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Lexus to offer direct line to dealer service

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2015
All 2016 Lexus vehicles will have a new subscription-based telematics system called Enform Service Connect, which will allow dealers to look up error codes in a customer's vehicle remotely.

FCA takes guesswork out of dealers' weighty decisions

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2015
Fiat Chrysler is introducing an online analyzer that allows dealers to forecast potential returns from expanding their service operations.

Tesla note irks some Model S owners

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2015
Tesla Motors annoyed some owners of its Model S cars with an e-mail requesting that they stop hogging the free fast-charging stations the...

Volvo plans XC90 recall for third row airbag glitch

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
Volvo Cars is preparing a global recall and a delivery stop for 9,000-10,000 of the redesigned seven-seat 2016 XC90 crossovers for a potential airbag...

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.

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...

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.

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