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GF-6: a significant upgrade to legacy fluids
August 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  The new specification represents a significant upgrade to legacy fluids, allowing service providers to give their customers more confidence in their engine protection. By Allan Janssen The latest oil specification, which made its debut in May, was eight years in

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Techs in a time crunch
August 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  By Allan Janssen John Waraniak pulls no punches when he talks about the impact of advanced automotive technology on the automotive aftermarket. Armed with dozens of arresting slides in his presentation deck, the vice president of vehicle technology for

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Marketing Primer: Connecting with your customer
August 5, 2020 by Peter Bulmer

By Peter Bulmer Getting new customers into your shop is always a challenge. Even after spending the time to make sure that your prices are right, your service offering is balanced, your curb appeal is great, and your waiting area

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By the Numbers: Safe driving, stop-start technology, and lines of code
July 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

40% Percentage of Canadians who believe distracted driving is the number one threat of car-related deaths, surpassing impaired driving (33 per cent) as the leading factor. Rates.ca   54% The percentage of millennials around the world who say they would

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Right-sizing your inventory
July 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Geoff Kirbyson The question isn’t whether jobbers and smaller repair shops can afford the proper software to run their inventory management system. It’s whether they can afford not to. Experts agree that there are simply too many stock keeping

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Are you doing what the best shop owners are doing?
July 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  By Bob Greenwood, AMAM Do you sometimes worry about the financial stability of your business? You might have reason to if a significant number of your shop customers aren’t paying their statements in full each month, or are actually

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Taking charge of Battery Sales
July 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Modern car batteries have an increasingly complex job description. Once needed simply to provide power to crank the engine, they now need to provide power continuously to dozens if not hundreds of sources. From navigation and entertainment devices to heaters,

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Best practice: Touching base with your customer
July 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen How often do jobbers get a chance to hear the unvarnished views that automotive service providers have about their relationship with suppliers? Actually, it happens all the time. There are frequent opportunities to get a “service providers

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Code Clearing: Finding the solution in the fine print
July 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Jordan Coseni There’s a reason a lot of technicians dread having to diagnose emissions-related failures on light duty diesel trucks and vans. These vehicles can send confusing signals, and codes can be difficult to clear. Over the past year

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By the Numbers: What’s the toughest ADAS calibration to do?
June 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

    1,914,357 Number of light vehicles sold in Canada in 2019, a decrease of 3.6% from 2018, and the second annual decrease in a row. DesRosiers Automotive Consultants   5.2 million While it wasn’t a great year for new

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What will your next fleet look like?
June 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Anne Mellano Amazon recently announced the order of 100,000 electric vans to be delivered by 2030. For perspective, that’s more vehicles than FedEx currently uses worldwide. The fleet world is increasingly enamoured with electric vehicles, particularly business like the

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Connecting with your customers
June 18, 2020 by Peter Bulmer

By Peter Bulmer Getting new customers into your shop is always a challenge. Even after spending the time to make sure that your prices are right, your service offering is balanced, your curb appeal is great, and your waiting area