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Oct. 2012 Enewsletter Theme — Closing Vehicle Serviceability Gaps

   

NOTICE OF MEETING
NASTF FALL 2012 GENERAL MEETING
Your voice matters

The NASTF Fall 2012 General Meeting will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m at the Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Boulevard) in New Orleans, La. Click on the following link for agenda details and other information ... MORE >>>

Contributed by Skip Potter
ON MY MIND ...
THE HEART OF NASTF
At the heart of most non-profit organizations are its volunteers

NASTF’s mission is to identify gaps between the information, tools and training needed by independent techs to service a vehicle and the information, tools and training provided by OEMs through their franchise dealer networks; and then to facilitate a solution that will fill that gap ... MORE >>>

Contributed by Bob Chabot
IGNITION POINT
VEHICLE SERVICEABILITY GAPS CAN BE LETHAL
Let me ask: What are you doing about yours?

In my view, automotive professionals and cardiologists have much in common. I say this as a consumer of the services and expertise that both provide. The problem is this: Their competency gaps can be lethal — in one case, to vehicles; in the other, life and limb ... MORE >>>

Contributed by Bob Chabot
SERVICE INFORMATION
GM COLLISION TEAM TAMES GLOBALIZATION
GM moves to improve collision reparability in the aftermarket


General Motors’ collision repair team is committed to supporting the collision repair industry by providing it with the most current technical information needed to support those who fix GM vehicles. The automaker is also making that information easier to find ... MORE >>>

Contributed by Bob Chabot
TOOLS, EQUIPMENT & PARTS
BUILDING A BETTER SCAN TOOL
MAHLE and GM overcame long-held paradigms to develop a better OE scan tool

When MAHLE was selected by GM to replace an existing diagnostic scan tool, it was tasked with building a tool that would be more technician-friendly — faster, easier to use and more stable — in just eight months. Here's an inside look at what ensued ... MORE >>>

Contributed by Mitch Schneider
INDUSTRY VOICES
DEATH BY DROWNING
Experience is part of the vehicle service/repair equation

It was another day in paradise that began with what appeared to be a pristine, yet inanimate, 2006 Audi A4 sadly waiting for attention. Bob drew the short straw, as he always seemed to when it comes to anything that might even remotely be considered an anomaly to diagnose and repair ... MORE >>>

Contributed by Bob Chabot
TRAINING & EDUCATION
SECOND TO NONE
BMW collision repair training is authentic, dynamic and leads the industry

BMW’s Service Technician Education Program (STEP) delivers the level of collision repair expertise that customers expect and deserve. It is also recognized as such by other automakers, independent collision industry organizations, educators, equipment and tools makers, as well as technicians who have completed it ... MORE >>>

 

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