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EYE SPY: A box full of clamps… and it still wasn’t enough!
June 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

It took a box full of clamp – 15 in total – to secure the exhaust pipe on this mid 90s Chevrolet pickup. This picture was sent in a while ago by Mike Devries of VIP Autopro on Wharncliffe Road

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OUTATIME? National paper profiles Canadian shop specializing in DeLoreans
June 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Scratching your head at the crazy vehicles that limp into your shop? Imagine specializing in one of the most finicky defunct sports cars of all time. That’s where Justin Sookraj, owner of Wells Auto in Milton, Ont. finds himself! His

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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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On The Spot: ETI crowd gets an earful from Funny Car driver
June 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The first in our new “On The Spot” videos lets you experience what the driver of a nitro-fueled Funny Car might call the sweet sound of success.

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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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EyeSpy 8 | Father Time
May 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Father Time can be cruel — especially to vehicles. The owners of these aging rides clearly didn’t bother to keep up with preventive maintenance!

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EYE SPY: The ravages of time
May 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The passing years take an inevitable toll on vehicles. Our latest video offers a glimpse of how vehicle owners sometimes forget to pay the toll!

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Do your customers love you enough to write a song about you?
May 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

Many shop owners have received baked goods and thank you cards from their loyal customers… but has anyone ever written a song about you? Professional cyclist Kate Courtney did. The American world champion cyclist wrote and posted a country western

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Mercy Tech Mission: What it takes to change a life
May 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The purpose of Mercy Tech Mission is to bring trained tradespeople to developing countries where they can teach people who don’t have access to skills training.

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EYE SPY: Delaying the inevitable
May 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In a fit of blind optimism, the owner of this 2003 GMC Envoy thought he could keep his exhaust system working with some aluminum tape, clamps, and darning twine. Yves Marceau, owner of Marceau Mécanique Auto in Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, Que., said

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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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Meet Tungsten the tyrannosaurus
May 1, 2019 by Renee Montague

  What do you do with an old wrench?  Why not turn it into a dinosaur? Shawn Gavigan of Dave’s Garage in Aurora, Ont. is doing just that. He turns bits of metal, old tools, nuts, and bolts into decorations