Technology Is Costly For North Jersey Auto Repair Shops

Auto repair store owners said increased competition from other independent auto repair shops and specialized stores that focus on one brand of vehicle have sliced margins for them, making any technology-related expense even more important to consider. Tom Mosca, the owner of Maple Auto Repair in Fair Lawn , said the best example of his shop's increased use of technology is the SnapOn OBD2 scanner, or an On Board Diagnostic scanner which he uses on most of the cars that come into his shop. When the "check engine light" illuminates in a car, Mosca said, the OBD2 which he purchased for $8,000 can be plugged into the engine and will diagnose the area of concern by providing a specific code for the shop. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.northjersey.com/news/244666571_Technology_is_costly_for_North_Jersey_auto_repair_shops_in_the_latest_tools.html

You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Repair Your Car

A firefighter went to the hospital for a knee injury and was later released. (Skip Dickstein / Times Union) Albany fire investigators begin the process of determining the… An Albany firefighter carries a frozen hose back to the apparatus after two-alarm fire at 629 Third Street Friday morning Feb. 14, 2014 in Albany, N.Y. The fire started at approximately 4:11 a.m. (Skip Dickstein / Times Union) An Albany firefighter carries a frozen hose back to the apparatus… <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Fire-damages-Albany-auto-repair-shop-5234877.php

Fire damages Albany auto repair shop

Until then, its just words on a sheet of paper. The MOU also failed to garner the support of AAA, a longtime advocate of repair. Unlike the Massachusetts law, the new MOU excludes information about telematicslike navigation, vehicle location technologies, and wireless communication technologies. When you look at where telematics is going, you can start to diagnose problems before they occur, John Nielsen of AAA told Car and Driver . <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gotta-fight-repair-car-150437789.html

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