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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

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Meineke ranked #1 automotive repair and maintenance provider by Entrepreneur Magazine
January 25, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Meineke Car Care Centers has been named the #1 auto repair and maintenance provider in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 37th Annual Franchise 500 Rankings. “Meineke has consistently ranked among the top automotive maintenance and repair providers in recent years. We’re very proud

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Garage Gurus expands to Greater Boston
January 21, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Garage Gurus has expanded to Greater Boston with the January 20 grand opening of a state-of-the-art training center in Stoughton, Mass. With over 7,500-square-feet of training space – the 10th Garage Gurus location to open in the U.S. within the

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‘Automotive technician’ among the toughest job vacancies to fill: global report
January 20, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Manpower Group puts “skilled trade workers” like mechanics, chefs, butchers, and electricians, at the top of the list of hard-to-fill jobs.

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Ontario Earns Second Highest Grade For Reducing Red Tape
January 20, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

On the second day of its seventh annual Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is giving the Ontario government a B+ for its continued commitment to reducing red tape. “Ontario earned the second highest grade

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Management Software: Rules of engagement
January 18, 2016 by CARS Magazine

The idea of “managing” your customers the way you might manage your financial statements seems impersonal. You intuitively feel that regular customers – some of them good friends, and all of them individuals with unique likes and dislikes – are

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Management Software: Rules of engagement
January 14, 2016 by Camille Casse

Getting your customer relations strategy right has never been more important!