Opinion | Commentary

  • Concern about the impact of imported Chinese auto parts on U.S. parts manufacturers was at the heart of a letter sent to President Obama in March.
  • Auto parts retailers and repair shops would be subject to increased criminal and civil penalties for unwittingly selling counterfeit auto parts if \H.R. 4279 passed overwhelmingly by the House in May.
  • The EPA has yet to make a ruling on California's request to seek the Clean Air Act.
  • The EPA finally published the conditions under which automakers can use HFO-1234yf, the new, "green" refrigerant, in new cars.
  • The passed Cash for Clunkers bill has some issues that may cause it to fail.
  • The federal government's proposed unified greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel efficiency standards announced in September will have more impact on OEM manufacturers than aftermarket retailers initially.
  • Concern about the quality and safety of Chinese imports has spread to the automotive aftermarket with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • I want to look at the implications of bringing younger customers into the brand.
  • U.S. automotive exporters seeking new global markets for their products should look to our nearest neighbors to the south for growth markets.
  • I sit on the edge of a generation. Chronologically, I am a Baby Boomer. Technically — and I mean that as a double entendre — I am more Generation X.
  • I know it’s sometimes hard to believe, but for the most part, Southern California is a desert.