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OK Tire to open new Newfoundland distribution centre
August 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

OK Tire has announced plans to upgrade and relocate its Newfoundland distribution centre from the town of Clarenville to Mount Pearl. The move is part of a $100 million-dollar Canada-wide expansion plan over the next five years. “The move to

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Estimating labour time on heavy duty engines just got a little easier
August 1, 2019 by Renee Montague

Motor Information Systems has enhanced their estimated work times for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The data is mapped to nine-digit Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS), and adheres to the Auto Care Association’s Aftermarket Catalogue Exchange Standard (ACES), including the Product

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Raybestos adds new technician portal to website
July 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Raybestos has enhanced its website with the addition of the Brake Solutions & Training Online Portal (STOP) for professional repair technicians, according to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI). The password-protected site offers visitors instant access

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Groupe Touchette opens new warehouse in Cambridge
July 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Groupe Touchette, the largest Canadian-owned tire distributor with more than 30 warehouses across Canada, has opened a new distribution centre in Cambridge, Ont. The new distribution centre is ready to serve more than 15 cities in southwestern Ontario, including London,

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CRP wins Business Innovation award at ReMaTec show
July 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

CRP Industries has earned the prestigious Best Reman Business Innovation Award at the ReMaTec trade show, held in Amsterdam in June. The award, which was given during the Remanufacturer of the Year Awards in June 2019, recognizes CRP Industries for

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ZF Aftermarket is turning your pictures into art
July 26, 2019 by Renee Montague

ZF Aftermarket is accepting pictures of automotive aftermarket professionals using ZF branded products to be included in a mosaic photo wall and to win prizes. ZF Aftermarket will showcase the mosaic photo wall comprised of hundreds of photos at the

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Shell launches premium oils for gas-fueled trucks in Canada
July 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

As sponsors of the Professional Bull Riders circuit in Canada (PBR), Shell Lubricants Canada could not have chosen a better venue than this month’s Calgary Stampede to launch its new line of premium oil for gas-engine light trucks. “We’re here

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Castrol signs new deal with Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières
July 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Castrol will be the official and exclusive lubricant of Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R). The new partnership, announced this week, will be effective for the GP3R’s 2019 NASCAR and road course weekend, Aug. 9 to 11. Castrol Canada has

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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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U.S. capitol has highest check-engine repair bills, study finds
July 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

For the second consecutive year, the District of Columbia had the highest check-engine repair bills in the U.S. in 2018, according to a report from diagnostics data company CarMD Corporation. The company’s latest state ranking of check engine light-related car

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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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Distribution Stox acquires additional distribution activities
July 23, 2019 by Renee Montague

Distribution Stox has acquired the distribution activities of Distribution C.P.P (Centre du Pneu Patry) located in Drummondville, Que. Distribution C.P.P mainly distributes tires for automobiles and SUVs in Drummondville and Victoriaville. According to Bruno Leclair, president and CEO of Boucherville,