March 2021
Happy Monday!

It's another great day to be a Certified Service Center.

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper are cranking the engines with a 2021 New Ride Giveaway promotional sweepstakes beginning March 1. Two lucky technicians will win a vehicle of their choice this spring. Don't miss your chance at a brand new vehicle!
Last chance! Scholarship applications due this month

There's just a few weeks to go before the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper scholarship applications - and the majority of industry scholarship applications - are due. Don't miss out on the chance to win $1,000+ for you or your child to attend college or trade school.
PARTS MASTER FILTERS ARE A STEP AHEAD OF THE REST: Everything you need to know about filter consolidation

  • Increased coverage
  • Fewer SKUs to stock
  • Lower disposal costs
  • No difference in oil flow rates
  • Transparent to the engine
  • No difference in particle removal efficiency.
Watch the video to learn more!

Consumers are placing increasing value on online reviews - which means shop owners need to place increasing value on managing reviews. Brandify makes that all easy by allowing shop owners to view and respond to all reviews in one place. Download "Alliance Location Management" from the App Store or Google Play Store.
SCAM ALERT! The Bad Guys Are Pretending to Be Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper!!!

Some Certified Service Centers have reported receiving invoices that reference If you receive an invoice that looks unfamiliar, please reach out to your parts supplier to confirm its authenticity! We will NOT send you a paper invoice like this or text you for payment.
Another chance at a PPP loan

The Biden-Harris administration announced a two-week PPP loan window specifically for small businesses with fewer than 20 employees. If you haven't gotten your first PPP loan - or if you are eligible for a second draw - this may be your opportunity.
Garage Gurus | Prepping Brake Rotors

Before installing new brake rotors, they should be free of dust and dirt particles and oil residue. To learn how to properly clean brake rotors for installation, check out this video featuring Master Trainer Drew Jablonowski of Garage Gurus.
POP QUIZ: A technician is checking for piston ring grove clearance. The proper technique includes:
A.) The old ring and a feeler gauge
B.) The new ring and a feeler gauge
C.) Only a feeler gauge
D.) No feeler gauge is required.