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Global Brake Safety Council heralds safety-related catalogue update
March 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) is calling a recent update to the Friction Materials Standards Institute (FSMI) catalogue a “remarkable improvement in the advancement of brake pad safety for consumers.” The update acknowledges the fact that certain vehicle applications

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Electric vehicle expert to headline AIA training event
March 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

EV guru Craig Van Batenburg will be the feature speaker at the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s “Vehicle Programming Today!” series of events. The Ontario event will take place April 10 at the Electric Vehicle Centre in North York, Ont.

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Finalists named for Channel Excellence Award
March 27, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association will be crowning the first winner of a new award next week. Three finalists have been chosen for the AASA’s Channel Excellence Award, which recognizes collaboration and innovation in the aftermarket. The award, sponsored by

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ALI makes Lifting It Right training available through subscription
March 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is making its popular “Lift It Right” safety course available online, with a subscription model that allows everyone in the shop to get training as often as needed throughout the year. Standard pricing for the

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MEMA backs call to delay tariffs
March 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

The U.S. association for auto manufacturers is applauding a bipartisan effort to study the automotive industry and its role in the American economy before tariffs can be imposed. The Automotive Jobs Act was introduced recently by Representatives Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)

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Aftermarket women gather in New Orleans
March 19, 2019 by Adam Malik

Women in Auto Care held its latest Winter Leadership Conference with 138 attendees. Held over two days at Le Meridien New Orleans, women from across the aftermarket listened to keynote speeches on topics of leadership styles, avoiding burnout, self-coaching and

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Special pricing deadline approaching for ASA Dallas event
March 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Early bird registration deadline is approaching for the Automotive Service Association (ASA) Annual Business Meeting & Conference. The event, to be held April 30-May 2 in the Dallas, Texas area, has special pricing online until March 24. “We created something

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AIA Canada goes to Parliament Hill
March 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

After spending a day with Ontario’s government, the Automotive Industries Association of Canada took to Ottawa. Meetings were held with members of the federal government on Parliament Hill to discuss key issues vital to the automotive aftermarket. A recap of

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AASA, MEMA fight back against law targeting aftermarket parts
March 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

A proposed law to discourage the sale of aftermarket parts is facing backlash from the associations representing the industry. A Nevada bill recently proposed calls on insurers to not use aftermarket parts when repairing physical damage to a motor vehicle

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HD Repair Forum gears up for 2019 event
March 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The second annual Heavy Duty Repair Forum will be held April 2-3. The two-day event takes place in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Hilton Fort Worth.  Topics up for discussion will include: continued increase of OEM repair support; industry economics and trends; commercial vehicle

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MACS board of directors chooses new officers for 2019
March 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has a new set of officers, elected at the society’s recent Training Event and Trade Show in Anaheim, Calif. Andy Fiffick of Rad Air Complete Car Care in Cleveland, Ohio, will serve as

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AIA Canada adds Donnini, Corcelli to ranks
March 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

A pair of automotive aftermarket veterans have joined the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. The group announced that Linda Donnini and Sean Corcelli have been appointed to senior positions with the association. After 15 years with the likes of NAPA