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Gatineau tech wins Ontario ‘Best of Belron’ competition
November 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Charles Morin, a technician from Lebeau Vitres d’Autos in Gatineau, took first place in the Ontario regional “Best of Belron” windshield repair competition in Scarborough. The win qualifies him to participate in the national finals in January. The competition, organized

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The true cost of renting
November 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Long-term uncertainty dogs some shop owners because they don’t own their building or the land it sits on.

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Nearly half of Canadians can’t handle ‘inevitable life events’ like car repairs
October 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Nearly half of Canadians say they don’t expect to be able to cover basic living expenses without taking on more debt, according to a new survey from MNP. The report says Canadians find themselves with less money each month, more than

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Kia Canada beefs up training program to attract techs
October 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

At a time when finding good skilled labour can be challenging, Kia Canada believes its reputation as a technology leader has made it a target destination for top technicians. The company, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Canada this

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Future success hinges on tools and training: AIA
October 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Analyst from Conference Board of Canada offers view on coming technology and how it may disrupt or enhance the auto service and repair industry.

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Epicor launches mobile eStore for repair shops
October 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Epicor has introduced a feature-rich eStore solution that will enable automotive service professionals to use their mobile devices to look up, price, and order parts from the more than 20,000 wholesalers connected to the Epicor Parts Network (EPN). The new,

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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