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Canyon Pinion Angle

Owners of 2015-2018 GMC Canyon vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine and 8L45 automatic transmission may comment about a vibration and/or noise heard during hard acceleration at speeds of 48-52 mph. The condition may be caused when the driveline angle gets extreme during axle wind-up, resulting in 2nd order vibration.

Infiniti Flat-Tow Limitations

This bulletin released by Infiniti applies to all of the maker’s vehicles but also applies to others, as well, regarding flat-towing. Failure to follow these guidelines can result in severe transmission or drivetrain damage.

BMW Chopper

This bulletin applies to 2019 BMW 430i Gran Coupe vehicles. While driving slowly with low engine rpm or while idling, a faint knocking or fluttering noise can be heard from inside the fuel tank. The customer may describe this noise as a “helicopter” noise from the rear of the vehicle.

Hey, It’s Normal

This bulletin applies to a number of Mazda vehicles, including 2013-2019 CX-5, 2011-2014 Mazda2, 2007-2019 Mazda3, 2016-2019 CX-3, 2006-2015 Mazda5, 2007-2012 CX-7, 2006-2019 MX-5, 2004-2011 RX-8, 2007-2019 CX-9 and 2014-2019 Mazda6.


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Federated Auto Parts Continues 'Get Dirty With Kenny' Racing Experience

For the 21st year in a row, Federated Auto Parts will partner with Ken Schrader and his Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) teams. The sponsorship will include the popular “Get Dirty with Kenny” racing experience for Federated members and their customers throughout North America. 

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