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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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Why NAPA?
07/24/2021 in the Industry Issues Forum
I can't figure out why NAPA was singled out and held liable for this. Asbestos was widely used by just about everyone who sold automotive parts. Many were exposed and later had complications. I know there is a "super fund" to treat and compensate those wh...
Capitalism Gone Crazy
07/22/2021 in the Industry Issues Forum
Hello, IIF After responding to Matthew Hutchen's response it has occurred to me that we might be in the midst of a major economic evolution. It's a documented fact that, for the past 40 years, our tax policy has been pushing the wealth of the country towa...
All That Glitters
07/13/2021 in the Industry Issues Forum
Hello, IIF I mentioned in another thread how the rapidly rising (make it insane) price of real estate is contributing to the lack of master technicians in our area. All I can say is that if the little 1,500 sq. ft. bungalow that you bought in 1975 for ...
Kinda pissed off at my Ford dealer right now
07/07/2021 in the Industry Issues Forum
I posted Ford, but it could apply to almost any brand right now. OE parts availability already sucked before the pandemic, but it's 3x worse today. Working on a rarish model a 2002 Thunderbird. I am almost breaking my rule of no -2008 vehicles, but this g...
Technician Shortage
07/06/2021 in the Industry Issues Forum
Hello, IFF Most recently it's become apparent to me that most of the techs in my small town are either middle-aged or nearing retirement age. Not many like me are working beyond retirement. Myself, I prefer doing something constructive rather than partici...

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