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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

Tool Salesman
10/05/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
What say the rest of you about my issue with a tool salesman that consistently shows up at my shop between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm. I close at 5:30 and customers are picking up their vehicles between 5pm and 5:30 pm. It's become quite a pain in the @ss when h...
Icahn Enterprises buys Franchisor of Aamco Transmission
10/02/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
Hahaha. Pep boys plus Aamco equals 1900 locations owned and franchised.
The new normal?
09/29/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
Hi Y'all Andrews post below points at a glaring new reality. It is not just parts manufactures but the car manufactures also. There are numerous poor designs out there. I have heard this from two manufactures in the last year "It is operating as designed"...
To The Parts Manufacturers
09/28/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
I have a beef. Should I as a technician take a half hour out of my day, stop making money, and put out the effort to contact a parts manufacturer because of a part that has a design flaw, DON'T BLOW ME OFF! I realize that parts manufacturers get a lot of ...
PZEV warranty
09/28/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
California has an extended emission warranty on PZEV (AT PZEV) vehicles. The warranty extends out to 15 yr/150k miles. I was always under the impression that this warranty only covers major components(Cat, ECU...etc) but according to Mike (who I think we ...

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