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 Race fans are invited to join a salute to 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Martin Truex Jr. during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, June 24. “Chat with the Champ” will serve as the centerpiece of the Pre-Race Show Powered by Friedman’s Home Improvement just hours...
(L to R): Chris Todd and Russell Mastroff of Cold Air Distributors; Bob Resco, Federated Auto Parts; Denick Cobb, Kerry Humphreys and Ken Bates of Cold Air Distributors
STAUNTON, Virginia, April 30, 2017 – Three Federated Auto Parts members were recently honored for exceptional support of the group’s Co-Man, marketing and national accounts programs. Intex Auto Parts, located in San Jose, California, was named Federated Co-Man Member of the Year. This annual award...
From left: The crew at Royal Auto Group Collision Center includes Manager Tony Rakkar, Office Manager Lanae Cox, Technician Valery Shekhtman, Painter Sang Ly and Technician Roy Zhen.
San Francisco—As an expert on the four brands it repairs, Royal Auto Group Collision Center repairs 60 vehicles a month for Mazda, Volkswagen, Volvo and Audi nameplates. And developing a strong working relationship with its dealership’s service and parts departments, Body Shop Collision Center...
From left: Back Counterman Mike Castro, Assistant Manager Brandon On, Parts Manager Scott Petrie and Wholesale Parts Manager Peter Gayanillo run all parts operations at Nissan/Infiniti of San Francisco.
San Francisco—Located in an enormous six-story facility with a sales showroom on the ground floor and service and sales on the floors above, Nissan/Infiniti of San Francisco, a member of the Avante Automotive Group, is an impressive operation from top to bottom. After a $30 million renovation to a...
Sacramento, Calif.— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued the Final Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Years (MYs) 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards under the Midterm Evaluation. In the determination, the EPA concluded that...
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA California is one of five states with the most vehicles with open recalls. According to Carfax, more than 57 million recalled vehicles – greater than one out of every five vehicles in the U.S. – currently are in use across the country. New data suggests that work-life balance...
David McClune is retiring from CAA.
Sacramento, Calif.—David McClune has stepped down from his position as executive director/COO of the California Autobody Association (CAA) to focus on his health and family. He was with CAA for 17 years. Don Feeley has resigned from the executive committee and will be serving as the interim...
Hayward, Calif. —USA Automotive Supply & Lubricant has launched a new website specifically for DIY consumers. “A full year in development, usaautomotivesupply.com is now up and running as a full e-commerce website featuring approximately 2,000 items for the enthusiast, home mechanic, and...
Sacramento, CA. April 26, 2018 -- Richard Corey, Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), will be a speaker at the upcoming CAWA Leadership Meeting on June 22, 2018 in Newport Beach, California.  He will join other industry colleagues in presenting contemporary automotive...
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the California New Car Dealers Association, the nation’s largest state automobile dealer association, representing more than 1,200 franchised new car dealers throughout California, announced that its members have donated more than $5 million dollars to a number of charities...

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