Karma Automotive announced Sept. 22 it will be introducing a new name for a family of vehicles in 2021, the GS Series.

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced Sept. 21 it will move its reimagined indoor and outdoor show, originally planned for summer 2021, to Sept. 28–Oct. 9, 2021.

With the support of the State of Georgia, Jackson County and the City of Commerce, SK Innovation announced it plans to hire more than 1,000 skilled American workers by the end of 2021 as it prepares for initial production at the first of two electric vehicle battery plants being built in Commerce, about 70 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Tesla's Autopilot feature is not meant to be used on its own and instead requires a driver to always be present and alert behind the wheel.

The streak of record wholesale vehicle prices looks like it might stop at three months.

The team continues converting the rusted '71 Pinto into a European performance car despite the passed deadline.

It appears Nikola is facing a very steep hill ahead, with reports indicating founder Trevor Milton has departed from the company, effective immediately.

A Toyota soy wiring class action lawsuit is partly alive on appeal after a district court dismissed the case in 2018.

Data is showing Tesla held a considerable share of the U.S. automotive exports during the second quarter of 2020, with 35.4% of the total car exports during the three-month span coming from the electric automaker.

Monday, 21 September 2020 19:13

VW Donates New Atlas to SCCC Auto Tech Program

Suffolk County Community College on Sept. 16 accepted the donation of a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas to its automotive technology program as part of Volkswagen’s Drive Bigger initiative.

To show support for the Collision Industry and advancing career opportunities, 3M donated a signature event with Chip Foose (as well as other Foose memorabilia) to the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) combined efforts to raise funds for the Hire Our Heroes program in addition to raising additional support for high school college collision programs as they start their new school semester.

Monday, 21 September 2020 15:36

Crash Champions Enters Missouri

Crash Champions announced Sept. 21 its entry into Missouri with the acquisition of Dodson Williams Automotive in Springfield, MO. 

GEICO adjusters are in place to quickly assist customers whose vehicles were impacted by Hurricane Sally.

The Fast Track Job Program was launched Sept. 15 at Michigan Central Station by Ford Motor Company, Christman|Brinker, Detroit at Work, Workforce Development Institute, Barton Malow, SkillSmart and the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council.

A package of GOP bills to shield companies from liability during COVID-19 passed out of a Michigan House panel Sept. 16, after incorporating feedback from opponents who had ripped into the bills the day before.

Friday, 18 September 2020 17:34

Amazon Deploys 10 Lion Electric Trucks

Amazon announced it will deploy 10 all-electric trucks from Lion Electric this fall in California as part of its electrification initiative, mostly based on 100,000 Rivian EV vans by 2030, the first to be deployed in 2021.

Friday, 18 September 2020 17:20

Commercial Fleet Sales Fall 16.8% in August

Commercial fleet sales from nine manufacturers totaled 57,571 in August, representing a 16.8% overall decrease compared to the same time last year, following a 6.3% drop from the previous month.

Ford opened the doors to its River Rouge manufacturing complex in Dearborn, MI, nearly a century ago. Now that historic truck plant is getting a much-needed cash injection and major makeovers designed with the future in mind.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Spet. 17 signed two bills as part of his worker protection package, SB 1159 by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and AB 685 by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, D-San Bernardino.

Thursday, 17 September 2020 21:48

State Farm to Acquire GAINSCO

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, America’s largest property and casualty insurance provider, and GAINSCO, Inc. announced Sept. 17 that they have entered into an agreement pursuant to which State Farm will acquire GAINSCO for approximately $400 million in cash.

Kickstarting the autonomous bus revolution in the U.S., the city of Houston is set to receive the first Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Buy America-compliant mid-size autonomous bus in the U.S. 

Three suspects are at large after being charged with insurance fraud and conspiracy for their alleged involvement in an automobile insurance fraud scheme where they staged vehicle damage in order to submit bogus vandalism claims for undeserved insurance payouts.

Genovation Cars Inc., in collaboration with the College for Creative Studies, announced the scholarship winners and their designs of a reimagined exterior for Genovation's GXE all-electric supercar, currently holding the world speed record of 211.8 mph, which was witnessed and certified by the International Mile Racing Association (IMRA.)

DigniFi, a financing platform for auto repairs and services, announced Volkswagen of America endorses DigniFi as a preferred vendor in its eConnect Flexible Payment Program.

Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Intellectual Property Subcommittee in a hearing regarding whether legislative revisions are needed to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA.)

Thursday, 17 September 2020 15:38

On the Lighter Side: Electric Ford Mustang Rips Through Quarter Mile in 8 Seconds

Written by Chris Young, Interesting Engineering

The Ford Mustang Jet Cobra 1400 now makes 1,502 peak horsepower and can hit 168 mph.

