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AIA opens registration for Service Providers Forum
July 10, 2015 by Allan Janssen

The Western Canada AIA Automotive Service Providers Forum is taking place this September 9th at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. The AIA Automotive Service Providers Forum is the ideal venue for shop owners/managers to empower themselves with the knowledge

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Connecticut passes Magnuson-Moss Legislation
July 10, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Connecticut legislature passed bill S. 99, stating that a new car dealer must provide the purchaser a printed explanation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The law specifically refers to the anti-tying provision of the Act, informing the purchaser that, “The

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Qualifying technicians can add designation ‘RSE’
July 9, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Similar to MD or PHD acronyms at the end of a name, technicians with Red Seal endorsement training will now be able to add RSE.

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AARO to host service advisor summer workshop
July 9, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Management trainer Kelly Bennett will host a three-day workshop in Burlington, Ont. for service advisors, managers and owners. The three-day session is being organized by the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO). Each attendee will receive a “Great Service Advising Tool Kit”

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ACDelco launches additional online training courses
July 9, 2015 by CARS Magazine

ACDelco has released four new online courses this month. Three new TechTube video courses and an additional web based course have been released. The new courses cover water pump service, fuel pump electrical connectors, diesel timing belt installation and electronic

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Canadian wins Leadership 2.0 scholarship
July 8, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Chris Tinkler from Winnipeg was one of two Leadership 2.0 scholarship recipients. Leadership 2.0 is an intense and intellectually challenging two-week executive development and learning experience deeply rooted in the application of automotive aftermarket leadership principles. Each year the Alliance

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Ford Powerstroke Diesel course coming to Ottawa
July 8, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Benson Auto Parts is hosting Mike Cleary’s Ford Powerstroke Diesel course in Ottawa this summer. This is your chance to learn from a hands-on power stroke technician in a three-days comprehensive training program. Cleary is an eight-time award winning Ford Motor

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Celebrate summer savings with Monroe’s ‘Summer Sale-A-Bration’
July 7, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Celebrate summer with the Monroe “Summer Sale-A-Bration” promotion where motorists can save on the replacement of worn shock absorbers and struts. The Monroe “Summer Sale-A-Bration” program, available during July, offers a MasterCard Card valued at 20% of the cost of

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Scott Shea joins CRP Industries
July 7, 2015 by CARS Magazine

CRP Industries Inc. has named Scott Shea as their new chief operating officer (COO). Daniel N. Schildge, CEO of CRP Industries Inc., who noted that this was a newly created executive role in the company, made the announcement. As COO,

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Canadian market breaks new record
July 6, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Canadian Sales for June 2015 The market continues to inch upwards as new light vehicle sales in Canada breached another all-time monthly sales record in June. Despite the slight 1.2% sales growth over the previous year, the 177,857 new vehicles

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Mister Transmission raises $15,000 for breast cancer
July 6, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Mister Transmission raised $15,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in its 2015 golf tournament. The event, pictured below, is one of many fundraisers Mister Transmission will be holding to help fund breast cancer research. www.mistertransmission.com  

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Schaeffler hosts Toronto training event
July 3, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Schaeffler North America brought its technical training program, REP>XPERT, to Toronto last week. The event dubbed REP>XPERT Toronto 2015 was held at Grand Prix Kartways in Downsview Park and involved a day of training and workshops for automotive professionals, along with