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Friday, 17 June 2022 14:23

Chillicothe – Feast of the Flowering Moon Car Show Raises Hundreds for Local Food Pantry

Written by Jeremy Newman, The Scioto Post

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For the second year The Feast of the Flowering Moon has offered a car show along with the rest of the festivities, this year that car show was able to give back more than ever.

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Peter Hong’s father, who is in his 80s, still stops by his two Fix Auto facilities in Southern California a few times a week, just to make sure his son is carrying on his legacy.

Friday, 17 June 2022 13:29

Semi Truck Absolutely Obliterates Pickup Stopped On Minnesota Highway

Written by Anthony Alaniz, Motor1

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The fiery crash resulted in no injuries.

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Patent-pending product enhances visibility, roadway safety in limited-light conditions.

Friday, 17 June 2022 11:51

Record High Diesel Prices Threaten Domino Effect To Other Goods

Written by Casey Harper, The Center Square

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Record high diesel fuel prices are yet another driver of rising costs for Americans, and those costs could get even higher this year.

Friday, 17 June 2022 11:20

Midas Lawsuit Alleges 2 Tucson Shops Charged For Unnecessary Repairs, Didn't Perform Them

Written by Anthony Victor Reyes, KVOA.com

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A consumer fraud lawsuit has been filed against two Tucson auto repair shops following an undercover investigation, according to a press release shared by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Wednesday.

Friday, 17 June 2022 10:16

Man Allegedly Leased Property For Illegal Chop Shop In Frayser, Records Show

Written by FOX13Memphis.com News Staff

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A man faces multiple charges after a chop shop bust in Frayser.

Friday, 17 June 2022 10:10

Tesla Insurance To Reach New Jersey And Florida

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati

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Tesla Insurance seems ready to expand to New Jersey and Florida based on filings in both states.

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Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2.9 million vehicles that may shift into different gears than intended or roll away while parked, the third major recall for the automaker this month.

Friday, 17 June 2022 08:40

On The Lighter Side: Combine Harvester Drag Races Muscle Cars

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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This machine could harvest dinner at 80 mph.

Thursday, 16 June 2022 13:44

Caliber Collision Buys Alexander Body & Fender On North Hill In Akron

Written by Akron Beacon Journal

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Alexander Body & Fender, a North Hill landmark since 1928, has a new owner.

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Many automakers specify that pinch weld and frame clamps are used for securing unitized and full frame vehicles to equipment for measuring and repair operations.

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New Forbes Recognition Lands On Heels of Carvana Securing No. 290 on the Fortune 500

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A large proportion of personnel in the collision repair industry are native Spanish speakers.

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Driven Brands Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: DRVN), North America’s largest automotive services company, announces the continued expansion of its auto glass offering in the U.S. with the acquisition of Indiana-based Perfection Auto Glass.

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 13:24

Cadillac CELESTIQ to be Built at GM’s Global Technical Center

Written by General Motors

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On June 15th, 2022, General Motors announced it will invest more than $81 million into the company’s Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, to prepare the campus to build the Cadillac CELESTIQ.

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 12:06

Federal Reserve Announces Interest Rate Hike

Written by Casey Harper, The Center Square

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The Federal Reserve announced a 0.75 percentage point rate hike Wednesday to help combat soaring inflation, the largest rate increase since 1994.

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California lawmakers could soon offer tax credits to households with fewer cars than people of driving age under a new proposal.

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 10:09

UPDATE: Ford Halts Mustang Mach-E Deliveries: Recall Remedy Expected Next Month

Written by Steven Loveday, InsideEVs

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Ford has instructed dealers not to demonstrate or deliver any new in-stock vehicles involved in the recall.

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 08:34

Expansion Of The Supercharging Network Lags Behind Tesla Sales

Written by Mark Kane, InsideEvs

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The data indicate that there are more and more cars per single Supercharging stall.

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The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, is pleased to announce that Stacy Bartnik, Industry Relations Manager – CAPA Certification Program, Intertek, will again serve as a judge for the SkillsUSA Championships Collision Repair Technology skills competition.

