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ASE extends certifications to end of the year
May 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

ASE certification that were to have expired on June 30 will remain valid until the end of the year. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has extending all certifications to Dec. 31.

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Diagnostic scan data reveals six repair issues per vehicle
May 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A California-based automotive diagnostics company says early analysis of more than 5,000 vehicle scans showed an average of six repair issues per vehicle. CarMD says the scans, all done in 2019 with its new Pro Scan diagnostic tool, revealed 80%

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Consumer behaviour study holds hopeful promise for aftermarket
May 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

If the sale of auto parts and service during the Great Recession of 2009 is any predictor of what will happen during the current market downturn, independent shops should expect to fare better than dealerships. According to a new report

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Consumer behaviour study offers good news for aftermarket
May 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

If the sale of auto parts and service during the Great Recession of 2009 is any predictor of what will happen during the current market downturn, independent shops should expect to fare better than dealerships. According to a new report

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ASE to host free technical webinar on electrical diagnostics
May 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET covering “Electrical Diagnostic Skills & Strategies.” Instructors Bobby Willis and Wade McCarty will demonstrate the use of virtual tools and teaching aids that

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MACS petitions for cabin cleaning guidelines
May 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide says technicians need some guidance from a health authority regarding sanitizing vehicles. MACS has called on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Center for Disease Control, and the Occupational Safety and

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Should removing winter tires be a priority during a pandemic?
May 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

By Greg Meckbach, Canadian Underwriter As summer approaches in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a key question is whether motorists with winter tires are getting their seasonal tire changes. Keeping winter tires on during the summer increases the risk

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Speedy Glass launches vehicle disinfection service
April 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Speedy Glass has launched a new vehicle disinfection service – developed and implemented to respond to the current pandemic situation. The company is offering the disinfection service free of charge with all windshield replacements, repairs, or recalibration. “The extraordinary circumstances

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ASW Podcast 004 Daren Hodgson on when our trade should reopen
April 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Daren Hodgson, owner of Atelier D.H. Tech Pro in Ste-Marthe, Quebec., has strong views about our responsibilities as an industry — and as a society — to halt the spread of coronavirus. Reopening the Quebec auto repair trade may be

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ASW Conversations: Daren Hodgson on staying closed a little longer
April 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 004 Daren Hodgson on why he’s resisting the call to reopen Daren Hodgson, owner of Atelier D.H. Tech Pro in Ste-Marthe, Quebec., has strong views about our responsibilities as an industry — and as a society

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Uni-Select / Bumper to Bumper donate PPE
April 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select says it is humbled by the work of “guardian angels” in the Canadian health care system to keep Canadians safe from coronavirus. In response, the company and its Bumper to Bumper Canada banner have donated thousands of N95 respirators

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Raybestos makes online resources available for free
April 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Raybestos has made its online technical resources available to technicians free of charge. The Raybestos website features how-to videos, technical bulletins, braking news, and tech tips to expand the knowledge needed to perform efficient brake work. “Raybestos has been known