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Miles Driven Increasing Faster Than Predicted, Fuelling Business Growth
December 23, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Thanks to a significant reduction in fuel costs in 2014, the number of miles driven by Canadians is up dramatically, and continues to be a strong indicator for business growth. In addition, the average selling price per unit sold

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Remanufacturing Continues to Show Strong Growth
December 23, 2015 by Tom Venetis

  Canadian jobbers will see increasing profits from certain remanufactured automotive parts, even as engine technologies increase in sophistication and reliability. That is the consensus of several studies looking closely at the fast-evolving remanufacturing marketplace in North America. Anuj Monga,

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Delivering the Goods
December 23, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

          While I recently enjoyed a conversation with some industry friends about the coming age of drones delivering auto parts, it is likely going to be quite some time before a flying robot delivers anything from

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Sage Advice
December 14, 2015 by Mark Borkowski

  A very successful and brilliant electronics entrepreneur in his mid 70’s whose business I sold the year previous received his last payment from the US buyer that acquired his company.  He wanted to give me my final commission cheque

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Carl Icahn Makes A Bid For Pep Boys
December 9, 2015 by Auto Service World

Carl Icahn is back at it again. In a recent SEC filing, Icahn disclosed a 12.2% stake in Pep Boys-Manny Moe & Jack (NYSE:PBY). He’s called for the company to sell its auto parts retail section to his own company, Auto

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 Uni-Select To Acquire Refinish Solutions
December 8, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Uni-Select Inc. has announced that FinishMaster, Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Aquia Auto Parts, Inc., doing business under the name Refinish Solutions (“Refinish Solutions”). This transaction, the consummation of which is

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Kirmac Collision & Autoglass Opens Newest Location in Richmond, B.C.
December 8, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Kirmac Collision & Autoglass has announced the opening of its second location in Richmond, B.C. The latest addition brings the total number of stores in British Columbia to16. The repair center, located at 11420 Voyageur Way, just off Bridgeport Road

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This Is What Success Looks Like!
December 3, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Dorval Auto Parts aimed high, and once again, their growing list of supporters came through – in a big way! “Thanks to this support, the 8th Annual Dorval, Sources and St. Henri Auto Parts Walk-a-thon raised $77,000 for Hope

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E-tailing A Growing Sales Opportunity For Jobbers
November 25, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

If your company doesn’t have a significant online presence, you’re missing an important growth opportunity. The automotive aftermarket’s fastest growing sales channel, e-tailing, is expanding at such a fast rate that many industry experts are predicting e-tailing revenue will double

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Trail Blazers Wanted
November 25, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

The huge advances made in the gathering and harnessing of data from all types of sources, particularly in the automotive world, are so great it’s reached a tipping point, and the aftermarket is finding itself in a rather tenuous situation.

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Critical Service And Repair Data Comes To The Heavy-Duty Market
November 25, 2015 by Tom Venetis

Until now, technicians and suppliers of aftermarket parts and service for heavy-duty vehicles could only look with envy at their cousins in the light-duty vehicle aftermarket. After years of negotiations and many formal and informal talks between vehicle OEMs and

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Knowing Your Coolants
November 25, 2015 by Tom Venetis

It used to be so easy when it came to automotive coolants. As a jobber, you simply had to carry a universal coolant, and that was enough for your service provider customers. You also knew that coolants would be changed