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Collision study finds room for optimism on labour shortage
August 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A newly released collision repair survey suggests the tech shortage in that industry could be “stabilizing” in the U.S. and Canada. The study of 157 collision-related businesses, conducted by consulting firm Raymond James, dared to suggest the shortage of skilled

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Unimax launches new website
August 23, 2019 by Renee Montague

Unimax Tire Ltd. has launched a new website aimed at helping growth in Canadian market. “The launch of the new Unimax Tire website is in line with our strategy to expand Point S, V1, Otobox, and other retail banners in

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Addition to parts catalogue
August 23, 2019 by Renee Montague

Mevotech announces the introduction of 96 new parts to their catalogue.   The part introductions expand coverage of hub bearing assemblies under the BXT and TITAN-XF, Supreme and TTX: Terrain Tough Xtreme brands.  71 parts of the 96 feature engineered enhancements

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Jobbers… I would love to hear from you!
August 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen It is a pleasure for me to be at the front of Jobber News magazine. Jobbers and counterstaff who regularly read it may recognize me from the back of the book, where I have lately offered a

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Calling all role models
August 23, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) is looking for established aftermarketers to serve as roles models for young people who might be interested in an automotive career. Working with Let’s Talk Science, AIA Canada has put out a call

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EyeSpy: Nothing but broken brakes!
August 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Brakes are a key safety item on any car, but you wouldn’t know that by the way some motorists take care of them!  Here are just four recent brake-related EyeSpy photos, sent in by readers of CARS magazine.  Enjoy the

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Valvoline to acquire assets of Alberta-based Minit Lube
August 22, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Valvoline Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain business assets of Minit Lube in Alberta, Canada. The acquisition is expected to be complete during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. Financial terms were not disclosed. Minit Lube, based

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Knee airbags could elevate risk of bodily injury: report
August 22, 2019 by Renee Montague

If your customers ask you what you think about knee air bags offered in some vehicles, you may want to temper your enthusiasm.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) points out that the technology that is growing in popularity

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Steering Gear Box
August 22, 2019 by Renee Montague

CRP Automotive has released a new line of AAE Steering Gear Boxes for popular Ford truck applications to help against premature failure.  The gearboxes feature a larger, case-hardened shafts and oversized bearings for superior performance and durability.  The OE steering

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Daimler backs new at-home maintenance service
August 22, 2019 by Renee Montague

The trend of offering at-home car repair seems to have caught the attention of one of the world’s largest automakers.  Daimler AG is a major investor in a new maintenance service that brings certified technicians to a customer’s door. The

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How routine works builds loyal customers
August 22, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen The concept of customer loyalty – creating it, sustaining it, nurturing it – has been a hot topic in business circles since the dawn of capitalism. And even in the digital age, it has not lost its

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Powering Up: A look at battery technology
August 22, 2019 by Geoff Kirbyson

By Geoff Kirbyson You might not know it – or even hear it – but there’s a revolution going on under the hood of the modern automobile. With electric cars rolling off dealer lots in increasing numbers and traditional cars