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New AIA study measures COVID-19 impact on aftermarket
October 21, 2020 by Christine Hogg

  COVID-19 has disrupted the Canadian economy, and, inevitably, the automotive aftermarket, a recent study shows. Published every two years, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s 2020 Outlook Study provides an in-depth examination of the state of the Canadian

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New tech will bring new opportunities: Delphi exec
October 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen Automotive service professionals need not worry about being sidelined by new technology, says a senior Delphi executive. “Malcolm Sissmore, vice president of North American aftermarket sales for Delphi, told a virtual audience of industry players yesterday that

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AAPEX releases speaker line-up
October 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Training sessions at the upcoming Virtual AAPEX Experience will cover a variety of topics, including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) diagnostics and calibrations, European diagnostics, lab scope usage and controller area networks (CANs). Organizers of the event — virtual this

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Chris Chesney to explore future vehicle tech in free webinar
October 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Carquest senior trainer Chris Chesney will host a webinar on Tuesday covering new vehicle technology. The free event, organized by the Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) is open to industry professionals AT 8 p.m. EST. Chesney will cover the changes

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Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2021 to be a virtual event
October 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week ’21 (HDAW 2021) conference organizers have announced the annual event will be held virtually Jan. 25-28. The virtual conference will feature traditional HDAW opening sessions with the HDAW 2021 co-chairs and a comprehensive conference program that

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Alliance announces virtual Canada Night
October 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Following the cancellation of Canada Night at AAPEX, the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. has announced it will host a virtual Canada Night as a part of its 2020 virtual Winter Shareholder Meeting. “Canada Night at AAPEX is always an

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ASA to host symposium for multiple-shop owners
October 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) will host a virtual symposium for owners of multiple repair facilities. The 9th Annual MSO Symposium will still take place the week of Nov. 9, at no cost for attendees. Ray Fisher, president and executive

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Steve Gushie joins AARO board
October 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Steve Gushie, president of Carquest Canada Ltd. has joined the board of directors of the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO). He has been appointed to the association’s 2020-2021 slate. Gushie is well known in the Canadian aftermarket, having spent

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CAF launches national strategy for women in trades
October 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) has published a first-of-its-kind national strategy for Supporting Women in Trades (SWiT). Built on action items identified by a 2019 task force, it establishes a national target to increase participation and retention of women in

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Ontario vehicle dealers not optimistic about long-term
October 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A recent survey by the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry council (OMVIC) finds that dealer principals and vehicle salespeople are leery of the long-term economic outlook for the province, given ongoing pandemic restrictions. The survey, the council’s second since the outbreak

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AAPEX to host weekly webinars in October
October 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

AAPEX will host weekly webinars in October to provide the latest trends, market intelligence and global perspectives on the future of the automotive aftermarket and strategies for growth. The free webinars, which complement the Virtual AAPEX Experience Nov. 3 –

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ASA annual business meeting while be virtual
September 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Due to COVID-19, the Automotive Service Association’s Annual Business Meeting is going virtual. Originally scheduled for May and rescheduled for August, ASA’s ABM is now scheduled to be held online – for members only – on Oct. 9. “Due to