McKinney, Texas. Located 37 miles north of Dallas, this community of just over 150,000 people boasts the presence of a company that can fairly claim that it makes […]
This second of a two-part series offers additional perspectives on CCC’s switch to its Secure Share Network. In the May-June issue, AutoInc. conducted a Q&A with CCC Information Services about its newly launched Secure Share Network, a significant change in terms of how shops using CCC’s estimating system can share estimate information. Readers of this […]
NASTF and the VSP Registry provide security and service resources to meet any shop’s technological and information needs. The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) was created to provide a technology solution to ensure ongoing access to the technical information necessary to diagnose and repair our technologically advanced vehicle fleet. As one of the most […]
Three new technologies that repair professionals can use to detect serious problems before they cause serious breakdowns. The faster automotive manufacturers develop new technologies to improve vehicle performance and automation, the faster automotive service repair professionals find problems with these new technologies. And they need more ways to improve, repair, calibrate, diagnose and prevent issues. […]
The judges have spoken! Check out the winners and get some tips for your site from the results of AutoInc.’s 2015 Top 10 Website Contest. Is your website designed to effectively market your automotive repair services? That’s a question you might be asking yourself after examining the sites of these winners of our 2015 Top […]
AMI President Jeff Peevy talks about why the organization needs to change and how it will happen. AutoInc.: Last issue, we talked about some areas of AMI’s operation that need improvement, including course content and development, the potential benefits of course mapping and the methods for choosing instructors and accepting students. What do you see […]
In accordance with the bylaws of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), this announcement shall serve as official notice of the slate of candidates for one position of general director and one position of Mechanical Division director. This announcement is not a ballot, but a notice of candidates only. If you are a regular member of […]
Oil changes are the most common automotive service. But, our industry depends largely on marketing hype instead of facts and standardized test results to evaluate and select fluids, lubricants and filters. Many teachers remain unaware that the American Petroleum Institute (API) approval fails to meet the minimum requirements of most new cars sold in North […]