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Greenwood: Making Your Investments Pay Off
August 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Bob Greenwood Many jobbers have a tendency to look at every dollar leaving their business as an expense, rather than an investment. This can be a scary attitude. It’s time to slow down and consider some math. Imagine talking

CARS_Magazine   Feature New Products

Category Focus: BRAKES
August 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released products in the automotive brake space include new rotors and pads from Brembo, new part numbers from Robert Bosch, brake pads from Continental’s ATE brand, and rotors from Raybestos. Welcome to Auto Service World’s Category Focus, looking at

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & ServiceBusiness Management

Technician Shortage: There is no “master key”
August 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen The Automotive Service Association held a ‘Talent Recruitment & Retention’ Panel Discussion at its annual meeting at the end of April in Dallas. I must admit that I was hit by a wave of skepticism when it

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Expanding AIA participation is good for everyone
July 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen It’s hard to know how some of the earliest members of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) would have reacted to news that repair shops are now welcome to participate in a new program designed exclusively

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Lacombe Auto Service: Our 2019 Shop of the Year
July 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen When we choose the CARS magazine Shop of the Year, we’re looking for businesses that have had some significant change over the last 12 months. We didn’t expect to find shop owners that have engineered a total

Feature Auto Repair & ServiceBusiness ManagementOE newsVehicle Technology

When cars start phoning the shops themselves
July 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

In the fourth in a series of seven articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller examines the intersection of predictive analytics and telematics. By Jacob Stoller Breakdowns often occur at the worst possible moment, causing untold disruption for driver and

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & ServiceVehicle safetyVehicle Technology

Hybrids in the repair bay: Putting safety first
July 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen If your future includes servicing and maintaining hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles, you need to start getting ready for it now. And step one is making sure you have the knowledge to keep you safe when you

Jobber_News   Feature Vehicle Technology

What will the driverless future look like?
July 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

By Adam Malik A number of high-profile crashes involving autonomous technology have pumped the brakes on excitement levels for such vehicles. Support for autonomous vehicles has stalled around the world. According to the 2019 Deloitte Global Automotive Consumer Study, opinion

Jobber_News   Feature Association NewsVehicle Technology

New AASA council rides tech wave
July 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

By Adam Malik While the automotive aftermarket future is bright, it’s also increasingly complex, rapidly evolving, and digitally reliant. Enter the Mobility Technology Council (MTC), a new organization launched exclusively to help aftermarket companies make the most of what lies

CARS_Magazine   Feature Heavy DutyNew Products

Category Focus: Heavy Duty Oil & Filter
July 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released products in the heavy duty oil and filter space include a new oil absorbant mat from Design Engineering, a new line of heavy duty oils from Petro-Canada Lubricants, a new cleanable filter from Mann+Hummel, and a new heavy

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Acquiring know-how in the virtual world
July 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In the third of a series of articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at the technology used to power realistic gaming environments… and when it might be coming to the automotive repair shop. By Jacob Stoller Picture this

CARS_Magazine   Feature Auto Repair & ServiceService Advisor and SellingVehicle Technology

When emissions programs end… what then?
July 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen As Canada’s largest emissions testing program shuts down, the sale of oxygen sensors in the country’s largest consumer market is likely to take a big dip. Shops that did a lot of Ontario Drive Clean business may