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Automotive innovation gets federal boost
February 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Two Ontario companies are getting a cash infusion to boost innovation in Canada. The federal government will give up to $17 million as a repayable contribution to Astrex Inc., based out of Lakeshore, Ont., near Windsor. The company makes auto

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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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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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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

Automechanika Chicago, which took place from April 24-26 at McCormick Place West, opened its doors to a successful turnout with a diverse group of exhibiting companies and nearly 6,000 attendees. More than 450 exhibitors from 23 countries showcased the newest tools, equipment and products for the automotive aftermarket industry
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NACE Automechanika launches scholarship program
February 13, 2017 by Adam Malik

Scholarships are up for grabs to attend this year’s NACE Automechanika in Chicago this summer. Winners will have travel expenses and training costs covered and get access to trade show product discovery. The scholarships are “an effort to bring affordable

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Millennials to MiX it up with AASA
January 31, 2017 by Adam Malik

In an effort to bring more younger, tech-savvy perspectives to the table, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association announced that they have launched a new council comprised of millennials. Recognizing that there is an opportunity to spread knowledge through a reverse

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Staying In Touch With Your Customers
January 27, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

By staying in touch with your customers, you turn basic transactions into ongoing relationships. But doing this effectively is not as easy as it sounds. Sending an email that simply says “thinking of you,” or something along those lines, has

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Which Platforms Should You Be On?
January 27, 2017 by Luciana Nechita & Martha Uniake Breen

Once you’ve decided to develop a social media presence for your company, choosing which platforms on which to open a profile can seem overwhelming; each platform has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. You certainly don’t want to miss out

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Is Peak Oil Demand In Sight?
January 27, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

The total demand for liquid hydrocarbons is playing out as a tug of war between growth in the petrochemical sector, and declining demand from passenger cars, according to a recent report by McKinsey & Company. According to the report, petrochemical

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How Connectivity Is Shaping A New Auto industry
January 27, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

The automotive industry is quickly transitioning from infotainment to transformative technologies that will enable Mobility as a Service to spring to life. Third-party platforms like CarPlay and Android Auto are beginning to emerge as OEMs explore the benefits of ADAS

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Mevotech wins Bennett award
January 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Mevotech was honoured as 2016 New Vendor of the Year during Bennett Auto Supply’s 60th Anniversary Celebration on January 14 where over 3,000 of Bennett’s customers celebrated their six decades in the aftermarket. Mevotech became a part of the Bennett

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CCIAP breaks the 300 shop mark
January 10, 2017 by CARS Magazine

2017 is off to a roaring start for the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP).