Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC Board, I-CAR Representatives Meet, Discuss Possible Collaboration
The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) board of directors recently met with representatives from I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, to discuss and pursue areas of mutual interest.
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Training News

2015 Approaches, along with Free AGSC Training Opportunities
Auto Glass Safety CouncilAs we approach the New Year, many are starting to mark their calendars for industry events, including training events. The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has three such training opportunities scheduled so far for next year, in March in Irvine, Calif., and in Long Island, N.Y., in April. All opportunities will include auto glass technician and accreditation testing. The training is free to technicians who work for AGSC Registered Member Companies and available to non-Registered Member Companies at a small charge.
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On the Blogs

Kathy Bimber

Promoting Your AGSC Membership
“Did you know that the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has several resources you can use to help promote your AGSC Registered Member Company as well as AGSC to your customers and others in your community? Not only does AGSC offer several brochures covering a wide variety of topics, but counter signs, window clings and uniform patches also are available. If you are an AGSC Registered Member company, you can order these items right off of this website in the AGSC Shop under the Member Resources tab.” –Kathy Bimber
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Auto Glass Safety CouncilBob Beranek
Should You Fix Someone Else’s Leaks?
“As service providers, we want to please our customers, not only as a good business practice, but also for additional revenue. If someone brings in a leak or malfunctioning mechanism, we want to help. But should we? Fixing a malfunctioning door glass or moveable part is a no-brainer: fix it and charge accordingly. However, you may want to think again when a potential customer brings in a leaking stationary part.” –Bob Beranek
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Business News

Another Bad Winter Could Be Good News for AGRR Businesses
In terms of temperatures and snowfall, last winter was one for the record books for many parts of the country. This winter has the potential to be just as cold and snowy. “I certainly hope it’s another bad winter,” says David Coyne of Anytime Auto Glass in Boston.
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Safety News

Honda Requires OE Replacement Windshields for Some Models with Driver Assist, Safety Systems
Original Equipment (OE) replacement windshields are necessary for certain Honda and Acura models, according to the automaker. “While non-OE parts may look the same and fit in the same physical space on the vehicle, their use may present unforeseen circumstances causing the driver assist or other safety systems to operate abnormally or not at all,” according a statement by Honda.
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Complaints about Shattering Ford F-150 Backlites Continue
A number of owners of 2010 Ford F-150 trucks have complained to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that an alleged glitch in their rear defrosters has caused their backlites to shatter or spiderweb in cracks in recent months. glassBYTEs.com™ originally reported about this issue in December 2013, and since then more than 30 F-150 owners have issued related complaints–totaling more than 50 now.
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NHTSA Issues Recall Report on Jeep Wrangler Exterior Power Mirrors
The exterior heated power mirrors that were introduced to the 2011 model-year Jeep Wranglers could cause smoke or fire due to a defect, according to Chrysler and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Due to the potential defect, Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured February 16, 2010, to July 19, 2013.
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U.S. Auto Regulator Seeks Nationwide Recall of Takata Air Bags
The U.S. auto safety regulator has told Japanese supplier Takata Corp. and five automakers to expand nationwide a regional recall of potentially lethal air bags, increasing pressure on the industry to move faster in a growing scandal.
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Auto Glass Safety Council
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Stafford, VA 22554
540/720-7484 (P)
540/720-3470 (F)
info@agsc.org

Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
vlamarco@agsc.org
540/720-7484, ext. 136

Membership Information
Kathy Bimber
kbimber@agsc.org
540/720-7484 ,ext. 137

 

Auto Glass Safety Council

Events

March 21, 2015
AGSC Technician Training
(Training runs 8 a.m.-10 a.m., exam 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
Irvine, Calif.
http://www.agsc.org/Irvine

April 23, 2015
AGSC Technician Training
(Training runs 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on April 23 with exam included.)
Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel
Long Island (Hauppauge), N.Y.
http://www.agsc.org/newyork/

April 24, 2015
AGSC Technician Training
(Training runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with exam from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a repeat of the April 23 session. It is given twice.)
Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel
Long Island (Hauppauge), N.Y.
http://www.agsc.org/newyork/

 

 


 

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