Read the August issue of Fixed Ops Journal, the parts,
service and collision magazine from Automotive News.


Ed Mullinax was a no-haggle trailblazer

Trailblazer Ed Mullinax, who died Aug. 4 at 85, was an innovator of the highest order in auto retailing.

Consistency amid change is the key

Lincoln Motor Co.'s desire for exclusive dealerships in luxury markets doesn't consider costs of change.

FCA must preserve Marchionne magic

FCA's Sergio Marchionne leaves an unparalleled legacy in automotive history.

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Tesla's production milestone is no badge of honor

What are we to make of reports that Tesla scrambled to reassemble mothballed factory equipment, overworked its staff, took out 300 welds and stopped a standard brake test as it raced to meet its goal?

GM's strides in C-suite diversity

Dhivya Suryadevara, at 39, is the same age as former GM CEO Rick Wagoner when he was named CFO in 1992. Her appointment blazes a few new trails.

It's time for Scott Pruitt to go

A serious industry deserves a serious regulator, a person of good faith and proven integrity who embodies the responsibilities of public service and lives by at least a baseline standard of propriety.

Expect big targets, little specifics from FCA 5-year plan

Later this week, hundreds of stock analysts and journalists from across the globe will gather in Balocco, Italy, to hear retiring Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne and his top lieutenants lay out the automaker's next five-year business plan — a plan that will be the first executed without Marchionne at the helm.

How not to run purchasing

Automaker-supplier relations have dipped, according to the latest North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index. But why?

Octane opportunity: Don't blow it

The prospect of reaching a consensus on setting a new national octane standard -- with benefits for the environment, fuel economy and vehicle performance -- is tantalizing indeed.

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