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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – April 2, 2019 – Registration is now open for AAPEX 2019, the world’s gathering place for the more than $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. AAPEX 2019 will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. To register, attendees...
Most GM Genuine Parts and ACDelco parts are covered with a 24-month, unlimited miles warranty.
Indianapolis—General Motors Co. is launching an expansive initiative to help fleet managers protect the safety of their drivers, optimize vehicle performance and reliability, and support strong resale values, the company recently announced at NTEA’s The Work Truck Show. Through the new GM Fleet...
When a customer comes into your shop and asks for your advice about their hybrid or electric vehicle, can you answer their questions or solve their problems, or do you have to send them to the dealership? Every day, more and more shops are having to ask themselves those questions as the hybrid,...
The Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition has introduced legislation in the commonwealth protecting consumers' right to own and control the data generated by their vehicle. The bill would require new vehicle manufacturers to equip their vehicles with "an inter-operable, standardized and open...
WASHINGTON — The IRS announced today that General Motors, LLC has sold more than 200,000 vehicles eligible for the plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit during the fourth quarter of 2018. This triggers a phase out of the tax credit available for purchasers of new General Motors plug-in...
Wheat Ridge, CO – March 25, 2019 The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) announces meeting topics for their Spring General meeting co-located with The Equipment and Tool Institutes (ETI) Annual ToolTech Conference in Charlotte, NC, April 29 – May 2, 2019. The NASTF general meeting will...
Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation have announced an agreement to begin considering concrete collaboration in new fields. Toyota and Suzuki, in addition to bringing together Toyota’s strength in electrification technologies and Suzuki’s strength in technologies for compact...
Southfield, Mich.— Icahn Automotive Group, an Icahn Enterprises company, which owns and operates Pep Boys, AAMCO and Precision Tune Auto Care, has announced a new program designed to invest in and support promising future automotive technicians, as they make their way from the classroom to the...
Diamond Bar, Calif.—Recent enforcement actions by the EPA and CARB serve as industry reminders that it is illegal to manufacture or market emissions-related products that would knowingly take a street vehicle out of compliance with federal and California clean-air laws. The prohibition applies to...
Jacksonville, Fla.—AirPro Diagnostics has announced that Subaru engineers have tested, certified and approved the AirPro scan tool for use by Subaru Certified Network participants. AirPro Diagnostics is an industry leader in remote OEM scanning, diagnostics programming, safety system and ADAS...

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