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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

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GM recalls Canadian pickups over fire risk
July 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A GM truck recall has been issued in Canada for more than 159,000 units of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra half-ton and heavy-duty trucks equipped with the power sliding rear window. According to the company, more than 159,000 units

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Mazda recalls 262,000 vehicles to fix engine stall problem
July 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mazda is recalling more than 262,000 SUVs and cars in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the engines to stall unexpectedly. The recall covers certain Mazda6 midsize sedans and CX-5 SUVs from the 2018 and 2019

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Greenwood’s Garage: Pick the right people!
July 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Are you in hiring mode 365 days a year? Management consultant Bob Greenwood suggests you constantly keep your ears and eyes open for potential new hires. Everyone’s looking for staff these days. You have to be ready to bring the

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Greenwood’s Garage | Season 3 Episode 5: Building your team
July 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Are you in hiring mode 365 days a year?  Management consultant Bob Greenwood suggests you constantly keep your ears and eyes open for potential new hires.  Everyone’s looking for staff these days. You have to be ready to bring the

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Community fundraiser deemed a ‘smashing’ success
July 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Eccles Auto Service turned the grand opening of its third Dundas, Ont. location into a fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation on Saturday. In addition to a day of fun games and activities, over 200 community supporters picked up a

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EyeSpy Video #9: Creative DIY Repairs… the sequel!
July 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  Ever wonder what your customers were thinking when they decided to try to fix their vehicles? Working without training, experience, or the proper tools, they manage only to make other people scratch their heads in wonder. Check out the

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EyeSpy | Creative DIY repairs… the sequel!
July 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Missed an episode? Go to the EyeSpy homepage to get caught up. DO YOU HAVE EYESPY WORTHY PICTURES? If you have pictures of unbelievably creative DIY repairs that had you instantly reaching for your camera [or phone] and you’d like

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Auto Care Association releases latest Factbook
July 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

The value of auto parts, accessories, and auto repair services sold in the U.S. is expected to reach $448 billion by 2022. That’s up $43 billion from the current $405 billion. The rationale for the optimistic growth is detailed in

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Kids help classmate pursue dream of becoming a tech
July 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

A heartwarming story is making the rounds on social media, showing how Polish students helped a one-armed girl pursue her dream of becoming an automotive technician. Nineteen-year-old Kinga Wawro was born without her right forearm. Nevertheless, she was determined to

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When emissions programs end… what then?
July 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen As Canada’s largest emissions testing program shuts down, the sale of oxygen sensors in the country’s largest consumer market is likely to take a big dip. Shops that did a lot of Ontario Drive Clean business may

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Category Focus: Heavy duty oils and filters
July 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released products in the heavy duty oil and filter space include a new oil absorbant mat from Design Engineering, a new line of heavy duty oils from Petro-Canada Lubricants, a new cleanable filter from Mann+Hummel, and a new heavy