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Hurricane Harvey Floods Half A Million Vehicles

Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, slammed Texas over the weekend of August 25 - 27. It has made landfall at least three times since, once as a hurricane and twice as a tropical storm. The storm dumped 47-inches of rain in some areas causing catastrophic flooding and billions of dollars in damage from Houston to the coast. It displaced more than 30,000 people and more than 30 have died.

Routine Auto Care Creates Savings

Performing routine and preventative vehicle maintenance now, could save you lots of money in the future. Whether it is changing the oil, replacing the wiper blades or checking the tires, finding the time to perform simple preventative vehicle maintenance is money in the bank, said the non-profit Car Care Council.

eBay Motors Launches Online Repair Manuals For Parts And Accessories

EBay Motors is now offering Online Repair Manuals as an add-on purchase when a customer buys a part or accessory on eBay.com, the company announced.

ARA Calls On Automakers To Release VINs Of All Vehicles With Takata Airbags

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has called on automakers to publicly release a comprehensive list of vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and their airbag serial numbers for all vehicles with Takata airbags.

SEMA Supports Preservation Of Petersen Publishing Archives

SEMA Chairman of the Board Wade Kawasaki announced a new initiative with the Petersen Automotive Museum for the preservation of the Petersen Publishing archives, which chronicle the history of American car culture from the late ’40s through the ’90s.  e announcement begins a multi-year project to digitize and metatag more than one million photo frames.
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