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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

Mercedes TRP
08/16/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
Is anyone having issues getting TRP parts from their local dealer?Our TRP orders seem to fall into a black hole and usually require several follow up phone calls to get resolved. I suspect the parts manager is sitting on them, but we never get to speak wi...
Should perceived value be given away?
08/15/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
Just perusing through my Emails tonight and got one from an Audi dealer. The general gist of it was Get a "Complimentary free" diagnostic check valued at XXX.xx or a "Complimentary free" multi point inspection valued at XX.xx, or your "Complimentary free"...
Mechanics local 701 on strike
08/14/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
The mechanics local 701 union that represents almost 2000 mechanics has been on strike for almost two weeks. They are fighting to make change in this industry. Hopefully the start of something to change our industry for the better.
Thank You ASE
08/11/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
I took 23 ASE exam this week. I had been meaning to renew a bunch of expired certificates and suddenly realized I had the time to do it this week. Logged on to the website Sunday but got distracted and had a little trouble navigating the site. Monday, I g...
Transmission Shops Decline 25%
08/11/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
Once again I don the statistician cap. I've discovered that the number of franchise transmission shops has declined 25% over the last 10 years. While the number of company-owned store locations has dropped 98% to virtually zero. You can see the yearly dec...

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