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THE LONG VIEW WINS TODAY,TOO
December 1, 2014 by Auto Service World

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to reach back into my past and do a little driving instruction. Not the “Can you parallel park” type of driving instruction; the “Here’s the right line through Corner 2 and Mosport to

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Riding The E-tailing Wave
November 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

This Low Risk Sales Opportunity Is Exploding

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Inventory Management Technology and Returnable Asset Tracking
November 1, 2014 by Mark Borkowski

I Over the past while, major corporations have implemented more stringent accounting, accountability, and governance standards and processes. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 requires that public United States companies include in their annual reports a statement of the effectiveness of

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BIG DATA AND YOU
November 1, 2014 by Auto Service World

I do not mind admitting that large, enterprise-wide initiatives fill me with a combination of fear and some degree of resignation about the necessity of it all.What has become known as “Big Data” is coming to the aftermarket, and while

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Chemicals and Additives: How To Capitalize On Sales This Winter
November 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

With memories of the long­est, coldest winter in four decades still fresh in our minds and weather forecasters predicting a return of the Polar Vortex, it’s a good time to go through your c­hemicals and additives displays and assess what

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Complex Technology Driving Battery Sales
October 1, 2014 by Auto Service World

The number of consumers who install their own car battery is on the decline; in fact, the numbers have actually reversed. Less than a decade ago, more than 70% of consumers installed their own car battery. Today, almost 70% of

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New Technology, Safety Concerns, Boosting Premium Brake Component Sales
October 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

Brake part sales across Canada and the United States are skyrocketing as consumers choose to keep their vehicles longer and spend more on parts and service. According to a recent Frost & Sullivan report on the North American brake pads

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Growing Demand For Quality Driving Chassis Part Sales
October 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

As the move towards parts consolidation and lighter-weight components to meet impending CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) requirements continues to grow, the frequency of chassis component repair is increasing and is resulting in aftermarket parts distributors fielding requests from technicians

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It Takes a Super Piston to Survive in Today’s Diesel Engines
October 1, 2014 by Jay Wagner Senior Heavy Duty Product Specialist, Mahle Aftermarket Inc.

Heavy-duty diesel engines are asked to perform under extremely harsh conditions and keep running for hundreds of thousands of miles, without complaint. And of all the parts within the engine, none takes as much abuse as the piston. Consider the

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THE NUMBERS GAME
October 1, 2014 by Auto Service World

If you are the parent of school-age children, you’ve probably already missed more evening sports helping your offspring deal with homework than any adult should have to. After all, when three-year-olds can work an iPad, what does your 10-year-old need

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Trucking Market Recovery Bodes Well For Jobbers
September 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

Even though Canadian sales of new medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks fell to their lowest point in recent years, with only 27,141 vehicles sold in 2009, the market is showing signs of recovery with 38,923 units sold in 2013. But it

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Ride Control: How Knowledge Sharing Can Benefit Your Bottom Line
September 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

Many vehicle owners believe ride control is simply a comfort feature, when in fact it is a very complex safety system that incorporates several components that require regular maintenance, like brakes and tires, in order to maintain proper, safe performance.Shocks