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Friday, 01 July 2022 12:22

Tesla Already Planning Huge Giga Texas Expansion: Permits Filed

Written by Steven Loveday, InsideEVs

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Tesla made sure to have plenty of extra space in Austin, TX, for potential future expansion, which isn't the case with all of its factories.

Friday, 01 July 2022 12:16

GM, UAW Reach Tentative Agreement to Avoid Strike at 4 Michigan Plants

Written by Jamie L. LaReau, Detroit Free Press

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A strike that could have halted production of some of General Motors' most profitable and important vehicles was narrowly averted June 30.

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CURE auto insurance celebrated expanding into the Michigan market a year ago July 1, and with impressive numbers.

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The CARSTAR MOKAN Business Group recently held its 29th Annual CARSTAR Golf Tournament at Adams Pointe Golf Club, in Blue Springs, MO, to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Heart of America Chapter in Kansas City.

 

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What are the best ways to locate procedures, research and document the repair plan?

Friday, 01 July 2022 09:30

Used EVs Being Flipped for Impressive Profits

Written by William Johnson, Teslarati

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Due to high demand and low supply, used Teslas and other EVs in the U.S. are selling well, and at impressive prices.

Friday, 01 July 2022 09:22

Georgia's Gas Tax Holiday Extended Through Mid-August

Written by T.A. DeFeo, The Center Square

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order to suspend the state's excise tax on motor fuel sales through mid-August.

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General Motors Co. sold 582,401 vehicles in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2022, and the company increased its sales and market share sequentially for the third consecutive quarter.

Friday, 01 July 2022 08:57

Automakers Report June, Q2 Sales

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Automakers on July 1 began releasing sales results for June.

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U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock issued a notice July 1 informing of another delay to provide a decision on the Right to Repair court case in Massachusetts.

Thursday, 30 June 2022 13:32

Electric Car Prices Spiking Due to Rising Costs, Demand

Written by Steven Loveday, InsideEVs

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It comes as no surprise the price of electric cars is rising.

Thursday, 30 June 2022 13:25

Tesla, Hertz Help Uber Drivers Save Money with 15K EV Rentals

Written by Steven Loveday, InsideEVs

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According to Uber via Electrek, some 15,000 rideshare drivers in cities across the U.S. have rented Tesla's EVs through Hertz.

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GM is significantly expanding its efforts to educate public safety, fire and emergency service providers throughout the U.S. and Canada as EV sales grow.

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Don’s Auto Repair is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its founding in 1942, with the official declaration of “Don’s Auto Repair Day” in Blue Ash, OH, by Mayor Marc Sirkin.

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The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is proud to announce the 52 recipients of its 2022 scholarships and tool grants, funded through the generosity of a multitude of industry partners, small and large.

Thursday, 30 June 2022 11:40

NC Auto Repair Shop Owner Facing More Elder Exploitation Charges

Written by WITN Web Team

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Police in one Eastern Carolina town said there have been more charges brought against the owner of an auto repair shop for elder exploitation.

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Financing a new vehicle purchase is growing more expensive for consumers, according to the car shopping experts at Edmunds.

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Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, a national leader in specialized technical training for more than 75 years, has entered into an agreement with AkzoNobel Coatings, Inc.

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Kelley Blue Book, a Cox Automotive company, on June 29 announced Service Advisor, now available for car owners nationwide.

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 14:43

2-Alarm Fire at Salem, MA, Auto Repair Shop Sends Heavy Smoke Over Skies

Written by Don Currie and Abigail Dollins, Salem Statesman Journal

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A fire at Gerber Collision and Glass, 1365 Broadway NE, Salem, MA, created flames and heavy smoke early in the evening June 27.

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 12:56

Rhode Island’s EV Rebate Program to Start July 7

Written by Melanie DaSilva, WPRI 12 News

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There are new incentives coming for Rhode Islanders who want to switch to electric vehicles.

