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Carparts family in northern U.S. grows bigger
May 9, 2019 by Renee Montague

Carparts Distribution Center, a New England-based chain of parts stores, has acquired Motor Supply Company, effective April 1, 2019 This acquisition will bring nine new stores to Carparts’ operations. Motor Supply, a long-time customer of Carparts, has been owned and

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B.C. shops admit to low use of ‘right-to-repair’ website
May 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The CASIS website portal, www.OEMRepairInfo.ca could be better utilized by independent repair shops, an ARA survey found.

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EYE SPY: Delaying the inevitable
May 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In a fit of blind optimism, the owner of this 2003 GMC Envoy thought he could keep his exhaust system working with some aluminum tape, clamps, and darning twine. Yves Marceau, owner of Marceau Mécanique Auto in Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, Que., said

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New Philips headlight brighter, whiter than halogen
May 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

The new Philips X-tremeUltinon LED headlights produce a brighter, bolder light that illuminates the road up to 200 percent brighter than traditional halogen headlights. The 6500K artic white light is noticeably whiter and utilizes Safe Beam Technology, a uniform and

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Arnott adds rear air spring for Lexus
May 2, 2019 by Adam Malik

Air suspension products company Arnott has introduced new aftermarket replacement air springs for the 2010-2018 Lexus GX 460, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and 4Runner. The A-3331 (rear right) and A-3332 (rear left), for the 2010-2018 Lexus GX 460, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (J150) and

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Bestbuy celebrates but remembers lost friend
May 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

The annual general meeting of Bestbuy Distributors shareholders and vendors is typically an upbeat affair. Jobbers and suppliers mix and mingle throughout the night, awards are handed out the distributor’s top partners and the entertainment after dinner keeps people on

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MWACA partners with Worldpac, Carquest on recruiting project
May 1, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) is piloting a Mentorship Pilot Program designed to help participating service shops find and train new entry level technicians. The program will also help them select and prepare effective on-site mentors and help shop

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More automotive service is being booked online
April 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Data analysts at Frost & Sullivan expect upwards of US$400 million in service work to be booked online worldwide. Europe leads the way in what Frost & Sullivan calls “the Uberization of vehicle services.” There is growing consumer acceptance there

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Independent shops get mixed review from consumers: Lang
April 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Independent repair shops are not only perceived as a low-cost alternative for professional repair and maintenance services, they’re also fair. That’s the conclusion of the latest polling by data firm Lang & Associates. In the most recent Lang Aftermarket iReport,

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Staffing problems means lack of biz investing
April 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

Businesses owners can’t find enough staff so they’re not planning on pumping more money into their business, a new study from Business Development Bank of Canada found. A lack of qualified workers and lack of confidence in the economy means

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EYE SPY: Strange strategy for reducing brake noise
April 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Customer spreads packing grease over brake parts to quiet the metal-on-metal grinding sound.

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MACS to sponsor auto software, electronics bootcamp
April 24, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide will sponsor the Automotive Software and Electronics Boot Camp this fall. Dr. Mark Quarto is partnering with FutureTech Auto at the MACS training center in Lansdale, Pa., from September 16-20, 2019. In an