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Auto Repair Facilities Classified as 'Essential' During COVID-19

Auto repair and maintenance facilities have been deemed “essential” during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a memorandum issued by the federal government.

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Leading Through the COVID-19 Crisis: MTD/ASP to Host Webinar on March 27

The COVID-19 crisis has changed our personal and business lives in ways we would have found unimaginable even a few weeks ago.

A Bit Too Close

FCA (Fiat-Chrysler America) announced a recall for certain 2019 Dodge Challenger and Charger vehicles.

Links to Federal/State/Provincial COVID-19 Resources

What are the latest COVID-19 developments in your state or province? Where can you find unemployment information for both your business and employees? What COVID-19 information and resources are the U.S. and Canadian governments making available? Click on the following links for more details and updated reports.

Non-functional Ford

Ford has issued a recall for certain 2019 Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus and Navigator vehicles. At vehicle start-up, the instrument panel cluster assembly (IPC) may not function, showing a blank display.

Families First Act Mandates Paid Leave for Workers

The just-passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 mandates that employers of businesses with fewer than 500 employees provide paid leave through the Family Leave Act to qualified workers affected by COVID-19.

ABS-Related Recall

GM is recalling certain 2015-2020 GMC Yukon vehicles equipped with a 5.3L engine, a 3.08-ratio rear axle and four-wheel-drive. If a wheel speed sensor fails, while the vehicle is travelling between 41 mph and 60 mph in four-wheel or automatic mod, the EBCM (electronic brake control module) software may activate the driveline protection system.

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Take Action on COVID-19

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc., headquarters for Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper, are making efforts to curb the outbreak of COVID-19 and to ensure all Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper shareholder owners, stores, shops, and customers remain as healthy and beneficial to their communities as possible.

Flame Thrower

Certain 2019 Chevy Corvette vehicles equipped with the LT5 6.2L supercharged V8 engine may experience a fuel injector commanded on for 7.5 seconds when exiting deceleration fuel cutoff, causing the engine to misfire. This may result in excess fuel in the exhaust causing flames to exit the tailpipes, which may damage the rear fascia and the ZR1 badge.

Alliance Summer Shareholder Meeting to go Digital

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. has transitioned its 2020 Summer Shareholder Meeting for the very first time to an interactive digital format. Alliance leadership and the board of directors announced the decision in light of growing concern and recent news updates regarding COVID-19.

Fuel Slosh

Some 2016-2018 Lincoln MKX vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive may exhibit a fuel slosh noise primarily when the fuel tank is over ¾-full and when driving at low speeds.

The Group Postpones National Member Meeting

The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) has postponed its 2020 national meeting due to increasing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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<p>Permatex High Strength Orange Threadlocker is now available in a new range of application sizes and a new drip-free gel formulation.</p>
Permatex Orange Threadlocker Offered in New Application Sizes
<p>Lisle says flat and wide blades reduce the chance of damage when removing radiator hoses.</p>
Lisle Has New Radiator Hose Spoon Set
<p>The Rein Automotive Automatic Transmission Service Kit (TSK0016) from CRP Automotive helps restore proper fluid pressure in BMW ZF 6HP transmissions.</p>
New Rein Automotive Automatic Transmission Service Kits Are Available
<p>JohnDow says its new fluid extractors are easy to use and remove fluids through filler ports and dipstick tubes.</p>
JohnDow Industries Offers New Line of Fluid Extractors
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