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Toyota issues Prius recall for faulty hybrid software
August 6, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Toyota has issued a worldwide recall for the Prius because of a software glitch that can potentially shutdown the hybrid system while on the road. According to Reuters, this campaign includes about 625,000 vehicles around the globe. In the U.S.,

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Brembo launches redesigned website
August 5, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The new Brembo website has undergone a complete restyling of its graphics and content. The site is aimed at drivers and motorcyclists who either already use or aspire to use Brembo performance products. “Innovation is evident in every aspect of Brembo’s

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CRP Industries acquires Atlantic Automotive Enterprises
August 5, 2015 by CARS Magazine

CRP Industries Inc. has announced the acquisition of Atlantic Automotive Enterprises (AAE), a steering systems manufacturer specializing in new and remanufactured steering racks, power steering pumps, gear boxes, and related electric components. AAE will function as a wholly owned subsidiary

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TIA announces educational sessions for the 2015 Global Tire Expo
August 5, 2015 by CARS Magazine

If you’re hitting Las Vegas for industry week, you might want to check out TIA’s 2015 Global Tire Expo. The event, hosted by The Tire Industry Association (TIA), will run November 3 through 6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The tentative schedule is as follows:

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ContiTech unveils new North American headquarters
August 4, 2015 by CARS Magazine

ContiTech has unveiled its new-look North American headquarters in Fairlawn, Ohio. ContiTech NAFTA CEO Jim Hill pledged that the new organization would focus on informing its customers and the public about the new name and new brands created by the acquisition

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CRP Automotive launches “Choose Rein and Cash In Big” promotion
August 4, 2015 by CARS Magazine

** We have been informed that this contest is not available in Canada. CRP Automotive has launched a new rewards promotion targeting professional service technicians. The promotion, “Choose Rein and Cash In Big”, rewards technicians who collect and redeem UPC codes

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Staying visible
August 4, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Wipers and lights can become important profit centres for your shop, and loyalty-builders for your business.

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North American light vehicle production drops in June
August 3, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Canada’s share of North American light vehicle production dropped significantly in the first half of 2015, falling to 12.5 percent compared to 13.9 percent in the same period in 2014. The overall decrease in production can be partially attributed to

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Cardone Industries announces leadership changes
July 31, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Terry McCormack, Cardone Industries executive chairman and chief executive officer has announced that he will step down as CEO but will continue as the executive chairman of the board of directors. Terry also announced the appointment of Stan Gowisnock as

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Average age of light vehicles in the U.S. rises to 11.5 years
July 31, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The combined average age of all light vehicles on the road in the U.S. has climbed slightly to 11.5 years. This is based on a snapshot of vehicles in operation (VIO) taken Jan. 1 of this year, according to IHS Automotive.

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Raybestos partners with Schwartz Performance to restore ’69 Mustang Fastback
July 31, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Raybestos has once again joined forces with Schwartz Performance to restore an American icon muscle car, a 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback. “Raybestos and Mustang are the perfect match of history, leadership and innovation. Working with the first class team at Schwartz

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Mevotech appoints new vice president of engineering
July 30, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Mevotech has announced the appointment of Brian Rossi as vice-president of engineering. In this role, Brian will lead Mevotech’s engineering, product management and quality control teams. “We are committed to the expansion of our engineering team and efforts to enhance the technicians’