AutoKnow Sept 5, 2016


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Diversity matters. An automotive print product or Web site largely based on new-vehicle reviews is missing an enormous readership. Auto Know gives us the latitude to explore fantastic auto-related stories outside the realm of mere reviews. Whether it’s about how surround sound is engineered into a vehicle, European cars that will land on our shores, or knowing when it’s time to throw in the towel on your old beater, Auto Know is the perfect tool to capture new readers. . . with solid, interesting stories.

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Counterfeit auto parts are a multibillion-dollar drain on the industry, and it’s so pervasive, even carmakers can be ripped off. Maysa Razavi, anti-counterfeiting manager for the International Trademark Association, said at least one luxury carmaker has fallen prey to ripoffs. ‘It’s not just consumers, but sophisticated buyers who get tricked,’ she said, declining to name the carmaker.
In 2015, the United States reported 132 seizures of counterfeit auto parts while Europe reported 637 seizures. In total, the U.S. counterfeit market was about $1.3 billion in 2015, with automotive worth about three percent of that figure, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

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