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Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws

Sep. 15, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NAMBÉ, N.M. (AP) — Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its yearslong fight to sell cars directly to consumers and cut car dealerships out of the process. The white-walled,...

Inquiry after vehicles towed to scrap yards without OK

Sep. 12, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

LUDOWICI, Ga, (AP) — Local and state law enforcement agencies are investigating whether the owners of a southeast Georgia tow truck company stole more than 20 vehicles from a repair shop. Long County sheriff's deputies tell WTOC-TV that vehicles were taken by South...

Florida man wins $1 million the day he opened his auto shop

Sep. 09, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

CALLAHAN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man won $1 million in a lottery game the same day he and his wife opened an auto repair shop. Brian Woodle, 46, bought the $5 Gold Rush Supreme scratch-off ticket from a Circle K in Callahan. “I love working on...

Indian police rescue 17 children employed illegally

Aug. 26, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police accompanied by activists from a children’s rights group raided automobile repair shops on the edge of the Indian capital on Thursday and removed 17 children who were employed illegally. Activists from Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or Save the...

McKee veto: Auto body legislation would hurt consumers

Jul. 17, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee has vetoed legislation regarding auto body insurance claims that he said would ultimately burden consumers. “While I recognize the stated intent of this bill is to protect consumers, and there are portions of this...

Retirement ends family’s 90-year run with auto dealer

Jul. 11, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — The numbers of years that Steve Warren and his late father Bill managed to accrue while working at i.g. Burton & Company Inc. are astounding. Consider that fifth-generation-owned i.g. Burton & Co. is one of the oldest auto dealers in the...

Repair shop owner pleads guilty to insurance fraud charges

Jun. 23, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man who used sledgehammers and mallets to further damage customers' vehicles at the two auto body shops he owned in an effort to cheat insurance companies has pleaded guilty to dozens of charges, prosecutors said. Adam Haddad, 44, pleaded guilty...