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Mechanics' union encouraged by new contract with Chicago-area dealerships

The union representing Chicago-area mechanics is encouraged by its new contract with local dealerships. The contract, signed Sunday, ended a seven-week strike.

Mahle helps automakers cram for new tests

Mahle Powertrain is ramping up new emissions test procedures to meet Europe's tougher standards.

BeijingWest parlays MagneRide into growth

Chinese supplier BeijingWest is building its first U.S. manufacturing plant, with room to grow, to meet North American demand.

Study: Display system sales to soar at least through '22

The central information center of the automobile is going to be a gold mine at least for the next five years, IHS Markit says, with vehicle center stacks, instrument clusters and head-up displays accounting for more than $20.

Innovators use less washer fluid to clean more surfaces

Automakers want to add external optical features, including lighting, cameras, radar and lidar. And all those surfaces will have to be kept clean of dirt and debris to work effectively.

Doing more washing with less water

New vehicles will have more lights and cameras to keep clean with windshield fluid, but environmental concerns weigh on automakers and their customers.

Doing more washing with less water

New vehicles will have more lights and cameras to keep clean with windshield fluid, but environmental concerns weigh on automakers and their customers.

Getting past Gmail's goalies

Gmail's tough spam filters can make it difficult for well-meaning dealers to get through to their customers.

TrueCar narrows Q1 net loss as revenue rises 22%

UPDATED: 5/10/17 4:21 pm ET - adds stock close

Vehicle-shopping website TrueCar narrowed its first-quarter net loss to $6.8 million while revenue surged 22 percent to $76 million.

American Axle's acquisition of Metaldyne starts to pay off

American Axle posted record first-quarter revenue from non-General Motors customers as it begins to digest its recent acquisition of Metaldyne -- a move that will further reduce its GM dependence.

Victims of fatal auto auction crash near Boston identified

Law enforcement authorities in Massachusetts have identified the three people killed in a crash Wednesday at an auto auction in a Boston suburb.

Karma airs first TV commercial for Revero plug-in hybrid

Karma Automotive aired its first TV commercial on Sunday, ahead of the start of deliveries of the Chinese-owned automaker's $130,000 Revero car this month.

Gentex expands vehicle-integrated toll payment system to Canada

Gentex is expanding its vehicle-integrated toll payment system to Canada and Mexico from the United States, enabling motorists to pay tolls using their accounts on all North American toll roads.

Gentex expands vehicle-integrated toll payment system

Gentex is expanding its vehicle-integrated toll payment system to Canada and Mexico from the US, enabling motorists to pay tolls using their accounts on all North American toll roads.

Tower International Q1 profit soars as supplier avoids year-ago expenses

Tower International said its first quarter net income more than doubled as sales rose slightly and the company avoided major costs it faced during the same quarter last year.

GM opens restored Durant-Dort Factory One in Michigan

General Motors said it opened the Durant-Dort Factory One in Flint, Mich., after four years of restorations.

Tenneco net income rises 11% in Q1

Ride- and emission-control systems supplier Tenneco said first-quarter net income rose 11 percent to $63 million.

Suppliers optimistic after strong first-quarter profits

Bigger profits and a positive outlook rang out from the quarterly earnings reports of several auto suppliers last week.

'Car Dogs' have their day on screen

A new feature film about a day in the life of a car dealership resonated with some store employees who could identify with the long hours, the hypercompetitive atmosphere and the sense of camaraderie among stressed-out...

Visteon triples Q1 net income

UPDATED: 4/27/17 4:20 pm ET - adds stock close

Visteon reported that its first-quarter net income more than tripled, reflecting higher electronics production volume and new business, as well as income from discontinued operations.

BorgWarner Q1 gains driven by organic growth

UPDATED: 4/27/17 4:19 pm ET - adds stock close

BorgWarner delivered strong first-quarter earnings driven by organic revenue growth, and the supplier said it is confident in continued market-share expansion.

Toyota recalls 228,000 Tacomas in U.S. for differential oil leaks

Toyota Motor North America is recalling about 228,000 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma midsize pickups in the U.S. because their rear differentials may leak oil.

Lear posts 23% boost in Q1 net income

UPDATED: 4/26/17 4:17 pm ET - adds stock close

Seating and electronics supplier Lear reported a 23 percent leap in 2017 first-quarter net income and stronger profit margins.

Superior Industries Q1 net income falls 79%

Superior Industries posted a 79 percent plunge in first-quarter net income to $3.1 million, saying it experienced higher costs and lower unit sales in the quarter.

U.S. vehicle repair costs rose 2.7% in 2016, after holding flat for two years

The average cost of a vehicle repair in the U.S., including parts and labor, rose 2.7 percent in 2016 from 2015, after holding flat for the previous two years.

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