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Non-Competes: A Non-Starter, Says FTC

The FTC’s rule is set to take effect in about four months, unless it is blocked by legal challenges.

Transtar Kicks Off Transmission Fluid Frenzy Promotion

Now through April 30, participants have the chance to win incredible prizes.

Proposed Border Tax Draws Scrutiny From the Auto Care Industry

The current Border Adjustment Tax proposal has drawn sharp criticism from advocates concerned about its potential impact on the auto care industry.

Auto Care From A Male Perspective

The recent opening of Girls Auto Clinic in the Philadelphia area has received a lot of news coverage as of late. According to owner Patrice Banks, she founded the shop, which doubles as a nail salon, as an alternative to typically male-dominated facilities.

The Total Wiper System Tune-Up

Wipers are an essential safety item on any vehicle. Performing a visibility tune-up is all about making sure the blades make the best possible contact with the windshield. It can also lead to

JASPER Offers Remanufactured Toyota 1MZ-FE 3.0L DOHC Engine

Jasper Engines & Transmissions announces the availability of its remanufactured Toyota 1MZ-FE 3.0L engine. This DOHC V6 engine is available on exchange for the following 1994-2006 vehicles: Toyota Camry, Avalon, Solara, Sienna and Highlander; and Lexus ES300 and RX300.

New Torque Tools From Dill Air Controls Make TPMS Installation Easier

The new Dill TPMS Torque Tools are designed to easily install the hex nut on the valve stem. The torque values are pre-set, eliminating the need to adjust a torque wrench before and after install, the company says. According to Dill, using the Torque Tools will save the technician time and minimize the chance of an error during the installation process.

JohnDow Industries Releases Its 2014 Product Catalog

JohnDow Industries (JDI) recently announced the distribution of its 2014 Full Line Product Catalog. The 48-page catalog includes the complete product lines for JDI’s Crew Chief, Fuel Chief and JohnDow Automotive Service Equipment brands.

Winter, oil prices,

According to a recent Federal Reserve survey of conditions across the U.S., automotive repair shops were among the few businesses benefiting from the winter weather in the first quarter of 2014. Take advantage of this time by investing in your shop and your technicians.

Are You Ready For The Surge In Business?

This past winter will no doubt go in the history books as one of the toughest on record. Many shops, mine included, lost six or more days of work in February alone. I don’t want to think about the loss of revenue; I’d rather put it behind me and move on. There are some things that we cannot control, Mother Nature being one of them.

Bosch, Audi Sign Event Data Recorder License Agreement

Audi AG and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions have entered into a licensing agreement to allow Bosch access to Audi Event Data Recorder (EDR) system information. EDR access will be used to communicate with Audi passenger vehicles via the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) tool, used to analyze and understand vehicle behavior before and during crashes.

Autologic Diagnostics Partnered With WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI) For 2014 National Conference And Tech Sessions

Autologic Diagnostics, in partnership with the WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI), hosted its fifth annual National Conference and Tech Sessions (NCTS) March 6-8 at The M Resort in Las Vegas. Two-hundred-and-sixty people from across the U.S. and around the globe were in attendance. Attendees were able to select four classes for a total of 16 hours of training.