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Wix Filters launches refreshed eLearning Center
June 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Wix Filters has launched a new, version of its Filtration eLearning Center, providing multiple curriculum levels specific to the world of filtration, in a convenient online training center. The free online courses, available at WIX eLearning Center, provide intensive,

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Rewards for replacing outstanding Takata airbags
June 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

More than 12 million potentially defective Takata airbags across 19 manufacturers are still in daily use, according to the NHTSA.

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Tech certification critical to public safety, ARA says
February 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen In the era of high-tech motoring, potential dangerous vehicle components, and advanced driver assist systems, technician certification is key to public safety, says the president and CEO of British Columbia’s Automotive Retailers Association (ARA). Adrian Scovell said

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Vehicle inspections to go digital in Ontario
February 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Starting with heavy vehicles and expanding to passenger vehicles next year, tablet-based inspections will be the norm.

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Pennsylvania to review emissions test exemptions
January 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has decided against proceeding with new legislation that would exempt vehicles eight years and newer from the state’s emissions inspection program. Lawmakers decided instead to commission a study, reviewing the program with input from consumers

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EYE SPY: Hole-y unfit for the roads!
January 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Steve Hackett, owner of Paragon Auto Service in Saskatoon, Sask. sent in this scathing indictment of the lack of mandatory safety inspections. “Unfortunately, this is what is on the roads without inspections,” he wrote. The 1979 Cordoba was towed

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Paid Taking Brake Safety to the Next Level
December 5, 2019 by Nucap

Everything in your brake system is galvanized – so why not the brake pads?

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Commentary: Invisible cars just asking for an accident!
November 19, 2019 by Les Dobos

People who drive in twilight or during inclement weather without turning on their lights are endangering themselves and everyone they pass.

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Winter tire use rising dramatically: study
November 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A new survey shows that winter tire use in Canada has risen sharply over the past five years, but driver education about safety benefits remains essential to wintertime road safety. The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada’s 2019 Canadian Consumer

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What should be done about cheap brakes parts?
September 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Industry experts are unanimous on the importance of using quality parts on critical safety systems.

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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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GM’s Canadian recall spreads to U.S.
September 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A General Motors recall that hit Canada in late June, affecting some 310,000 vehicles has now hit the U.S. General Motors last week recalled 3.46 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs to address the same problem – a vacuum pump