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Top 10 Retail Exhaust Tips
June 1, 2014 by Auto Service World

The performance exhaust market seems to be constantly in motion – going from the fast and furious tuner market, to modern domestic muscle, to trucks and SUVs, seemingly at the drop of a hat. Here are 10 key retail tips

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What’s Driving Brake Sales?
June 1, 2014 by Auto Service World

The continued growth of urbanization and the consequent increase in vehicles in operation have resulted in more stop-and-go traffic than ever before. Combine this with the increasing average vehicle age (currently 10.4 years in Canada), and you have higher wear

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Knowledge Building Tune-up Tips To Build Sales
June 1, 2014 by Auto Service World

You could make a strong argument that the term “tune-up” no longer applies to today’s auto park. Originally coined for older cars on which you would perform the traditional work associated with the spark plug replacement, ignition contact point replacement,

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Staying on Target
June 1, 2014 by Auto Service World

Jobbers across this country, even those who swore off retail some years ago, have started giving the retail option a second, hard look in the face of a tough commercial sales environment. But if ever there was an object lesson

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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

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Jobber Technology Puts Profit At Your Fingertips
May 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

The ability to serve customers through multiple channels is now a key component of every successful jobber’s marketing plan.At the core of this strategy is a comprehensive, user-friendly database management system that enables jobbers to gain an edge on their

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Cooling System Care: Keeping Cool Under the Hood
May 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

Today’s higher-performance engines produce more power and thus more heat, so a properly functioning cooling system is essential to maintain the engine at the proper operating temperature. Despite this, one of the most overlooked maintenance items on vehicles is the

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Heavy Duty Trucks: Reduce Operating Costs And Increase Safety With LED Lighting
May 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

Over the years, electrical failures have been the primary problem with trailers. Of late, trailer lighting problems have been reduced with the introduction of LED lighting. However, there are ongoing concerns about “compliant” lighting that actually does the job it

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Improving MVIS Safety Standards In Ontario
May 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

Many automotive repair shop technicians are in favour of stricter MVIS standards. There are 20 million-plus vehicles on the road across the country today, and Ontario accounts for the majority of that number. The average age of a vehicle today

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SAFETY ON THE ROAD AHEAD
May 1, 2014 by Auto Service World

The automotive aftermarket has always had an uneasy relationship with legislators. Sometimes it wins, as regulations force drivers out of the back shed and into the professional shops; other times it just adds to the cost of doing business. Often

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Making Connections
April 1, 2014 by Andrew Ross

Robert Pitt, Incoming Chair, Automotive Industries Association of Canada

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Product Knowledge Can Build Premium Oil Sales
April 1, 2014 by Steve Pawlett

Today’s motor oil category offers your customers a wide array of choices, from conventional product lines to semi-synthetic, high-mileage, and premium full synthetic oils. By taking advantage of the toolbox of choices that sits on your shelf, you can satisfy