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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

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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