Southern California

Mike and Mary Ann McNicol, co-owners of Ventura Hybrid, say the shop has seen a 60 percent increase in business since opening in 2016.
Ventura, Calif.— According to data from ChargePoint, which operates more than 31,000 electric vehicle chargers in the U.S., the total number of hybrids/EVs on the road in the U.S. and Canada at the end of 2017 was to close to 735,000. And nearly 200,000 were sold in the U.S. in 2017, the best year...
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...
Glen Dailey, of Armstrong & Associates, says workers comp rates for ASCCA members will be flat or cheaper going forward. (Photo by Dick DeLoach)
California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) has launched Rebate Now, a pre-approved rebate program designed to make it easier and faster for California residents to lease or purchase EVs. The program will debut in San Diego and, if successful, will be applied statewide. Car shoppers can apply...
Napa, Calif.—In an effort to tell vehicle owners of their right to have their vehicles serviced and repaired wherever they choose, a consumer education campaign is underway to inform them of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. “This is an issue we’ve worked on for several years, and it’s an issue...
Sacramento, CA – March 22, 2018 -- CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed Ken Dowler of Idemitsu Lubricants America and Terry Satchell of Eaton Weatherhead Division to the Association’s Manufacturers’ Advisory Council (MAC). When Chair Gosnell announced the...
San Rafael, Calif. – March 21, 2018 –PaceSetter Exhaust Systems of Phoenix, Arizona has been acquired by Van Nuys, California-based Diversified Environmental Catalysts, Inc. (DEC). PaceSetter Performance Products bring over 43 years of industry service and knowledge to the catalytic converter...
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – MARCH 20, 2018 -- There's a special addition to this year's upcoming Goodguys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals: PPG and the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association have teamed up to create the PPG Lowrider Palace, a special indoor display featuring some of the most dazzling lowriders...
CONCORD, N.C. (March 19, 2018) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and Mark Oja, automotive celebrity, head of California Speed & Custom and the leader of the A Team on Velocity Channel’s “Overhaulin’”, are teaming up for the upcoming AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway, held April 5 through...
Members of the Mitchell 1 Leadership Team celebrate Mitchell 1 Day with a proclamation from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors (from left): David Niemiec, general manager; Kevan Butler, director of human resources; Ben Johnson, director of product management; Dave Ellingen, president; Nick DiVerde, senior director of marketing; Jeff Grier, senior director of product development; and Scott DeGiorgio, general manager.
/*-->*/ POWAY, Calif. – March 12, 2018 – Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar and all the members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors declared Thursday, March 8, 2018 as “Mitchell 1 Day” throughout San Diego County. This proclamation was made to congratulate Mitchell 1 on its 100th anniversary and...
Parts adviser Ben Salgado stands in Dependable Dodge’s new parts warehouse, where Parts Manager Dean Taylor plans to implement an inventory management system based on one developed by IKEA.
Canoga Park, Calif.—Dependable Dodge in Canoga Park had outgrown its warehouse and distribution center and has just recently relocated its facility a few blocks from its dealership in early February. The parts center had been managed from its on-site department, as well as a 5,000-square-foot off-...

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