Technicians

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MOTOSHOPSM Technology Tools announced recently the addition of OE repair and diagnostics information for BMW models 1982-2012 and emissions data for all vehicle makes and models from 1996-2014 to MotoLOGIC® Repair & Diagnostics, a Web-based tool for...
Identifix, Inc. along with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), honored Edward Kiekover, an ASE Master automobile technician from Zeeland, Mich., with the Identifix/ASE Aftermarket Drivability Technician of the Year award. The ceremony took place...
Chipola College Automotive instructor John Gardner has signed on as the host of a new television show, “Tech Garage,” presented by Advance Auto Parts and airing on Discovery’s Velocity Channel beginning in January 2015. Tech Garage is an automotive...
Snap-on announces a new diagnostic calculator feature has been added to its website at http://diagnostics.snapon.com to help automotive repair technicians and shop owners determine how much profit they could be making by using a Snap-on diagnostic platform, including VERUS...
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The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) values its relationship with the professionals in the automotive repair and service industry. Because of this, ASE is looking for help in a survey that takes about 10 to 12 minutes, even if you don't...
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will soon initiate an update of its 1990 study, “NHTSA Should Resume its Support of State Periodic Inspection Programs,” at the request of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), thanks to the advocacy efforts of the Motor...
MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions will demonstrate its newest solution to help technicians work smarter, faster and get more done, in less time, at AAPEX 2014. Called TechPRO, this new versatile piece of equipment promises to be a “game changer” beyond what...
To properly repair today’s complex vehicles, automotive repair shops require access to accurate repair information, and ALLDATA reports that its new ALLDATA® Mobile reinvents the way technicians access repair procedures, diagrams and diagnostic data. ALLDATA...
The new search platform for the International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN®) makes it easy for premium members to quickly find real-world knowledge from service industry professionals exchanged on iATN since 1995. Thousands of members from all over the...
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. recently kicked off the fourth annual MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician Contest, designed to spotlight talented and forward thinking engine technicians and specialists who demonstrate success and creativity as it relates to advancing the field of...
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Today’s successful shop owners, and yes, even those struggling, all relied on education to get them to ownership status. Some just have more education than others, and embrace learning more. But as shops as a whole move forward, education continues to be paramount...
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Who's responsibility is it to make sure that technicians are productive? As you might imagine, it falls on everyone's shoulders in the shop. But there are individual ways you can make sure productivity is at its best. Brian Canning, a management contributor for...
Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP®) announces the “Are you TechSmart” automotive scholarship search, running now through Oct. 31, 2014. SMP will award one talented and deserving future technician a $5,000 educational scholarship to the college or...
Tenneco has made it even easier to access the Walker® catalytic converter product line by introducing a convenient VIN search feature on www.WalkerExhaust.com. With this new tool, users can enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: While written for automotive dealerships, we feel this article from Lista International offers suggestions repair shops of any size can implement in their business. As auto dealerships seek to improve profitability in parts and service departments, they...