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CARS OnDemand to offer CFC Certification Course 

CARS OnDemand will host CFC/HCFC/HFC Certification training online in May 2024.The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) in conjunction with Environment Canada course, titled "Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program",...

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Vehlo names new executive leadership team

Vehlo, software and financial provider to the automotive repair industry, has announced additions to its executive leadership team, including newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Josh Weis, who succeeds Michelle Fischer upon her transition to chair the Vehlo board...

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Quebec phase out of EV rebates called ‘a step backward’

In its 2024 budget announcement, the Government of Quebec announced the phase out of EV incentives by 2027, drawing immediate criticism. The province currently has among the richest incentives in Canada, offering buyers $7000 toward the purchase of a BEV, and up to...

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Rising car theft could really hurt right to repair

Rising car theft could really hurt right to repair

Right to repair has indisputable benefits for the car owning public, but recent high profile moves to fight rampant car theft might have a dampening effect on the push to get it through Canada's parliament. At least that's according to David Booth, whose "Motor Mouth"...

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Ancaster shop signs on to NOVUS Glass

Glendale Motors of Ancaster, Ont., has added NOVUS Glass to its portfolio of offerings currently being offered to the community located west of Hamilton. An important component of the addition was training. Above, Fix Network Canada's National Trainer, Christian...

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Aftermarket shops expecting growth in 2024

Aftermarket shops expecting growth in 2024

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, working in conjunction with the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO), reports that the Canadian automotive aftermarket, in particular shops in Ontario, will continue to overcome headwinds and continue to grow sales in...

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Indie Garage Top-10 Most-Read Stories of 2023

Indie Garage Top-10 Most-Read Stories of 2023

The most-read stories by Indie Garage's dedicated automotive service professional readers provide a real glimpse of where their interests lie.These are in some contrast to the Jobber Nation Most-Read Stores of 2023, where mergers and acquisitions were top of mind. For...

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Tips on preventing vehicle theft from your shop

Tips on preventing vehicle theft from your shop

Vehicle theft has risen to epidemic proportions, with thousands of vehicles being lifted from wherever they are parked every day, Thieves may be more sophisticated than ever, but car theft from businesses is nothing new. Some decades ago, I was paying a visit to a...

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