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Survey: 25% Increase in Oregon Auto Shop Labor Rates Since 2021

Since the survey was last conducted in 2021, the Northwest Automotive Trades Association found a 25% increase in Oregon’s general shop labor rate.
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CRC Industries Holding Auto Auction Fundraiser for TechForce Foundation

CRC Industries is sponsoring the auction of a modified and upgraded 2006 Pontiac GTO and donating 100% of the proceeds to TechForce Foundation.
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Survey Reveals Vehicle Data Obstacles Faced By Repair Shops

84% of independent repair shops consider access to vehicle repair data as the biggest challenge facing their business, outranking technician recruitment and inflation.
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Connecticut and Maine Delay Adoption of California Electric Vehicle Standards

Both states have been criticized by EV advocates, who argue that misleading info from fossil fuel industry groups led them to make the decisions.
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Electric Vehicle Price Cuts Are Hurting Resale Value and Adoption

While prices for used electric vehicles are falling, the change marks a decrease in resale value: something that could prove to be another roadblock in EV adoption.
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Nominations Open for 2024 Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Education Foundation Instructor of the Year

Instructors must be nominated by an administrator, who will have until April 30 to complete the form online.
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Most U.S. Vehicles Have Aged Out of Warranties

With the average age of vehicles on U.S. roads climbing to 13 years old, that translates into fewer being covered by original equipment manufacturers.
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Cornelia, Georgia, Approves Ordinance Limiting Number of Cars Stored at Shops

The ordinance would place a limit of four vehicles for each 10-foot by 20-foot enclosed bay the shop has.
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‘EV Training Tour’ Set to Travel Across U.S. This July

Bosch’s Mobility Aftermarket segment has partnered with its supplier, technician training organization AVI, to develop an EV Training Tour across the United States.