October 23, 2021
11 11 11 AM
Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes
California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation
Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025
The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road!
Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval
Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night
Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director
Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights
Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior
Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
Latest Post
Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025 The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road! Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
Aug
2021
21

The electric vehicle boom is pay-dirt for factory machinery makers

DETROIT, Aug 20 (Reuters) – The investment surge by both new and established automakers in the electric vehicle market is a bonanza for factory equipment manufacturers that supply the highly automated picks and shovels for the prospectors in the EV gold rush.

The good times for the makers of robots and other factory equipment reflect the broader recovery in U.S. manufacturing. After falling post-COVID to $361.8 million in April 2020, new orders surged to almost $506 million in June, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Reuters Graphics

Here’s a graphic on U.S. manufacturing new orders: https://tmsnrt.rs/3lVyhlM

New electric vehicle factories, funded by investors who have snapped up newly public shares in companies such as EV start-up Lucid Group Inc (LCID.O) are boosting demand. “I’m not sure it’s reached its climax yet. There’s still more to go,” Andrew Lloyd, electromobility segment leader at Stellantis-owned (STLA.MI) supplier Comau, said in an interview. “Over the next 18 to 24 months, there’s going to be a significant demand coming our way.”

Growth in the EV sector, propelled by the success of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), comes on top of the normal work manufacturing equipment makers do to support production of gasoline-powered vehicles.

Automakers will invest over $37 billion in North American plants from 2019 to 2025, with 15 of 17 new plants in the United States, according to LMC Automotive. Over 77% of that spending will be directed at SUV or EV projects.

Equipment providers are in no rush to add to their nearly full capacity.

“There’s a natural point where we will say ‘No'” to new business, said Comau’s Lloyd. For just one area of a factory, like a paint shop or a body shop, an automaker can easily spend $200 million to $300 million, industry officials said.

‘WILD, WILD WEST’ “This industry is the Wild, Wild West right now,” John Kacsur, vice president of the automotive and tire segment for Rockwell Automation(ROK.N), told Reuters. “There is a mad race to get these new EV variants to market.” Automakers have signed agreements for suppliers to build equipment for 37 EVs between this year and 2023 in North America, according to industry consultant Laurie Harbour. That excludes all the work being done for gasoline-powered vehicles.

“There’s still a pipeline with projects from new EV manufacturers,” said Mathias Christen, a spokesman for Durr AG (DUEG.DE), which specializes in paint shop equipment and saw its EV business surge about 65% last year. “This is why we don’t see the peak yet.”

Orders received by Kuka AG, a manufacturing automation company owned by China’s Midea Group (000333.SZ), rose 52% in the first half of 2021 to just under 1.9 billion euros ($2.23 billion) – the second-highest level for a 6-month period in the company’s history, due to strong demand in North America and Asia.

“We ran out of capacity for any additional work about a year and a half ago,” said Mike LaRose, CEO of Kuka’s (KU2G.DE) auto group in the Americas. “Everyone’s so busy, there’s no floor

Aug
2021
9

Hello, Your Vehicle’s Factory Warranty Has Expired

Illustration by Derek BaconCar and Driver

From the September 2021 issue of Car and Driver.

Congratulations on buying a new car! You’ve waited your whole life for this, and it’s everything you’d hoped for. You’ve got the latest technology, the hottest styling, and more muscle than the tires can handle. There’s only one problem: Your vehicle’s warranty has expired.

It seems unbelievable, I know. You just bought that car last week. How could the warranty be expired? Well, warranties aren’t what they used to be. You know how back in the day, you’d buy a refrigerator, and it would last for 20 years, but now you’re lucky if you get 18 months out of the thing before the ice maker jams and the crisper drawer somehow starts actually cooking your food? Warranties are like that too. These new ones, they’re not like Lee Iacocca’s 7/70 plans. You get them home, they’re in effect for a while, but then they expire all willy-nilly. That’s why I’ve been calling you. And calling you. Glad you finally picked up, after I spoofed your doctor’s phone number. Don’t worry—you’re fine. But your warranty isn’t.

Fortunately, I’ve got a warranty that actually works. My entry-level plan is bumper to bumper, by which I mean it covers all the way from the left side to the right side of either your front or rear bumper. The choice is yours! I’ll be honest, though. That plan—all it covers is the actual bumper. And there’s a $1000 deductible. So I’d never suggest that one. I only bring it up since you need a warranty, on account of yours being expired. It’s the only one I have that’s even nearly as bad as yours.

What I would suggest, at a minimum, is our five-year, 60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. You might say, “Hey, that sounds exactly like the one my car already has!” But I assure you, there are major differences. Say you were driving down the road when Brood X, the 17-year apocalyptic plague of cicadas, descended on your car and a bunch of them got sucked past your air filter, which caused your radiator to explode. Happens all the time. Does your factory warranty cover that exact situation? Ours does. In fact, it covers only that situation. And sure, those cicadas are gone for now, but they’ll be back in 2038. And what’s your plan for that?

