OEM News

  • 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.
  • Although the Chevrolet Camaro may currently be on production hiatus with GM (1967-2002), this certainly hasn't stopped thousands of dedicated Camaro followers from enjoying one of the most celebrated pony cars in American motoring. In fact, it may ha
  • Our industry watches the fate of the light-truck market very closely. According to SEMA research, sales of light-truck performance parts and accessories have doubled over the past 10 years and it's now a $13 billion industry at the retail sales level
  • George and Lisa Kupfner, from Superior, Colorado, own these two limited-edition Berger Camaro SSs. The first car, a dark blue 2001 Berger SS, was the 34th produced by GMMG and originally equipped with the 380-hp/400 lb.-ft. Phase-1 350 GM small block
  • More than 50 percent of the vehicles sold in Europe today have diesel engines. Sure, some of them are tiny little cars with tiny little diesel engines designed for the ultimate in fuel economy. But some diesel powerplants are fitted into premium luxu
  • Boasting 600 horses, the 8.4-liter 2008 Viper SRT10 will have you slithering from 0-60 in less than four seconds — and that's before making modifications.
  • Tesla Motors will set up shop in San Jose, Calif., as the city will serve as the future headquarters for the electric-car manufacturer.
  • Continental Tire has been named an original equipment supplier for new-year models from Mercedes-Benz. The company will provide its CrossContact UHP tire in size 295/35R21 107Y XL for the 2009 ML63 AMG, the most powerful vehicle in Mercedes? M-Class
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  • 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.
  • Five nominees for Green Car Journal's 2009 Green Car Vision Award(TM) have been named, and one will be named the vehicle that best envisions the road ahead. The Chevrolet Volt, Fisker Karma, Honda FCX Clarity, MINI E and Mitsubishi i-MiEV are the nom
  • The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) has a new tutorial for the Secure Data Release Module (SDRM), which provides online directions for service repair facilities and locksmiths wishing to become registered and thus be eligible to receiv
  • 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.
  • The road to learning has some pretty sharp curves.
  • Responding to complex market forces swirling around the issue of automotive fuel economy, and leveraging more than 30 years of automotive powertrain research experience, Morpace will release its first annual Powertrain Acceptance and Consumer Engagem
  • Tire shipments are projected to decline by more than 6 percent this year compared to 2007, with a further 1 percent decline predicted for 2009, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). Total tire shipments were below 300 million for t