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Mazda dealers found a strong partner in the brand’s captive lender

At the same time, consumers had retreated to their residences to stop the spread of COVID-19 and the auto industry was at a standstill, waiting for production to restart and dealerships to reopen. “When COVID first started, there was nothing more important than health and safety,” Brandon Apon, general manager of Mall of Georgia Mazda […]

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Should You Use Insurance to Replace Your Windshield: Yes or No?

It’s likely what happened to you before: a chipped or cracked windshield. Unfortunately, this type of issue generally occurs quickly, and without any warning. In addition, chips, cracks and breaks can be big, small, easy to fix or very expensive to repair. Each situation is different and calls for a specific action. It’s important to

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Elon Musk’s politics play to potential EV buyers in red states

Mario Natarelli, managing partner of the MBLM marketing group, doesn’t see Musk’s political shift and controversial Twitter posts as an attempt to shift from “blue” liberal customers to “red” conservative shoppers. “I don’t buy the argument that Musk is trying to pivot to red customers,” Natarelli said. “To think that he’s doing it on purpose

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Insurers sue Hyundai and Kia over costs of easily hot-wired vehicles

The widespread theft of vulnerable older Hyundai and Kia models not equipped with a crucial anti-theft device could end up costing the US insurance industry up to $600 million. Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, American Family and 65 other auto insurers, which comprise only a fraction of the country’s insurance companies, estimate that just their portion of

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What Happens if ADAS Calibration Isn’t Done?

Automotive design and technology are constantly evolving; each year, vehicles become increasingly advanced and reliable on electronic and computerized features to deliver better safety, performance, and comfort. Windshields are no exception. Although the windshields of newer vehicles may look like they’re just a piece of glass, most of them contain sensors, cameras, and other advanced

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Cars That Aren’t Soul-Sucking Crossovers Might Be Making a Comeback

Cars Might Be Making a Comeback Over SUVsDW Burnett/Puppyknuckles Cars have won back market share over SUVs, crossovers, and trucks for the first time in years, Automotive News reports. Sedans, coupes, convertibles, hatchbacks, and sports cars represented 21.4 percent of the 3.6 million new passenger vehicles sold in the US in the first quarter of

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Quebec toughens ZEV sales mandate, frustrating automakers

Quebec Environment Minister Benoit Charette announced April 21 that the province was “accelerating” the yearly percentage of ZEVs that must be sold until the goal of 100 per cent is reached in 2035. The current Quebec sales mandates are already more aggressive than the proposed federal mandates and the new provincial targets widen that spread

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Mullen Automotive rallies on news of major EV battery advancement

Mullen Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:MULN) stock surged in early Friday trade after the emerging electric vehicle (EV) maker announced test results of its recently acquired joint venture technology following a partnership with Global EV Technology and EV Technologies. The Brea, California-based company revealed that test results for the Element Materials Technology show that the Energy Management

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