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Pricing Pressures Keeping Damper on Margin Growth
August 9, 2004 by Auto Service World

According to the Motor Equipment & Equipment Manufacturers Association, recent data supports the assertion that stagnant pricing has resulted in little if any margin growth.<br>The prices consumers pay for motor vehicle parts and equipment have increased very little since 1982,

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Canadian Automotive Dealers Capture Increasing Share of Service Business: J.D. Power
August 6, 2004 by Auto Service World

Canadian automotive dealerships are becoming more successful at retaining service customers once the basic warranty period expires, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2004 Canadian Customer Commitment StudySM released today.The study, which measures the service satisfaction and loyalty of

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Toyota Boosts 2005 Prius Hybrid Production To Meet Unprecedented Demand
August 5, 2004 by Auto Service World

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced that it will boost monthly production of the Prius gas-electric hybrid sedan from approximately 10,000 units per month to 15,000, in order to meet global demand. Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc., announced today

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Aftermarket eForum Attracts Record Attendance
August 5, 2004 by Auto Service World

A record number of attendees participated in the fourth annual Aftermarket eForum in Chicago this week. The event is the only e-conference exclusively focused on the automotive aftermarket. AAIA, AIA Canada, AWDA, MEMA and SEMA organized he event which drew

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Radio Frequency Identification Explained in Industry Paper
August 5, 2004 by Auto Service World

MEMA’s Information Services Council (MIS Council) has written and published a white paper on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in response to the growing demand for a better understanding of the technology within the automotive industry. <br>RFID offers a lot of

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Spectra Premium Concludes the Acquisition of Trimag
August 4, 2004 by Auto Service World

Spectra Premium Industries, a North American manufacturer of automobile, light-truck and heavy-duty truck aftermarket parts, has announced the conclusion of the acquisition of 90% of interest in Trimag, L.P.,(“Trimag”) under the conditions expressed in the press release of July 7.

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Visteon Joins Autosar Alliance
August 3, 2004 by Auto Service World

Visteon Corporation has become the latest premium member of the Autosar partnership (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) – the co-operative alliance set up by vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to develop and establish an open industry standard for automotive electronic and electrical

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SmarTire Announces Battery-less Tire Pressure Monitoring Technology
July 29, 2004 by Auto Service World

SmarTire Systems Inc. announced today that it has successfully completed the initial test phase of a new battery-less tire pressure and temperature monitoring system. With the automotive industry in search of a tire monitoring technology that does not rely on

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Koito and Denso Develop World’s First Mercury-Free High-Intensity Discharge Headlamp System
July 29, 2004 by Auto Service World

KOITO Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and DENSO Corporation have developed, along with Toyota Motor Corporation and RoyalPhilips Electronics, the world’s first mercury-free high intensity discharge (HID) headlamp system. This system completely eliminates mercury from discharge lamps (bulbs). The HID headlamp system

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Court Paves Way for Federal-Mogul Reorganization
July 29, 2004 by Auto Service World

Auto parts maker Federal-Mogul Corp. reports that a Delaware bankruptcy court has approved the disclosure statement for its amended reorganization plan, paving the way for a vote by creditors and asbestos claimants. Federal-Mogul of Southfield, Mich., filed for Chapter 11

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Car Rental Company Grows to 75 Locations From Coast to Coast
July 28, 2004 by Auto Service World

An almost unknown entity in the Canadian market just 18 months ago, Dollar Rent A Car now boasts 75 locations across Canada, with coverage in all 10 provinces, every major city and every major airport.According to the company, Canadians, many

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Falken Tire Reports Strong Sales Increase in Canada, Credits Distribution
July 28, 2004 by Auto Service World

Falken Tire reports strong increases as a result of its relationship with distributor Hercules Tire Canada. "In 2001, we started looking for distributors in Canada and, after going through a very selective process, we chose Hercules Tire Canada to do