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Mahle completes integration of Behr Hella Services
May 21, 2019 by Renee Montague

Mahle Aftermarket is officially bringing Behr Hella Services in-house after purchasing the cooling and AC business last summer. According to a press release from Mahle, all Behr Hella Services will be transferred to Mahle starting Jan. 1. The company says

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Aftermarket view on telematics posted on NY Times opinion pages
May 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, wants consumers to know how smart modern vehicles are, and why they need to care about who it’s talking to. In an opinion piece published in the New York Times

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SWiT conference calls in the police
May 17, 2019 by Renee Montague

Canadian women’s hockey star and Vancouver police constable Meghan Agosta will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming Supporting Women in Trades conference (SWiT). The conference, scheduled for June 17 and 18, is organized by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum to address

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Mevotech wins top Bestbuy award
May 16, 2019 by Renee Montague

Mevotech received the 2018 Horace J. Pratt Vendor of the Year Award at the Bestbuy Distributors annual general meeting and gala in Toronto on April 26. Chassis parts manufacturer Mevotech received the company’s top supplier award, received by Ezer Mevorach

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Standard Motor Products celebrates 100 years in business
May 16, 2019 by Renee Montague

Standard Motor Products, known for its wide array of engine management, ignition, exhaust and fuel-system products, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Founded by Elias Fife on April 19, 1919, SMP now employs approximately 4,400 people, generates over $1 billion

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COMMENTARY: Looking for good techs? Try building your own
May 16, 2019 by Marc Sleaford

Guest columnist Marc Sleaford suggest that in these difficult times, you have to hire for attitude, and train for skill.

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The hot topic in training? Getting ready for BEVs and hybrids
May 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Yves Racette, owner of Y. Racette Consulting, was in Toronto on Saturday to give an introductory class on working on battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrids. The class, held at Bento’s Auto and Tire Centre on Dundas Street West, focused mainly

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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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Are you making waiting bearable? ASA wants to know how
May 13, 2019 by Renee Montague

ASA is soliciting photographs of the best waiting areas in the aftermarket. Repair shops in Canada and the U.S. are invited to showcase their waiting rooms for a chance to win bragging rights. “We are always excited when we can

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Niagara College opens pre-apprentice course for aspiring women technicians
May 10, 2019 by Renee Montague

Niagara College has developed a unique pre-apprenticeship program to encourage women in trades. The initiative, designed as a stepping stone to a career in highly skilled trades such as auto repair and service, is open only to women. “We know that

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ASA launches new mobile app
May 10, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Automotive Service Association presented a new app at its Annual Business Meeting and Conference. Among other things, the app, developed by MobileSoft, allows ASA members to access industry news and events, and locate member shops. ASA also announced that

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S3 Ep 2 | Transforming the culture of your business
May 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Are you the architect of your own future? Or are you subject to the whims of change? In this episode of Greenwood’s Garage, management consultant Bob Greenwood offers 10 policies that will radically transform your marketplace, and enhance your bottom