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California Governor signs AB 3141

September 19th, 2018 by

  September 18, 2018 — Sacramento, CA The 2018 California Legislative session was extremely successful for the automotive repair industry. The California Automotive Business Coalition (CalABC) along with other industry leader groups which includes: The Oil Changers Association, IAPA, ASCCA, CAWA, CAA, ACA, ITW, Tire Dealers Association with support letters from CNCDA and AAA (See Association

California BAR Electronic Estimate Authorization Regulations Approved!

September 17th, 2018 by

  September15, 2018 To: CalABC Members From: Johan Gallo Subject: NEW – Regulation on Electronic Document & Authorization After a long arduous process that started with a proposal I made to Chief Dorais almost eight years ago, we finally have a new regulation on Electronic Document & Authorization. The initial intent was to be more environmentally

FCA Makes Big Commitment to Electrification

June 1st, 2018 by

from;   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ war with the electrification movement is over, as the automaker promises here to invest €9 billion ($10.5 billion) over the next five years on a broad portfolio of products ranging from mild hybrids all the way to full battery electric vehicles. The plan marks a sharp departure for CEO Sergio

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


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