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Parts maker scraps plans for Mexico plant
February 13, 2017 by Adam Malik

Call it the Trump effect. A Japanese automotive parts maker is saying adios to Mexico thanks to the American president. Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. has ditched its plans for a factory in Mexico for automotive brakes. A company spokesman confirmed to

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Bendix brings out enhanced line
February 10, 2017 by Adam Malik

Bendix is bringing out an enhanced Stop by Bendix product line. It is designed to cover brake products for all makes and models. The company says the brakes have been “designed and manufactured to meet or exceed OEM specifications.” With

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AIA offers help with federal substance management program
February 10, 2017 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada is offering help to members who need assistance with the federal government’s substances management program. Ottawa is looking over the activity around the management of substances such as asbestos, hydrofluorocarbons, decaBDE, mercury and lead

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Aubé picked to lead Walter Surface Technologies
February 10, 2017 by Adam Malik

Marc-André Aubé has been appointed president and chief operating office of Walter Surface Technologies. He joins the Pointe-Claire, Que. company from GardaWorld Protective Services, where he was the president and chief operating officer. There, Walter said in a press release,

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Rotary expands its portfolio
February 9, 2017 by Adam Malik

Moving past vehicle lifts, Rotary announced its full line of wheel service equipment. Now, the company is offering tire changers, wheel balancers and alignment equipment. Rotary said this will help technicians be more productive when balancing wheels and performing alignments.

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Permatex appoints new marketing director
February 9, 2017 by Adam Malik

Paco Agrafojo has been named the director of marketing for Permatex, a chemical technology company for auto repair and maintenance. Agrafojo will be responsible for product innovation, engaging customers and offering solutions to drive category growth for Permatex’s retail partners.

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Camera adapter extends view
February 8, 2017 by Adam Malik

Actron has a new dual plane inspection camera adapter to help technicians extend what they see when inspecting vehicles. The accessory, CP3883, for its CP7669 video inspection scope, provides a 270-degree view with an inline and side camera. With a

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Advance Auto Parts sponsoring music tour
February 8, 2017 by Adam Malik

Advance Auto Parts announced that they are sponsoring the 2017 tour of country music duo, Florida Georgia Line. The Dig Your Roots tour, named after the group’s latest album, started January 27 in Tallahassee, Fla. It will make stops across

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Brake calipers better protect against rust
February 8, 2017 by Adam Malik

Reybestos has applied its rust prevention technology to its plated brake calipers. This will help provide a better defence against Mother Nature, the company announced. The “calipers are premium quality, remanufactured calipers that function and fit like OE. A proprietary

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Testing kit for circuit analysis
February 7, 2017 by Adam Malik

Snap-on has released a new testing kit for 12-volt electrical circuit analysis. It features various grabbers and clips, plus standard, micro and spade-style probes to fit the job. These options make it easy to operate the unit hands-free to jiggle

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APD hands out first-year student award
February 6, 2017 by Adam Malik

Tracey Jennett was named the winner of Automotive Parts Distributors’ (APD) Highest Overall Achiever for the first-year automotive technician program at Saskatoon Polytechnic. APD said that the award is based on academic achievement, work attitudes, and work habits demonstrated in

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FinishMaster grows on west coast
February 2, 2017 by Adam Malik

FinishMaster announced that is has completed what it calls its largest acquisition “to date” after a deal on the U.S. west coast. The company completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of A. D’Angelo & Sons, Inc. and