I was talking with Bryan the other day about some of the legal issues facing shops and defective part failure came up. You see, the idea of a warranty for a part might seem like a generous thing for the manufacturer to guarantee, however you’d be surprised that its required – by law. [Read more…] about Recovery of Labor From Defective Parts
Here’s an interesting story about the lien sales issue when the economy is down. [Read more…] about Lien Sales for Abandoned Vehicles
I saw this article in Popular Mechanics the other day and it reminded me of what a pain the work order can be – especially in California. This article uses a New York invoice, but the principles are the same. [Read more…] about The work order
I saw this article the other day about the economic effects the current climate will have on the automotive repair industry.
It’s twofold – yes, more people will put off routine maintenance and drive older cars as credit evaporates for new car purchases, leading to more work for technicians and shops – but the concern I have are the types of scams people are willing to pull as desperation sinks in when their cars need repair. [Read more…] about Business is looking up
I saw this article from motor the other day and can’t help but agree. It goes without saying that the technician needs to be prepared for new technologies, including hybrids and other forms of green technologies as our country moves away from traditional fuels – however, I was wondering who, beyond the dealerships, is going to work on these vehicles? [Read more…] about New technology