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Ringing your car dealer in to set an appointment – and being told openings are two weeks out – hints at the problem.

General Motors is ramping up work on advanced powertrains like fuel cells, diesel engines and hybrid systems as well as OnStar telematics systems and information technology. They are looking for up to 400 specialized technicians and engineers to work on these programs. During the battery briefing they held a few weeks ago they said they were also looking for people to work on developing and testing advanced battery technology. If you're interested in working on any of these programs you can subm

With all the attention that General Motors has gotten since the introduction of the Chevy Volt concept in January at the Detroit Auto Show, they have decided that they need to actually do more work in the area. So now they're looking for up to 400 engineers and technicians to help them develop advanced powertrain technologies like hybrids, diesels and fuel cells. They're also looking for information technology staff and people to work on the OnStar telematics systems. If you're interested in hel

A team from Paris High School in Texas took the top spot in this past weekend's Ford/AAA Auto Skills Challenge. The goal of the yearly competition, which pits the top 50 two-man teams against each other, is to accurately diagnosis and repair a vehicle that has been deliberately disabled. The teams are given a maximum of 90 minutes to complete the task, and Bradley J. Bolton and Aaron Clay were able to get their Mustang GT convertible started in less than 30 minutes. For that half-hour of wo