Are You Prepared to Help Save a Life?
by Matt Foster, Sr. Loss Prevention Consultant on Apr 3, 2023 4:13:29 PM
Do you know what to do when someone goes into cardiac arrest? Do you start performing CPR or do you get an AED first? Are you protected from any liability if you perform CPR? You never know when you will find yourself as a bystander, but knowing what to do in that scenario can help sa …
Safety Tips for Ladder Usage
by Dustin Howe, Loss Prevention Representative on Mar 27, 2023 3:32:09 PM
Ladders are a common tool used in a variety of everyday tasks, but using them properly is essential for avoiding accidents. Whether you're a professional or a do-it-yourselfer, you must understand and follow the safety guidelines for ladder usage. In this article, we'll cover the basi …
Managing the Risks of New Employees
by Maine Independent Motor Vehicle Association on Mar 7, 2023 10:17:24 AM
We all manage the risks we face every hour of every day. We manage health risks by eating right, exercising, and keeping up with annual physicals. We manage our commuting risks by driving defensively, obeying traffic laws, and avoiding distractions. But here at MIMVA, our staff focuse …
Proper Ventilation in the Workplace
by Brian Duplessis, Loss Prevention Supervisor on Mar 7, 2023 10:17:09 AM
When cold weather sets in, Service Departments close their garage doors. This has an immediate impact on the air quality in the shop, which can lead to service technician complaints centered on inadequate shop ventilation. Vehicle exhaust is loaded with thousands of contaminants resul …
Updated Information On EV Clean Vehicle Tax Credits for Used Vehicles
by Maine Independent Motor Vehicle Association on Feb 13, 2023 4:27:27 PM
Beginning January 1, 2023, if you buy a qualified previously owned electric vehicle (EV) or fuel cell vehicle (FCV) from a licensed dealer for $25,000 or less, you may be eligible for a previously owned clean vehicle tax credit under Internal Revenue Code Section 25E. A full list of O …
EV Service Training Compliance: Challenging For Independent Repairers
by Brian Duplessis, Loss Prevention Supervisor on Dec 12, 2022 9:57:51 AM
Resources for compliance are built into the EV training service technicians receive from the manufacturer, aside from possibly some program development and/or record keeping. MIMVA will be able to provide assistance in these deficient areas.
2023 Fuel Economy Guide
by Maine Independent Motor Vehicle Association on Nov 21, 2022 10:22:13 AM
The 2023 Fuel Economy Guide was recently released by the US Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. You can access the guide here or download now as a PDF. Paper guides are no longer mailed to dealers.
NIADA APPLAUDS FTC EXTENSION FOR SAFEGUARDS RULE
by NIADA on Nov 18, 2022 12:11:25 PM
Auto dealers will have an extra six months to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s Safeguards rule. The FTC announced Tuesday it was pushing the deadline for financial institutions, including auto dealers, to comply with the new rule to June 9, 2023. The deadline was Dec. 9.
Maine BMV to Unveil Appointments System
by Emily F. Cook, Director of Communications, Maine Office of the Secretary of State on Oct 24, 2022 11:47:38 AM
AUGUSTA — On Monday, October 24th, the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will unveil an appointment system for Mainers to schedule appointments at branch offices around the state. Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, Deputy Secretary of State for BMV Cathie Curtis, other BMV leaders, …
How An Inviting Lot Can Attract Better Customers
by NIADA on Oct 10, 2022 2:32:57 PM
When you think of real estate and businesses, you think of curb appeal. The curb appeal is what the house or business looks like on the outside, from the curb, and as prospective buyers walk up. The same principle applies to used car lots. An inviting car lot, one with a great “curb a …