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Details of new motor oil specifications released
October 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Details have been released about the much-speculated API GF-6 specification for motor oils. Starting May 1, 2020, oil manufacturers will be required to move fluids to the new API GF-6 specification. With the new GF-6 specification comes a brand-new set

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Cardone launches technical video competition
October 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Cardone Industries is challenging automotive technicians to share their installation videos for a chance to win $5,000. The latest edition of Cardone’s popular video competition is now underway. Based on the success of the first three contests, Cardone has renewed

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Uni-Select, Fix Auto complete ProColor sale
October 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Inc. has completed its sale of the ProColor banner program to Fix Auto. “Since Uni-Select launched the ProColor banner in Québec in 2001, the network grew from 28 to 172 collision repair shops,” said Brent Windom, president and CEO

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ACDelco launches new ‘Brakeathon’ promotion
October 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

ACDelco is running a new promotion for all Canadian repair facilities focused on the sale and installation of ACDelco Professional and Advantage drums and rotors. The “Brakeathon” promotion runs through the month of October. By registering and participating, qualifying Canadian

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Point S Canada, Unimax celebrates 40 years
October 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  More than 300 retailers and suppliers attended Point S Canada/Unimax Tire’s 40th anniversary celebration in Lisbon, Portugal, Sept. 12-15. It was the company’s biggest annual convention ever. A number of special activities and upscale dinners were organized to offer

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AAPEX to feature ‘Ted Talk’ style presentations
October 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Industry experts and technical trainers will offer quick learning presentations on new products, technologies, and trends on the “Let’s Tech” stage at AAPEX 2019, The presentations will be modeled after the popular TED Talks, with Let’s Tech speakers delivering short,

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Akebono touts expanded product line in new campaign
October 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Akebono Brake Corporation has kicked off a new campaign to bring awareness to its expanded product line. “The Hardware You Need, With the Brakes You Trust” campaign includes print and digital advertisements, literature, give-aways, and a new dedicated landing page

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TPMS Tools offered as prize for creative videos
September 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Schools in Canada and across North America are invited to submit a video to ATEQ TPMS Tools showing why they would benefit from receiving a free sensor activation and programming tool. It is the second year the Livonia, Mich.-based company

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VDO offers battery cooling fans for popular hybrids
September 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  Continental says its new OE-quality VDO Hybrid Battery Cooling Fans will allow you to save your customers money. Previously available only an OE dealer item, Continental gives you the first aftermarket fan available for exact replacement on popular applications

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NRS Brakes adds to its line of galvanized brake pads
September 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

NRS Brakes has added 57 new SKUs to its North American-made galvanized brake pad line-up, with coverage for an additional 1,600 vehicle applications. The offering covers vehicles including Honda, BMW, Ford, GMC Trucks, Nissan, and more. NRS Brakes include ground-breaking

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New A.R. tool coming to AAPEX
September 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Motor Information Systems will demonstrate an augmented reality (AR) application for vehicle maintenance and repair. The system, called Augmentor will allow show attendees to complete a 21-point inspection on a 3-D Ford F-150 truck, through an entirely virtual experience while

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Chicago Pneumatic reveals charity-edition wrench
September 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Chicago Pneumatic is supporting breast cancer research and local communities with the launch of a special limited-edition impact wrench dedicated to raising vital funds. Profits from sales of this pneumatic tool will be given out to local breast cancer research