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Bendix® Brand Releases Brochure Highlighting Enhancements to Stop Product Line

Bendix® Brand Releases Brochure Highlighting Enhancements to Stop Product Line

Delivering vehicle-specific coverage to 99% of automotive makes and models, Stop by Bendix automotive brake products feature a 62% ceramic composition and precise OE-like design to ensure top performance. The product line also features burnishing strips to speed up the break-in process, thereby ensuring longer product ... Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. To Release 2017 Third Quarter Results on November 8, 2017

Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. To Release 2017 Third Quarter Results on November 8, 2017

CALGARY, Alberta—Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. ("Rocky") (TSX:RME), Canada's largest agriculture equipment dealer, today announced that it will release its 2017 third quarter results at 5:00 a.m. Mountain Time ("MT") (7:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET")) on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Rocky will then host a conference c ... Continue reading

Sonic Automotive, Inc. -- Hurricane And Earnings Update

Sonic Automotive, Inc. -- Hurricane And Earnings Update

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 11, 2017 -- Sonic Automotive, Inc. provided an update today on the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on its operations.  Sonic has nineteen franchise stores and five collision repair centers in the greater Houston market.  Hurricane Harvey affected operations at all of Sonic's Houston market ... Continue reading

Delphi HD Broadcast! Steer Clear of Undercar Misdiagnosis

Delphi HD Broadcast! Steer Clear of Undercar Misdiagnosis

LIVE OCTOBER 18 4-5 PM EDT List Price: $99.95 In this program, we’ll give you the scoop on steering and suspension system essentials along with helpful diagnostic tips to keep your customers driving straight and riding smooth. Topics Covered: Front & Rear Suspension Types – SALA, MacPherson Strut and soli ... Continue reading

AAPEX 2017 Announces Mobility Park Demonstrations

AAPEX 2017 Announces Mobility Park Demonstrations

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail More than 40 underhood training and scan tool demonstrations will take place in the all-new Mobility Park at AAPEX 2017 in Las Vegas. (Graphic: Business Wire) More than 40 underhood training and scan tool demonstrations will take place in the all-new Mobility Park at AAPEX 2017 in Las ... Continue reading

Caterpillar Inc. Maintains Dividend Rate

Caterpillar Inc. Maintains Dividend Rate

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 11, 2017 -- The board of directors of Caterpillar Inc. voted today to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of seventy-eight cents ($0.78) per share of common stock, payable November 20, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 23, 2017. ... Continue reading

Dana Announces Recipients of 2017 Supplier Awards

Dana Announces Recipients of 2017 Supplier Awards

MAUMEE, Ohio, Oct. 11, 2017 -- Dana Incorporated recently announced its 2017 Supplier Awards recipients.  Seven companies were recognized for displaying excellence in supporting the key elements of Dana's enterprise strategy.  A special ceremony was held to honor the winners at the company's world headquarters in Mau ... Continue reading

Demers Ambulances Grants Arkansas Coverage to Pinnacle Emergency Vehicles

Demers Ambulances Grants Arkansas Coverage to Pinnacle Emergency Vehicles

BELOEIL, QC, Oct. 11, 2017 - Demers Ambulances is pleased to announce that Pinnacle Emergency Vehicles will cover Arkansas ambulance sales. ... Continue reading

Impark Deploys New Parking App in Vancouver, BC

Impark Deploys New Parking App in Vancouver, BC

VANCOUVER, Oct. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark) announced today the deployment at parking facilities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of hangTagTM; a new parking app.  HangTag allows parkers to conveniently locate parking facilities on a map, view lot details, get driving directions, a ... Continue reading

India Diesel Engine Market 2018-2023 - Research and Markets

India Diesel Engine Market 2018-2023 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "India Diesel Engine Market (2018-2023): Market Forecast By Types, By Applications, By Regions and Competitive Landscape" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. India diesel engine market revenues are projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during 2018-23. ... Continue reading

Naked Lime Marketing Publishes "How To" Digital Marketing Guide

Naked Lime Marketing Publishes "How To" Digital Marketing Guide

KETTERING, Ohio, Oct. 11, 2017 -- Naked Lime Marketing recently published a "How To" on digital marketing, "Picking a Winner: The Smart Dealer's Guide to Choosing a Marketing Partner." Naked Lime's overview of how to choose a digital marketing partner is designed to inform and equip dealers to take charge of their dig ... Continue reading

New BoostBox H2 Diesel Power Technology Cuts Fuel Consumption, Reduces Emissions, Lowers Maintenance Costs and Increases Performance

