November 2020
Right to Repair wins BIG.

Under the newly-approved law, automakers are mandated to share access to vehicle telematics with car owners and independents, beginning with model year 2022 cars.

For independent repair shops in Massachusetts, this means victory.

For the rest of the world, this is a milestone achievement that could open the door to more expansive Right to Repair laws globally.
Last chance to win a trip to D.C.!

There's just three weeks left to win the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C. Buy parts from your Auto Value or Bumper to Bumper parts supplier before the end of November for your shot at winning!
Get your ASE fees covered.

We value professional education and training, and we know you do too. Get your techs trained this year, and charge us for the fees, up to $250 annually for passing scores. Claim your rebate here.
ASA urges shops to contact Congress.

The Automotive Services Association is urging shops to contact Congress and voice their support for another COVID-19 relief package, as well as the reactivation and expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program.
Bumper to Bumper CSC Wins Award

Topel's Service Center was awarded an Automotive Communications Award from Women in Auto Care for a creative video. The video highlighted the shop's community focusing on their needs while the shop prioritized their vehicle needs.
Auto Value Man Named AAPEX TOTY

Norm Schultz, a technician at Auto Value Certified Service Center Interstate Auto Care in Madison Heights, MI, was named the AAPEX Show's Technician of the Year. Congratulations on a job well done, Norm!
Boost Tire Sales with CFNA Partnership

The Auto Pass Credit Card and TireConnect have teamed up to help you sell more. You can now accept CFNA payments online with TireConnect online sales solutions for tire retailers.
Get Part Smart with MPA.

Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) has launched a live, web-based, Part Smart educational program providing OE-level training for the professional technician. Join a training session beginning this month.
Optimize Your Shop's GMB Listing

There are several easy things you can do to improve the Google My Business (GMB) listing for your repair shop at no cost whatsoever beyond the time it takes you to do it - and it's well worth that time.
How to use MechanicNet to build customer relationships

The MechanicNet CRM solution is a CRM platform that provides automotive service shops with reputation management capabilities and a suite of communication and promotional tools. Check out some recent MechanicNet FAQs here.
Garage Insurance Review Saves Certified Service Center Thousands

CSC Duck’s Garage in Benton, AR, saved thousands of dollars AND exponentially increased their protection. Call Brian Boland at Evarts Tremaine for a quick review of your Garage Insurance policy. Read how Duck’s Garage founder/owner, Don Godsey made it happen.
POP QUIZ: A manual transmission slips out of third gear. This is most likely caused by:
A.) A faulty exhaust gas recirculating valve
B.) A faulty oxygen sensor
C.) A faulty positive crankcase ventilation valve
D.) A faulty throttle position sensor