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Tougher Conditions, New Tech Driving Belt And Hose Sales
September 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

With OEMs using higher-output alternators in vehicles to meet growing electronic demands from entertainment and communication devices, as well as smaller, more fuel-efficient engines to meet impending CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) requirements, substantially more operational stresses are being put

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Motor Oil: Ultra-Thin Is In
September 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

Working towards impending requirements for greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions, OEMs are looking at everything that will help – and one of the key elements is creating more fuel efficiency in the engine through the use of thinner oils.“Improving

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UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
September 1, 2014 by Auto Service World

In the world of unintended consequences, some recent research by J.D. Power and Associates has to rank highly, when it revealed that customers who visit service facilities less often have a worse experience than those who visit more.For years, automakers

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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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KEEP THE EXCITEMENT ALIVE
August 31, 2014 by Auto Service World

Over the past few years, there has been concern expressed that our society was not breeding nearly enough “gearheads,” “motorheads,” and “autophiles” to man the apprenticeship programs, service bays, and parts counters of the future.And though it may be true

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CAFE Standards Boosting Driveline Parts Sales
August 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

The auto industry has seen a significant technology shift in recent years towards electronic and mechatronic components, with a clearly defined move away from torque transfer to torque management. It’s all part of the push for improved fuel economy and

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Brakes: Evolving Formulas, Aging Vehicles Driving Sales Growth
August 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

Today, import vehicles are being kept well beyond the 10-year/160,000-kilometre range, and as a result, many owners are choosing higher-quality replacement parts in order to keep their vehicles in top operating condition. This growing trend is providing jobbers with an

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How To Stop Data Theft or Loss
August 1, 2014 by Mark Borkowski

Millions, possibly billions, of dollars are put at risk every day, simply because many of us fail to take simple precautions to protect sensitive data.

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LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOSS
August 1, 2014 by Auto Service World

Okay, at first glance you might think that I’m all set to wax eloquent about the merits of Bruce Springsteen verse. I’m not, though I certainly appreciate the man’s way with words.Others among you might think that I’m looking to

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Import OE Designs Lighter Parts, Shorter Life
August 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

hallenged by the increasingly tough CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards for better fuel efficiency, import OEs are focusing more and more on light-weighting vehicles by using lighter and more modular component designs. As a result, many of these new

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Spark Plug Troubleshooting
August 1, 2014 by Auto Service World

The spark plug is a popular tune-up sales item, yet it’s probably the most misunderstood component of an engine – as many counter staff, who field numerous questions from confused customers, can attest.Spark plugs are the only eyewitness to what

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Is E-Commerce The Aftermarket’s Holy Grail?
June 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

E-commerce, which virtually exploded onto the market in the early ’90s, is expected to reach $11 billion this year and grow to almost $50 billion by 2020, according to a report by OC&C Strategy Consultants. Successfully embraced by mainstream e-tailers