Posts by Diane Freeman

Electric Vehicles & Easy to do Business

As EVs become more common, there are steps service providers can take to ensure they accommodate motorists who drive these vehicles easily and efficiently. Owning an…

Preparing for Change

The last 12 months have shown how predictable things can be, but with the right planning and support, service providers can successfully navigate any challenges. How…

Surcharge on Credit Cards

Automotive Service Providers have a new fee option. For many consumers, automotive repairs can be expensive. As a result, many service providers are no doubt familiar…

Big Changes to Ontario Vehicle Inspection Program

Modernized program adopts digital platform to streamline efficiency. The Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO), has been modernizing the Motor Vehicle Inspection Station (MVIS) program since 2016…

Gearing up for EVs

They are coming but are you ready for them? Did you know that by 2030, the federal government wants 40% of new vehicles to be electric? …
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Training for a New Reality

Canada’s auto industry is changing, requiring new ways for us to hire and train our skilled tradespeople. This year, the federal government announced that all new…

Are You Protected?

Understanding commercial insurance policies for your business. There are many aspects to running a successful automotive repair business. Beyond training, staffing, equipment investments, marketing your services…
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Right to Repair

Will what’s happening in the U.S. affect us here in Canada? The Massachusetts Right to Repair Initiative, also known as Question 1, appeared on the Massachusetts…
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Modernizing Ontario Vehicle Inspections

New program aims to simplify test procedures and provide better transparency. The Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) is proposing to modernize vehicle inspections by replacing the…
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Preparing and Planning for Winter

As the seasons start to change, service providers need to plan for the colder months ahead. Canadians are adapting to many changes in the automotive aftermarket…

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