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Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (AP):Americans nervous about the drumbeat of bad economic news stayed away from auto showrooms and automakers nervous about their bottom lines didn't offer deals to lure them in.As a result, it was the worst August for US auto sales since 1983,...

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Potholes are probably the most abhorred road imperfections across the globe. While often causing damage to the motor vehicle's suspension, steering system and frame, potholes may result in the driver losing control and even death.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BRIEFSToyota recallNEW YORK (AP):Toyota recalled 1.33 million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks in the US and Canada on Thursday because their engines may stall, the latest in a string of quality problems at the Japanese automaker.The recall covers...

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Starting this week, the police will be removing from the streets of the Corporate Area, boys who wipe windscreens for monetary handouts.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ford Motor Co is furthering its push into Asia, announcing plans for eight new vehicle models in India and a US$350 million investment with partner Mazda Motor Corp in their pickup truck plant in Thailand.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Urban Transport Company (JUTC) is on a drive to increase its revenue. This route involves increasing advertising on its buses.

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IT'S an unlikely combination: a 19th-century great house, a 1,800-metre dirt track and racing cars. But, that is part of Kevin Scott's vision for the 140 acres of land which boasts the Thetford Great House located ...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's circuit- racing team will leave the island this Wednesday for the second leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) which gets under way in Barbados next...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Angered by the reckless behaviour of some motorists, deejay Bobo Zarro decided to vent his frustration by writing and recording the song Driver, which was released in the summer of 2009.Ironically, within weeks ...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Are you on the move and in need of that added protection?Well, this is just a mobile phone away.At least two local security firms are offering mobile phone tracking."We introduced the service a month ago," said...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SHANGHAI (AP): China has set up an electric-vehicles association in its latest effort to encourage wider commercialisation of the costly technology.The new group, made up of state-owned automakers and other related manufacturers, will promote common...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MUMBAI, India (AP):Indian engineering will play a role in the design of new Jaguar Land Rover engines, Tata Motors Chief Executive Carl-Peter Forster said Thursday, a long-term threat to Ford Motor Co which is now under contract...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AFTER MORE than four decades as Jamaica's sole Volvo distributor, Karram's Regency Automobiles Limited is winding down its "automotives operations".

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Portland Cottage in Clarendon is to have improved roads as Cabinet has approved expenditure for the project.Share Con Limited will be responsible for the rehabilitation work which stands at a cost of $34.5 million.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Inspired by the 2001 release of the blockbuster movie Fast and Furious, underglow lights quickly became super popular on Jamaica's streets, said Paul Cole of King Midas Mufflers.

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With motorcyclists increasingly linked to several crimes in the Corporate Area, members of the United Riders' Club are going all out to distance themselves from criminality.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The cries of the local hearing-impaired community have not fallen on deaf ears as recent amendments to the Road Traffic Act now allow them to apply for driver's licences.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bridgestone Corp returned to profit in the first half and raised its full-year forecast Friday amid a recovery in global auto demand that lifted tyre sales.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

For the second consecutive year, the preparations for the Automobile Dealers' Association's (ADA) annual car show held at the National Arena in St Andrew have stalled.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Toyota's Prius topped Japan sales rankings in July for the 15th straight month, getting a perk from incentives for green cars, and helping Japanese sales of Toyota hybrid models reach a million vehicles.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Getting lost these days has certainly got harder. Today, with the aid of a smartphone and applications such as Google Maps or Google Latitude, Jamaicans are finding their destinations hassle free.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Though David Summerbell won the bragging rights at the Emancipation Day Dover race meet last Monday, it was the camaraderie by fellow competitor George Bayley that won the hearts of thousands of fans.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

INCOMING PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers' Association (JUCDA), Lynvalle Hamilton has vowed to engage the organisation in meaningful and friendlier dialogue with all stakeholders for the best possible...

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The winding, dusty and bumpy roadway leading to the Dover racetrack in St Ann will buzz with activity tomorrow as hundreds of die-hard motorsport fans are expected for the Emancipation Day race meet.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hitachi revs up: TOKYO (AP): Maker of everything from home appliances to nuclear reactors, Hitachi Ltd, a returned to profit last quarter as strong Asian demand fuelled recovery in the auto and electronics sectors.

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