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Counting down to the Canadian Technician of the Year
(September 16, 2014) -- The last of three finalists for our Canadian Technician of the Year award is a gifted technician who is always up for a challenging job. ...more

Counting down to the Canadian Technician of the Year
(September 10, 2014) -- Moncton's Chris Kennedy believes the independent auto repair industry needs to embrace reprogramming in order to survive. ...more

Counting down to the Canadian Technician of the Year  - by Allan Janssen
(September 02, 2014) -- This week, meet Aaron Van de Kemp, the visionary owner of Cleanline Automotive in Invermere, B.C. ...more

The Car Side: False Alarms  - by Rick Cogbill
(August 19, 2014) -- Slim and the gang deal with false alarms in (and out of) the shop in this month's Car Side! ...more

Setting up shop in the Philippines
(August 05, 2014) -- Technician David Lim went from laid-back Vancouver to a hectic 14-bay shop in Cebu, Philippines. Let’s just say there was a learning curve! ...more

(July 08, 2014) -- We're working on a new EYE SPY poster that you can pull out of an upcoming issue and hang on your wall to remind consumers that automotive repairs are best left to the professionals! ...more

Not a man’s world anymore  - by Sarah Voigt
(June 23, 2014) -- ‘Times are changing’ for women in the automotive world, attendees told at AIA Canada’s first-ever Women’s Leadership Conference. ...more

Top automotive trade students compete at Skills Canada National Competition  - by Sarah Voigt
(June 10, 2014) -- Clark Holmes, an automotive apprentice from Red River College in Manitoba is Canada’s top automotive trade student. Holmes won the gold medal for automotive service at the 20th Skills Canada National competition last week in Mississauga. ...more

Down Time: Finding balance away from the shop  - by Sarah Voigt
(May 20, 2014) -- We know you’re passionate about your work… but sometimes the shop can be a stressful place. Allowing yourself time to decompress and find balance is important for you, your staff, and your business. ...more

Grow your own superstar  - by Allan Janssen
(May 06, 2014) -- The next Canadian Technician of the Year might be hard at work in one of your bays! ...more

The latest trend in franchising: multi-unit ownership  - by Allan Janssen
(April 24, 2014) -- Mister Transmission is actively encouraging a new strategy to help franchisees find efficiencies and achieve greater profitability. ...more

Eye Spy: Wood and wires!  - by Sarah Voigt
(April 22, 2014) -- This 2001 Dodge Caravan was towed into Centre Mondial de l’Automobile in Bealac-Garthby, Quebec. When technician and tow-operator, Isaac Custeau went to hook it up he was speechless. ...more

SENSE THIS!  - by Allan Janssen
(April 07, 2014) -- You certainly took me to task over my editorial about selling TPMS sensors. I received dozens of letters and phone calls saying shops should explain to customers why it is so important to having working safety systems. You know what? I agree. ...more

Who owns the data?  - by Allan Janssen
(March 31, 2014) -- Aftermarket is in good position to receive telematics data, CAA exec says at the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s Ontario Service Providers Forum in Toronto last week. ...more

The Doktor is in!  - by Sarah Voigt
(March 25, 2014) -- Christopher Doktor celebrated his 20th year as a Mazda technician by winning the company's annual technician competition. He said his win was a result of some serious preparation. ...more

Truck stolen after keys dropped off at Calgary shop
(March 18, 2014) -- Who's liable in a case like that? The Canadian Independent Automotive Association wants to hear from you about industry standards for night drop boxes. ...more

Are you up for the challenge?
(March 03, 2014) -- Technicians need to keep up with change in order to communicate effectively with customers. Will you be ready to answer their questions? ...more

Down Time: Finding balance away from the shop  - by Sarah Voigt
(February 18, 2014) -- Steve Herteis, a third-year apprentice technician has been playing paintball in a competitive Ontario league for five years now. He says it’s the best way to de-stress after a long week at the shop. ...more

It's Your Turn
(February 04, 2014) -- Ottawa shop owner Matt Martel on honouring the value of a technician's work. ...more

Down Time: Finding balance away from the shop
(January 21, 2014) -- Chris Baughman of C.B. Automotive says beekeeping helps him relax. ...more

What was your favourite CT cover?
(January 07, 2014) -- We're coming up on our 100th issue... and that means 100 unique cover illustrations that celebrate life in the service bay. Now we want to know which captured your imagination the best. Tell us which is your favourite and you could win a poster-size ...more

CIAA releases policy statement on TPMS
(December 17, 2013) -- The Canadian Independent Automotive Association (CIAA) says independent shops should never let a vehicle go without tire pressure monitors installed. ...more

Gearing for change  - by Allan Janssen
(December 10, 2013) -- Mister Transmission has new owner, new vision, and ambitious goals for the future. ...more

College of Trades boss meets with technicians
(November 26, 2013) -- The new registrar and CEO of Ontario’s College of Trades says he’d like to set up regular meetings with tradespeople like the one he had last month with three automotive technicians. ...more

Look ma! No bolts
(November 18, 2013) -- Crazy DIY repair secures engine with a tie-strap. Another EyeSpy disaster in the making! ...more

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