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Michigan Court: Tire Rotation Need Not Require Tightened Lug Nuts

A decision from the Michigan Court of Appeals says a tire rotation by a mechanic could be considered performed even if the left front lug nuts weren’t tightened.

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Michigan: The Epicenter of Mobility The Evolution of the Automotive Capital

Michigan is a hub for innovation and always has been. We became the birthplace of the automotive industry when Detroit put the world on wheels more than a century ago, and today we’re proud to be “Planet M” – the epicenter of mobility.

Denso Invests $75.5 Million into North America

Denso has invested approximately $75.5 million into their North American network to advance innovation by attracting top talent to the company. The company is investing in its North American regional headquarters based in Southfield, Mich., and one of its satellite offices located in Dublin, Ohio.

Longtime Dealership Owner Passes

James Francis Stocking Sr., longtime owner of Park Tire in Lincoln Park, Mich., died on July 19. He was 93. In addition to his time in the tire industry, Stocking served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Denso Awards Four Student Scholarships

Denso Manufacturing Michigan, located in Battle Creek, Mich., awarded four students scholarships through their partnerships with the Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center.

Mahle Expanding North America Powertrain Operations

Mahle Powertrain plans to expand its North America powertrain operations with a new facility in Plymouth, Mich., expected to open in early November. The new facility is part of Mahle’s $16 million North American expansion to create new jobs and accelerate advance engine-development programs, Mahle said. “Our new Plymouth location will be one of the

Trico Partners with Baseball League

Trico Products Corp. has signed a five-year partnership with the United Shore Professional Baseball League. The United Shore Professional Baseball League was founded in May 2016 in Utica, Mich., just outside Detroit. The league is comprised of three teams, the Utica Unicorns, the Eastside Diamond Hoppers and the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers. “Partnering with the United Shore

Michigan Gov. Vetoes Aftermarket Parts Bill

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently vetoed House Bill 4344, legislation that would update regulations in the Michigan Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act with new language that limited the use of aftermarket parts. Under the legislation, aftermarket parts would have to be verified by a nationally-recognized automotive parts testing agency before being used. The Auto

Michigan Gov. Signs Bill to Aid Used Tire Sales Record Keeping

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that requires a person selling used tires to comply with the same standards set for used vehicle parts. The newly signed law, from Bill 331, amends Public Act 119 of 1986, which deals with the buying and receiving of used motor vehicles parts. Under the new amendment a

XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-Way

XPO Logistics has entered into an agreement with Con-way to purchase the transportation and logistics company for approximately $3 billion. All of the acquired operations, Con-way Freight, Menlo Logistics, Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal, will be rebranded as XPO Logistics, according to a press release. “Our opportunistic acquisition of Con-way will make XPO the second