Independent Garage Owners
Of North Carolina
Supporting North Carolina Independent
Garage Owners Since 1959
Vendor of the Month
Hodges Insurance Agency
Hodges Insurance Agency is an independent family-owned full-service insurance agency. We specialize in providing health insurance options to small businesses. No matter how big or small your business is, Hodges has you covered. Congratulations!
Member of the Month
Presnell's Auto Repair
Presnell's Auto Repair is located in Mocksville, NC. They do everything from A/C, Electronic diagnostics & programming for some makes, NC Inspections, Motorcycle Inspections, New Tire Sales, General Repair & more. Congratulations!
April News
Auto Repair Shop Insurance. Are you covered?
By: Stan Creech, IGO President

Insurance isn’t something we shop owners think about very often. But at least once a year it’s extremely important to sit down with your agent and thoroughly review the policy. Policy conditions and coverage can change over time from the provider, as well as changes in the shop's needs and liabilities.
I recently sat down with David Coury, Senior Account Executive for the IGO Insurance Agency located in Raleigh, to discuss key things that every shop owner should consider when renewing insurance.
Guilford schools career-tech students go heavy with hands on, after months of learning only online

GREENSBORO — Andrew Prine has a well-stocked workshop at home, so he had a chance to start practicing his carpentry class skills during remote learning.
NASTF to Launch Assisted Immobilizer Reprogramming Service

During the week of April 5, the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will be launching the new Assisted Immobilizer Reprogramming (AIR) service.
OSHA's New COVID Program Focuses on High-Risk Companies

Following through on a portion of President Joe Biden’s January executive order, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a national emphasis program (NEP) with a focus on enforcement efforts for companies that put the “largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting the coronavirus,” the workplace safety administration reported.
IGO is proud to host the Automotive Service & Technology Expo - the largest aftermarket auto show in the Southeast! Be sure to mark your calendars for September 24 & 25. Attendee registration and class schedules coming soon!
Upcoming Events
Tireside Chat: Coupons - The good, the bad, and the ugly.
April 26, 7PM EST
Join us for our monthly Tireside chat! This month we will be discussing coupons. Are they helpful or hurtful for your business? Free and open to all!
NC Automotive Apprenticeship Q&A
April 29, 12-1PM EST
Learn more about the NC Automotive Apprenticeship Program! Open to shop owners, educators, automotive professionals, and students. Join us for this Q&A format webinar! Free and open to all.
ATI's Coaching Corner: Lifetime Maintenance Club
May 20, 12-1PM EST

Join us for ATI's monthly Lunch & Learn. This month we will be discussing the lifetime Maintenance Club as a great way to have your Client pay you to marry you. We spend all this money on Marketing when if we had our current customers stay and be educated then it is so much easier. Hosted by coach Brian Hunnicutt.
Missed some events? Recap on our website!
May Chapter Meetings:
Triangle Chapter
May 4 - In Person
Join us for our monthly Triangle Chapter Meeting. This month we will be joined by IGO Insurance Agent David Coury to give the basics on insurance. Time and location TBD. Must RSVP in advance.
Jacksonville Chapter
May 6 - 6PM In Person
Join us on the first Thursday of every month to discuss the happenings of the Jacksonville area at Logan's Roadhouse in Jacksonville, NC. Contact Chapter President, Kayo Jenkins with details.
Western NC Chapter
May 11 - 6:30PM EST Virtual
S Piedmont Chapter
May 13 - In Person
Join us virtually for our monthly Western NC chapter meeting! We meet on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30PM EST.
Join us in person for our monthly S Piedmont chapter meeting! Time and location TBD. Must RSVP in advance.
For a full list of our upcoming events, visit our website!
IGO is proud to offer our members the best benefits to offset membership cost. Enrolling in just a few of these programs will save your shop hundreds. Whether its parts, oil, insurance, or marketing, we have what you need to help your business.