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New light vehicle sales down 3.7% in September
October 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consulting is reporting another soft month for new car sales in Canada. Total new light vehicle sales decreased 3.7% in September 2019, compared to September 2018. Units sold fell from 172,974 in September 2018 to 166,488 units sold

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Details of new motor oil specifications released
October 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Details have been released about the much-speculated API GF-6 specification for motor oils. Starting May 1, 2020, oil manufacturers will be required to move fluids to the new API GF-6 specification. With the new GF-6 specification comes a brand-new set

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AAPEX summit to address consolidation
September 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The training arm of the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) will tackle the hot topic of consolidation in the automotive service world at this year’s show. AAPEXedu will feature a Service Professionals Summit dubbed “Aftermarket 2030: Consolidation Trends, Opportunities and

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RepairPal claims to be biggest auto service network in U.S.
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

RepairPal says the signing of its 2,500th auto repair shop confirms its place as the largest provider of repair services in the United States. The company says its unique model for helping motorists find high-quality vehicle care has earned the

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Advancing Vehicle Technology: Friend or foe?
September 17, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

In this, the final article in a seven-part series sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at how shop owners should view the disruptive technology on the horizon of the automotive industry. The short answer is it’s not all that bad! By Jacob Stoller

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Powering up: A look at battery technology
September 5, 2019 by Geoff Kirbyson

By Geoff Kirbyson You might not know it – or even hear it – but there’s a revolution going on under the hood of the modern automobile. With electric cars rolling off dealer lots in increasing numbers and traditional cars

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Powering Up: A look at battery technology
August 22, 2019 by Geoff Kirbyson

By Geoff Kirbyson You might not know it – or even hear it – but there’s a revolution going on under the hood of the modern automobile. With electric cars rolling off dealer lots in increasing numbers and traditional cars

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Crain’s predicts tough times ahead
August 19, 2019 by Renee Montague

Crain’s Detroit Business is predicting some tough times ahead for automotive suppliers, as slow sales and industry consolidation create excellent conditions for disruption. The publication points out that the automotive sector in the U.S. lost some 22,000 jobs through May

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AIA Canada invites members to cruise into the future
August 16, 2019 by Renee Montague

AIA Canada Atlantic Division is hosting two events for industry experts to share their insights on disruptive technologies, new government legislation, succession planning, new trends and more. The “Cruise into the Future” events will be followed by a dinner boat

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Is the symbolism of car ownership becoming outdated?
August 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

By Adam Malik By 2025, nearly half of car owners will be ready to throw away their car keys. The thought that some people might not want to have a vehicle of their own is a shocking one –particularly to

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AAPEX learning sessions to address top industry trends
August 8, 2019 by Renee Montague

More than 48,000 buyers and 162,000 aftermarket professionals from 126 countries are expected to attend AAPEX 2019 in Las Vegas on November 5-7. AAPEX 2019 will feature the popular New Product and New Packaging Showcases as well as the Technology

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Is the symbolism of owning your own car becoming outdated?
August 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

  By Adam Malik By 2025, nearly half of car owners will be ready to throw away their car keys. The thought that some people might not want to have a vehicle of their own is a shocking one –particularly