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Suplex signs North American agent
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Suplex GmbH Germany — a manufacturer of aftermarket coil springs, leaf springs, racing springs and complete chassis suspensions — has assigned New Jersey-based Partslink LLC as its representatives for the North American market. In a media release, Suplex said it is confident that

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New website promotes Shad’s R&R golf tournament
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Shad’s R&R, the aftermarket golf tournament that has raised over $5.2 million for muscular dystrophy research, now has a web page to help spread its message and raise donations. The beautifully designed website, www.shadsrr.ca, features a wealth of information about

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Category Focus: Engine parts
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Throttle Body Assembly Dorman has released new Throttle Body Assemblies for Buick 2004, Cadillac 2006-03, Chevrolet 2007-03, GMC 2007-03, Hummer 2007-03. Available as a complete unit, this direct replacement electronic throttle body includes the gasket, idle air control motor and throttle

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Prioritize emergency vehicles during pandemic, AIA advises
March 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto repair shops that choose to remain open in provinces where other ‘non-essential’ services must close, should limited their work to emergency vehicles and those owned by essential service providers like first responders and medical personnel. That’s the recommendation of

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New Brunswick, P.E.I. deem auto repair essential
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have both identified identified automotive repair shops and gas stations as essential services during the current coronavirus outbreak. In New Brunswick, Premier Blaine Higgs has invoked the province’s Emergency Measures Act, giving the government broad

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Quebec list of essential services includes vehicle repair
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The provincial government in Quebec has deemed service and repairs on emergency vehicles to be essential services. The list of essential services includes the “mechanical repair of motor vehicles, trucks and specialized equipment for industries deemed essential and roadside assistance.”

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EYE SPY Filter Fumbles
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

An assortment of filter fumbles from our growing collection of EyeSpy photos.

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Auto repair listed as essential service in Ontario
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Repair shops and auto parts stores in Ontario will not be forced to shutter during the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Premier Doug Ford issued an order yesterday closing all non-essential businesses in the provinces. The list of essential services was

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Ontario, Quebec order non-essential businesses to shut
March 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

It will soon be known if automotive repair shops and auto parts stores will be allowed to remain open in the two provinces hardest hit by the global pandemic of coronavirus. As cases of Covid-19 mounted yesterday, surpassing 2,000 nationwide,

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Greenwood’s Garage: Building the right clientele
March 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

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Disinfecting surfaces? Do it right!
March 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Sanitizing a surface doesn’t happen instantly. The maker of Spray Nine, a heavy duty cleaner, degreaser, and disinfectant commonly used in automotive repair shops, is reminding its customers that you have to leave the disinfectant on the surface long enough

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Audio Special: The new realities of retail
March 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

In these unprecedented times, everyone’s looking for ideas on how to stay open and serve their clients while still being safe. We turned to management consultant Bob Greenwood to find out what he’s advising his clients. You can reach Bob