Lang Report Says There Are Fewer Auto Service Bays Now

According to a Lang Marketing report, the car and light truck population continues to soar–there’s over 39 million vehicles between 1996 and 2006. However, there’s an interesting trend: there are actually fewer service bays to repair those vehicles. I’m guessing that this is due to the fact that the cars of today are getting more …

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Auto Design Going Offshore to India

I’m sorry, but I really don’t want the new design of my Texas-sized pickup truck being offshored to India. “Rather than piecemeal sub-contracting of design, engineering and manufacturing jobs, auto companies prefer vendors offering end-to-end services or complete solutions, from design to manufacture of components,” says Arun Jethmalani, CEO of ValueNotes. A recently released report …

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SIRIUS Satellite Radio Reports Strong Second Quarter 2006 Results

SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that its second quarter 2006 revenue nearly tripled from the year-ago second quarter to more than $150 million. The company increased its 2006 guidance for total revenue to $615 million and for year-end subscribers to 6.3 million. SIRIUS ended the second quarter with 4,678,207 subscribers, 158% higher than …

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King of Prussia Mall and Chevrolet and GM Announce Exclusive Giveaway of 2007 Chevy Tahoe

King of Prussia Mall shoppers can now enter a contest to win a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe this September. Shoppers can visit the ChevyShowcase, located in the Court of King of Prussia Mall, to complete an official entry form between now and September 15, 2006. This giveaway marks another successful step in the Kravco Simon Company, …

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Delco Cleaning Systems Introduces New Safety DVDs

“Thousands of new businesses are started each year. By using video training many of these businesses will be able to raise their employees’ knowledge level to a standard that will allow for greater profitability of the company. Through a better understanding of machines, processes and safety standards an employee will be more productive and be …

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New Auto Window Film from CPFilms Thwarts Smash-and-Grab Theft

CPFilms has an automotive film for windows that you can have installed and apparently it will stop people from doing smash and grab thefts. Maybe I should get this installed on my new truck? The scenario is simple. You’re stopped at a stoplight, computer bag sitting on the passenger seat. While you’re watching, waiting for …

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Trailer Hitch Alignment

Now that I’m getting another pickup, I’m definitely going to need something to help me align the hitch with the trailer that I’m going to be pulling. So, www.truehitchup.com looks like what I’m going need; it’s a Trailer Hitch Alignment System. The True Hitch trailer alignment system makes hitching up a vehicle to a trailer …

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Capital One Auto Credit

Capital One keeps sending my mother in law some paperwork in the mail trying to get her to refinance her current car loan through Capital One. I’ve heard horror stories about Capital One, but they mostly have to do with their credit cards: Apparently, if you get a credit card through Capital One you’re basically …

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Lewis Chevrolet

Ok, so AJ and I left Mabank’s Teague Chevrolet and headed to Lewis Chevrolet in Canton. We were greeted by Mr. Henry Lewis himself, and he seemed to be a nice enough guy. Nicer than I would expect. After all, you don’t expect to meet with the owner of the place when you get there, …

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Teague Chevrolet

AJ and I went this afternoon to Teague Chevrolet in Mabank. They were fairly friendly, and had some vehicles that we were interested in. However, they only had two 2007 Chevrolet 1500 Crew Cab trucks in stock, and all of the 2006 Chevrolet 1500s they had in stock were priced well over $30,000, most of …

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Current Truck Deals

I’ve been following the current truck deals in my area (North Texas) and have a list of what I’ve been looking for. Zero percent financing is a pretty good offer, and Ford is offering zero percent financing plus they say they’ll pay for your gas until 2007. Current Offers: – Ford offers zero percent financing …

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