Independent Garage Owners
Of North Carolina
Supporting North Carolina Independent
Garage Owners Since 1959
Vendor Member of the Month
Total Energies
Our Vendor Member of the Month is Total Energies! Total graciously helped sponsor our Apprentice Appreciation day at Virginia International Raceway on October 9. Total has demonstrated support through IGONC, ASTE, and the NC Automotive Apprenticeship Program. We appreciate Total! Congratulations!
Member of the Month
A & J Automotive
Our Member of the Month is A & J Automotive. A & J is a family owned & operated auto repair facility serving the Raleigh community since 1996. They have been an IGO member since 2016 and hired their first apprentice this year. Congratulations A & J Automotive!
October News
The End of an Era and Start of a New Age
By: Marc Pons, ASTA President and Stan Creech, ASTA Immediate Past President.

Its the end of an era and start of a new age for the automotive aftermarket in the Southeast. The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) and North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA) will close the book on their final chapters as they have merged to form the Automotive Service & Tire Alliance (ASTA).
Change is Coming!

As previously announced, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) and North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA) are merging to form the Automotive Service and Tire Alliance (ASTA). This merger is official as of October 1, 2021.
ASTE Awards Announcement

The Automotive Service and Technology Expo (ASTE) honored winners and sponsors during the closing awards banquet on Saturday September 25 in Cary, North Carolina. Below are the honorees:
Member of the year -
Chad Whitley of Whitley Automotive
Associate Member of the Year -
Justin Allen of Hunter Engineering
To Scan or Not to Scan? CAA Says It’s No Longer an Option

A car equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) comes into your auto body shop. You keep hearing about the importance of pre- and post-repair scanning and re-calibrations, but you avoid them like COVID.
Upcoming Events
Tireside Chat - Bridging the Knowledge Gaps
October 26, 7PM EST - Virtual
Join us for our monthly Tireside Chat! This is an open forum discussions between shop owners and industry professionals. All opinions and ideas are welcome. Free and open to all!
ATI's Coaching Corner: GROW Cycle
October 28, 12PM EST - Virtual
This month's topic is the GROW Cycle. The GROW is a strategy and a process that empowers you to think, plan, and manage goals and expectations for the business and for associates. Free and open to all!
For a full list of our upcoming events and chapter meetings, visit our website!

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