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APD to bring its Tool & Equipment Show back to Saskatoon
August 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

APD is resurrecting its Tool and Equipment Show – an annual event that was held in Saskatoon. The show, last held in 2012, will be expanded to include parts, and will be billed the Automotive Super Show. The exposition will

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CATEGORY FOCUS: Shop Tools
August 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released products in the automotive repair tools space include: heavy duty die grinders from Snap-on; low-vibration hammers from Chicago Pneumantic ; a high-torque impact wrench from Milwaukee; and a new service cart from Matco Tools. Welcome to Auto Service

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VDO Redi-Sensor eliminates need to mail in warranty registrations
August 9, 2019 by Renee Montague

A new warranty registration website launched by Continental Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket allows shops to register customer information making the warrantee process easier. “We created the VDO Redi-Sensor warranty website to give technicians a faster and easier way to register

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AAPEX learning sessions to address top industry trends
August 8, 2019 by Renee Montague

More than 48,000 buyers and 162,000 aftermarket professionals from 126 countries are expected to attend AAPEX 2019 in Las Vegas on November 5-7. AAPEX 2019 will feature the popular New Product and New Packaging Showcases as well as the Technology

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Permatex and PowerNationTV build a 2019 Dodge Challenger
August 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

Permatex and PowerNationTV are teaming up to build a 2019 Dodge Challenger 5.7L Hemi V8 to award to a lucky winner in April 2020. The build will be featured in three episodes of Engine Power’s new season by hosts Mike

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Mr. Lube partners with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
August 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

During the month of August, Mr. Lube locations across the country will raise funds for Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada with their Kids Drive Program. “We are excited to launch the August Kids Drive to kick off our new

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Liqui Moly to partner with Canadian powersports distributor Kimpex
August 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

German oil and additive specialist Liqui Moly is significantly expanding its powersports business in Canada, making its products available through the distributor Kimpex. We have found a great partner in Kimpex,” says Carlos Travé, who is responsible for Liqui Moly’s two-wheeler

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Georgianne Dickey to preside over ACC
August 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

NTN senior manager of product and marketing communications Georgianne Dickey has been named the new president of the Automotive Communication Council (ACC). Dickey has been an ACC member for the past 10 years, serving on the board for six of those

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APD to offer management training this fall
August 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

APD will host management training sessions for auto service providers this fall. A SMART (Service Management and Results Training) class will be offered Sept. 10-12, featuring Murray Voth of RPM Training. It will be held at the APD branch in

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Centric Parts offering the ‘Ultimate Summer Getaway’
August 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Selfies will serve as entry forms for Centric Parts’s new promotion built around two of its newest and most advanced brake products, GCX Brake Rotors and PQ PRO Brake Pads. Entitled, ‘Ultimate Summer Getaway,’ the promotion runs through Sept. 30.

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Thoma Bravo to acquire J.D. Power
August 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Thoma Bravo LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence. The transaction is expected to close by year end. Upon

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Walker emissions control brand launches new website
August 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Walker brand of emissions control products for light and commercial vehicles has launched an enhanced website interface to provide a more comprehensive user experience to its customers. The new site, at www.WalkerExhaust.com, combines Walker’s light vehicle and commercial truck