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U.K. Introduces Carbon-Emissions Based “Road Tax”
April 5, 2010 by Auto Service World

April 1 saw the introduction in the U.K. of a Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) on all new vehicles sold, with rates based on CO2 emissions. While the tax has been referred to variously as a Road Tax or Showroom Tax,

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White Paper Discusses the Need for OE Collision Repair Information
April 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Repair information provider Alldata LLC has released a white paper discussing the need for collision repair facilities to have vehicle manufacturers’ OE repair information. “The people who build the cars have the final word on how to repair them after

If you have access to a Tech 2, reflashing is probably familiar to you. But you don't need one to add reflashing to your shop's repertoire; you don't even need a scan tool. But you do need special knowledge and a penchant for following instructions.
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Reflashing Isn’t Just for Driveability
April 1, 2010 by Andrew Ross

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MACS convention attendees took a break from the business sessions to attend the popular social evening, complete with a nut-and-bolt matching game for prizes. More than 1,000 attended the tech session-heavy mobile air conditioning event.
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Pivotal Changes
April 1, 2010 by CARS Magazine

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) World-wide celebrated its 30th Anniversary Convention with an optimistic and focused group of buyers and sellers.

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Slow Leaks, Quick Detection
April 1, 2010 by Nestor Gula

“All air conditioning systems leak,” says Tony Ferraro, president of UView Ultraviolet Systems Inc. “Even new cars leak.”

Andrew Shepherd
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The Training Guru
April 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

I-CAR and AIA Pick Their Man

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2010 ASRW Partnering Program Kicks Off with Huge Industry Support
April 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW 2010) reports strong industry support for this year’s events via the ASRW Partnering Program (APP). The APP is designed to foster industry participation through partnering organizations that support the many segments of the automotive

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Tire Industry Veterans Leading North America’s Largest Tire Show
March 31, 2010 by Auto Service World

A trio of industry veterans will lead the International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) event this September. Ray Evans, former executive vice president with Titan International, Inc., an off-the-road and farm tire company, will serve as conference chairman, and Hank

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Performance Flexplate For Chrysler Internally Balanced Engines
March 31, 2010 by Auto Service World

A new flexplate from TCI offers strength and reliability for high performance Chrysler 318-440 c.i. engines with six-bolt crankshafts. The classic 318-440 c.i. six-bolt crankshaft powerplants respond well to performance additions. To complement these performance gains, engineers at TCI have

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Early Bird Registration for the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium
March 31, 2010 by Auto Service World

Registering by April 1 could save you $200 on the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS). GAAS 2010, in Chicago, Ill., is a prime opportunity to learn about the future of the industry. This year, GAAS explores the theme: “Aftermarket Next:

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First Canadian Program Will Test Prius Plug-In
March 30, 2010 by Auto Service World

Toyota Canada Inc. announced the first phase of a national Canadian partnership for real-world demonstrations of the all-new Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicle (Prius PHV). Compared to traditional hybrids, the Prius PHV has the ability to recharge its newly developed

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TMC, Mazda Agree to Hybrid System Technology License
March 30, 2010 by Auto Service World

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) have reached an agreement on the supply under license of hybrid technology used in the Toyota Prius. Leveraging this agreement, Mazda plans to combine the hybrid system with its next-generation SKY