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MACS petitions for cabin cleaning guidelines

May 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide says technicians need some guidance from a health authority regarding sanitizing vehicles. MACS has called on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Center for Disease Control, and the Occupational Safety and…

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Should removing winter tires be a priority during a pandemic?

May 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Greg Meckbach, Canadian Underwriter As summer approaches in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a key question is whether motorists with winter tires are getting their seasonal tire changes. Keeping winter tires on during the summer increases the risk…

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Vehicle sales recovery likely won’t come until 2021: DesRosiers

April 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Recovery from the impacts of Covid-19 on auto sales in Canada likely won’t come until 2021, according to a new report from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. In the first of what is anticipated to be a series of updates, DesRosiers examined…

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ASW Conversations: J.F. Champagne on quantifying Covid-19’s impact

April 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Auto Service World · 006 J.F. Champagne on quantifying the impact of Covid-19   J. F. Champagne, president of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, needs your help taking the measure of the aftermarket, some six weeks into the…

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Speedy Glass launches vehicle disinfection service

April 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Speedy Glass has launched a new vehicle disinfection service – developed and implemented to respond to the current pandemic situation. The company is offering the disinfection service free of charge with all windshield replacements, repairs, or recalibration. “The extraordinary circumstances…

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How is your business changing? AIA seeks industry input

April 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

How would you describe the current state of your business under the current Covid-19 crisis? Have you laid of some of your staff? Are some working from home? Have you created curbside-solutions that minimize customer contact? The Automotive Industries Association would…

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ASW Conversations: Zara Wishloff on why we’re so essential

April 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Today we speak with Zara Wishloff, vice president of sales and marketing for Edmonton-based warehouse-distributor APD. As you’ll hear, he has some timely views on how our industry has been viewed during the current coronavirus pandemic. He points out that…

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Uni-Select offers update on its reaction to Covid-19 pandemic

April 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select says it will continue to optimise its operations in the face of unprecedented challenges for the entire automotive aftermarket. In a corporate update on measures taken related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the company said it expects demand for…

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NRS brakes technology enables quick-assembly of ICU wards to fight COVID-19

April 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The same technology used in NRS brake pads to bind brake friction to backing plates could be used to build temporary healthcare facilities in a fraction of the time and with significant cost savings. Canadian-based Nucap Industries – parent company…

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Mazda U.S. offers free oil changes to health care workers

April 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mazda in the United States will give free oil changes to healthcare workers as a way of thanking them for their “selfless dedication.” An Essential Car Care Fact Sheet from the vehicle manufacturer offers the details of the program, which…

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SEMA poll reveals widespread optimism in specialty market

April 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The specialty automotive industry remains largely open for business despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and executives are optimistic about a timely return to normalcy, a new poll shows. Between April 1-7, the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) asked 2,000 industry insiders…

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ASW Conversations: Daren Hodgson on staying closed a little longer

April 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

 Auto Service World · 004 Daren Hodgson on why he’s resisting the call to reopen Daren Hodgson, owner of Atelier D.H. Tech Pro in Ste-Marthe, Quebec., has strong views about our responsibilities as an industry — and as a…