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  • According to the latest Kelley Blue Book Marketing Research Study, new vehicle shoppers plan to adjust their shopping habits due to high gasoline prices. They plan to spend less money on themselves so they can give to others during this holiday seaso
  • The V-8 engine, long a symbol of power for American car companies, is sputtering. At the Detroit auto show, Detroit's Big Three are promoting smaller engines and alternative-fuel vehicles, eliminating the V-8 from many models and relegating it to nic
  • After an eight-year sales slide in the U.S., Isuzu Motors Ltd. is leaving the U.S. auto sales wars. Isuzu said in late January it would stop selling its pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. early next year. Isuzu had originally been a pioneer in the Am
  • Audi's A1 concept car has the distinctive look of another popular little vehicle owned by BMW.
  • Air Products' new hydrogen fueling station at its Allentown, Pa. headquarters recently filled the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles of several automakers making their way across the country as part of a tour designed to demonstrate that hydrogen vehicle an
  • Automakers have recently rolled out EcoDriving, a comprehensive, nationwide effort to save consumers money at the gas pump, reduce fuel use and cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The industry also applauded California and Colorado for being the firs
  • The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Fall general meeting in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Nov. 4 at 1:30 pm will offer attendees a panel discussion outlining the various training information resources available to the aftermarket.
  • The second generation Audi A6 was introduced in 1998 with a 2.8L engine that was "punched out" to three liters for 2003. Although the models with more powerful engines were critically acclaimed, the base 3.0L front wheel drive model has been the comp
  • The 2009 Kia Borrego has achieved a five-star crash safety rating, the highest rating possible, for all seating positions in the latest frontal and side impact crash tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic
  • Chrysler LLC will provide its dealers with an all-new set of industry-leading Internet marketing tools. The new direction was developed as a joint effort with Chrysler LLC and the Chrysler Dealer Internet Advisory Committee to help dealers who want t
  • Valeo presents Safe4U(TM), an innovative new front end module that reduces the severity of pedestrian injury by 20-40 percent. Made of energy-absorbing materials such as malleable steel, its architecture optimizes the passive protection of the vehicl
  • I am teaching eight courses this semester, and live work is piling on us faster than we can work it out. The cool thing is that the students are learning to gather data and make surgical repairs.
  • CalMotors, makers of power electronics and embedded systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, reports that interest in its electronic control unit (ECU) and its electromagnetic interference (EMI) reduction system has increased dramatically since the
  • The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has announced its support for proposed legislation by U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulksi, D-Md., which seeks to stimulate the struggling economy by boosting retail automobile sales.
  • The road to learning has some pretty sharp curves.
  • Valve stem seal problems are as old as overhead valves. Those puffy brown rock-hard deposits (that can look kind of like brown ice cream) on the spark plugs aren't always so noticeable on some engine platforms with leaking stem seals, but they blatan
  • Production of Titan Tire?s super-giant Big Daddy behemoth is expected to resume within several days following an industrial accident during the manufacturing process.
  • Green Earth Technologies reports it is offering a solution to foreign oil dependency and environmental uncertainty with its G-OIL ultimate biodegradable green motor oils. These oils recently met and passed all the engine test criteria for The America
  • Hyundai Motor America has entered an agreement with WALKAWAY USA, LLC to offer consumers unique financial protection in this uncertain economic environment called the "Hyundai Assurance Program."
  • In 2009, Volvo isn?t stopping its car that stops itself from being showcased around the country. The Volvo XC60 with standard City Safety is going on the nationwide From Sweden with Lov Experiential Tour, stopping in more than 85 cities.