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Aftermarket data campaign to get NHRA exposure
June 13, 2019 by Renee Montague

A pro-aftermarket slogan will soon be racing past the grandstands at 200 miles an hour. The “Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice” consumer campaign will be a co-sponsor of the Clay Millican-driven Top Fuel Dragster at upcoming NHRA races. The

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Oil and filter market is continually evolving
June 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  By Adam Malik Summer is time for a lot of things, including DIY oil changes. Across Canada, auto enthusiasts and would-be mechanics are gearing up for to do oil and filter jobs in their driveways. The first thing they’re

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Better Selling: Ending the confusion about TPMS
June 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

By Adam Malik It’s enough to make some people want to pull their hair out. Lighting up support lines at tire pressure monitoring system manufacturers is the confusion around programming and relearning sensors to vehicles. It can be confusing to

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On The Spot: ETI crowd gets an earful from Funny Car driver
June 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The first in our new “On The Spot” videos lets you experience what the driver of a nitro-fueled Funny Car might call the sweet sound of success.

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Predictive analytics firm Pitstop gets $1.5 million in venture capital funding
May 31, 2019 by Renee Montague

Pitstop will receive an injection of $1.5 million in seed funding from a Canadian venture capital fund. The Toronto-based predictive analytics firm says the money will be used to continue to develop a platform that can anticipate vehicle failures before

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By the Numbers: Statistics about the business we do
May 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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Canadians worried, confused about autonomous vehicles
May 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

More than 55 percent of Canadians believe autonomous vehicles have benefits but the vast majority harbour deep-seated fears and confusion about the technology, according to the Canadian Automobile Association. A recent CAA poll shows that 83% of Canadians have only a vague

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For-hire drivers fail to respond to vehicle recalls: Consumer Reports
May 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Consumer watchdog reports that many ride-hail vehicles have outstanding issues that could cause engine failure, accidents, and car fires.

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We’re on the cusp of an EV boom, analysts agree
May 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

Challenge will fall to repairers to understand the different drivetrain technologies.

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We’re on the cusp of an EV boom, analysts agree
May 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

Challenge will fall to repairers to understand the different drivetrain technologies.

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New CAV testing ground to open in Ottawa
May 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A new testing ground for L5 connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) is expected to contribute to the Ontario economy and set the province up to become a leader in new transportation technology. A group dubbed “Invest Ottawa” has launched the

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The hot topic in training? Getting ready for BEVs and hybrids
May 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Yves Racette, owner of Y. Racette Consulting, was in Toronto on Saturday to give an introductory class on working on battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrids. The class, held at Bento’s Auto and Tire Centre on Dundas Street West, focused mainly