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Getting through the disruption
May 9, 2020 by Bob Greenwood

By Bob Greenwood, AMAM A massive aftermarket disruption is well underway. Your business will be dramatically affected this year by what the shops you sell to are going through. Shop owners who can see the prevailing trendlines are paying very

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‘Game changers’ set to rewrite the meaning of work
May 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Attempting to predict how technology will impact an industry is a difficult but important exercise. By Allan Janssen On the surface, the auto parts distribution industry seems well insulated from automation. After all, auto parts will continue to be

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It’s what is on the inside that will count
January 23, 2020 by Adam Malik

By Adam Malik There’s a theory out there that by introducing automated driving through ride sharing and mobility-as-a-service options, apprehensions of the technology will decrease. It’s easy to connect the thought dots. As people see these cars and get into

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Next adventure for this innovative shop owner? Retirement
January 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen Since 1975, Bruce Eccles has kept ‘the valley town’ of Dundas, Ont. moving. The owner of Eccles Auto Service has flourished in five different locations in and around his hometown over the years. The business now includes

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Winning websites offer marketing tips
December 26, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

By Jacob Stoller With all the hype about the “newness” of the digital age, it’s hard to believe that the world’s first website turned thirty in 2019. However, while social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have dominated

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Today’s H.R.: Bringing women into the aftermarket
December 3, 2019 by donalee Moulton

  By donalee Moulton In an era where competition is fierce, talent is scarce, and #MeToo is an international movement, traditional male-dominated companies are looking to attract, retain, and promote more women. That strategy is certainly becoming increasingly common in

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Air Springs doesn’t have to be a dealership job!
December 3, 2019 by Doug Taylor

  By Doug Taylor More and more luxury cars, SUVs, and trucks come with standard or optional air suspension these days. It’s unfortunate, then, that a lot of aftermarket shops consider this kind of work to be out of their

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The More Things Change? Wheels
November 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Our latest walk down memory lane takes a look at how the manufacturing and marketing of lifts has changed over the years. September 2019:  Wheels July 2019: Lifts May 2019: Spark Plugs March 2019: Invoicing Systems The more things change?

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Advancing Vehicle Technology: Friend or foe?
September 17, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

In this, the final article in a seven-part series sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at how shop owners should view the disruptive technology on the horizon of the automotive industry. The short answer is it’s not all that bad! By Jacob Stoller

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Powering up: A look at battery technology
September 5, 2019 by Geoff Kirbyson

By Geoff Kirbyson You might not know it – or even hear it – but there’s a revolution going on under the hood of the modern automobile. With electric cars rolling off dealer lots in increasing numbers and traditional cars

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Greenwood: Growth through diversity
September 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Bob Greenwood, AMAM With service intervals changing due to advanced vehicle technology, holding onto standard methods of doing business can become a major barrier to continued prosperity. Today, management must look at where the business is going, not where

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The points of the Fraud Triangle
August 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Adam Malik What does a fraudster look like? Do they wear a ski mask and gloves? A pulled-down baseball hat and sunglasses? No, not really. To better understand a crook, look at the person beside you. That’s the typical