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Arizona teaching inmates how to repair vehicles
September 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A fleet of vehicles owned and operated by the Arizona Dept. of Corrections is now being maintained by female inmates, as the state seeks to give criminals a chance to learn a marketable new skill: auto repair. The women, most

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COMMENTARY: Texting to success
September 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Shops need to ride the wave of change if they’re going to keep up with their customers’ preferences.

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Lindertech to feature training for the whole shop
September 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Cochrane Automotive in Toronto has lined up four days of shop owner, service advisor, and technician training for the annual Lindertech fall training event. It will be held Oct. 2-5 – the first three days at John and Leah Cochranes

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Forensics investigator joins Global Brake Safety Council
September 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Brian F. Chase, the lead forensics investigator and expert witness in the Oct. 2018 New York limousine crash, has joined the Global Brake Safety Council. The case he is still involved in, the New York limo crash, was the deadliest vehicle

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Putting weight – and reliability – back into chassis parts
September 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

As vehicles get lighter, consumers need to be enlightenedabout what that means for their cars.

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Powering up: A look at battery technology
September 5, 2019 by Geoff Kirbyson

By Geoff Kirbyson You might not know it – or even hear it – but there’s a revolution going on under the hood of the modern automobile. With electric cars rolling off dealer lots in increasing numbers and traditional cars

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Reader pictures reveal hidden dangers
September 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

When it comes to dangerous vehicles, our readers have seen it all! But few situations are as potentially explosive as when amateurs monkey around with the gas tank! We’ve put together a combustible collection of Eye Spy photos that were

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Knowledge Centre: The Blockchain Economy
August 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

Blockchain promises to help shops verify payments, vehicle histories, or the origins of a replacement part… but the transition won’t happen overnight.

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The More Things Change? Lifts
August 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Our latest walk down memory lane takes a look at how the manufacturing and marketing of lifts has changed over the years. July 2019: Lifts May 2019: Spark Plugs March 2019: Invoicing Systems The more things change? Take a look

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N.S. police raise the alarm over phoney MVI stickers
August 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Police in Nova Scotia say they found 27 fake motor vehicle inspection (MVI) stickers during multiple spot-checks on Halifax and Dartmouth roads last week. The traffic blitz also discovered 20 legitimate MVI stickers that had exired. In all, some 94

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New video: Coming tech will ‘blow some shops out of the water’
August 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In the latest Greenwood’s Garage video, business consultant Bob Greenwood says shops are facing a sink-or-swim moment.

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Greenwood’s Garage | Season 3, Episode 7: The new aftermarket
August 29, 2019 by Bob Greenwood

Over the next two to three years, auto repair shops in Canada will face a sink-or-swim choice, says management consultant Bob Greenwood. “Vehicle technology will blow many shops out of the water unless they are prepared to transition their business