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John MacDonald honoured with AIA’s highest award
May 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Twenty-four years after the late John H. MacDonald received the Canadian automotive aftermarket’s highest award, his son, John MacDonald Jr., has been given the same honour. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada presented its prestigious Distinguished Service Award to John

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Aftermarket challenges ‘daunting’ but not insurmountable, says new AIA chairman
May 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Incoming chairman Jason Best says the accessibility to vehicle repair data remains the highest level of pointed focus within the association.

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AIA’s Manitoba division to hold seminar on ‘Cannabis in the Workplace’
May 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Automotive aftermarketers in the Winnipeg area are invited to attend a “Lunch and Learn” event on June 18. The event, cosponsored by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses and Automotive Industry 0f Canada’s Manitoba division, will discuss Cannabis in the

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ARA event to support diversity in the automotive industry
May 13, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Automotive Retailers Association of British Columbia (ARA) will spotlight diversity and equality in the automotive industry at its “Women in the Automotive and Powersports” industry event June 27. The day-long event is aimed at corporate executives, mid-level administrators, technicians, educators,

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AIA to seek legislated solution to vehicle data issues
May 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Board of directors earmarks $250,000 from the association’s reserve accounts to pay for studies and lobbying efforts.

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Spectra Premium wins gold
May 8, 2019 by Renee Montague

Undercar parts manufacturer Spectra Premium won the top award from the Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) for its web eCatalogue. The Gold Content Excellence Award was presented to Spectra Premium at ACPN’s annual Knowledge Exchange Conference in Tampa, Florida on

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B.C. shops admit to low use of ‘right-to-repair’ website
May 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The CASIS website portal, www.OEMRepairInfo.ca could be better utilized by independent repair shops, an ARA survey found.

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Putting his Best foot forward
May 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

AIA Canada’s incoming chairman wants to see more communication. The addition of service providers to the ranks is the first step.

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Smith to lead technology standards for Auto Care Association
May 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

The U.S.-based Auto Care Association has named Jim Smith as senior director of technology standards and solutions. He’ll also be the new new liaison to the association’s Technology Standards committee. According to the association, Smith’s 35 years of auto care

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Best foot forward: Incoming AIA chairman plans to break barriers
May 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

AIA Canada’s incoming chairman wants to see more communication. The addition of service providers to the ranks is the first step.

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Reman Day educates the public, celebrates an industry
May 2, 2019 by Renee Montague

It was an added bonus to an already exciting day for the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) when the U.S. House of Representatives officially signed a resolution establishing Apr. 11, 2019 as Reman Day. Last year the council organized its first

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More automotive service is being booked online
April 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Data analysts at Frost & Sullivan expect upwards of US$400 million in service work to be booked online worldwide. Europe leads the way in what Frost & Sullivan calls “the Uberization of vehicle services.” There is growing consumer acceptance there