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Explorers power Chicago Assembly comeback

Explorers power Chicago Assembly comeback

CHICAGO | Four years ago, Ford pumped $400 million into its oldest continuously operated factory, which at one time made Model Ts, so it could produce the next-generation Explorer. 

June 05, 2014 10:07 pm
Fuel-efficiency standards have driven innovation in steelmaking

Fuel-efficiency standards have driven innovation in steelmaking

Automakers are putting their vehicles on crash diets to prepare for tough new federal rules that demand twice as much fuel-efficiency by 2025.

May 10, 2014 1:32 pm Photos

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Auto service centers see weather-related upswing in business

Auto service centers see weather-related upswing in business

Local automotive repair service centers report an increase in business due to pothole ravaged roads and frigid weather-related issues.

February 15, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Cequent Consumer Products Offers Tips on Winter Car Care

Cequent Consumer Products Offers Tips on Winter Car Care

Bald Tire With Very Little Tread Remaining

January 30, 2014 1:29 pm
Relevant statistics for Indiana's auto industry

Relevant statistics for Indiana's auto industry

How Indiana has emerged as a leader in national rankings

August 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Christenson Chevrolet to unveil expansion

Christenson Chevrolet to unveil expansion

HIGHLAND | March brings the start of spring, basketball frenzy and the wearing of the green on St. Patrick’s Day.

February 28, 2013 3:30 pm Photos

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Report: 2 Chicago-made Ford vehicles may head to Michigan

CHICAGO | It has been more than three months since Detroit-based media reported Ford Motor Co. was interested in moving the next generation Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles to a Michigan assembly plant.

February 07, 2013 6:00 pm
AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales reflecting boost in economic activity

AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales reflecting boost in economic activity

Light vehicle sales in the United States rising 13.4 percent in 2012 from a year earlier shows that the industry continues to show improvements from the depths of the recession, said automobile dealership owner Tim Roper.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
AUTOMOTIVE: Fuel economy standard to impact buying patterns

AUTOMOTIVE: Fuel economy standard to impact buying patterns

Tim Roper said the availability of credit and the age of the fleet of on the road are driving a lot of the current vehicle purchasing activity.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am
Rear styling highlights Volvo R-Design

Rear styling highlights Volvo R-Design

The 2012 Volvo C30 features a large glass hatch and tall rear lamps.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
Rear styling highlights Volvo R-Design

Rear styling highlights Volvo R-Design

Curvaceous contours and LED tail lights accent the 2012 Volvo XC60 Polestar R-Design.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
AUTOMOTIVE: Dealers concerned about rising lot inventory

AUTOMOTIVE: Dealers concerned about rising lot inventory

Multiple automobile manufacturers have announced intentions to ramp up production this year in anticipation of higher levels of demand.

May 27, 2012 12:00 am
Lowell Body Shop owner Dave Hirata helps Lowell students

Lowell Body Shop owner Dave Hirata helps Lowell students

Lowell High School junior Tyler Kozinski tapes a window as Dave Hirata from the Lowell Body Shop checks on the progress of a truck rebuilding project earlier this month.

May 03, 2012 4:10 pm
Lowell Body Shop owner Dave Hirata helps Lowell students

Lowell Body Shop owner Dave Hirata helps Lowell students

Dave Hirata, left, from the Lowell Body Shop, gives advice to Lowell High students earlier this month. The students are in the process of rebuilding a truck at the school.

May 03, 2012 4:10 pm
Lowell Body Shop owner Dave Hirata helps Lowell students

Lowell Body Shop owner Dave Hirata helps Lowell students

Dave Hirata, center, owner of the Lowell Body Shop, gives advice to Lowell High School junior Matt Brogdon as he sands a fender earlier this month. Brogdon and his classmates are in the process of rebuilding a pickup truck at the school.

May 03, 2012 4:10 pm
Lowell Body Shop owner Dave Hirata helps Lowell students

Lowell Body Shop owner Dave Hirata helps Lowell students

Dave Hirata, center, owner of the Lowell Body Shop, gives advice to Lowell High School students. The students are in the process of rebuilding a pickup truck at the school.

May 03, 2012 4:10 pm
Lowell Body Shop owner Dave Hirata helps Lowell students

Lowell Body Shop owner Dave Hirata helps Lowell students

Dave Hirata, left, of the Lowell Body Shop, gives advice to Lowell High School senior Austin Rosink and his classmates earlier this month. The students are in the process of rebuilding a truck at the school.

May 03, 2012 4:10 pm
AUTOMOTIVE: Strength in auto buying, manufacturing needed to support economy

AUTOMOTIVE: Strength in auto buying, manufacturing needed to support economy

Economic conditions helped activity in the automobile industry improve in 2011, but dealership owner Tim Roper said predicting stellar conditions in 2012 will be far from easy.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
Christmas star shines again over Lowell skies

Christmas star shines again over Lowell skies

The town of Lowell rescued a star that shone over the town for nearly 50 years. Streets superintendent Frank Lovely, above, and his crew check the star periodically for burned out lights or vandalism.

December 07, 2011 5:40 pm
Christmas star shines again over Lowell skies

Christmas star shines again over Lowell skies

The town of Lowell rescued a star that shone over the town for nearly 50 years. The star was attached to the Rieter Automotive building before it burned down earlier this year and is now located at The Point Park. Streets Superintendent Frank Lovely, above, and his crew check the star period…

December 07, 2011 5:40 pm
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