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Wednesday, 19 August 2020 16:58

Auto Club Warns Vehicles Could Cause Wildfires

Vehicles have been the cause of some of California’s largest, most expensive fires, including the 2017 Carr Fire near Redding.

California opened a new front in its battle against Uber and Lyft over their classification of drivers as contractors instead of employees, with the state’s labor commissioner on Aug. 5 filing suit against the two companies.

As the Trump administration prepares to roll back emission standards for light-duty cars and trucks, a consortium of automakers and California have agreed on a voluntary framework to reduce emissions that can serve as an alternative path forward for clean vehicle standards nationwide.

National Auto Parts Warehouse (NPW), a family-owned automotive aftermarket parts distributor with a nationwide presence, and Icahn Automotive Group, LLC (IAG), which owns and operates Auto Plus, a leading automotive aftermarket parts distributor, and Pep Boys automotive retail and service locations, announced Aug. 18 they have completed NPW’s acquisition of substantially all Auto Plus assets in Washington state and Oregon.

Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting franchisee Matt Davlin believes it is part of his responsibility as a business owner to give back to his community.

Fix Auto USA on Aug. 17 announced its newest location to the growing network, Fix Auto Temple City in Los Angeles, CA.

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