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North American legislators lagging on vehicle data: AIA president
September 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The president of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) says international governments are moving faster toward securing aftermarket access to vehicle data and OE service information. Jean-Francois Champagne told a webinar audience yesterday that Europeans and Pacific rim governments

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Fix Auto opens new facility in Truro
September 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Fix Auto Truro, located in the Salmon River community of Truro in central Nova Scotia, is the newest member of the Fix Auto network. The new collision repair centre is run by Kevin Burgess. “We are confident of building a

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Glowing green motor oil
September 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Liqui Moly’s Molygen motor oils help auto repair shops turn a normal oil change into a special service These are motor oils that really stand out from the crowd – not only technically, but also in terms of colour.

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Bestbuy wraps up Buy & Sell meetings
September 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bestbuy Distributors concluded its virtual Buy & Sell meetings yesterday, having arranged some 1,945 one-on-one sessions over the course of the web event. Typically, the Buy & Sell takes place over a three-day period that includes meetings and social networking

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Mitchell 1 offers free webinar series on consumer perceptions
September 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Shop owners and managers are invited to join Mitchell 1 and Elite for a free webinar series to learn first-hand what consumers think about the auto repair experience. The complimentary three-part online event will take place Oct. 6, 13 and

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ASW Podcast: Sahas Katta on the future of telematics
September 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

 Auto Service World · 027 Sahas Katta on the future of telematics       Sahas Katta founded Smartcar – a mobility software company – with his brother Sanketh in 2015. Its application programming interface is a “way in”

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YourMechanic to service Motus clients in U.S. and Canada
September 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

YourMechanic, a mobile automotive maintenance and repair service provider with technicians across the U.S. and Canada, is partnering with Motus, a reimbursement solutions company for businesses with mobile-enabled workforces. With the launch of this partnership, YourMechanic’s mobile services are now

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High-torque impact wrench
September 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Milwaukee Tool says its new M18 Fuel 1” D-Handle Extended Anvil High-Torque Impact Wrench has been designed to elevate the productivity of diesel technicians who do tire work on commercial vehicles and heavy equipment. Described as the world’s first cordless

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‘Mixed and unstable’ new vehicle sales in August: DesRosiers
September 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) estimates 165,837 new light vehicle sold in Canada during the month of August. It was a month, says DAC managing partner Andrew King, that saw “mixed and unstable provincial performance across the country.” The same could

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COMMENTARY: Capturing the sale
September 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new report examining the wholesale market for OE parts reveals some basic truths.

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Eye Spy: More adventures with animals
September 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Be prepared for anything… because you never know what you’ll find when you raise the hood on a vehicle!

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Eye Spy: More adventures with animals
September 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Midas technician Moe LeBlanc in Moncton, N.B., found this picture-perfect bird’s nest under the hood of a 2006 Dodge Ram that came in with a coolant leak. The customer, who drives the truck every day, couldn’t believe it hadn’t