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Volvo Valet provides contactless maintenance solution for Canadians
October 27, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Keeping customer safety top of mind, Volvo has launched Volvo Valet, an app-based premium pick-up and drop-off service designed for vehicle maintenance. With Volvo Valet, Volvo owners in Canada now have a secure solution to service their vehicles without leaving their homes

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Plews & Edelmann launches new power steering program
October 27, 2020 by Christine Hogg

Plews & Edelmann has launched a new, high quality power steering hard parts program under the Edelmann Elite brand. The new program includes power steering rack and pinion assemblies, power steering pumps, and power steering gear boxes. Designed to outperform

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Five deadly sins at the service counter
October 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Some of the most common ways service advisors sabotage their own performance.

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How contaminated coolant kills cooling systems
October 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Premature component failures prove just how toxic contaminated coolant can be to modern cooling systems.

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Aftermarket bounce-back will be quicker than other industries: AASA
October 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new report from the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) suggest the aftermarket will bounce back from the pandemic quicker and return to normal sooner than many other manufacturing industries. “The automotive aftermarket’s ability to recover is due in large part

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Podcast: OK Tire’s Jim Caldwell on navigating the pandemic
October 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 032 Jim Caldwell on how OK Tire handled the pandemic   Jim Caldwell is president and CEO of Edmonton, Alta.-based OK Tire. During the worst days of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was his job to give

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BMW recalls select plug-in hybrids over fire hazard
October 23, 2020 by Christine Hogg

BMW has issued a global recall on the majority of its 2020 and 2021 plug-in hybrid models over a fire hazard involving the battery. According to the safety report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 1,228 vehicles

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Suppliers bullish about next year: AAPEX webinar
October 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  By Allan Janssen Despite fears of a lingering pandemic, a panel of well-placed aftermarket executives agrees there is room to be optimistic about the industry’s prospects for the next 15 months. Speaking on an AAPEX webinar this week, Bob

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John Bean welcomed as official sponsor of WorldSkills
October 23, 2020 by Christine Hogg

John Bean is officially a global industry partner of WorldSkills International, and will support WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 with automobile technology, providing wheel alignment and calibration equipment. “We are very pleased to welcome such a world class company to WorldSkills,” said

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Category Focus: Engine Parts
October 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Recent announcements from automotive aftermarket tool makers, parts manufacturers, and distributors.

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Hunter hosting virtual expo during AAPEX
October 22, 2020 by Christine Hogg

As part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), Hunter is hosting an event of its own. The Hunter Innovation Expo will webcast multiple times from Nov. 3 through Nov. 5 and will involve exciting equipment demonstrations and exclusive promotional offers

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Liqui Moly & Edd China team up for video series
October 22, 2020 by Christine Hogg

YouTuber Edd China, also known for his Discovery Channel TV series “Wheeler Dealers” has teamed up with Liqui Moly to create a series of video tutorials. China is using his own Ford Mondeo ST200 and his Range Rover to show