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SEMA Cares supports Austin Hatcher Foundation
September 23, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Austin Hatcher Foundation is now under the umbrella of charities supported by SEMA Cares, a nonprofit organization that brings the performance and specialty equipment auto industry together to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Since the

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Assurant Solutions acquires Coast To Coast Dealer Services Inc.
September 22, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Assurant Solutions, a business segment of Assurant, Inc., has acquired Coast To Coast Dealer Services, Inc., an auto service contract company in Canada. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, Coast To Coast primarily provides service contracts for pre-owned vehicles,

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Lexus tops J.D. Power customer service survey
September 19, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Independent repair shops beat most dealerships in Canadian customer satisfaction survey, but still fail to live up to expectations.

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Ride Control How Proper Staff Training Can Benefit Your Bottom Line
September 18, 2015 by Andrew Brooks

Ride control is a simple idea, but there are a couple of major misconceptions that are holding back sales, limiting service levels, and even endangering lives. Most drivers, and even many technicians, view ride control as shocks and struts, but

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Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse names Mike Odell as president
September 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Mike Odell has joined Eastern Warehouse Distributors, Inc., (dba Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse), as president and chief operating officer. Eastern Auto Parts Warehouse is a privately owned, wholesale automotive parts distributor to professional installers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

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Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc. names new president
September 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Denso Corp. has named Haruhiko “Hal” Kato president of Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc. (DPAM), the aftermarket sales, manufacturing and distribution arm of the global automotive supplier. Kato succeeds Yoshihiko Yamada, who retired after 38 years with the corporation.

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NATA introduces new website
September 16, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The site allows consumers and businesses across Canada to identify trusted, accredited technicians and locksmiths.

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Tracer Products promotes Gary Testa
September 16, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Tracer Products has promoted Gary Testa to the position of national & OEM sales manager. Gary joined Tracer Products 14 years ago as a sales and marketing assistant and has held the position of sales operations manager for the last

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Denso opens distribution center in Nuevo Leon, Mexico
September 15, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Denso Products and Services Inc. (DPAM), a division of leading global automotive supplier Denso Corporation, has opened its first auto parts distribution center in Mexico. Located in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, the facility allows Denso to bring its full selection of

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Tire Country opens two wholesale tire centres in Ontario
September 14, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Tire Country, a Goodyear Wholesale Distributor and wholly-owned subsidiary of Fountain Tire Ltd., has announced the opening of two new wholesale tire centres in Vaughan and London, Ontario. Tire Country’s new wholesale tire centres will offer 57,000 square feet of

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Running lean
September 13, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Kevin Suttorp of Elec-Tech Automotive Repair proves that small shops are still relevant if they’re well equipped and well trained.

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WHAT I’VE LEARNED: Going digital
September 8, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Winnipeg shop contemplates a new tablet-based inspection system to streamline shop processes and increase productivity.