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44th Annual Radical Speedsport Show

The Gear Centre and Pat’s Driveline attended the 44th annual Radical Speedsport Show at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, NB from April 13-15, 2018. Radical Speedsport is one of Canada’s largest high-performance motorsport expos and had over 300 street rods, street machines, custom cars, race cars, trucks and motorcycles on display.

Chad Lindberg, Twiggy Tallant, Ryback, Jimmy Shine and Paw Patrol all made appearances at the show. A huge congratulations to the Hub City Six and to Ron Dawson on winning the Robertson Award.

Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo – Toronto

The Gear Centre attended the 4th annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo at The International Centre in Toronto from March 9-11, 2018. This show is the largest of its kind in Canada, featuring custom cars, hot rods, classics, rat rods, tuners & imports, exotics and racing vehicles.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to ask about our Tremec T-56 on display and to check out our Show Specials on differential parts! Just mention promocode ‘Motorama18’ to earn your discount on limited-slips, ring & pinions, and bearing kits before August 31st.

Congratulations to Hitman Hotrods for their well-deserved Grand Champion award for their stunning ’56 Chev pickup, and a special mention to Binbrook Speed for their killer ’27 T coupe and ’37 pickup, which were our staffs’ favorites at the show.

Now Open – Pat’s Driveline Moncton

Pat’s Driveline is proud to announce the opening of our new branch in Moncton, NB. This is the 12th Pat’s Driveline location in Canada and we are honored to bring our nationally recognized level of quality and customer service to the Moncton Area. Pat’s Driveline Moncton is a full service shop with a vehicle hoist. We are an Authorized Dana Parts Distributor and Service Centre, as well as a Meritor Authorized Distributor and Remanufacturing Centre.

2018 South Country Co-Op AG Expo in Lethbridge

The Gear Centre Group attended the South Country Co-Op AG Expo at the Exhibition Park in Lethbridge from February 28 – March 2. With freebies such as tote bags, pens and key chains as well as several exclusive prizes to be won in our lucky draw, booth 512 and 513 were very popular with attendees.

We would also like to congratulate the winners of our exclusive lucky draw prizes! The winners are:

Simon H. – External Battery
Melissa O. – External Battery
Paul H. – External Battery
James M. – Dana Spicer Shirt
Frank H. – Dana Spicer Shirt
John W. – Dana Spicer Jacket
Jason H. – $200 TGC/GCOH Credit

Merry Christmas

Wishing all our customers, friends, families and business partners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Holiday Business Hours:
All branches will be closed on Christmas Day (December 25), Boxing Day (December 26) and New Year’s Day (January 1).

Christmas at the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre

On Wednesday, December 13, The Gear Centre Group of Companies had the pleasure of visiting the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) to help spread some Christmas cheer to the children of our military families. The Gear Centre Group recognizes the sacrifices that our military families make for our country.

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The wonderful staff at the MFRC welcomed us and introduced us to the children. Santa joined us and had a special gift and treat bag for each of the 94 children. Their excitement and joy won’t soon be forgotten. It was a wonderful experience bringing holiday joy to so many smiling faces. It truly was one of the highlights of 2017.

Click here to find out more about supporting the MFRC

The Gear Centre’s Eaton Certified Technicians

The Gear Centre is proud to announce that we now have Eaton certified level 3 automated transmission technicians in our branches across Canada. As one of the only level 3 certified independent rebuilders in Canada, we have the technology and expertise to ensure your AutoShift or UltraShift transmission is rebuilt or repaired to meet or exceed OEM standards. Our recent training and certifications put us on the cutting edge of Eaton Automated Gen 3 UltraShift technology.

Our Eaton certified technicians are trained in:

  • The different systems, operation and advantages of 3 generations of Eaton transmissions
  • Comprehensive and in-depth understanding of Solo, DM and ECA clutches
  • Understanding of Eaton fault code structure and organization
  • Access to Product Diagnostic Mode (PDM), snap-shots and procedural diagnostic techniques and information
  • The use and the full range of capabilities of the Eaton diagnostic software Service Ranger 4
  • Understanding of J-1939 protocol operation and troubleshooting techniques
  • Advanced in-chassis diagnostic procedures

For more information on our rebuilt Eaton transmissions or to learn more about our Eaton certified level 3 automated transmission technicians, contact a Gear Centre branch near you.

 

The Gear Centre Group Supporting our Military Families

This year The Gear Centre Group of Companies is showing their support of the Canadian Armed Forces by donating Christmas gifts to the children of our military families at the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre on December 13, 2017.

For over 25 years the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) has been committed to enriching the lives of individuals and families in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) through positive action, education and support.

Absences from family support systems, difficulties  during deployments, solo parenting  or coping with an injury or loss are realities for military families: realities which can have a significant impact on family well-being.

Established in 1989, the MFRC has been committed to supporting military families as they navigate these unique challenges through programs and services that enhance the strength and resilience of military families.

Click here to find out more about supporting the MFRC.

Now an Authorized Remanufacturer of Meritor Heavy-Duty Differentials

Our commitment to quality and remanufacturing process is second to none in the powertrain industry. As part of Meritor’s authorized rebuilder network, The Gear Centre can deliver the product quality and performance you demand of your Meritor units.

We also carry remanufactured differentials for Meritor’s advanced MX-20-14 tandem drive axles ranging from 2.47 to 7.17 gear ratio. In addition to our extensive inventory of heavy truck differential components, The Gear Centre also supplies genuine OEM Meritor replacement parts. Click here for more information and product catalogs.

2017 Pat’s Driveline at SEMA in Las Vegas

This year Pat’s Driveline had a driveshaft, built by our Pat’s Driveline branch in Surrey, displayed in the Neapco Components booth at The SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 31 to November 3, 2017. We were accompanied by some of the leading driveshaft shops in the USA.

With more than 70,000 domestic and international buyers, the SEMA show drew the brightest minds and hottest products to the Las Vegas Convention Centre for the 2017 SEMA show. This year’s show divided displays into 12 sections and the New Products Showcase introduced nearly 3,000 new parts, tools and components.