News Briefs 9/30/19

• The Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association (AMRA) has launched three new websites:, a consumer-facing website designed to educate consumers regarding vehicle repair;, which serves as a hub for membership-related documents and information; and , a site where service providers can find information on standards like the MAP process, code of ethics and more.

BBB Industries has added a section on electronic power assisted steering (EPAS) to its digital training portal. The new section consists of seven training videos providing instruction on system diagnostics, tools needed, programmable module installations and battery state of repair.

• The Bove Group, a Jiffy Lube franchisee, has opened two Jiffy Lube Multicare service centers in the Phoenix area. The shops provide expanded services, including brakes, tires and engine diagnostics, as well as the oil change work. Bove now has more than 50 Jiffy Lube locations in Arizona.

• Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions advisory services, advised Joe Hudson’s Collision Centers, a portfolio company of Carousel Capital, on its sale to TSG Consumer Partners. Joe Hudson’s operates roughly 110 auto body repair shops across the Southeast. Carousel remains a minority investor in the company.

• The One Platform from Dealer-FX has been General Motors Parts iMR approved in the service lane tools category. This allows GM dealers to purchase One Platform and receive co-op reimbursement from the automaker for the investment. One Platform offers a variety of services, including an online scheduler, appointment manager, advisor check-in and technician inspection.