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Dodge Darts recalled over rollaway risk
April 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly. The recall covers Dodge Dart compact cars from 2013 through 2016 with six-speed automatic transmissions. The company says

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Continental enhances support for ContiLifeCycle with new hire
April 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

John Cox joined Continental to enhance process technologies for its ContiLifeCycle retread partners worldwide in the newly-created position of global technical services. “We are partnering with our retread shops around the world to maximize productivity and quality and to drive

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Elgin gets top marks from General Motors
April 18, 2019 by Adam Malik

Engine and chassis components maker Elgin Industries earned Platinum Supplier status from the General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales organization. It’s GM’s top supplier award, given to manufacturers that have maintained 100 per cent on-time delivery over the course of

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Five ways to spot a fake part
April 17, 2019 by Adam Malik

The team at GMB North America is trying to help cut down on counterfeit products. The company created an infographic and provided the following tips to help keep inferior aftermarket parts out of a retailer’s inventory and prevent them from

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OCOT eliminates most fees, reduces the rest… and stops collecting
April 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Ontario College of Trades fee for automotive service technicians is cut in half, and collections are suspended until new rates can be implemented.

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Being a professional: New season of Greenwood’s Garage kicks off
April 16, 2019 by Adam Malik

Think you know all there is to know about the automotive repair and service world? Bob Greenwood would argue that’s a dangerous position to take in the modern automotive aftermarket. Know-it-alls are people who have stopped learning. These days you

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Mahle moving Service Solutions production
April 16, 2019 by Adam Malik

In an effort to spur development of next-gen repair shops and diagnostic equipment, Mahle Service Solutions is partnering with the company’s Engine Components business and moving production from York, Pa., to a shared facility in St. Johns, Mich. Mahle said

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S3 Ep 1: How to be Professional
April 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

Being a professional is much more than knowing your stuff. It’s expanding your knowledge, attending courses, interacting with industry people and more. Being a know-it-all doesn’t help anyone, especially your business. “The fact is, when they conclude that they know

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Mazda 3s recalled due to failing wipers
April 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

Mazda is recalling more than 200,000 Mazda 3 compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the windshield wipers can fail. The company says in documents posted Saturday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the recall covers cars

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Ford recalls pickups to fix engine heater cables … again
April 15, 2019 by The Canadian Press

Ford is recalling 327,000 F-Series pickup trucks in North America for a second time to fix problems with engine block heater cables that can cause fires. In December the company recalled 874,000 trucks because water and contaminants can get into

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Tariff waffling hurting suppliers, Vision Conference hears
April 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

End the guessing game and bring back certainty, panel says

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Denso pumping more money into electrification
April 11, 2019 by Adam Malik

Denso is making an aggressive push towards the development and production of electrified automotive products, systems and technologies. The mobility supplier announced an investment of US$1.6 billion over the next three years to boost its performance in the space as