Even better than the 5/60 warranty is our 10-year, 10,000-mile warranty. You say that doesn’t make sense, but I’ll have you know the 10/10 is our bestseller. Who among us hasn’t lost their keys for two to six years, only to find them and realize that their warranty had expired? This warranty is great for key losers, collector-car owners, and pedestrians. And it covers everything, with very few exceptions.

For instance, headlights used to be inexpensive and easy to replace. Not anymore. With your new car’s LED headlights, swapping in a replacement lamp may require removing half the

Aug
2021
2

SRAM opens TIME pedal factory in Portugal

COIMBRA, Portugal (BRAIN) — SRAM officially opened a new TIME pedal factory here on Friday, with an inauguration celebration presided over by the mayor. The city said the factory will produce 200,000 pairs of pedals per year and create 25 new jobs by next November.

According to a release from the city, the new facility has an area of 6,500 square feet that can be quickly expanded to 12,000 square feet. Currently the factory has created six new jobs but plans call for adding another 18-20 workers by next November. The factory also will eventually make hubs and wheels, the city said. 

“The acquisition of TIME will allow SRAM to continue and diversify its product line, this time in the production of pedals, contributing to the development of the cycling industry in Portugal,” said Isabel Gomes, the director of SRAM in Portugal.

Gil Nadais, the Secretary-General of Portugal’s National Association of Two-Wheel Industries, Hardware, Furniture and Related Products, ABIMOTA, said, “Over the last few years, the Portuguese two-wheel and smooth mobility sector, with a strong contribution from our Portugal Bike Value project, has struggled to provide the country and Europe with ever greater production capacity, reducing dependence on foreign markets and developing shorter distribution chains. With this unit, we take an important step towards achieving these goals.” 

SRAM bought the TIME shoe and pedal business from the Rossignol Group in February. Rossignol sold the TIME frame and bike business to Cardinal Cycling Group.

var showComments = function () jQuery('.fb-comments-count').each(function () if (jQuery(this).hasClass('fb_comments_count_zero')) jQuery(this).closest(jQuery('.comment-count')).hide(); else jQuery(this).closest(jQuery('.comment-count')).css('display', 'block');

) ;

FB.Event.subscribe('xfbml.render', showComments);

;

(function(d, s, id) var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); …

May
2020
2

Car Stereo Repair, Factory Car Stereo Repair Inc. and Bose Repair

Factory (OEM) Car Stereo Removal and Installation Guide

Factory Car Stereo Repair, Inc.
Bose Car Stereo and Amplifiers Repair and Removal


Car Stereo
Repair
| Car Stereo Removal | Shipping Info

Car Stereo Help Repair Estimates
Acura
Audi
BMW
Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
Chrysler
Corvette
Daewoo
Dodge
Ferrari
Ford
Geo
GMC
Honda
Hyundai
Infiniti
Isuzu
Jaguar
Jeep
Kia
Land Rover
Lexus
Lincoln
Mazda
Mercedes
Mitsubishi
Nissan
Oldsmobile
Plymouth
Pontiac
Porsche
Saab
Saturn
Scion
Subaru
Suzuki
Toyota
Volkswagen
Volvo

            Corvette Bose Radio Repair Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco ZR1 / Corvette  - Bose stereo, amplifier and speaker repair     Corvette Bose Amplifier Repair Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco ZR1 / Corvette  - Bose stereo, amplifier and speaker repair Factory Car Stereo Repair
Free Repair Estimates

   

Factory Car Stereo Repair Warranties

   
  • Lifetime warranty on single channel Bose amplifiers
  • One year warranty on multi channel Bose Amplifiers
  • One year warranty on ALL factory car stereos and radios
  •    

    All car stereo, Bose amplifier and Bose car stereo repair
    quotes include parts, and preventative maintenance to include
    repair of all known common problems!
    Car Stereo
    Repair

    Car Stereo Removal

     

    SEE Shipping Form before sending.

        Repair is a Sound Decision       Corvette Bose Speaker and Amplifier RepairCorvette Rear Bose Enclosure           Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco ZR1 / Corvette  - Bose stereo, amplifier and speaker repairFront Bose Enclosure
    Right Front
    16022301
    Left Front 16022311
    16052371… and more Over 12,000
    removal guides and videos for stereos, speakers, amplifiers, CD players and DIY’s.
              Factory Car Stereo Repair - Delco Bose Gold series amplifier - Bose Speaker, Stereo, Amplifier repairBOSE AMPLIFIERS – See Troubleshooting Bose Systems for Corvette, Cadillace and Others!      

