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Hot Oil Treatment Has Honda Hopping
July 27, 2004 by Auto Service World

In the wake of a spate of vehicle fires, a class action suit has been filed in Los Angeles on behalf of Honda CR-V owners.According to published reports in The Washington Post, at least 27 2003 and 2004 Honda CR-V

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Delco Remy International Changes Name
July 26, 2004 by Auto Service World

Starter and alternator maker Delco Remy International, Inc. will change its name to Remy International, Inc.The change takes effect August 1, 2004, marking the tenth anniversary as a separate company from General Motors Corporation.The company will continue to market certain

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Cummins Report Rise in Profits and Sales
July 26, 2004 by Auto Service World

Cummins, the maker of diesel engines, reports that its net income for the second quarter was $82 million U.S. or $1.76 U.S. per share, compared with $14 million U.S. or 34 cents U.S. a year earlier. Total sales reached a

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Ontario Toll Highway 407 Owners Seek Court Order to Enforce Law on Plate Denial
July 26, 2004 by Auto Service World

Ontario’s toll highway 407 operator ETR announced today that it commenced an application in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice seeking a judicial order requiring the Ontario Registrar of Motor Vehicles to enforce legislation by denying vehicle permits of customers

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World Automotive Announces New Ontario Members
July 23, 2004 by Auto Service World

World Automotive Warehouse in Toronto has announced two new IAPA member auto parts stores in Ontario.Automart in Orillia, Ont., is owned and operated by Alan R. James. Betty Hoffman works at the store in customer service and son Alan’s sone

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U.S. Heavy Trucks Sales Rise Sharply
July 23, 2004 by Auto Service World

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks surged 35.6% in June to their highest level in almost four years, prompting truck makers to further increase their production rates.Manufacturers sold 17,192 heavy-duty trucks in June, up from 12,683 a year earlier,

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Executive Shuffles at ArvinMeritor and Federal-Mogul
July 22, 2004 by Auto Service World

Former Federal-Mogul CEO Chip McClure has taken that post at rival ArvinMeritor, spurring his former employer to appoint Robert Miller as interim CEOThe Board of Directors of ArvinMeritor Inc. announced Wednesday that it has named Charles G. “Chip” McClure chairman,

Delphi has upgraded  the software for its DS line of tools.
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Delphi Upgrades Software for Handheld Diagnostic Tools
July 22, 2004 by Auto Service World

Delphi Corp. has announced software updates for its DS Series of products, including the DS800 and DS600 models, that expands capabilities and information access.The new software, version 4.5, include several enhancements to the diagnostic suite of tools. These enhancements include

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Dana Earnings Double in Second Quarter
July 21, 2004 by Auto Service World

Dana Corp. which recently announced an agreement to divest its aftermarket business, credited strong sales in the North American heavy-truck market with helping double the company’s second-quarter profits.Dana also received a $33 million boost in tax benefits from the sale

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Expanded Chassis Modification Facility Opens in Edmonton
July 21, 2004 by Auto Service World

Raydan Manufacturing Inc. has announced the expansion of their chassis modification division and the opening of a new tandemization facility, in response to increased demandfor the Company’s proprietary Air Link suspension system and other services. “We have reached maximum operating

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Non-Profit Group to Sell Tire Monitoring in B.C.
July 21, 2004 by Auto Service World

SmarTire Systems Inc. has announced that the British Columbia Safety Council (BCSC) will act as a reseller of its advanced tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). The British Columbia Safety Council is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing injuries and

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U.S. Car Inspections Reveal Myriad Deficiencies
July 20, 2004 by Auto Service World

The just-released statistics from the U.S. National Car Care Month inspection campaign in April show an 87% failure rate, which continues to underscore the need for consumer education, according to the Car Care Council. The inspection lanes, conducted throughout the