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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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Yawn, Panic, or Be Entertained ?
01/19/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
" Cars are computers too. And they're just about as secure as computers everywhere else. " Yawn? " Terrorist could use Teslas to kill us. " Panic? Time for a Hollywood blockbuster ?
No steering wheel, no pedals
01/13/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
Check this out: I liked Byron's response to "Will flat rate ever go away". This article seems to back up his prediction: "Mercedes-Benz will make an electric or hybrid version of all its cars by 2022, and they're not alone. Volvo will go all electric by n...
Extended Drain Intervals
12/31/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
And I thought the Automotive industry was extending them too far...... [...] [[...]].
Decline in those holding an ASE Credential?
12/28/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
I happen to be cleaning out some old files and came across the ASE Stats from 2012 Subsequently I checked the current ASE Stat's page… Appears the percent of Technicians affiliated with ASE is in decline….. As noted in the links below, there a...
How many itemize tool purchases on their income taxes?
12/21/2017 in the Industry Issues Forum
I would be interested to hear how many techs on these pages have been in the habit of itemizing their tool purchases on their personal income taxes and whether the doubling of the standard deduction will make up for what they will lose with the eliminatio...

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