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Samsung Said In Talks to Buy Assets Of Fiat Auto-Parts Unit
August 15, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Samsung Electronics Co. is in advanced talks to buy some or all of the operations of auto-parts maker Magneti Marelli from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, according to people familiar with the matter. Samsung is particularly interested in Magneti Marelli’s lighting, in-car entertainment

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Hunter Engineering offers trips to SEMA 2016 in social media contest
August 12, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Hunter Engineering has launched a two-part social media contest that offers trips to SEMA 2016 and the chance to win a SmartWeight Touch wheel balancer at the show. Before SEMA, two shops can win a trip to SEMA 2016 by

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COMMENT: Fixing the productivity leak
August 3, 2016 by Allan Janssen

It takes better management systems to improve the number of hours a technician bills per day.

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Garage Gurus earns CASE reaccreditation
July 29, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Garage Gurus has been reaccredited to Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) standards by the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Garage Gurus, the technical education platform for technicians from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, initially earned

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COMMENT: Working together works best
July 28, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Building relationships with suppliers is key in our increasingly complex industry.

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Kal Tire acquires Klinge tire services
July 28, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Kal Tire has been operating in Western Australia for approximately six years and it has long been a goal of the organization to expand to Eastern Australia where the majority of major mines operate. “Even though our reputation is strong

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AARO petition seeks to get unfit vehicles off the road
July 27, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Ontario association is looking for 50,000 signatures supporting a call for mandatory vehicle inspections.

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EDITORIAL: Women have a place in the aftermarket
July 25, 2016 by Allan Janssen

New report shows how much work still needs to be done to make women comfortable in the aftermarket.

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Register now for AIA’s Innovative Business Series
July 25, 2016 by CARS Magazine

AIA will be holding its Innovative Business Series on September 7th at the Paramount Eventspace in Woodbridge, Ontario. You can join your colleagues and peers for a one-day event that features presentations from industry leaders who will share insights on

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Trends In Trucking: Reduced Fuel Consumption, Lower Emissions, Fewer Accidents 
July 22, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  The vision of autonomous trucks is within reach. This year, however, the latest trends in the truck industry are more pragmatic than ever before and driven not only by economic pressures but also by the desire for greater safety

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EDITORIAL: The DIY mentality
July 20, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Too many auto repair shop owners are like do-it-yourselfers. They’re trying to run their business without the proper training.

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GM Must Face Some Revived Claims Over Ignition Switches, U.S. Court Rules
July 18, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  In a blow to General Motors, a U.S. appeals court reversed part of a bankruptcy court ruling that protected the automaker from some lawsuits over an ignition-switch defect that prompted the recall of 2.6 million vehicles in 2014. The