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ASW Podcast 004 Daren Hodgson on when our trade should reopen
April 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Daren Hodgson, owner of Atelier D.H. Tech Pro in Ste-Marthe, Quebec., has strong views about our responsibilities as an industry — and as a society — to halt the spread of coronavirus. Reopening the Quebec auto repair trade may be

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ASW Conversations: Daren Hodgson on staying closed a little longer
April 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 004 Daren Hodgson on why he’s resisting the call to reopen Daren Hodgson, owner of Atelier D.H. Tech Pro in Ste-Marthe, Quebec., has strong views about our responsibilities as an industry — and as a society

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Uni-Select / Bumper to Bumper donate PPE
April 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select says it is humbled by the work of “guardian angels” in the Canadian health care system to keep Canadians safe from coronavirus. In response, the company and its Bumper to Bumper Canada banner have donated thousands of N95 respirators

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Raybestos makes online resources available for free
April 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Raybestos has made its online technical resources available to technicians free of charge. The Raybestos website features how-to videos, technical bulletins, braking news, and tech tips to expand the knowledge needed to perform efficient brake work. “Raybestos has been known

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ASE to host free technical webinar
April 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Ever wondered if the automotive coolant system should be under lock and key? That will be the subject of a free webinar from the U.S.-based National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tomorrow. Should the Coolant System Be Under Lock

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Jason Best joins Uni-Select
April 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Jason Best has joined the leadership team of Uni-Select’s Canadian Automotive Group as senior vice president, sales, Canada. The former executive with Spectra Premium will head up Uni-Select’s Canadian sales team, focusing on strengthening relationships with member customers. “We’re pleased to

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Quebec reopens auto repair trade
April 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto repair shops in Quebec can reopen today as the provincial government relaxes restrictions it imposed on some trades out of fear of coronavirus spread. The province also extended the deadline for removing studded tires to June 5 – more

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Volvo U.S. launches home-pickup app
April 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Volvo owners in the U.S. are now getting house calls with a new app-based vehicle pick-up and delivery service. The service called Volvo Valet, allows owners to have their cars serviced without leaving their homes or offices. The pick-up and

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DTNA expands service capacity with 700 new service bays
March 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) dealer network is building or remodeling more than 40 locations across 30 U.S. states and Canadian provinces to add 700 more service bays in 2020. Among them, a new 30-bay facility under construction in Winnipeg,

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New Brunswick, P.E.I. deem auto repair essential
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have both identified identified automotive repair shops and gas stations as essential services during the current coronavirus outbreak. In New Brunswick, Premier Blaine Higgs has invoked the province’s Emergency Measures Act, giving the government broad

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Quebec list of essential services includes vehicle repair
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The provincial government in Quebec has deemed service and repairs on emergency vehicles to be essential services. The list of essential services includes the “mechanical repair of motor vehicles, trucks and specialized equipment for industries deemed essential and roadside assistance.”

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Auto repair listed as essential service in Ontario
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Repair shops and auto parts stores in Ontario will not be forced to shutter during the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Premier Doug Ford issued an order yesterday closing all non-essential businesses in the provinces. The list of essential services was