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Editorial Comment: High Tech Here and Now
October 1, 2013 by Andrew Ross

Don’t think for a minute that I don’t recognize the rising need for everyone in this industry to understand the technological challenges that face it. There is a coming wave of ever more sophisticated vehicle systems that will tax every

Bestbuy's board of directors presided over one of the most successful Buy and Sell events to date.
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Bestbuy Goes Mountain High, Raises More Than $27,000
September 20, 2013 by Auto Service World

Bestbuy Distributors Limited’s annual Buy & Sell attracted shareholders from British Columbia to Newfoundland, to meet and network with valued supplier vendors from all over North America, for a memorable conference at scenic Mont-Tremblant, Québec, September 15 –September 18, 2013. The

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CAA Car Care Centres Up for Sale
September 17, 2013 by Auto Service World

CAA South Central Ontario (SCO) has announced that it is actively accepting bids for its 13 Car Care Centre locations across southern Ontario. All 13 locations will remain open as the organization actively seek potential buyers. CAA Car Care Centres

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Fenco Assets Go on the Auction Block
August 27, 2013 by Auto Service World

The assets of Fenco, one of the Canadian automotive aftermarket’s most storied names and one of North America’s largest aftermarket auto parts suppliers,  go up for auction this week. Tiger Group’s Remarketing Services Division is liquidating the former assets of one

Pierre Somers, chairman and CEO, Walter  Surface Technologies International, cutting chain to access the new Bio-Circle facility.
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Walter Surface Technologies Inaugurates International Campus and Bio-Circle Facility
August 26, 2013 by Auto Service World

Walter Surface Technologies held the official opening of its International Campus and Bio-Circle facility, in Pointe-Claire, Que., introducing a state of the art production and distribution facility to customers and business partners. Walter, which is best known for its metal

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Gerry Plener, Canadian Aftermarket Veteran
August 22, 2013 by Auto Service World

Gerry Plener, Canadian aftermarket veteran, passed away the morning of Thursday, August 22, 2013. Plener, who became synonymous with the aftermarket brake business, spent much of his career at the Echlin and then Dana Brake and Chassis companies and was

The BMW i8 was designed from the outset as a plug-in hybrid sports car, with the emphasis on agile performance and outstanding efficiency.
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BMW Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Sportscar Prototype
August 8, 2013 by Auto Service World

BMW unveiled the second model in its “BMW i” program at a driving event at the BMW Group’s Miramas test track in France: the butterfly-doored BMW i8. The introduction follows the world debut of the first production model, the BMW

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Modest Quarterly Growth for Uni-Select; Windom Appointed to Lead U.S. Operations
August 2, 2013 by Auto Service World

Aftermarket parts and supplies distribution network Uni-Select Inc. generated modest organic growth in sales in the second quarter, but that uptick could not outrun the declines in the first quarter, leading to an overall drop in results for the first

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Promoting Value of Automotive Maintenance Key to Agreement
August 1, 2013 by Auto Service World

Newspapers Canada has entered into a media partnership with the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada to educate Canada’s driving public about the need for regular vehicle maintenance to improve car safety. AIA’s Be Car Care Aware website provides a

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July Produces Record Sales for VW in Canada
August 1, 2013 by Auto Service World

July was another strong month of sales and has produced another record for Volkswagen Canada. The month saw the company sell 5,107 new cars and light trucks at its 136 Canadian dealerships. This was 6% above last year’s total of

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Brake Sales: Jobbers Face Import Challenges
August 1, 2013 by Steve Pawlett

The proliferation of foreign-nameplate vehicles over the past two decades has been a double-edged sword for jobbers. While the rapid model expansion in this segment has provided a steady influx of new business, it has also created a stocking nightmare

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Modular Control Arms: Sales Boon, or Stocking Nightmare?
August 1, 2013 by Steve Pawlett

As OEs continue to work towards meeting increasingly tough CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards for better fuel efficiency and lighter weight, modular chassis componentry is becoming standard equipment. Comparatively light unitized control arm assemblies, while only introduced relatively recently,