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Automotive Industry Issues Forum

Professional automotive forum for discussion of any automotive industry-related issues, ranging from automotive legislation before the U.S. Congress and other legal bodies around the world, local automotive politics in states, provinces, and cities, as well as broader issues affecting the industry as a whole, including best practices to promote the professional image of the automotive service industry. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Industry Issues Forum

12/05/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
Good morning I have a question on a/c certification. From what my supplier is telling me we have to be certified after the new year to purchase refrigerant. My question is that the same certification we had to get back in the mid 1990s. I remember a bookl...
TPMS Rules Clarification
12/04/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
Article here.? Clarification of " make inoperative " and " Inadvertent damage " If you brake a sensor and can not repair right away and you return the vehicle to service you are in violation of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Even if you schedule a later da...
Shop Safety: Misuse of chemicals
12/03/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
I saw another YouTube video yesterday that reminded me about a topic that I don't believe get's discussed often enough. The important part occurs after the ten minute mark as Matt demonstrates trying to locate a vacuum leak. I know a lot of techs do this ...
Extended Maintenance Intervals Motivated by Green Credits?
12/02/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
I have had an impression that most north american auto manufacturers are granted some sort of credits or kickbacks for producing a vehicle that reduces its fluid exchange. Like lifetime coolant or transmission fluid, or even the 20K oil changes like Calif...
Person Accountability
11/30/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
Had this one come from the dealership, customer was told it needs a new engine as cylinder one had low compression. Testing revealed an intermittent loss of compression when hot, this was traced to completely worn valves, and guides and a dropping va...

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