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Pioneer in Automotive Industry Dies

Sheila Loftus, 79, former executive director of the Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association and publisher of Hammer & Dolly magazine, died last week after a stroke. Loftus also co-founded the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) to enable other women to enter … Continue reading

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How the Supply Chain Issues, Chip Shortages are Trickling Down to Auto Insurance Rates

New cars, used cars, the prices are up for both which may make you more apt to simply stay with whatever is in your driveway. Here’s the thing, even if you’re not in the market for another car, you’re about … Continue reading

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Projected New Vehicle Sales Continue to Decrease from 2021

J.D. Power and LMC Automotive have forecasted a decline in new-vehicle retail sales for February 2022, compared to February 2021. Retail sales for last month are expected to reach 922,100 units, a decrease of 5.7% from February of last year, … Continue reading

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Glaston Closes Deal for Automotive Glass and Heat Treatment Lines to Leading Supplier

Glaston Group has closed a deal for five automotive pre-processing lines and a heat treatment line with US-based Lippert Components Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer, and supplier to the recreational vehicle (RV), Marine, Power Sports, and Mass Transit Markets. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Cut Auto Production by Millions of Vehicles in 2022

Local Russian production is expected to feel the greatest near-term impact as companies suspend operations. But, officials say, the longer the war continues, the higher the risk of ripple effects across the automotive industry. Click here to read more.  

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Gas Prices Predicted to Hit Historic Highs This Week

Gasoline prices are expected to hit historic highs this week, fueled by a global supply squeeze and industry anxiety over the military crisis in Ukraine. Click here to read more.  

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Lincoln Garage Owner Bucks Trend, Prides Herself on Showing She Knows What She’s Talking About

Delta Nelson’s entire life has been rooted in the auto industry, so it only made sense when she decided to open The Mechanix Garage nearly a year and a half ago. After high school, she co-owned a local auto glass … Continue reading

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There’s an Auto Parts Shortage, Here’s What You Should Know

The auto industry is facing a major shortage of certain parts, so if you’re not careful, your car could end up in the shop with no return to road date. Brian Fernald, who lives in Annandale, found this out the … Continue reading

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How ‘Feature Bloat’ is Driving the Chip Shortage

What if the auto industry’s best solution to the chip shortage was not simply making more chips? Suppose we instead got a handle on what might be called “feature bloat” — the tendency, fueled by sales competition, to slather new … Continue reading

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AutoNation’s CEO Hints New Cars Overrun With Fancy Technology Will Save the Auto Industry in 2017

AutoNation’s CEO Hints New Cars Overrun With Fancy Technology Will Save the Auto Industry in 2017

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