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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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Euro 0W-20 C5 standards
06/21/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
American and Asia cars that require a 0W-20 oil are all served well by a single product that has ILSAC GF-5, dexos1 and ACEA A1/B1 approval. You could skip A1/B1 and still be within OEM compliance. But, that's not the case for the rapidly growing list of ...
recall policy
06/20/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
About a decade ago we used to be a franchised dealer and the recall policy back then was if the recall part failed you replaced it and filed another claim. Recently I have run across 3 similar situations with the Durango/Grand Cherokee brake booster recal...
ASA-Midwest becomes Midwest Auto Care Alliance
06/16/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
I am interested in any commentary the forum might provide (on the board or via private reply) on ASA Midwest changing alliances to become the "Midwest Auto Care Alliance": TIA.
Is this the next wave of oil related engine damage?
06/15/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
VW has new LOW HTHS oil requirements. The new VW 508 and 509 oil standards are a dramatic shift from the traditional high HTHS XW-30 and XW-40 products that VW/Audi has been using. How much trouble are shops having sourcing VW 508/509 approved oil??? And,...
I found some worth while automotive lift training
06/12/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
I found some worth while automotive lift training on this website: The online class is called: "lifting it right" It has information that new technicians and veterans can benefit from. The online class showed lots of excellent tips and stories of how a po...

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