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New program added for Friction Material Environmental Certification
August 8, 2022 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Manufacturer Equipment Compliance Agency, Inc. announced its new program as a third-party registrar for the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association’s (MEMA) LeafMark program. The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of MEMA, and its Brake Manufacturers Council developed

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AIA study finds right to repair consumer confusion
July 8, 2022 by Adam Malik

When asked who they think owns data generated by their vehicles, Canadians couldn’t agree on an answer. About a third (34 per cent) said they own it; a few less (30 per cent) said vehicle manufacturers own it. One in

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AARO hosting EV training day
May 31, 2022 by Adam Malik

Automotive aftermarket shops and their fleet customers are being invited to learn about how to be ready for a future with electric vehicles. Sales and popularity of electric vehicles are picking up across Canada. While experts believe the aftermarket won’t

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Inside the unique ASE test development process
May 26, 2022 by Trish Serratore

For the last 50 years, ASE — short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence — has been working to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. ASE has become known as

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Jason Yurchak takes over as AIA chairman
May 18, 2022 by Adam Malik

New board members are also elected at AIA Canada’s first in-person AGM in three years.

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AIA Canada gives highest honour to Bob Greenwood
May 17, 2022 by Adam Malik

The late Bob Greenwood was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award from the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. The award is presented to those who provide outstanding leadership that contributes to the growth and development of the Canadian automotive aftermarket.

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AIA, Ontario team up on EV training
May 5, 2022 by Adam Malik

A new automotive aftermarket industry training project has been announced between the industry and government. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada said it has partnered with the Ontario government and St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario, to tackle issues around

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Why Canadians choose dealers over independents
May 3, 2022 by Adam Malik

More Canadian vehicle owners choose to only go to dealerships for maintenance and repair needs than those who only choose to visit an independent shop, a new industry survey has found. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada releases a report

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Enhanced Media: 2022 AIA chairman Jason Yurchak
April 5, 2022 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World · Enhanced Media: 2022 AIA chairman Jason Yurchak Jason Yurchak will become chairman of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada for the upcoming year. Managing editor Adam Malik spoke to Yurchak ahead of this move, which will

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ACC conference returns this summer
March 30, 2022 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Communications Council will gather again in person at its 2022 Annual Conference in August. Marketing and communications from across the industry will be in Savannah, Georgia, from August 9-11. Passes to the conference are available now at $550

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New leader for HDMA
March 28, 2022 by Adam Malik

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) has named Collin Shaw president and chief operating officer. HDMA is the commercial vehicle supplier division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). Shaw took on the role effective March 22. He brings

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Celebrating 30 years for B.C.’s scrap tire recycling program
March 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

The not-for-profit group that collects and recycles scrap tires in British Columbia is planning on marking its 30th anniversary this year. Tire Stewardship BC is the oldest recycling program in Canada. Since the program first got going in 1991, over