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According to a European car industry news website, the Ford Motor Co.'s Russian joint venture is cutting production and about 950 jobs at two factories in response to the falling ruble and deteriorating demand in the country.

A car plant run in partnership with Sollers near St. Petersburg will remove about 700 jobs as it drops a production shift in June. Another 250 temporary staff will be let go at a Ford-Sollers site in the country's Tatarstan region when it reduces to a one-shift operation.  So Australia's car industry is not the only one struggling.  Even more reason that owners will hold on to their current vehicles and will want to keep them in tip-top condition.  Just the ticket for Duco Magic.