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14,000 Ford Explorers, Lincoln Aviators recalled
August 14, 2019 by Renee Montague

. . . . . . . . Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 14,000 of its 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles in the U.S. and Canada that are at risk of moving unintentionally due to potentially

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Ford Powerstroke Diesel training class coming to Calgary
August 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

California-based ATSS Training will hold a weekend of training in September on Ford Powerstroke Diesel Auto & Truck Electrical Diagnostics in Calgary, Alta. Instructor Mike Cleary, an eight-time award winning Ford Motor Company certified senior master technician, and a Powerstroke

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Americans delaying maintenance to the tune of nearly $25 billion a year
August 8, 2019 by Renee Montague

Brake pads, tire changes and oil changes rank at the top of the list of unperformed maintenance work in the U.S., according to the Auto Care Association’s latest Factbook. The annual report on the health of the aftermarket pegs the

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Sometimes it’s beyond repair!
August 5, 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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Hybrids in the repair bay: Putting safety first
July 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen If your future includes servicing and maintaining hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles, you need to start getting ready for it now. And step one is making sure you have the knowledge to keep you safe when you

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Volvo informs owners about risk of engine fires
July 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

Volvo will be contacting over 507,000 Volvo owners letting them know their vehicles is being recalled due to a risk of engine fire. No injuries nor accidents have been linked to the fault yet, but Volvo said its own investigations

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What is Ontario’s worst (and best) city for driving?
July 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

What is Ontario’s worst and best city for avoiding tickets and collisions? You would be surprised. Orangeville, Bradford and Woodstock, Sault Ste Marie, and Brantford ranked the top five worst cities for tickets and accidents, while North York, Toronto and

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Hybrids in the repair bay: Putting safety first
July 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Working on electric vehicles and hybrid will mean an investment in proper tools and equipment. But it starts with safety training

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FEATURE: What will the driverless future look like?
July 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Adam Malik A number of high-profile crashes involving autonomous technology have pumped the brakes on excitement levels for such vehicles. Support for autonomous vehicles has stalled around the world. According to the 2019 Deloitte Global Automotive Consumer Study, opinion

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EyeSpy Video #9: Creative DIY Repairs… the sequel!
July 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  Ever wonder what your customers were thinking when they decided to try to fix their vehicles? Working without training, experience, or the proper tools, they manage only to make other people scratch their heads in wonder. Check out the

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EyeSpy | Creative DIY repairs… the sequel!
July 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

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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Wiring harness defects cause new Mazda recall
July 4, 2019 by Renee Montague

Mazda is recalling almost 8,000 vehicles due to wiring harness issues that could cause malfunctions in passenger frontal air bag system, turn signals, false instrument cluster warnings, and the engine starting system. Mazda North American Operations filed a Part 574