Chevrolet’s new van aimed at Ford Transit Connect

Monday, June 30, 2014

CHICAGO — Sure, the Chevrolet’s new 2015 City Express delivery truck is practical, roomy and a whole lot better looking than the Nissan version. But fun to drive? It’s actually a joy to handle from behind the wheel, says an enthusiastic Ed Peper, vice president of General Motor’s fleet and commercial division. Actually, he can’t stop talking about the truck. It’s being revealed here at the Chicago Auto Show. In…

In Rapid Turnaround, Toyota Is on Track to Post Record Earnings

Monday, June 30, 2014

TOKYO — While the American automakers have made drastic comebacks since the recession, no car company has had a bigger revival than Toyota. After enduring huge recalls, a tsunami in Japan and a steep drop in sales because of slowing demand, Toyota on Tuesday hit a milestone in its comeback, saying it was on pace to earn its biggest-ever annual profit in its fiscal year that ends in March. The Japanese company…

Hamilton Honda gets OK to build new car wash, body shop

Monday, June 30, 2014

HAMILTON — The township planning board gave Hamilton Honda the green-light tonight, approving construction of a new car wash and auto body shop on two abandoned residential lots on Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Road. The car wash is part of the Route 130 dealership’s sales pitch, dealership principal Mike Saporito said: All customers get free oil changes and car washes, he said. Currently, about 300 customers squeeze into an existing car wash —…

Bad year for car-wash business

Monday, June 30, 2014

EXETER – Having been in the car-washing business for 45 years, Peter Franco has seen the ups and downs in his industry. But this winter has been on pace to go down as “miserable” on his scale of “good-bad-miserable.” “I’m in the business 45 years and this is the worst winter I’ve ever had so far,” said Mr. Franco, owner of Mr. Kleen Kar Wash in Exeter. “The worst, by…

4 TV stars to meet at O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels in Birmingham this weekend

Monday, June 30, 2014

BIRMINGHAM,Alabama— From custom cars and trucks to a BMX bike show, there will be plenty of things to see and do whenO’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels custom auto show rolls into Birmingham from Feb. 7-9 at the BJCC. Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-11.In addition to the exhibits, there will also be celebrity guests. Here are four people you can meet at this weekend’s World…

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