Read the August issue of Fixed Ops Journal, the parts,
service and collision magazine from Automotive News.

Automakers need to help dealers control tool costs

Our in-depth look at collision repair in the June issue of Fixed Ops Journal covered the problems dealers face competing in the body shop business. But what about the unnecessarily high cost of tools?

GM's dog won't hunt

I thought the comments that Peter Lanzavecchia madewere right on target.


Technician's job isn't what it used to be

Editor David Kushma's column on auto repair personnel statistics should have someone concerned -- maybe the consumer.

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Genesis' first crossover a year away

In 2022, Genesis plans to have a stand-alone network of dealers and a sufficiently diverse lineup of vehicles for them to sell as it seeks to take its place alongside the industry's leading luxury marques.

Hyundai-Kia pipeline shows group's versatility

Korean auto brands, which ruled J.D. Power's closely watched quality rankings this year, are improving their product arsenals and better aligning their U.S. portfolios to meet demand for crossovers.

Ford prices 2019 Ranger from $25,395

Ford is pricing the revived Ford Ranger about the same as the segment-leading Toyota Tacoma as it prepares to re-enter the midsize pickup market for the first time in about eight years.

JLR, Volvo stick to path for utilities, electrification

Jaguar Land Rover is hitting a few potholes as it enters its second decade as part of India's Tata Motors. Jaguar sales are sinking in the vital U.S. market, and Land Rover, is facing big challenges and new competition in the SUV segment.


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