FLORENCE, Ky.-Nationally known automotive service expert Mitch Schneider has been named the auto service spokesman for All Pro/Bumper to Bumper, one of the largest automotive marketing associations in the U.S. For the past 16 years, Mr. Schneider and his father, Jerry, have operated a service shop in California's Simi Valley which was chosen by Los Angeles Magazine as one of L.A.'s ``best garages.''
As spokesman for Florence-based All Pro/Bumper to Bumper, Mr. Schneider will conduct technical clinics and seminars focusing on service dealer efficiency and profitability. He also will be the president of the company's Service Dealer Advisory Council, which is currently forming.
A certified master automotive technician, he formed and is past president of the Federation of Automotive Qualified Technicians, a professional society dedicated to enhancing the working life of technicians.
All Pro has 32 members operating 85 distribution centers, more than 1,800 affiliated jobbers, and annual sales exceeding $1 billion.
NHTSA alters brake hose, fluid tests
WASHINGTON-The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has changed its compatibility tests for brake hoses and fluid because of changes in the brake fluid market.
Under current NHTSA safety standards, the control substance for measuring a brake fluid's compatibility with brake hoses is a combination of four commercially available brake fluids made by Delco, Dow Chemical Co. and Olin Corp.
But because one of the fluids has been taken off the market and another soon will be, the Society of Automotive Engineers petitioned NHTSA to allow a different mix for the control substance, including a new type of brake fluid. The agency granted the SAE petition, effective July 10.
Gibson Chemical & Oil Co., maker of Walker brand hydraulic brake fluid, is recalling 1,957 units of its super heavy duty brake fluid manufactured in May 1994 and sold in 12-ounce, quart, gallon and five-gallon containers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
The fluid is believed to be contaminated and could affect vehicle brake assemblies and braking performance.
Profit Pro Inc./AMS has relocated its corporate headquarters to 114 West Business Park Drive, Draper, Utah 84020; (801) 553-9636; Fax: (801) 553-9492.