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BuyBrakes.com adds PowerStop to its site
June 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

Customers can now find added PowerStop performance upgrade brake kits and calipers at BuyBrakes.com. PowerStop’s lineup includes brake parts to cover needs from heavy-duty trucks that tow to daily drivers. “As someone who empowers our customers to do their own

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Redi-Sensor gets new packaging
June 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

Continental has introduced a new packaging design for its next generation of REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS Sensors. The branding update coincides with the launch of Continental’s next generation of TPMS sensors. The new packaging has an easy-to-read product identification promoting REDI-Sensor’s

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Autel moves into EV chargers
June 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

Autel has released the MaxiCharger Home and Commercial Level 2 AC chargers. These are available in 40 amp and 50 amp flexible charging configurations and are compatible with all plug-in electric vehicles. The 40 amp chargers are available as either

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Another record year for specialty-equipment sales
June 17, 2022 by Adam Malik

The specialty-equipment market saw sales surge once again en route to another record-setting year. Sales of specialty-equipment parts in 2021 reached US$50.9 billion — up more than 6 per cent (US$47.9 billion) from the year before, according to the Specialty

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EV chargers vulnerable to hacking
June 17, 2022 by Adam Malik

A new report is warning that electric vehicle chargers are increasingly becoming targets for hackers. Cybercriminals are said to be capable of shutting down chargers or accessing data through them when a vehicle is plugged in. The findings come from

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Don’t be afraid to sell to the customer
June 16, 2022 by Adam Malik

When calling the customer to let them know about the cost to repair their vehicle, do you sound scared and unsure, and essentially ask if it’s OK with them that the job will cost so much money? Stop that, said

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ASE adds ADAS certification test
June 16, 2022 by Adam Malik

An Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Specialist Certification test (L4) is now being offered by The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has introduced. The test is designed to identify technicians who possess knowledge of the skills required to

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How far down new car inventories are
June 16, 2022 by Adam Malik

Province by province, new car dealers are well behind their typical stock levels of new vehicles, according to a report from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. The group partnered with the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association to gauge how big the issue is

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Enhanced Media: Annual Jobber Survey, CARS, June 2022
June 16, 2022 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World · Enhanced Media: Annual Jobber Survey, CARS, June 2022 Thanks for checking out the enhanced media segment from the June 2022 issue of CARS magazine. Publisher Peter Bulmer and managing editor Adam Malik take a few minutes

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Canadian aftermarket sales keep growing
June 15, 2022 by Adam Malik

The entire automotive industry is seeing record retail sales and the aftermarket is no exception. Data from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants show the first quarter of this year was very good to the bottom lines of the entire industry. DesRosiers reported

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How chat features can drive your bottom line
June 15, 2022 by Adam Malik

Do you communicate with your customers via online chat? If not, you should look at implementing such a tool in your store. A recent survey of customer service leaders gave big thumbs up to using digital chat tools to boost

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New report examines mechanical repair landscape
June 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

Disruptive forces sit at the doorstep of the mechanical repair sector of the automotive aftermarket, but these bring both opportunities and challenges ahead, according to a new industry report. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada released the Mechanical Repair Sector