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found Sandpiper Autobody in Pleasant Grove, UT, misclassified 13 technicians as independent contractors, and failed to pay the overtime wages as required by the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 11:12

Biden Administration Details $700M in Investments to Boost EV Charging Infrastructure

Written by Christine Jean-Baptiste, Teslarati

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The Biden Administration announced June 28 a few private companies have committed more than $700 million in investments to boost domestic production of more than 250,000 new electric vehicle chargers annually.

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 11:04

Lithium Supplier Liontown Signs Deal with Ford

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati

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Liontown Resources Limited secured an agreement with Ford after signing lithium supply deals with Tesla and LG Energy Solutions (LGES).

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 10:49

CAWA Names New Board of Directors Member

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Brian Cruickshank of Schwartz Advisors has been appointed to CAWA’s Board of Directors.

 

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CIECA hosted its latest CIECAST webinar on June 23, “Charged for Success: Understanding EV Trends and Their Impact.”

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 09:25

On The Lighter Side: Amazing Car Collection Is Hidden In Tennessee

Written by Elizabeth Puckett, Motorious

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Watch the exclusive tour of this secret stash…

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A Texas State Technical College student has received a nationwide scholarship focused on women in the automotive industry.

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A new survey by the car-shopping marketplace Cars.com reveals that while 88% of American travelers plan to drive to their holiday destinations over Independence Day weekend, more than three-fourths say record-high gas prices have impacted plans, with many opting to stay closer to home or bring friends along to help chip in at the pump.

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Governors across the country issued official state proclamations declaring June as Automotive Service Professionals Month in their respective states:

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 14:48

California Senate Advances SEMA-Sponsored ZEV Conversion Bill

Written by SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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The California Senate Environmental Quality Committee unanimously passed bipartisan SEMA-sponsored legislation, AB 2350, that would incentivize consumers to convert gasoline- and diesel-powered motor vehicles into zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV).

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As the automotive industry ramps up its commitment to electric and hybrid vehicles, I-CAR continues to expand its leading EV curriculum with a first-ever, five-day EV hands-on skills development course at I-CAR’s new Chicago Technical Center (CTC) in Vernon Hills, IL.

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A&G Auto Service and Repair Inc., operating as Magic Wheels Auto World Inc., in Brooksville, FL, must pay 12 employees a total of $72,174 for back overtime, the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced.

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Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) together celebrated the $51.6 million expansion project for a new Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory (STIL) at a recent groundbreaking ceremony in Superior Township, MI.

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 12:39

With Gas Prices So High, Some Hybrids Pay for Themselves Immediately

Written by Keith Barry, Consumer Reports

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As gas prices hover at record levels, car buyers looking to save money on fuel would be wise to consider a hybrid, a new Consumer Reports analysis showed.

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 12:34

Poll: 88% of Small Businesses Concerned Recession is Around the Corner

Written by Casey Harper, The Center Square

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The vast majority of small business owners fear a recession in the coming year, according to a new poll.

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 12:28

CA Governor Signs Budget Agreement with $1,050 in 'Inflation Relief'

Written by Tom Joyce, The Center Square

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has enacted the state's budget that will see 23 million residents receiving a four-digit check from the state.

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 10:50

Here Are the Most Anticipated Electric Trucks of 2022

Written by Can Emir, Interesting Engineering

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The popularity of electric vehicles spread to vehicles other than cars for a while now.

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Rivian opened three fast charging sites this week in Colorado and California, the first deployments in its nationwide Rivian Adventure Network.

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June U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to show a market still constrained by a lack of supply and one that is virtually unchanged since January.

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, initial vehicle quality notably declined, according to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study, released June 28.

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The Round Hill, VA, Town Council presented a special resolution honoring Robert Dennis, who has retired after operating motor vehicle repair shops in town for 42 years. 

