OEM News

  • BorgWarner will supply Cam Torque Actuated (CTA) variable cam timing technology for the upgraded Ford Duratec 3.0-liter V-6 engine, debuting in the 2009 Ford Escape. BorgWarner's industry-first, patented technology improves engine performance and fue
  • Automotive Technical Support Services presents Ford 6.0L D.I.T. Diesel: Powerstroke Troubleshooting as its next course offering. The class is Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Automotive Retailers Association, No. 1-8980 Fraserwood Court, Burnaby, Brit
  • 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
  • HUGHES Telematics has entered two agreements that enhance its portfolio of global technology relationships. IBM and Oracle both will provide essential technological ingredients necessary to deliver HUGHES Telematics' consumer solution to its automoti
  • The origins of the Z/28 Camaro date back to late 1966 when plans were made to launch the all-new Chevrolet "pony" car. Vince Piggins (Chevrolet's production promotion manager at the time) had noticed a new and growing road-racing class called "Trans-
  • Successful independent service providers (a.k.a. retailers, jobbers, and parts resellers) offer their customers knowledgeable technicians, quality products, and superior service. But one of the major challenges is buying products at a price where a c
  • OnSight Solutions, (OSS) the Automobile Dealer's Visual Merchandising Professional, has announced the opening of three new franchise locations. OnSight Solutions sold their first franchise in May of 2006, and the company now has 14 nationwide owners
  • In the October and November 2007 issues of Styling & Performance magazine, we covered in depth the lucrative early- and late-model Camaro restoration and performance parts sales and service aftermarket and how they relate to your busines
  • Tesla Motors Inc. has selected BorgWarner Inc. for the production of a single-speed gearbox for the Tesla Roadster and is initiating a ramped-up production rate. So far, 27 customers have taken delivery of Roadsters, according to the company.
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  • Midtronics recently announced an agreement with General Motors Inc. to supply a new essential tool for 2-Mode Hybrid vehicle programming support.
  • Union workers and Titan Tire Corp. are cheering a recent anti-dumping ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding off-the-road (OTR) tires imported from China.
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • A study released by automotive consulting firm AutoPacific, Inc. captures the key opportunities with Generation Y in the future of the automotive market. As this generation of new vehicle buyers is predicted to grow from 9 percent of the current mark
  • Yokohama has added five new original equipment tire fitments to its assembly line array of factory applications: The Mazda MX-5 and Mazda 3, Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart and Nissan 370Z.
  • Traffic Builders, Inc.(sm) is making environmentally friendly direct mail services available to its automotive service customers. The Automotive Service Marketing firm has launched the We Auto Go Green program, which is the first of its kind in the i
  • 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
  • Due in part to efforts by the Tire Industry Association (TIA), the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and other organizations, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has enacted a rule allowing electronic registration of new t
  • Bridgestone-brand Potenza? RE050A? tires are original equipment on the 2009 Nissan 370Z sports coupe, which was unveiled at the 2008 Los Angeles Car Show.
  • Yokohama?s new dB Super E-spec tire, which uses an eco-friendly citrus oil composition instead of petroleum, has earned a Popular Mechanics Editor?s Choice Award.