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Strongsville, Ohio—While the perfect color match and glossy clearcoat get most of the glory, the primer is the foundation of any quality repair. And with PPG Automotive Refinish’s new DPS3105 V-Prime Quick Prime urethane surfacer, body technicians in National Rule markets can move more cars than...
High-strength steels designed to protect occupants have forever changed the way a vehicle absorbs and transfers energy.  Unseen structural collision damage is now commonplace, Chief Automotive Technologies’ Richard Perry said, warning that visual inspections and one-dimensional measurements during...
Poway, Calif.—Mitchell 1 has enhanced its SocialCRM shop marketing service by adding a new feature that gives automotive repair shops the ability to recover “lost customers” by automatically sending promotion emails to any consumers that have been away from their shop for more than 12 months. “...
Volvo plant USA. Volvo has announced that it will build its first U.S. manufacturing plant in South Carolina. A $500 million facility north of Charleston will begin construction in late 2015 with first production runs expected for 2018. Volvo officials said initially the plant will produce about...
Farmington Hills, Mich.—MAHLE is moving more and more toward being a systems supplier in thermal management, as evidenced by its pending acquisition of Delphi’s U.S. thermal management division, expected to be completed in the fall. The move illustrates the company’s stand that comprehensive...
Roanoke, Va.—MOTOSHOP Technology Tools has launched a contest for commercial garages and repair shops that will award one grand-prize winner up to $10,000 in new technology equipment and services to provide a shop technology makeover. Shops interested in entering the contest can submit their entry...
The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. (ALI) an ANSI accredited product certification body, hereby makes public announcement that 200 of its Annual Inspection Labels were stolen when the vehicle of an ALI Certified Lift Inspector was broken into and vandalized near Buffalo, NY on the night of April 20...
MONTEREY, Calif. (May 3, 2015) – The 2.2-mile racetrack just outside Monterey, Calif., city limits has carried the name Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca since 2000. But this weekend it was more like Mazda MX-5 Raceway. On Saturday afternoon, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer and his teammate Andrew...
MONTEREY, Calif. (May 1, 2015) –  Mazda rolled out a pair of engineering development models of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup racecar for testing at Mazda Raceway earlier today. As a part of the development process, the cars will be tested in public on the first test day of all remaining race weekends...

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