New BoostBox H2 Diesel Power Technology Cuts Fuel Consumption, Reduces Emissions, Lowers Maintenance Costs and Increases Performance

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail The BoostBox H2 can be installed in most applications in hours. (Photo: Business Wire) BOULDER, Colo.—Saving on diesel fuel costs and going green/clean for all things diesel will take a turn for the better with the introduction of the revolutionary BoostBox H2 technology www.boostbox ... Continue reading

Northwest Drivers Go the Distance to Avoid Parking Headaches

Northwest Drivers Go the Distance to Avoid Parking Headaches

SEATTLE, Oct. 11, 2017 -- Have you ever abandoned your plans because the thought of finding and paying for parking was just too much to handle? If so, you're not alone. ... Continue reading

Revised DMV Robot Car Rules Would Weaken Safety Protections, Proposal Relies on U.S. Policy When Trump Administration Has No Enforceable Safety Standards

Revised DMV Robot Car Rules Would Weaken Safety Protections, Proposal Relies on U.S. Policy When Trump Administration Has No Enforceable Safety Standards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 Revised regulations formally proposed today by the California Department of Motor Vehicles covering deployment of robot cars and testing of self-driving cars without steering wheels weaken safety protections because they wrongly rely on nonexistent federal safety standards, Consumer ... Continue reading

Rare Prewar Car Collection Heads to Auction with VanDerBrink Auctions, Online with Proxibid

Rare Prewar Car Collection Heads to Auction with VanDerBrink Auctions, Online with Proxibid

OMAHA, Neb.—Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the world’s most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items, will provide online bidding for the John Lewis Collection Auction presented by VanDerBrink Auctions LLC. The live auction will take place Saturday, October 21 at 9:30 AM in Lawton, OK, with on ... Continue reading

Automotive Sled Testing System Market - Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

Automotive Sled Testing System Market - Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Technavio has published a new report on the global automotive sled testing systems market from 2017-2021. (Graphic: Business Wire) Technavio has published a new report on the global automotive sled testing systems market from 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

European and North American Adaptive Steering Market - Forecast & Analysis 2017 - Research and Markets

European and North American Adaptive Steering Market - Forecast & Analysis 2017 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "European and North American Adaptive Steering Market, 2017" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. Dubbed as the next big thing in the automotive industry, adaptive steering solutions failed to live up to the hype generated in the early part of this millennium. ... Continue reading

Fire Truck Market Insights Analysis 2017 Report on Capacity and Share by Manufacturers

Fire Truck Market Insights Analysis 2017 Report on Capacity and Share by Manufacturers

PUNE, India, October 11, 2017 -- Fire Truck Market 2017 Research Report is a comprehensive business study on the current state of the Fire Truck market, providing competitive analysis in form of 16 company profiles along with their product picture and specification, capacity production price cost production value and c ... Continue reading

Global Mining Tire Market 2017: Witnessing Robust Growth in Next Five Years - Research and Markets

Global Mining Tire Market 2017: Witnessing Robust Growth in Next Five Years - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Global Mining Tire Market, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2012-2022" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. Increasing government plans and programs aimed at boosting mining projects, surging demand for retreaded mining tires and expanding distributor and dealership network by tir ... Continue reading

Light Commercial Vehicle Market in Europe 2017-2021: Driven by Growth in the Construction Industry - Research and Markets

Light Commercial Vehicle Market in Europe 2017-2021: Driven by Growth in the Construction Industry - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Light Commercial Vehicle Market in Europe 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The light commercial vehicle market in Europe is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.57% during the period 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

Penske Automotive Increases Dividend

Penske Automotive Increases Dividend

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Oct. 11, 2017 -- Penske Automotive Group, Inc. , an international transportation services company, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the cash dividend to $0.33 per share for the third quarter of 2017.  Penske Automotive Group President Robert H. Kurnick, ... Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Reveals New Wows On The World's Largest Cruise Ship, Symphony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Reveals New Wows On The World's Largest Cruise Ship, Symphony of the Seas

MIAMI, Oct. 11, 2017 -- Royal Caribbean International has orchestrated a new vacation experience that is set to redefine family and adventure travel in 2018. ... Continue reading

Smith System Announces New E-Learning Course to Help Drivers Adjust to Changing Road Conditions Using The Smith5Keys®

Smith System Announces New E-Learning Course to Help Drivers Adjust to Changing Road Conditions Using The Smith5Keys®

ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 11, 2017 -- Smith System, the world leader in advanced driver training, today announced the newest addition to its expansive "Driving" series: Driving Weather. ... Continue reading

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show a Homecoming Event for Some U.S. Navy Blue Angels Pilots, Crew

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show a Homecoming Event for Some U.S. Navy Blue Angels Pilots, Crew

ROME, Ga., Oct. 11, 2017 -- Rome will serve as the homecoming site for several of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels pilots and crewmembers.  The Wings Over North Georgia Air Show will take place on Oct. ... Continue reading

Hankook Tire Offers Rebate Program for Winter Tires

Hankook Tire Offers Rebate Program for Winter Tires

Hankook Tire annual Great Winter Rebate Program, offering consumers a major discount on four of its most popular winter tires. ... Continue reading

Fewer Young Men Driving Cars More Seniors Driving

Fewer Young Men Driving Cars More Seniors Driving

Number of cars insured drops significantly among 16-24 year-olds MONTREAL, Oct. 11, 2017 Whether they're environmentally conscious, fans of the collaborative economy, prefer to take public transit or want to spend their money on other things, regardless of the reasons, 16-24 year-olds have little interest in owning a c ... Continue reading

AM General Continues Growth Momentum With Additional $69M In Aftermarket Parts And Accessories Contracts

AM General Continues Growth Momentum With Additional $69M In Aftermarket Parts And Accessories Contracts

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 11, 2017 -- Global vehicles solutions provider, AM General, enhances its robust aftermarket business with contract awards for various accessories, parts and modifications kits totaling $69 million. ... Continue reading

Carvana Continues Southwest Expansion with Albuquerque Market Launch

Carvana Continues Southwest Expansion with Albuquerque Market Launch

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Carvana Grows Southwest Presence with Albuquerque Market Launch (Photo: Business Wire) Carvana Grows Southwest Presence with Albuquerque Market Launch (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Carvana , a leading eCom ... Continue reading

Copart Announces Expansion of Its Reno, Nevada Location

Copart Announces Expansion of Its Reno, Nevada Location

DALLAS, Oct. 11, 2017 -- Copart, Inc. , a global online vehicle auction company, is excited to announce the recent expansion of its Reno, Nevada location, one of more than 200 globally. ... Continue reading

FISKER INC. AND QUANERGY SET TO DEBUT ALL-NEW FISKER EMOTION AT 2018 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

FISKER INC. AND QUANERGY SET TO DEBUT ALL-NEW FISKER EMOTION AT 2018 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

https://us.vocuspr.com/Publish/529083/vcsPRAsset_529083_91620_712e827f-509f-448f-899b-c307957466c3_0.jpg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Â Contact Fisker Inc. 310-374-6177 Fisker@GoDRIVEN360.com (mailto:Fisker@GoDRIVEN360.com) Contact Quanergy Systems, Inc. Ann Gargiulo Director of Marketing Communications 408-245-9500 media@qu ... Continue reading

Global Carbon Fiber in the Automotive Composites Market 2017-2021: Increasing Demand for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles - Research and Markets

Global Carbon Fiber in the Automotive Composites Market 2017-2021: Increasing Demand for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Global Carbon Fiber in the Automotive Composites Market 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The global carbon fiber in the automotive composites market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 9.68% during the period 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

Goodyear Increases Dividend on Common Stock 40 Percent

Goodyear Increases Dividend on Common Stock 40 Percent

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 11, 2017 -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company  announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the company's quarterly common stock dividend to 14 cents per share from 10 cents per share. ... Continue reading

Grande West Unveils New Medium-Duty Multi-Purpose Transit Vehicle

Grande West Unveils New Medium-Duty Multi-Purpose Transit Vehicle

VANCOUVER, Oct. 11, 2017 - Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSXV: BUS; OTC PINK: GWTNF) – October 11, 2017: ("Grande West" or the "Company"), a Canadian bus manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles for sale in Canada and the United States, is pleased to announce that it will be unveiling an exte ... Continue reading

Kelley Blue Book Offers Financial And Direct Marketing Customers New Capabilities, Enhancements In Self-Service Batch VIN Value-Appending Service

Kelley Blue Book Offers Financial And Direct Marketing Customers New Capabilities, Enhancements In Self-Service Batch VIN Value-Appending Service

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 -- Kelley Blue Book's Self-Service Batch VIN Value-Appending Service now offers new capabilities and enhancements to customers using the self-service interface. ... Continue reading

Pure Adventure: That Was the Land Rover Experience with Mytyres.co.uk and Continental

