Southern California

From left: West Coast Customs Manager Lorenzo Strong and FCA-Southwest Region Vice President Jim Bindman present the grand prize of an original, signed print of a vintage racing Ferrari to winners Cheryl and Dan Friedman, joined by the artist, Musa.
Burbank, Calif.—On a Saturday in April the front of West Coast Customs was closed to make room for a special Ferrari-parking only Stop & Show event. More than 30 Ferraris from the Ferrari Club of America (FCA) — Southwest Region were on display where owners joined the West Coast Customs staff...
Company owners Moses and Barbara Novikoff are still very involved in the business, visiting regularly from their home in Northern California.
Escondido, Calif.—Melanie King-Salgado quickly noticed something different about Auto Art Collision Specialists compared to previous shops she had worked in her 14 years in the industry. “You don’t find too many shops that work so cohesively between all the departments,” said King-Salgado, who...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market is off to a solid start for 2018. While market conditions continue to shift on both the state and national level alike, 2018 California vehicle sales are still projected to be above 2 million for the fourth straight year in a row. According to the...
LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yoshi, which provides the most widely used subscription service for on-site car maintenance and gas delivery, announced today that it has significantly expanded its Los Angeles service area due to explosive demand for its service from consumers and...
SANTA ANA, CA. – (May 18, 2018) – Yokohama Tire Corporation is hitting the road again in support of its dealers. The tiremaker is going coast-to-coast with its 2018 experiential Ride and Drive Dealer Training Program. The multi-city tour, designed to educate Yokohama dealers on its tires while...
PLANO, TX APR 26, 2018 ­ Repairify, Inc., the makers of the patented asTech diagnostic device have partnered with Cooks Collision to build a comprehensive diagnostic and vehicle electronics repair solution for their thirty-eight full-service collision repair centers in California. The solution...
LONG BEACH, Calif., May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) launched the company’s latest innovation in diesel fuel, REG Ultra Clean™ Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California, today. REG Ultra Clean Diesel, among the...
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 are opposing the so-called California Consumer Privacy Act.CNCDA is...
Parts Director Ray Lopez (front row, center) and his Ford-certified parts specialists, and Service Director Oscar Najera (front row, far right) work as a team to provide the best customer service possible.
West Covina, Calif.—Ray Lopez, parts director for Ford of West Covina, who has 38 years experience in the parts business with Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, and Toyota, said since joining the dealership in January 2016 he has been working closely with management to expand the parts department, build...
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...

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