Regional Coverage

AASP-Missouri State President Mike Moehlenkamp explains how an inspection is performed and its overall importance to safety by catching possible future maintenance problems or failures.
St. Louis—To inspect or not inspect. While Missouri House Bill (HB) 1444, which failed to pass in May, would have ended the requirement of Missouri vehicle owners to have a state safety inspection before plates are issued or renewed. However, supporters of the bill have already filed motions to...
SONOMA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2018) — The Classic Sports Racing Group’s 15th annual Charity Challenge Vintage Car Races at Sonoma Raceway promises to showcase some of the finest vintage race cars all in the name of charity, Oct. 6-7. Nearly 300 vintage race cars will hit the track for a full weekend of...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – September 27, 2018 –  Big O Tires franchisee Chris Monteverde was honored on September 5 by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award. “IFA is proud to recognize Chris Monteverde for his extraordinary story and success,” said...
Oct. 1-31 * Fall Car Care Month (Be Car Care Aware campaign), nationwide consumer awareness events for motorists. For CCM  information, plus event promotion resources, visit www.carcare.org. Oct. 6 * Lights-on Campaign (in conjunction with Fall Car Care Month), sponsored by ASA Northwest, various...
AURORA, Colo (October 24, 2018) – Representatives from Larry H. Miller Colorado Chrysler Jeep will present a check for $10,000 to Ability Connection Colorado on Tuesday, October 25 at 9:30 a.m. The grant will directly support the quality improvement of the organization’s Creative Options for Early...
SAN PEDRO, Calif. (September 14, 2018) – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. The total project cost for this initial phase is $82,568,872...
A Caliber Collision trainer works with a Ft. Bragg soldier at Caliber's Changing Lanes Academy in Fayetteville, NC. Classes for Ft. Carson soldiers start every seven weeks at the new Caliber Collision Falcon Academy in Colorado Springs.
COLORADO SPRINGS (September 13, 2018) – Caliber Collision announces the opening of its Changing Lanes Falcon Academy, an innovative training program for Ft. Carson soldiers nearing the completion of their military service, to learn skills for a successful new career in the fast-growing collision...
DENVER (Sept. 11, 2018) – AAA Colorado forecasts that the statewide gas price average will drop to $2.70 per gallon this fall, with even steeper savings possible. That's 18 cents less a gallon compared to today's price and more than a quarter cheaper than May's recorded yearly high of $2.97. "Plain...
Michelle Johnson, Senior Manager, Aftersales Strategy for Nissan North America, Inc., addresses Ranken students and representatives, during an announcement about their new partnership.
ST. LOUIS (Sept.11, 2018) Ranken Technical College is launching a new educational partnership with Nissan North America, Inc. that will provide automotive students with specialized training, certifications and additional career opportunities with Nissan and Infiniti dealerships. As part of Ranken’s...
CHARLOTTE (September 10, 2018) – CARSTAR, North America’s largest network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Bridgeton in Bridgeton, MO as well as CARSTAR Wentzville in Wentzville, MO. Jon Parmentier, owner of both CARSTAR Bridgeton and CARSTAR...

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