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Here's where we get together to determine our own future. ASBN is also the most comprehensive online resource community for the Automotive Service Industry and is the first of it's kind to focus on the needs of our community right here in British Columbia. You are already part of this industry, so sign up now!!

 

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Our ARA on the job for us

On October 14, 2014, ARA President and CEO, Ken McCormack gave a presentation to the government Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. Many shops question what the ARA...


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Diagnostic Portal A New Resouce For Our Members

Introducing ASBN's Diagnostic Portal Are you in the market for a new scan tool? Do you feel your options may be too limited? Well, to get you started in the right direction,...


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ASBN; our BC LinkedIn Focus Group
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The idea of modifying our LinkeIn ASBN group to a focus group for British Columbia and Western Canada is a sound one. When I first signed up tp Linke...
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STUPID Mistakes that will make you feel better as a tech. (Long Post)
The Tech Center
Dumb Tech Stories from a Ford blog site many years ago. Names were removed to protect the guilty:   I had one tech remove the top nut from a ta...
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Obama moves to Reduce Use of Ethanol
Industry Issues
My thanks to Raymond Massenberg, the Automotive Coordinator at AAA Michigan, for finding this article "White House Moves to Reduce Use of Ethanol" and...
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Some Industry Trends to Consider

They say the “Trend is Your Friend”. In running a shop business, I truly believe that. So what are some upcoming trends that WILL affect your business over the next 10 years?

Consider these trend lines:

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Good Service Just Isn’t Good Enough Anymore

Every level of the Independent sector of the Aftermarket Industry must be fully aware of the type of development required in a maintenance and repair shop today that services the consumer. Too many shops continuously cling to the tradition of selling themselves at a cheaper price, then still end up having an unhappy customer......

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Vehicle Complexity at its Highest Level Ever

We talk a lot about vehicle technology and how it has developed. This is one of the reasons why a minimum of 100 hours of technical training are required per year now for a technician just to keep level with vehicle knowledge and why management requires 6 to 8 days of business training per year. It is a true Profession today. The Trade days are long gone; almost the equivalent to an Engineering Degree required moving forward.

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I don't care what the other guy said, this is what we charge.....

Real Stories From The Lighter Side

This guy ran over a mattress and decided to keep going.
The ensuing jumble finally whipped around enough to put a tear in the gas tank, the subsequent

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Still a mess trying to drain a cooling system?

 

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altIs the pump impeller really working?..... 

 

 

 

You’ve got an overheating problem and everything checks out except for the possibility that the water pump impell

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