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Auto Value now offers blended ignition coil line
August 26, 2019 by Renee Montague

Auto Value has launched a blended ignition coil program in response to growing demand for exact-fit replacements. It is the fourth blended program Auto Value has launched, starting with oxygen sensors in 2013. The OE Engine Management Cataloguing Program was designed to

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Valvoline to acquire assets of Alberta-based Minit Lube
August 22, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Valvoline Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain business assets of Minit Lube in Alberta, Canada. The acquisition is expected to be complete during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. Financial terms were not disclosed. Minit Lube, based

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Daimler backs new at-home maintenance service
August 22, 2019 by Renee Montague

The trend of offering at-home car repair seems to have caught the attention of one of the world’s largest automakers.  Daimler AG is a major investor in a new maintenance service that brings certified technicians to a customer’s door. The

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Sometimes it’s just beyond repair!
August 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bruce Silverson of Hilltop Autopro in White Rock, B.C. had to use his diplomatic skills when a customer brought in a 2002 Mazda Protege with a complaint of “spongey brake pedal.” When they lifted the car, they found out there

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Dorman offers new free training courses for technicians
August 16, 2019 by Renee Montague

Dorman Training Center, previously named Dorman University, has added new in-depth training courses for technicians. Their new online training experience offers nine product courses and three technician courses, all  taught by ASE-certified instructors. The product courses are designed to highlight

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New EYE SPY Video: Things that go BOOM!
August 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

With so much tension in the modern automotive engine, it’s not surprising that technicians sometimes encounter the evidence of an explosive calamity under the hood.

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Chevron Knowledge Centre: How robotics could help techs
August 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Robotics is traditionally viewed as a technology that replaces human workers. Current use cases, however, reflect a very different approach.

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Robotics likely to assist but not replace technicians
August 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In the fifth in a series of seven articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at how technicians of the future might benefit from wearable tech and robotics geared toward ergonomics and safety. By Jacob Stoller Robots have stoked

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BY THE NUMBERS: Some facts about texting
August 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  3 minutes More than 90 percent of the time, texts are read within the first three minutes after receipt. Zipwhip, 2019 State of Texting Report   60% By far the most common business use of texting is to schedule

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BOOM! New EyeSpy video examines explosive situations
August 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Explosions are the inevitable result of heat, pressure, and pent-up energy. And with so much of those ingredients in the modern automotive engine, it’s not surprising that technicians sometimes encounter the evidence of an explosive calamity under the hood. Check

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New service provides customers alternative way to source tires
August 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A new service, which bills itself as “the modern approach to car maintenance,” now offers customers an easy way to source tires for their vehicles. A Toronto-based company called BUKL has partnered with Bridgestone to give motorists a wide selection

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VDO Redi-Sensor eliminates need to mail in warranty registrations
August 9, 2019 by Renee Montague

A new warranty registration website launched by Continental Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket allows shops to register customer information making the warrantee process easier. “We created the VDO Redi-Sensor warranty website to give technicians a faster and easier way to register