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Lexus earns most J.D. Power Resale Value Awards
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Carmakers with the most models with category-leading resale value belong to Lexus, Honda, Toyota, and Porsche, according to J.D. Power. Lexus earned six model-level awards in this year’s J.D. Power Resale Value assessment. Its models – Lexus CT, Lexus RC,

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RepairPal claims to be biggest auto service network in U.S.
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

RepairPal says the signing of its 2,500th auto repair shop confirms its place as the largest provider of repair services in the United States. The company says its unique model for helping motorists find high-quality vehicle care has earned the

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EYE SPY: One shop’s never-ending battle against poor DIY repairs
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

One of our frequent Eye Spy contributors is Doug Gritner, owner of Doug’s Repair. He’s got a great little business in Alexis Creek, B.C. but, unfortunately, he often finds himself “fixing junk.” And sometimes his customers take a stab at

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Chicago Pneumatic reveals charity-edition wrench
September 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Chicago Pneumatic is supporting breast cancer research and local communities with the launch of a special limited-edition impact wrench dedicated to raising vital funds. Profits from sales of this pneumatic tool will be given out to local breast cancer research

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ZF campaign draws wide ranging submissions
September 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

ZF Aftermarket says its campaign to have customers share pictures on social media of them using ZF products has grown in unexpected ways. Apparently, purchasers of their automotive replacement parts include a significant number of non-professionals. The company’s #ItsAboutThePart campaign

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AIA report says maintenance is a ‘high priority’ for most
September 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) has released the latest in a series of reports about consumer behaviour and industry changes. The latest report “Under the Hood: How Canadians View Vehicle Maintenance and Repair” is an exhaustive look at

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Brake Parts Inc. names new vice president of sales
September 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Jake Wegner has been named vice president of sales for Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI). Paul Ferrandino, chief commercial officer for BPI, said Jake is an experienced and innovative sales management executive who will make a positive impact with the

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Hunter Engineering reaches manufacturing milestone
September 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hunter produced its 30,000 RX Scissor Lift Rack in July at the company’s Durant, Mississippi plant. “We are extremely proud to reach this milestone,” said Durant plant manager Wayne Bowling. “While we know others have offshored similar products, Hunter keeps

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Industry gathers to discuss future technologies
September 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers hosted the Sixth Annual Technology & Telematics Forum on Sept. 12 in Troy, Mich. The forum consisted of several segmented discussions focused on new vehicle technologies, data access and

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Technician ages ‘show reasonable balance,’ consultants say
September 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A leading Canadian automotive consulting firm has downplayed industry concerns that the average age of service technicians is getting precariously high. In a recent email newsletter, DesRosiers Automotive Consulting noted that an “oft-cited concern in the automotive industry has been

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Record turn-out for the Alliance’s Sales & Marketing Forum
September 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Nearly 150 sales and marketing professionals from four different countries descended upon San Antonio for the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.’s seventh annual Sales & Marketing Forum Sept. 11. “It’s been incredible to watch this event grow from 30 people

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Proposed changes to TDG regulations include more rigorous training
September 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canadians who transport dangerous goods may soon have to prove their competence through new training and assessment requirements. The Canadian General Standard Board (CGSB) is suggesting changes to the country’s transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) regulations – particularly as it