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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

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Jumping in with both feet
June 2, 2015 by Allan Janssen

J.P.’s Garage in Moncton, wins the Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre’s Best of the BEST Award for 2014.

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David Lemon joins Mister Transmission
May 22, 2015 by CARS Magazine

David Lemon has joined Mister Transmission, Canada’s largest chain of transmission and technology experts, as the regional business manager. Lemon joins Mister Transmission with a degree in Business Administration, and extensive experience in the automotive industry and related management sector.

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SERVICE NOTES: Selling big-ticket repairs
May 19, 2015 by Allan Janssen

No one likes to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s part of the job if you’re going to look after your customers properly.

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How the Apple Watch will change motoring
May 19, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Check out this cool new video that explains how the Apple Watch may soon be able to do much more than just unlock car doors remotely.

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How the Apple Watch will change motoring
May 19, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Check out this cool new video that explains how the Apple Watch may soon be able to do much more than just unlock car doors remotely.

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LinderTech celebrates 10 years
May 11, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Annual conference is widely acknowledged as the leading training event in Canada.

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NUMBERS: Mobility as a Service… and more
May 7, 2015 by Allan Janssen

New-car dealerships were the most popular choice for vehicle service in Canada in 2012. They captured 36.6% market share. Independent repair outlets achieved a 32.2% share of the “do-it-for-me” market in 2012.