Pure Adventure: That Was the Land Rover Experience with Mytyres.co.uk and Continental

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail The 15-strong group took part in the ultimate off-road challenge in the island's wild landscapes (Photo: Business Wire) The 15-strong group took part in the ultimate off-road challenge in the island's wild landscapes (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Small Previe ... Continue reading

Spiffy® Announces Premium Oil Change Pilot Program Featuring Mobil 1™ Oil

Spiffy® Announces Premium Oil Change Pilot Program Featuring Mobil 1™ Oil

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 11, 2017 -- Get Spiffy, Inc. (Spiffy), an on-demand car care, technology, and services company, today announced that it is expanding its oil change offering in the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina 'Triangle' region to offer the Spiffy Premium Oil Change Featuring Mobil 1™. "We welcome ... Continue reading

SunPower Completes 8.79-Megawatt Solar Project at Toyota Motor North America

SunPower Completes 8.79-Megawatt Solar Project at Toyota Motor North America

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 -- In under six months, SunPower completed the installation of a Texas-sized, 8.79-megawatt solar system spanning across four parking garages at Toyota Motor North America's new 100-acre headquarters in Plano, Texas. ... Continue reading

These Are the Most and Least Affordable Places to Travel This Holiday Season

These Are the Most and Least Affordable Places to Travel This Holiday Season

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2017 -- Cape Town, South Africa; Park City, Utah and Sydney are the most expensive places to visit during the holidays, found a new study by personal finance website GOBankingRates. ... Continue reading

The Women's Sports Foundation and Chevrolet Team Up to Help Get Girls Ahead of the Game

The Women's Sports Foundation and Chevrolet Team Up to Help Get Girls Ahead of the Game

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Women's Sports Foundation (WSF) today announced Chevrolet as a WSF National Partner and the official automotive sponsor of the organization. ... Continue reading

Tire Retreading Market in the US 2017-2021: Analysis By Process Type & Consumption - Research and Markets

Tire Retreading Market in the US 2017-2021: Analysis By Process Type & Consumption - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Tire Retreading Market in the US 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The tire retreading market in the US is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 13.55% during the period 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

Volvo Ocean Race - a Platform for Customer Relationships

Volvo Ocean Race - a Platform for Customer Relationships

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Oct. 11, 2017 --One of the world's longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018, is about to get under way. ... Continue reading

Most Car Owners Claim They Act on Recall Notices, But Compliance Data Suggests Far Fewer Do

Most Car Owners Claim They Act on Recall Notices, But Compliance Data Suggests Far Fewer Do

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 11, 2017 -- A recent consumer survey from Stericycle Expert Solutions found that a majority of Americans claim to take action when they receive automotive recall notices. But data from other industry sources suggests those consumers may believe they are more compliant than they actually are. ... Continue reading

New S Appearance Package Offers Sporty Look for 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

New S Appearance Package Offers Sporty Look for 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 11, 2017 -- 2018 Chrysler Pacifica now available with a customized, athletic look with the new S Appearance Package Available on 2018 Pacifica Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus and Limited models Dealers can order minivans with S Appearance package beginning this week and vehicles will b ... Continue reading

Subaru Canada: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and WRX Earn Highest Award from IIHS

Subaru Canada: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and WRX Earn Highest Award from IIHS

The redesigned 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2018 Subaru WRX join the ranks of 2017 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners. Subaru's small crossover, the Crosstrek, has optional front crash prevention that earns a superior rating. ... Continue reading

Porsche Launches New Sports Car and SUV Subscription Program

Porsche Launches New Sports Car and SUV Subscription Program

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) today introduced Porsche Passport, a new sports car and SUV subscription program, which provides members flexible access to Porsche vehicles via a mobile app. ... Continue reading

2017 Fiat 500X CUV Review By John Heilig

2017 Fiat 500X CUV Review By John Heilig

The 500X is a sister vehicle to the Jeep Renegade. It is two feet longer than the base 500, and the same length as the 500L The X’s 101-inch wheelbase is 10 inches longer than the base 500. REVIEWED MODEL: 2017 Fiat 500X ENGINE: 2.4-liter I-4 TRANSMISSION: 9-speed automatic HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 160 hp @ 5,500 rpm/184 l ... Continue reading

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Road Test and Review By Larry Nutson

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Road Test and Review By Larry Nutson

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Fun, and then some. By Larry Nutson Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel For the few months of this year all the buzz from Dodge has been their long running teaser campaign on the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon. ... Continue reading

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