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  • Toyota issued a position statement for collision repairers on the use of non-OEM parts on Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. The statement appears as issued without any editing.
  • There are two types of welding helmets: passive and auto darkening.
  • The phrase Race on Sunday...Sell on Monday was not just a catchy advertising slogan. It had legs. As stronger powerplants made their way into auto racing, particularly with the maturation of the muscle cars in the 1960s, some auto dealers wo
  • Chrysler Group has confirmed that it will build a high-performance version of the Dodge Challenger. According to Ward's Auto, it is expected to launch sometime after the 2009 model year base car rolls out. The SRT-8 Challenger will be based
  • Congressional support for the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act of 2007 (H.R. 2694) has reached 24 co-sponsors, said Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).
  • A new study from J.D. Power and Associates called the "2007 U.S. Emerging Technology Study" has revealed that motorists in the U.S. said they would be willing to pay a premium price (up to double in some cases) for a name brand premium sound system i
  • From their roots as family cars or econoboxes, sport compacts at inception were not performance oriented, at least not in the U.S. However, their increasing popularity led OEMs to offer versions more to the enthusiast's liking and the aftermarket res
  • Here's the dilemma. You have inherited $50,000 as the sole beneficiary of your late aunt's estate (no, that's not the problem). You are in desperate need of a new vehicle (no, that's not the problem, either). You have always wanted a vehicle that's f
  • Toyota Motor Corporation has donated a brand new 2007 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Limited 5.7-liter 4X4 pickup truck to be the featured item at this year's annual SEMA Show Silent Auction, which benefits the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund and is presented
  • PPG Industries, which has been trying to sell its underperforming glass and chemicals units, said that it would sell its automotive glass business to Platinum Equity, a private equity firm, for $500 million. According to PPG, the deal is expected to
  • Wally Parks, the driving force behind the formation of National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and the first editor of HOT ROD magazine, died at the age of 94 on September 28, 2007. It was Parks' vision, goals, and commitment to the need for spe
  • Automobile warranties get a lot of credit and a lot of blame, depending on which side of the fence you sit. If you are an automobile manufacturer or distributor, or even a manufacturer or seller of replacement auto parts, then warranties can be a goo
  • STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – Daimler AG, manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, has approved PPG’s Global Refinish System and Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat for repair in North America of all Mercedes-Benz passe
  • BEDFORD, Texas – U.S. Reps. Donald Manzullo, R-Ill., and Timothy Ryan, D-Ohio, have introduced the New Automobile Voucher Program to Congress to provide a one-time boost to vehicle sales in 2009. Specifics of The New Automobile
  • Chrysler has decided to eliminate 789 dealerships. Find out which shops will discontinue selling Dodge, Chrysler or Jeep vehicles on or about June 9.
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on June 4 to review “GM and Chrysler Closures: Protecting Dealers and Consumers.”
  • WASHINGTON D.C. - Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced on June 25 the "Access To Repair Parts Act," H.R. 3059, in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced identical legislation
  • The IIHS recently conducted front, side, and rear tests of 2009 coupes including the Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Scion tC, all small models, plus the midsize Volvo C30.
  • Under the terms of a preferred supplier agreement, Volvo will recommend the use of German-made Standox products and procedures to its importers, dealers and approved body shops for the refinishing of Volvo cars.
  • Inexpensive imports from China and India could remake the auto market.