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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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Two steps forward, three steps back?
09/21/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
So much for R2R for CA farmers...
A1 Cardone Reman Strg Gears
09/05/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
How are A1 Cardone reman steering gears these days? I need a reman gear for my 99 Ford Superduty. I remember the quality of these units as unexceptionally unacceptable. Have things changed at all? Do they actually set preload, etc. or is it just a pa...
Ford As Built Data
08/27/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
After reading Richard's post below regarding issues with accessing Ford as-built data and contemplating the possible problems we could encounter down the road, I now also have a vehicle requiring info. The one I have is a 2013 Fiesta that a shop has put a...
I glanced at Automotive news this morning and found these
08/27/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
shortage of service techs threatens dealership profits The chronic shortage of service technicians is growing even more acute, threatening dealership profits from fixed operations. 8/20/18 Body shops also facing acute tech shortage 8/20/18 More dealership...
A pleasant experience coding a VW
08/25/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
Yesterday, one of our body shop customers needed the airbag module coded on a 2016 New Beetle. Easy job, it should not take long to do. They were told to send the old and new modules. The old one has the coding you need for the new one. Pull the coding fr...

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