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Staying visible
August 4, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Wipers and lights can become important profit centres for your shop, and loyalty-builders for your business.

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Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance congratulates Canadian Cast Away winners
July 28, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s Canadian Cast Away Sweepstakes was a big success. Prizes for the promotion included two Nitro Bass Fishing Boat Outfits, 30+ fishing trips to the Wilds of Canada, and dozens of Bass Pro Shop gift certificates. The

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Finding the right spot
July 28, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Looking to open a new shop? The right location will make the difference between years of struggling and instant sustainability.

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Who dropped the ball?
July 27, 2015 by Murray Voth

In late March, a woman brought her 2001 Ford Focus with 137,000 kilometers on it to the shop of a good friend of mine in a major city in Canada. She’d never been to Morris’s place before, but she worked

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Finding the right spot
July 24, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Looking to open a new shop? The right location will make the difference between years of struggling and instant sustainability.

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What can we do about the technician shortage?
July 22, 2015 by CARS Magazine

As many in the automotive industry near retirement, there will be more jobs to fill than there are technicians to fill them. Although this has been known in our industry for a while, it seems the public is finally taking

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Who dropped the ball?
July 21, 2015 by Murray Voth

Management Insights writer MURRAY VOTH says when we don’t act like professionals, there is a clear cost to our customers and to our own credibility.

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AskPatty.com relaunches Certified Female Friendly Program
July 21, 2015 by CARS Magazine

AskPatty.com Inc. has announced a new phase in the ongoing evolution of its Certified Female Friendly Program, aimed at assisting automotive retailers in attracting and retaining women customers. “The industry has changed since this program launched back in 2006, and

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AIA releases study on automotive service bays in Canada
June 30, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Automotive Industry Association (AIA) of Canada has announced the release of the first analysis of automotive service bays across Canada. The report, titled ‘2015 Study of Automotive Service Bays in Canada’, uses a mix of proprietary survey data, Statistics

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Canadian Tire’s largest store opens in Edmonton
June 4, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The country’s largest Canadian Tire features a repair shop with 19 drive-in auto bays. The 140,000-square-foot store opened in Edmonton this past weekend. It is nearly three times the size of the average Canadian Tire. Some of the new tech features, including

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Airborne car crashes into North York repair shop
June 2, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Automotive technicians at a North York repair shop were fortunate not to have been injured after an airborne vehicle crashed into their shop Sunday morning. The crazy crash video, showing the vehicle flying over several other cars, can now be

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Details released for Multi-Shop Operator Symposium at NACE/CARS
June 2, 2015 by Allan Janssen

The full agenda has been released for this year’s MSO Symposium during NACE | CARS. The event features Mike LeVasseur as master of ceremony and chairman of the event’s new advisory board. The symposium, aimed at multi-shop operators in the