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Security an afterthought for many shops
February 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

You’re off to just another day at work. Everything seems the same on the way in. No surprises, you think. Until you get to your shop and the front door is bashed in. The place is a mess. The panic.

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Snap-on releases new portable cutter
February 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Snap-on has unveiled a lightweight tool that it says won’t sacrifice performance. The Plasma20i plasma arc cutting machine weighs in at 22 lbs. to allow for easy portability around the shop and jobsite. It has an adjustable amperage range from

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EyeSpy: DIY Disasters 2
February 22, 2017 by Adam Malik

Here are five incredible images of do-it-yourself disasters, sent in by service shops from across Canada. Have a DIY disaster to share? E-mail your photo to allan@carsmagazine.ca. Missed our first episode? See it here: EyeSpy: DIY Disasters 1

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Lordco seizes northern opportunity
February 22, 2017 by Adam Malik

The advice to “go west, young man” is a bit outdated. In Lordco’s eyes, it’s time to go north. The B.C.-based parts and accessories distributor and retailer recently announced the opening of its newest location in Smithers, B.C. That’s just

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Education key to ‘right to repair’ success
February 21, 2017 by Adam Malik

If you ask Ron Tremblay, education is essential to make the Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard a success. “(It’s time to) educate shop owners and technicians (on) how to effectively use this product to stay in the game,” said the

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Quick fix for hazy headlights
February 17, 2017 by Adam Malik

3M has a new product to fix hazy headlights. The Quick Headlight Renewal can remove light haze in 10 minutes, restoring surfaces and improve visibility. It’s a one-time solution, part of routine care and maintenance, says 3M. The renewal kit

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Teacher and students help rebuild wheels and lives
February 17, 2017 by Adam Malik

Antoine Labbé always wanted to give back to his community. He just didn’t quite know how. The automotive tech teacher at École secondaire E.J. Lajeunesse, a French-language high school in Windsor, Ont., knew his skills as a certified automotive service

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Mahle expands line, adds part numbers
February 16, 2017 by Adam Malik

Mahle Aftermarket expanded its product line and introduced 150 new part numbers, including 77 new gasket numbers. The new items are for a variety of gaskets, pistons, piston rings, filters, valves engine bearings and turbochargers. These are available in light

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Looking to fix the ‘gap’ in CASIS
February 15, 2017 by Adam Malik

The so-called ‘Right to Repair’ program has been in place for a number of years now. And the Automotive Industries Association of Canada wants to see how it’s shaping up. The AIA wants to evaluate where the eight-year-old program is

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Penray unveils engine products
February 15, 2017 by Adam Malik

Penray has announced two new chemical products which it says will extend engine life and restore performance to original levels The 2-Step Oil and Fuel Treatment Kit #7702 has a chemical service kit to remove debris and deposits from fuel

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E-Zoil partners with Marx Group
February 13, 2017 by Adam Malik

E-Zoil has named Marx Group as its marketing and public relations team. The company will assist E-Zoil with branding strategies, messaging, media planning, tradeshow support and more. E-Zoil is a family-owned manufacturer of performance-enhancing fuel additives and cleaning solutions. Marx

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Parts maker scraps plans for Mexico plant
February 13, 2017 by Adam Malik

Call it the Trump effect. A Japanese automotive parts maker is saying adios to Mexico thanks to the American president. Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. has ditched its plans for a factory in Mexico for automotive brakes. A company spokesman confirmed to