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Automechanika Organizers Say Economic Uncertainty Not Affecting Sales
May 27, 2010 by Auto Service World

Organizers of the Automechanika Frankfurt event coming this September say that the current economic uncertainty in Europe does not appear to be having a major effect on sales. The event, which is held every two years, attracted more than 4,400

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Cabin Air Filters Maintenance Particularly Important for Allergy Sufferers
May 27, 2010 by Auto Service World

As allergy season approaches, the automotive service industry is being reminded that properly functioning cabin air filters can keep allergy sufferers more comfortable. People who suffer from asthma or allergies to pollen, dust or mould may see their symptoms worsen

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Magna Clarifies Position on Battery Plant Investment Reports
May 27, 2010 by Auto Service World

Magna International Inc. has issued certain points of clarification in response to recent media reports regarding Magna’s potential future investment in battery plants. Siegfried Wolf, Magna’s co-chief executive officer stated: “We believe that the market for hybrid and electric vehicles

Mazda will only make 400 special edition Biante Navi Specials for the Japanese market.
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You Can’t Buy This: Mazda Commemorates 90th Anniversary with Japan-Only Limited Edition Minivan
May 27, 2010 by Auto Service World

As part of celebrations to mark its 90th anniversary, Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the sales launch of a limited edition version of its mid-size, tall ‘high-roof’ Biante minivan for the Japanese market. The Biante 20S Navi Special is limited

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New pollution rules planned for California
May 26, 2010 by Auto Service World

Reuters is reporting the state of California is looking to double greenhouse gas emissions cuts and fuel efficiency gains proposed new regulations for vehicles that will start late this decade. The new round of proposed regulation in 2017-2025 could have

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Tesla Motors and Toyota Work Jointly on EV Development, TMC to Invest in Tesla
May 25, 2010 by Auto Service World

Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that they intend to cooperate on the development of electric vehicles, parts, and production system and engineering support. The two companies intend to form a team of specialists to further

Alignments will increasingly require diagnostics and reset procedures.
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New Wheel Alignment Integrates Diagnostics
May 21, 2010 by Auto Service World

Currently, more than 10 million vehicles throughout North America require Steering Angle Sensor (SAS) reset after a wheel alignment is performed, driving a significant change in the alignment bay. The number of vehicles will rise significantly as manufacturers add electronic

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Proper Tire Inflation Increases Dramatically Since 2003: Survey
May 19, 2010 by Auto Service World

The number of personal vehicles rolling on improperly inflated tires has fallen dramatically since 2003, advancing both road safety and fuel efficiency. The assertion was a key point of a comprehensive study released by the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC)

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IBM, McMaster Collaborate on “Smarter Transportation” Research
May 19, 2010 by Auto Service World

We have all seen the Smart car, now a push is on for a smarter car. McMaster University and IBM Canada Ltd. have launched a research project to investigate how the automotive industry can connect a vehicle’s multiple microprocessors, which

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Continental Introduces Fuel-Saving, All-Season Tire
May 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

Continental Tire introduces its most innovative new tire line to date, the ProContact with EcoPlus Technology. This premium all-season tire was developed to deliver improved fuel economy and treadwear and reduce CO2 emissions. “Today’s consumer is very interested in how to

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Adoption of electric cars will be slow: Deloitte
May 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

A Deloitte Consulting study has found that the high cost and limited performance of electric cars will keep the number of vehicles at only two per cent to five per cent of the U.S. market a decade from now. Reuters,

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New California Test Procedure Includes Diesel Performance
May 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued its new test procedure and related requirements to obtain Executive Orders (EOs) for emissions-related diesel performance parts. Of note is CARB’s development of a “Parts in Progress List” that identifies companies having