Auto industry recovery generates third shifts at U.S. plants, more jobs
Automakers are increasing production at the car plants after light-vehicle sales rose by at least 10 percent for two straight years in the United States for the first time since 1984 and grew at a faster rate than China, the world's biggest auto...
January 21, 2012 at 9:13 am
Hollowing out of Japan gains speed with Ohio-built Acura 'supercar'
Honda's decision to build what it calls a racing-oriented "supercar" in Ohio highlights confidence in its U.S. engineers and plants. It also shows the difficulty of producing autos in Japan as the yen rises.
January 21, 2012 at 12:01 am
Chevy Volt fire probe is closed, NHTSA says
Federal safety regulators said today that they've closed an eight-week investigation into the Chevrolet Volt, concluding that the plug-in hybrid's battery doesn't pose a significant fire risk following a crash.
January 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm
Johnson Controls' European results signal trouble for some suppliers
Despite improved net income for its latest quarter, supplier Johnson Controls Inc. saw a significant fall in its European profit margins -- setting the stage for more supplier struggles on the continent and more jitters on Wall Street.
January 20, 2012 at 4:01 pm
Soft now, but the minivan market is going to boom again
The U.S. minivan market is soft today, but I think in a few years it will take off. Why? Automakers will take chances to break away from the traditional, decades-old styling pattern -- and consumers will bite.
January 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm
Md. dealer Henry Marshall dead at 86
Henry Marshall, a retired auto dealer, died Jan. 4. He was 86. From 1954 to 1967, he worked for General Motors as a Chevrolet district manager. He bought a Chevrolet dealership in Reading, Pa., in 1967 and added Volvo in 1971 and Honda in 1974.
January 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Lexus to raise price of LX 570 SUV to $81,805
Lexus will boost the price of its LX 570 SUV nearly $1,500 to $81,805, including a delivery fee of $875, when the refreshed 2013 model goes on sale next month.
January 20, 2012 at 11:26 am
Kia recalls 145,755 Optimas, Rondos in U.S.
Kia Motors America is recalling 145,755 vehicles to fix a problem with the driver's side airbag that could potentially prevent it from deploying.
January 20, 2012 at 11:07 am
Dealers should be opportunists in the year of clunkers
The average age of light vehicles on U.S. roads is nearly 11 years, according to a study by automotive research firm Polk.
January 20, 2012 at 10:25 am
Why we need to save the CD players!
Streaming audio is low-fi. The fidelity of satellite radio is gruesome. The default setting for iPod downloads is grainy. You get to hear the music you want, but your ears don't get the proper reproduction.
January 20, 2012 at 9:36 am
2008 Cadillac CTS Spoilers
The new Cadillac CTS car spoilers are getting a lot of attention, but not as much as the CTS itself. The complete re-design of this mid size luxury automobile is turning heads where ever it is seen. With fluid lines on the new sheet metal there is no disguise that can hide the true original look of the Cadillac CTS.
Question asked on November 29, 2007 at 09:21 PM
Car and Truck Accessories
Today, car and truck accessories are a hot commodity. According to Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the automotive aftermarket industry generated $36.7 billion in global sales during 2006. That equates to approximately one out of every ten people investing in aftermarket car and truck accessories.
People purchase car and truck accessories for a variety of reasons. Some invest in high-end luxury automotive products such as custom woodgrain or carbon fiber dash replacement kits, exotic handcrafted wood grain steering wheels, custom wheels and tires, video entertainment systems or performance suspension kits to improve ride and stability.
Question asked on November 19, 2007 at 09:49 PM
Aftermarket Car Accessories
Today, aftermarket car accessories are some of the hottest products on the market. With everything from custom designed replacement dash kits to cold air intake systems, it's easy to transform an ordinary car into a head-turning show piece.
Before investing money into aftermarket car accessories it's wise to conduct research and determine which accessories are best suited for your car. Make a "wish list" of the automotive accessories you want and rate them using a scale of "must-have" to "kind of cool, but I can live without it."
