September 29, 2013

Auto Briefs

Look for oil leak in free class; Ford invests $685M in Canadian plant



Free workshops offer oil-leak inspections
Drivers can learn basic car care and get an oil-leak inspection during free workshops through December by the Washington State Department of Ecology. In addition to the inspection, the classes, valued at $125, will cover how to check basic car-care systems, vital fluids, belts, hoses and filters. The upcoming locations and dates:
Shoreline Community College on Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24, Nov. 7, 14 and 21 and Dec. 5, 12 and 19
West Seattle High School Automotive Center on Oct. 5 and 19 and Nov. 2
Renton Technical College on Oct. 5 and 19, Nov. 2 and 16 and Dec. 7
South Seattle Community College on Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14.
For information and registration, visit and search for "drip."
NWautos staff


Ford Canada President Dianne Craig announces the Ontario investment. (Associated Press)

Ford's Canadian plant to get $685M update

Ford plans to spend $685 million to upgrade its Canadian assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario. The facility will get an upgrade to its body shop and a restructuring of its architectures for the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX. The updates will be completed in the second half of 2014.
The Associated Press


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