Most new-vehicle dealerships in the United States don't run body shops. But hundreds more dealerships have gotten into the collision repair game in recent years -- even as others have dropped out -- and that trend appears likely to continue.
Tesla's story has been such a soap opera that it's hard to know which twists and turns are worth heeding. Tesla CEO Elon Musk's pathos-laden interview last week with The New York Times might seem like just another distraction, but it's probably as important as anything to do with Tesla's manufacturing or sales.
Elon Musk's tentative proposal to take Tesla private isn't a bad idea for an automaker, it is just that the money-losing U.S. company is the wrong choice. BMW is a far better candidate for a buyout.
If consumers embrace General Motors' four-cylinder engine in the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups coming this fall, GM will have Ford to thank.
The battery-powered I-Pace coming at the end of the month could be the vehicle that changes everything in the U.S. for Jaguar.
The carburetor has given way to fuel injection; electronic ignitions have replaced the points and condenser. Isn't it time to remake the camshaft?