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Canada investing in wood-based automotive parts
October 19, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Soon enough, automotive parts could be made of wood. On Oct. 16th, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced $1.2 million to GreenNano Technologies Inc., a company based in Toronto, to scale up production of a new lightweight wood-fibre–based composite material to create automotive

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Eye Spy: More adventures with animals
September 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Be prepared for anything… because you never know what you’ll find when you raise the hood on a vehicle!

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Eye Spy: More adventures with animals
September 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Midas technician Moe LeBlanc in Moncton, N.B., found this picture-perfect bird’s nest under the hood of a 2006 Dodge Ram that came in with a coolant leak. The customer, who drives the truck every day, couldn’t believe it hadn’t

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Research reveals affordability of gas around the world
August 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A Polish research company has pegged gasoline prices to wages across North and South America, determining that Canadians can purchase about 3,179 litres of gasoline with the average monthly salary – estimated to be CDN $3,665. Across the Americas, that

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Working with… animals?
August 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Cam Young of Cam’s Auto Service in Toronto said a 1999 Malibu that limped into the shop had suddenly started shifting hard and the engine light came on. When a technician popped the hood, he found three squirrels alive and

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Fountain Tire thanks truckers with Class-8 sized drive through
July 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A one-of-a-kind coffee shop popped up at Edmonton’s Rosenau Transport in late June. The Truck-Thru – created by Fountain Tire to show appreciation for the transportation industry’s dedication throughout the Covid-19 crisis – is a drive-through specially designed for tractor

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Think you know the most popular collector call of all time?
July 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Looking for a 1965-1966 Ford Mustang? Join the club! Insurance company Hagerty has identified that particular vehicle as the most sought-after collectible car of all time. The Markham, Ont.-based insurer of classic and collector cars, has released a fact sheet

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Blast from the past: Send us your vintage photos!
July 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Let’s celebrate the past as we head into the future! Send your old photographs and they may be published in CARS magazine.

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ASW Conversation: Rick McMullin on his ‘door-crasher’ special
June 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 012 Rick McMullen on his door-crasher special   Rick McMullin, owner of Ricky Ratchets Auto Repair in London, Ont., had one of those days just before Christmas last year. A runaway truck smashed through the front

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ASW Conversations: Rick McMullin on his “door-crasher” special
June 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 012 Rick McMullen on his door-crasher special   Rick McMullin, owner of Ricky Ratchets Auto Repair in London, Ont., had one of those days just before Christmas last year. A runaway truck smashed through the front

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What are you listening to?
May 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  By Allan Janssen Podcasts are not a new thing. Streaming radio shows directly to your phone or MP3 player, or downloading them to your computer has been a thing since 2004. But it seems the first decade of podcasting

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Novel electronic key exchange system preserves social distancing
May 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Norwegian company introduces pandemic-friendly key exchange system.