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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

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Forensics investigator joins Global Brake Safety Council
September 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Brian F. Chase, the lead forensics investigator and expert witness in the Oct. 2018 New York limousine crash, has joined the Global Brake Safety Council. The case he is still involved in, the New York limo crash, was the deadliest vehicle

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Gaining market advantage by losing weight
September 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Think aluminum is still the hottest new trend in vehicle lightweighting? A recent article in Advanced Manufacturing magazine suggests aluminum still faces substantial competition from high-strength, ultra-high-strength steels, and composite materials. The article suggests automakers are keeping their options open,

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Knee airbags could elevate risk of bodily injury: report
August 22, 2019 by Renee Montague

If your customers ask you what you think about knee air bags offered in some vehicles, you may want to temper your enthusiasm.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) points out that the technology that is growing in popularity

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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