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First Canadian Program Will Test Prius Plug-In
March 30, 2010 by Auto Service World

Toyota Canada Inc. announced the first phase of a national Canadian partnership for real-world demonstrations of the all-new Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicle (Prius PHV). Compared to traditional hybrids, the Prius PHV has the ability to recharge its newly developed

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TMC, Mazda Agree to Hybrid System Technology License
March 30, 2010 by Auto Service World

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) have reached an agreement on the supply under license of hybrid technology used in the Toyota Prius. Leveraging this agreement, Mazda plans to combine the hybrid system with its next-generation SKY

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Mahle Clevite Inc. Introduces eLearning Course on Gaskets
March 30, 2010 by Auto Service World

 Mahle Clevite Inc. recently added a new course on Victor Reinz gaskets to its eLearning curriculum. The new course covers the features and benefits of Victor Reinz gaskets and offers automotive and engine-rebuilding professionals the necessary tools to master sealing

Aftermarket supply chain efficiency must continously improve to ensure it remains competitive. A joint webinar kicks off an AAIA initiave. Image: Delphi
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Aftermarket Supply Chain Kick-Off Webinar April 1
March 24, 2010 by Auto Service World

In order for the automotive aftermarket to continue to make good on its promise to the service sector, and to fend off competition, it must continue to get ever more efficient. With this in mind, aftermarket supply chain experts and

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Chrysler to develop electric vehicle for U.S. market
March 24, 2010 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Business Review is reporting Chrysler has announced plans to engineer and produce a pure electric vehicle based on the Fiat 500 platform for the U.S. market, and demonstrates the benefits of the alliance between Chrysler group and the

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Delphi SP Compressors Expand Coverage, Reduce SKUs
March 23, 2010 by Auto Service World

Delphi aftermarket and OE engineers have applied their innovative SP compressor technology, used by major OEMs around the world, and engineered them to fit late model applications for the aftermarket. Delphi’s new compressors fit popular domestic and import applications, such

AASA president and COO Steve Handshuh says that the quality message is important for the success of the aftermarket.
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Parts Supplier Driven Awareness Campaign Moving Ahead
March 19, 2010 by Auto Service World

Automotive aftermarket supplier members of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) have committed to the next steps in the association’s industry awareness and education campaign, “Know Your Parts.” At the third annual AASA Vision Conference, the association’s membership meeting, was

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Wells Diagnostic Video Covers Starter Solenoid Function, Replacement
March 18, 2010 by Auto Service World

The Technical Services team of Wells Manufacturing has released a comprehensive new training video covering the operation, diagnosis and replacement of automotive starter solenoids. Developed in response to a significant number of customer inquiries, the seven-minute “Starter Solenoid Function and

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TIA seats Fountain Tire’s Hesje on environmental council
March 17, 2010 by Auto Service World

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced the addition of Brian Hesje, chairman of the board of Fountain Tire to a seat on the new Environmental Advisory Council (EAC). Hesje will replace Jim Pangle, also of Fountain Tire, on the committee.

Federal-Mogul was named GM Supplier of the Year for the third year in a row for its work with piston assemblies.
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Federal-Mogul Named GM Supplier of the Year
March 16, 2010 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has received the 2009 Supplier of the Year Award from General Motors, in recognition of its performance in engine piston products. Federal-Mogul supplies aluminum pistons, rings and connecting rods to General Motors for both passenger cars and light

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NAPA Canada Launches New Website
March 11, 2010 by Auto Service World

NAPA Auto Parts has announced the launch of its new Canadian website. The new website, at www.napacanada.com, is geared towards both professionals and enthusiasts of automotive mechanics and allows consumers to access part of this expertise online. In order to simplify

Nearly 100 new technologies will challenge the skills of automotive professionals.
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Technology Advancements Will Drive Skills Requirements
March 11, 2010 by Auto Service World

According to a study commissioned by the Canadian Automotive Repair and Service Council, nearly 100 new  technologies could shape the skill requirements of the future. The research report, from Convergence Management Consultants Ltd., identifies 95 OEM vehicle technologies that have recently