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  • Mazda has always built drivers' cars, and this minivan is no exception. Based on the fifth-generation 626 platform, it's smaller and lighter than other minivans, but the windows roll down on both rear doors. The MPV had a major facelift in 2002, whic
  • DENSO recently announced that Atsuhiko ?Art? Shimmura will be the new president of DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee (DMTN), in Maryville, Tenn.
  • OnStar has added two enhancements to its turn-by-turn service. The first new service is Destination Download. Current subscribers with screen-based navigation systems can quickly receive directions while on the go. The second service, eNav, allows su
  • Starting in 2009, Ford is releasing new products to help drivers see better in their blind spots by introducing two new features -- the Blind Spot Mirror and the Cross Traffic Alert with Blind-Spot Monitoring System. Ford reports that it will be firs
  • Global Tier 1 automotive supplier Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. has developed a number of automotive electronics and lighting products to help improve vehicle fuel economy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The products are designed to support automak
  • The California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) announced that registrations of new cars and light trucks barely exceeded 400,000 units during the first quarter of this year, a decline of 18.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according
  • Not only will the winners of the 59th annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition be recognized as the top future automotive technicians, they also will get the chance to spend a week behind the scenes with Roush Fenway Racing.?AAA and Ford ? alo
  • For this month's Executive Interview, we offer an excerpt from the Advanstar Automotive Group (AAG) News Network video interview with Jeff Lagges, president of ALLDATA and vice president of AutoZone. For more video interviews, visit http://www.search
  • I have trained and placed quite a few technicians in the past six years, and up to this point, I've managed to place all my graduates in dealerships or independent shops. I like to see my guys do well. They call me sometimes for advice, sometimes to
  • Those wishing to have their say about a new voluntary vehicle retirement program in California will have their chance. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has scheduled a workshop for May 23 to present and receive comments on the development of
  • Union Rural Electric Cooperative (URE) is set to debut Plug-In 1, Ohio's first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), this weekend. Plug-In 1 is a converted 2008 Ford Escape SUV that can run on a rechargeable advanced battery and achieve 50-60 miles
  • Research and Markets has announced the addition of "The Impact of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles on the Electric Industry" to its offering. The first Edition of Research Reports International's The Impact of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles on the
  • smart USA Distributor LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc., announced today that the U.S. model of the 2008 smart fortwo earned the highest front and side crashworthiness ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
  • Ford's 2009 Escape and Mercury Mariner sport utility vehicles are sporting new factory-installed tires specifically designed for improved fuel economy. The two fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly SUVs boast a projected 1 mpg fuel economy impr
  • When the sporty 2009 Nissan GT-R makes its U.S. debut in June, every car will arrive in the country with nitrogen-filled tires. The tires were exclusively developed for Nissan and the GT-R, which was first released in Japan in 2007. Each American-mar
  • AT&T Inc. plans to add 105 alternative-fuel vehicles to the corporate fleet of its operating companies. The vehicles, which will roll out in more than 30 cities across the U.S. beginning in June, will help the company reduce its impact on the env
  • Historic tires from past Space Shuttle missions are being made available from NASA for public display, and tire dealers are perfectly positioned to help launch a quest to participate on behalf of a civic organization in your community.
  • Ford Motor Co. has recognized Hankook Tire as one of its outstanding global suppliers, saluting the firm for contributing to a fleet of high quality vehicles produced at affordable prices for consumers. This marks the first time Hankook has received
  • Life's a beach for a select group of Los Angles County firefighters who serve as lifeguards along 72 miles of Southern California coastline, and Continental Tire is likely to gain some high-profile traction as its ContiTrac Eco Plus tires are equippi
  • TROY, Mich. -- A $15 million wind tunnel that can replicate virtually any climate is one of many product testing success stories on which Behr Hella Service hangs its hat.