National Mechanical

Denver—Just 16 percent of Americans say they are likely to buy an electric vehicle the next time they are in the market for a new car, per a new survey from AAA. That’s down from last year’s all-time high of 20 percent, and on par with 2017 figures. Surprisingly, only four in 10 Americans believe...
San Diego—Mitchell has announced updates to its special test coverage within the Mitchell Diagnostics solution through a partnership with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, enabling dynamic Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibrations for dozens of popular vehicle models. First debuted...
LIVONIA, MICH. (May 28, 2019) — Roush customers can now test full vehicle durability in a fraction of the time, thanks to the Roush Advanced Durability Lab. The new $6 million purpose-built, first-of-its-kind durability and road simulation test facility allows businesses to test the structural...
Stuttgart/Germany, May 22, 2019 – To meet the growing demands regarding oil management in electric vehicles with an oil-cooled powertrain, MAHLE has developed a new oil management module. The unit comprises a filter, electric oil pumps, and a thermostat. The MAHLE oil management module enables...
Since day one of the administration’s Section 232 investigation into placing tariffs on automobiles and motor vehicle parts on the basis of national security, MEMA has warned that imposing tariffs will put jobs at risk, impact consumers and trigger a reduction in U.S. investments that could set us...
Stuttgart/Germany, May 20, 2019 – Following the acquisition of the entire shareholding in Behr Hella Service (BHS) by MAHLE Aftermarket, all existing activities of BHS will be transferred to MAHLE on January 1, 2020. For MAHLE customers, this means access to a broad portfolio of thermal management...
MEMA and AASA will hold an important policy panel discussion on Wednesday, May 15 to address questions and emerging issues related to access to data collected by cars. The panel discussion, “Who Owns Your Car’s Data,” will be held at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C. Legislators,...
BETHESDA, Md. – May 6, 2019 – The Import Vehicle Community and the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), communities of the Auto Care Association, are offering full scholarships for two association members to attend the highly acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s 2019-2020 Leadership 2.0...
DENVER (May 9, 2019) – Just 16 percent of Americans say they are likely to buy an electric vehicle the next time they are in the market for a new car, per a new survey from AAA. That's down from last year's all-time high of 20 percent, and on par with 2017 figures. Surprisingly, only 4 in 10...
“The Auto Care Association urges President Trump not to follow through on his threat to increase tariffs on $200 billion in imported goods from China as soon as this week. The proposed sudden increase from 10% to 25% would have an immediate negative impact on not only the U.S. businesses that...

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