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Australia to move forward with mandatory data-sharing laws
November 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In what is being described as a victory for independent vehicle repairers, the Australian government has announced it will push ahead with mandatory data-sharing laws. The independent aftermarket has waged a 12-year battle for the key to a bigger share

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SEMA sues U.S. government over Replica Car Law
October 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has filed a petition in federal appellate court to require the government to allow replica car manufacturers to immediately begin production. Under a 2015 law—the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)—low volume

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MEMA joins call for speedy passage of USMCA
October 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) joined over 400 other organizations and businesses in signing a letter to the U.S. Congress urging an autumn passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The National Association of Manufacturers delivered the letter

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Spectra Premium improves data coverage for Mexican market
October 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Spectra Premium, a privately held manufacturer of automotive parts based in Boucherville, Que., has made an investment in improved radiator coverage for the Mexican market. The Canadian company says it has invested to improve its data coverage for the Mexican

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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