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Auto Sales Lose Steam
September 9, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    The pace of U.S. auto sales decelerated sharply in August, and deliveries fell 4.2% even as car companies ladled out sweeter incentives, the strongest signal yet the industry’s growth streak is losing steam. Monthly sales volumes remain at

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Chemicals & Additives: Be the expert
September 7, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Fluid exchanges are part of the job if your clients are counting on you to keep their vehicles going as long as possible.

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Lumileds named Lordco Auto Parts’ preferred automotive lighting supplier
September 7, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Lumileds, LLC has been selected by Lordco Auto Parts as the preferred supplier of Philips automotive lighting products. Lordco Auto Parts is the largest distributor and retailer of automotive parts and accessories in British Columbia. Philips automotive lighting products will

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Canadian Auto Parts Makers Urge Ottawa To Revamp Funding
September 2, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Canada’s auto parts makers are urging the federal government to change the way it offers financing to car companies, saying the current program does not encourage auto makers to invest in Canada. The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association of Canada

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TALKING TECH: Mapping the Future
September 1, 2016 by Jeff Taylor

Coolant mapping is a new strategy to balance performance and emissions demands as engines continue to evolve.

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Aaron’s Repair Center wins $50,000 Garage Overhaul Sweepstakes
August 31, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Aaron Belanger of Aaron’s Repair Center is the grand prize winner of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s $50,000 Garage Overhaul Sweepstakes. When asked about how he might put the money to work, Aaron didn’t hesitate; he knew exactly how he planned

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Jim Markle joins Lesjöfors Springs America Inc.
August 30, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Jim Markle has joined Lesjöfors Springs America Inc. as vice president of sales & marketing, IAM Division. Markle has many years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. He spent over fifteen years in various positions with RTI Technologies and Mahle

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Management changes at the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF)
August 25, 2016 by CARS Magazine

After serving for three years as director of Collision Programs with responsibility for the management of CCIF, Leanne Jefferies will be leaving AIA Canada at the end of August 2016. As a result of Leanne’s departure, Brigitte Pesant will become

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COMMENT: Raising the car
August 25, 2016 by Peter Carter

Safety should be everyone’s top priority when it comes to the piece of equipment that you trust with your life.

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COMMENT: There’s gold in those tires!
August 23, 2016 by Alan Beech

Shops that are reluctant to get into the tire game need only crunch the numbers to see the opportunities it opens up.

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Mopar Express Lane opens 1,000th U.S. store
August 22, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Mopar Express Lane has celebrated its opening of 1,000 stores across the United States (outside Chicago). There are more than 1,850 Mopar Express Lane dealers globally, including 64 Mopar Express Lane stores in Canada. “Reaching our 1,000th operational Mopar Express

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Samsung Said In Talks to Buy Assets Of Fiat Auto-Parts Unit
August 15, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Samsung Electronics Co. is in advanced talks to buy some or all of the operations of auto-parts maker Magneti Marelli from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, according to people familiar with the matter. Samsung is particularly interested in Magneti Marelli’s lighting, in-car entertainment