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 14:12

The Car Chip Supply Shortage Is Getting Contentious

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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There’s plenty of disagreement about where we are and what to expect next…

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 14:01

Ford To Recall Nearly 49,000 Mustang Mach-E Units Due To Potential Power Issues

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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Ford told dealers this morning to not deliver Mustang Mach-E units after a potential safety defect related to the possible overheating of a high-voltage main battery contactor can cause power issues.

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Fifty-eight years of business now turned to ash.

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A New BCG Report Analyzes the Rapidly Evolving Fuel Retail Landscape and Strategies Fuel Retailers Must Implement to Survive.

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In this day and age, collision repair professionals cannot afford to fall behind when it comes to evolving vehicle technology and OEM developments and procedures.

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It has been over 18 months since Massachusetts voted to approve an update to the state’s ‘right to repair’ law, however, the changes have still not gone into effect. Why?

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Mike Coley, president of the ASE Education Foundation and George Arrants, vice president of the foundation, will host a professional development seminar for high school and college counselors at the 2022 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta.

Monday, 13 June 2022 12:56

GM CEO Says 'We are Selling Every Truck We Can Build'

Written by Joseph White, Reuters

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General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra said June 13 the automaker is "selling every truck we can build" and expanding North American truck-building capacity, even as U.S. gasoline prices hit record highs.

Monday, 13 June 2022 12:45

Ford Says $69,554 Markup to F-150 Lightning Was an Error

Written by Ben O'Hare, InsideEVs

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Ford said a Florida dealer's markup doubling the price of an F-150 Lightning was a "dealer error."

Monday, 13 June 2022 12:27

ARC Airbag Lawsuit Alleges Vehicle Occupants in Danger

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com

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An ARC airbag class action lawsuit alleges tens of millions of defective airbags are installed in vehicles manufactured by several automakers, allegedly placing car occupants at risk of injuries and deaths.

Monday, 13 June 2022 12:01

Manufacturing Company Expanding in Connecticut

Written by Brent Addleman, The Center Square

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An advanced coatings manufacturer is undertaking an expansion project in Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont said.

Monday, 13 June 2022 11:55

Gas Prices Hit New Record After Surpassing $5 Nationwide

Written by Casey Harper, The Center Square

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Gas prices hit another record high June 13, a troubling new daily trend that has set prices nationally at over $5 per gallon.

Monday, 13 June 2022 11:48

Tesla Catches Fire in Sacramento Wrecking Yard 3 Weeks After Accident

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati

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Metro Fire of Sacramento, CA, put out its first Tesla fire, flames engulfing a Tesla Model S that had been sitting in a Sacramento wrecking yard for three weeks after an accident. 

Monday, 13 June 2022 11:13

GM’s Cruise Secures First Permit to Charge for Self-Driving Rides in California

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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General MotorsCruise became the first autonomous driving program to secure a permit to charge people to ride in a self-driving car after numerous objections from city officials in San Francisco.

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Ford is getting a positive response to its SOS---a Sponsor Our Students program that works with dealers to offer opportunities for students interested in meaningful careers as automotive technicians.

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Wurth USA announced the availability of its app in CCC’s Secure Share Marketplace.

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U.S. automobile dealer sentiment in the second quarter of 2022 softened as U.S. auto dealers' attention turned to inflation, high costs and tight inventory, marking the fourth straight quarter-over-quarter decline in market sentiment.

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Autel U.S., a leading provider of automotive diagnostics products, announced its entry into the EV charging solutions provider industry with the release of its MaxiCharger Home and Commercial Level 2 AC chargers.

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Summer is finally here! Time to get out and enjoy the weather---maybe it’s even the perfect day to wash your car and take it for a ride.

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A record high number of serious collisions, skyrocketing used-vehicle prices and surging repair costs have created an unenviable scenario for auto insurers: raise rates or go out of business.

