Category Archives: aftermarket

2020 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Cancelled

“We know that we have all been hoping for the best, but with the uncertainty and the current State of Illinois limitations regarding spectators at indoor events, it is not feasible to continue with the show this year,” said MCACN Managing Member, Bob Ashton. Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, economy, environment, performance | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Carvana Virtual Vehicle Tour in 3D View

A Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Ford Shelby GT350 convertible, 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda and Bugatti Veyron can be taken for a virtual spin, from your home or on the go via mobile device, at Carvana.com/spinner.  Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, marketing, milestones | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

RumbleOn Posts Q2 Profit of $8.5m, 10.0% of Revenue

“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought headwinds and tailwinds to this industry,” said Marshall Chesrown, Chief Executive Officer. “Thus far in the third quarter we are experiencing the highest online activity, strongest demand and highest valuations we have seen in our history.” Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, economy, financial results, marketing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GM Offers Three New 350 Service Engines

“Building on the history and versatility of the original 350 first available in Chevrolet models such as the Camaro and Corvette, this engine continues to deliver.” Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, marketing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

2020 Ranger Adds Three New Performance Packages

Ford Performance Level 1 and Level 2 packages for Ranger pickups are available for order in August. The Ford Performance Level 3 package will be available for order next summer. Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, performance | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

TravelCenters of America Lays Off  More than 3000

Most were involved in the restaurants at the truck stops. All furloughed employees currently enrolled in TA’s benefits programs will continue to be eligible for health care coverage based on their plan. Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, economy, environment, labor issues, news analysis | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Goodyear, Just Tires Offer “Zero Contact” Service

This new service is in addition to the preventative measures previously announced. These include a reduction in store hours, as well as enhanced disinfection, visitor protocols and physical distancing according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, customer satisfaction, marketing, milestones | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Data Retrieval Via a Universal Onboard Diagnostic Adapter

Carly’s Universal Adapter is available to purchase for $79.90. The annual subscription ranges from free to $64, depending on the car brand and feature you’d like to use, and offers unlimited access to all features and updates supported by your car. The Carly app is available on both the Apple and Google Play stores. Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, electronics, fuel economy or emissions | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Punch It Performance and Tuning to Stop Selling Illegal Devices to Defeat Emissions Controls

“EPA will vigorously pursue and prosecute companies who attempt to circumvent emission controls that are required to reduce air pollution,” said EPA. Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, environment, fuel economy or emissions, litigation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SEMA Lawsuit – NHTSA Issues Draft Replica Car Rule

The FAST Act set a deadline of December 4, 2016, for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue any necessary regulations to implement the law. The agency sat on the legally required need for regulations in defiance of Congress. Sound familiar? Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, news analysis, performance | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Lithium Mustang Project at SEMA

The fact remains that electrification can be a boon to performance enthusiasts as witnessed by a so-called Phi-Power dual-core electric motor and dual power inverters – fueled by an 800-volt Webasto battery system that can discharge a mega-watt of electrical energy. At 800 volts, that’s twice the voltage of most electric cars on the road today. Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, concept, electric vehicles, environment, performance | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

SEMA Sues U.S. DOT for Stopping Replica Car Law

Another Agency run by President Trump’s political appointees is allegedly defying a 2015 law – the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) – passed by Congress to let low-volume automakers sell up to 325 replica cars each year that resemble production vehicles manufactured at least 25 years ago. Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, manufacturing, performance | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

First Ford Performance Off-Road Leveling Kits

Most Ranger and F-150 trucks are purchased with four-wheel drive, and it’s said the leveling kits will enable off-road drivers to risk more challenging terrain. Beyond adding additional ground clearance, off-road performance is improved with Ford truck-optimized FOX  shocks. Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, marketing, performance | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

GM Opens $65 Million Parts Processing Center Near Flint

GM now employs only 9,500 people in Genesee County, including the Grand Blanc headquarters of the company’s Customer Care and Aftersales business and the Flint manufacturing complex. All of the positions in Burton support GM’s CCA* business that is responsible for supporting the service and repair needs of millions of GM vehicle owners. Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, labor issues, people | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Subaru Recall – Ignition Switch May Turn Off

The ball spring inside the ignition switch may break, reducing the strength of the ignition switch. If this occurs, the weight on the key ring and certain road conditions could cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position to the accessory position, turning off the engine. Continue reading

Posted in aftermarket, recalls, safety | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment