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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

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EYE SPY: Strange strategy for reducing brake noise
April 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Customer spreads packing grease over brake parts to quiet the metal-on-metal grinding sound.

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EyeSpy: Visiting the lumber yard for vehicle repairs
March 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

Wood has served many purposes over the years – building homes to live in, furniture to relax on or touching after tempting fate. It was not meant for automotive repair. At least, not in the last 100 years or so.

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EyeSpy 7 | Touch Wood
March 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

Missed an episode? Go to the EyeSpy homepage to get caught up. DO YOU HAVE EYESPY WORTHY PICTURES? If you have pictures of unbelievably creative DIY repairs that had you instantly reaching for your camera [or phone] and you’d like

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NUMBERS: Stats That Put Our Industry Into Perspective
March 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

    32% Percentage of employers who say they’re satisfied with the job high schools do in preparing grads for employment. Universities do better with 37% satisfaction. Colleges is the clear winner with 51% satisfaction. Hire Education Report, October 2018,

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The More Things Change: Invoicing Systems
March 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Our latest walk down memory lane takes a look at how invoicing systems have changed over the years. March 2019: Invoicing Systems The more things change? Take a look back at the quaint old days of the last century when

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EYE SPY: Tethered connection
February 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Seen anything crazy in the bay lately? Send us a photo and we’ll add it to our EyeSpy collection.

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EyeSpy 6 | Wheel Whepairs
February 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

Missed an episode? Go to the EyeSpy homepage to get caught up. DO YOU HAVE EYESPY WORTHY PICTURES? If you have pictures of unbelievably creative DIY repairs that had you instantly reaching for your camera [or phone] and you’d like