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Penticton team to compete at SEMA “Battle of the Builders”
October 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The team at Penticton’s Throttle Thrashers are heading to SEMA to show off their tricked out 2013 Scion FR-S in the annual Battle of the Builders competition. Chelsie Lesnoski, and her business partners Reb Lesnoski and Cole Marten, spent a

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Auto Value advisory group holds strategy session
October 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Auto Value’s Service Center Advisory Council toured the Valvoline headquarters and R&D labs in Lexington, Ky. as part of its semi-annual four-day meeting earlier this month. The eight-man council, representing shops from across the U.S. and Canada, joined the Alliance’s

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Bosch, Castrol team up on shop program in U.S. and China
October 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The automotive aftermarket division of Robert Bosch GmbH and Castrol have announced a partnership to open 25 co-branded repair shops in the U.S., and another 25 in China. The pilot phase started in Orlando, Fla., and Suzhou, China this month.

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‘Repair It Right’ issues rallying cry for industry unity
October 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Organizers and supporters of the new “Repair It Right” program issued a rallying cry for industry unity on Tuesday night. About 35 people – representing provincial and national associations, parts distributors, manufacturers, repair chains, and industry trade publications – were asked

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Women in skilled trades gather for parade, rally, conference
October 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Nearly 2500 tradeswomen from the U.S. and Canada are expected to attend the Ninth Annual Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference, which starts today in Minneapolis, Minn. The event, hosted by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), will feature a parade and

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BBB Industries releases seven new training videos
September 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

BBB Industries has opened a new section in its digital training portal specifically for Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS). The new section on BBB’s website consists of seven EPAS training videos providing instruction on system diagnostics, tools needed for a

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RepairPal claims to be biggest auto service network in U.S.
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

RepairPal says the signing of its 2,500th auto repair shop confirms its place as the largest provider of repair services in the United States. The company says its unique model for helping motorists find high-quality vehicle care has earned the

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EYE SPY: One shop’s never-ending battle against poor DIY repairs
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

One of our frequent Eye Spy contributors is Doug Gritner, owner of Doug’s Repair. He’s got a great little business in Alexis Creek, B.C. but, unfortunately, he often finds himself “fixing junk.” And sometimes his customers take a stab at

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AIA report says maintenance is a ‘high priority’ for most
September 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) has released the latest in a series of reports about consumer behaviour and industry changes. The latest report “Under the Hood: How Canadians View Vehicle Maintenance and Repair” is an exhaustive look at

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Technician ages ‘show reasonable balance,’ consultants say
September 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A leading Canadian automotive consulting firm has downplayed industry concerns that the average age of service technicians is getting precariously high. In a recent email newsletter, DesRosiers Automotive Consulting noted that an “oft-cited concern in the automotive industry has been

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GM’s Canadian recall spreads to U.S.
September 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A General Motors recall that hit Canada in late June, affecting some 310,000 vehicles has now hit the U.S. General Motors last week recalled 3.46 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs to address the same problem – a vacuum pump

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Mazda Canada selects its top technician
September 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Top 10 technicians competed last week at the car company’s Canadian headquarters in Richmond Hill, Ont.