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The partnership kicks off with “The History of the Radiator” exhibit, which opened October 1, 2017
Los Angeles, CA. (October 3, 2017) – Prestone Products Corporation, the leader in underhood chemicals, and the Petersen Automotive Museum announced today a partnership that elevates the 90-year-old Prestone brand as an American and automotive cultural icon. One of the world’s greatest automotive...
Sacramento, Calif.—Four leading senators recently called for significantly increased state funding to reduce emissions from trucks and buses. The legislators said such funding is needed to improve air quality and help reduce toxic emissions along freight corridors and near ports and schools....
Sacramento, Calif.—California’s new motor vehicle sales are projected to remain stable through the year, with more than two million units expected to be sold in 2017. While the nation experiences an overall decline in sales, California continues to stay above the national decline, selling more than...
Chris Fairless is now regional sales manager for Bestop and will be based in Southern California.
CAWA has announced a partnership with BAR regarding a consumer education focus on the motoring public’s warranty rights. CAWA, along with its national partners, the Auto Care Association and the Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE), introduced a bill this session in California, to require new...
From left: The Auto Worx crew, which includes Dennis Smith, owner, Theresa Hall, office manager, and Donnie Watson, ASE Master tech, say business has grown about 20 percent in the past two years, thanks in part to adding air ride suspension systems.
Fontana, Calif.—To say Dennis Smith, owner of Auto Worx, is “old school” would be an understatement. He has been doing precision alignment, brakes, and suspension work for more than 40 years, starting with his initial training at Bear Frame, in Glendora, in 1971. “Back then, technician...
Tin Ha (right), owner of SoCal Collision Center, and John Phan, operations manager, are constantly learning new ways to improve turnaround time and the quality of work.
Pomona, Calif.—Tin Ha originally opened shop as SoCal Collision Parts & Repair in December 2010, as a parts business selling aftermarket collision replacement parts. But within a short time he had many customers asking if he also did repair and installation, as well as body and paint. “I...
California’s State Assembly and Senate passed bipartisan legislation to reauthorize California’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program.
Bipartisan legislation has been passed by California’s State Assembly and Senate to reauthorize California’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) program. Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign it into law. California’s OHMVR program was established in 1971, and has been a national model...
 2017ProntoSOTYIndustry, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2017) – Centric Parts, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components, has once again been named Supplier of the Year by National Pronto Association. The award was presented on Sept. 13 at the National Pronto...
Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) targeted 35 locations in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties in an effort to combat unlicensed vehicle dismantlers. During a two-day enforcement operation on September 6 and 7, DMV investigators cited 14...
Robert T. Bouttier has retired as CEO of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
Robert T. Bouttier, CEO of the Automobile Club of Southern California, in Los Angeles, retired Aug. 1, after serving more than 45 years with the organization and five years as CEO. John Boyle, who has been with the club for 28 years and served as Auto Club president and COO, succeeds, as part of a...

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