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AAPEX 2019 to host ADAS forum
September 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) will host a three-hour Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Forum to prepare auto repair shops for the opportunities and challenges of servicing modern vehicles. The Forum will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, in

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Daimler backs new at-home maintenance service
August 22, 2019 by Renee Montague

The trend of offering at-home car repair seems to have caught the attention of one of the world’s largest automakers.  Daimler AG is a major investor in a new maintenance service that brings certified technicians to a customer’s door. The

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Women’s Leadership Conference tackles industry issues
August 20, 2019 by Melissa Summerfield

By Melissa Summerfield More than 200 women from across North America converged on Detroit for a Women’s Leadership Conference offering two days of learning, networking, and career development. A combination of general and breakout sessions gave attendees the opportunity to

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Automotive industry veteran launches new sales agency
August 14, 2019 by Renee Montague

After 40 years with the Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. in a variety of key marketing and sales roles, Siggi Tigges has launched a new sales agency called S.A.T. Sales and Consulting LLC.  Tigges served the last 28 years with

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North American Council of Automotive Teachers names Top Educator
August 14, 2019 by Renee Montague

Once a year Mitchell 1 awards one of the nation’s top automotive teachers and this year they recognize Jon Kisby for his commitment to educational excellence in the automotive repair industry. As Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year, Kirby received

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Volvo informs owners about risk of engine fires
July 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

Volvo will be contacting over 507,000 Volvo owners letting them know their vehicles is being recalled due to a risk of engine fire. No injuries nor accidents have been linked to the fault yet, but Volvo said its own investigations

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Auto analysts question the future of Chinese auto sales
July 19, 2019 by Renee Montague

Auto analysts at IHS Markit are questioning the future of Chinese auto sales, given steady declines over the past 12 months. Total light duty vehicle sales in China  were down more than 10 percent over the past 12 months (July

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Conestoga College receives STEM grant
July 9, 2019 by Renee Montague

Kitchener’s Conestoga College is one of the 26 North American colleges to benefit from Denso’s ongoing supporting of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Denso has been awarding grants since 2001. This year’s recipients will share in more than

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Kids help classmate pursue dream of becoming a tech
July 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

A heartwarming story is making the rounds on social media, showing how Polish students helped a one-armed girl pursue her dream of becoming an automotive technician. Nineteen-year-old Kinga Wawro was born without her right forearm. Nevertheless, she was determined to

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Automakers concerned about Canadian support for CaIifornia emissions policy
June 28, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) say siding with California’s vehicle emissions plan could be putting the cart before the horse. The GAC expressed their concern over the recent announcement that Canada has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with California

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KYB meets with senator to discuss industry concerns
June 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

KYB Americas recently hosted U.S. Senator Todd Young at the company’s Franklin, Ind., manufacturing facility. The Senator’s visit included a plant tour, as well as a meeting with KYB executives, in which several issues threatening the industry such as the

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Transport Canada to review GM brake issues
June 25, 2019 by Renee Montague

Following the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s probe in November, Transport Canada has opened a probe into braking issues in nearly 250,000 General Motors full-size pickups and SUVs. Transport Canada’s probe covers 249,700 2015 through 2017 model year