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NHTSA Provides Defective or Noncompliant Products Info Direct to Public

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has provided guidance on the requirement that manufacturers provide NHTSA with any communications to dealers, owners or purchasers about a product defect or noncompliance. NHTSA is required to post these communications, including technical s...

Frequently Asked Cooling Questions

What is the function of a radiator? When a car is driven, the engine generates enough heat to destroy itself. Because of this, your car is equipped with a cooling system to protect against damage and keep the engine within the correct operating temperature range. The radiator, an integral part of ...

Continental Releases Glossary of Industry TPMS Terms

Allentown, PA (June 2014) – Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of complete OE Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), OE-engineered TPMS replacement parts and the maker of the VDO REDI-Sensor™ Multi-Application TPMS Sensor, has just released a...

Replacing your Catalytic Converter

A catalytic converter is required on most motor vehicles to meet federal and state smog requirements.  And, catalytic converters (CAT) to need replacement.  When replacing a catalytic converter, be aware that each CAT has a stamping/identification particular to that engine and class of vehicles.  Th...

New emmission standards issued

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued tougher tailpipe and evaporative emissions standards known as “Tier 3.” Reduced tailpipe emissions standards for particulate matter, non-methane organic gases and nitrogen oxides will be phased-in between 2017 and 2025, and the useful lif...

Low-Copper Legislation is Changing Brake Components

Copper has traditionally been a friction modifier used in conventional ceramic friction formulations. Beginning January 1, 2014 in California and January 2015 in Washington state, copper and other hazardous substances must be phased out of OEM and replacement brake pads and shoes. By 2021, copper mu...

2014 Ram 1500 to offer EcoDiesel Engine

2014 Ram 1500 Offers Best-in-class Fuel Efficiency With Industry’s Only Light-duty Diesel Pickup The 2014 Ram 1500 will offer a new, 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, mated with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivers an outstanding combination of best-in-class fuel effici...

Driveline, Transmission, and Engine Upgrades for 2014 Chrysler Lineup

World-First Driveline, Breakthrough Transmission, Four New Engines Mark Milestone Model-Year for Chrysler Group Chrysler Group mashes the throttle on engine, transmission and driveline debuts for model-year 2014. The introductions, which span multiple model lines, send a clear message to the world....

The 2013 Buffalo Motorama is almost here!

It's almost time for the 2013 Buffalo Motorama!On March 22-24, 2013 the Buffalo Convention Center in Buffalo, NY will host the largest indoor custom car and bike show in Western New York. This is the third year of this show and a continuation of a 58 year Buffalo indoor car and bike show tradition. ...
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