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Why these coaches think some shop owners won’t raise rates
January 18, 2022 by Adam Malik

There are too many shop owners who prefer the feeling of a job well done over a financial reward when it comes to repairing vehicles, shop coaches suggest. That’s why they hesitate to raise their shop’s rates. While that’s a

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As sweet spot grows, these vehicles will boost your business
January 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

A rush to buy larger vehicles a few years ago is going to pay greater dividends to the automotive aftermarket, according to an industry expert. Furthermore, with consumers buying fewer new vehicles, the young end of the average vehicle age

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SEMA launches education library
January 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

From SEMA Show seminars to exclusive content, automotive professionals will be able to access educational content only from the Specialty Equipment Market Association. The group announced the launch of the new library in late December. It is accessible year-round online.

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Here’s when EV and ICE vehicles will cost the same
January 12, 2022 by Adam Malik

Price disparity can be a sticking point for consumers when deciding between an electric vehicle and one with an internal combustion engine. But if things play out as some industry experts predict, price gaps would narrow and be equal in

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‘This is not a friendly industry for women’
January 11, 2022 by Adam Malik

Shops are not female-friendly and haven’t been for decades. In the face of a massive technician shortage, the industry needs to change its image to appeal more to a broader talent base, a group of female shop leaders advised. During

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More OE shortages, more good aftermarket news
January 7, 2022 by Adam Malik

There are more potential shortage and supply chain issues coming down for automakers and that could mean more good news for the automotive aftermarket, according to an industry analyst. These days, the chip shortage is getting all the attention. But,

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Auto shows across the country cancelled
December 22, 2021 by Adam Malik

Organizers of auto shows in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal have called off their events due to the increasing spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant and related uncertainty. The Montreal International Auto Show was set to run Jan. 21-30. Toronto’s Canadian

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Industry leaders agree this is their top challenge
December 15, 2021 by Adam Malik

Finding capable people throughout the entire automotive aftermarket is the biggest change needed, according to executives in the industry. Speaking during the Buyer’s Panel at the AAPEX 2021 Keynote Session, the leaders were asked what was something that they’d like

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Alliance shareholders gather in Miami
December 13, 2021 by Adam Malik

BBB Industries once again wins prestigious award

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The unusual places calling jobbers these days
December 3, 2021 by Adam Malik

Desperate times call for desperate measures, it seems. Some jobbers these days are getting regular calls from people they may not usually hear from looking for parts to repair customer vehicles, said industry experts. Namely, their competitors and automotive dealerships.

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What techs need to ‘be respectful’ of with EVs
November 30, 2021 by Adam Malik

Electric vehicles pose new dangers to technicians and one mistake could be costly, warned an expert from Mitchell 1. Dealing with EVs is going to be new for everyone. But with all the extra voltage flowing around, Ben Johnson, director

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New program announced for women in trades
November 29, 2021 by Adam Malik

A new program to empower skilled trades advocates will launch in the summer, announced the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF). The National Leadership Development Program for Women in the Skilled Trades will take place at the next Supporting Women in Trades