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How EVs will reinforce the importance of on-board diagnostics
October 14, 2021 by Hrishikesh Kadam

A strong preference for vehicle emission control and the evolving regulatory landscape is propelling the on-board diagnostics (OBD) aftermarket forward. From personal vehicles to commercial ones, OBD solutions continue to see demand as the expanding auto industry adopts newer technologies

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From niche to mainstream: When electrics and hybrids will be major players
October 8, 2021 by Adam Malik

Alternative power vehicles currently make up upwards of 5 per cent of vehicle sales in the U.S. But that number is expected to jump to 45 per cent by the middle of the next decade, says a new report. In

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Kia unveils new PHEV option
October 7, 2021 by Adam Malik

Kia Canada announced new hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle versions of its Sorento. It’s the first of seven plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles offerings the Korea-based company plans to introduce under its Plan S strategy. The plug-in version

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How this shop takes on training, and more
September 30, 2021 by Adam Malik

Implementing a unique approach to training, investing in equipment and taking advantage of new technology are just some of the ways an automotive repair company is keeping on top of changing trends and ensuring high customer satisfaction, one of its

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Why software challenges need the aftermarket’s attention
September 29, 2021 by Adam Malik

A senior leader at Dorman Products is calling on the aftermarket to better understand and rally around issues related to software as vehicles become more advanced. As even the simplest components in a vehicle become software-based, the inability for the

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Free vehicle electrification webinar
September 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians today on vehicle electrification. On Sept. 23 at 4 p.m., the webinar entitles “Vehicle Electrification: Transitioning to Alternating Current Systems” will be hosted by

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Hyundai enhances hydrogen push. Can it work?
September 16, 2021 by Adam Malik

An analyst called Hyundai Motor Group’s recently announced plan to popularize hydrogen fuel cells in commercial vehicles in the next few years a “bold move,” but one that may be difficult to pull off. What the company has going for

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What’s frustrating drivers about new cars?
September 10, 2021 by Adam Malik

Infotainment consoles continue to be the most problematic area for new-vehicle buyers, says a new report. J.D. Power’s 2021 U.S. Initial Quality Study saw the quality of new vehicles improve by 2 per cent — a slight drop from the

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GM partners with Telus on auto connectivity
September 7, 2021 by Adam Malik

Next-generation vehicles in Canada under the General Motors brand are set to be connected to Telus’ 5G network, the companies recently announced. “Connectivity is already transforming the ownership experience for our drivers, and that trend will accelerate with our next-generation

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Here’s what fuel targets have done to EV predictions
September 3, 2021 by Adam Malik

With governments around the world setting new targets around vehicle electrification and reducing the number of internal combustion engines on roads, electric vehicles sales numbers are going to skyrocket, says a new report. Worldwide sales of electric vehicles in 2021

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Here’s how many Canadians have bought EVs
September 1, 2021 by Adam Malik

A new milestone was reached last month in a federal program designed to promote the adoption of zero-emission vehicles — 100,000 Canadian people and businesses have either bought or leased such a vehicle since the program started. The Incentives for

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How Mahle plans to help shops going forward
August 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

As vehicles shift from conventional engines to more technologically advanced powertrains, Mahle has pledged to assist service and repair ships through the transition. Olaf Henning, corporate executive vice president and general manager of aftermarket at Mahle, outlined the future for