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NASTF adds heavy truck service information to its OEM Service Website
October 1, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will add heavy truck service information to the wealth of OEM service information it makes available to the independent aftermarket. A memorandum of understanding was recently announced between truck manufacturers and a bevy

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Canadian sales for August 2015
September 24, 2015 by CARS Magazine

DesRosiers has released its latest monthly sales report. Alberta’s declines continue at a double digit pace with the province now running close to 18,000 units behind 2014 levels, while Ontario reported a gain exceeding 24,000 units YoY at the end of

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Raybestos unveils rendering of 1969 Mustang Fastback restoration project
September 18, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Raybestos, while partnering with Schwartz Performance, has announced that the rendering of the 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback has become available for viewing. The rendering illustrates the classic Mustang colors and striping that will be found on the restored muscle car. As

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Counterperson of the Year Nominations Still Open
September 17, 2015 by Andrew Ross

#aftermarket – Here’s your chance to acknowledge the hardest-working, most helpful and efficient auto parts counterperson you know – by nominating him or her for the Jobber News Counterperson of the Year Award. The Jobber News Counterperson of the Year

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NATA introduces new website
September 16, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The site allows consumers and businesses across Canada to identify trusted, accredited technicians and locksmiths.

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Monroe Ride and Drive returns
September 16, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Monroe Ride and Drive is returning to Durham Region this Tuesday, September 22nd. This year the event is being held at Legends Centre, 1661 Harmony Road North, Oshawa, (About 10 minutes north of Hwy 401) The two session times

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Denso opens distribution center in Nuevo Leon, Mexico
September 15, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Denso Products and Services Inc. (DPAM), a division of leading global automotive supplier Denso Corporation, has opened its first auto parts distribution center in Mexico. Located in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, the facility allows Denso to bring its full selection of

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Michelin’s Selleck to speak at Tire Industry Honors
September 15, 2015 by CARS Magazine

TIA has announced that Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America, Inc., will be a special guest and giving the keynote address at this year’s Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony on Monday, November 2, 2015 in Las Vegas.

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Tire Country opens two wholesale tire centres in Ontario
September 14, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Tire Country, a Goodyear Wholesale Distributor and wholly-owned subsidiary of Fountain Tire Ltd., has announced the opening of two new wholesale tire centres in Vaughan and London, Ontario. Tire Country’s new wholesale tire centres will offer 57,000 square feet of

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Snap-on adds Quick Tips training videos
September 14, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Snap-on has recently added Quick Tips training videos to its website and YouTube channel to help professional technicians speed up their diagnostic capabilities. The videos, based on real case studies, show how to apply diagnostics to specific vehicles and applications

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WHAT I’VE LEARNED: Going digital
September 8, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Winnipeg shop contemplates a new tablet-based inspection system to streamline shop processes and increase productivity.

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AAPEXedu sessions to target WD management and profitability
September 8, 2015 by CARS Magazine

AAPEXedu has announced that several free 2015 sessions will focus on management and profitability geared toward warehouse distributor (WD) executives and senior level management to help them better understand their businesses and implement change to stay ahead of the curve. AAPEXedu