Thursday, 17 September 2020 15:44

CARSTAR Roe Body Shop Opens in Kansas City

CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Roe Body Shop, located at 4715 Roe Parkway, Roeland Park, KS.

Chicago Automobile Trade Association Chairman Kevin Keefe says the instinct to help others “is deeply rooted within local car dealers.”

During the pandemic, there have been many stories of people being helped in a time of need. That’s the case for an auto body shop in Machesney Park, IL.

A Cuyahoga Falls, OH, woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly pretended to be a federal agent and then commandeered a man’s pickup truck Sept. 14.

David Glawe, president and CEO of the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), issued the following statement in response to Hawaii Gov. David Ige signing Senate Bill 2384. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 19:58

State Farm Cuts Tennessee Auto Rates 9.5%

Driving behaviors across the country continue to evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on current trends, State Farm® is working to reduce auto insurance rates in Tennessee by an average of 9.5%.

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announced the winners of its SMP 'Women in Auto Care' Scholarship.

The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) has acquired PartsHub, a comprehensive catalog management solution that will enhance a participating manufacturer’s ability to create and update industry standardized product information, regardless of their product data knowledge or expertise.

Imagine your check engine light comes on, and you immediately receive a push notification from your phone to schedule a service appointment at your trusted, local dealer. A few clicks later, your service appointment is scheduled, and you are free to resume your busy day.

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The Boring Company, an entity owned by Elon Musk, is poised to have its Las Vegas Convention Center loop expanded to more portions of the Sin City, after the area’s monorail filed for bankruptcy.

Sept. 16, PPG announced that its automotive refinish business in China launched a new waterborne coating system consisting of an epoxy primer, primer surfacer and clearcoat.

The U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced Sept. 14 a proposed settlement with German automaker Daimler AG and its American subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and California law associated with emissions cheating. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 16:19

Nonprofit Finds, Matches Living Organ Donors

MatchingDonors is the nation’s largest living organ donor nonprofit organization finding and registering living organ donors for people needing organ transplants in the U.S.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) conducted a comprehensive survey last month to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the automotive service industry and its workforce.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 00:21

ProColor Collision to Enter U.S. Market

Mondofix (Fix Network World) has announced plans to launch the ProColor Collision brand in the U.S.

Hance's Uptown Collision Center announced it has opened a new Plano, TX, location to better serve its Collin County customers.

Fix Auto USA on Sept. 15 announced its newest location in the growing network, Fix Auto Clackamas in Portland, OR.

Wrench, the mobile vehicle maintenance and repair solution that brings dealer-quality service directly to consumers and fleet managers across the U.S., announced it has acquired Lemon Squad, the premier automotive inspection company with the largest network of ASE-certified inspectors in the U.S.

Members of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) earned certificates Sept. 3 that can be used toward their auto body license renewal this fall by attending “Truck Bedside Replacement: OE Procedure and Estimating Considerations,” the association’s virtual training event presented by Larry Montanez of P&L Consultants LLC.


Low-bridge disasters can be painful to watch, and this particular one that ended with more than $2 million worth of damage is not an exception.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) wants to publicly thank the insurance industry for rallying behind it during a time when raising funds is extremely difficult.

Climate change threatens the health of all Americans, and nearly half of Americans are living with and breathing unhealthy air.

Mitchell International, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the property and casualty claims and collision repair industries, on Sept. 15 released its third quarter Industry Trends Report for 2020.

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council based on the first six months of data from all 50 states tell an erratic story about the nation's driving behaviors and the impact of COVID-19 on roadway safety.

Adtaxi, one of the nation’s fastest-growing digital marketing agencies, announced Sept. 15 the results of its second "Coronavirus and Automotive" consumer survey, examining trends in response to the crisis among consumers in the market for new or used vehicles.

Chad takes on his most ambitious build yet --- transforming a rusted-out 1971 Pinto into a European-style performance car framed in glass.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels (HHOW) announced Sept. 14 it has enabled more than 1 million COVID-19 tests by funding 23 testing sites nationwide.

If you’ve been paying attention to the news at all, you know there are several wildfires raging in California, Oregon and Washington.

Social media is all about attention-seeking and very often it goes too far.

COVID-19 was hard on all of us but it did have some positive sides. As the world slowed down nearly to a stop, pollution also faded.

VehicleOwnersGuide.com, an innovator to the collision repair and allied industries, is pleased to announce the availability of its newest collaboration tool, curated links.

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