by Brian Duplessis, Loss Prevention Supervisor on Nov 20, 2023 10:55:43 AM
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.
by Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles on Oct 16, 2023 12:53:53 PM
As of October 25, 2023, vehicles that are 26 model years and older will be exempt from the requirement for a certificate of title.
by Dan Bennett, President on Aug 28, 2023 11:51:14 AM
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.