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B.C. jobber acquired by Uni-Select
April 19, 2024 by Adam Malik

Gilbert Supply Company is now part of Uni-Select, expanding the company’s presence in British Columbia. Started in 1982, Gilbert has expanded to five locations in B.C.’s Okanagan Region with 70 employees, which Uni-Select’s announcement pointed out as “the backbone of

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Suppliers talk challenges at premiere conference
April 19, 2024 by Adam Malik

One of the top conferences for automotive aftermarket professionals tackled key issues ranging from electric vehicles to supply chains to geopolitical to artificial intelligence and more. The MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers annual Vision Conference was held at The Henry in Dearborn,

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How inflation is affecting younger consumers
April 19, 2024 by Adam Malik

In the face of inflationary pressures, Gen Z and younger Millennials are taking proactive steps to maintain financial stability, according to the 2024 Consumer Debt Report from the Credit Counselling Society (CCS). The agency noted that these age groups are

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Price tag continues to hold back potential EV buyers
April 18, 2024 by Adam Malik

Financial barriers continue to play a crucial role in Canadians’ hesitation towards electric vehicle adoption, according to a recent study. The latest findings from the Car Ownership Index by Turo found that one in three (29 per cent) of Canadian

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New program aims to better educate women about auto repair
April 18, 2024 by Adam Malik

A new membership-based platform is looking to change the way women interact with automotive repair services. AutoCate, founded by Stefanie Bruinsma, a University of Waterloo mechanical engineering graduate and mechanic, connects car owners with trusted auto repair experts and educators,

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Meet Ryan Bruno, AIA Canada chair, in this issue of Jobber News
April 17, 2024 by Adam Malik

The latest issue of Jobber News is here and it features Ryan Bruno, the incoming chair of AIA Canada. The feature explores Bruno’s life growing up in the collision sector of the automotive aftermarket and how his journey took him

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From the Magazine: ‘When you’re part of this business, it’s part of you’
April 17, 2024 by Adam Malik

Ryan Bruno has a long family history in this industry. He’s bringing his experiences growing up in the family collision business as well as time spent in other sectors into his role as the incoming chair of AIA Canada

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AIA Canada welcomes new board members
April 17, 2024 by Adam Malik

YPA committee also welcomes new chair, members

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ASW Conversations: Celebrating 50 years of Lordco
April 16, 2024 by Adam Malik

Lordco is marking 50 years in 2024 and the celebrations were highlighted at its annual trade show in Vancouver in April. Join Auto Service World’s conversation with host Adam Malik as he speaks with company president Marlyn Coates, VP of

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The dissatisfactions pushing techs out of the industry
April 16, 2024 by Adam Malik

A recent study conducted by Wrenchway has shed light on a concerning trend within the automotive repair sector: Nearly half of the world’s mechanics are considering abandoning their profession. The primary catalyst for this professional discontent stems from issues related

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Bosch launching EV training tour
April 15, 2024 by Adam Malik

Out of all ASE-certified techs, only 1.4 per cent are also certified in EV repair. This need for safe and hands-on educational resources to ensure shops are ready for the EV transition is the impetus behind a new training tour

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SMP adds trailer accessories under Pollack brand
April 15, 2024 by Adam Malik

Standard Motor Products (SMP) has unveiled a new range of trailer connectors, adapters and accessories under the Pollak brand, catering to light-duty and medium-duty trucks and SUVs for towing purposes. The Trailer Connector lineup is organized into five distinct product