Northern California

Local turnaround time accelerates reman business for Power Brake Sales

Sacramento, Calif.— Knowledge and turnaround are what sets Power Brake Sales apart, Co-owner and General Manager Sandra Galvin-Standley said. “Between my dad, my sister, and myself, we have more than 120 years experience with car, light, medium, and heavy-duty truck, as well as Ag,” she said. “We also do hot rod, aftermarket and specialty units including off-road and compressor pumps and boosters. We answer the phone so you don’t have to ask for tech support — you get it with every call.”

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—The California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) reported that new vehicle registrations have continued to improve during the first half of 2014 over 2013.  With an increase of 7.3 percent this year, California’s sales are still on track to approach 1.8 million...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Santa Cruz, Calif.—With a history that spans more than 50 years, Kraft’s Body Shop built its future one customer at a time, second-generation Owner and General Manager Todd Kraft said. “We’ve served several generations of families in Santa Cruz because we want customers for...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Mountain View, Calif.—When it comes to maintaining a proper ride and diagnosing the most common problems associated with it, your tires are where the rubber meets the road. Joe Silva, owner and operator of Custom Alignment, explains that the No. 1 problem and indicator of ride control issues...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Berkeley, Calif.—Online data, I-CAR courses, manufacturer courses, third-party evaluations, direct business coaching, and 20 Groups are all resources independents need to be taking advantage of, California Color Source Owner Greg Decker said. “Owners need to participate, train, and...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
Monterey, Calif.—Each year during the second week of August, tens of thousands of automotive collectors, vintage racers, and enthusiasts from around the world descend on the Monterey Peninsula to attend Car Week. Art shows, movie premieres, auctions, cruises, car shows, and racing - if you...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 00:11
The Sports Car Club of America has posted the schedule for the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, Oct. 7–12, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The 51st running for amateur road racing’s top prize includes 20-minute qualifying sessions for the 27 classes, Tuesday through Thursday....
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
Direct sales, marketing and engineering drive NorCal manufacturer’s ingenuity Rancho Cordova, Calif.—Founded in 2009, Metalcloak designs, manufacturers, markets, and sells Jeep products direct to the consumer, said Co-Owner and Vice President of Marketing and Sales Matson Breakey. The...
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
Concord, Calif.—Tec-Help Owner Doug Mueller said carmakers move to the use of CAN networks rather than a central processor has created the need for advanced diagnostic tools and training. With a CAN network there are dozens of control modules working together communicating with one another....
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—On July 24, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved amendments to the guidelines for the Carl Moyer Program that provides incentives to diesel truck owners to purchase new lower emissions vehicles or retrofit their existing trucks with new emissions mitigation...
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
Fremont, Calif.— George Kenney, owner of SWAT (Suspension Wheels And Tires) Customs has been working on cars since he was 16 years old, and while he never planned on opening a shop back in 2007, it has turned into a growing business, and he plans on making it bigger. “Originally, it...
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