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Automotive diagnostics data and business solutions provider CarMD has released its latest CarMD Vehicle Health Index, an annual report designed to provide an overview of information related to check engine-related car repairs, costs, and trends.

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Icahn Completes Acquisition of RPM Automotive

Icahn Automotive Group, which owns and operates leading auto repair and maintenance providers Pep Boys, AAMCO, and Precision Tune Auto Care, has completed its acquisition of RPM Automotive.

Samsara, Velociti Offer Vehicle Repair Management Program

Samsara Technology Support Services is the result of a partnership between Velociti and Samsara, and protects technology investments through system health monitoring, 24/7 mobile repair, inventory management, and other services.

Industry Pioneer Recalls Accident Management Origins

Accident management is one of the key services fleets use to help control costs. It wasn’t always the case; one of the pioneers of this service, Bob Martines, explains its origins, where it is today, and where it’s headed.

Mazda, Hyundai Excel with Lowest Repair Costs

Mazda, Hyundai, Toyota, and Audi have received top marks for reliability and a low cost for repairs, according to data from automotive repair data and diagnostic solutions provider CarMD.com Corp. The findings came in the 2018 CarMD Vehicle Health Index Make and Model Reliability Rankings.

Maintenance Costs Increase as Labor Rates Rise

Despite high build quality, vehicle maintenance costs are trending up due to increased advanced technology content, skilled labor shortages, higher tire prices, and more engines requiring synthetic oils and high-capacity oil pans.

Mazda Sharing Recall Data with Repair Centers

Mazda North American Operations has begun sharing information about open recalls with CCC Information Services Inc. so the data will be provided to collision repair shops through the company's repair software CCC One.

Upward Pressure on Fleet Costs Threatens to Increase TCO

Recently, I conducted a survey of several hundred fleet managers to identify emerging industry trends. One recurrent theme expressed by fleet managers was the concern that fleet costs are starting to experience upward pricing pressures. Here's what they told me.