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Shad’s R&R adds another $150,000 for muscular dystrophy research
June 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Aftermarket golf tournament’s cumulative total since 1973 stands at just shy of $5.2 million for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

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ASA to award Top-10 member websites
June 11, 2019 by Renee Montague

What is the first impression your customers get when they walk through your ‘digital door’? The Automotive Service Association is inviting member shops to show off their online facilities in its annual Top-10 Website Awards. The association, through its official publication,

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SkillsCanada winners to compete in Russia
June 11, 2019 by Renee Montague

Approximately 7,500 secondary and post-secondary students visited the 25th Skills Canada National Competition at the Halifax Exhibition Centre May 28 – 29 to compete and awarded medals  in 44 skill areas representing six skilled trade and technology sectors. Post-secondary winners

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MEMA applauds suspension of threatened Mexico tariffs
June 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has heralded U.S President Donald Trump’s decision not to impose tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico into the United States. “We are pleased that he heard the motor vehicle parts supplier industry, which

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API releases identifying symbols for new motor oil standards
June 10, 2019 by Renee Montague

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has announced the approval of improved performance standards for engine oils intended to provide greater protection and fuel efficiency for today’s gasoline-engine-powered cars and trucks. Two of the new standards, ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B, are

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Craig Essex, Queens University alumnus, joins Point S Canada
June 10, 2019 by Renee Montague

Point S Canada and Unimax Tire have appointed Craig Essex as its new director of development for Canada. Essex, a graduate from Queens University, has years of managerial experience at a tire production company. He brings new approaches to strategic

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Pennzoil videos celebrate loud music and louder engines
June 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

The latest in Pennzoil’s “Garage Sessions” series of videos that examines the connection between music and automobiles has now been released. The new video features Atlanta-based rock and roll band Blackberry Smoke. In the video for their song “Run Away

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Wilfrid Laurier University graduate joins Volvo Canada corporate team
June 6, 2019 by Renee Montague

Amanda Ignatius joins Volvo Car Canada Ltd. as head of corporate and media communications and will drive corporate storytelling, media relations, product, brand, and internal communications for Volvo Cars’ Canadian operation. Ignatius, a Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Toronto’s

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Epicor acquires MechanicNet, expanding its portfolio of services
June 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Epicor Software Corporation has acquired MechanicNet Group, a leading provider of customer relationship management (CRM) and retention solutions for auto repair shops. The transaction closed on June 3. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Texas-based Epicor, a global

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SEMA announces board election results
June 5, 2019 by Renee Montague

Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) members voted James Lawrence, Melanie White, Kathryn Reinhardt, Chris Douglas and Les Rudd to serve on board of directors. James Lawrence of Power Automedia will fill the position of chairman-elect previously held by Tim Martin

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Kukui secures $27 million in Series-A funding
June 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Kukui Corporation, providers of digital marketing solutions for repair shops, has secured $27 million in funding from a Memphis-based investment firm. SSM Partners will provide Kukui Corporation with Series-A funding to accelerate continued platform innovation, rapid market expansion, expanded customer

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NUMBERS: Statistics about the work we do
June 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

56% Percentage of consumers who would have to borrow from a line of credit, a family member, or a friend in order to pay for a $1,000 repair. AdvantageWon   11.7 years Average age of U.S. cars and light trucks