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  • 11 Jan 2012 10:34 AM | Deleted user

    In an effort to assist our members in bringing new and improved equipment and tools to the marketplace, The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) has launched a series of Market Research Projects.  The current survey covers numerous automobile Air Conditioning topics. 


    ETI is surveying automotive repair facilities in an effort to find out more about their familiarity with different types of A/C Service, Equipment and Trends.  ETI will use this research to help all segments of the automotive industry provide aftermarket shops with effective tool and equipment solutions. 


    The findings of ETI’s Market Research will be made available to all attendees at ToolTech 2012 in Palm Springs, California April 17-19, 2012.


    If you are part of an automotive repair facility and are interested in participating in our survey, please go to the following link:


    This survey can only be taken on-line.


    Previous Market Research Studies have included J2534 Reprogramming, TPMS, Telematics, and Collision Repair which are available on our website at www.etools.org.


    If you have an idea for a future Marketing Survey Project, please send an email to jessiek@etools.org.


    Founded in 1947, the Equipment and Tool Institute is a trade association of automotive tool and equipment manufacturers and technical information providers. ETI’s mission is to advance the vehicle service industry by providing technical data and open dialog between the manufacturers of transportation products, government regulators and the providers of tools, equipment and service information.


    For more details about ETI programs and activities, contact Jessie Korosec, Marketing Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute, 134 W. University Drive, Suite 205, Rochester, Michigan. Phone: 248-656-5080; e-mail: jessiek@etools.org.

  • 23 Nov 2011 10:14 AM | Deleted user
    LEESBURG, Va. – The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) has announced that the Secure Data Release Model (SDRM) will now be managed by the Automotive Service Association (ASA). The SDRM was previously managed by the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) and moves to ASA per the organization’s charter, now that ALOA has relinquished management responsibility. David Lowell, former executive director of ALOA, has been contracted by ASA to manage the day-to-day operations of the SDRM.
    “ALOA and ASA have always held joint responsibility for the SDRM,” said Ron Pyle, NASTF Chairman and chief staff executive of ASA. “ALOA took the lead and developed the SDRM software, registered vehicle security professionals and performed background checks on new and renewing applicants. Now, the SDRM is taking on new responsibilities that include vehicle module initialization and Theft Related Parts programs. Since these new programs will eventually become much larger than the locksmith function that SDRM originally addressed, ALOA has decided that now is the time to shift responsibility for the program to ASA.”
    To ensure a smooth transition, Lowell has left his role as executive director of ALOA to become the SDRM manager for ASA.
    “David has and will continue to be an important part of the day-to-day management of the SDRM,” said Pyle. The transition will occur over the next few weeks and will be completed by the end of the year.
  • 10 Nov 2011 10:55 AM | Deleted user

    After 30 years as an information technology manager at Corning, Alan Crawford knew just what he wanted to do next when the company offered an early-retirement package two years ago.


    Go into the auto repair business.

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  • 23 Sep 2011 12:03 PM | Deleted user
    The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will hold its next general meeting from 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 4 in room 304A/B at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The meeting will be held in conjunction with Automotive Service & Repair Week (NACE and CARS).

    The Vehicle Security Meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in room 303B at the convention center.

    The NASTF general meeting is open to all and there is no registration required or fee to attend.

    For more information, visit www.nastf.org.

  • 23 Aug 2011 12:39 PM | Deleted user

    Chief is a leading manufacturer of collision repair equipment, including frame-pulling machines and computerized measuring systems. Elektron Bremen is a market leader in the manufacture of a full line of vehicle repair equipment, including resistance welders, battery chargers and plasma cutters.

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  • 25 Jul 2011 11:51 AM | Deleted user

    Recently, ToolTech Week 2011- one of the Equipment and Tool Institute's (ETI) three annual core events - focused on "Exploring the Shop of Tomorrow." The event provided an insightful look at where aftermarket service and repair facilities are headed and what key emerging trends will drive service opportunities in the future. Each of the presenters delivered a consistent message: The automotive aftermarket "shop of tomorrow" has a bright future, provided the entire industry continues to capitalize on improved communication, cooperation and collaboration.

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  • 24 Mar 2011 12:01 PM | Deleted user

    Several states are introducing or reintroducing so-called Right to Repair (R2R) bills into their legislatures this year.  The opponents and proponents have flocked to each state to give testimony, hire lobbyists and spend huge amounts of money in an attempt to persuade legislators that their position on this volatile issue is the correct one.  The arguments are the same as they have been for some time now.  In essence, the debate has two sides...

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  • 23 Mar 2011 8:53 AM | Anonymous

    "The attack surface for modern automobiles is growing swiftly as more sophisticated services and communications features are incorporated into vehicles. "In the United States, the federally-mandated On-Board Diagnostics port, under the dash in virtually all modern vehicles, provides direct and standard access to internal automotive networks. User-upgradable subsystems such as audio players are routinely attached to these same internal networks, as are a variety of short-range wireless devices (Bluetooth, wireless tire pressure sensors, etc.)."

    Security experts tell CNET that car hacking is starting to move from the realm of the theoretical to reality, thanks to new wireless technologies and evermore dependence on computers to make cars safer, more energy efficient, and modern.
  • 22 Mar 2011 2:34 PM | Anonymous

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Teradyne Diagnostics Solutions, a global supplier of diagnostic solutions for transportation OEMs and automotive dealerships. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    Teradyne Diagnostics Solutions, based in Manchester, U.K., supplies automotive diagnostic solutions to transportation OEMs, dealerships, tier-one suppliers and independent service providers. The transaction includes operations in Manchester, Brussels, Munich, Detroit and Tokyo. The acquired business employs about 200 employees and generated approximately $40 million in revenue in 2010.

    SPX first announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Teradyne Diagnostics Solutions on Feb. 16, 2011. Teradyne Diagnostics Solutions will operate within SPX's Test and Measurement segment.
  • 20 Jan 2011 11:25 AM | Anonymous

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 13, 2011 – U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, has introduced House Bill 229, the Michael Jon Newkirk Transportation Safety Enhancement Act of 2011, that establishes national standards for state safety inspections for motor vehicles. The bill requires states to establish minimum annual vehicle safety inspection programs or lose specific federal funds. For complete article, click here.


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