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Eye Spy: The case of the arrested air conditioning
December 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  Brandon Bennett, of Bennett’s Auto Repair in Regina, Sask., discovered why the heat was “restrained” on a 2011 Yukon. The driver’s blend door was jammed by a pair of handcuffs that had slipped behind the dash somehow. Turns out

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IBC releases 2019’s top 10 Stolen Vehicles list
December 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Thieves love the Ford 350 Super Duty pickup truck! It tops the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s list of the most popular stolen vehicles in 2019. In fact, broken out by model years, it takes 7 of the 10 spots, including the

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The More Things Change: Customers
December 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Our latest walk down memory lane takes a look at how interactions with clients have changed over the years. October 2019:  Customers September 2019:  Wheels July 2019: Lifts May 2019: Spark Plugs March 2019: Invoicing Systems The more things change?

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The More Things Change? Wheels
November 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Our latest walk down memory lane takes a look at how the manufacturing and marketing of lifts has changed over the years. September 2019:  Wheels July 2019: Lifts May 2019: Spark Plugs March 2019: Invoicing Systems The more things change?

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Shell video puts oil to the test
October 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The second episode in Shell Rotella’s Gas Truck Torture Test series has been uploaded to the Fast Lane Truck channel on YouTube. The new video is set in the intense, blistering heat of the Moab Desert where the 2019 Ram

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EYE SPY: One shop’s never-ending battle against poor DIY repairs
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

One of our frequent Eye Spy contributors is Doug Gritner, owner of Doug’s Repair. He’s got a great little business in Alexis Creek, B.C. but, unfortunately, he often finds himself “fixing junk.” And sometimes his customers take a stab at

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Arizona teaching inmates how to repair vehicles
September 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A fleet of vehicles owned and operated by the Arizona Dept. of Corrections is now being maintained by female inmates, as the state seeks to give criminals a chance to learn a marketable new skill: auto repair. The women, most

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YouTube channel to test Shell Rotella gas-truck engine oil
September 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Shell Rotella Gas Truck Engine Oil is being put to the ultimate test in a video series produced by YouTube Channel The Fast Lane Truck. The Shell Rotella Gas Truck Torture Tests is a five-part series showcasing some of the

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Reader pictures reveal hidden dangers
September 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

When it comes to dangerous vehicles, our readers have seen it all! But few situations are as potentially explosive as when amateurs monkey around with the gas tank! We’ve put together a combustible collection of Eye Spy photos that were

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EyeSpy: Nothing but broken brakes!
August 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Brakes are a key safety item on any car, but you wouldn’t know that by the way some motorists take care of them!  Here are just four recent brake-related EyeSpy photos, sent in by readers of CARS magazine.  Enjoy the

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Sometimes it’s just beyond repair!
August 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bruce Silverson of Hilltop Autopro in White Rock, B.C. had to use his diplomatic skills when a customer brought in a 2002 Mazda Protege with a complaint of “spongey brake pedal.” When they lifted the car, they found out there

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The more things change? Lifts
August 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Our latest walk down memory lane takes a look at how the manufacturing and marketing of lifts has changed over the years.