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January 2020 looked to be the start of a great year for Urban Classics Auto Repair. Owner David Goldsmith put plans in place for continued growth at his Brooklyn shop.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians on Friday, Dec. 4 at 4:00 p.m. ET entitled “GM Smart Charging System Diagnostics.” 
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Mitchell 1 continues its support of Women in Auto Care (WiAC), a community under the umbrella of the Auto Care Association, with the renewal of its annual sponsorship, according to Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director, Mitchell 1.
The new Matco BJPXR9PRO Ball Joint Connected Adapter Kit covers 43 percent more vehicle models than competitive kits, with fewer adapters.
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The ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) has announced recipients of its prestigious National Excellence in Training Awards.
In a recent ASE Training Mangers Council (ATMC) webinar, President Dave Milne highlighted results from the 2020 ATMC Training Benchmarks Survey which surveys those employed by the vehicle service industry.
We should all be familiar in its most common form where a lug nut or wheel screw is torqued to a specified value.
Dave Brinkley
To better serve the increasing number of Spanish-speaking professional service providers, ASE has added Spanish translations to select ASE certification tests with the help of industry experts who participated in workshops hosted by ASE.
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People engage in enterprise for a variety of reasons—mainly to make a living—but it is all the more special when you put passion into the mix.
Robert Bravender
Autel US expands their Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) product line with the release of the Autel ITS600, our next generation TPMS solution that includes service functions and essential diagnostic features to provide the most comprehensive TPM
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ABRN

It is the general consensus that in order to develop sustainability in the collision industry, your collision center needs to be certified by at least one Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
The program attracts a wide range of organizations from within the Inter-Industry as OEMs, insurance companies, information/service providers and suppliers continue to realize its value in building a stronger collision repair industry
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Solera Holdings, Inc., a global leader in risk and asset management data and software solutions for the insurance and automotive industries, today announces the acquisition of InSyPro.
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Paul Barry may be new to the role of executive director for CIECA (Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association), but his longstanding relationship with the association made him a natural fit.
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Wade Hilburn has pushed his entire 22+ year career to expand the reconditioned and remanufactured aftermarket parts market. As President, CEO and Co-founder of Original One Parts, he talks with ABRN about the company’s new direction,
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The National Auto Body Council® announced today the Best in Show Award Presented by AkzoNobel for its inaugural NABC™ Rides for a Reason Virtual Car Show Presented by LKQ.
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In the context of the collision industry, treating all shops the same would appear to be a major victory in equality. But that is only half the battle. Treating all shops the same is no longer equitable; it is unfai
Will Latuff
I’d heard there’d been some changes to the Toyota Certified Collision Center program – changes that could be of interest not only to dealerships but also non-certified independent shops – so I wanted to get the detai
Steven Feltovich
The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, announces the approval of CAPA Standard 901 for replica wheels
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Among the standout specialized repairers serving the needs of these modern-day nomads is Ultimate Collision & RV of Peoria, Ariz. – a Phoenix suburb famed for its 23,000-acre Lake Pleasant Regional Park
James E. Guyette

Aftermarket Business

First Brands Group, a global automotive parts company, has acquired Centric Parts, a leading manufacturer and supplier of replacement brake components, whose labels include Centric, C-TEK, Posi Quiet, and StopTech.
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At the Tappahannock, VA, headquarters and manufacturing facility, FDP is taking that a step further, opening the FDP Momentum Center to provide employees’ children an on-site classroom learning facility and childcare resource.
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Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, is helping a growing number of vehicle service providers, replacement parts distributors, and manufacturers/suppliers identify and add
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With the aftermarket continuing to be “deemed essential,” the industry anticipates continued stability despite COVID concerns and is seeing miles driven help drive profits.
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Dana Incorporated has announced that Ultimate Dana 60 front and rear axles are now available for the Jeep Gladiator JT. Specially engineered to be a direct-fit, bolt-in solution, Ultimate Dana 60 axles are designed to give Jeep owners
Goodyear is reporting that its new line of brake products is being well received by consumers and automotive professionals alike.
James E. Guyette
Thank furloughed workers or product shortages. Either way, N.A. Williams is doubling down on unclogging distribution networks.
Alan R. Segal
The company will use this platform to provide automotive service professionals in the U.S. and Canada with rich technical content, product information, photos, articles and more.
Part 4 of this four-part case study delves into how four service repair shops tackled COVID-19 and managed to stay healthy both physically and financially.
Alan R. Segal
Marty Miller, a senior database expert at Experian Automotive, has furthered vehicles in operation into a granular domain— parts in operation.
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