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New OptiCat CEO named
September 26, 2022 by Adam Malik

David Williams has been appointed CEO of OptiCat/JNPSoft in the United States and Canada. He will succeed Charley Johnson — who was recently awarded the Triangle Award from the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, the group’s highest honour. After 10

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Transit to distribute AmeriBrakes
September 26, 2022 by Adam Malik

Quebec-based Transit will now distribute three brake pad lines from AmeriBrakes. The AmeriPro, AmeriPlatinum and Severe Duty are designed to original equipment requirements. AmeriBrakes, which has been around for more than 75 years manufactures its products in Canada to reduce

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New locks designed for Ford Lighting
September 26, 2022 by Adam Malik

Bolt Locks has introduced a new product line specifically for owners of the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning EV pickup. Its products allow various kinds of locks, including receiver, coupler pin, pad locks and more, to be permanently programmed to operate

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Why it’s time to stop offering ‘good, better best’
September 23, 2022 by Adam Malik

An aftermarket leader explains what jobbers should be carrying on their shelves these days and why

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Newer vehicles better protecting women in crashes
September 23, 2022 by Adam Malik

A new report has found the estimated difference in female fatality risk compared to male fatality risk is significantly reduced in newer vehicles. Female Crash Fatality Risk Relative to Males for Similar Physical Impacts published by the National Highway Traffic

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Now more than ever: Under-promise and over-deliver
September 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

With part shortages causing delays for shops to cycle through customers, be sure to give “silly” extended timelines to your customers, advised a shop coach. Clint White, a service advisor coach & shop consultant with CWI recommended always adding a

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New privacy rules will impact your shop
September 22, 2022 by Andrea Amico

These regulatory changes bring risks, opportunities to vehicle adjusters and repairers

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New heights once again for U.S. car prices
September 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

For the fifth month in a row, new vehicle sales set a new high in the United States. Kelley Blue Book reported the average transaction price in August stayed above the $48,000 mark, coming in at $48,303. That’s a 0.5

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Safer roads through asphalt art
September 21, 2022 by Adam Malik

Road safety was significantly improved following the installation of asphalt art, a recent study has determined. Rather than being a distraction, it significantly reduces crashes and the rate of so-called “conflict” between pedestrians and vehicles, said the Asphalt Art Safety

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Toronto college launches EV program
September 21, 2022 by Adam Malik

George Brown College has launched an Electric Vehicle Technician Certificate Program. It’s a self-paced distance education program — students can learn at their own pace from anywhere. It’s designed for automotive technicians interested in upping technical knowledge to diagnose, service

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How U.S. shops are taking on EVs
September 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

Nearly three quarters of American automotive repair and service shops are servicing hybrid electric vehicles and more than half attribute a portion of the business to battery electric vehicles. AutomotiveResearch.com surveyed 5,000 independent automotive repair shops to gauge service and

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ASW Conversations: Innovating how tires are sold
September 20, 2022 by Adam Malik

Many tire shops don’t want to display tire prices online because of a perception that their competition will undercut them. But, explains George Silagazde, vice president of TireConnect at Bridgestone, that’s the wrong way to go about it. “Statistically speaking,