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The Group Training Academy expands with new programs
May 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Automotive Parts Services Group (collectively known as “the Group”) has introduced new training programs, including courses on hybrids, anti-theft systems, and European schematics. There are also business management courses for shop owners and managers. Members of all levels of experience

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New episode of Greenwood’s Garage: Tweaking your revenue mix
May 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Finding the right balance of work is a critical element in the sustainability of your business.

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For-hire drivers fail to respond to vehicle recalls: Consumer Reports
May 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Consumer watchdog reports that many ride-hail vehicles have outstanding issues that could cause engine failure, accidents, and car fires.

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EYE SPY: The ravages of time
May 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The passing years take an inevitable toll on vehicles. Our latest video offers a glimpse of how vehicle owners sometimes forget to pay the toll!

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Jack Ramsey joins SMP as new Vice President
May 28, 2019 by Renee Montague

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has added Jack Ramsey to its team. Ramsey, the new vice president of engine management marketing and sales, joins SMP after 26 years in sales, product management and marketing at Gates Corporation. Most recently, he served

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Stet Schanze to finish retiring chairman’s term at ALI
May 28, 2019 by Renee Montague

Stet Schanze will serve as chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) board of directors, taking over for Jerry Lentz who retired earlier this month. “On behalf of our board and membership, I’d like to thank Jerry for his 26

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Costlier car repairs coming: published report
May 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Advance, Auto Zone executives say costs arising from new tariffs can’t help but be passed on to consumers.

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Do your customers love you enough to write a song about you?
May 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

Many shop owners have received baked goods and thank you cards from their loyal customers… but has anyone ever written a song about you? Professional cyclist Kate Courtney did. The American world champion cyclist wrote and posted a country western

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Aftermarket suppliers to tour Amazon campus
May 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

Automotive aftermarket suppliers will meet with Amazon’s executive team on June 6 to discuss intellectual property issues and tour the retail giant’s Seattle head office. The meeting is being arranged by the Intellectual Property Council (IPC) of the Motor Equipment

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Registration opens for Women in Auto Care event
May 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

Registration is open for the 2019 Women’s Leadership Conference, set to take place Aug. 7 – 8 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Centre. The conference is sponsored by Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, and

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Mahle launches new Facebook page
May 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

Automotive tool and equipment manufacturer Mahle Service Solutions says its new Facebook page gives it the ability to communicate in real-time with its customers. The Facebook page, at www.facebook.com/mahleservicesolutions, was designed to disseminate technical content, product updates, photos, videos, news,

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Bosch fined 90 million euros over emissions scandal
May 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Associated Press — German prosecutors have fined auto parts and technology company Bosch 90 million euros (CDN $135 million) over its role in the diesel emissions scandal that erupted at Volkswagen in 2015. Prosecutors in Stuttgart said Thursday that the