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Don Hannah, 86, passes away peacefully
August 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Don Hannah, the aftermarket veteran known for his good humour and generous spirit, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2019. He was 86 years old. Hannah, who thrived in the Canadian refinishing industry and served for many years on the

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Lacombe Auto Service: Our 2019 Shop of the Year
July 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen When we choose the CARS magazine Shop of the Year, we’re looking for businesses that have had some significant change over the last 12 months. We didn’t expect to find shop owners that have engineered a total

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Mitchell 1 names outstanding auto tech student at Calgary conference
July 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Jackson Dietrich from St. Charles, Ill., was named the 2019 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student during the 46th annual North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference in Calgary, Alta. Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one U.S. or Canadian

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Mevotech expands sales team
July 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canadian chassis manufacturer Mevotech has expanded its sales leadership team with the addition of Russ Eggert as director of sales, reporting directly to executive VP of sales and marketing Todd Hack. Eggert is an accomplished sales executive with 20 years of

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Our 2019 Jobber of the Year: It’s all about the customer
July 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Mississauga West branch of Motorcade Industries works from a formula that starts in the company’s head office in North York, Ont.: Take care of the customer!

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Auto Value names new U.S. Tech of the Year
July 22, 2019 by Renee Montague

Auto Value’s U.S. technician of the year has been selected, joining Canadian winner Ryan Booker and Mexican winner Abelardo Portillo Alvarado  as the company’s top technicians in North America. The U.S. winner, Jason Jackson of Automotive Excellence in California, was

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Car giveaway is shop’s thank you to community
July 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A shop owner in Vernon, B.C. plans to give away a 2006 Mazda 3 to a deserving individual in his community. Kevin Crawford, owner of Kiwi Auto, says the donation is a token of his appreciation to the community for

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Continental adds to its training team
July 17, 2019 by Renee Montague

Aftermarket parts provider Continental has named Denzel Lall as sales technical training specialist. Lall will join Continental’s training team and be responsible for the organization, coordination, and execution of presentations and demonstrations for both existing and potential customers in the

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Dayco names new CEO
July 16, 2019 by Renee Montague

Joel E. Wiegert is the new CEO of Dayco LLC. The announcement was made by Stephan Kessel, chairman of the company’s board of managers. Kessel said the board concluded that Wiegert’s leadership skills, and strong track record of success made him

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ATEQ TPMS Tools adds to its bilingual sales and tech support team
July 16, 2019 by Renee Montague

ATEQ TPMS Tools, LC has added  Elliot Morin to the sales and technical support team in its Canadian office.. “Adding Elliot to the team will enhance the level of support for both ATEQ sales and service. Elliot will play a

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Lacombe Auto Service: Our 2019 Shop of the Year
July 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

New owners Elaine and Donnie Lysons have taken a successful shop from old-school to cutting-edge in one calendar year.

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Shop of the Year: Our runners up
July 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

We received dozens of nominations from all parts of Canada for our annual Shop of the Year issue. Congratulations to all the nominees who had such a great story to tell about advancements to their shops over the last year.