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The Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard clears the way for the independent service sector to get access to the same tools and information that car dealers use.
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Right to Repair Agreement Arrives On Time
May 10, 2010 by Auto Service World

The National Automotive Trades Association has announced that the Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard (CASIS) has been implemented on schedule. The CASIS agreement between the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAM C), the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA

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Carquest Returns to CARS 2010 as Exhibitor, Presenter
May 10, 2010 by Auto Service World

Event organizers have announced that Carquest is returning as an exhibitor at the Congress on Automotive Repair & Service (CARS), having not exhibited since 2007. Along with 400 square feet of exhibit space at the Automotive Service & Repair Week

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Ford’s Recycle Your Ride Program ensures vehicles recycled to environmental standards
May 6, 2010 by Auto Service World

Ford’s Recycle Your Ride vehicle retirement program provides consumers an incentive to switch to new Ford vehicles, but also ensures the used vehicles returned through the rebate program are recycled to the highest environmental standards. Each vehicle returned through Ford’s

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Valvoline and Lubrizol Win SAE Environmental Award
May 4, 2010 by Auto Service World

Ashland Consumer Markets, makers of Valvoline products, and The Lubrizol Corporation have been named the 2010 winners of the SAE Environmental Excellence in Transportation (E2T) Award for their partnership in demonstrating the environmental benefits of Valvoline motor oils with Lubrizol HyperZDP

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Interactive consumer info kiosk from Yokohama
May 3, 2010 by Auto Service World

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. will be the first tire manufacturer in Canada to introduce an innovative consumer information kiosk featuring entertainment, interactive digital product information and special offers when the first units are installed in Yokohama tire dealers starting this

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Ford Expands Retire Your Ride Program
May 3, 2010 by Auto Service World

Ford Motor Company of Canada is collaborating with Summerhill Impact to expand the Ford Recycle Your Ride program. Now, approximately 60% of the vehicles currently on Canadian roads qualify for retirement within the Ford program.  Ford Motor Company of Canada,

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EPA 2010 Trucks Present $2.8 Billion North American Opportunity
May 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

New emissions technologies will drive opportunities for heavy-duty aftermarket

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Bottom Line Solutions
May 1, 2010 by Andrew Ross

Keep an eye on emerging opportunities in social media, but focus efforts on tangible results.

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Face Time
May 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

A couple of years ago, I sat in a room with a hundred or so college students and more than a few aftermarket veterans. It was “Aftermarket Day” at Georgian College’s Canadian Automotive Institute, and you could easily tell which

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Pirelli to Make Bid to Supply Formula One
April 29, 2010 by Auto Service World

Tire maker Pirelli has officially released its decision to present a technical and commercial offer for supply of tires to all the teams in the Formula One world championship. The company plans to present the bid to FIA (Federation Internationale

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Mahle Clevite Inc. Introduces Phase II of Electronic Catalogue
April 27, 2010 by Auto Service World

Mahle Clevite Inc. has announced the second phase of its electronic catalogue – Launchpad. Phase II introduces an all-new look for Launchpad and includes the addition of search options for piston rings and filters, as well as additional search options

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Next Generation Small Block Engine Production Confirmed for St. Catharines Powertrain
April 27, 2010 by Auto Service World

GM Canada announced a $235 million investment in its St. Catharines Powertrain facility to build GM’s next generation of highly fuel-efficient engines, securing up to 400 jobs at the plant.“This marks another positive step forward in our strategy to deliver