NAPA issues new tech bulletin binder
DENVER—The NAPA Heating/Cooling Group has issued a new Technical Service Bulletin Binder for use by automotive service technicians.
The 300-page binder includes current instructions provided by original equipment manufacturers and information on trouble-shooting heating and cooling systems and accessory and timing belt drives.
NAPA said a special bonus section includes an update to its current belts/hose timing belt replacement manual. An optional air conditioning technical service bulletin packet also is available. The binder has tabbed sections organized by vehicle symptom, manufacturer, model and year.
For more information, contact a NAPA representative or parts store.
Auto service chains gaining repair jobs
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—More consumers are choosing auto service chain stores for their vehicles' engine repairs, according to a new study.
The Automotive Industry Status Report 1999 from the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) noted that service chain retailers such as Pep Boy—Manny, Moe and Jack and franchises like Precision Tune have increased their share of the engine repair market in the past decade, from 25 percent to almost 30 percent. Work includes service on engines, alternators, fuel pumps and filters, CU joints, transmissions, as well as tune-up work.
Inspections forum slated for Vegas
BEDFORD, Texas—A forum on the future of inspection/maintenance and safety inspections will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.
The conference, hosted by the Automotive Service Association and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, will include speakers from federal and state governments and repair industry professionals.
For more details, contact the ASA, (800) 272-7467, ext. 235; or visit the "ASA Events" section of the group's Web site, www.asashop.org.