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A federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment charging four Ohio men with organizing and engaging in a conspiracy to steal, sell and purchase high-end vehicles, rob U.S. Postal Service carriers and steal from the mail, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced.

Monday, 27 June 2022 15:44

Volkswagen Unveils ID.AERO, Its First Fully-Electric Sedan

Written by William Johnson, Teslarati

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Volkswagen announced its “ID. family flagship,” the ID.AERO, a large sedan set to eventually be sold worldwide.

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On June 24, 2022, PPG announced the introduction of PPG VISUALIZID™ advanced 3D visualization software and the PPG DIGIMATCH™ digital color camera for easier and faster color matching in body shops.

Monday, 27 June 2022 15:37

Gas Prices Tumble, But How Low Will They Go?

Written by Andrew Gross, AAA

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A drop in the global price of oil helped the national average for a gallon of gas to fall for a second week to land at $4.89 as of June 27.

Monday, 27 June 2022 15:30

More Than Half of All U.S. Consumers Live Paycheck to Paycheck

Written by Richie Malouf, The Center Square

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More than half of all U.S. consumers lived paycheck-to-paycheck in May, according to a new LendingClub report released June 27.

Monday, 27 June 2022 15:20

Incumbent Illinois Republicans face GOP Challengers Over Vote to Double Gas Tax

Written by Greg Bishop, The Center Square

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Illinois statehouse Republicans who voted in 2019 to double the state’s gas tax and include annual increases tied to inflation face challengers in June 28's GOP primary election.

Monday, 27 June 2022 15:13

National Auto Repair Chain Opening Location in Irmo, SC

Written by Chris Trainor, The State

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Every day thousands of cars stream down North Lake Drive near Lake Murray in the Irmo, SC, area.

Monday, 27 June 2022 15:06

Catalytic Converter Thefts Seen as Growing Problem in Arkansas

Written by Mike Jones and Tracy Neal, Arkansas Democrat Gazette

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A Rogers, AR, used car dealership reported recently to police that catalytic converters had been stolen off three of its vehicles---a local occurrence of a problem that has intensified nationwide over the past few years.

Monday, 27 June 2022 14:20

Toyota Recalls Tundras with Axle Problems

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com

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A 2022 Toyota Tundra and Tundra Hybrid recall involves about 46,000 trucks because of axle problems.

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Ford dealerships across the country now have access to state-of-the-art remote viewing technology allowing them to receive real-time assistance for customer repairs from team members at the Ford Technical Assistance Center (TAC) in Dearborn, MI.

Monday, 27 June 2022 14:03

Monthly Car Payments Are Soaring

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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One of the areas where people have really been feeling the pinch in the past year or so is car payments.

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To celebrate 75 years of F-Series trucks, Ford is introducing the 2023 F-150 Heritage Edition---a modern take on the timeless 1970s and ’80s two-tone exterior paint offerings featuring the classic style combined with the outstanding durability, capability and technology today’s F-150 customers love.

Monday, 27 June 2022 12:37

Americans Paying $54,000 on Average for an EV, Increase of $10,000 Over a Year Ago

Written by Stephen Jones, Business Insider

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Americans are paying $54,000 on average for an electric vehicle, a surge of 22% in a year, figures show.

Monday, 27 June 2022 12:32

Nebraska's '100 Square Body' Classic GM Truck Auction is First of its Kind

Written by Gary Gastelu, Fox News

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It was hip to be square in Nebraska this weekend.

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Tesla is reportedly struggling with enough office space to fulfill CEO Elon Musk’s return-to-office mandates at the Fremont Factory in California.

Monday, 27 June 2022 09:51

AASP/NJ Members Get a Jump Start on Audi Materials and EV Technology

Written by Abigail Andrews

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In an effort to help collision repairers get a jump start on up-and-coming vehicle technology, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) hosted a training meeting featuring Mark Allen, manager of collision, equipment and EV after sales service at Audi of America, June 22 at the Holiday Inn in Clark, NJ.

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