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ATSS to offer Powerstroke Diesel online class June 2
May 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Automotive Technical Support Services (ATSS) is offering an online Ford 6.7 L Powerstroke Diesel class on June 2. The class will be held twice, once at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, and again at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. Trainer Mike Cleary

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Preparing for ADAS
May 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Jacob Stoller An aspiring tech watches as a vehicle service professional conducts an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration. Amazed at the technology, the young job candidate can’t contain his enthusiasm any longer. “I want to do every one

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Preparing for ADAS
May 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Half the cars on Canadian roads will soon be equipped with advanced driving features. This poses both challenges and opportunities for independent shops.

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Carmakers met 2018 GHG targets, EPA concludes
May 11, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The average estimated CO2 emission rate for all model year 2018 vehicles in the U.S. fell by 4 grams per mile to 353 g/mi – the lowest ever measured. The U.S.-based Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its latest findings on

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ASE to host free technical webinar on electrical diagnostics
May 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET covering “Electrical Diagnostic Skills & Strategies.” Instructors Bobby Willis and Wade McCarty will demonstrate the use of virtual tools and teaching aids that

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U.S. vehicles setting new records for fuel efficiency: EPA
March 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The U.S. vehicle fleet hit a record for fuel efficiency in 2018 averaging 25.1 miles mpg in real-world driving as it rose 0.2 mpg, according to that company’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The fleet is also preliminarily anticipated to jump

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The agricultural side of ‘Right to Repair’
March 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bloomberg Business Week has taken a look at the right-to-repair movement in the heartland of America, where farmers are demanding access to the software that runs their equipment. The issue, which has been a hot topic in the automotive aftermarket

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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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Canada invests in Ontario’s EV network
February 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

In an effort to spur innovation and encourage the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), the Government of Canada is providing Ontarians with more options to purchase, charge and drive zero emission vehicles. Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and

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GM training manager to lead ASE Education Foundation
February 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The ASE Education Foundation has announced the officers for its 2020 board of directors. The new chairman is Chris Wallace, technical training integration manager for General Motors. Vice chairman Ted Hood is the division sales manager of Genuine Parts Company.

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NRS Brakes expands coverage for Hino Trucks
February 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

NRS Brakes has expanded its galvanized brake-pad coverage for Hino Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks. The pads, which are re-engineered to exceed the performance of the original brake pads to help operators reduce downtime, come with the NRS Brakes

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Mahle strikes deal with FCA for data usage
February 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mahle Aftermarket Service Solutions and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have signed an agreement giving Mahle’s diagnostic tools access to secure vehicle data. According to the deal, Mahle will have “trouble-free access” to FCA’s servers and the ability to retrieve all