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Monthly Archives: June 2017


Del Mar Automotive will be closed Monday and Tuesday, the 3rd and 4th, to celebrate the birth of our Country.  God bless America


  The California legislature is at it again with assembly bill 1274 (AB 1274) which would double the period that new cars are exempt from smog testing from four to eight years. Consumers will get hit in the "pocket book", because expensive vehicle emissions repair costs that are currently covered by the manufacturer will fall outside the California and Federal warranty period, driving up costs to consumers. The bill will have a detrimental impact on the environment. High mileage vehicles that have emission related problems will be allowed to operate and pollute the air for an additional two years. This harms our environment and is counterintuitive to laws to clean up the air. Extending the exemption 2 years will reduce the need for smog inspections thus causing shops to drop out of the program which means less choice for consumers and higher costs for smog check inspections.   The bill is unfair to many small businesses that financially invested in the equ ... read more

Report finds ridesharing is used to supplement, not replace, personal vehicles

Ridesharing usage actually increased the likelihood that current vehicle owners would purchase another vehicle within the next five years, according to the study.   June 14, 2017   With the rise of Uber and alternate transport options for consumers, car makers (OEMs) are rightfully concerned about the impact the increased usage of these options will have on consumers' interest in purchasing future vehicles. A new report from the Automotive Connected Mobility (ACM) service at Strategy Analytics "Impact of Ride Sharing Frequency on Vehicle Purchase Intention", has found that ridesharing usage may not negatively impact the future vehicle purchase intention of current vehicle owners.   Key report findings include: Ridesharing usage actually increased the ... read more

Hyundai recalls almost 600,000 vehicles

Hyundai Motor America is recalling more than 437,000 Santa Fe vehicles in the U.S. to fix a hood latch that could unexpectedly open while driving. Vesna Brajkovic National Highway Traffic Safety Administration June 15, 2017 Hyundai is recalling almost 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix hood latch and parking brake warning light problems. 2013-17 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport Recall Hyundai Motor America is recalling more than 437,000 Santa Fe vehicles in the U.S. to fix a hood latch that could unexpectedly open while driving. Vehicles affected include Model Year 2013 to 2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles. The secondary hood latch cable has the potential to corrode and bind, according to the recall document provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety ... read more

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