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Bosch tools certified to access FCA secure gateway module
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bosch says its aftermarket diagnostic scan tools are now certified by FCA U.S. to access the Secure Gateway Module (SGW) on many 2018 and newer FCA vehicles. The SGW unlock feature for its lineup of ADS 325 and ADS 625

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Schrader launches new training academy and eTraining courses
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Schrader TPMS Solutions has launched a new training brand – Schrader Academy – part of an E-Training course initiative. Schrader Academy is the new brand for all of Schrader’s TPMS training materials, and training initiatives. The brand intends to create

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Ontario colleges to increase partnerships with private trainers
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Ontario government says its new policy on college partnerships will strengthen the province’s workforce. The policy, which expands partnership agreements between Ontario’s colleges and private trainers, is designed to produce a more highly qualified workforce, Ontario’s colleges said today.

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Uni-Select set to launch new auto repair banner program
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bumper to Bumper Auto Service is designed to promote customer loyalty, and let service providers to stand out in their communities.

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Dorman to launch new training program
November 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mike Kealey, executive vice president, commercial for Dorman Products, announced an ambitious new program to offer hands-on training to the aftermarket. The company will continue to offer online training, but is augmenting it with in-class training that will discuss real

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Denso launches new automotive diagnostic platform
November 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A senior Denso VP says the company’s plans to keep up with growing vehicle sophistication – started a few years ago – are now coming to fruition with the launch of a new diagnostic platform. Joe Mejaly, senior vice president

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ZF Aftermarket launches new TRW-branded brake program
November 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  ZF Aftermarket is drawing on more than 40 years of experience manufacturing brake pads for the aftermarket, to launch its own newly formulated TRW-branded brake program. The company has released two lines representing both mid-grade and premium products, under

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Modern CRM is all about stronger relationships: Greenwood
November 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Customer and client relationship management requires more detail than ever before, says management consultant Bob Greenwood. He offers food for thought on an enormous topic that affects almost every aspect of the business. Successful shops are built, he says, on

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Spectra Premium VP wins education award
November 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Collin Francis, Spectra Premium’s vice president of sales and marketing for the U.S., has earned a 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award (AAMEA) for his support and promotion of the goals of Northwood University. In addition to a member of

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Mevotech develops solution for common bushing failure
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mevotech has developed a solution for the premature wear of bushings on a popular police fleet vehicle. The bushing is a part of the Mevotech Supreme brand, known for application specific upgrades above the OE designs. The development was initiated

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NRS Brakes declares war on brake corrosion
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

NRS Brakes, the Toronto-based manufacturer of brake pads, says using galvanized metal solves a problem which needlessly shortens the life of brake pads throughout North America. “The biggest problem we see on the road is that brake pads deteriorate before

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Rislone, Hy-per Lube combine in brand realignment
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Two top brands in automotive repair and performance chemicals, Rislone and Hy-per Lube, are coming together to create a new line of premium products focused on high-performance. The new Rislone Hy-per family will include all the current Hy-per Lube motor