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The Great Canadian Aftermarket Podcast: New Episode weekly!

The Great Canadian Aftermarket Podcast: New Episode weekly!

Issues and ideas for Canada's automotive aftermarket professionals and business owners. Hosted by Andrew Ross, publisher and director of content at CHAT Integrated Media. From the people who bring you IndieGarage.ca and JobberNation.ca.New episodes weekly.Listen on...

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Automotive scholarship deadline nearing

Applications for automotive scholarships funded by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and partner organizations are being accepted through March 31, 2021. Nearly 500 scholarships for the 2021-22 school year will be awarded to deserving students pursuing...

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U.S. sees record electric vehicle registrations

Electric vehicle (EV) registrations in the US in 2020 reached record market share of 1.8%, demonstrating increased consumer interest for electric vehicles, according to new analysis from IHS Markit. December 2020 also represented the highest monthly share for EV new...

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PPG: The world’s got the blues

Blue hues continue to grow in popularity, according to the PPG 2020 automotive colour popularity report. The optimistic colour climbed to 9% of global colour share – an increase from 2019, but white colours are still number one. The trend reinforces PPG’s 2019...

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Store design and COVID

Store design and COVID

Despite the effects that the pandemic has had on many aftermarket operations, a recent survey by NPD showed that do-it-yourself business is up markedly. This bodes well for shops with retail showrooms, but store design can have a real impact on performance. However,...

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CRA Standard Rate on 2021 auto expenses largely unchanged

The Department of Finance Canada announced the CRA Standard Rate automobile income tax deduction limits and expense benefit rates that will apply in 2021, but with one proposed shift to address COVID-19 impact. Most of the limits and rates that applied in...

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2020 High Fives for Kids Foundation Recognition Awards

The AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation Recognition Awards are given out to a member company and AIA Canada Division that demonstrated an exceptional commitment to fulfilling the Foundation’s mission of bringing positive change and improvements to the quality of life...

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