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ASE extends spring scheduling window
June 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has extended its test-scheduling window to Sept. 30, to give those who have registered additional time to schedule their tests. The Leesburg, Virg.-based institute will keep spring registration open until June 30

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OBIT: Don Seyfer, well-known shop owner and industry leader
June 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto enthusiasts, customers, and friends of the late Don Seyfer will honour him with a parade of classic cars in Wheat Ridge, Colo., tomorrow (June 10). The well-known shop owner, one of the founders of the Automotive Management Institute (AMi)

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Category Focus: CHASSIS
June 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Recent chassis-system announcements from automotive aftermarket tool makers, parts manufacturers, and distributors.

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COMMENTARY: Who are you in a crisis?
June 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Adversity on this scale tends to bring out our essential natures.

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Search terms for common DIY jobs exploding, U.K. research finds
June 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Research in the United Kingdom shows how car maintenance search queries have increased significantly since lockdown restrictions began. Using Google search trend data, U.K. car rental company AMT found that web searches on how to tackle issues with car brakes,

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ASW Conversations: Rick McMullin on his “door-crasher” special
June 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 012 Rick McMullen on his door-crasher special   Rick McMullin, owner of Ricky Ratchets Auto Repair in London, Ont., had one of those days just before Christmas last year. A runaway truck smashed through the front

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CAF seeks apprenticeship input on coronavirus impact
June 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Apprenticeship are being invited to join a panel run by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum in advance of a survey that will focus on Covid-19. The upcoming survey is designed to help the Forum understand the unique challenges apprentices are facing as

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CRC releases bulletin on proper workplace cleaning
June 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new bulletin from CRC Industries explains the two-step process of cleaning and disinfecting a workplace in the era of Covid-19. The global manufacturer of specialty products and formulations for maintenance and repair professionals and do-it-yourselfers, developed the document, entitled ‘The

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Getting Paid: How to collect without creating hard feelings
June 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Nine tips for collecting receivables without creating hard feelings.

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Test and charge: ramping up battery sales
June 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

From navigation and entertainment devices to heaters, blowers, motors, lights and safety system, the additional draw of modern motoring can exceed 400 amps.

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How is COVID-19 impacting you? AIA wants to know
June 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association has launched a second survey seeking input from repair shops on the impacts of Covid-19 on their businesses. The second survey, to measure the cost of the pandemic and gauge industry sentiment. is now online on

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BBB Industries acquires Spanish company
June 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Alabama-based BBB Industries has acquired the equity interests of Grupo Metalcaucho, a leading European aftermarket supplier in the rubber and metal product segment. Metalcaucho has a catalogue including over 22,000 SKUs and sales in more than 64 countries. “Metalcaucho’s expertise