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GPC makes top level changes
December 20, 2018 by Adam Malik

Genuine Parts Company has announced new leaders for its auto parts group in the U.S. and its industrial business. Kevin E. Herron has taken over as president of the U.S. Automotive Parts Group while Randall P. Breaux will head up

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AASA announces selection committee for new award
December 20, 2018 by Adam Malik

In an effort to push and recognize collaboration and innovation in the aftermarket, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association has added a new award to honour the best. The AASA Channel Excellence Award will be handed out to suppliers and channel

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Ichan adds Florida repair chain to portfolio
December 20, 2018 by Adam Malik

Ichan Automotive Group – which already owns Pep Boys and AAMCO – has agreed to buy RPM Automotive. With 10 locations in northern Florida, RPM the latest automotive repair and service company to be bought by the company. Ichan now

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New parts from Mevotech announced
December 20, 2018 by Adam Malik

Fifty new parts have been added to the Mevotech catalogue, expanding coverage of the company’s Supreme and TTX: Terran Tough Xtreme brands. Of the additions, 37 parts feature engineered enhancements for added strength and durability. Supreme added 31 new parts

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Coates foundation sets up two new scholarships
December 19, 2018 by Adam Malik

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation has created two scholarships for automotive students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, in the Vancouver area. The True Leadership Award will provide $1,000 to a student in the Automotive Parts, Warehousing, Logistics and Distribution Foundation or

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Princess Auto to set up shop in Quebec
December 19, 2018 by Adam Malik

Family-owned retailer Princess Auto is opening a pair of stores in Quebec. The Winnipeg-based company is slated to unveil the new locations in the fall of 2019 – one store will be located in Saint-Jérôme, near Grand Héron Boulevard while

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Toyota issues recall over airbags
December 18, 2018 by The Canadian Press

Toyota Canada Inc. has issued a recall some older model Toyota and Lexus vehicles because of defective airbag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel at passengers. The company says the vehicles include certain 2003-2004 Corollas, 2002-2003 Sequoias, 2003 Tundras

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Vice grips get new uses in the latest episode of EyeSpy
December 17, 2018 by Adam Malik

There’s an old saying that goes along the lines of, “Anything you need to fix can be done with duct tape or WD-40.” Well, many customers rolling into service and repair shops have added a third – vice grips. In

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Labour shortages to stick around, says study
December 14, 2018 by Adam Malik

Look for younger, less qualified, retired or newcomers, suggests BDC chief economist

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Raybestos adds to coverage
December 13, 2018 by Adam Malik

Caliper coverage has been boosted by Raybestos for its premium Element3 new plated brake calipers and R-Line remanufactured plated calipers. The company announced more part numbers are now available. “We recently added even more caliper part numbers for popular domestic

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E-tailing boom on the horizon
December 12, 2018 by Adam Malik

Jobbers that haven’t moved into the electronic retail space better lace up their boots because it’s expected to take off in the next year. The trend of buying aftermarket products online is increasing at a growth rate of three times

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New wheel sensors from Continental
December 12, 2018 by Adam Malik

Continental has brought in ATE Wheel Speed Sensors that are genuine OE parts. The sensors detect rotational direction for hill start assist and park assist systems, as well as provide wheel speed inputs to ABS, TCS, and ESC control systems.