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Uni-Select adds Ontario, Quebec jobbers
June 21, 2024 by Adam Malik

After a couple of acquisitions out west, Uni-Select announced deals in each of Ontario and Quebec. In Toronto, General Auto Parts is one of them. In the community since 1959, it caters its automotive aftermarket parts to retail, wholesale and

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Shad’s raises big money on the links
June 19, 2024 by Adam Malik

Shad’s R&R, the top charity golf event in the Canadian automotive aftermarket, once again drew in hundreds of industry professionals for a day of raising money for charity. Held June 13 at Woodington Lake Golf Club in Tottenham, Ontario, the

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Uni-Select adds another B.C. jobber
June 19, 2024 by Adam Malik

Months after expanding its British Columbia footprint, Uni-Select announced it’s growing even more. The company has acquired Alder Auto Parts, a long-time Uni-Select member. The business has been around since 1978 and currently serves Port Kells and Cloverdale, just outside

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How many continue to experience supply chain issues
June 19, 2024 by Auto Service World Staff

Exporter confidence has increased by nearly five points, according to Export Development Canada (EDC)’s latest biannual Trade Confidence Index (TCI). The TCI rose to 70.1 index points in mid-year 2024, up from 65.7 points at the end of 2023. However,

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Market prices, consumer budgets align closer: Report
June 18, 2024 by Adam Malik

Cars.com has released its second annual Affordability Report, highlighting a more accessible retail environment for car buyers. The 2024 report provides a comprehensive, data-driven analysis of the current market, including consumer buying attitudes, financing trends and detailed vehicle comparisons. According

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Stefen Feder to lead Continental aftermarket
June 17, 2024 by Adam Malik

Continental announced Stefan Feder as its head of automotive aftermarket and original equipment service for North America. With the company since 2004, he’s served in a variety of roles with Continental, Continental Tire, and Continental ContiTech. Feder was most recently

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ZF adds to product line
June 17, 2024 by Adam Malik

ZF Aftermarket introduced 36 new part numbers for various braking, suspension, and transmission components for passenger cars in the U.S. and Canada aftermarket. This launch includes 10 new part numbers for SACHS Continuous Damping Control (CDC) shock absorbers, bringing the

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New air hammer and puller
June 17, 2024 by Adam Malik

A new 3,000 blows per minute (BPM) Bi-Directional Air Hammer/Air Puller Tool has been announced by Milton Industries Specialty Tool Group. The new AirStrike comes equipped with a piston air lock plug. When inserted into the front of the air

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Autel gets Nissan Central Gateway access approval
June 17, 2024 by Adam Malik

Autel has announced that its tablets have been approved for Nissan Central Gateway (CGW) access via AutoAuth, the aftermarket tool OE-authentication service, enabling registered users to access secured systems and perform complete diagnostics on select late-model Nissans. By registering their

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Spicer ReadyShaft adds thousands of new part numbers
June 17, 2024 by Adam Malik

Dana Incorporated expanded its Spicer ReadyShaft driveshaft line, adding over 3,000 new part numbers. This brings the total number of active SKUs in the ReadyShaft program to over 13,000. Each driveshaft is built to order using genuine Spicer components and

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Dealers say they have too many ZEVs
June 14, 2024 by Adam Malik

The Canadian automotive market has grappled with a significant lack of new vehicle inventory since early 2021. While these shortages have largely eased and inventory levels are beginning to normalize, the full story is more nuanced. Specifically, dealers say they

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From the Magazine: Enhancing the overall customer experience
June 14, 2024 by Zakari Krieger

In the automotive parts aftermarket, success hinges on understanding relationships beyond just product knowledge, emphasizing customer health and experience