Northern California

BETHESDA, MD – April 17, 2018 – In an effort to better inform consumers about their rights as they relate to their vehicle’s warranties, the state of California will be showing motorists a video at its 178 department of motor vehicle locations across the state. The video, produced by the Car Care...
To serve more of the East Bay, Mike's Auto Body recently opened its 16th location in Alameda, CA. A strategic move, this 13,000 sq. ft. facility will employ 13 people and will be managed by Lester Branson, with Kristen Story as the shop's new office manager. “Our 46-year-old family owned company,...
National Performance Warehouse Recognizes Global Filtration Brand for Outstanding  Sales and Customer Service Support
GASTONIA, N.C. (April 13, 2018) – WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of npw.pngfiltration products, was awarded Traditional Vendor of the Year from National Performance Warehouse at their conference in San Jose.  “Our team is grateful for the recognition from National Performance Warehouse,” said...
SONOMA, Calif. (April 9, 2018) – High school students and Bay Area law enforcement officers will go head to head on Sonoma Raceway’s quarter-mile drag strip, as the popular Top the Cops™ program returns this Wednesday, April 11. Top the Cops, which enters its 24th season this year, is part of the...
Last week, the budget committees in the California Legislature voted to provide more staff to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Aftermarket Parts Division. The division is responsible for approving executive orders for aftermarket auto parts that have emissions impacts nationwide, which...
Sacramento, CA – April 3, 2018 -- CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed Ryan Maas of Total Specialties USA to the Association’s Manufacturers’ Advisory Council (MAC). When Chair Gosnell announced Mr. Maas’ appointment he commented: “Ryan has represented his...
Pat’s Garage is one of the few shops in the country that can work on Karmas, a high-end plug-in range-extended vehicle with only 1,900 on the road, says Pat Cadam.
San Francisco—Pat Cadam, 70, has been running the show at Pat’s Garage for 32 years and doesn’t have any plans to retire anytime soon. He says fixing primarily Asian, hybrid and EV vehicles is still a lot of fun and when you walk into his shop, one can see why. With funky posters, original art and...
John Rost’s father, Joaquim, started German Auto Body back in 1966 in Palo, Alto.
Concord, Calif.—By working hard to attain the right skills, training and OEM information to work on some of the finest vehicles made in the world, German Auto Body has been growing since its inception in 1966. Its second-generation owner John Rost has taken his father’s shop and continued the...
Sacramento, Calif.—The California green vehicle market continues to experience increases year over year, particularly in the electric vehicle space where sales increased more than 30 percent in 2017 from 2016, making up 2.5 percent of total new vehicle sales for the year. However, according to the...
Wednesday Night Drags & Drift powered by UTI runs most Wednesday evenings from March 14 - Nov. 14.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Mike’s Auto Body recently added its second aluminum facility in a 13,000-square-foot building near the shop in San Ramon. “We can load level, so that if we get a large amount of Ford F-150s at one location, we can adapt quickly and seamlessly, so that it won't impact our cycle...

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