Friday, 10 June 2022 14:23

How to Sell Your Automotive Distribution Business---An Insider’s Perspective

Written by Cole Strandberg

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I left my first stint in investment banking for the less glamorous world of automotive equipment distribution.

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Nobody wants to spend the day at an auto repair shop. Car repairs can be costly, time consuming and owners can feel like they don’t know what’s going on.

Friday, 10 June 2022 12:05

Inflation Reaches 40-Year High, Making it Harder for Illinoisans to Afford Everyday Staples

Written by Kevin Bessler, The Center Square

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Inflation remained painfully high in May, with consumer prices hitting a new four-decade high causing financial strain for Illinoisans.

Friday, 10 June 2022 11:57

Mercedes Hopes EVs Will Bring Sales Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Written by Andrei Nedelea, InsideEVs

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Mercedes-Benz wants to sell some 350,000 vehicles in the U.S. in 2023, and it wants at least 45,000 of those vehicles to be full EVs.

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“Dear Advisory Board: Thank you for your support and letting me learn how to repair body work on a car. Without your help, and Mr. Goodwin’s teaching, I probably wouldn’t have learned what I learned this semester.”

Friday, 10 June 2022 10:09

On The Lighter Side: Hidden American Muscle Car Collection Is A Must See

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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This is what YouTube was made for!

Friday, 10 June 2022 08:56

Arizona to Spend $76.5M in EV Charging Stations on Highways

Written by Tom Joyce, The Center Square

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) plans to invest in electric vehicle charging stations in the coming years.

Friday, 10 June 2022 08:47

Gas Prices Hit New Record, Expected to Pass $5 Nationally this Weekend

Written by Casey Harper, The Center Square

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Gas prices hit yet another record June 10 as they teeter on the edge of a national average price of $5 per gallon of regular gas.

 

 

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Chip protection isn’t always a typical gravel guard application found on the lower panels such as rocker panels.

Thursday, 09 June 2022 16:02

Owners of EVs, Hybrids in Louisiana to Pay Annual Road Usage Fee

Written by Alex Reid, CarScoops

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Electric and hybrid vehicle owners in Louisiana will soon be paying a new fee in order to make it fairer for ICE owners, USA Today reported.

Thursday, 09 June 2022 13:58

Southeast Queens Residents Want Auto Body Shops Fined

Written by Naeisha Rose, Queens Chronicle

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People throughout Southeast Queens, NY, are sick and tired of auto body shop owners parking vehicles they work on in bus lanes or double-parking, and a newly introduced bill by Councilman Bob Holden (D-Maspeth) might be what the doctor ordered.

Thursday, 09 June 2022 13:46

RPM Act Co-Sponsors on Ballots in ME, ND, NV and SC

Written by SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina will hold their 2022 primary elections June 14, and it’s important to know which candidates support racing when going to the polls or voting early.

Thursday, 09 June 2022 12:56

Tesla Autopilot Probe Upgraded by NHTSA to Examine Emergency Vehicle Collisions

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) formally upgraded its probe into Tesla Autopilot on June 9 to an “engineering analysis,” which will assess 830,000 vehicles after several of the automaker’s cars collided with stopped emergency vehicles.

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A Canton, GA, tire retailer and auto shop shortchanged 19 workers by withholding first paychecks and paying overtime at rates lower than required, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation determined.

Thursday, 09 June 2022 12:28

Polestar Begins Deliveries of Polestar 2 as Part of Hertz Deal

Written by William Johnson, Teslarati

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Polestar announced June 9 it has started delivering its Polestar 2 as part of its deal with Hertz to supply the rental agency with 65,000 vehicles over the next five years.

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The Caliber family of brands, including Caliber Collision, alongside Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass, is committed to its purpose, Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life® for its teammates, customers and the communities it serves.

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The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is proud to announce Alan Scrimager, of Pinnacle Financial Partners, is the chairman’s appointee as an interim board member to the vacated seat of Anthony Natalie on the NABC Board of Directors.