Aston Martin wins temporary exemption to new U.S. safety rules
British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin has been granted a temporary exemption to new safety rules in the United States that would have stopped it selling hundreds of cars in one of its key markets, federal regulators said today.
October 31, 2014 at 11:27 am
Daimler to buy 25% of Italian motorbike maker MV Agusta
Daimler will buy a 25 percent stake in Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta as part of a long-term cooperation that gives the German car and truck maker access to lightweight three-cylinder engines.
October 31, 2014 at 11:04 am
Denso's first-half operating profit falls 16% on randd costs
Japan's Denso, the world's second-largest auto supplier, today said it posted a 16 percent decline in six-month operating profit, as development costs and investment outweighed a rise in revenue.
October 31, 2014 at 9:56 am
Takata airbag recalls should include newer cars, watchdog says
A watchdog group has asked federal regulators to broaden a defect investigation of Takata airbags to include more vehicles and to see whether replacements used in recalled vehicles are safe.
October 31, 2014 at 9:32 am
Honda, Takata sued in California for airbag-related recalls
Honda and airbag supplier Takata were sued by a driver seeking damages on behalf of the owners of 5 million Honda and Acura models recalled so far in the United States to replace potentially unsafe airbags.
October 31, 2014 at 9:06 am
Audi recall no threat to Continental's financial guidance, CEO says
Supplier Continental AG said a fault with airbags installed at Audi could cost a double-digit million euro amount to fix, a sum which the German automotive supplier could absorb without revising its earnings guidance.
October 31, 2014 at 8:33 am
Headlight maker Hella to raise 278 million euros in IPO
Family-owned German headlight maker Hella said today it would raise 278 million euros ($349.4 million) in a stock market flotation to fund international expansion and innovation.
October 31, 2014 at 8:16 am
Kia Motors says president resigned over prolonged wage disputes
Kia Motors said its president, Lee Sam-ung, has resigned to take responsibility for "enormous" production losses caused by recent strikes by its South Korean union during wage talks.
October 31, 2014 at 8:11 am
Mazda, Fuji Heavy post big quarterly profit gains on weak yen
Mazda Motor and Subaru's parent company Fuji Heavy Industries today posted rosy second-quarter profit growth as a weak yen made their exports more lucrative.
October 31, 2014 at 7:49 am
VW earnings outlook too cautious, analysts say
VW Group expects to post a 6 percent gain in underlying earnings this year, setting a new record, yet analysts believe the automaker is being overly cautious and can do even better.
October 31, 2014 at 5:54 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