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Registration is now open for MACS 2016 Training Event
September 14, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Registration is now open for the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s 2016 Training Event and Trade Show to take place February 11-13, 2016 at the Caribe Royale all-suite hotel and convention center in Orlando, FL. The 2016 MACS theme

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Tire Country opens two wholesale tire centres in Ontario
September 14, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Tire Country, a Goodyear Wholesale Distributor and wholly-owned subsidiary of Fountain Tire Ltd., has announced the opening of two new wholesale tire centres in Vaughan and London, Ontario. Tire Country’s new wholesale tire centres will offer 57,000 square feet of

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Snap-on adds Quick Tips training videos
September 14, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Snap-on has recently added Quick Tips training videos to its website and YouTube channel to help professional technicians speed up their diagnostic capabilities. The videos, based on real case studies, show how to apply diagnostics to specific vehicles and applications

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Gordon Hensley named Dayco’s senior vice president of RD&E and program management
September 8, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Gordon Hensley has joined Dayco as senior vice president of research, development and engineering (RD&E) and program management. Hensley, possessing the proven ability to build high-performance teams and manage complex relationships with OEMs and supply chains, joins Dayco with more

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BFGoodrich introduces new extended warranty
September 3, 2015 by CARS Magazine

BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires is introducing an extended warranty for its commercial truck tires and casings, effective on claims filed on or after Sept. 1, 2015. Reflecting the brand’s proven performance, the warranty coverage against defects in workmanship and materials

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Uni-Select Announces the Acquisition of Duncan Auto Parts Ltd.
September 2, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Uni-Select Inc. has completed the acquisition, through one of its subsidiaries, of the assets of Duncan Auto Parts Ltd. This acquisition expands Uni-Select’s reach in Pacific Canada. Duncan Auto Parts Ltd., a long-term customer of Uni-Select, has been a well-reputed

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TIA announces 2015 Hall of Fame recipients
September 1, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the names of the 2015 Hall of Fame recipients, including Canadian Paul Hyatt. This year’s honorees are Ross Fischer, the late owner of McCord Auto Supply; Herman “Hy” Freeman, technical services and training manager

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Toyota to buy 13 million air-bag inflators
August 31, 2015 by Allan Janssen

In a bid to reduce its risk from potentially lethal air-bag inflators supplied by Takata Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to buy air-bag inflators from parts maker Nippon Kayaku Co. The Japanese carmaker has asked the second-tier supplier to

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$65K for 65 years! Dennis DesRosiers celebrates his 65th birthday
August 31, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Andrew King from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) has made the following announcement regarding one of Canada’s leading automotive analysts, Dennis DesRosiers, and his 65th birthday: Hello, this is Andrew King, Dennis DesRosiers’ partner at DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC). You may

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Mister Transmission partners with Vast-Auto for expansion into Quebec
August 28, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Mister Transmission is launching an expansion into the Quebec market with plans to open 20 new locations in the next several years. This growth initiative begins with a long-term development agreement with MMO Group, Vast-Auto Distribution’s auto care franchising division

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Trico wins Subaru of America Silver Supplier Excellence Award
August 27, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Trico Products Corporation has received a Silver rating in the Subaru of America Supplier Program. Subaru of America implements an annual supplier rating program to monitor and improve the supplier base in order to maintain the highest quality of products

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ContiTech’s St. Marys plant turns 75
August 27, 2015 by CARS Magazine

ContiTech’s St. Marys, Ohio, plant has celebrated its 75th anniversary. “We are proud to share in this diamond jubilee celebration of a highly versatile and productive facility,” said Jim Hill, ContiTech CEO for the NAFTA Region. “This plant has made