OEM News

  • Motor Age: Since gas prices have dropped recently, have you seen more people bring their vehicles in for maintenance? Have you done anything to encourage people to keep up on maintenance?
  • The Engine Manufacturers Association's (EMA) members are on schedule and ready to meet EPA's stringent 2010 emission standards for heavy-duty engines. Engine manufacturers have invested heavily in engineering technological solutions and design change
  • Growth in the world natural gas vehicles (NGVs) market stems from rising concern for the environment, public health, sky rocketing fossil fuel prices and the need to attain national self-sufficiency in meeting energy requirements, according to a new
  • Motor Age: Do you do anything to promote preventive winter maintenance? If so, what do you do?
  • Chery Automotive Company says it will release five new models next year including a hybrid. The new models include a sedan and four hatchbacks.
  • 3M said yesterday that it would acquire automotive parts maker Bondo Corporation to complement the Minnesota company's own automotive-related business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • 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
  • When ROUSH Performance unveiled the 427R Trak Pak Mustang last summer, it was universally heralded by media and consumers alike for the incredible handling and stopping ability. Now, those same components are available to install on any 2005-2008 For
  • 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
  • New 2009 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan models equipped with a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine now deliver EPA fuel efficiency in the city of 17 mpg and 25 mpg on the highway, a label unbeaten among minivans, according to the autom
  • Motor Age: Have the longer warranties now offered by most automakers affected your maintenance and repair business?
  • 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.
  • As part of the transportation arrangements for the Beijing Olympics, 50 hybrid vehicles co-developed with Ricardo are being provided by Chery Automobile Company Ltd.
  • Practically everyone's jaw dropped at the 2006 Yenko Super Car Reunion when Eddie Martin, a dairy farmer from Tipton, California, rolled his fully restored Dusk Blue 1969 ZL-1 engine COPO Camaro out of the trailer, motored up to the Gateway Internati
  • The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has reported that the specialty auto parts market has grown to more than $37 billion dollars in annual sales.
  • R. L. Polk & Co. is forecasting Russia will become the largest automotive sales market for new cars in Europe by 2010.
  • Automotive Information Systems Inc., (AIS) a provider of OEM incentive and rebate information, has teamed up with Chrome Systems Inc. to supply rebate and incentive information. This relationship allows Chrome to integrate incentive data with the pro
  • 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."
  • When approaching treacherous turns at speeds roaring close to 185 mph, even the gutsiest NASCAR drivers grip their steering wheels a little tighter when tires begin to squeal and the rubber starts to burn.
  • The Audi Q7, a luxury performance SUV, earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award for 2008. The 2008 Q7 received a "good" rating in all three crash tests: side impact, offset frontal and rear impact seat tests.