(January 19, 2011) --
Calgary-based Motive-Action, an organization that teaches unemployed youth and adults the personal and professional skills required to succeed in the workplace, recently celebrated its 25 anniversary at a gala event. And there was much to celebrate.
(November 24, 2010) --
Forget the Vegas strip and its pseudo pyramids and fake Venetian canals. The real head-turning action in Nevada during the first week of November can be found at the Las Vegas Convention Center, home to the Specialty Equipment and Market Association ...more
Mr. Lube Canada sells 23 corporate owned stores
(November 17, 2010) --
Mr. Lube Canada, a Delta, B.C.-based quick lube and preventive automotive maintenance provider, has sold 23 corporately-owned stores across Canada as the company says it plans to focus on its franchise business model.
Financial terms of the deal w ...more
EXPERIENCING PRIUS PAINS? ONLINE HYBRID CLASSES AVAILABLE
(August 17, 2010) --
Looking to recharge your hybrid know-how? Then check out the online tutorials being offered by the Automotive Career Development Center.
ACDC has announced that its new Hybrid 101 Live Online Class is set to kick off on August 25, 2010 at 2-3 p.m. E ...more
AASA UNVEILS NEW "KNOW YOUR PARTS" WEBSITE
(August 09, 2010) --
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association has a brand new website for its Know Your Parts campaign, giving its members more opportunities to participate.
Members are encouraged to visit the site at www.AASAKnowYourParts.org and browse the ca ...more
THE STRAIGHT GOODS ON ALIGNMENT
(April 20, 2010) --
Some shops steer clear of investing in the alignment business due to the steep cost of entry. But there’s money to be made in the caster/camber/toe business. ...more
WHEN THE TEST DRIVE GOES HORRIBLY WRONG...
(April 08, 2010) --
From time to time, a car owner has to relinquish his precious set of wheels for the kind of TLC only a professional automotive technician can dispense. Surely most customers bank on the fact that the technicians doing the necessary service work will ...more
Service Notes Newsletter
(January 06, 2010) --
Canadian Technician is pleased to announce the debut of a new monthly newsletter designed for your reading pleasure. Beginning this month, Canadian Technician, in conjunction with www.canadiantechnician.com, is launching Service Notes, a monthly comp ...more
Voluntary repair pact lauded and lambasted
(October 02, 2009) --
By: David Menzies
A voluntary agreement recently struck between automakers and the National Automotive Trades Association – allowing auto shops to gain access to repair information, tools and training – is being both hailed and sla ...more
(September 21, 2009) --
You can boost your bottom line by embracing an ancillary business that has nothing to do with repairs and maintenance. ...more
What is a customer to do?
(August 28, 2009) --
I brought my vintage Chevy Camaro in for servicing to a repair shop as it needed a new transmission. I left the car with the shop so the mechanic could take his time and do a good job. A few days later, I was told it was ready. After settling the bil ...more
(June 30, 2009) --
SURVEY SAYS: What is the biggest bill you ever got stuck with?
“Approximately $3,000 for an engine replacement. The customer refused to pay and it went to small claims court. Still waiting.”
Greg Hyes, Main Street Auto Service, Sussex, ...more
Excuse My Gender
(June 22, 2009) --
Did you have a happy Father’s Day weekend, dads? Great. Too bad the advertising industry considers you all a bunch of morons.
To paraphrase the old Molson Canadian tagline: I AM ... an idiot.
You read it right: I’m an incompetent goof ...more