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Volvo informs owners about risk of engine fires
July 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

Volvo will be contacting over 507,000 Volvo owners letting them know their vehicles is being recalled due to a risk of engine fire. No injuries nor accidents have been linked to the fault yet, but Volvo said its own investigations

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ZF Aftermarket is turning your pictures into art
July 26, 2019 by Renee Montague

ZF Aftermarket is accepting pictures of automotive aftermarket professionals using ZF branded products to be included in a mosaic photo wall and to win prizes. ZF Aftermarket will showcase the mosaic photo wall comprised of hundreds of photos at the

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U.S. capitol has highest check-engine repair bills, study finds
July 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

For the second consecutive year, the District of Columbia had the highest check-engine repair bills in the U.S. in 2018, according to a report from diagnostics data company CarMD Corporation. The company’s latest state ranking of check engine light-related car

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Master Mechanic to focus on growth under new ownership
July 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen The new president of the Ontario-based Master Mechanic repair shop franchise says he brings a background in franchising that will help the company grow in the coming years. Todd Wylie joined the company earlier this year, shortly

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Three-day Powerstroke engine training coming to Surrey in September
July 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

B.C. Diesel and California-based ATSS Training are expecting another sell-out weekend of training in September for a special three-day Ford Powerstroke Diesel Training Event in Vancouver, B.C. Instructor Mike Cleary, an eight-time award winning Ford Motor Company certified senior master

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ASA chart examines U.S. tech salaries
July 18, 2019 by Renee Montague

The difficulty of attracting skilled workers to the far north likely plays a big role in Alaska having the best-compensated automotive technicians in the union. According to recently released figures from the United States Department of Labor Statistics, the average

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Car giveaway is shop’s thank you to community
July 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A shop owner in Vernon, B.C. plans to give away a 2006 Mazda 3 to a deserving individual in his community. Kevin Crawford, owner of Kiwi Auto, says the donation is a token of his appreciation to the community for

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Hybrids in the repair bay: Putting safety first
July 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Working on electric vehicles and hybrid will mean an investment in proper tools and equipment. But it starts with safety training

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Lacombe Auto Service: Our 2019 Shop of the Year
July 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

New owners Elaine and Donnie Lysons have taken a successful shop from old-school to cutting-edge in one calendar year.

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Shop of the Year: Our runners up
July 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

We received dozens of nominations from all parts of Canada for our annual Shop of the Year issue. Congratulations to all the nominees who had such a great story to tell about advancements to their shops over the last year.

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Chevron Knowledge Centre: Acquiring know-how in the virtual world
July 15, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

In the third of a series of articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at the technology used to power realistic gaming environments… and when it might be coming to the automotive repair shop.

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Acquiring know-how in the virtual world
July 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In the third of a series of articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at the technology used to power realistic gaming environments… and when it might be coming to the automotive repair shop. By Jacob Stoller Picture this