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With automotive officials estimating that as many as 40,000 vehicles were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Florence, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) are warning consumers to be on the lookout for flood-damaged cars being sold as undamaged new or used vehicles.

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 18:26

2 Convicted of Murdering Bronx Auto Body Shop Owner Who Was Federal Witness

Written by Staff, Bronx Voice


Two men were convicted of murdering a Bronx, NY, auto body shop owner who turned out to be a confidential informant.

Monday, 08 October 2018 17:45

NJ Man Charged in 2 Car Insurance Fraud Schemes

Written by John Heinis, Hudson County View


A Jersey City, NJ, man was charged in two elaborate luxury car insurance fraud claims in which he both staged that his vehicle was stolen and participated in a “crash and buy scheme,” Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 20:32

Abington Body Shop Has Been in Chinchilla, PA, Since 1958

Written by Charles Erickson, The Abington Journal

The long building with the high ceiling at 126 Northern Blvd. in Chinchilla, PA, has always been associated with the automotive industry.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 17:16

Wenzel’s Auto Body Earns Assured Performance Certification in MA

Written by Staff, Cape Cod Times


Wenzel’s Auto Body Inc., located in the Upper Cape area of Massachusetts, has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, for maintaining the tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating automaker brand vehicles.

Monday, 24 September 2018 21:24

Trying to Spur Electric Vehicles in NJ With Wave of Fast-Charging Stations, Rebates

Written by Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight

Months of negotiations have led to a new effort to electrify New Jersey’s transportation sector with a measure that tries to allay “range anxiety” for consumers.

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