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GM prepares to fight aftermarket repair parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
General Motors plans to roll out a new pricing system later this year for its original-equipment collision parts, a bid to take back market share from aftermarket parts makers.

Repeat repairs on older Volvos are free

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Volvo Cars of North America has launched a new parts and labor warranty for older cars to drive more business to dealerships. If an off-warranty vehicle is repaired at a Volvo dealership and comes back with the same problem, the fixes are free.

FCA recalls 284,153 Dodge Chargers for airbag flaw

11:19 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 284,153 Dodge Chargers for a flaw that could lead side airbag inflatable curtains and seat airbags to deploy unexpectedly,...

Ford F-150 aluminum repairs cost more than steel, IIHS says

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2015
Tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that repairing body damage on the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 took longer and cost 26...

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.7 million trucks for faulty airbags

11:04 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling about 1.7 million late model Ram trucks to replace airbags that may deploy inadvertently.

FCA expands training network for Mopar techs

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
FCA plans to expand from 31 to at least 100 the number of post-secondary schools offering its Mopar warranty training for service technicians.

VW plans parts warehouse serving West Coast dealerships

10:35 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2015
Volkswagen Group of America will spend $6.8 million to open a new parts distribution center in Sacramento, Calif.

GM recalls nearly 51,000 Spark, Sonic models for radio, warning glitch

4:00 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2015
General Motors is recalling nearly 51,000 Spark and Sonic subcompact cars in the U.S.

How to erase that odor: Clean, deodorize, sanitize

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
Odor Doctors has a three-step, vehicle odor-busting process, owner Frank Simmons says.

For Odor Doctors, rotten food, roadkill are all in a day's work

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2015
Cigarette smoke. Pet urine. Skunks. Vomit. Gasoline spills.

Volvo offers lifetime warranty on replacement parts in U.S.

11:21 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2015
Volvo Cars of North America is rolling out a lifetime warranty on parts and labor for all vehicles serviced after the factory warranty at any Volvo...

Asbury takes tech shortage into own hands

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Asbury Automotive wants 200 to 400 more technicians, so it is developing its own.

Service growth comes down to the details

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
David Kelleher made a number of improvements at his David Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram store here as part of a $3 million expansion and renovation, but...

A winning combination: Service with a free manicure

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
In 2001, Priority Auto Group President Dennis Ellmer was looking to boost service orders on Wednesdays, the slowest day of the week at the first two...

Ford recalls 432,096 vehicles for faulty body control module

4:00 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Ford is recalling 432,096 Focuses, C-Maxes and Escapes, including some 2015 models, for faulty body control modules.

Newer Audi, BMW, Subaru models use lots of oil, Consumer Reports survey finds

3:10 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Newer models from Audi, BMW and Subaru are burning a lot of oil between routine oil changes, according to a consumer survey from Consumer Reports.

Honda recalls 1.39 million vehicles for passenger airbag flaw

5:31 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2015
American Honda said it will recall about 1.39 million vehicles with faulty passenger-side airbags made by Takata.

Daimler to recall 40,000 vans in U.S. to replace faulty airbags

11:04 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2015
Daimler made 40,061 vans from 2005-08 with airbags that must be replaced, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

Fighting off brands with off brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015
Mitsubishi, tired of seeing owners skip dealerships for independent repair shops that use generic parts, fought back with a white label of its own.

GM recalls 375,000 heavy-duty trucks with Takata airbags

5:23 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
GM is recalling about 375,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks equipped with passenger-side airbag inflators made by Takata.

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