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No flash in the pan
(November 17, 2014) -- Chris Kennedy of Moncton N.B. is our Canadian Technician of the Year. The Mister Transmission franchisee says the independent auto repair industry needs to embrace flash reprogramming in order to survive. ...more

Staying ahead of the curve  - by Sarah Voigt
(October 28, 2014) -- Forward-thinking shop owner wins the Ontario NAPA Autopro of the Year award. ...more

Look ma! No bolts
(October 20, 2014) -- Crazy DIY repair secures engine with a tie-strap. Another EyeSpy disaster in the making! ...more

A story of neglect
(October 10, 2014) -- In this business, we see neglect, damage, and corrosion all the time. But keeping the vehicle on the road is only good for the customer if it’s safe to drive! Here’s a good example from our EyeSpy collection, thanks to David Fenton of Lakerange Servi ...more

Identifix founder retires after 52 years
(October 08, 2014) -- Industry icon Bill Sauer was among the first to provide advanced automotive training. ...more

Ontario association celebrates 75 years  - by Allan Janssen
(September 30, 2014) -- Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario has been representing the interests of independent repair facilities since 1939. ...more

Nova Scotia shop wins AutoCare award  - by Allan Janssen
(September 23, 2014) -- McNeill’s named ‘Head of the Class’ in North American search for top shops supporting training and skills development. ...more

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

DIY MADNESS!
(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

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