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  • I-CAR chose seven students at random to participate in a two-day Bob Bondurant High Performance Driving School - Corvette Driving Experience.
  • Understanding the trends of a changing marketplace lead to incorporating new types of vehicle repair, claims handling and IT management.
  • Use the following steps to help you identify potential problems with convertible tops, diagnose the damage and conduct repairs.
  • Mitchell International today released new information on hybrid repair costs in the third quarter 2010 edition of its Industry Trends Report (ITR), the company's quarterly publication that highlights industry-related trends, news items and statistics
  • Ford Motor Company has improved its service part limited warranty coverage on new and remanufactured gas engine and transmission assemblies, increasing the terms from 3-years/100,000 miles to 3-years/unlimited miles, effective Sept. 1, 2010.
  • Millions of dollars of grants are awarded for education and training annually, including grants to help small companies train employees and develop work skills.
  • The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) issued a formal complaint letter with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against two car manufacturers, Hyundai Motor America and American Honda. Both companies released statements that warn against the use
  • A new line of PPG and Nexa Autocolor low-VOC clears, primers and sealers have received North American approval by General Motors for warranty repairs on its vehicles.
  • The top five ways to attract the best talent are through compensation; work environment; benefits; looking in the right places; and interviewing, testing and researching.
  • 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