Question asked on November 15, 2007 at 07:50 AM
2008 Hummer H2 Carbon Fiber Dash Kit
The 2008 Hummer H2 carbon fiber dash kit has evolved with the new interior design. The legendary Hummer interior traditionally was an industrial machine design that came out of the early sixties. This attracted young and old to this rugged sport utility vehicle which took the market place by storm in 2003. The big box on wheels which some automotive journalist called it was about to leave a big foot print on the planet. GM had no idea how crazy customers where for the SUV and the Hummer dealers couldn’t get enough of them to fill their lots. This craze for hip new sport utility was beyond belief.
Question asked on November 05, 2007 at 08:35 PM
2008 Subaru Tribeca Wood Dash Kit
The 2008 Subaru Tribeca Wood Dash Kit makes the interior look like an expensive luxury car said by a new car salesman at a local Subaru dealership. The Simon Wood Dash company always has been on the forefront of developing innovated dashboard trim for interiors since 1982. They have taken there proprietary methods of manufacturing interior trim to the next level. They have an unfair advantage over the competition since they have been making and developing new techniques in manufacturing wood grain dash kit for custom car builders and auto designers for years.
Question asked on October 31, 2007 at 10:54 AM
2008 GMC Acadia Wood Dash Kit
2008 GMC Acadia is the perfect crossover vehicle for a family of four with its wide stance and low roof line. The Acadia crossover SUV has many upgrade options that are not standard in other vehicles. The independent suspension in the front and rear and the new direct acting stabilizer bar is a mouth full for sure, but it is necessary to mention. Other standard features include four wheel brakes with ABS and a 275 hp LY7 V6 engine. These standards are impressive if you’re looking for a vehicle with a lot of features.
Question asked on September 05, 2007 at 10:19 PM
2008 Nissan Pathfinder Wood Dash Kit
The 2008 Nissan Pathfinder Wood Dash Kit is an aftermarket wood grain miracle upgrade for the stale stone cold grey interior that comes stock from the factory in the new Pathfinder. The Interior wood grain door panel trim are upgraded from a light silver color that is supposed to look like an aluminum finish. The center dash is completely renovated with more of the beautiful medium California burl wood. The rich deep high gloss urethane coating helps protect from the summer UV rays from fading. The suttle interior upgrade helps define the gauges and leather trim.
Question asked on August 31, 2007 at 10:26 PM
Chrysler 300 Wood Dash Kit
The Chrysler 300 wood dash kit looks like an OEM dash kit because it is. This Chrysler 300 wood grain trim kit is made from new high quality polymers and urethane coating that give the factory original dash trim parts a high gloss shine. The secret coating process that Simon Wood Dash has developed over the past 25 years takes any factory dash trim and transforms it into a wood grain piece of art.
Question asked on July 29, 2007 at 09:18 PM :: Comments to date: 1
2006 Hummer H3 Carbon Fiber Dash Kit
This 2006 Hummer H3 carbon fiber dash kit is a factory OEM core replacement H3 carbon fiber dash kit. Unlike other Hummer H3 carbon fiber dash kits this replaces the factory parts with the man made 2 on 2 twill pattern weave pattern laminated to the original parts. These are not 2D overlay kits also known as peel and stick dash trim kits that are all over the internet. The Hummer H3 carbon fiber dash kit comes out of the stables of Simon Wood Dash in California. The photo shows a custom made 15 piece carbon fiber trim kit that has been in many car shows and in many Hummer H3 owners interiors.
Question asked on June 03, 2007 at 07:45 PM
Nissan Altima Spoiler 2002 - 2004
The Nissan Altima spoiler unique design flows smoothly onto the rear deck lid for a car spoiler. This Nissan Altima spoiler is specifically designed for the model years 2002 – 2004. The factory replica aftermarket car spoiler is only designed for style not for purpose. The rear deck lid spoiler is a perfect fit for the small amount of space on the rear trunk lid. The large foot print base of the spoiler mounts with bolts and has quick connectors for the third brake light that taps in to the factory electrical system. Any do it your selfer can install it in about 45 to 60 minutes provided they are mechanically inclined and have some experience in installing Altima accessories. This blow molded spoiler is light weight and color keyed to match the factory paint color.
Question asked on May 31, 2007 at 09:17 PM