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The question everyone’s asking: What kind of work are you still doing?
April 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

What kind of business is still coming through your door?  Is it emergency mechanical only? Or are people using the extra time they have on their hand to have maintenance and seasonal work done? What percentage of normal traffic are

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ASW Podcast: Scott Eccles on helping fellow businesses
April 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Scott Eccles, in Dundas, Ont., came up with a great way to help fellow business owners in town who aren’t able to keep their doors open during the coronavirus pandemic. We get the details in Episode 1 of our

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Category Focus: Engine Parts
April 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

    Throttle Body Assembly Dorman has released a new throttle body assembly for Buick 2004, Cadillac 2006-03, Chevrolet 2007-03, GMC 2007-03, and Hummer 2007-03. Available as a complete unit, this direct replacement electronic throttle body includes the gasket, idle air

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AIA offers details on emergency wage subsidy program
April 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The automotive Industries Association of Canada is still sorting through the newly-released details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program, but it promises to keep members apprised and help with claims-related questions. In a 40-minute web update yesterday, AIA president

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People & Places: Corporate moves in March 2020
April 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We recap some of the personnel announcements we heard about this past month.

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Getting paid: Do your customers know how to eTransfer money?
March 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

With the coronavirus in full transmission mode, many shops are trying to minimize face time with their customers. This can complicate payments. It’s simple enough if they’re paying with a credit card. That payment can be processed over the phone.

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Category Focus: Engine parts
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Throttle Body Assembly Dorman has released new Throttle Body Assemblies for Buick 2004, Cadillac 2006-03, Chevrolet 2007-03, GMC 2007-03, Hummer 2007-03. Available as a complete unit, this direct replacement electronic throttle body includes the gasket, idle air control motor and throttle

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EYE SPY Filter Fumbles
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

An assortment of filter fumbles from our growing collection of EyeSpy photos.

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Auto repair listed as essential service in Ontario
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Repair shops and auto parts stores in Ontario will not be forced to shutter during the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Premier Doug Ford issued an order yesterday closing all non-essential businesses in the provinces. The list of essential services was

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Greenwood’s Garage | Season 3 | Episode 14: Who are you attracting?
March 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Who are you attracting to your business? Management consultant Bob Greenwood says the profitability of your shop is directly related to the kind of clientele you have. Taking in everyone who walks in the door, might lead to a high

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Greenwood’s Garage: Building the right clientele
March 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Latest video: Season 3, Episode 14

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AASA webinar offers facts, advice… and reassurance
March 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A detailed analysis of the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) this week started with words of encouragement. AASA president Paul McCarthy adopted soothing tones to reassure those who logged on to the association’s