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Four-wheel Steering Slated for GM Full-Sized Pickups
February 12, 2002 by Auto Service World

Delphi Automotive Systems has announced that its four-wheel steering system, which debuted on GMC Sierra Denali full size trucks this year, will be available in the 2002 calendar year on GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton, extended cab short

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Hella Receives OE Supplier Award
February 11, 2002 by Auto Service World

Hella North America, a major supplier of lighting, electronic equipment sensors and front-end modules to the auto industry, has received a Quest for Excellence Award from the readers of Automotive Industries magazine. The award recognizes the auto industry’s top suppliers

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Hemi Returns, but Without the Bite of the Cuda
February 11, 2002 by Auto Service World

DaimlerChrysler has announced the return of the legendary Hemi engine, but don’t sell your classic Cuda just yet. The "Hemi" engine, so-named for its hemispherical combustion chamber design, won’t be in a muscle car, it’ll be in a muscle truck.The

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Canadian Tire Reports Strong 2001, Expects Momentum to Continue in 2002
February 8, 2002 by Auto Service World

Canadian Tire has reported that its 2001 earnings were up nearly 20 percent–with its PartSouce chain experiencing double digit growth–even in light of tough economic conditions. The company reported that unaudited 2001 consolidated net earnings were up 19.3 percent to

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Goodyear Reports Loss, Plans to Improve Performance
February 8, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today reported a net loss of $174.0 million U.S. or $1.07 U.S. per share for the fourth quarter of 2001, but rationalization moves and growing tire market share show promise for 2002.. This compares

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Edelbrock Continues High Performance Results
February 7, 2002 by Auto Service World

Edelbrock Corporation has reported that its revenues are up 10% in the quarter, with profits essentially flat.The supplier of high performance parts released its financial results for the second quarter and first six months of its 2002 fiscal year ended

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Federal-Mogul Reaches Agreement to Sell Signal-Stat Lighting Business
February 7, 2002 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has announced it the signing of an agreement to sell the business, defined assets and inventory of its Signal- Stat Lighting Products division to Truck-Lite Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Penske Company LLC, for $23 million subject to

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Mercedez-Benz Showcases Active Camber Suspension Concept
February 6, 2002 by Auto Service World

Mercedes-Benz is showing an innovative active suspension system concept at an auto show in Chicago.The F 400 research vehicle has been engineered to demonstrate future possibilities for substantially enhanced active safety, and dynamic handling using an "active camber system.Among the

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Volkwagen Concludes High Altitude Alternative Fuel Test
February 6, 2002 by Auto Service World

Volkswagen has announced the first long-range test drive of its innovative HY.POWER fuel-cell car and a test of a clean diesel technology. In addition to the hydrogen powered test, Volkswagen successfully tested a Jetta Turbo Direct Injection diesel using a

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U.S. News: Breakdown Insurance On Increase
February 5, 2002 by Auto Service World

According to insurance provider Geico, mechanical breakdown insurance is gaining favor with consumers.Mechanical breakdown insurance covers the cost of car repairs that are not covered by other warranties. Geico, which began offering the policies in 1989, has seen the market

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Uni-Select and Acklands Complete Partnership Deal
February 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

Uni-Select and Acklands-Grainger closed its partnership deal Friday, and have begun rolling out programs to the distribution network.The deal, which sees the creation of USI AGI Prairies Inc., effectively puts Uni-Select in management control of the Bumper to Bumper organization,

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UAP Launches NAPA Store Identity Program In Canada
February 1, 2002 by Andrew Ross, Jobber News

UAP Inc. officially launched the NAPA identity in Canada at its National Business Conference in Toronto, Ont., this morning.In front of more than 1,000 associates, corporate personnel suppliers and a veritable who’s who of the U.S.-based NAPA and Genuine Parts