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The unusual places calling jobbers these days
December 3, 2021 by Adam Malik

Desperate times call for desperate measures, it seems. Some jobbers these days are getting regular calls from people they may not usually hear from looking for parts to repair customer vehicles, said industry experts. Namely, their competitors and automotive dealerships.

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Why the automotive industry is a target for cybercrime
December 3, 2021 by Adam Malik

The automotive industry is a top-10 target for ransomware, according to a new study. The rapid adoption of digital technologies has left the industry vulnerable to nefarious digital actors, suggested research from NordLocker, an encrypted cloud firm. Out of 35

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Fleetright expands retail locations
December 3, 2021 by Adam Malik

Navistar announced that its all-makes and models aftermarket truck and bus parts brand Fleetrite truck parts has opened in five new locations, including one in Ontario. The locations are being opened through the International and IC Bus dealer network. The

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What will the new normal of driving look like?
December 2, 2021 by Adam Malik

People’s driving habits have changed over the last 20 months. But will those changes stay? And how much will we go back to the old ways? Jeff Schlitt is the sales engineering director at Arity, analytics company founded by insurance

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The biggest challenges facing suppliers
December 1, 2021 by Adam Malik

Fill rates and following through on promises to customers are the biggest challenges for automotive aftermarket suppliers these days, according to experts from two companies taking part in a webinar. Suppliers are first generally asked two questions by customers, said

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How bad fill rates are these days
November 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

Fill rates have been cut in half thanks to supply chain challenges, according to the head of one of Canada’s largest parts distributors. Speaking virtually during Student Aftermarket Day at Georgian College’s Automotive Business School on Nov. 18, Bestbuy Distributors

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Vast-Auto acquires CAPS
November 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

Canadian Auto Parts Suppliers (CAPS) is being acquired by Vast-Auto Distribution. CAPS has served the Ottawa community as an auto parts wholesaler and retailer for the last 22 years. It was founded by Charles “Chuck” Berthiaume. The deal is expected

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Apple green lights independent repair
November 25, 2021 by Adam Malik

Another major technology player has now seemingly opened up to the concept of ‘right to repair.’ One month after Microsoft announced it would go ahead with plans to allow for the independent repair of its devices, Apple confirmed last week

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What’s driving sales at Uni-Select
November 24, 2021 by Adam Malik

Increased demand and higher prices are what’s behind Uni-Select Inc.’s increase in its third-quarter consolidated sales, the company announced this month. Its consolidated sales were up 7.8 per cent in the last quarter. The company largely credited its performance to

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PartSource retools, looks for growth
November 24, 2021 by Adam Malik

After a few years of undertaking a transformation punctuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, PartSource is looking to enhance its footing in the Canadian automotive aftermarket space. A division of Canadian Tire, one of Canada’s largest companies, has moved much of

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ASW Conversations: A Canadian exclusive with Bill Hanvey
November 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World ASW Conversations: A Canadian exclusive with Bill Hanvey On the latest episode of ASW Conversations, our managing editor Adam Malik had a Canadian exclusive interview with Bill Hanvey at AAPEX earlier this month. Hanvey spoke at length

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Oil cooler leak repair kit from Rein
November 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

CRP Automotive has developed a new service kit designed to perform a complete oil cooler leak repair on popular Mercedes-Benz models that feature an OM642 engine. The Rein Automotive Oil Cooler Replacement Kit features upgraded materials and all the necessary