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Tesla Model S P85D ranked best performing car by Consumer Reports
September 2, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Tesla Model S has ranked the best-performing new car in Consumer Reports’ history. The Palo Alto auto maker’s Model S P85D acquitted itself so well that it broke CR’s testing scale, forcing the publication to recalibrate its future testing

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IT’S YOUR TURN: Talk about a dream job!
August 27, 2015 by Tom Hines

Some of us complain about work… but we really ought to look around and see just what we have.

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EYE SPY: Bottoms up!
August 25, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Bottoms up!   Blake Laidlaw of Hockey’s Automotive in Atwood, Ont. found an unusual dust cap on one of the wheels of this 2000 Ford F-250. As you can see, the customer improvised with the bottom of a 1-liter plastic

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Fans select 1967 Chevrolet Camaro as Champion ‘King of the Road’
August 25, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Tim Kowalchick of Jacksonville, Florida has won the $5,000 grand prize in the annual contest from the Champion Spark Plug Brand. Tanya Morewood from Tottenham, Ontario was also one of the ten finalists, winning a $500 price. Fans of classic and

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Luke Bawel named vice president of Jasper’s Logistics Groups
August 24, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Jasper Engines & Transmissions has announced the promotion of Luke Bawel to vice-president of Jasper’s Supply Chain and Logistics Groups, which includes our distribution channels, JET Transit and Jasper Innovative Solutions (JIS). During his 7-year career with Jasper, Luke has worked in

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Rotary Lift receives U.S. Patent for Trio Three-Stage Lift Arms
August 24, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Rotary Lift has been granted United States patent 8,973,712 for its Trio vehicle lift arms. Trio arms have up to a 20 percent greater reach than traditional lift arms, so they can be used to service a wider range of

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Fix Auto Canada announces new partner
August 21, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Daryll O’Keefe, general manager for Fix Auto Ontario is proud to announce the addition of new strategic partner, Fix Auto Markville. “The Fix Auto banner continues to evolve and meet the demands of our ever changing industry. The network offers

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New business looks to change up the repair industry
August 20, 2015 by CARS Magazine

InstaMek, a new business expanding to Saskatoon this fall, brings automotive repairs to consumers’ doorsteps. The business was originally started in Edmonton by two friends, Uzair Ahmed and Asem Alsaadi, but has started to branch outwards. The company’s business enables

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AAPEX to host NASTF Fall 2015 General Meeting
August 20, 2015 by CARS Magazine

AAPEX will host the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Fall 2015 General Meeting that will feature a compelling session on “SAE J2534-1 v5.00: The Benefits for OEMs, Technicians and Tool Makers.” The NASTF meeting will take place on Wednesday,

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Deadline approaching for the 2015 TIA Board Election
August 20, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is reminding its membership that the voting period for the 2015 TIA Board of Directors election ends on September 1, 2015. TIA members with voting rights are encouraged to vote. The elections will place four individuals

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Greg Hewgill joins Lucas Oil
August 19, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Greg Hewgill has joined Lucas Oil Products, Inc as technical director. “Greg has a wealth of experience in the science of oil products technology,” said Tom Fredrickson, Lucas Oil COO. “We look forward to him playing a key part in

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The Ontario College of Trades has released updated training standards
August 18, 2015 by CARS Magazine

New training standards have been announced for Auto Body (310Q), Collision Repair (310B) and Automotive Painter (410N). Previously all three trades were contained in one training standard, but the College has created separate log books for these trades. All apprentices