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Auto Care Association Leader Educates Consumers on Vehicle Data

The New York Times is conducting an ongoing examination of privacy and data, and Bill Hanvey, CEO and president of the Auto Care Association, wrote about the data collected by a modern vehicle. It's about much more than the frequency of oil changes. "Your car knows when you gain weight."

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Ford Has New Motorcraft Diesel Fuel Filter

Ford Motor Co. has added a Motorcraft F-150 3.0L diesel fuel filter (FD4627) to its lineup of diesel fuel filters for Super Duty Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engines (FD4615 and FD4625).

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New Employees Should Master One Task at a Time

Training someone to work in a tire store is like teaching algebra — the student has to know the basics first. Muscle memory helps in math, and it can help a new employee learn the ropes without taking shortcuts.

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Reduced Levels of Cash Flow From Tax Refunds Inhibit Big Ticket Purchases

Recent conversations with dealers leave us with a view that retail sell-out continues to trend positively as retail conditions remain healthy and volumes improved over the prior year’s period (8th straight month).  From a volume standpoint, surveyed dealers relayed they saw unit sales volumes improve modestly (~1.1%) compared to the same period last year.

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Consumers May be Experiencing Sticker Shock Following Price Increases

Recent conversations with dealers leave us with a view that retail sell-out remains healthy and trends continue to remain on the positive side of the ledger. From a volume standpoint, surveyed dealers relayed they saw unit sales volumes improve in the low-single-digit range compared to the same period last year and were up roughly 1% for the first quarter as a whole.

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Continental Previews 'Solid' 1Q Results

Continental AG will release its complete first-quarter results on Thursday, May 9. However, CEO Elmar Degenhart presented an early look at the numbers at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting, held recently in Hanover, Germany. And he was satisfied with what he called “solid” results.

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