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Posts by Diane Freeman

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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EV Servicing by Diane Freeman

The demand for cleaner vehicles is clearly growing among consumers. You don’t have to look very far to see that manufacturers are offering more Electric Vehicles…
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Separation Season by Diane Freeman

Proper torquing prevents lug damage and ‘flying’ tires. With Spring now well and truly upon us, the aftermarket is entering one of its busiest times of the year.…
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Open Communication by Diane Freeman

We all know someone who brings their vehicle into the shop after hearing many stories about repairs that have cost too much…or so they think. Our…
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Keeping Up With Technology by Diane Freeman

It’s not just about what’s under the hood. The automotive aftermarket has always tried to stay current with the changes in technology. Today, technology is advancing…

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