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Keeping drivers cool with proper maintenance
Tire Review
Spring has sprung, so that can only mean one thing: A smoking hot summer is just around the corner. So it’s a great time to remind customers that their air conditioning systems could use a little post-winter tender loving care. HVAC systems often fail because the air conditioning compressor fails. Not following the proper service procedures or compressor oil recommendations could be factors that contribute to premature compressor failure.
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GM to suppliers: Let's see books, not bids
Automotive News
General Motors has launched a parts-buying program that forgoes conventional supplier bidding. Instead, GM inspects suppliers' factories and analyzes their internal cost data. Suppliers who agree to the procedure, dubbed the One Cost Model, get contracts for periods ranging up to the life of a vehicle. GM, in turn, doesn't seek bids from other vendors. GM will update its cost analysis each year to see whether the supplier can cut costs by more efficient production.
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Will do-not-rent recall bill finally become law?
NBC News
After a year of record automotive safety recalls, proponents are hoping Washington lawmakers pass a long-stalled measure to prevent rental firms and auto dealers from offering vehicles with unrepaired defects. The Rachel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2015 was reintroduced into the Senate and the House recently. The measure is named after two sisters killed in the 2004 crash of a Chrysler PT Cruiser they had rented that had a serious defect that hadn't been fixed.
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Texas employment bill introduced to Senate waiting to be heard
Autobody News
In Texas, a Senate bill relating to the classification of workers for the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act is currently waiting to be scheduled for a hearing. Sponsored by Sen. Jose Rodriguez, D-El Paso, SB 927 was introduced March 4 and referred to the Senate’s National Resources & Economic Development Committee March 9. Bill SB927 states, "An individual performing a service for wages or under an express or implied contact of hire is presumed to be an employee of the person for whom the service is performed."
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Balancing performance tires
Modern Tire Dealer
Saying technology has changed over the last decade might be one of the greatest understatements that Kevin Rohlwing has ever made. In 2005, tire pressure monitoring systems were primarily reserved for high-end luxury and sports cars. Anti-lock braking systems and electronic stability control were options. And people who thought the Blackberry was a smartphone were surprised when the first video was uploaded to a new video hosting service called YouTube.
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Goodyear launches tires containing next-gen silica
Tire Review
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said it has begun using a next-generation silica to increase the fuel-efficiency of its tires. This new silica will be first used in the Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV tire, which is being launched soon in Latin American markets. While no timetable has been set for availability in North America, the tire-maker reports tires containing the silica also will be introduced in other regions within the next year.
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Is danger lurking in junkyards?
Automotive News
American Honda estimates that more than 24,000 recalled air bag modules made by Takata are scattered among thousands of salvage yards and auto recyclers across the country. The company is scrambling to make sure none of them ends up back on the road. In recent months, Honda has been reaching out to these businesses with an offer to buy any Takata air bag inflators covered by the recalls. American Honda spokesman Chris Martin says the automaker has bought about 3,900 so far and is storing them in a safe location.
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How to be more productive and eliminate time-wasting activities by using the 'Eisenhower Box'
Business 2 Community
Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine. Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United States, the launch of the Internet, the exploration of space and the peaceful use of alternative energy sources. Eisenhower had an incredible ability to sustain his productivity not just for weeks or months, but for decades. And for that reason, it is no surprise that his methods for time management, task management, and productivity have been studied by many people.
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US car sales still growing — but for how long?
Fortune
For the last five years, the U.S. automotive industry has seen a steady increase in sales. The question is: How much longer can the party last? As sales have steadily recovered following the global financial crisis — and the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler, automakers and economists aren’t backing down on their prediction that 2015 will mark at least one more year-over-year increase.
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