ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.-The Maintenance Awareness Program's (MAP) Uniform Inspection Guidelines Committee is finishing development of a set of guidelines for exhaust and brake systems inspection. The Automotive Parts & Accessories Association, one of MAP's sponsors, called the guidelines the first in the industry to provide direction to the technician and the service advisor on how to identify service needs and communicate that need to the consumer.
The inspection committee is reviewing the final draft of the guidelines, which most likely will be adopted at MAP's next quarterly meeting, to be held Feb. 16 in Rolling Meadows.
MAP also is crafting guidelines for steering and suspension and anti-lock brake (ABS) systems.
Maryland school gets ASE certification
HERNDON, Va.-The Center of Applied Technology North in Severn, Md., became the first secondary school in the U.S. to earn certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
The school's automobile, autobody and truck training programs were accredited based on a self-evaluation process-similar to the process used when schools apply for regional or national accreditation-and an on-site assessment by an ASE team.
Motor Service magazine reported that, after four years at the helm of the Automotive Service Industry Association, David R. Roland has resigned as president, reportedly to become president of a trade association outside the motor vehicle aftermarket.
The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association said attendance for the recent SEMA/AI show in Las Vegas was 53,366, up from 1992 by almost 3,000. A record number of more than 7,000 foreign visitors from 97 countries attended.