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Commitment to Training — Fox Valley event 10/15/16

August 24th, 2016 by

FREE TRAINING  Brought to you by Automechanika Chicago and their sponsors, this one-day event brings together some of the nation’s top trainers to help shop owners/managers and technicians improve their business and technical skills.  In partnership with Fox Valley Technical College, this event is a special opportunity for professionals to network and learn at NO COST thanks to

ASE Winter Tech News

February 19th, 2016 by

Greetings! At CCAR, we recognize the value that the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) provides to our industry. That’s why we have partnered with our friends at ASE to bring you the latest issue of ASE’s Winter Tech News, their quarterly update on whats going on at ASE and the industry.   Please

Obama calls for improved chemical safety

August 2nd, 2013 by

President Obama on Aug. 1 signed an executive order instructing key federal agencies, including the Labor Department, to work together to reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals to workers and communities. Incidents such as the devastating explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, in April are tragic reminders that the handling and storage of

August is AMRA/MAP's Brake Safety Awareness month

August 1st, 2013 by

Throughout the month of August, the Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA) and the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) are promoting Brake Safety Awareness Month (BSAM). As in previous years, AMRA is providing Member companies with a poster for each of their MAP Participating Facilities, courtesy of Tenneco Automotive. Additionally, Inspection Connection is offering free access

AGM batteries – NEVER USE CONVENTIONAL CHARGERS!

January 28th, 2013 by

Way back in the early 80s I was hired by Gould battery to be one of their mobile technicians, where I was dispatched across the Chicagoland area with a van stocked with a carousel of lead acid batteries and some basic charging system diagnostic equipment and tools. As a result, I still have a soft

CCAR And ShipMate Inc. Offer New HazmatU Courses

January 21st, 2013 by

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Charles Ayers, president of the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR), has announced a suite of new HazmatU courses offered by CCAR and its business partner ShipMate Inc. “Of special interest to original equipment manufacturers, automotive dealers and groups is the fact that the courses have been pared down to the

NHTSA calls for black boxes in all cars

December 8th, 2012 by

Automotive Black Box Data Recovery Systems By Don Gilman Introduction For years, airplane crash investigators have had the benefit of retrieving data from the flight-data recorder, or “black box.” This data has proven invaluable for helping to determine what happened in the seconds before a crash. Now, in order to improve vehicle safety, General Motors