Industry News

Working Alone in the Automotive Industry: How To Stay Safe & Connected

The US automotive industry employs nearly 2 million people. At some point in their jobs and careers, many employees will be required to work alone and in circumstances where help might not be accessible in an accident.

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Winter Weather Preparedness: A Guide to Creating a Safety Plan

Snowy dealership lot

Is your business prepared for the Winter? The winter may conjure comfort with imagery of falling snow, sitting by a fire, hitting the slopes and the holidays. Still, the cold, hard truth is that the business impact of winter weather is anything but idyllic.

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New Title Law – Exempted Vehicles – Effective October 25, 2023

As of October 25, 2023, vehicles that are 26 model years and older will be exempt from the requirement for a certificate of title.

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Maine's E-Lien Titling: Key Insights You Can't Miss

Dan Bennett, MIMVA President at the Maine BMV

Last week, MIMVA had an engaging meeting with the Maine BMV's Titling division to discuss an upcoming transition to electronic lien titling that will impact our membership.

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Are You Prepared to Help Save a Life?

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 …

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Safety Tips for Ladder Usage

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 …

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Managing the Risks of New Employees

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 …

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Proper Ventilation in the Workplace

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 …

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Updated Information On EV Clean Vehicle Tax Credits for Used Vehicles

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 …

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EV Service Training Compliance: Challenging For Independent Repairers

Electrical circuit board

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.

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