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New ASE dashboard helps techs schedule certification tests
August 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) says everything service technicians need to schedule and maintain their ASE certifications will be available on the new “myASE portal” dashboard. The enhanced site will streamline the registration process as well as make

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ASW Conversation: David Lawes on B.C.’s ‘Ken the Mechanic’
August 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

   David Lawes, CEO of the B.C. Used Oil Management Association, talks about an innovative series of videos featuring a hilarious technician named “Ken the Mechanic” who discusses the recyclability of motor oil. The videos make the point that

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Federal government extends CERB, revises E.I. program
August 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

As the economy begins to re-open, the federal government has announced new financial supports for workers affected by COVID-19. The $2,000/month Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended to Sept. 27. To date, the CERB has paid out more

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ASW Conversation: J.F. Champagne on the mandatory certification of shops
August 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Further Reading: AIA optimistic about mandatory certification of shops AIA Canada is working with industry to convince the Ontario government that mandating the certification of collision shops will help reduce the hight cost of insurance in that province. If the

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Over 900 instructors attend ASE virtual training
August 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Covid-19 did not hamper the Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) annual conference for motive-power instructors. More than 1000 instructors from across North America registered for a virtual version of the instructor conference, and over 900 instructors participated in one

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Registration open for AIA / NASTF webinar
August 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto service providers are encouraged to register and submit questions for a joint webinar hosted by AIA Canada and the U.S.-based National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF). The information session on Aug. 19 will discuss securing better aftermarket access to OE

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TIA shifts centennial celebrations to 2021
August 11, 2020 by Allan Janssen

It was 100 years in the making… what’s one more for a proper celebration? The Tire Industry Association has decided to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. “While this was not the original intention, we are fortunate and excited to

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SEMA canceled, AAPEX to be a virtual event
August 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Despite Herculean efforts to proceed with Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas this fall, uncertainty surrounding public gatherings has forced the cancelation of the industry’s two biggest trade shows. The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Show (SEMA) and the Automotive Aftermarket

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AIA optimistic about mandatory shop certification in Ontario
August 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Association sees ‘promising signs’ for certification of Ontario collision shops on horizon.

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AASA Tech Conference scheduled for Sept. 28-30
August 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will hold its annual Technology Conference Sept. 28 through 30. The virtual gathering will explore the latest developments in aftermarket technology. Designed to keep industry players up to date on the latest trends, the

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AIA to partner with NASTF on campaign for service info
July 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

AIA Canada and the U.S.-based National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will hold a joint webinar on Aug. 19 to discuss securing better aftermarket access to OE repair information The ultimate aim is to ensure that all automotive service providers

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ASW Conversation: Ray Proulx on how you can help High Fives For Kids
July 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 019 Ray Proulx on how you can help High Fives for Kids   Ray Proulx is chairman of the High Five for Kids Foundation, a charitable arm of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. During Covid-19,