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Subaru to Get Turbocharger Upgrade Kit

by zAutos.com on August 31, 2014

P&A International announced that they will be collaborating with a Subaru WRX tuning company to produce a turbocharger upgrade kit. The China based company noted that the kit will be available on the 2016 Subaru STI and WRX models.

A company spokesman said the P&A International company had been “contracted to manufacture the cast aluminium intake manifold for the new boxer 4 cylinder 2.0L and 2.5L engines.” The manifold will consist of a custom die casting and precision CNC machined parts that will enhance → Read More

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Spiders Spark Suzuki Recall

by zAutos.com on August 30, 2014

Suzuki Motor of America is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Kizashi vehicles because spiders have made their homes in the canister vent hose. Approximately 19,249 vehicles are now moving spider nests, which may result in a fire.

Suzuki received the first case back in March of 2011, when a driver complained of a crack in the fuel tank. The auto manufacturer examined the vehicle and found a spider web in the evaporative canister vent line. Five more drivers complained of spiders in their vehicles before Suzuki decided to order the recall.

Housing spiders seems → Read More

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Ford Begins Production on 2015 Mustang

by zAutos.com on August 29, 2014

Some of the first 2015 Mustangs have rolled off the line at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The sixth-generation sports car will be available in more than 120 countries–the most in its 50-year history.

UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles recently said: “I don’t think there is any place in the world where this vehicle is not known.” And he may be right, especially with Ford’s latest announcement.

Just last week, Ford announced that they were producing–for the first time–a right-hand drive variant of their popular car. Drivers in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and → Read More

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Back to School Driving Tips

by zAutos.com on August 28, 2014

School is back in session! That means more teens and parents are on the roads, and children are flooding sidewalks as they walk home. The DMV noted that over 55 million kids will be walking, biking or driving to school for the first time this year, which can bring about a whole new set of issues.

“We recently conducted a distracted driving study and quickly realized that we need to not only educate drivers about risky behaviours but also ensure parents are vigilant in protecting their children from pedestrian and → Read More

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General Motors’ compensation program for victims of the ignition switch recall has received claims for 107 deaths, a spokeswoman for the program said. The compensation program began accepting claims on August 1 of this year.

Amy Weiss, a spokeswoman for Kenneth Feinberg who heads the GM program, told Reuters that the deaths were among the first 309 claims they have received so far, as reported by AutoNews. This is a startling development as only 13 deaths have officially been reported by General Motors.

Feinberg may ultimately decide that some of the death claims will not → Read More

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