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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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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

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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