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Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposed regulation was...
The Odyssey battery logo will appear on Tanner Foust’s 2016 Rockstar Energy Volkswagen Beetle in the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series.
NATIONAL Advance Auto Parts announced MANN+HUMMEL as the official automotive filter supplier supporting its professional filter program, CARQUEST oil filters. The announcement marks a milestone expansion of Advance’s 30-plus year partnership with MANN+HUMMEL. It will begin manufacturing oil filter...
Washington, D.C.—New data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving reached 746 billion miles in the first three months of 2016, beating the previous record of 720.1 billion miles set last year. For a sense of scale, 746...
NADA Chief Economist Steven Szakaly
Las Vegas - New-vehicle sales for cars and light trucks are on pace to reach the National Automobile Dealers Association's forecast of 17.7 million vehicles this year. “We are closing out a strong first quarter,” said NADA Chief Economist Steven Szakaly at a press briefing during the recent NADA...
Mike Betts
Federated Auto Parts honored top suppliers during its annual Federated National Meeting in Phoenix in April. In addition to the top honor of outstanding vendor of the year, five Federated supplier partners were presented with awards for outstanding vendor support in key categories important to the...
North Richland Hills, Texas – The complete conference program, including session and training details for NACE and CARS, has been released for this year’s event, Aug. 9 - 13 in Anaheim, Calif. The program features new developments, including the introduction of heavy duty programming, expanded...
Bethesda, Md. – A new three-year strategic plan and a bold campaign to educate consumers, policymakers, members and the industry at large on telematics and the connected car were unveiled to more than 400 volunteer leaders and attendees at the Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days in...
Santa Monica, Calif. - Only 27.5 percent of all hybrid and electric vehicle trade-ins in 2016 have been applied to the purchase of another hybrid or EV, according to a new analysis from car shopping destination Edmunds.com. The rate is a precipitous drop from the 38.5 percent of hybrid and EV trade...
TechPRO integrated ArcticPRO ACX1299 A/C unit is fully-automatic to recover, vacuum, leak test and charge the new worldwide standard R1234yf refriger
Farmington Hills, Mich. – MAHLE Service Solutions recently completed an agreement with Kia Motors America (KMA) to supply its more than 750 dealerships across the U.S. with the ArcticPRO ACX1299 A/C machine, a specialized version of the ArcticPRO ACX1285. The ACX1285/1299 received the “Best Use of...
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – With same-store sales increases in 30 of the past 31 months, and 194 of its locations in the United States each producing $1 million or more in annual sales last year, it seems Midas does have the golden touch.   The growth spurt by the brand, which has opened 27...

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