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Photo of Mopar facility in Winchester, Va., courtesy of FCA.

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FCA Opens Parts Distribution Center in Va.

Fiat-Chrysler has opened its new Mopar parts distribution center in Winchester, Va., that will ship 9.2 million parts annually from a 400,000-square-foot facility, FCA has announced.

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HUBB to Demonstrate Reusable Oil Filter

HUBB Filters will demonstrate how its advanced oil filter technology can reduce oil change costs by up to 50% at the NAFA Institute & Expo (I&E) from April 26 to 27 in Tampa, Fla.

Photo courtesy of EZ Oil Drain Valve.

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NAPA Auto Parts Stores Offers EZ Oil Drain Valve

NAPA Auto Parts have begun offering the EZ Oil Drain Valve at participating stores nationwide, the company has announced.

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CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils on Store Shelves Now, API Says

The organization has licensed about 400 CK-4 oils and more than 60 FA-4 oils submitted by marketers, making the robust new classifications available to operators of new and older diesels.

Screenshot via Ford.

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Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Data courtesy of Element Fleet Management.

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Fleet Replacement Tire Costs Decline

Passenger car tire prices are anticipated to increase in CY-2017. The key factors influencing future replacement tire prices are the cost of materials and the continuing trend to larger diameter and unique tire sizes.

Data courtesy of Element Fleet Management.

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Extended Oil Intervals Keep Preventive Maintenance Costs Flat

Extended oil-drain intervals and flat labor rates have helped to offset increases in the cost of motor oil because of the expanded use of synthetic oils. In 2017, higher labor rates may exert upward pressure on PM costs.

Graphic courtesy of istockphoto.com

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Fleet Maintenance Expenses Decrease in CY-2016

Fleet passenger car maintenance expenses declined by 7%.

Photo from iStockphoto.com

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Know Your Fluids: Oils

Fluids are critical for fleet health — are you current on your fluid knowledge? In part 1 of this three-part series, making the right choices about which oil to use, maintenance needs, and more are shared.

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Goodyear's Raw Material Costs Increase $300M in 3 Weeks

Tire makers worldwide are citing rising raw material costs as the driver of their price increases. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. painted a picture of just how extreme the increases have been so far — using words like “volatile” and “unpredictable."

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