Category: Auto Repair

Automotivation: January 2019

January 15th, 2019 by

  Let’s Quit Brainwashing Kids That it’s a College Degree or Nothing! Too many young people are sold a bill of goods that the only road to success is a college education. In fact, vocational education — such as auto mechanics — can lead to goodpaying jobs. I had no inkling there was a problem.

Automotivation: December 2018

December 15th, 2018 by

  Freon R-1234yf – Are You Ready? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard about the new regulations and requirements for R-1234yf usage. Not sure? Well, it’s time you crawled out from under that rock and get ready for some of these new regulations that will affect you and your profession.

Automotivation: August 2018

August 25th, 2018 by

New Missouri Law Requires Drivers to Turn In Temporary License Tags When Getting Plates For years, Missouri drivers have complained about other motorists behind the wheel of vehicles with expired temporary license tags — those paper license plates issued by auto dealers to car buyers. The sponsor of a new state law taking effect Aug.

Automotivation: April 2018

April 27th, 2018 by

  Six Tried & True Listening Tips Listening isn’t the same as hearing. Think about a commercial for a product you have no interest in; it’s easy to tune that information out, isn’t it? Hearing is one thing, but listening and mentally absorbing the thoughts is another thing. That’s why we say listening is an

Automotivation: March 2018

April 10th, 2018 by

  Honda Fit Crash Tests Discussed by ABAT President In December, Texas attorneyTodd Tracy experimented with crash-testing several Honda Fit vehicles to evaluate the differences between improper repairs being performed and vehicles being repaired using aftermarket parts.After the testing, Tracy issued a statement deeming the experiment a success. “Now, for the first time, we have

Automotivation: February 2018

March 9th, 2018 by

  HB1444 Would Repeal Missouri State Safety Inspection Program HB 1444 – VEHICLE LICENSING – SPONSOR: Eggleston (WE OPPPOSE THIS BILL) UPDATE – 1.4.2018 Referred to House Transportation Committee NOW is the time to continue contacting your Missouri State Representative and the House Transportation Committee AASP-Missouri State President Mike Moehlenkamp (Gary’s Auto Service) made the

Automotivation: December 2017

December 27th, 2017 by

Toy For Tots Christmas Social Huge Success Thanks to all that participated in our annual Toys For Tots Christmas Social. AASP-Missouri members will be making Christmas dreams of children come true this Christmas. This year we collected 1000 plus toys ranging from Hot Wheels to bikes and everything in between. Syberg’s was so impressed with

HB1444 Filed To Repeal Missouri State Safety Inspections

December 22nd, 2017 by

UPDATE 4/10/2018 HB1444 To Repeal Missouri State Safety Inspection Program The House Committee for Administrative Oversight has voted DO PASS with a vote of 7-4. The Bill will next be sent to the floor. If you have not contacted the House with your opposition to this bill please do so. Here is how the House Transportation

Automotivation: November 2017

November 15th, 2017 by

Mobile Air Conditioning Society Reminds Industry on January 1 Refrigerant Sales Restriction Deadline Distributors of refrigerants will be limited to certified technicians and businesses who employ them starting in 2018 The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) is reminding automotive technicians who service mobile A/C systems and distributors who sell refrigerant of the need to be