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SiriusXM Canada & GM Canada extend multi-year agreement
February 26, 2021 by Christine Hogg

SiriusXM Canada and General Motors of Canada (GM Canada) are pleased to announce a new multi-year agreement extending their longstanding relationship. As part of the new agreement, GM will increase installation of the SXM hardware in new vehicles, making the

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Automotive Lift Institute introduces Check360, new inspection label
February 26, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has developed a new lift inspection process for the more than 500 ALI Certified Lift Inspectors across North America to follow when inspecting any car lift, truck lift or other vehicle lift. The Check360™ Certified

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NRS re-engineers Ford Mustang Mach-E brake pads
February 25, 2021 by Christine Hogg

NRS Brakes has launched the aftermarket re-design and upgrade for the Ford Mustang Mach-E, further enhancing the company’s EV brake pad line up. Mach-E re-engineered upgrade by NRS Brakes includes: ● Galvanized for maximum protection against rust ● Mechanically attached

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Nvoicepay provides a safe, paperless accounting option for aftermarket
February 25, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The automotive industry is being transformed by payment innovation as the pandemic is forcing businesses to turn to paperless. Nvoicepay, launched in 2009, is one financial technology company specializing in intelligent payment automation that can provide a viable solution for

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Lordco opens another store in Alberta
February 25, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Fourteen months after opening its first superstore in Southern Alberta, Canadian-owned-and-operated Lordco Auto Parts has now opened its first store in Edmonton, Alberta. The new bright and spacious Edmonton store encompasses 34,000 square feet of combined retail and warehouse space

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Global B2B automotive trading platform TRADE X secures new growth capital
February 24, 2021 by Christine Hogg

TRADE X, a global B2B automotive trading platform that allows the entire B2B automotive ecosystem, including OEMs, fleet and car dealers to buy and sell pre-owned vehicles in a secure and globally compliant marketplace, has secured new growth capital to

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Mitchell1 now accepting applications for annual Automotive Technology Scholarship
February 24, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Scholarship. High school seniors in the U.S. and Canada who are interested in pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket can submit applications through March 31 by visiting

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LeddarTech launches full-waveform flash LiDAR dataset
February 24, 2021 by Christine Hogg

LeddarTech has announced its first publicly available sensor dataset for advanced driver assistance and autonomous driving research and development called the Leddar PixSet. This dataset is the first of its kind in the industry to include full-waveform data from LeddarTech’s Leddar™

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Goodyear to acquire Cooper Tire in $2.5 billion deal
February 23, 2021 by Christine Hogg

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company have entered a definitive transaction agreement under which Goodyear will acquire Cooper in a transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately $2.5 billion. The transaction will expand

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Shop of the Week: Rivers Edge Services Ltd.
February 23, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Shop of the Week is a weekly column devoted to showcasing the efforts of automotive shops and their teams across Canada. Want your shop to have a turn in the spotlight? Send an email to christine@turnkey.media! Your name: Bruce Williams

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Bosch & Microsoft develop software-defined vehicle platform to connect cars & cloud
February 22, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Bosch and Microsoft have teamed up to develop a software platform to seamlessly connect cars to the cloud. The goal of this collaboration is to simplify and accelerate the development and deployment of vehicle software throughout a car’s lifetime in

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Valvoline Mechanic’s Month returns in March
February 22, 2021 by Christine Hogg

Valvoline Inc. has announced the upcoming multinational March launch of its second annual Valvoline Mechanics’ Month. Representing Valvoline’s growing international presence, this 31-day campaign will honor mechanics in multiple countries where the 150-year-old motor oil brand operates by giving special