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Greenwood’s Garage | Season 3: Episode 6 Collaboration
August 1, 2019 by Bob Greenwood

Internal collaboration can really set your team up for success… but working in concert with your staff takes mutual trust, and commitment to achieving lofty goals. In the latest issue of Greenwood’s Garage, you’ll hear how other shop owners have

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Estimating labour time on heavy duty engines just got a little easier
August 1, 2019 by Renee Montague

Motor Information Systems has enhanced their estimated work times for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The data is mapped to nine-digit Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS), and adheres to the Auto Care Association’s Aftermarket Catalogue Exchange Standard (ACES), including the Product

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Raybestos adds new technician portal to website
July 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Raybestos has enhanced its website with the addition of the Brake Solutions & Training Online Portal (STOP) for professional repair technicians, according to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI). The password-protected site offers visitors instant access

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Lacombe Auto Service: Our 2019 Shop of the Year
July 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen When we choose the CARS magazine Shop of the Year, we’re looking for businesses that have had some significant change over the last 12 months. We didn’t expect to find shop owners that have engineered a total

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When cars start phoning the shops themselves
July 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

In the fourth in a series of seven articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller examines the intersection of predictive analytics and telematics. By Jacob Stoller Breakdowns often occur at the worst possible moment, causing untold disruption for driver and

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Chevron Knowledge Centre: When cars start phoning the shops themselves
July 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

The connected vehicle that can initiate a service call from the road is now a reality, but barriers must be overcome before independent shops can get into the game.

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KYB relaunches “Feeling is Believing” promo
July 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

KYB’s popular “Feeling is Believing” consumer rebate promotion is back, running through to the end of September. The promotion offers motorists a rebate up to $100 when they choose to maintain their vehicle with KYB products. For 2019, KYB is

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Hybrids in the repair bay: Putting safety first
July 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen If your future includes servicing and maintaining hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles, you need to start getting ready for it now. And step one is making sure you have the knowledge to keep you safe when you

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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