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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

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Aftermarket suppliers to tour Amazon campus
May 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

Automotive aftermarket suppliers will meet with Amazon’s executive team on June 6 to discuss intellectual property issues and tour the retail giant’s Seattle head office. The meeting is being arranged by the Intellectual Property Council (IPC) of the Motor Equipment

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We’re on the cusp of an EV boom, analysts agree
May 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

Challenge will fall to repairers to understand the different drivetrain technologies.

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Tough spring for Canadian car companies, sales drop again
May 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

Following a difficult March, Canadian passenger vehicle sales dropped again in the month of April. DesRosiers Automotive Consulting is reporting that passenger car sales dropped a steep 15.6% and light truck sales saw an increase of 1.8% for a total

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Ban the bun? Association tackles debate about tech hair styles
May 2, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) may have opened a can of… hairspray… by tackling a matter of personal grooming. In its eNewsletter’s “question of the month,” the alliance answered a question about whether an employer can ask employees not

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Canadian new car sales down significantly in March
April 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

Sales of  light vehicles were down in most areas of Canada, save for Atlantic Canada and Saskatchewan. Overall, Canadian sales dropped 10.1% in March, but there were bright spots for a few nameplates, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants.  Honda Civic

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Independent shops get mixed review from consumers: Lang
April 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Independent repair shops are not only perceived as a low-cost alternative for professional repair and maintenance services, they’re also fair. That’s the conclusion of the latest polling by data firm Lang & Associates. In the most recent Lang Aftermarket iReport,