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American Auto Parts Imports Increase More than 5%

The Journal Of Commerce has just reported that more containers of auto parts were imported into the U.S. in the second quarter of this year than at any other time since JOC began tracking this data back in the first month of 2007. The import of auto parts has increased for 15 straight quarters showing that the U.S. auto industry’s recovery is not a mirage.

In the recently completed quarter, 220,366 twenty-foot containers made their ways to American ports. This is a 5.1 percent jump from the 209,644 twenty-foot containers that did the same in the second quarter of last year.

However, not all is puppies and sunshine. The rate of increase is slowing. After 12 straight quarters of double-digit increases, the last three quarters have seen just single-digit growth.

New Target of Thieves: SUV Seats

Nowadays, not just vehicles are in the crosshairs of thieves. No, now, when it comes to costly SUVs, it is their third row of seats that sticky-fingered crooks are after. Thieves with a bit of skill can be in and out of a locked SUV in less than a minute leaving the violated vehicle lacking…Continue Reading

Ford Gets its Mojo (Emblem) Back!

One reason Ford did not resort to relying upon a government bailout to get through the rough waters of the recent recession is that it had a pile of cash to fallback upon. The American automaker had borrowed these funds, around $24 billion, by taking a mortgage out on all that it owned to include…Continue Reading

What Are The Best Used Cars Under $8000?

Kelly Blue Book released its listing of the 10 Best Used Cars Under $8,000 on January 5. With the continued lack of economic promise for many Americans, this list can be a great help for many. In fact, with more people than normal entering the used vehicle market and the removal of many used cars…Continue Reading