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October 9, 2018

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Auto Industry

Subaru recalls 27,000 Legacys, Outbacks for faulty electronic parking brake

CAMDEN, N.J. — Subaru of America Inc. is recalling certain 2010-14 Legacy and Outback models equipped only with a manual transmission for a potentially faulty electronic parking brake.

Auto Industry

Honda recalls 200,000 Accords, Insights for rear-camera glitch

WASHINGTON — Honda Motor Co. is recalling approximately 232,000 Accord and Insight models in the U.S. over a software malfunction that may cause failure in the rear-camera display, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Auto Industry

Mazda to revive rotary engine as hybrid range extender

TOKYO — Mazda Motor Corp. plans to revive its famed rotary engine — last used commercially in 2012 — to power a range-extender hybrid vehicle as part of a wider plan to electrify its entire lineup by 2030.

The rest of the story

In this week's episode of Tire Talk, auto service expert Pam Oakes revisits some of the past questions asked by our Tire Talk audience, and she provides an update on what is happening today for each shop owner.

Automotive Service

Hunter, AutoVitals offering integrated digital auto inspection platform

ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. and AutoVitals Inc. have integrated their respective vehicle inspection technology in a digital platform that provides users the ability to present inspection findings to customers on their mobile devices.

Automotive Service

Monro refreshes websites under 'Monro.Forward' strategy

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Inc. has refreshed its corporate and retail websites in line with the rollout of the firm's "customer-centric" engagement initiatives and development of an "omni-channel" presence.

Factory Fixes

Ford's transmission lines may be source of coolant leak

Some 2008-11 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Marquis and Lincoln Town Car models may produce a coolant leak at the upper/left portion of the radiator.

Dan Marinucci

State clearly the minimum you expect from workers

Savvy bosses always clarify what they want from workers at every level of the business. Clarifying expectations is vitally important because ultimately, uninformed employees cost the company money. Uninformed workers are not as productive as informed ones; anything that hampers productivity hurts profitability. So when in doubt, effective bosses personally present their expectations at team...

New Products

Matco launches diagnostic scan-tool tablet

Mitchell 1 adds text messaging to shop management system

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