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AutoZone Introduces Online Ordering, Store Pickup
June 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

U.S. auto parts chain AutoZone, Inc. has launched a buy-online, store-pickup service. The Buy Online Pick-Up In-Store service allows customers to select and purchase items online and pick up merchandise at a designated AutoZone store. Customers can log on to

Presentations at the Vast Automotive convention put the company's new 100,000-square-foot distribution centre in Brampton, Ont., front and centre. The DC is opening this summer.
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Vast Automotive Plans Massive Expansion in Ontario
June 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Vast Automotive Distribution plans a massive expansion in Ontario, in terms of both its ability to serve customers and the programs it will offer them. Several initiatives were announced as the distribution organization held its first Ontario convention, itself part

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Making More From Less
June 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

As drivers look to reduce fuel consumption, progressive aftermarket players should see opportunity.;

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Know Your Customer
June 1, 2010 by Andrew Ross

Data mining can work for you in retail, and wholesale.

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Automechanika Organizers Say Economic Uncertainty Not Affecting Sales
May 27, 2010 by Auto Service World

Organizers of the Automechanika Frankfurt event coming this September say that the current economic uncertainty in Europe does not appear to be having a major effect on sales. The event, which is held every two years, attracted more than 4,400

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Cabin Air Filters Maintenance Particularly Important for Allergy Sufferers
May 27, 2010 by Auto Service World

As allergy season approaches, the automotive service industry is being reminded that properly functioning cabin air filters can keep allergy sufferers more comfortable. People who suffer from asthma or allergies to pollen, dust or mould may see their symptoms worsen

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Magna Clarifies Position on Battery Plant Investment Reports
May 27, 2010 by Auto Service World

Magna International Inc. has issued certain points of clarification in response to recent media reports regarding Magna’s potential future investment in battery plants. Siegfried Wolf, Magna’s co-chief executive officer stated: “We believe that the market for hybrid and electric vehicles

Mazda will only make 400 special edition Biante Navi Specials for the Japanese market.
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You Can’t Buy This: Mazda Commemorates 90th Anniversary with Japan-Only Limited Edition Minivan
May 27, 2010 by Auto Service World

As part of celebrations to mark its 90th anniversary, Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the sales launch of a limited edition version of its mid-size, tall ‘high-roof’ Biante minivan for the Japanese market. The Biante 20S Navi Special is limited

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New pollution rules planned for California
May 26, 2010 by Auto Service World

Reuters is reporting the state of California is looking to double greenhouse gas emissions cuts and fuel efficiency gains proposed new regulations for vehicles that will start late this decade. The new round of proposed regulation in 2017-2025 could have

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Tesla Motors and Toyota Work Jointly on EV Development, TMC to Invest in Tesla
May 25, 2010 by Auto Service World

Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that they intend to cooperate on the development of electric vehicles, parts, and production system and engineering support. The two companies intend to form a team of specialists to further

Alignments will increasingly require diagnostics and reset procedures.
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New Wheel Alignment Integrates Diagnostics
May 21, 2010 by Auto Service World

Currently, more than 10 million vehicles throughout North America require Steering Angle Sensor (SAS) reset after a wheel alignment is performed, driving a significant change in the alignment bay. The number of vehicles will rise significantly as manufacturers add electronic

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Proper Tire Inflation Increases Dramatically Since 2003: Survey
May 19, 2010 by Auto Service World

The number of personal vehicles rolling on improperly inflated tires has fallen dramatically since 2003, advancing both road safety and fuel efficiency. The assertion was a key point of a comprehensive study released by the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC)