Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.

S60 Recharges Volvo Brand

Volvo S60 Recharge Ultimate AWD Black Edition

CHATHAM, Mass. – Tell someone at your high school reunion you drive a Volvo sedan, and they will think you and your car are safe, solid, uninspiring – all the personality of Birkenstock sandals. Drive up in a 2023 Volvo…

Crosstrek Better Than Ever

CHATHAM, Mass. – Familiarity breeds contempt is a proverb with roots in the 5th Century, but when it comes to the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek familiarity breeds admiration and respect. I have owned a first generation Crosstrek Premium since 2015, reviewed…

CX-90 ICE is Another Mazda Winner

CHATHAM, Mass. – I got lucky. I recently spent another week in the all-new 2024 Mazda CX-90 three-row sport utility vehicle, the flagship of the Japanese brand. My first two opportunities in the latest Mazda vehicle came in May 2023…

Escape ST-Line Elite Compact SUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – Ford redesigned its Escape range of compact sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) for the 2023 model year, producing an even more competitive entry into one of America’s most hotly fought vehicle segments. This refresh of the Escape’s third generation…

Frasle Mobility Advances Copper-Free Development

Frasle Mobility has been developing copper-free components

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Frasle Mobility has introduced a new family of copper-free brake components developed for the American market with plans to spread globally. Since 2017, the company has maintained a research and development program focused on replacing metallic copper…

Brembo Part of 2024 Genesis G70

The 2024 Genesis G70 sport sedan will have standard Brembo brakes

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Genesis recently announced an enhanced G70 sport sedan for the 2024 model year featuring a Brembo braking system as part of the company’s self-described “more agile and powerful driving performance.” Added exterior and interior design details…

Waupaca Foundry Wins Sustainability Awards

Waupaca Foundry received sustainability awards

WAUPACA, Wisc. — Waupaca Foundry is again the recipient of environmental awards from both national trade organizations and customers. The foundry won the American Foundry Society’s (AFS) 2023 Green Foundry Award for its ongoing commitment to sustainable production processes and…

Continental Names Straten Head of Aftermarket

Enno Straten named head of Continental aftermarket

FRANKFURT, Germany — Enno Straten, 50, will become head of Continental’s Automotive Aftermarket business segment effective November 1, 2023. This segment includes replacement and wear parts for the passenger car aftermarket, such as brakes, electronic components, service equipment or batteries.…

ZF Aftermarket Brake Plans for AAPEX

ZF Aftermarket will show new products at AAPEX and SEMA 2023

LAS VEGAS – ZF Aftermarket continues to evolve, making its product and service offerings more accessible than ever before. At the 2023 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, the company is showcasing its powerful…

Taxi Fleet Unveils New Brake Safety System in UAE

Sharjah Taxi adds Brake Plus safety system

EMIRATE OF SHARJAH, UAE – The government-owned Sharjah Taxi fleet has introduced Brake Plus, a brake-safety system to curtail accidents, especially ones involving sudden stops by the cabs. The new systems activates the cabs’ hazard lights when the driver applies…

Apec Expands Its Braking Range

Apec has added to its braking range

BRISTOL, U.K. – October has brought 33 new part numbers added to the expanding Apec braking range. The range extension includes 18 wear indicators, 10 brake calipers, two brake pad sets, one brake cable and two splash guards. Each one…

Bendix Brakes Australia for Sale

Bendix Brakes (Australia) has been put up for sale

BALLART, Australia – The FMP Group (Australia) Pty Ltd – which sells products under the Bendix Brakes brand — has been offered for sale by its owners, partnership of a Bosch subsidiary (Pacifica Group) and Garrett Advancing Motion, according to…

Tesla Recalls Model X for Brake Fluid Issue

Telsa is recalling 55,000 2021-2023 Model X SUVs for brake-fluid issue

AUSTIN, Texas – Tesla, Inc., has agreed to recall certain model-year 2021-2023 Tesla Model X sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) that might have an issue with the brake fluid-level indication system. The 54,676 vehicles within the recall population might have been produced…

BETTAPARTS Adds ABTEX Brake Hoses

BETTAPARTS has added a range of ABTEX Brake Hoses

BRADFORD, U.K. — Fras-Le-owned BETTAPARTS has launched a new range of ABTEX Brake Hoses, with the addition of more than 200 new part numbers, as the brand looks to meet increased market demand. “Operating under extreme stress whenever the brakes…

CVSA 2023 Brake Safety Week Results

Most of the vehicles inspected during the 2023 annual CVSA Brake Safety Week did not have any violations

GREENBELT, Md. – The vast majority of commercial vehicles inspected during the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week did not have any brake-related out-of-service violations, according to the organization. Inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conducted…

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2,212 Bikes for Brake Issue

Harley-Davidson is recalling certain 2023 motorcycles

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson Motor Company has agreed to recall certain model-year 2023 motorcycles that could develop a brake fluid leak and, subsequently, a loss of braking capability. The American motorcycle manufacturer’s recall covers 2,212 Harley-Davidson FLHXSE (930) and FLTRXSE (1,282)…