Tag: Workshop

Years of hybrid sales by the likes of Toyota mean electrified vehicles are now regularly presenting at workshops

Australian auto workshops are actively preparing for the future of electric vehicles (EVs), with 50 per cent already EV-ready or investing in skills and equipment, according to the Australia-First 2023 Future Readiness Index research. The national survey, conducted by Fifth Quadrant for the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) aimed to determine the readiness of local Continue reading Workshops already EV ready – or getting there: AAAA

Ultra Tune franchisee David Banning (left) with MTA CEO Darrell Jacobs

In response to growing demand for electrified vehicles and related services, the Motor Trade Association of South Australia and Northern Territory is introducing a new EV-branded business sign to provide reassurance for owners of electrified  vehicles that their local repairer has the necessary qualifications to do the work. Continue reading EV-branded business signs for qualified repairers

A suvey by market specialists ACA Research has revealed that Australia’s independent automotive servicing and repair sector is one of the best performing service industries. The research, which was carried out by ACA on behalf of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), also highlighted the confidence among many independents and the positive prospects at hand.  Continue reading Report forecasts growth for independents

Autodata wiring diagram

Autodata has added a series of updates in recent months including a host of new models, extra vehicle data – including at least 36 new air-conditioning wiring diagrams – and a range of feature enhancements. During March, 24 new models were added – including the Renault Megane (08-16), Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (12-16), Kia Sorento (15-16) and Continue reading Autodata adds more air-conditioning wiring diagrams

CoolCar Hamilton

The survey  The survey of air conditioning faults in 667 motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, tractors and heavy equipment was conducted from 1 December 2014 to 31 March 2015 and includes actual repairs and evaluations carried out by CoolCar air conditioning Centre, Hamilton (more background can be found in the September 2015 edition of SightGlass Continue reading NZ Automotive AC field survey, summer 2014-2015: Part 2

CoolCar Hamilton

In 2013, MACS (the US-based Mobile Air Conditioning Society) conducted a field survey to profile the work being done and the vehicles serviced by independent service facilities within their membership. This survey has been repeated over a number of years, during which time the survey data has been expanded.  As part of the close ties Continue reading NZ Automotive AC field survey, summer 2014-2015: Part 1