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BMW recalls select plug-in hybrids over fire hazard
October 23, 2020 by Christine Hogg

BMW has issued a global recall on the majority of its 2020 and 2021 plug-in hybrid models over a fire hazard involving the battery. According to the safety report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 1,228 vehicles

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Liqui Moly & Edd China team up for video series
October 22, 2020 by Christine Hogg

YouTuber Edd China, also known for his Discovery Channel TV series “Wheeler Dealers” has teamed up with Liqui Moly to create a series of video tutorials. China is using his own Ford Mondeo ST200 and his Range Rover to show

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Dayco adds extended warranty to new timing belt
October 20, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Dayco’s Aftermarket Division is launching a comprehensive new Timing Belt Kit with Water Pump program that includes an industry leading 125,000 mile warranty. As of Oct. 15, when a technician or a DIYer purchases a Dayco Water Pump or Dayco

Portrait of Jacob and Sam Yako
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Sako Auto Parts joins Bestbuy
October 16, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Sako Auto Parts has joined Bestbuy as a full member shareholder. Jacob and Sam Yako (formerly of Paste Auto Parts in Toronto, Ontario) are back in the automotive jobber store business with the opening of their new operation in Barrie,

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Bosch strikes deal with Broadly for customer communications
October 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bosch and Broadly have entered into a strategic go-to-market collaboration, uniting Bosch vehicle service with Broadly’s reputation management and customer communications tools. Through the collaboration, U.S. Bosch Car Service shops will now have access to the Broadly platform — which

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The battle between EVs and ICE-vehicles heats up
October 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Haberman It is somewhat ironic that as technology advances, we’re seeing more electric vehicles on our roads. Ironic because some of the first cars built were electric… and it was precisely the new technology of the day that

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U.S. project aims to address open safety recalls
October 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Carma’s “direct-to-vehicle” recall identification technology latest addition to growing NSC Check To Protect initiative.

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Fountain Tire launches chain-wide digital inspection solution
October 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Digital vehicle inspection and reporting became standard practice across Fountain Tire locations this month. The company has launched a new digital inspection process that provides customers with detailed photos and descriptions taken during the vehicle inspection process. The resulting

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Mevotech to host suspension webinar Oct. 28
October 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Canadian chassis manufacturer Mevotech is offering a free webinar looking at the overlooked impacts on aged, overloaded, and modified suspensions. The webinar will be held at 1 p.m. EDT on Oct. 28. The company says aged, overloaded and modified suspensions

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What are customers NOT telling you about their car care experience?
October 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mitchell 1 is teaming up with shop management consultancy Elite to learn what customers really think about the auto repair experience. They are holding a free webinar series that examines what customers want to say about the experience, but usually

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Novus Glass opens new location in Ontario
October 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Novus Glass Sarnia is the newest location for Fix Network Ontario. Daryll O’Keefe, regional vice president for Fix Network Ontario, said the new facility showcases owner operator Shelby Armstrong’s strong knowledge of complex auto glass repair and his ambition to

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ASA annual business meeting while be virtual
September 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Due to COVID-19, the Automotive Service Association’s Annual Business Meeting is going virtual. Originally scheduled for May and rescheduled for August, ASA’s ABM is now scheduled to be held online – for members only – on Oct. 9. “Due to