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Latest MACS Service Report jam-packed with great information

VASA’S North American counterpart MACS has produced a bumper Service Report this April. Addressing the fact turbocharged engines are the new normal and introduce extra plumbing and heat exchangers into the engine compartment, the latest MACS bulletin discusses how easy … Continue reading

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Aussie HFC phase-down now before Parliament

THE Australian federal government introduced legislation to Parliament on March 30 that will bring about the nation’s HFC phase-down, in compliance with the Montreal Protocol, which was amended at a historic meeting in Kigali, Rwanda last year to include high … Continue reading

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Aftermarket Expo attracts 11,000 visitors to Melbourne

THE 2017 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo and co-located Collision Repair Expo welcomed almost 11,000 visitors through the doors earlier this month, representing almost a third of the nation’s 25,000 repair workshops and a slight growth in attendance over the successful … Continue reading

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VASA member Redarc just keeps on picking up the accolades

ADELAIDE based Redarc Electronics picked up two prestigious accolades this month, earning a top 20 spot in Westpac’s Businesses of Tomorrow program and picking up its second consecutive gold award for manufacturing excellence for businesses with more than $10 million … Continue reading

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Dealer service vs indy workshop: No effect on new car warranties

THE Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) launched a consumer information kit for independent automotive workshops to help educate customers about their legal rights when it comes to servicing cars during their new vehicle warranty period. Included is a take-home brochure … Continue reading

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Automotive workers not affected by Sunday penalty rates cut

THE Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association’s Employer Assist service advises that the Fair Work Commission’s decision to reduce Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates for hospitality and retail workers does not apply to the Vehicle Manufacturing Repair Services and Retail Award … Continue reading

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Latest MACS Service Report covers ambient temperature sensors

THE March MACS Service Report discusses the expanding role of ambient temperature sensors, that now influence powertrain electronics, can cause low engine power and warning indicators for the traction control or stability control systems. VASA members have exclusive access to … Continue reading

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Latest MACS Service Report covers a whole heap of useful topics

FEBRUARY’S MACS Service Report tackles the practice of reprogramming modules, which our US counterparts describe as an an under-utilised business opportunity in the world of aftermarket workshops,  Also covered are reasons for the short life of replacement heater cores and … Continue reading

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Reminder: Free ‘Life After R134a’ seminar at Auto Aftermarket Expo

VASA will run two free seminars at the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo to provide an overview of the new industry standard air-conditioning refrigerant R1234yf, which is now replacing R134a globally. Delivered by VASA vice-president Brett Meads, the hour-long information session will take place … Continue reading

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Australian innovations make big leaps towards waste-to-fuel future

IF AUSTRALIA’S slow uptake of battery- and hydrogen-powered vehicles continues, ways of making the familiar internal combustion engine less reliant on imported fossil fuels and less polluting to the environment seems like a no-brainer. The good news is, plenty of … Continue reading

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