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March 5, 2019

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Auto Industry

Nissan recalls 86,265 Muranos in U.S. for braking issue

YOKOHAMA, Japan Nissan Motor Co. is recalling 86,265 Murano midsize crossovers in the U.S. from the 2009 model year to fix a faulty part in the antilock brake system.

Automotive Service

'Difficult' tire/wheel fitments growing, Hunter Engineering data show

ST. LOUIS The growth of low-profile, run-flat and larger rim diameter tires over the past 15 to 20 years has raised the bar in terms of tire/wheel mounting and balancing and the types of equipment and amount of training needed to cope with the challenges.

Auto Industry

Subaru places first in Consumer Reports' 2019 car rankings

WASHINGTON The Subaru brand took first place in Consumer Reports' annual ranking of car brands, edging out Genesis, the magazine's 2018 top choice.

Auto Industry

Missouri legislature considering phasing out vehicle inspections

WASHINGTON The Missouri legislature is considering a bill that would, among other things, repeal the state's vehicle inspection safety program, a move opposed by a number of industry trade groups, including the Tire Industry Association.

TIA offering OTR tire, rim weight charts

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. The Tire Industry Association has published OTR tire and wheel weight charts covering more than 150 earthmover and industrial/forklift tires and tire/wheel assemblies.

Automotive Service

Mighty to offer enhanced consumer rebate promotion

NORCROSS, Ga. — Mighty Distributing System of America is offering a spring consumer rebate promotion that offers consumers up to $110 in combined rebates that can be used for future visits to the shop they visited initially.

Automotive Service

Icahn Automotive to offer scholarships for future auto technicians

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Icahn Automotive Group L.L.C. plans to award $30,000 in scholarships for the 2019-20 school year to a dozen qualified students studying to become professional automotive technicians.

Factory Fixes

Replacing leaf spring clips could silence squeak in Titan pickups

Some 2004-06 Nissan Titan pickup trucks may emit a squeaking sound from the rear suspension when driven over speed bumps or rough road surfaces.

Dan Marinucci

Unpleasant consequences of disconnected battery

Disconnecting a vehicle's battery may create costly, unpleasant surprises for tire dealers and service shop operators.

New Products

Hunter Engineering rolls out new brake lathe

New Gearwrench screwdrivers designed for strength, comfort

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