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NTN and BCA promote Kevin Judge to director of automotive marketing
February 10, 2016 by CARS Magazine

NTN Bearing Corporation of America, the parent company of BCA Bearings, has announced the promotion of Kevin Judge to director of automotive marketing. Judge will report directly to Paul Johnson, NTN’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. In the

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Startup Uses Smartphone Sensors To Measure Driver Behaviour
February 8, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Zendrive, a startup that uses smartphone sensors to measure drivers’ behavior, has raised $13.5 million in Series A funding led by Sherpa Capital, with participation from Nyca Partners, Thomvest Ventures, and earlier backers First Round Capital, BMW i Ventures, Fontinalis Partners. Tad Montross,

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The Equipment and Tool Institute unveils redesigned website
February 8, 2016 by CARS Magazine

The Equipment and Tool Institute has launched its updated website www.etools.org. The redesigned website provides members with access to essential information, ETI event details, ETI Member search, key documents and presentations, an industry events calendar, job postings, and important industry

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Surge In End-of-Lease Cars Pushing  Prices down In Record Sales Year
February 6, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  A surge in cars and SUVs coming out of leases have analysts predicting pressure on prices of both used and new models, curbing investor enthusiasm over sales records projected for this year. Increased availability of 2- and 3-year-old models

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SuperSprings International redesigns website
February 5, 2016 by CARS Magazine

SuperSprings International has redesigned its website to make it faster and easier for customers to find the right suspension solutions for their specific vehicle applications. In addition to a more intuitive layout, the new supersprings.com features a unique product finder

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CIAA offers help to struggling Alberta shops
February 4, 2016 by Allan Janssen

CIAA executive director Art Wilderman says there’s “a lot of pain” in cities like Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton.

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Toyota drops Scion brand
February 4, 2016 by CARS Magazine

After slumping sales, Toyota has announced it will discontinue its Scion sub-brand. Scion’s iA, iM and FR-S will continue under the Toyota name, while the tC will be phased out. The goal of Scion had been to attract younger buyers

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Dana Holding Corporation acquires Magnum Gaskets
February 4, 2016 by CARS Magazine

The aftermarket business of Magnum Gaskets has been acquired by Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN). “For our customers, only good things will result from this acquisition,” according to Alex Grunfeld, who has joined the Dana team as senior manager, aftermarket

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Service Notes: How to turn pseudo-customers into super customers
February 3, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Getting people to stop trying to bring in their own parts starts with education.

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Rislone launches new microsite
February 1, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Rislone has launched a new microsite, www.risloneregimen.com, designed to help customers find the best engine treatment product for their vehicle issues. The microsite steps users through identifying the issues they are having with their vehicles in plain language. A diagnostic database

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AAMCO ranked No. 5 overall franchise
January 28, 2016 by CARS Magazine

AAMCO Franchise has been recognized as one of Franchise Rankings’ Top Overall Franchises. The greater Philadelphia area, Pa.-based company was awarded the No. 5 overall franchise ranking among the top 100 franchises, in addition to being named the No. 1

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CPI rose 1.6% in December, StatsCan reveals
January 26, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Statistics Canada says the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.6% in the 12 months to December, after increasing 1.4% in November. Excluding gasoline, the CPI rose 1.9% year-over-year in December, matching the increase in November. Prices were up in all