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S2 Ep12: Rotten Apples or a Rotten Barrel?
January 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

A bad apple can spoil the barrel. But what if the problem is the barrel? Is your business struggling because of your staff (the apples) or your business plan (the barrel)? Bob Greenwood explains in the latest episode of Greenwood’s

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Aftermarket giant Grant McPherson dies
January 9, 2019 by Adam Malik

He was a co-founder of the biggest charity golf tournament in the country. He was also the head of Fram. But, most importantly, Grant McPherson was a friend to many across the automotive aftermarket. He died on Dec. 31, 2018.

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APD training caps off big year
January 9, 2019 by Adam Malik

The training division of Automotive Parts Distributors wrapped up 2018 with three sold-out brake clinics. About 430 students took part in APD’s training in Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon last year. The technical class numbers don’t include the online courses and

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Millions of faulty Takata air bags still on roads
January 9, 2019 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

More than three years after the government took over management of recalls involving dangerous Takata air bag inflators, one third of the recalled inflators still have not been replaced. That’s according to an annual report on the recalls released late

Ford has announced that it has given the green light to produce a 2012 Mustang Boss 302.
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More Ford recalls for faulty air bags
January 7, 2019 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. The move includes over 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. and 149,652 in Canada as part of the largest series

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Fire risk forces recall of 874K Ford pickups
January 7, 2019 by The Associated Press

Ford is recalling more than 874,000 F-Series pickup trucks with engine block heaters in the U.S. and Canada because they can catch fire. The recall covers certain F-150s from the 2015 through 2019 model years, as well as the 2017

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AAE reman steering rack now offered
January 7, 2019 by Adam Malik

CRP Automotive announced the addition of AAE Remanufactured Steering Racks for Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota applications to its offerings. These new items include electronic power steering (EPS) racks for 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2012-2017 Buick Verano (CRP P/N ER1015) and 2011-2014

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VDO Roadlog now compatible with Apple products
January 4, 2019 by Adam Malik

Continental’s VDO RoadLog Office Solo ELD (electronic logging device) software is now compatible with Apple computers and laptops. Customers can now perform USB key synchronization modern Apple devices with macOS Sierra (version 10.12 or higher), Apple Computer’s Mac OSX operating

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New Pentospeed oil for European vehicles
January 4, 2019 by Adam Malik

Three new Pentospeed application specific motor oils are now available from CRP Automotive. The 0W-20 synthetics cover more than three million BMW, Volvo and Volkswagen vehicles: Pentospeed LL-14 – BMW approved for Spec. LL-14; Pentospeed VCC – Volvo approved for

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Seaforth Automotive joins Ideal Supply family
January 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

Ideal Supply has bought fellow NAPA jobber Seaforth Automotive and Industrial Supply. The deal was made in mid-December but announced just after the new year. Seaforth is a NAPA Auto Parts Associate and has been owned by the Wilbee family

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Feeling stressed at work? You’re not alone
January 2, 2019 by Adam Malik

And it’s leading to increased mental health problems, says HR consulting firm

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Dorval Auto Parts brings big money for hospital
December 28, 2018 by Adam Malik

The 11th annual walkathon hosted by Dorval Auto Parts was another big success. The walk, which takes place in early September, raised $72,000 this year – that brings its all-time total to $650,000 for Hope & Cope’s cancer exercise program.