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Understanding diesel exhaust aftertreatment systems
December 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By David Bry Diesels have long had an image problem. They were known to be smelly, slow, and dirty. But that picture is very much out of date. Diesels don’t stink like they used to. Many are extremely powerful. And

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Beefing up suspension and chassis parts
November 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen Two automotive trends have come together to create new opportunities for aftermarket chassis and suspension manufacturers. On the one hand, public appetite for robust SUVs and light trucks has grown dramatically in recent years. Indeed, by some

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Saleri adds 31 electric water pumps to aftermarket range
November 9, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Saleri, the Italian designer and OEM manufacturer of water pumps, is extending its range of after market electric auxiliary water pumps. Saleri’s long standing commitment to R&D over the years has resulted in many innovative solutions, such as electric pumps

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Beefing up suspension and chassis parts
November 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen Two automotive trends have come together to create new opportunities for aftermarket chassis and suspension manufacturers. On the one hand, public appetite for robust SUVs and light trucks has grown dramatically in recent years. Indeed, by some

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Bolt On extends repair shop software to entire aftermarket
October 29, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Formerly only available to traditional repair shops using compatible third-party shop management programs, Bolt On is now extending its solutions to new and used car dealer service centres, auto body shops, parts vendors, air conditioning specialists, import car specialty shops,

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How contaminated coolant kills cooling systems
October 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Premature component failures prove just how toxic contaminated coolant can be to modern cooling systems.

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New Volvo XC40 could make EVs more accessible to Canadians
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

With the recent release of Volvo’s first-ever fully-electric vehicle, the Volvo XC40 Recharge, Canadians could soon have a wider range of electric vehicle charging stations across the country. One of the greatest barriers to consumer EV adoption remains range anxiety;

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Dayco adds extended warranty to new timing belt
October 20, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Dayco’s Aftermarket Division is launching a comprehensive new Timing Belt Kit with Water Pump program that includes an industry leading 125,000 mile warranty. As of Oct. 15, when a technician or a DIYer purchases a Dayco Water Pump or Dayco

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Canada investing in wood-based automotive parts
October 19, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Soon enough, automotive parts could be made of wood. On Oct. 16th, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced $1.2 million to GreenNano Technologies Inc., a company based in Toronto, to scale up production of a new lightweight wood-fibre–based composite material to create automotive

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The battle between EVs and ICE-vehicles heats up
October 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Haberman It is somewhat ironic that as technology advances, we’re seeing more electric vehicles on our roads. Ironic because some of the first cars built were electric… and it was precisely the new technology of the day that

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Turo, AVEQ partner to make EVs more popular in Quebec
October 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Peer-to-peer car sharing platform Turo Canada has launched a partnership with Quebec Electric Vehicle Association (AVEQ) to promote further EV adoption in the province. AVEQ members that register on Turo as hosts will be eligible to receive $250 when they

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California to phase out gas-powered vehicles by 2035
September 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

California will phase out gasoline-powered cars over the next decade and a half, with the stated goal of allowing only the sale of zero-emission vehicles by the year 2035. The state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, signed an executive order last week,