News

  • Truth or dare...true or false...tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) repair is now as commonplace and necessary to understand and deal with as a standard oil change. I remember my first GM Computer Command Control class back in 1980.
  • Technology Never Quite stands still. Changes aren't always as revolutionary as the introduction of antilock braking, electronic calipers or ceramic rotors.
  • Elgin Industries and Eaton Corporation have announced a new partnership in the marketing and distribution of OE-technology Eaton diesel valves for the replacement parts market, with Elgin being the exclusive source of the complete offering of Eaton-m
  • J.D. Power and Associates is reporting that new vehicle sales this year will drop again. And while part of the automotive market fears news like this, it could mean good news for you. The group reports sales in 2008 are expected to reach their lowest
  • A national sales manager is the latest appointment to the California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association's (CAWA) MAC. Ron Aparicio of Walker Products has joined the group. Chairman of the Board Pat Winters of CARQUEST appointed him.
  • With the economy slowing down and a recession looming, luxury vehicle sales have slowed dramatically within the last three years. That's why Ford Motor Company's recent announcement to sell its Jaguar Land Rover operations to Tata Motors did not come
  • Novatel Wireless, Inc. and Autonet Mobile, the first Internet service provider for cars, recently announced a partnership to deliver next-generation wireless connectivity for automobiles.
  • 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).