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Automechanika Chicago, which took place from April 24-26 at McCormick Place West, opened its doors to a successful turnout with a diverse group of exhibiting companies and nearly 6,000 attendees. More than 450 exhibitors from 23 countries showcased the newest tools, equipment and products for the automotive aftermarket industry
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NACE Automechanika launches scholarship program
February 13, 2017 by Adam Malik

Scholarships are up for grabs to attend this year’s NACE Automechanika in Chicago this summer. Winners will have travel expenses and training costs covered and get access to trade show product discovery. The scholarships are “an effort to bring affordable

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Millennials to MiX it up with AASA
January 31, 2017 by Adam Malik

In an effort to bring more younger, tech-savvy perspectives to the table, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association announced that they have launched a new council comprised of millennials. Recognizing that there is an opportunity to spread knowledge through a reverse

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Staying In Touch With Your Customers
January 27, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

By staying in touch with your customers, you turn basic transactions into ongoing relationships. But doing this effectively is not as easy as it sounds. Sending an email that simply says “thinking of you,” or something along those lines, has

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Which Platforms Should You Be On?
January 27, 2017 by Luciana Nechita & Martha Uniake Breen

Once you’ve decided to develop a social media presence for your company, choosing which platforms on which to open a profile can seem overwhelming; each platform has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. You certainly don’t want to miss out

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Is Peak Oil Demand In Sight?
January 27, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

The total demand for liquid hydrocarbons is playing out as a tug of war between growth in the petrochemical sector, and declining demand from passenger cars, according to a recent report by McKinsey & Company. According to the report, petrochemical

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How Connectivity Is Shaping A New Auto industry
January 27, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

The automotive industry is quickly transitioning from infotainment to transformative technologies that will enable Mobility as a Service to spring to life. Third-party platforms like CarPlay and Android Auto are beginning to emerge as OEMs explore the benefits of ADAS

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Ep 2 | Don’t Waste February
January 26, 2017 by Auto Service World

February is a your month of opportunity. So don’t waste it!   In this video, I try to provide you with a list of key areas in your business that you can [and should] work on during February, traditionally a slower month.  These

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Ep 1 | Your Business Journey
January 26, 2017 by Auto Service World

When we attend courses, we must implement what we learn otherwise the business will not move forward. It all starts with management. This video raises important points that should help you understand the effort required for your business to sustain continued growth. I invite

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Mevotech wins Bennett award
January 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Mevotech was honoured as 2016 New Vendor of the Year during Bennett Auto Supply’s 60th Anniversary Celebration on January 14 where over 3,000 of Bennett’s customers celebrated their six decades in the aftermarket. Mevotech became a part of the Bennett

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CCIAP breaks the 300 shop mark
January 10, 2017 by CARS Magazine

2017 is off to a roaring start for the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP).

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2016 Total New-Vehicle Sales Poised To Set Record
December 23, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

With a strong close to the year, total new light-vehicle sales in 2016 are expected to reach a record 17.5 million vehicles, surpassing the previous high set in 2015 by 5,000 units, according to a forecast developed jointly by J.D.

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Purolator pranks customers in hidden camera automotive repair shop stunt
December 15, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Purolator recently set up hidden cameras in the Buffalo-based automotive repair shop and hired an actor to take on a mechanic role who informed real customers of absurd engine compartment object discoveries. And the jokes didn’t stop there. The fake