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3 December, 2012 5:36 pm : Mtl Auto-Parts

Former GM engineer found guilty of trying to sell trade secrets

Shanshan Du, an ex-GM employee, copied the Detroit-based company’s private information on the motor control of hybrids and provided documents to her husband, Yu Qin. Prosecutors accused Qin of using the data to seek business ventures or employment with GM’s competitors, including the Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co. Qin was convicted of all seven counts. Du was convicted on three trade-secret counts, including conspiracy to possess trade secrets without authorization. She was acquitted on wire fraud charges. General Motors stated that the secrets are worth more than $40 million. Lawyers for both defendants, who pleaded not guilty, argued that the information didn’t Read more and comment!
2 December, 2012 7:43 pm : Car of the Day

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today’s car of the day is the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Now in its fourth generation the Grand Cherokee has grown by a foot in length, six inches in width and gained nearly a ton in curb weigh (4533 lbs). Despise the American sizing, the Grand Cherokee’s exterior is well proportioned and elegant thanks to a redesign in 2011 that replaced the previous model front grill with a more attractive and elegant design. The Grand Cherokee models come with a few engine options, the first is the 3.6L V6 which produces 290HP at 6,400RPM and a respectable 260lb-ft of torque Read more and comment!
2 December, 2012 3:10 am : Mtl Auto-Parts

Ford Recalls the Escape AGAIN!!!

Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 89,000 new Escape SUVs and Fusion sedans because the engines can overheat and cause fires. It's the fourth recall in four months for the all-new Escape, a top seller for Ford in the important compact SUV segment of the market. The new 2013 version went on sale in the spring, and it already has had problems with coolant leaks, cracked fuel lines and carpet padding. Safety advocates say that more than three recalls in a car's first year are a sign of quality problems, although Ford has said previously that the recalls show Read more and comment!
29 November, 2012 8:02 pm : Mtl Auto-Parts

Porsche North America new headquarters

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, celebrated a landmark groundbreaking of its new headquarters, to be known as One Porsche Drive. Located adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the 26.4-acre site is the first complex to be built in the "Aerotropolis Atlanta" business district. Employees from Porsche Cars North America and its affiliates Porsche Financial Services, Porsche Business Services, and Porsche Consulting attended the event alongside executives from Porsche Group companies in North America and Germany, as well as local dignitaries. Most of Porsche's North American operations will be consolidated under one roof once Read more and comment!
28 November, 2012 10:08 pm : Videos

Reducing the cost of brake repairs

We have to face the fact that no matter what, the cost of brake rotors is going to set us back a few dollars. But there are ways to minimize the cost. First, do not buy your car brakes from your local auto dealership. The dealership not only works in a premium markup for their parts, they really hit you for the labour costs. And worse yet, they sometimes combine the part prices into the whole invoice, so you never even see the mark-up you paid. The first aspect to cutting the price of brake rotors is to buy your Read more and comment!