    How
    to
    Remove Car Stereo

        Corvette Bose Repair Corvette BOSE Stereo CDM
    (Control Data Module) Processor, tuner, and pre-amplifier for 1990 – 1996 Corvette    

     

    Repairing Car Stereo and Automotive Electronics
    since 1982.
    On line since 2002, last updated 2020
           

    COPYRIGHT NOTICE

    All material and content are
    property of carstereohelp.com.  The material and content on this site
    is protected by international copyright laws.  You may not modify,
    duplicate, reproduce, publish, upload, transmit, or distribute in any
    way (including by way of email, facsimile or other electronic means)
    material and content from this site, unless specified, without written
    permission from carstereohelp.com.  You may download certain content
    or materials on specified pages from this site for personal,
    non-commercial use only.  All other logos, banners, and certain
    content not affiliated or owned by carstereohelp.com is the sole
    property of the rightful owner.   

      Copyright 1999-2020 Factory
    Car Stereo Repair, Inc. www.CarStereoHelp.com  – All Rights Reserved

      FAQ’s | Stereo Codes | Connector Codes | DIY Radio Repair | Antenna Repair          

    Source Article

    Mar
    2020
    31

    Welcome To Card Factory | Cards, Gifts & Party Supplies

    Celebrate all of life’s moments with Card Factory

    Whatever the occasion, you’ll find everything you need at Card Factory no matter what your budget is.

    Send birthday greetings in the best way

    Whether you’re looking for 21st birthday cards, or celebrating an age they’d rather not mention, our fab birthday cards will make their day. Make your birthday card even more meaningful with our personalised cards and photo cards – great for sharing special memories of favourite times, as well as an embarrassing photo or two.

    Saying thanks means so much

    Whether they’ve sent you the most perfect present or are just always there for you at exactly the right time, saying thanks with a heartfelt thank you card means so much. Thank you cards are a lovely way of telling someone exactly how much you appreciate them; and our personalised thank you cards and photo thank you cards will help you make that message even more special.

    Celebrate happy-ever-after

    At Card Factory, we’ll help you take the stress out of planning your wedding so that you can concentrate on your happy-ever-after. From wedding planners and organisers, to save the date cards, wedding invitation cards and RSVP cards; most of our wedding stationary is beautifully coordinated, so you can be certain that everything will look just the way you want it to.

    Get the party started

    At Card Factory, sending cards isn’t all we do. Our birthday gifts, balloon bouquets and birthday party decorations will ensure you’ve got everything you need to celebrate every occasion in style.

    Card Factory really is your one stop shop when it comes to celebrating all of life’s most important moments.

    Source Article

    Mar
    2020
    31

    The Car Factory | Used Car & Truck Dealer Billings MT :: Used Cars Billings MT, Used Trucks Billings MT, Used Classic Cars Billings MT, Used Diesel Trucks 59107, Pre-Owned Auto Dealer Billings MT, Used Car Dealer Yellowstone County MT, Used Affordable Car Dealers Billings MT, Used Cheap Cars Yellowstone County, Quality Used Car Dealership MT, Used Ext-Cab Pickups Billings, Used SUVs Billings, Used Vans, Used Cars Billings MT, Used Auto Sales, Used Classic Cars Yellowstone County MT, Billings Auto Sales, Used Crossovers, Used Work Trucks, Used Commercial Trucks

    Huge selection of vehicles in stock and new arrivals daily!


    Loading Inventory…

    Welcome to Car Factory!

    We have a great selection of Billings Montana’s finest pre-owned cars, trucks and SUV’s. We also carry many commercial units and classic cars!

    We have been in business at our current location since 1999 – We are family owned and operated – We offer financing through several local banks and credit unions as well as national lenders for every credit situation – We take great pride in our inventory and recondition them to a much higher standard than the auto industry average – We are are thankful for the amount of repeat customers and referrals we see on a consistent basis – We offer complete history reports on all units in stock – 

    Questions please call 406-896-9833

    Don’t take our word for it… see what our happy customers have to say.

    Here’s a testimonial from one of our valued customers. Read more here!

    • “I bought my personal vehicle from the car factory when i worked at another carlot…I liked the way they did business so much that i actually came to… “
      Chad Maki, Billings
    • “Really nice place. Called trying to get into something older with more miles so I wouldn’t owe so much. They got me in a vehicle 4years newer with les… “
      Hannah Mclendon, Billings
    • “Such a great place! They made it easy and the staff was fun and made the whole experience worth my trip over. I found my car at a great price and I co… “
      Sharee Gregory, Billings
    • “Dru, I give you 10 stars! It’s so nice that we connected. Just think we almost didn’t stop. We are so glad we did and we will be back for our next veh… “
      Jerri Lacquement, Billings
    • “Both my husband and I loved the personable service that we were provided. Both Greg and Dru were great salespeople and overall just generally great pe… “
      Lilly Ferreira, Billings

    Convertible

    Coupe

    Hatchback

    Hybrid

    SUV

    Sedan

    Truck

    Van

    Wagon

    Please contact us with any questions or comments you have, and we’ll get back with you right away.

                 

    Source Article

    Mar
    2020
    29

    Car Wash Equipment Supplier | Sonny’s The CarWash Factory

    • Sonny’s Statement from CEO Paul Fazio on COVID-19

      View Here