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The More Things Change: Spark Plugs
June 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Our latest walk down memory lane takes a look at how the manufacturing and marketing of spark plugs has changed over the years. May 2019: Spark Plugs   The more things change? Take a look back at the quaint old

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Oil and filter market is continually evolving
June 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  By Adam Malik Summer is time for a lot of things, including DIY oil changes. Across Canada, auto enthusiasts and would-be mechanics are gearing up for to do oil and filter jobs in their driveways. The first thing they’re

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Raptor success is uniting Canada, says team partner Castrol
June 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Castrol’s partnership with the Toronto Raptors is certainly paying off this year, as Canada’s only NBA team heads to Game 6 of the finals. Wakefield Canada, manufacturer and marketer of Castrol products in Canada, said it is thrilled with the

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NUMBERS: Statistics about the work we do
June 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

56% Percentage of consumers who would have to borrow from a line of credit, a family member, or a friend in order to pay for a $1,000 repair. AdvantageWon   11.7 years Average age of U.S. cars and light trucks

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ETI draws record crowd to discuss the complexities of modern mobility
June 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The increasing complexity of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and the importance of following proper calibration processes in the service bay took center stage at the Equipment and Tool Institute’s annual Tool Tech conference. Held in Charlotte, N.C., at the

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April’s new car sales fall short of April 2018
June 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

Canadian sales of light passenger vehicles fell in April, compared to April 2018, according to analysis from DesRosier Automotive Consulting. All passenger car segments fell except the low-volume luxury compact segment, up 3.5% for the month, the consulting firm has

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Mister Transmission heads to the track with All North Racing Series and MAVTV
May 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mister Transmission will be the “Victory Lane Presenting Sponsor” of a six-race series hosted by All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s. The first race is tonight, (May 31) at the Ohsweken Speedway, near Brantford, Ont. All North Racing Powered by

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Why do people choose to be self-employed? Freedom!
May 31, 2019 by Renee Montague

Most Canadian entrepreneurs go down the path of self-employment because they’re looking for financial independence and freedom. That’s the main take away from a recent study by Statistics Canada that looked at reasons why people choose to be self-employed. The

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By the Numbers: Statistics about the business we do
May 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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Canadians worried, confused about autonomous vehicles
May 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

More than 55 percent of Canadians believe autonomous vehicles have benefits but the vast majority harbour deep-seated fears and confusion about the technology, according to the Canadian Automobile Association. A recent CAA poll shows that 83% of Canadians have only a vague

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Retail sales of auto parts in Canada increased
May 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

Retail sales of auto parts in Canada was up in March, according to analysis from Statistics Canada. Auto parts sales rose to $878 million in March 2019. That’s up 7.2% from last March’s sales of $819 million. The auto parts

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Fleet registrations continue to rise in North America
May 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

According to new numbers from IHS Markit and DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, approximately 20.9 per cent of new vehicles sales were dedicated to fleets last year. The last three years have seen a small but steady increase in fleet sales, according